Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mom shawl

Mom shawl, originally uploaded by ladycoles.

Finally Finished!

Shawls are super awesome to give as gifts but they can be a time tester. I've learned a powerful lesson about starting one of these and that is make sure you make time to work on it. It took about 2 months longer than I had planned because I had it on the backburner for so long, BUT it's done now, just in time for her to not use it bc it's so stinkin' cold here.


So as a side gift, I'm making a couple more things out of some of the yarn left to sort of mix it all together to make it a happy little set. That way when she can't use the shawl, she can use the scarf, hat and mittens. Yay!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

--pulling out hair--

Can anyone think of anything more frustrating than your internet going down for NO reason whatsoever!? Of course, it had to happen the weekend I had planned to update my etsy account and now...nothing. I can barely get online to open up

What is more frustrating is that we have DSL and they said there is something wrong with our phone line. So what happened between Friday night and Saturday morning which caused a phone line to go bad?! any ideas?! bc I'm super irritated and I need to VENT.

okay I'm done.

A couple of good things happened (all of that aside). I finished my mom's shawl and a scarf for a present. The scarf is smaller than planned so I'll have to make it pretty and wearable with some buttons. yay for buttons! I had planned on posting a picture of my mom's shawl, but alas flickr is down today too. (what is the deal)

My next trick is to start a coffee cup cozie. I think they are super fun but I'm also secretly hoping to give out a couple for christmas. I've got some ideas so I need to write them down so I don't forget them.

Okay I'm going to go get some knitting in for lunch. Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Karen yarn

Karen yarn, originally uploaded by ladycoles.

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"Karen" Yarn

Karen yarn, originally uploaded by ladycoles.

I have this lovely set of yarn via my best friend. It's called "Karen" as it reminds me so much of my stepmom in the colors. She's a fanatic about purples, teals and greens.

I absolutely love how this knits up and how delicate yet sturdy it the pattern is helpful in making it look beautiful. I can't take credit for the colors or the pattern, just the knitting of it!

If you would like to check out where I got my yarn, you can go to

For this pattern, it's from

This is one of my favorite websites as a lot of the scarf patterns are easy, yet beautiful and also easy to memorize so they are great knits in front of the tv.

I know my stepmom will love this as much as I am loving knitting it! I'm naming this particular scarf and hat set "Grapevines" as it reminds me of lattice work with climbing ivy and grapes.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Orders are starting!!

I'm so thrilled!! I got my first set of orders yesterday and I'm looking forward to getting them started. I'm also excited about really getting to sit down and get more projects loaded onto my site. It's been some work to get me started, but I'm enjoying every minute of it.

I'm also looking forward to finding out where my next festival will be to get some more of my products out there to enjoy them as much as I loved making them.

My hubby and I worked on my new office today. It looks SO great and it feels more like my room. I love it because it really reminds me of my first apartment with all the coziness of my own home.