I am blessed to be a Texas housewife and mom. I am learning to enjoy the little things even when they annoy me. I am in the middle of chaos trying to find the calm through creativity and prayer. This is the diary of my journey.

Posts tagged ‘knitting’

Sweater Time

Well, my sweater design is finally in the running for the 30 Day Sweater Design Challenge. I’m working on getting better pictures but wanted to share with my followers. If you enjoy the design, please vote for me. You can vote once a day from now through Sunday. The top 12 designs chosen by popular vote will be published after the first of the year in a special 30 day sweater pattern collection.

I used my Dragon’s Luxury yarn base and did a custom Teal colorway just for this project. The yarn was a sheer pleasure to work with. I worked up a diamond cable pattern that runs on the sleeves and then is enlarged into a design on the back. The lower portion of the back design is then repeated under the pockets on the front. I am working up a long sleeve and hooded version of this sweater as well.

For those of you who vote for my sweater, come back to this post and comment. I will give away one skein of yarn to a lucky blog reader who votes for my pattern. Thanks for helping me get my first pattern published and good luck.

Go vote here!

I’ll be back with pictures of the giveaway skein and sweater soon!






Back to crafts

Well it has been quite a while since I had time to sit down and think much less write. I  have just recently been able to get back to my crafty ways and didn’t realize how much I had missed it. Today’s message will be brief as I have a lot to do.

I have recently opened my online shop and have been trying to add to it at least weekly. You can find some of my creations at http://www.katiepiekreations.artfire.com.

It is hard to believe that I have a high school senior now. We are leaving this afternoon to go check out some of her college choices this weekend. It should be loads of fun to take a road trip with my girls. Fun times visiting Galveston and Corpus Christi as she wants to be a marine biologist.

As for crafts this week, I worked on making buttons, beads and stitch markers from polymer clay. I am dyeing fiber today and will be knitting away this weekend.

Well that is the summary of what’s is going on this week. I’ll be back with more and pictures next week.