Sunday, January 29, 2006

Beads and Beastie

A Photo Blog to start off your week:

Yesterday we tried our hand with FIMO clay.


I almost forgot to mention my original inspiration for this project. It was Kimberly who told me about FIMO and her stitch markers looked so cute, I had to try it for myself.

I even found some great tips and tutorials online.






Today, we attached wire.....














and made them into stitch markers :)














Here's my favorite one here - marking my place on Beastie (the Aran-knit sweater I'm knitting for Irishman's brother).











This thing started pretty quickly: I knit up the arms, front and back until the yoke and then joined them all up on one needle. That's when I hit the black hole and seem to advance mere millimeters after hours of knitting. Luckily, my new stitch markers are very inspiring :)






Did I mention he's just as big as my Irishman? I think I could have knit a house-cosy twice as quickly ;)

5 comments:

  1. That sweater is amazing. I can imagine it's taking forever to knit.
    Good idea with those stitch markers. ;) I love the swirly one.

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  2. Even though it is taking forever to knit, that sweater sure is gorgeous. I've been working on a cabled sweater for my husband for months now, and I haven't even started the sleeves! Hang in there, the end product will be well worth the effort. Those cute stitch markers should keep you inspired!

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  3. Cute stitch markers and the sweater is looking great.

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  4. My dentist is in Maitland. I was just about to switch dentists because it's so far from where I live now....but yesterday I was early for my appointment and hey, Sip & Knit is right down the road from the dentist now that they've left Winter Park....I'll just run in and check the bargain bin....$100 later I'm late for my dentist appointment but I've got ample yarn to start several pairs of socks for our upcoming ski trip and a lovely black silk/angora noggin-warmer for Travis....

    Maybe I'll hang onto that dentist after all.....

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  5. The sweater is absolutely fantastic, and I sure do admire you for having the patience to tackle this task that's sure going to take a while! Keep up the good work, and I'm looking forward to see the sweater when it's finished and worn by the lucky recipient! Best wishes from Austria!

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