Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

Today begins my participation in a world wide blogging event - One World One Heart!

My hope is that by joining this blogging event, I will be able to connect with other bloggers who have mutual experiences and we can share both advice and intellectual resources.

So a little about me and my blog: I’m crazy! My husband can attest to that! I’m originally from Maryland but now I live in New York. I’ve been married since May 2007 to an absolutely fantastic man. I’m also a Christian who accepted Christ at age 18 and my relationship with God has changed my life.  I started this blog to share my passion for the creative arts.  I love to knit!  I also enjoy learning new crafting skills and creating beautiful treasures.  Whether it's something with yarn or some other medium, my most favorite experience is standing back, looking at a completed project, and thinking "wow that is gorgeous and I made that!"  So please go enjoy yourself in my blog :)

Also... if you're a blogger who is participating in the OWOH 2011 event, I am giving away a "door prize" for your visit!  From now until February 17th, leave a comment on any blog post with your blog website address and I'll put you in the drawing.  It's that easy!  I will draw the winner on February 18th, announce the winner in that day's blog post, and notify the winner through his/her own blog site.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Current Endeavors

My current project… hats!  I love them!  They are cute, pretty, fashionable, quick, and personalized!

Lion Brand Beaded Flowers Cap, Pattern #50183-2

The pattern called for bulky weight yarn (#5) but I had a lot of extra skeins of worsted weight yarn (#4) so I’ve been experimenting with single v. double strands and needle sizes.  I am suddenly so thankful for having spot on knitting tension for pattern gauge purposes.

Right now I have a single strand soft pink cap and a double strand sunshine cap almost completely finished.  I say “almost because now I have to do the dreaded FINISHING STEPS!!  I know, it’s really not so bad, but I hate whip stitching and weaving in ends.

My UFO bin (unfinished objects) is almost filled to the brim with projects that only need to have their ends woven in.  I’m such a slacker like that!  So once I’ve decided on my cap knitting variables, I think my next step will be to adjust/incorporate measures to minimize the dreaded finishing hurdle.

Completed pictures coming soon! :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Scarves for Special Olympics

Thank you Vogue Knitting for highlighting this effort on your Facebook wall post today!

Red Heart Super Saver 886-Blue and Red Heart Super Saver 512-Turqua

Beautiful crochet scarf submitted by Dana Cruce Polk

Another scarf submitted by Kathy Kraftizales

My favorite scarf, knitted in a norwegian style with a gorgeous reversible outdoor theme, submitted by Karen Taylor

Donated scarves go to real people!  Athletes in Idaho show off their hand crafted scarves!

For more information (and specifics about getting involved), check out their website: and click on "Project Guidelines"