Saturday, August 26, 2006

Gwens first machine knit project

I set my oldest daughter up on the knitting machine yesterday to make a gift for a friends birthday. She knit a simple little tote bag/purse. It turned out so cute. I made one a few years ago for a friend and loved it so much I didnt want to give it away. I feel the same about this one. Of course...I didnt make it. I showed her what she needed to do, and stayed close by to solve any problems. All in all she did a good job. She "unzipped" it once from the machine, but stopped after about 15 stitches so it was easy to rehang. And one time the whole machine nearly fell to the floor but she caught it and we only had to frog a few rows. I seamed it up for her and it felted so nicely. We used the kangamooknits pattern, that can be found on their website, or for free on the bond website. We just didnt but the pocket on the front. She used Cascade Quatro in color #5018 for the main body, and Cascade 220 in color # 9421 for the top, bottom and handles. She only needed two skeins for the main color, and one for the secondary. On a side note...I wish manufacturers would name their colorways, instead of numbering them. The colors are just too beautiful for a number in my oppinion. TTFN, Miki

Monday, August 14, 2006

Painting the girls room

I just finished painting my girls' bedroom. I wanted to share the focal point wall with you all because I love how it turned out. It was a bit of a pain to do, and there are still a few spots that will need some touch up. But, all in all I love how it turned out. The girls chose the colors to match their bedding. Each of the other three walls are one of the colors on the focal wall. The result is very bright and hip, IMHO. Hope you like it too.