Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A little knitting here and there; some mitts, a couple hats, thinking about my man's sweater vest, got an order for some mitts this morning. I need to get going on some stuff.
Short post-I hope to take some pictures soon, but no promises.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Yes, I finished it! As I stated in my last post, I ran out of yarn. After calling every store within a fifty mile radius I was still unable to locate a skein of which I needed very little yarn. I ended up ordering the yarn online Thursday afternoon and had yarn in mail box on Saturday. Unfortunately I wasn't home much on Saturday or Sunday, or Monday for that matter and didn't get to work on the sweater. However, last night I was able to complete the last row and bind off of my button band (yes, that's all I needed that skein for-one row and bind off, ridiculous!). I sewed on the buttons, tried it on and..........wore it to work today! However, upon wearing it for a few hours decided it definitely needed a collar of some sort. So, I am going to ask a few people's opinions on the subject, take pictures and ask my fellow knitters for their opinions and we will go from there. So with that said, I sure hope it stops raining while it is still light out today so that I can take pictures at some point.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
In the mean time, I believe I will start another sweater with some beautiful Briar Rose yarn I bought this past spring at the Greencastle Fiber Event. The Briar Rose's intended purpose was a sweater vest for my sweetie, and perhaps it may still become that....I haven't decided. If I do decide to still make the vest for my sweetie...then I have some wonderful lusciously green Toasty Toes purchased at Stitches Midwest last year that I will knit a sweater out of.
Pics to come soon of almost-finished-but-needing-more-yarn sweater and of the two possible-sweater yarns.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
***So, I didn't get buttons last night, but maybe I will tonight...I'm so close to being finished but it looks as though a trip to the store is going to hold me up.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Well, I finished the sleeves and got them connect to the rest of the body. (The body that has been knit for nearly a year)....but it's FINALLY getting there and I'm pretty excited about it. It's all downhill from this point--but downhill in a good way. The next pic I show you of this sweater will be buttons away from finished.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I have been knitting on this again. I think it should be done rather quickly. The body is waiting for the sleeves and I have one sleeve half done. I'm already in the planning (thinking) stages of my next sweater using a beautiful yarn from Briar Rose...I will try to remember to take pictures of the yarn soon.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Is this not just the coolest quilt you've ever seen? Leslie is a wonderful woman whom I recently taught to knit and whom has helped me get started quilting. She made this for me! She knew my love of frogs....and you know what the coolest thing about this quilt is? The line of fabrics feature knitting "stitches"!! How cool is that? She is really a great friend!
Here is my new sewing box. This is sooo me. I just had to show it off. I bought some other stuff as well, but I haven't taken pictures yet.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
The socks are Noro Silk Garden Sock, yum, in color S252. I also acquisitioned color S245. It's gorgeous!! I started the socks when I came home for lunch break today. I've only got three rounds done on the cuff, but I think I'm going to like it.
The shrugs are complete. One of them is a yarn I acquired long ago and have started many things and ripped them and therefore has no ball band. But it's cottony and beige in color and a really nice yarn. I altered the pattern a little bit but basically followed it. The other shrug is the same pattern, again different mods than the first one and a different yarn. This one is made of Rowan Wool Cotton in Antique held double. I love it! I finished it around midnight last night (shouldn't have stayed up so late) because I wanted to wear it to work. I got a lot of compliments.
I started the Rowan shrug first, but quickly ran out of yarn. So, I started the unknown-yarn shrug because I desperately wanted this shrug...even though I didn't get the rest of the Rowan until a week later, I finished them both within two days of each other. It was a pleasure knitting this pattern, although I didn't follow all the directions. I think I will knit more shrugs based on the same construction, but different. We'll see if I ever get there! I'm hoping to have pictures sometime soon, but I just don't know. Things are going on in my life that are drastically changing it and a lot that I thought I had I do not. I know that doesn't make any sense so think of me!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Not everyone is about frogs, though; like my guy. My guy likes penguins. He was out of town for a week at a convention and I missed him so much. So I decided to make him a penguin (ravelry link) for when he came home. Knitting this little penguin was fun and easy. It was my first attempt at a stuffed animal and I rather enjoyed the quick knit.
In other knitting news--yes, there has actually been knitting. I am still working on socks for my guy, but they have taken a backseat to a little shrug. Two little shrugs at the moment and soon to be three. I began the first one because I always wanted one like it. I started the second one because I ran out of yarn for the first one and I couldn't get to the LYS for at least a week. Then a certain little miss saw said shrugs and wants a little pink one...so, soon to be three. Hopefully the little miss can accompany me to the LYS and pick out her yarn (she likes pink, what little miss doesn't?!). Pictures of shrugs soon and a link to the free pattern if I can find it again!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
This was the first radish I decided to pick....the second one was much prettier, but I ate before it got anywhere close to the camera. They were both really good and spicy! The radishes were the only thing that I could eat...got tomatoes growing and squash, and I cannot believe how many hot banana peppers and jalapenos I have growing!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
I've always wanted a garden...and now I actually have one! It's been exciting, even though we bought most of the plants as plants and only planted a few things as seeds. We've only had two tomato plants take a dive (one is still holding on) and one squash plant(trampled by a dog). But all were replaced and I'm having a great time watching everything grow.
Friday, June 6, 2008
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Did you see those Darn Pretty needles? Well, then let me give you a closer look:
They should have been called Damn Beautiful needles...
Monday, March 3, 2008
I love taking fresh ingredients I have laying around and combining them with a simple sauce and pasta. I make all different kinds of pastas and I can never think of names for them because there are so many, most just variations of each other. This one has onions, carrots, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, and herbs sauteed in olive oil and then simmered in about 1/2 cup of white wine. While the veggies are cooking, I boil water and cook the pasta (always salt the water!). Before I drain the pasta, I add a few scoops of the pasta water to my "sauce" to thicken it up. Then, toss in the pasta, let it simmer for a minute or two and enjoy!
Simple pasta dishes like this are a staple for me. They are quick, easy, and you can throw anything in it you like!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Oh yeah....the yarn is Dream in Color Classy, black parade (I think) is the colorway.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Earlier this week, I got a puppy. Unfortunately, with my job and social life I decided I couldn't possibly give this little thing what she needed, so I had to give her back. It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. She was such a cool little thing, I hope someone can give her a good home and lots of attention.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
These pictures are old, as well as the FO, but I would like to point out that the ends are weaved in now and there are buttons on it as well. Maybe someday I will get around to posting recent pictures of it, but for now, this is what you get!