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Hand-Quilting…

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So I knitted up a baby blanket for my friend..decided to add some batting and fabric…

Got ready to sit at the sewing machine and my dogs pull it straight off the top of the table… effectively breakin it.

Now I have to do it by hand and my stitches are far from even…

I hope this turns out well

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Written by Moi

September 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Posted in Goals, sewing

Maikell Shawl

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So I started the shawl early August and try to set aside about an hour or so a day and have been doing really well with it I think.  My first attempts weren’t very good with Nupps so on this particular project I am substituting with 6/6 black seed beads and I am loving what is going on with them! I took pictures and will certainly be posting them at the bottom of this entry.

Who am I making it for?  Well, I intended on gifting it to my sister-in-law for either her birthday or Christmas (depending of course on when I finish it), but I may end up keeping it for myself LOL.

I am using Castle Fibers SCAB lace-weight which is 50%silk and 50% Merino Wool:

SCAB Lace-weight

SCAB Lace-weight

And here are a couple of  pictures of where I am at:

A repeat and a half

A repeat and a half

Beads instead of Nupps

Beads instead of Nupps

Written by Moi

September 11, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Take a Look Sock Knitters/Crocheters!

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I don’t know if many of you know but we (my husband and myself) are infertile.  I am beginning treatments and hopefully that will allow us to become parents.

There is a new element in my side bar and I’d love for you guys to consider donating to.  The site provides fun socks to infertile women who spend an un-godly amount of time with their legs in the stirrups.

Please.

Infertility awareness week is coming up (beginning April 25th) and this would be a great way to be involved, especially to you all who love to knit/crochet socks!

Thanks 🙂

Written by Moi

April 14, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

My Knitting Hates Me

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I have been trying these last couple of days… I was soooo excited with my crochet project gettin finished.

For whatever reason knitting is giving me some major headaches.  Which makes the computer hate me and the television.

I must say though that reading is ok…I’ve read five books this week.

At this rate rather than finishing my UFO’s  before the Husband gets home I’ll have read 29 books instead.  Im glad the library is just down the street

Written by Moi

April 4, 2009 at 4:00 am

Posted in Knitting, Shameful

OHH The Things You Can Get Done

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Today was the first day that I didn’t have to go to a doctor’s appointment or run around getting my hubby set for training next month (which he left for this morning).

I decided that I wouldn’t spend it all day online (Sorry fellow BunkerBabes- I promise to catch up!!) so I actually FINISHED my doily!  Woo hoo…

I was so amped that I broke out my Crown Prince (Estonian Lace Pattern thanks to Nancy Bush) and cranked out a couple of inches!  That is a heck of a lot more than has been done over the last three months- thats for sure!

I think I know where my camera is though I am not going to go crazy lookin for it until maybe tomorrow.

Progress is always loads of fun! And I have 26 days Hubby free to get as many of these projects still unfinished moved over into the finished column.

I saw where someone had a project percentage tracker in their sidebar—

if that was you- could ya let me know how to set that up- PRETTY PLEASE

Written by Moi

March 31, 2009 at 3:17 am

Gettin My Mojo Back

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I must say that since the great purge of 09 I haven’t picked up a hook or needles.  I am not sure why I’ve had this block since it isn’t like I got into knitting, crochet etc because of that place.

I am going to make a conscious effort over the coming weeks to complete some of these projects.

Im writing it here, for all to see… so that I am kinda accountable.

Much Yarn Love to you, Dear Reader

Written by Moi

March 29, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Posted in Crochet, Goals, Knitting

For Posterity

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Well, seems as though I am not getting back on Ravelry.  I never once flagged a post so that can’t cause a disruption.  I rarely left my few groups to troll groups I had no business in because I didn’t feel the need to correct or voice an opinion when I wasn’t even a member.  Sure, I followed links but not only from Bunkerboard.  I doubt that caused any kind of disturbance.  I find it interesting that Casey is making available now some of the features we’d been asking for during the election. Blah blah blah, yes he appears to be busy but I personally think that his project priorities are out of order.  The ability to ignore a member should have been apart of one of the first things coded.

Anyway- To show that I did nothing wrong (except apparently to demand this so called evidence- which shouldn’t be a problem if he had any evidence begin with) I will be posting the back and forth between Casey and myself prior to the great ban.  I also will include post ban correspondence with Craig-sey.  I hope that it will open the eyes of some people but even if it doesn’t – well that is just too bad.

This post will be long and not only will I post emails, I will post my final thoughts about Ravelry and then that will be the last I say on the subject.


26 Febuary- I emailed Casey for the first time ever.  I had an issue where I thought that he was being unprofessional in the handling of a situation.  The back and forth was courteous on both ends.

I was going to cut and paste but that required too much reformatting- so I decided to screen cap it.  There are over 20 emails to get through just about the banning and about 6-9 just correspondence with Casey.  I left the date and time so that you can all see the progression and what I have highlighted are some interesting statements that I feel should be looked at more closely- especially when Casey not only encourages flagging posts but that he knew it wasn’t the Bunker that was causing the problems but were on the receiving end of straight out harassment.

Ravelry claims that all is open on the site and nothing is to be behind closed doors.  So because I was denied the ability to know what it is I did wrong I feel as though I must put forth all correspondence (which isn’t  a lot for being a contributing member for a year and a half) so that others can see that I did nothing to warrant the actions taken- transparency is my aim. So here we go:

Casey Email

Casey Email

Casey Email

Casey Email

Casey Email

Casey Email

Casey Email

The Banning Correspondence:

Ban

Ban

Ban

Ban

Ban

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Ban

Ban

Ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

ban

Thats the end of the correspondence.  Now, I am ok with not being on Ravelry.  It is probably a good thing since now I can focus on my craft as well as other things that will reward my input far more than the kind of website  Ravelry is under the surface.  I wasn’t angry- I just wanted to know what it was that I supposedly did. The question was ignored, glossed over and overlooked.  I didn’t appreciate that a so called lawyer would send snippy replies and never provided his quaifications.  I have NEVER known a lawyer (or any other profession that requires so much schooling) to be shy about sharing qualifications, much less out right refuse to give them.  To each his own- in this case Casey and Co with Ravelry.

If you made it this far I commend you!  I know it was long and you should totally go get yourself a treat as a reward!

Written by Moi

March 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm