Monday, June 22, 2009

The Mittens are coming!!!

Remember the great hat adventures? I believe I am entering into their mitten counterpart. This time though not for charity but for Christmas. Meet the first arrival, mittens for a Christmas Eve birthday of an Irish girl.
I am becoming hopelessly addicted to Fair Isle, plus it makes the projects so much warmer and cozier. Not to mention you get a lot more attention and comments from strangers when you're working with two colors.
Next up will be my own mittens which I designed, Hooray! The mittens are coming the mittens are coming...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Apartment Decorating Time

My partner and I finally found a new apartment for the fall. While he is now relaxing until moving time, thinking our work is done. I'm thinking about all those hardwood floors and what I'm going to have to do to keep our feet warm. Enter the knit rug!

While I haven't started any projects yet I've been scoping out options. I'm thinking of doing recycled t-shirt rag rugs for high use areas like the bathroom and the kitchen so that they'll be machine washable. For the bedroom, living room and odd little study room I can't wait to get my hands on some extra bulky yarn and a huge pair of needles. Nothing as big as this though! Warm feet will be mine!!!