Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Apple Tree scarf, more bird crafts, Twilight fun

I'm getting close to finishing the Apple Tree scarf-- finally! It has taken an unbelievably long time to knit and I'm not sure why. It's only a four row repeat on size six needles. But I'm happy with how it looks. Soon it will be packed up and mailed to Jen over at Miss Punkie Pie for a little swap we are doing.

I'm working on this tiny book-- not sure what to call it, a collage or mixed media book? I created the cover and have the words ready to go, just need to figure out how I want to decorate the pages.

In the middle of making my bird book, I came across this sewing machine trading card from the olden days and had to stop what I was doing and make a note card.

I'm still reading Pride & Prejudice spin-offs and sequels. Every couple weeks I take a stack of books to the used book store and trade them in for new ones. This evening I finished Jane Austen in Boca and got such a kick out of it. Imagine Pride & Prejudice set in a retirement community in Boca Raton, Florida. It was smart and funny.

Thank you to Cory at Pink Dogwood Blossom and Suz at Begin Again for the Kreativ Blogger Award. I appreciate it! Some day I will get around to sharing ten interesting things about myself. Lately I haven't been feeling terribly interesting.

My sister Hilary and I went to see Eclipse on opening night last week. I liked it, but thought New Moon was better. If you are a knitter and a Twilight fan, check out this funny, funny post. It will give you a good laugh, especially if you enjoy knitting with Malabrigo.


Theresa said...

Oh MY GOODNESS, that scarf is gorgeous! You are really creating beauty in your knitting and crafts. Love the little bird book.

Enjoy whatever you do today my friend! BIG HUGS!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, lucky, lucky Jen! That scarf is gorgeous!!! Looks like you're having lots of fun -- AND being creative. Thanks for the Franklin link -- I'd unsubbed quite awhile ago, but it looks like I need to re-up! ;-)

Kim's Treasures said...

That scarf is sooo beautiful! What a lucky swapper friend you have! The book and note card are very beautiful too!

I have to find that book! It sounds good.

Have a great day!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

SWOON!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! Can I wear it in the summer time?!?! I don't know if I'll be able to wait for snow to show it off!

I've started your pot holders too. :)

Suz said...

wow..what can I trade you for a scarf likr that? lucky woman it is gorgeous!
I like you little book
I need to kick my butt to get back to collaging and altered books
Are you kidding..your are fascinating

Maiden Jane said...

The book looks hilarious! I love your scarf!

Kirsty Girl said...

I lolooove that scarve! It's gorgeous! And what a funny sounding book! hehe..
Also... you're cats are rediculously cute!

Joshy and belle said...

oh im so in love with your scarf, what yarn re you using? have you seen lost in austen, i love it, your book sounds great i might keep an eye out for it! fliss xxx

Susan Gallacher-Turner said...

Love your scarf, it reminds me of the wave crochet pattern I love to do. And your book is lovely, too. I never heard of Jane Austen spin offs, I'll have to check it out. Sounds like a fun summer read!

noelle said...

i love your scarf!

debra said...

Thanks so much for stopping was lovely to see you.
Your scarf is just gorgeous.
Isn't it hot there though. How do you manage to keep up the desire to do such crafts in the heat. I barley even think about knitting in the summer months here.Your little book looks beautiful too. Lovely work.
Sweet day...hugs :)

juicyknits said...

That scarf looks AMAZING!

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