Friday, March 26, 2010

Rescue Me

A short time ago I found a pattern online for a knitted lariat. I really wanted to make one as a birthday gift for my dear friend. The pattern has a skill level of "Easy" so with my VERY basic knitting skills and some help from my MIL, I figured I'd give it a try.

Next time I visited my in-laws, I brought my knitting along with me. My MIL helped me with the abbreviations and stitches I wasn't familiar with (adding stitches for example). Confident I would remember my "lesson" I packed up my knitting and headed home.

Later that week I decided to finish the lariat. As I continued with the knitting, I couldn't recall some of the stitches my MIL showed me and she was now on vacation! Argh!

To the computer I went!

In quick time, I found a fabulous knitting site! I registered, posted my question in the forum and in a FLASH received the help I needed from some wonderful members! I was thrilled to say the least! How fantastic is THAT?!

So, with much help from some kind members I finished my first lariat and have been making them ever since!

A big shout out to those who saved the day for me! The internet is fabulous and so are you!!!

P.S. she loved her birthday gift

Friday, March 5, 2010

Etsy Trashion Street Team

I am also a proud member of the Etsy Trashion Street Team. We are a group of Etsy sellers who focus on recycling and upcycling all kinds of discarded and found materials. We are creative artists and crafters who are dedicated to making trash into treasure!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Etsy Recyclers Guild Team

I am now a member of the Etsy Recyclers Guild Team ~ yay! Go Team!