Tag: jenniethepotter

Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek

I have started making the specialty mugs for this year’s sock summit. The theme has been so fun to play with! I start by making watercolors of my ideas. It is a quick easy way to play with color and layering. I’m able to use…

Valentine’s Day Special Update

Valentine’s Day Special Update

I’ve been spending the month of January recovering it seems. Putting the holiday craziness behind us, kidney mutiny, and even a household bout of stomach flu. (Yippee toddler vomit!) While I am sad I won’t be attending Stitches, the extra breathing room has made it…

Coming Soon  . . .

Coming Soon . . .

Thanks for your patience. I am currently working on photographing pieces from the last kiln load for an update. I’ll be sending out an email to the list shortly.

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Maryland Sheep and Wool!!!

Maryland Sheep and Wool!!!

Here we are again in Maryland. It’s late, and I really should be asleep as the melee that is The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival begins early tomorrow. I’m fortunate to have a great group of women helping me again this year and set up…

Huzzah!

Huzzah!

I made it! Fueled by caffeine, 30 Rock and dreams of Olympic Gold, the sweater was finished early on Sunday morning. I’ve posted the full details to my Ravelry page. All that’s left to do is sew on some buttons. I wonder where I can…

“Citius, Altius, Fortius.”

“Citius, Altius, Fortius.”

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Tonight the Winter Olympics begins, and with it thousands of knitting projects. Inspired by the accomplishments of Knitting Olympians the last winter games I decided to give it a go. I’m joining in the madness and will be casting on Estelle with some beautiful Briar Rose abundance.
This yarn has already been knitted once. While pregnant I started a sweater and was generous with my calculation. After knitting happily to the armpits and casting on for both sleeves I decided I should move the body stitches to a waste yarn and try it on for size. By this time Lil was a few months old. While I still carry some of the “baby weight” this sweater probably would have fit just fine when when I was eight or nine months pregnant , or still living in the baggy shapeless sweater wearing eighties. The hub was consulted and my suspicions confirmed So, the sweater was put in a corner to stew. What to do?

My answer came when I was asked to join in the knitting Olympics. Chris is a dear friend and knows how much of her yarn I have. She was composing a team of like minded knitters for the Olympics. I stumbled across the pattern after another friend tweeted a link to the designer’s work after the earthquake in Haiti. ( The designer donated half of her pattern revenue to Doctor’s Without Borders) I measured my “swatch” and my gauge was spot on.

So, in the Olympic spirit I will cast on tonight during the opening ceremonies and will attempt to finish the sweater during the Olympic games. There will be late nights, and brief sojourns while the Lil nugget is napping. All the while I’ll be thinking swifter, higher, stronger as I click along. Or, dear God what have I signed on for?

As a reward for your patience, buttons

As a reward for your patience, buttons

Buttons are on the way! I have taken many photos and over the next few days will be posting them on my etsy site. I know there are people who will be needing buttons for their projects for Ravelympics. I’m not considering this an “update”…