Getting Ready For Halloween!!



My Sun Ray

I never in my life thought that I would be knitting a shawl, but here I am doing just that!  The Sun Ray Shawl by Shui Kuen Kozinski is just beautiful.  I also love the fact that it can be knit in worsted weight yarn and not lace weight, although you could use that also.  I’m using Caron Simply Soft in Light Country Blue, I had 3 skiens in my stash and need to start clearing out some of it.  So far so good, everyone says that it is an easy pattern and it is, but the repeats are not clicking in my head right now.  I’m sure the more I do the more it will stick, so I’ll just keep to the chart until I get it.  Here what I have so far…

The picutre makes it look gray, but it is in fact light blue!  I going to keep working on this, but not sure if something else will run and jump on to my needles or hooks!  LOL


I’ve been in a bit of a slump

But that doesn’t mean that I’ve given up crochet/knitting all together.  NEVER!  It seems to always happen to me when I finish something that was either long or hard.  I guess with the Feb sweater and the Koolhass hat I just needed a break.  However my mind isn’t far from the things I love the most.  While at a moving sale yesterday I spied, with my little eye, a sewing chest.  Well after giving the lady the required $5.00 and walking away with a completely loaded piece of furniture, I came home and proceeded to empty it.  I sew very little but was happy with all the things that I found in it, buttons, tape measures, pin, needles and other notions.  Now I have made it a notion box from some of my knitting/crochet items. Have a look…

Wooden crochet box 3

Wooden crochet box

Wooden crochet box 2

Wooden crochet box 4

Wooden crochet box 5

Every once in a while I’m able to come across a deal that is too good to pass up, to me this one was it!

ETA: After looking around I found these boxes run about $60.00!!  But I still use my tackle box for my needles and stitch makers.

Now I’m off to try to find a new pattern to inspire me into doing something!