Monday, April 20, 2009

Get your garden on!

It's that time of year again. where we all start thinking and planning out our gardens.. i've got to get my seedlings going in the basement here shortly! Saturday I went to a composting seminar and got a free compots bin. I love it and i'm so excited about it.
I've been wanting to compost and not really knowing what to do the seminar was very helpful and now I know a ton!
anyways I took a photo of it and just had to share..
have a great day!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Win a WIP bag

The past day or so I was on a sewing binge. I was storing my crafterly-ness up and I just had to do it... soooo I made 9 bags. Two you can win b/c I'm having a contest to win a bag check it out here.
or stop by my etsy store for instant shopping gratification!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I won!

I feel horrible that it's taken me so long to get to this post. I've had a crazy busy couple of weeks.
Remember the Ultimate Blog Party 2009? well I actually won a prize. I received my prize in the mail last Tuesday. (See why i feel bad about posting about it now?)
I won 5 bars of Goat milk soap. From Goat Milk Stuff, it's super fabulous! You can read about PJ and her family on her blog. They just had a new baby goat arrive... sooo sweet.
The soap smells wonderful and really moisturizes in the shower. I love it. I got to pick 5 different smells It was so hard to choose just 5 smells! From left to right I got Pink Grapefruit, Coconut, Pink Sugary, Fiji Island, and Kool Koala
the small ones are samples she sent me to try out. Luckily she sent them because i used them to bribe my kids with them and not have to share! the small ones from left to right are black raspberry, cranberry spice, and rosemary mint. I started using the pink grapefruit and I love love love love it! When I got them I just sat here and smelled away and my DH just laughed at me until I made him smell the soap. He goes "huh that smells good" that's an understatement! It's wonderful and I think I'm off to take shower!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

OWL complete!

I had so much fun with the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup that I signed up again for this term. If you'd like to try it out here's the ravelry link. If you do sign up tell them StarKnits referred you. I'd appreciate it!
and on to my fabulous sweater...
I had the bub take a photo of me wearing it since my DH was at work. (she actually stood on the outside chair) And, of course as I've finished this awesome sweater it's getting warmer out.. bummer huh? I'm hoping for a little bit of cold weather next week (after it's dry from blocking) so that I can wear it at least one day. The pattern is #28 Vihervaara-huppari by Mari Muinonen was in the Fall '08 Vouge Knitting magazine, actually there's about 5 or more patterns in that magazine that I want to make.
the pattern was for a hoodie but as you can see I didn't make a hood. I figured it would cover the fabulous cable and I'd never use it so I modified it.
I also "fixed" the front so the placket neck wasn't so low and I don't need buttons either. I think the next time I make this sweater I'll use worsted weight yarn and carry the cable up the arm a bit more. If you 'd like to see my modifications check out my ravelry project page, I typed them out there.
For this sweater I used 9 skeins of Lambs Pride Bulky. in color M-173 Wild Violet.
On to the next project!!!