Saturday, September 8, 2007

Free Illusion or Shadow Knit Pattern Big O

Ok, I finally got the new pattern finished and decided to post it before I actually made it into something. It's better but I think it's still too elongated and I think if I was to make it big enough to include 4 squares, it would be nicer and maybe make more sense. There's the square and then the circle inside the square and then a square inside the circle. I'll use this pattern on something.......not sure what and then will post it so you'll see the full pattern.

Another beautiful day here in Seattle. Just beautiful. Don't even know if it got to 70 but it came close and nice and sunny, too.

We went to the state fair all day yesterday, the weather was perfect, and we found this wonderful embroidery technique done by a Chinese family. Their web site is Make sure you read about how the embroidery is done. The thread they use is so so thin you can hardly see it and it makes for exqusitely detailed work and vibrant colors.

Here's the new pattern. And another view.

I'm working on the same pattern but still trying to make it less elongated and more of a circle. There's more ideas floating around in my head that I want to try, too. So stay tuned.....

Just thought I'd show off my little grandsons. Here's one. One at a time.

This is little Ethan something just under 1 year old.

I better get back to work knitting and designing. I need to list a few more things in my Ebay store, too. I have a few more purses/totes I can show you, too.

Till next time................BYEEEEEEE

Thursday, September 6, 2007

A New Day and a New Pattern

I haven't posted for a few days.....what's wrong with me!? LOL I have been busy working up a new illusion shadow knitting pattern. I will take a picture and post it before I make it into a purse or tote then maybe you can see the patter much better. Maybe maybe not. To be honest with you, I can't wait to show it off. It's suposed to be a circle within a square but with illusion knitting things get a little elongated. I'm working to fix that with the same pattern but done differently. I'm hoping to figure out how to create a real circle! Stay tuned......

Everyone likes to talk about the weather and it is really truly gorgeous here in the Northwest. Not hot but about 70 degrees and beautiful blue skies!

I am so close to finishing my lates illusion shadow knit design I should close and get to work. Stay tuned for the latest...........

Don't forget to check out my other posts. I will be showing you my portrait paintings and my primitive home decor that I've painted. AGAIN........stay tuned.

Tomorrow is the first day of our state fair so you know where I'll be all day.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Back From Vacation and Knitting Again!

Even though it's cloudy and gloomy, it's a beautiful day in Seattle! It's nice to have a cooler day once in awhile in August! You can open windows and and not have to turn on the AC. By the end of the week summer is supposed to return.

I just came home from a 17 day vacation. Well, came home about 5 days ago, and still cannot get back into my old routine. I actually took time to go through my two knitting boxes in the livingroom to see where I was at when I left but I can't figure it out. I can't find my patterns and not sure where I was so guess I'll just start over. I am going to post some pictures of my latest purse designs. What am I going to do with all these purses!? LOL

Everyone have a nice day and I'll be back later to post some photos..........

I"m back. This is my first attempt at designing my own illusion or shadow knit pattern. I love the color combination and I think the tote/purse turned out super! I have the pattern all written out if anyone is interested in tryng it themselves. I have the illusion pattern........the tote pattern is pretty much up to you........LOL

Good Day!