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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Busy Busy Busy





Well I have been very busy lately. Let's see so far I have designed and finished several toys for friends children.


The first one was Godzilla the Koi Fish - he is fashioned after my largest koi fish


Then I worked on Sam the Snuggly Rabbit - he is made for a friends co-worker's baby soon to be born.


Next came Izzy the Lizzy who at the moment is waiting for the perfect family. He was my mother's idea and I like how he came out.


Now I need to figure out what next to do????? HMMM> I am working on a leaf cardigan and also a baby doll short sleeved sweater. I should work on them but the excitement of the new design is just soooo tempting.


If any of these patterns look interesting or something you may want to go check them out at http://www.brightcraft.etsy.com/. They are all for sale as well as other patterns that either myself or my mother has done.... In the meantime stay tuned to what I may decide to work on next!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Finished ModaDea - Bamboo Wool Cardigan




This sweater is DONE!!!!


Yaaaay


Now onto the cotton, lacey and cool tank. I have already created the lace pattern but, we will have to see how it works on with the yarn. This time I have selected Nashua Creative Focus DK cotton. It is a really pretty purple color 165. I can't wait to get started so I am going to be short tonight as my mini vaca is over and I am back to work tomorrow.


My knitting budy at work will be waiting for me so I am going to bring my cardigan to show her. I posted a few photos for you to see - If you would like the pattern please visit http://www.brightcraft.etsy.com/ and you can purchase it. There are quite a few other knitting patterns there as well.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Who needs sleeves




Today I have completed tons of work and even convinced my kids to help clean the house. It was a great productive day. I have only the sleeves left to finish on the sweater it is looking really good. I have to find the perfect tie. I want something tiny with tassles I think. And then I need to write up the pattern and finalize it. I can't wait to see if anyone likes it. I love the yarn. It is extremley soft and hopefully will wear well.




I think the next project I will be working on will be something cotton somthing lacy and something I can wear in this 80 degree weather we seem to be having. I have some ideas in mind but I will have to get out the graph paper and see what I can come up with.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Bamboo design




Here is what I came up with - after taking it out only 3 times -




I have two cables and a lace chain going down the two fronts of the cardigan. I am hoping to end it with a tie and tassle type look. The yarn is really great. I did knit a sweater from 100% bamboo and it is a bit slippery. This is a blend so the feel is really soft and it looks like it might have more staying power. The moda dea product also has quite a bit in the skein which adds to the greatness of it. I have almost completed the body of the sweater and have only gone through 2 skeins.




In part of the pattern I am going to use a chart to explain the stitches rather than writing them all out. I am hoping this will be acceptable. I find charts to be easier sometimes because I like to knit on the train. The train does not offer lots of space to unfold huge patterns and so a chart can be a lot easier.




Saturday, July 5, 2008

what to do????

Here I sit with 6 skeins of bamboo - oh what to do????

I would like to create a top down cardigan with lace and cables. SO I have to get out my calculator and start to figure. Hmm. It is a great color green and I want somthing earthy. A truly perfect project for fall but, I am now in summer and the yarn is soooo soft.

I guess I should go and get dressed..... then start to create......

What I will ponder while showering -
  1. what needle size
  2. double yarn or single
  3. Lace all or part
  4. cable difficult or am I feeling a bit easy
  5. How fast do I want this baby done

Let's see I have completed lot's of lace -which I truly enjoy. Cables are a bit hard for me - the sts always seem to slip from the needle.

What to do?