Sunday, June 26, 2011

I love Alpacas!

His name is frank Sinatra, he has blue eyes!
On Saturday my husband and I went to visit a very old friend of his to the mountains in Virginia. The trip there was just so beautiful, the views were amazing, and more importantly we had a great time!
In the way back home we saw a sign that said " Open alpaca farm", since it was already 8:00pm we thought it was not really appropriate to stop, but despite that we did stopped to ask what time they were opening on Sunday. The owner was so nice and he saw that I was so enthusiastic about it that he offered us a tour right away. So we got to see all the wonderful farm and all the alpacas he had!
I was so thrilled, I absolutely love Alpacas, they are such interesting animals! He owned like about 63 Alpacas total and they were all so very cute and funny looking! There was also a baby that was 3 weeks old! He was absolutely gorgeous! And the Mr. was so very nice that he got it for me to hold him. I can not explain to you how soft and fluffy he was! I wanted to bring him home with us! hahahaha
In case you live close and you would like to visit the name of the farm is "Clover Meadows Farm" and it's located on Gainsville, VA.
I think that when I grow older I would love to have an Alpaca Farm!
She is smelling my hair! They are really curious!
Baby Alpaca only 3 weeks old!
I love Alpacas!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Education time

Great book!

I read a lot, I always have something to read and I always find the time for it. I know that good knitting books are hard to find, so I fallowed the advice of all the knitters I admired and I decided to go ahead and picked "the must read book" which is suppose to be a good, old fashion and complete. Based on that yesterday I started reading -Knitting without tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann- and boy that this book has a lot of helpful tips! I wonder why all the big knitters love this book! Wonder no more!
I love the way that she explains things, because she mixes the techniques with her personal life, normal knitting problems and questions that you might have sometimes while knitting. So far I really like it.
I wouldn't recommend this book for a beginner though, because it doesn't have a lot of pictures, it's more like "a knitter talking to another knitter and sharing the big secrets of knitting. If you are an intermediate or experience knitter everything she says on the book is going to make sense to you.
It's always good to keep educating yourself a little more on the topics you like the most, it's never too late to learn new things! Learning is like a super food for your brain, it makes it faster and happier!
Lots of hugs for you!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I finished my Shawl Collar Vest!

Satisfaction and happiness is what this finished project makes me feel! I finished the Collar Shawl and it came out perfect! I'm so pleased with the results.
 What a great and easy pattern, Jennifer thank you so much for sharing this with us!
I also wanted to say that the yarn is so soft and colorful, very satisfied with that too.
You can find it on raveled here
Today is a really happy Tuesday!

Back view

My Collar Shawl
Loving the big collar
Many hugs for you,

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Feelings and Knitting

Sometimes we feel passion for what we do, sometimes we are disappointed with the results. Other times we get bored of working on the same thing and we get anxious to finish so we can start something new. We're always looking for what are we going to make next!and sometimes we just fell in love with our project!
And that's what I'm feeling right now!
What are you feeling for your actual project now?

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Kniting Adventure

I’m going through a knitting adventure process, yes that’s right. That’s how I can put it.
Don’t you need knitting adventures too? Don’t you like the emotion of knitting something completely new? It’s like your brain asks for it, isn’t it?
First of all, I want to say that I’ve been saving on my favorites from Ravelry all these amazing patterns for a long time, always thinking that some day I’ll get to make them. What was really happening, was that I was lying to myself, why? Well, because whenever the time to start a new project came I was choosing easy ones. I had a long talk with myself and I decided that needed to end. (I’m not crazy. I’m sure you talk to yourself too sometimes, don’t you?)
For those reasons two days ago I started a new project that I wanted to make for a long time. The pattern is called “Shawl Collar vest” by Jennifer Miller and it’s lovely and it’s FREE!
This is my new adventure, and I say this because I’ve never knitted a circular vest yet.
 Even though the pattern looked easy and short I was scared! The fact that you need to start the pattern back and forth and the change it to knitting in a round was strange to me. I couldn’t figure it out right away, so on Sunday and I wrote to Jennifer and asked the questions I had about the pattern, she replied right away, which it was really helpful. Thank you Jennifer! After that little stumble my brain started to process the information properly and truly and now is surprisingly going great.
Secondly, since my budget is limited, I try not to expend a lot of money on yarn (it’s really hard!), so right next to my work there is Hancock Fabric store and sometimes I find sells, like the other day! I found Amazing from Lion Brand at a bargain price so I bought like 4 skins of it. This is the yarn that I’m using for this project; I love the color, the texture and the ease of the yarn.
Finally, keep in mind that knitting adventures are great time to time, getting out of our comfort zones helps us develop new techniques. I’m trilled about this project so we will have to wait and see for the results.
My friends thank you so much for stopping by and say hi.
 Big hug for you all,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Original Girly Hat

I know that it's the second post of the day, but I wanted to tell you that I've decided to put on sale my original design for the hat that was publish on " Knitting a day Calendar 2011", the Girly Hat.

