Tuesday, May 7, 2013

WOYWW 205!!

Hello allIt's another WOYWW (What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday).   WOYWW is the brainchild of Julia at Stamping Ground.  It's an amazing gathering of creative people from all over the world.  Who knows, you may want to join in the fun! 

I've been a bit MIA -- trying to figure out some things.  Not sure exactly which direction to go  -- not only in life but with my crafting.  

I've been knitting - my favorite evening past time.  On my needles is a purse using 100% wool, along with some ribbon yarn.  It'll be interesting to see how it looks once it's felted.   For those of you that don't know, felting is the process of washing the finished knitted item in hot water, throwing it in the dryer, causing the yarn to shrink.  It becomes almost like a fabric. 
Also on my desk is happy mail from Nikki.  You can visit her at Graphix and Designs.  I love my adorable little card and the ATC.  The envelope was full of goodies!  Thank you Nikki!!
I will try to visit everyone that ends in the same number as me and those that visit me and leave a comment (please leave your number).  It probably won't be until Saturday that I'm able to get around.  

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, have fun!
Peace,
Kay

52 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Great citrus green with the knitting, good luck with the felting process.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Nikki said...

Hi Kay Glad everything made it to you. Love those colours your knitting but the wool would make me itch like mad but I'm sure once your done it's going to be stunning :)
hugs Nikki #13

BJ said...

Oh love the wool/ribbon clour choice, will be super. Hope the latter behaves in the felting process. Thanks for visiting me already BJ#sweet16

sandra de said...

It will be lovely to see your felted purse. I love the look of felting and you have chosen such gorgeous colours.
Sandra @12

The Taming of the Glue said...

I love felting, I hope it goes well, I'm sure it will. Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the felting explanation...in that case, I have felted my mohair blanket! Not intentionally mind you, but this is what it looks like now according to what you described! #30

Ali H said...

Fab colours in your knitting! The happy mail is great fun too?! Have a fun week Ali #35

okienurse said...

love the colors of your yarn. Read the previous post about the yarn show and you thinking you have Josh Brolin...gosh I really liked James and it looks like he is taking after dear old dad. Don't sweat the small stuff life throws your way... Hope you have a great week. Vickie #36

Helen said...

great looking knitting! the colours are gorgeous. Helen, 5

Ria Gall said...

Hi Kay
I love that wool you are using such a pretty colour I look forward to seeing the finished item.
What lovely items you got from Nikki we all love nice things in the post
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

Annie said...

Hi Kay,
I will be watching for a show and tell of that gorgeous knitting when you've felted it.....it's always a bit of a surprise when it coes out of the wash :-)
Hugs,
A x # 53

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Love knitting when its cold - I have a throw for my sofa in browns & greens I have been working on for over a year - at least it keeps me warm while Im actually knitting LOL - happy WOYWW - Mxx #56

Neil said...

Ooh, lovely creativity here today. always nice to get happy mail!

Hope you have a good week. Neil #19

Neet said...

Hya Kay - am really looking forward to seeing the felting process completed. I never thought of knitting and then felting, only of using old knitted stuff.
The knitting you are doing looks fab! Love the addition of the ribbon.
Thanks for signing up for Flat Susan to visit.
Hugs, Neet xx (and for visiting me earlier) xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Love your knitting project, that yarn looks gorgeous. MMx #73

Candace said...

Love the effect of the two different yarns

Thanks for sharing your crafty space and have a great week

Candace #64

Tertia said...

I love that yarn, the colours are great! I have never tried felting.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #3

Twiglet said...

Will love to see what happens when you felt it - love the colours.x Jo

glitterandglue said...

What a lovely gift.
Never seen knitting wool labelled as good for felting - love to see the finished purse.
Have a great week.
Margaret (glitterandglue)

Eliza said...

Beautiful wool for knitting especially love the color. Also some lovely happy mail, lucky you.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 50

MiniOwner said...

Hi! Love your knitting - the coloours are great. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@101)

Sandy Leigh said...

Your knitting looks so cute! There's nothing more soothing than some evening knitting. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #96

Fandhmum said...

I shall look forward to seeing your felted purse and your gift stash looks great
Rosie x #66

Maxam Made said...

Waht A fun work desk!! I love teh knitting, the colors are fab andd those cards are Soooo nice!! amkes me want to come over and have a coffe and color a while!!
Have a great week! Ginny#120

Kim's Creations said...

I always wondered what felting was, thanks for sharing; lovely colors by the way! Kim #108

Caro said...

I admire anyone who knits...I am a total disaster with anything involving wool or thread! Love your happy mail. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#133)

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love the colours of your purse and felting is so gorgeous! This is my first visit to your blog and I think it's lovely.I was number 80 on Julia's list. Please drop by, if you can. Thank you so much for sharing. xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love love love those colours you are using...whoever said blue and green should never be seen was just plain wrong! Had that person never seen the sea?? The felting is going to be interesting...you'll have to show the end result!
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

dottielottie said...

I once 'felted' a beautiful pink wool jumper oops! would have fit a doll. Love the colours your using look forward to seeing the end result.
Happy art making
Hugs
Lottie #131

Anne said...

