I’ve been itching to make some Halloween stitch markers for several weeks now, ever since I went to Gardner Village with my dear friend, Marji. There is an adorable bead store up there that I would swear had some really cute Halloween beads. In another store up there I bought this really cute bracelet that I seem to remember was made out of some of those beads. I decided I wanted to make some stitch markers out of the same kinds of beads but didn’t get them while I was up there. It’s a bit of a drive for me so I thought, no biggie, I’ll just hop over to
Robert’s Michael’s um, Jo-Ann’s, crap.. Hobby Lobby, holy cow seriously? No Halloween beads anywhere in these stores?
put my foot down begged my daughter to go to Gardner Village with me but oh nooooo, she wanted to stay home and do homework. How did I end up with a responsible child? Had I not been present at her birth I might have some serious questions about her origins. She did agree, bless her heart, to go to a local bead store here in Orem called The Bead Fairy. The cuteness! Beads were obtained. Stitch marker construction then commenced after dinner and cookies.
I became increasingly dissatisfied with my stitch marker efforts and quit, hoping that the beading fairies would come in the night and fix them. Hey, it worked with tole painting.
I took a look at my stitch markers this morning, make a few more and then decided that maybe they needed a little more time to marinate before I would really come to love them. While I was waiting, I made a bracelet out of the same beads and a few more that I have in my bead stash.
Many, many moons ago I knitted a Kitty Pi. I finally tossed it into the washer and felted it. So far no cats have deigned to hang out in it long enough for me to catch a picture, but I think 2 out of 3 of the cats have given it a try. I’ll post a picture when I manage to catch one of them in it.
I’ve started listening to podcasts! Wow, I feel like a real part of the Knitting Scene of the 20th Century. I have knitting ebooks, patterns that are only .pdf files and not taking up shelf space, and I hang out in Ravelry. Currently I am listening to KnitPurlGurl. She has a few reviews during each podcast that I’ve liked listening to. I might be in danger of having her opening song stuck in my head.
While listening to the podcasts, I got a lot of crocheting on this peachy colored blanket that I had intended to make for my sister when she had her second child. A boy arrived and I decided that this yarn wasn’t for a boy so I put it aside. This blanket will now go in the For Future Grandchildren Box. One more skein of yarn on this puppy and I’m done 🙂 This is made from Lion Brand Homespun Baby. I don’t remember the color name, I bought it years ago and the ball bands are long gone. It’s a plain granny square made with a size I hook. It goes really fast and I’m hoping to finish it tonight.