I’m alive! And stitching…

It’s been a long while, but I got the itch to knit. I have been in desperate need of a new keyboard pillow. Here is a picture of my old one. One of my weak attempts at sewing…I plan to take a class in October. And the colors work really well for my office which is now green and black. Unfortunately this pretty nice new looking pillow is now hard, lumpy and more like shades of gray now. It looks like a beat up old sock.

So, needless to say, I need a new one. My elbows are screaming for softness. I decided that knitted one would be lovely and I bought some foam to put inside it…I looked for memory foam, but appartenly Joann’s doesn’t have it…so I settled for regular density foam instead.

The knitting began this weekend…and I am very nearly done. I am making it to look like a long bear in a sweater because I saw one somewhere online (though it was all crochet) I wish I could find it again. When I am done, I am going to release the pattern! Woot! I was hoping to have it done by Tuesday, but it doesn’t look too good for this week. I may be able to release it by next week.

I am so excited to finish…and knitting again has been such a nice change of pace. I actually put a doll aside, so close to finished, to do this. I think I’ll have to do a little more knitting before it’s out of my system enough to crochet some more. But remind me that stripes in the round isn’t as much fun as straight knitting. Oy.

Maybe I’ll make a sweater for this little guy that was adopted into our family this weekend…meet Finnegan!

He’s our little 8 week old Malti-Shih-Poo!! We <3 him so much already. He’s a bundle of fun. But little Jackson is already getting a touch of the sibling rivalry…jealous little guy. He got extra hugs and kisses today.

Embroidery again…

I have been working on the Yeti…he’s about 60% done…head+body complete…just needs his extremities and he’s done! I am pretty hopeful for a Tuesday release.

Tuesday is also a big day for me because Pimp Stitch will be opening…so all of us are stitching our little guts out and this was my most recent finished stitchery:

Bunny Boy w/heartHe’s my little Bunny Boy. I have a few more “boys in costumes” coming with him…I think they’re cute…I hope you guys do too. Someone told me that they look like my dolls in 2D…I thought that was so cool. I hope that they do.

I’ll also have a free embroidery pattern coming out that day…It’s called “The Party’s Over”. I thought it was funny since we have been doing party themed projects all month and mine is the last in the series. I think it’s a really cute stitchery too…I’m working on it right now.

I also hope you guys aren’t bothered by all the embroidery talk lately…but I’m so excited about it!

Tamie Snow

Still working on it…

I’ve been hard at work on the Yeti…I’ve got the head done but it’s slow going for a couple of reasons. One, I can only work for a short time each day because of the wrist thing and secondly, It’s a bigger doll. No Thumbkin here…he’s a big ‘un.

I am also working diligently on Pimp Stitch and we are launching next week, so it’s getting exciting and hectic! I hope some of you crocheters decide to give embroidery a chance! It’s so much fun and easy…plus I find a new craft is always fun to shake things up, creatively speaking.

Here’s a sneak peak at what bursting from my noggin over there at PS. These guys will be part of a pattern collection I am realeasing there next week.

Lauren‘s the superstar this week at PS. Her freebie is available Tuesday on the blog…so check it out.

So never fear, crochet will return soon. I am still hoping that next week I’ll have a Yeti for you! Hang in there guys!!

Injury Sale!

I’ve been battling a wrist injury this week and I have been resting it, so no new pattern…Boooo.

BUT to make up for it I am offering a 24 hour sale! Enter the code June10sale to receive 50% off today only!!!

I am also accepting Visa and MasterCard payments outside of paypal, so for those who are anti-paypal, we’re here for ya!

I am working on the winning entry from my contest this week and it may or may not be done by next Tuesday. I am hoping it will be but I can only work for a short time each day so I don’t re-injure my wrist.

Pimp Stitch News:
We have a new free pattern up at Pimp Stitch this week, so go check it out embroidery fans!

It’s called: “Get Your Party On!” and it was designed by the fabulous Amy Cluck of Peptogirl!

So go stitch up a storm! If you’ve never embroidered before, it soooo easy, probably among the easiest crafts to pick up. Plus, it’s addicting!