Hi Kay lovely to see you on WOYWW and thanks for visiting me already. Love the colours of the yarns you are using. I am using a similar one as the green one.
Thanks for asking about Auntie - sadly not routine and at the moment still no answers. Happy WOYWW Anne x # 71

sara j said...

Your building pictures are great. I took a memorable trip through your part of the country one winter on all the backgrounds and fell in love. I certainly understand the attraction of New Mexico...the hills around Santa Fe were beautiful.
Pretty yarn colors...seems to be a thme this week. Just saw someone else crochetting. Just another excuse to use color I think!
Have a great week.
Sara j #17

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Kay
Wow i love the colours in your bag i'm sure it will be fab when it has felted, i have made a few of these one i made shrank a bit too much and was almost too small to use he he. I know what you mean about which way to go i flit between so many different things it is hard to chose sometimes.
have a good week
janet #31

Lea Brawn said...

This looks absolutely fab. A friend of mine does it and makes some fab bags.
Best wishes Lea aka Brawny #144

Nan G said...

Love the colors you're working with! Your pics have inspired me, stayed tuned for the outcome. :) hugs from FL Happy WOYWW! Nan G #87

Craftychris said...

Love the colours you are using for your knitting! How nice to have a nice parcel too! I didn't manage to join in with WOYWW this week xx

Marianne said...

This is magical. I live felting...I think your bag is fabulous

Lavinia said...

Ooooo you have gone all Woolley :)) love the green colours, just my colour at the mo! Hope alls ok with you Kay & life's ok. Well my lovely family has had to go through so much, it's never ending at the moment! Still you have to carry on eh! Straight back chest out head up! Well that's what folk keep telling me! :)) clinging on my my nails at the moment! Hope things get better soon! Love & light! Lavinia x

Glenda Brooks said...

I can't seem to get my ducks lined up for anything. It seems I'm always a day late and a dollar short for everything lately. I have good intentions but am never able to play along anymore. I must get my head back on straight cause I miss this Wednesday fun!

Debs Willis said...

Hi Kay, figuring out new directions is a tough old job (been there recently and still evolving!) - always helped by tea & biscuits lol!!
Hope you find some answers
Hugs
Debs 134

Alison Wade said...

Happy Very Belated WOYWW. I used to love to knit (badly!), but my hands/arms can't cope with it now (or my brain!). Love the colours in your latest project. Gorgeous card, ATCs and extras from your friend. Ali x #25

sandee said...

I haven't done WOYWW in weeks, I'm having a hard enough time visiting friends much less having a zillion to revisit on Wed. but I sure do miss everyone! If you need a direction to go, might I suggest east..like in Noth Carolina? lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The greens and blues in your knitting piece are beautiful. Blessings!

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Nikki said...

thanks for popping in life can sure keep you busy :0) hugs Nikki

tangledpen said...

can't wait to see your purse, once it's done! (my favorite colors, btw ;)
happy (belated) woyww!
Jana (41)
...thanks for stopping by my desk :))

peggy apl said...

so nice to receive lovely goodies in the mail! happy WOYWW!

Spyder said...

Cards are lovely and that blue in the wool looks really striking! Om my lte rtrip over the pond to the USA, I only found really flimsy mags, more paper ones than the glossy type we get, but you do have many more big (and cheaper)crafty stores!I'm REALLY late with my WOYWW rounds this week, but I have been busy doing non-crafty things! Happy Late WOYWW!!

((Lyn)) #61

Queen Lightwell said...

What a darling card! And love the colors you are using in your knitting, sure wish I could do that. :) I am just really loving washi tapes right now. Aren't they a blast to use? Anyways, thanks for stopping by my desk and leaving a comment...hey, at least you made it by Sunday...here it is Tuesday before I've managed to make my return visit! Ack! :) Hugs! Deeyll #141

Connie said...

Hello Kay, I love the yarn that you are using. It is a beautiful combination of color and textures. It is also two of my favorite colors. You do so many interesting things . . . in crafting and in life . . . I love your road trip adventures, too.
I am glad that I stopped by to visit. I always feel so comfortable and at home, here in your space.
You are a dear blogging friend.
Have a wonderful week.
Connie :)

Neesie said...

Yay Kay I made it ;D
It's great to catch up and see what you've been up to lately. I used to love to knit but I really don't think I could do any actual thing...except a scarf perhaps.
Thanks for explaining the felting process because although I've seen other crafters felting creations I didn't really know how they produced them.
What great pressies too.
Have a fun packed week and enjoy whatever comes your way :D
Happy WOYWW...woo it's been so long since I typed that!

scrapwordsmom said...

Hi, Kay!! It has been so long since I've stopped by. I have been without a computer for awhile...lol. Those colors are so pretty in the yarn you are using.

I used to do WOYWW every week and miss it!! Nice inspiration to start it up again!!:)Have a great week!!!!!

Leslie

MaryH said...

Hi Kay, I'm trying to catch up on blog visits, so popped over for a quick check on you. Your colors in this knitted purse are so summery...something cool to drink maybe? I'm in awe that you can knit! I love the texture of yarn, but can do nothing with it! Can't wait to see this when you finish it. Lucky you to get some gift goodies too. Hugs