Monday, July 25, 2011

Knit Shop in Champaign

Found this great knit shop going through town when I went to pick up my daughter. She's not exactly into yarn crafts or shopping for them. So when I was pulling into the parking lot the expected groan and eye roll came. Granted she wasnt feeling 100% so I didnt spend as much time in there as I normally would have, but I enjoyed the side trip any way. Im pretty sure that Im not the only knitter/crocheter with yarn store radar. Half the cool shops Ive visited were found by accident. The store actually spans three large spaces-- between the two shop signs pictured. Since I already have yarn for alot of future projects I stuck to just getting some whimsical buttons for a hat pattern I plan on making for winter. Thanks for indulging your mothers yarn fetish<3

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July Stitched ATC

This months theme was pirates. I found my pirate as a free pattern and found the ship in a book from the library that had cross stitch patterns from around the world. The ship was a Denmark pattern so thats also how I chose the colors for the star. Its going to be on its way to Portugal this time!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fimo Project...

All the directions are listed in the link above. Thought this looked fresh and fun! You'd always know which knitting needles are yours:)