Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last post of the year!

Love this gift from Gretchen! Just what I need when Chips starts playing with my yarn!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Awesome gifts from a kick ass friend!

Well, look at what came in the mail the other day. A boxful of goodies for a yarn nut like me!
This soap is unscented yet still smells very yummy!
The yarn that Gretchen spun from just a bag of fiber. I got lots of bright colors cuz I think I'm going to be going through a crazy colored scarf phase soon...
More of Gretchen's handiwork.
The last bag of fiber turned into pretty, pretty yarn!
Is there anything Gretchen can't do with yarn???? How cute are these socks? There is also one other gift I left out and will post about soon! It's so cool and functional!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sewing up some loose ends...

The finishing touches on some Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Crochet cartoon

In other news, I am making a sweater vest type thing for myself in violet colored yarn. It's got a boxy shape to it which will make me look cute or accentuate the fact that I'm pregnant. Speaking of which, I added more baby patterns to my queue now that I found out the sex. Bring on the little dresses and cute sweaters!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Tunic Project

The tunic project is finally done! Whoohoo! The only thing that's left is to sew on the pockets at some point. I would've modeled this but the baby bump would just make the tunic look weird.
Some close ups of the straps, neckline, and arm holes.
The pockets which will be sewn on when warmer weather comes around and I can wear it.
The whole project made from Lion Brand Cotton-Ease yarn in the color of taupe.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The hat turned cowl project

It started out as a winter hat for Michael but towards the end of the project frustration set in. I don't know if it was the fact that Mad Men was on and I couldn't concentrate but as you may know by now I really detest the finishing process. I had to somehow weave yarn and pull to create the top of the hat but it turns out that the hat was too big for Michael's head anyway.

So, I remembered this cowl project I was reading about on Julia's blog and decided to rip out the sewing job on top and keep the project as is - a cowl. Michael thought this was pretty cool. Made from Lions Brand Wool-Ease in the color mink.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Casting on...

stinks! I am trying to knit but at this rate it's looking pretty sad...
I've tried watching tons of videos but as I'm learning there's a zillion ways to cast on. Maybe during Christmas vacation when I have the patience I will try to tackle this again. But for now, I need to step away from the knitting needles.