Thursday, August 30, 2007

Buttafly is done!

I'm so happy to be done with this project and just sit back and marvel at it.
You can check out the FO on my website.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Buttafly almost done! Yeehhh

Finally done knitting and seaming. I'm currently crocheting the straps. I will then steam and I will be DONE! Yesterday I was out shopping with the offsprings and found the perfect handbag to match my Buttafly! Boy am I excited now. Hopefully I can post pics later today of the FO.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

6 Row Cables

Hi Sheila,

You need to knit four or six rows between each cable row. This is an example of six rows between each cable row. I tried to explain in comments, but I find it difficult to describe knitting steps without a lot of words and space :D

(back of Karabella Traveling Cable Sweater)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Crochet ... i hate thee

ok i'm trying to teach myself to crochet... its not going so well. i think the crochet hook dislikes me. or i just do it to tight. but i realize now why i hate picking up stitches. and now i'm mad that crochet feels like i'm picking up stitches... what to do!!!


Ok, I purchased a dvd on knitting cables, but became lost in the sauce b/c the instructor shows just one row of it. I have referred to online tutorials and sign-off feeling DUH!!!. Maybe its me. Ok. the cable I'm trying to do is a 6-st RC and 6-st LC.

6-sts RC - Slip 3 sts to cn and hold to back, k3, k3 from cn;

6-sts RC - Slip 3 sts to cn and hold to front, k3, k3 from cn;

my question is do I cable every other row or every row.


Saturday, August 25, 2007

My Tee

Click here for details

NC Ebony Elite Meet Up - Labor Day Weekend (Saturday Sept 1st)

~ I posted this in our yahoo e-group & Ravelry ~

Hey E.E. Ladies!!

I have noticed quite a few of us in our group that is in North Carolina in the Raleigh/Greensboro/Charlotte area.

And thought it would be great to try and do a "NC Meet-Up" with the Ebony Elite sistahs!! :oD

Ever since I visited Raleigh last weekend and drove thru Greensboro wishing I had more time to stop there to check out their LYS I have been wanting to go back.

How about a meet-up there at one of their local yarn shops and possibly hop around from yarn shop to yarn shop! (from my understanding there are 3 of them - from Ms. Toni a.k.a. ttdcreations)

So enough of the talking WHO can meet up NEXT Saturday, September 1st in Greensboro?? :o)

Friday, August 24, 2007

O.K. In the Daytime Too

My last summer tank.

This Lace Nightie has way too much potential to be locked in the bedroom. Details here.

Hey Ya'll

I am Toni from Greensboro, NC by way of Oakland, CA. I knit, Hand and Machine and Crochet. You ladies are inspiring I am tempted to make some sweaters for myself like you guys. But I have to take baby steps. Here is what i have just began. A fat botom bag. I trying to make it big so i am using rug yarn and a K size hook. like this one but for hers I need 3 skiens of Wool ease Thick and quick and size N hook. I want to make this a stylish baby bag. My only thing is what color!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lacy Little Number

Just wanted to drop in on the group and show what I've been up to. This will probably be my only summer knit this year, but what a way to go out! So far I'm loving this project and I'm almost done with the second piece. Just trying to think of a suitable edging for the top portion. (wheels turning)

But then again, we already knew this!

I think this applies to all crafts. Knitting and crochet has definately helped me destress and get through some of the most challenging times in my life. In fact, I have done the most knitting and crocheting that I have ever done in the last 2 years, the most stressfull 2 years that I have experienced. So, this article rings very true for me.

Benefits of Knitting and Crochet.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

back from vacation

I will be posting re my progress on my projects soon. I did not get a lot done while I was in Chicago, there was just so much to do and see! But I did learn something incredible about my family! Check out my blog for an interesting story and check back re my knitting progress!


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

i just designed my first afghan square!

This is a "Block O" which is The Ohio State University's logo (I work there). I've been itching to design this for quite some time, but just now got around to doing it. In a moment of high procrastination, I took time to chart the design and crochet it :-) I am going to make a bunch of these squares in scarlet and gray, and then stitch them together into an afghan. I plan to keep the first one for myself, and then make others to sell and/or donate. I am SOOO excited about this and I just had to share with y'all!


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Too Hot for Work?

Well, it's too late now. Don't worry, I wore a jacket all day because of the chilly AC, so it was only about half as sizzling as it really is.

Also, my first lace shawl.

See the details here.

Monday, August 13, 2007

baby bibs

heres just some bibs that i have done for my dad's wifes grandbaby. now i have started the Summertime Tunic... yea i know i'm late as all get out but hey i can where it around the house this winter.

varigated Sugar n Cream. with a square & snake polymer clay button that i made

Blue & Brown Peaches n Cream with a little doggie button clay also.

Blue sailboat with a (somewhat) turtle button
Green little feet with a little feet button

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ballet Tee (Modified)

Ballet T by Loop-d-loop is complete. Its a versatile piece and makes a perfect addition to my wardrobe. I love the clean lines and simple shaping and perfect for a novice knitter. I'm looking to do another one or two in a camisole and/or long sleeve version. I must admit I was unable to grasp the top-down method and opted to work the pattern bottom-up with modifications, such as crocheting the sleeves & bottom band in the terracotta yarn that I had left over from making a knitting bag. End result... totally love it. Thanks Adrienne

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Clapotis and Spa Set

Pattern: Knitty's Clapotis
Yarn Used: Lorna Lace Lions & Lamb (4 skeins)

Pattern: Spa Set: Large Washcloth, Eyemask & Soapbag (can't remember the magazine, will upload later on my blog.
Yarn: Rowan DK Handknit 100% Cotton
Color: Bright as Hell Orange (Spoilee liked orange and I didn't want to do normal white or beige)

Will I knit these two again?
Clapotis - definitely, it is my 3rd one and it is easy, as long as you can yo, ktbl, ssk and drop a stitch. I didn't know how to do any of this until I knit the first one and I did that one in a week and a half.
Spa Set - my first for all knit pieces, washcloth and knitting an i-cord. I think I will definitely do the washcloth and the soapbag and maybe the booties (I didn't knit that yet).

Until the next time I have a FO (3 years from now)!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Zimmerman Baby Cardigan

I just finished the hat to go with this sweet little cardigan. It is in the Knitter's Almanac or in a Vogue from the early 90's. The hat I am proud to say I designed myself. Judy

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Hey Guys,

I have a pattern in the August Issue of MagKnits called "Jenora". I hope you like it.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Pretty in Pink

Finally an FO!
Maybe I can finish my other projects now!!!

It was an easy knitted project!

Come on over to Knitting in the Queen City for details


Sort of an FO

I knitted a lot in July but did not get as much done as I wanted to do. Here is my summer tank:

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It still needs to be blocked.

Check out my other projects here

Kim's Blog.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sugar 'N Spice

I forgot to post my lastest F.O. here. For those who haven't seen it yet on my blog.
Click Here for ~ Project Details ~

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Summertime Tunic Repeat

After completing the first one I had to have another Summertime Tunics, they're perfect for casual wear.

Friday, August 3, 2007

The votes are in and the second Angela Davis pic one. But I found this other Foxxy pic and now I ask again, which one would you pic? Please let me know on my blog.

Thanks, Karine

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


I am happy to report that I FINALLY finished knitting this tank top I designed. I really enjoyed working on this (um, when I wasn't making mistakes). I'm over at Nik's Knits