Friday, October 30, 2009


Today is a blah day.
Staying indoors and watching fringe while finishing up some knitting projects that are screaming to be finished.
Be back when I feel more inspired.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Set in Sleaves

I've been slowly and diligently working on the indigo banded cardigan from fall 2009's knitscene and the end is in sight. I am so excited as I love howt the sweater is knitting up and it's roomy so I'll be able to use it as an over-layer for the colder months. What is taking so long is the fact that this sweater has set in sleves. This is only my second attempt at set in sleaves as I usually opt for seamless top down raglans. The first time I set in sleves was on a baby sweater about two years ago. That's right about two years ago and i did not enjoy the experience or the process. Then why in the hell did i decide to make this sweater as the pattern has it, whith set in sleeves. I wasn't thinking, and I think my subcouncious knew I wanted a challenge. This time around I have been having an easier time with it, but sewing in an adult sized set in sleave takes some time. I have one completely done and the goal for today is to finish the second one and have a compleated garment with two sleave a shawl collor and all the tails woven in. Good thing I've already done all that because after these sleaves I might have just abandoned the sweater in all it's unwoven glory.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Steals: Warm and Cozy

There's a chill in the air and November is just around the corner. It's time to dig out the mittens, hats, and scarves. For me this time of year mean new wool to make something cozy and warm, if that's a new scarf or a mug of warm apple cider it doesn't matter. Today I have found some amazing woolies to keep you toasty in the chilly months to come.

Recycled wool mittens complete with Pi

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Vintage Finds: World Series

That's right it's world series time and the Phills have done it again and are going to the world series. It wasn't even the world series and last night the streets were lined with people and cars honking their horns. So here is a Vintage Finds post dedicated to America's favorite past time.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Late Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday, and sadly we could not celebrate as Simon had a late class and i had to work. yuck! But Simon is taking my to my favorite Italian place on South St and is going to let me go crazy in the yarn shop (i do have a spending limit) but he has to go in and he has to stay with me while I shop for yarn! Also on Saturday when I am done with work we are meeting up with a bunch of my friends for drinks and pub food at the Nodding Head. So I have a packed week of celebratory eating and drinking.

As it was my birthday yesterday I have deceided to share some on my favorites from etsy. I did have to wade through a ton of vintage wedding gowns in my favs, but i do have some awesome things.

Vintage Pearl Train Case

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Pattern: the Convertible Cowl

Here it is my second pattern! The Convertible Cowl is not only a cowl, but can be worn as a scarf. It's easy and fast to knit. It takes about 300 yard of a bulky wool or wool blend.

It's super cozy when worn as a cowl, because of the length you must wrap it twice around your neck to keep you toasty warm in the cold bitter wind. Beginner knitters will love how easy the stitch pattern is and experts will love the speed at which this item knits up.

Pattern is emailed as a pdf with in 24 hours of payment.
Check out my Etsy shop BlueBettyShop for other items and my other pattern the Coffee House Cowl.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at the new scarf pattern that will be listed in my etsy shop on Monday October 19th.

I had a ton of fun coming up with this idea and can't wait to share more with everyone.

This pattern is super fast and relatively easy. It's knit in a bulky wool so it's warm and fast.