New blog, new project

I’m going to pretend that starting this new blog was the driving force behind this new knitting project, but if I was being honest with you and myself, I’d admit that it’s that I finally did some more unpacking of my craft supplies (only about 6.5 months post move) that really did it.

Anyway. I have had this really pretty yarn for a few years and hadn’t yet committed to doing anything with it. I even actually spun it myself, which was really fun!

Here’s how it started out originally:

The original fiber by curlygirl75
The original fiber, a photo by curlygirl75 on Flickr.

And in the process of spinning:

On my spindle by curlygirl75
On my spindle, a photo by curlygirl75 on Flickr.

This is only the second yarn I spun, so I am not very good yet at keeping a consistent thickness. I like to pretend it makes it look more interesting.

(Too) thick and (too) thin

(Too) thick and (too) thin

And this finished skein:

The finished skein

Oooh, pretty!

I don’t have very much yardage (about 50 yards), so I was looking for a while for a good project for it. I decided on the Sun Kissed Neckwarmer (here on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sun-kissed-neckwarmer). The pattern fit all the important criteria: super-bulky yarn, about 50 yards worth, preferably a cowl, free and something that used a needle I had. Perfect!

Here’s what I was able to do in a little time tonight. It’s been a really easy and fast knit so far!

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— Christy

My first quilt

I started quilting in the fall of 2012. I started with some place mats, that went pretty well, I learned some of the things that seasoned quilters know. Measure twice and cut once was probably the biggest thing I took from that project. Having put that project behind me, I started a Christmas gift quilt for a friend. She is a huge Disney fan so I made a Mickey/Minnie Mouse quilt for her.

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The Mickey Head was appliqued on and was made from 1″ squares and bias binding around.

It was a ton of work but well worth it as it was greatly appreciated.

— Jim

Hello!

Hi! Welcome to our little home on the web. We’re Christy and Jim, and we’ve been dating for about two years. We live together with our neurotic little dog, Queso, surrounded by a huge fabric stash, a well-stocked kitchen and lots of other things to do.

Christy has been quilting for about 20 years and cooking for about 2. She enjoys baking, crafting and photography. Jim has been cooking for about 20 years and quilting for 2. He enjoys sports, anime, and video games.

Join us as we share what we’re up to now along with some past projects!