Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Knitting and Crocheting Charity Challenge

To all of my local knitting and crochet groups, I extend a challenge.

Details can be read on this page regarding the challenge and the charity group involved: Loving Hearts and Helping Hands

I am working in close relation to Grandma's House of Bend, OR to help the teen mothers who have found themselves abused or homeless do to or during their pregnancy.

I am giving 3 weeks, to knit or crochet as many baby hats as you can, at the end of the 3 weeks, whoever has the most hats finished and ready to go to Grandma's House will win a large basket filled with yarn and fiber goodies, and even some other neat little trinkets.

Please let me know ASAP if you will be participating. My email is Shadedfears@gmail.com

I look forward to your participation, and am very excited about this project!

Monday, April 19, 2010

While you wait...

I am putting together a blog of photos from my photography class to garner extra credit through viable feed back.

I would love if you could follow my Photography blog as well, and if you have friends that might also be able to help out, that would be wonderful.

I really need opinions on what I did well, and what I need to work on.

Please check out Echo Mayernik Photography


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Something big in the works

I have been a bad blogger, I know. But I promise when I finish this project...the wait will have been worth it!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

blogger slacking

This has been a rough and tumble week, and I have fallen behind in my blogging. I promise, PROMISE that I will make it all up after class this afternoon.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

WIP Thursday

Alright, so not much to report. Just trying to tame my WIP basket, only 2 projects left in it, 1 I don't have photos of, but it matches the Daisy Jane hats I made last week.

Daisy Jane. (raveled)

It is in the red tone, and has the flower on the end, and is the width of 1 side of the pentagon made from the flower. It will end on the other side with a fringe, on the end of the fringe will be many more small flowers to match the single large flower.

The other project I am working on is that shawl I showed you a few weeks ago on WIP Wednesday. I have not progressed any further. My health and my school work has interrupted that momentum, and so she sits in the bottom of a box, just waiting for inspiration. (raveled)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

WIP Wednesday

Health and school has gotten in the way of WIP Wednesday, I will update with a WIP Thursday tomorrow.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Weekend Finish Offs!

So, another weekend has gone by us, as it was a holiday weekend...we had a lot going on. Saturday, I was able to give little Brooklin her shirt and hat, unfortunately, she is growing so fast, that it ended up being clothes for her baby dolls...I guess they are still a great gift.

I also finished my spring flower inspired hat.

We call her the "Daisy Jane" and she has been reveled here, but the pattern is not yet available. I will be posting the pattern here in a day or two. Before I had even finished weaving in the ends, I got a request to make another for a friend, in exchange for coffee and a few bucks for the yarn.

I whipped up this one last night while watching season 1 of Battlestar Galactica...again.

The one on the left is Daisy Jane, the original, I am calling the second one Frosty Spring. The flowers are just starting to bud, so everything here is in tones of green, with a bit of frosted dew clinging to them every morning. That was the inspiration for that one.

Got some more spinning done, but you already know hoe that looks, maybe next week I'll have a finished skein to show you...

OMG How did I miss 3000?

Looks like over the course of the night, we hit 3000 readers! WOW, now if only I could get more followers! Please, if you or a friend you think would enjoy this blog, let them know about me, join my followers page, to get the newest and most updated postings every week! Thanks for 6 (i think its been 6) great months of blogging! With many more on the way!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fun Finds Friday

Alright, usually I give all sorts of fun things to make over the weekend, but as it is Easter weekend. and I don't have many things in the works, I think I shall just post my inspiration for getting things done this weekend.

I woke up to snow this morning, and trudged my way up to the college campus for a job interview. (I got the job, happy dance) but the whole way I kept thinking how it was supposed to be spring, not winter..and so here you go.

Some spring flowers to warm your hearts!