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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

French Press Slippers



I bought this pattern today from French Press Knits.  I have always admired these slippers.  They are simple, elegant, and timeless.  My two best friends from college are coming down this coming weekend for our much needed yearly girls weekend out.  I haven't seen them in a year. As we are all just so busy these days.  

It amazes me how different our lives have become but, yet we are still great friends.  A housewife who knits, a mom who is an interior designer who owns her own business and haute couture fashion merchandiser living the high life in NYC.  Just goes to show how strong friendships do last and last forever.  I love these girls.  We have been through many laughs and many tears over the years.  They are my sisters.

So, I decided to make them these slippers to remember this weekend. A little handmade gift to two very important women, friends and sisters in my life.  Thank you for being wonderful, for listening, for laughing and for all of our memories now and in the future.

Enjoy!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Coming Along Nicely

I can't believe that it has been this long since I posted lasted.  I have been so busy working on my new line of toys for my other store PreciousKnits.  I have taken some time recently to work on crocheting.  I am determined to learn this craft.  It will allow me to make a variety of things that I can not make knitting.

I have been trying to make granny square's since last year. My mother-in-law tried patiently to teach me but I just could not grasp it.  I recently bought a few beginner books and decided to start at the beginning and work through the book.  A totally new concept for me.  I usually pick something out and try to make it.  Then I get frustrated because I haven't learned the stitches that are involved.   After frogging back more times than I care to share,  I finally did it!  I made 8 squares so far.  Eventually, this will be a pillow sham for my couch.  Yes, I am actually going to be making something for myself that I intend to keep.  Shocking!

I have been obsessed about these squares because I have lots of little bits of yarn.  They are too small to knit anything with but perfect for granny squares or crocet in general. If you are a crafter you understand why we just can not throw out the littliest scrap of yarn, paper, fabric, whatever.  I mean sometime down the line, maybe years from now, you may find a use for it.  After all there is nothing wrong with it.

I am so proud of myself!  Patting self on the back!  Well back to work I go!