Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coming up next...

Here is the Chevron cardigan that has been in hiding.  It is next on the list to finish up.  It is just about done.  There are several more inches on the bottom and then some edging.  The yarn is Cash Vero in raspberry.   I am continuing to try and only have one project going at a time.  There is another project that has been hibernating for several years that has traveled to 2 different houses and still needs a little finishing.  That will be coming soon too!  It is hard. I keep reading some of my favorite knitting blogs and seeing my fellow knitters that have startitis.  My problem is I would start something everyday.  In an effort to keep ahead of deadlines and the like, I am going to try and have one project.  Wish me luck.

For those of you following the status of the wonderful Inaugural Girasole, it is almost there.  I didn't make it as fast as I had hoped, but that is just how it goes.  I am currently working on the edging.  In case you are wondering, it is 640 stitches bound off in a knitted bind off four stitches each time.  It is a bit time consuming.  But, believe me, it will be well worth it.  I can't wait to share the pictures with you.  Until then...

Be well. Create. Inspire.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Circular Organizer

I have seen on more than one occasion, an organizer for all your circular needles.  I decided it was high time I make one for myself.  I think that is part of the nature of a crafter.   I can't speak for all, but I see something and I immediately start to dissect it and try and find a way to make it myself.  That could be why I have been through so many hobbies. 

It was fun to visit a local fabric store and be inspired by some fun ribbon.  And as apparent from the website I am very drawn to teals lately.  Not too sure about the color of the year being honeysuckle.  I needed a method for the numbers that didn't require embroidery.  That prompted finding the number ribbon.  The one through ten sequence worked out fine as I one have a couple that are larger.  

The next project that will be sewn is a case my my KnitPicks Harmony Kit.  The fabric will be the same.  But they certainly need a home.   I will of course share that with you as well.  

Be well. Create.  Inspire.

Inaugural Girasole

January 17, 2011

I am so excited to be launching this website (on my birthday) and to have the first project I share with you be the lovely Girasole. 

This website has been an idea for so long and is now finally getting off its feet.  There was a lot of discernment regarding what to call it.  I wanted to conjure up the perfect name for a knitting related blog and website.  There were quite a few ideas that were brought to the table.  But, the more I talked about the more I understood that I have already created an identity that is RainMomma.  So, why change that?   Why not keep what I have already started?  Well, I did.  And here is that new and exciting identity.  I hope you enjoy what comes in the days and weeks to follow.  For those that visit in these next early days, please feel free to send me any edits you might have.  You know how it goes having looked at the same info for a while, I am certain to have missed something.

And now, I bring you Girasole.  This pattern was one of those that you come across and it pulls at your heart strings and begs to be made.  I have had the pattern for some time.  It was merely awaiting the right timing and opportunity to move to the forefront.  While I SO enjoy knitting for others, it was time to knit something for myself.  I knew that Girasole was going to be the one.  The one!  Through a wonderful set of fate and circumstances I acquired the yarn (Cascade Yarns Soft Spun) and it sat patiently until I acquired the time. 

In the weeks leading up to the launch of the website I knew it was time.  Everything was simply starting to fall into place.  It has been working up rather quickly, but isn’t done today to share with all of you. My hope was that it would be as a sort of birthday gift to myself.  But soon enough.  Another entry of course to follow when completed.

The pattern tells me it is going to block to something around 72”.  Less so however because I took a repeat out to accommodate the yardage of the yarn I have.  This gem of mine will be perfect for wrapping and getting snuggly with.  Claire has mentioned that she wants it.  So sad to break the news to her, nope...mine.  But, we did agree that in time she too could have one- rainbow colored.  In the meantime I would be happy to share it and all it’s future snuggles. 

Thank you to all that make a visit today and in the future.  A huge thank you to my husband for all his support and assistance with all things web related.  I am getting there.