Monday, October 31, 2005

Zero Birthday

Here's Noah's Zero Birthday Cake ; ) He doesn't look so happy about it does he?

And for my knitting birthday (no cake for me) I bought the yarn harlot's 2nd book... my friend Barb refuses to call Stephanie the Yarn Harlot - she just says that yarn lady.... she's not a knitter and doesn't understand that it's okay to call her a harlot - she's actually a self-titled harlot.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Today I am 1!

birthday cake
Originally uploaded by KellyKnits.
Today is my 1st knitting birthday : ) I expect gifts! Money for my own sheep would be nice too ; ) Yarn is good... needles...anything at all

Thursday, October 27, 2005


Isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen?
Don't you think I should have one? Christmas is coming...
here's the website: Keep in mind you have to buy 2 or 3 or they get lonely....
I wonder if you can have sheep in Vernon Hills?

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


I made a little mitten to test felting out - I hand felted it while watching Little House on the Prairie - boy is my life exciting.

Before Felting:

Please notice I did the decreases in the wrong place and it makes the thumb funny...oops...

After Felting:

And the thumb may be a little larger than it should be - you can't tell how the decreases are in the wrong spot though.

So I beat my anniversary date - My 1 year knitting birthday is the 28th and I wanted to felt something before then so I may have cheated a little and done something little for the felting. So I've learned to knit, purl, increase, decrease, knit in the round on circulars, 2 circulars, and dpns, felt, knit lace, intarsia and fair isle... we'll see what's ahead for year 2.

Monday, October 24, 2005


Arrived Thursday, October 20th... here's a pic from Saturday with the hat I made him...

Friday, October 21, 2005


Originally uploaded by KellyKnits.
Here's a picture of my large yarntainer and some of the balls I've wound up with the ball winder.
I've also started to panic about my christmas projects I have only finished one...4 more to go... I think maybe this will help me stop avoiding the projects I should be doing for the ones that are more fun!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

A new movie for Mel?

Separated at birth? No disrespect to Mel seen with Vincente Fox after donating a $1 million for hurrican relief but what's with the beard?


Okay so here's my first shot at lace. It's supposed to be Branching out from we'll see if it turns out to be a little something different. The first repeat is slightly askew. I'm sure it will block out fine...or no one will notice it being off center because the rest is so perfect... Yep pretty sure that will happen. The yarn is Kid-Soft by GGH.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Sock Model

Here's Jonah modelling his socks : ) His mother Samantha is holding him for maximum sock exposure.

Friday, October 14, 2005

what kind of sock are you?

Ankle sock
You would have been a pair of ankle socks in any
colour, maybe with a little picture or some
stripes or something to add a little variation.

What type of sock are you?
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Drop Stitch Scarf


with stitches dropped

it's fun and a littel scary to drop the stitches on purpose... it almost looks ribbed.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Hair Cut Results

Originally uploaded by KellyKnits.

Here's the before picture : )

And after... the ponytail was about 11 inches long...

Monday, October 10, 2005

Monday - Hair Cut Day

Okay so I'm finally getting my hair cut today for locks of love - I am so nervous I could throw up... I don't know what my problem is - I don't like my hair long I want it short and yet I can barely sit still... I will post before and after shots tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

A whole pair

A whole pair
Originally uploaded by KellyKnits.
Here are Jonah's socks finally done. Let's just hope they fit. Now I only have 2 projects on the needles. I have to start the Christmas projects I've been avoiding soon...

Monday, October 03, 2005

The Yarn Harlot

In Chicago (finally) on Saturday October 1st at Arcadia Knitting...
Here we are together with our socks. I am the biggest nerd alive.
I really wanted to bring her a treat because I find her so entertaining so I went and bought her Wasabi peas. However once I was halfway there and reached into the bag to get my own candy out I realized there was a problem...

Yes that's right a big slit in the bag... so Stephanie got no Wasabi peas.