The Crafty Side of Life

This is for all things crafty. Knitting, needlepoint, crochet.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stolen from T Squared
Stolen from TwistedTexan:
Mark with bold the things you have knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Hats: Top-down
Hats: Cuff-up
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn
Graffiti knitting (You’ve been C.L.O.K.ed!)
Continental knitting
Combination knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Participate in an exchange
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting
Knitting to make money (I wish!)
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dyeing with plant colors
Dyeing spinning fiber
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
Knitted flowers
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Free-form knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public (Every Monday night, yo!)


So what have you knit??


Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Merry Xmas all.

OK I did actually finish an item so here it is. It went into a gift for a Salvation Army Forgotten Senior that I adopted. It started out as a simple scarf and morphed into a Keyhole Scarf. It was fun!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Stuff From the KGW
When we were in Galveston we went to the one store on the island that had yarn and a TOOOON of other cool stuff. I happened to pick up some yarn...

It's "Sassy Stripes" superwash from Cascade Yarns in shade 718 (heh) I call it Gryffindor!

I also pick these up... (Well only one is shown but I got 2)

Just what is this? Why it is a devil pirate duck pencil topper!

You may ask yourself "Why would Kim get one nay two of these?" Well... thanks for asking! Here is why...

Still Confuzzled?

Perhaps this will help!

Still confused?

DPN Holders!

Yay they work!

Knittas Gone Wild!!!
Monday a whole gaggle of gals (and one lil guy) from Clack went to Galveston for a play day! And boy did we...

Knittas gone Wild!



Web Sand



Clack swimming

Happy Birthday Becca!

To see the rest go here!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Another FO
Heh TT is going to faint. I finished a knitted piece. Good thing too because it's going to the shower.. nope it isn't a shower it is a "Blessing of the Mother." Here is my first baby's bib.

Pattern: One Hour Baby Bib by Shelby Dyas
Yarn: Peaches and Cream or Sugar and Cream (lable was missing)
1 ball of Purple and 1 ball of cream (some is left over)
Time: (since I am the worlds slowest knitter) more like 3.5 hours.
Mods: None


Thursday, May 08, 2008

Stitch n Pitch Houston 2008
OMG what fun. I think I shall leave you with a few photos and then tomorrow when I am not sleepy.. fill in details. :-)




Heeee been a while eh?
Ok going to show a FO first. This is a burp cloth for a girl in my HR. Yeah I know but what can ya do?




Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hi there all! Ok I spent last week in meeting hell. OMG paying 2 people lots of money to tell us that the key to being a great teacher is to form relationships is stupid! And we had to sit through it! Esh!

I will most likely be not here much this week until I get into the groov of school again. Plus we are starting 30 mins earlier. I have to be at school by 6:45 AM. Yeah.. really great for a non-morning person. Hep! Hep!

Kinda down. Had a long talk with my brother about some family stuff and realized that my other Bros and Sisters have been talking together about family stuff for a long time. Glad to know that the loop exists and I'm not a part of it. Gotta love being excluded by family. Spent 2 hours on friday crying about this. Stupid eh? Nothing like family to make you feel smaller than a gnat.

OK off to actually do something maybe even knit.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Fun times for all

Monday we'll be back in school so no more morning walks with my lil Cocoa until the next break. Mom will get the pleasure herself and I will miss it. We've been having to go early because it's been sooooo hot lately. For our morning walk we usually go to the same park. It's a good size and Cocoa's lil legs get a nice work out. We let her pick the way she wants to go and usually she picks a different one every morning.

In Clear Lake Park there is a lil childs play area, it has some climbing areas and a few slides. Cocoa loves to slide down the small slide at THAT park. That's not our usual park. Our usual has a couple of kids play areas and a slide similiar to the one at Clear Lake. But Cocoa never tried that slide... until today. Today she climbed up the stairs, peered down the slide and Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Away she went.

At the bottom she... well... she... I need to say that Shih tzu's seem to have this thing that they do... It's like the 100 yard dash at full speed in biiiig circles. It's amusing. Tail and ears fly! After her slide she went into a BIIIIG run around the equipment. It caused the other dog owners to chuckle... outloud... alot!

Then she zoooooooms up the stairs and weeeeeeeeeeeeeee back down the slide one more time. After that she glanced at my mom and headed out the gate toward the car. She stopped once and peered back as if to say... well! Come on! The car is waiting.