Monthly Archives: March 2006

New Knitting Products

It’s been awhile since I’ve knitted anything – I found that it can seriously cut into my sewing time. But today I found two new cool products that may get me knitting again. The first one is, Jelly Yarns. It looks to be made of the same material that those Jelly shoes from the ’80’s were made out of, but fashioned into cool stuff like purses and belts. I must make one of those purses, even if it means that I’ll have to purchase some metal needles (I like the plastic Lion Brand ones) and grease them down. The next one is called Glow Yarn. I have no idea what I would make from the stuff, but it is so cool!
UPDATE: Well it looks like Kathleen Greco (the maker of Jelly Yarn) has a book out too, Yummy Yarns, which includes the instructions to the Jelly Purse and other cool novely knit projects. Needless to say, I’m ordering this one, immediately. I wonder if you could substitute plastic craft lace for the jelly yarn?

Modified T’s: Inspiration

So, I was surfing the web this morning while drinking coffee and stumbled across this cool site:
Crafterbynite.com
This is a mother-daughter team who take concert t-shirts, some cool jersey prints and reconstruct them into hoodies, scoopneck t’s, tube tops, dresses, etc. I love what they’ve done! Now I’m going to have to rummage through my t-shirts again and see what I can come up with to modify!

Last Class

Well, tonight was my last class for my quilt – out of the seven women, only three of us showed up. One left shortly after the class started because she didn’t bring her machine. Why would you sign up for a class, pay money, and not attend the classes?
The other woman and I stayed for 2 1/2 hours and sewed. I had to give up, I started making too many mistakes and had to use the seam ripper one too many times. I’ve got about 3/4 of the quilt put together and I’ll need to do the outside border too.
The same teacher is going to do a Karen K. Stone Quilts next. OOOOH, looks fun!

Spring Break

You wouldn’t know it by looking at the weather forcast, but it’s Taylor’s Spring Break this week. Supposedly, by the end of the day tomorow, we’ll be seeing 3-5 inches of snow on the ground. I guess that’s better than western Kansas who can see around 18 inches!

Continue reading

Happy National Quilting Day

Tomorrow is national quilting day – so get out there and buy some pretty quilting fabrics! Actually, I would like to try to stop by a local quilt shop tomorrow, but have in-laws comming in town. This particular shop is having free workshops, one of which is making those cool fabric postcards. I’m not sure if I would acutally make an send these out, but I think that they are a really cool project.
Speaking of projects, the final two blocks of my Shattered Glass quilt is complete!