Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I sold all of my bowls for "movie lovers" (they are made out of the ticket rolls and filled with candy and popcorn.) And i sold a pack of firefighter cards and some chocolate coated candy canes. Not too bad, but definitely would try another venue before throwing in the towel to this idea ever again.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
We'll see how it goes...i really hope the photo cards do well, cause that's really i have time for right now. The peppermint soap turned out all wrong (Martha needs to tweak her instructions in her holiday mag or i just need to come to the realisation that i could never work for Martha-hee hee), so i ended up melting most of it back down and shaping it into heart molds. "Lumps of Love" i call them, as an alternative to "Lumps of coal". ;o)
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
This year, i would really like to focus on homemaking. Some of the old fashioned kind with new era ideas. Just to help bless my family and find peace in the responsibility that i have accepted.
And, since i manage two blogs (one, for the family about family and this one for the average everyday interests of mine) it might be a little hit or miss, but i hope to create something that might inspire others or at least bring a smile.
Monday, January 14, 2008
I had found frustration, also, in the lack of a decent bear patterned dc that wasn't a teddy bear or wasn't free. Here is my contribution to the free pattern effort: a dc inspired by my daughter's love of the polar bear.
And since i am trying to revolt against the Made In (fill in the blank with country other than US)
Come and knit along with me, the best bear dishcloth is yet to be.
Cast on 42
rows 1 - 5: knit across
6 and all other even numbered rows: K4, P34, K4
7 K across
9: K11, P6, K9, P7, K9
11: K11, P7, K8, P8, K8
13: K12, P7, K8, P8, K8
15: K12, P6, K9, P7, K8
17: K13, P5, K10, P7, K7
19: K13, P5, K7, P2, K1, P7, K7
21: K13, P5, K6, P2, K1, P8, K7
23: K13, P6, K5, P1, K1, P9, K7
25: K13, P6, K5, P1, K1, P9, K7
27: K13, P6, K4, P2, K1, P10, K6
29: K6, P2, K4, P13, K1, P10, K6
31: K5, P1, K1, P2, K3 , P13, K1, P10, K6
33: K5, P5, K2, P13, K1, P10, K6
35: K5, P20, K1, P10, K6
37: K5, P20 , K1, P10, K6
39: K5, P21, K1, P9, K6
41: K5, P22, K1, P8, K6
43: K5, P2, K1, P19, K1, P8, K6
45: K5, P23, K1, P7,K6
47: K5, P24, K1, P7, K5
49: K5, P4, K1, P20, K1, P6, K5
51: K5, P3, K2, P27, K5
53: K6, P30, K6
55: K6, P30, K6
57: K7, P29, K6
59: K7, P28, K7
61: K8, P27, K7
63: K8, P26, K8
65: K9, P25, K8
67: K10, P23, K9
69: K12, P20, K10
71: K across
73-77: knit across
this is going to knit up a little bigger than your average dishcloth because this is my first time designing something and i made a few mistakes while teaching myself the designing process. ;o)
couple things i learned i'd like to share with someone incase they are going to start designing their dream dishcloth of a wooly mammoth (or something like that):
1. before drawing your design on your graph chart, make sure you mark out your borders you want (if you want a specific size dc) as then you will know the EXACT space you'll have to work with.
2. next time i think i would try to design the outline of the object first, write down the coordinates, then fill in the object and write the coordinates--then you'd have a "two fer" for all your hard work!! :o)
I'll post a picture as soon as i get my cloth finished. If you use this pattern, please use it only for the purposes intended--for making yourself a nice bear cloth from a free pattern and not for submitting to a publication. Thanks!