New Space at Stitchknit

Stitchknits Studio

New beginnings here at Stitchknit….in that I’ve started to set up a working sewing room where I see my local clients.  The true workroom is rarely picture worthy, but my new little corner of the world is shaping up to be a space I’m loving.

Still a work in progress, but a workable space already.  The area serves as my reception area for local clients as well as the space I use to teach sewing, knitting and crochet classes.

A benefit I was surprised about is the time I’ve gained by setting up the area so I can sew while waiting for clients to arrive for their appointments.

Stitchknit Classroom

I still have a long list of what I’m going to add to the space, so be prepared for more pictures! Next on the list is an ironing board/iron.  Hauling equipment up for classes has become one of my least favorite parts of teaching!

Treasury Tuesday: Tranquil in Tahiti

‘Tranquil in Tahiti’ by Insideredo

 


Summer dress Beach dress Yel…

$79

Grass against light blue bac…

$5.5

large photo album, honeymoon…

$42

Light Blue Ribbon, 1/4″…

$1.5

Tranquility Blue Column Resi…

$15

Ocean Waves, Beach Photo, Se…

$30

ON SALE – Gold Yellow Beade…

$23

Gauguin Printed Denim Wrap S…

$19

simple necklace, yellow gems…

$32

Swarovski Rhinestones Heart …

$30

Summer art watercolor painti…

$40

Blue daisy adjustable ring ,…

$25

Two Bombay Sapphire Tumblers…

$24

STREAMERS by Cuorerosso. Lea…

$51

Destash Light Blue Ribbon …..

$2.75

Kitchen Photography -Food Ph…

$30

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Mysterious Disappearances

That’s what we call things that just seem to ‘walk away’ from where anyone had seen them last.  

Mysterious Disappearances 

The latest mia is a scarf I knit during the last Olympics.  (can’t even remember if it was Summer or Winter)  I do know the scarf exists and was totally finished, and even snapped a couple pictures…..

Bobble Scarf by Stitchknit

This piece was supposed to be listed in my Etsy shop before the holidays….but, I have still not found where I put it for safe keeping.  Such fun to knit, huge bobbles and a gorgeous sangria red.  

Anyone else have things that seem to have vanished into thin air??

 

Treasury Tuesday: Gray Day

Found my brand new boot cuffs included here in this great collection!

 

‘Gray Day’ by dorijenn

 


Gray Boot Cuffs, Knit Boot T…

$20


Gray Grey Jackalope Head Mou…

$39.99


Vintage 50′s Slate Gray …

$84


Gray Black Striped Womens Ve…

$27


Grey Black 10mm Knitted Rope…

$4


Men’s Bow Tie by BartekD…

$21.5


Gray Black Diamond Large Rhi…

$88.5


Long Gray Lace/Tulle Steampu…

$65


Felt boots natural gray blac…

$152


Camo Doll Tights with Sparkl…

$8


SALE- Metallic Grey/Black Be…

$12


Eco School Girl Skirt- Recyc…

$65


Girl dress grey black and wh…

$42


Urban Tote in Charcoal Grey …

$110


Small Xmas angel in wool fel…

$9.95


Woven Luxury Alpaca Scarf Gr…

$45

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Finished Projects

Not sure which is more fun for me; finishing projects or starting new ones?   I’m thinking the finishing is more fun, as it is a certainty.  The project is done.  I love the detail work at the end of a knitted or crocheted piece.  And, a slot on my mental list of projects is magically opened up!

When starting a new project, I tend to go through a few false starts.  Often starting with the yarn I want to use….then, deciding what I would like to “see” the yarn become…..and finding an existing pattern, or creating from my head…..   Not an easy task for me.  I think I start at least a couple times for each time I truly get a project out of the fiddling around stage.  

Here’s a crocheted cowl that has been stuck at the finish line for months.  Stuck on the buttons.  These plain creme colored ones finally passed muster and I can say the cowl is DONE.  

Lacy, open work, crocheted cowl in creme and rose.

Lacy, open work, crocheted cowl in creme and rose.

Trying to add to the shop before the holiday shopping season, my hope is to have a range of colors of these boot cuffs.  Knit with a ribbed design, one size does fit most!

Wear just inside the boot, or folded over like this....they add a layered look without wearing heavy socks.

Wear just inside the boot, or folded over like this….they add a layered look without wearing heavy socks.

On the needles:  

     My ever present pair of socks for me.  Still on Sock #1…..almost to the ball of the foot.  My things take a back seat when it comes to projects

     Always, but always have a Mary Poppins inspired scarf on the needles.  Who knew this would be my best seller in the shop? 

     Crocheted hat in winter white;  Still on the crown area,  Need to work on this when I’m not visiting with someone….at least until I get the increases done!

      Crocheted baby blanket using the Blackberry Salad pattern.  Slow go, due to the all over bobble design

Summer Schedule = Completed Projects

I’m just settling into my summer schedule here, and sure enough, it’s almost over!  Just 7 more days of foster kiddos summer work experience…..which means just 7 more days of being out of the house at 6:20AM to get him to the bus stop and the reverse at 6PM for the pick up.  

The plus side of the schedule change has been the ‘found’ time while waiting for said kiddo.  

Three shades of Gray:  Crocheted Cowl, finished, and ready to add to my Etsy shop today.

Three shades of Gray: Crocheted Cowl, finished, and ready to add to my Etsy shop today.

Knit boot cuffs, actually finished the pair.  Even have the ends woven in!  They are waiting in line for pics...

Knit boot cuffs, actually finished the pair. Even have the ends woven in! They are waiting in line for pics…

Tea cozy:  Also completed & on the tea pot here.  Waiting in line for pics!

Tea cozy: Also completed & on the tea pot here. Waiting in line for pics!

On the needles:  Another Mary Poppins inspired scarf in the normal size for an adult….and a smaller version in a girls size

On the hook:   My 2nd baby blanket using the Blackberry Salad pattern.  

 

Treasury Tuesday: Sage is My Sister

‘Sage is my sister’ by sheldon123

123 Treasury Promo Team Treasury Challenge #152 featuring the vintage ceramic planter from the 1006 Osage shop.My sisters name is Sage, I thought of her while creating this 123treasury…..


Ceramic Hanging Planter

$12

Sisters heart sterling silve…

$28

Angel Statue Rusty Hand Pain…

$39

Still Life Fine Art Photogra…

$25

Lotus Flower – Fabric neckla…

$29

Rustic Wood Flower Sage Gree…

$39

Original art gift. Vintage g…

$45

Kumihimo sage green bracelet…

$75

Calla Lily Earrings – Sage G…

$24

orange passport cover – dais…

$19

Cotton Boutonniere, Sage Gre…

$8

Wedding Guest Book Lined or …

$46

Sage Extract, 1 fluid ounce,…

$10

Sage Leaves, herb image, kit…

$35

On Sale! Shabby Pink and Sa…

$13

Scarf – Sage Green Scarf wit…

$23.5

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