Sunday, August 2, 2009

Playing with Buttons

Here are a couple of cards I made using the Everyday Button Bits from PTI. Sorry for the bad pix - I was trying to not get so much glare.
There are several fun images in this set - you add buttons (or punched circles, flowers, etc) to complete the image. These are way fun to play with. I'll be sending one of these to my COTM.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

More Knitting!

I spent the morning at Knit Happy, working on square #16. As you can see in the photo, I did manage to find a few items to purchase. Ha!
This week, I started a knitting class at Haus of Yarn with my good friend, Marie, from work. We're making a swirl shawl using lace weight yarn and the lessons last for 3 weeks. This is my first foray into lace and I'm still a little nervous. I admit that one late night this week the above items were slung across the room in frustration. I had to start over 3 times! Knitting with a small piece of thread tests your patience.
Here's a close-up of the hexagon. Only about 80 more of these to go! The teacher was so funny - she said we should have 16 of these done before our class next Tuesday - uh, I don't think so Dave. I did buy some Addi lace needles today - maybe that will help!