This is the only hat I made on this design and I decided to put it on sale at my shop,
You can find it here.
I hope you like it!

Inspired by American Robin

This past weekend I was so inspired by a story that I so on one of the blogs I usually read. This lady has a American Robin bird 's nest somewhere on her house. The thing is that she was able to fallow the whole story of the birds, from being on the little eggs to birth!, So cute!!!! For some reason it really got to me, and I felt completely inspired to make this set of necklace and earrings and I called it The Robins Hope. I love how the little nest it's holding a little turquoise egg full of hope and happiness.
I love this set it's one of my favorite ones
Aren't they cute? taking care of the little egg! ahhh

I also made a beautiful Violet set, for which I used semiprecious Jade and Amethyst stones. I called this set
 Violet ways. Inspired by the tranquility that Amethysts brings to you when you have them.

Violet Ways
Well that would be some of the things I worked on the weekend. I really enjoy making jewelry on Summer time!

 Lots of Hugs for you!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday to you! I usually don't hate Mondays, but I don't love them either, but today it's a happy Monday because I have news for the winner of my 100 post contest!
and the winner is.....Evelyn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Evelyn you've won a PDF pattern for the Wrong Star Hat. The only request is the day that you decide to make and finish it please show it to me! I would love to see it! Please email me at with your emial address so I can send you the PDF.
Thank you so so much for leaving a comment! Gracias por dejar su comentario y por participar.
Big hug for you,

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

100 Posts!!

Celebrating is always a good thing; it brings happiness, joy and friendship.
Today I would like to celebrate with you my 100 blog posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So much, had past, so many knitting projects, so many shared moments and many wonderful people had past for this blog. I want to say THANK YOU, for stopping by and letting me know that you are there. That’s what keeps this blog going, your comments, your visits, and your interest. You have not idea how happy my heart becomes when I see that you've left a comment or that you are just saying hi! I write for you, I post my finished projects so you can see them, and maybe get inspired.

This has been amazing! Thank you again and let’s celebrate!
For that, I'm giving away one of my PDF patterns, your choice between the Wrong star Hat and the Colorful Cardigan for Blythe dolls. Just leave on your comment what would you like.
I'll choose the winner on Monday 13th . Good Luck to you!

Hugs, many hugs and good wishes for you!


Monday, June 6, 2011

My Owls Sweater II finished!!!!!

My owls have eyes!

I finally finished my Owls sweater II; I’m so please with the results. It came out beautifully; it fits me like a glove. Despite of the fact that the hard work of re-knitting was so painful, slow and tiring (I felt like I was knitting for two years the same sweater, tired of looking at the same color) I have to say that the final gratification was wonderful! When I tried it on and it fitted the way I wanted I could instantly feel a big, fat smile appearing on my face! Yes I was happy, and I still am. 

I blocked the sweater on Saturday and yesterday afternoon I sewed on the tiny buttons representing the Owls eyes.
My husband said: It looks very nice baby, very professional! “Why are you going to add buttons on it? It’s going to look cheese! I looked at him and I said: “ I don’t care if it looks cheese, I knitted this sweater all the way thinking about my Owls having eyes, and I am going to sew the buttons on them and they are going to be owls with eyes, and besides in the pattern they have eyes too! “Ohhh” he said.
OK then ….and  then we looked at each other ( I think he saw my face of excitement because I was about to finish working on this sweater for ever, maybe I looked crazy but we couldn’t resist  and We just burst into laughing!!! You crazy he said, I said you crazy and he gave me a big long hug! 
Owls Sweater

Love it!

I’m glad to say that this story has a happy ending.

Hugs for you!

Jewelry Creations

Hi friends, how was your weekend? Did you have fun? Did you relax? I had a great weekend, fun, fun weekend. I got to hung out with my hubby and best friends and party on Saturday, it was lots of Sangria involved so "it was fun" upps to much Sangria maybe, hehehehe!
Well and then on Sunday I got the whole afternoon for myself, since my husband had to work for while. I got to do everything I had pending. I knitted while watching my favorite movie "Like Water for Chocolate", I got to finish my sweater, I sewed all the buttons, I made some jewelry, I did laundry, I upload all the photos online, and I started two more projects! One hat for my husband and a Collar Shawl for me!
For now I am going to show you the jewelry and then I will show you my sweater in that way will be much more organized.
Here is all the jewelry I made this weekend. I want you to remember that I love and really enjoy making items, and for some reason summer time inspires me to make jewelry.

Heart Set
Heart Set
Heart Set

Green Set

Green Set

Green Set
Yellow Jade Set
Yellow Jade Set
Yellow Jade Set
If you have any questions about any of my pieces please email me at I'll more than happy to help you. Also you can find all my jewelry at my shop Sabrina's Creations.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Hugs for you.