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Something new I’m working on

collages by you.

I started making some collages but now I’m out of magazines to cut from.  These are really fun to make and I’m trying to create scenes that tell a story.  I need to find more magazines because I just can’t bring myself to cut into my Martha Stewart Living or ReadyMade magazines!

Sheldon the office mascot

Sheldon by you.

Sheldon the sock monkey came from a swap I did on Craftster.  He came all the way from Scotland and over the years has gotten a few accessories.  What, you’ve never seen a sock monkey on a hammock wearing a hat and reading Harry Pottery before?  He would like to remind folks to vote tomorrow!

9-5 socks

9-5 socks by you.

Hooray, I finally finished these 9-5 socks (and portions of these were knit during the hours of 9-5, shhh)!  They took longer than the regular ribbed socks but they sure are purty.

My pear-shaped cat

Elliot looking out by you.

Elliot looking back by you.

Old School 10-Speed

Can you believe someone threw this bike away?  I picked it out of the trash and took it to a bike shop for a tune up and now it’s all ready to go!  The bike is a bit high for me and I’ve never ridden a bike with gears but I’ve been having fun riding it around the park.

Sears Bike 1 by you.

I just LOVE these blue handles. 

Sears bike handles by you.

And it’s made by:

Sears bike headbadge by you.

Now I’m slightly obsessed with vintage bicycles.  I heart old school styles.

I have the sock knitting bug

9-5 socks by you.

Here’s a new sock I just started working on.  I’m taking a break from those bright self-striping yarns and playing with texture this time.  I’m using the Nine-to-Five Socks pattern and I’m psyched that I figured out how to do those faux cables…you can already see the twists!

Another pair of socks!

Supersocke 100 by you.

Back to good old ribbed socks.  Just finished these last night.  Now I can get more sock yarn!

Sunsugar tomatoes!

sunsugars by you.

Don’t you just love the color of these little tomatoes?

Jaywalker socks … and I’m still alive!!

jaywalker socks by you.

Oopsie, I guess I took a longer than normal break but now I’m back!  I FINALLY finished these jaywalker socks and I actually ran out of yarn for the right sock!  Oooh, I was so close to being done!  You can probably see where I switched to a new yarn at the toe part.  These were knit with Lions Brand Magic Stripes yarn in jellybean and the right toe was finished with SuperSocke 100.  I hear they don’t make Magic Stripes anymore.  That’s too bad because the Magic Stripes yarn is pretty darn tough.

Fun with blanket stitch

A friend invited me over to show her how to make a cozy for her iphone.  Look at what she made!  Isn’t it adorable!  That’s her dog Scooter checking it out.   She gave me some wool felt and I made a little pouch so I can keep my ID and earphones on my water bottle when I go to the gym.