Sunday, November 18, 2012

Come visit my Etsy Shop

Well I finally did it!!!!! I opened up an Etsy Shop.  
Currently I have my had made box bags and drawstring bags listed....but I hope to add some knit items as well as some scrapbooking supplies in the future.  

Please stop by "mickerrsstitches" on Etsy for a peek and let me know what you think!!!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Aidez KAL

Who doesn't love a knit a long....well I sure do!!!!  So come join me in knitting a beautiful sweater over on my friend Kelly's blog.  She is hosting a lovely KAL, which has really grown.  I'm so excited to see everyones sweaters.  Here is the start of my sweater. 

I have chosen to knit this in the yarn that the pattern calls for, which is usually not the case for me, I typically change it up somehow.  Well the only change that I made was to the color.....and it seems a little dark.  I know the pic is hard to tell because it was taken indoors....with a flash....but I'm a little scared right now.  Hopefully tomorrow I will get a little more knitting done and a picture in during daylight.....fingers crossed because I already caked my yarn....eek!!! 

Unfortunately I didn't get in as much knitting time tonight as I would have liked to, 
but I did get a good walk in with a friend....

You can check out my Ravelry project page for the Aidez HERE 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kinsley's Sweater

Here is my second sweater for the Summer KAL over at blog.  This summer blog has given me soooooooo much inspiration....My list of must knits has skyrocketed!!!!

This is a C-mas sweater for my little cousin.  I was hoping to knit it from stash, but I'm starting to get low on the pink. (I should have knit the green stripes wider and used less pink....but I am not about to rip it back now)

I have approximately two balls that are 16oz each...I hope I can stretch it out so that I don't have to buy a second ball....I would need very little.  Wish me luck!!!!

Stop over and check out the sweaters in this KAL, you won't be disappointed!!!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Some more box bags to share

Once each of these box bags find a home, they seem to take on the name of the person who bought them with me.   And I just love seeing them being used for projects at our knit ins!!!!!

Each of these three have found a new home.
"The Elizabeth"

"The Shari"

 "The Trish"

As always, no two are the same.  
However I have had requests to make matching of them is in the works for a special order.  But I am going to try and only sell matching sets together.

This weekend I went on a little day roadtrip with some knitty friends and picked up some new fabric!!! I am so in love with it, and can't wait to make up some bags.

I also have some plans for some lined drawstring bags too.......My mind is racing

Stay tuned for "The AlishiaMarie" I just finished that one up tonight.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Classic Raglan, Summer Sweater KAL

Started a second sweater for the summer KAL over at 

I am using a great top down sweater pattern from Jane Richmond, the same pattern I made my son a sweater from last winter.  

I am totally crazy over the colors.....

My yarn choice is Berrocco Vintage....hands down the bestest yarn with acrylic in it!!!!

yes I am a yarn snob, but this stuff is irresistible!!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

a wee bit bigger

I have had some requests for a larger bag, so I gave it a try tonight.   This one is about the size of a mens shaving kit.  Learned a couple lessons with this prototype...which is always good!!!!

and as always....pretty on the inside too!!!!

Stayed tuned for a look at some special order small box bags, the new owners get to be the first to see them, but I promise to share later on this week once they are delivered.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hand dyed high dive

Today we attempted dyeing yarn with Kool Aid, and I must say, it was so easy!!!!

The smell is much sweeter than using vinegar too.

We had two sock blanks, and we each dyed one for a pair of socks for the other person.  This is the one that my little guy made for my socks.  They have a heart, a sunshine, and grass.  He tried to write mom, but only got the "MO" he changed it to "MA" and I just have to read it twice for "mama"

I love how he calls me mama....some nasty little girl at school who likes to say mean things to him told him that he was a baby for calling me that......she is not very nice!!!

My socks for him will have a hidden message in them also, I always sing "you are my sunshine" to him, so I used an abbreviated version of the song.  However leaving out "me" in "you make me happy" was an error.  woops.  And I always call him my baby boy.  The top is hard to read, but it is his name.

Here they are ready to be heat set.......

and the finished project

These have been deemed our Thursday socks.....I'll have to get knitting them right away, he is super excited to wear them.