March 09, 2006

She's crafty...

Last night I met up with my friend T after work and we headed out to the craft store- this was a two fold even as we haven't hung out in awhile and we had some catching up to do. Nothing like craft stores and gossip to make a girls smile.
I picked up some supplies to make my card for the Project Spectrum Postcard Swap. While at the craft store I also picked up stuff to make these. I am not sure who they will be for, but I have a few birthdays coming up and I think this could be really fun to give.

When I returned home from my little outing I found my Zen Yarn Garden yarn in the mail box. The color of the yarn is even more be-you-tee-full in person then it is on the web. I am so excited to start a pair of socks with it. I think this weekend I will spend a bit of time doing that.
YEAH!!! KNITTING!!!
Once I had changed into comfy non-work clothes (read as: sweats and slippers) and made myself a cup of tea I started to hunt around for my crafty supplies.... I had a bit of a tough start since I realized that all my crafty goodness had been packed away in the heat of the clean last week... Our house shows "like a model home" right now, so the flyer says. That means no crafty-mess around. Ah the joys of selling your house. At least it is clean clean clean... But I digress....
I dug around in my stationary drawer and realized I had a ton of old greeting cards that people had sent me over the past year. I decided that I needed recycle these and give them new life. Once I got going I had a blast putting together a card for my swappee, Dee , and actually made two others while I was at it for upcoming birthdays and the like.
I took a picture but hubby has the camera and he is headed to Portland for a "boys weekend". Pictures will have to wait until he returns on Sunday.

I am really looking forward to getting some knitting time in between study sessions this weekend. I think it will feel really good to get my hands among the fiber again. I just need to find a pattern for the socks. I am thinking this one (and changing them to "tech girl") or the jaywalkers (not sure if the variegated color will show the design here though) does anyone else have any other suggestions?? The yarn uses size 4-6 needles....

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Do you have the Sensational Socks book? You could custom make a sock out of all the possibilities.

Lolly said...

I am so happy to hear that you are having fun with Project Spectrum!! I can't wait to see your card.

Goodness me, that yarn is amazing!! Can't wait to see it knit up :)

tammy said...

hey nessa! just checkin in. I am resurfacing this week. Glad to hear that the teaching experience is getting better. wish I could come take your class.

Nessie Noodle said...

Great idae Jennifer~ I will have to check out that book.

Hi Tammy!
come up to Reno and play!! I would love to have you... glad you are resurfacing, I feel about the same over here. Burried-