Friday, July 9, 2010

loopy Swap

So I participated in teh Loopy Ewe Swap on Ravelry and here's a direct copy/paste of a post about what i got (typing=hurty so I'm only doing it once with no re formatting-you understand I assume)

Ok so! I got my package a few days ago and was waiting for either good weather (it's been over cast here) and/or my arm to stop hurting enough to type. Since the two have yet to coincide I decided to just take the pictures anyway. :)

To here's the overview of the package that [MidnightD](/people/MidnightD) sent me I love it!!

Summer is movies and ice cream (which she sent but we'll get to that) so she got me blazing saddles (squee!!!) and everything came in the adorable woven bag! (I love it desperately btw) A little bowl, pen (I've used to write to my husband with) a "s" clip (already useful for my keys SO HANDY!!) and and and the best smelling soap EVER. Apparently her friend makes it and they are divine. One is Lavender and the other is sheer yummyness. My bathroom smells like an apothecary and I'm so delighted by it!

the knitted item was a pair of perfectly fitted socks (My left foot is a shoe size larger than my right) in all of my favorite colors! pardon the crappy photo lol:

She also sent me malibrigo off my loopy wishlist that I had wanted for...somethign in my que. But of course I forgot which. I'll jsut ave to look through it again! In purple, drool. J'adore purple!
And there's a "silk" hanky she dyed herself:

And the most amusing aspect- She sent me **ICE CREAM**!!

It's freeze dried and I can't wait to dig in. Hubby has already asked me to mail him one but I can't decide if I love him enough. :D :D :D (I do but it's *mine*!)

Thank you so so much!!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

little Knitting

Well, where to begin.

I've tendinitis in my left arm and I suspect my right arm is getting it too. The doctor put me off from knitting for a month and I've slowly worked at getting back into it. But I can either type or knit, and I assume you all know my preference.

Matthew deployed mid-may and I moved back in with my parents. he's doing well in that he's on a ship for this deployment so things are much less stressful than last. He has however been hideously sick once with a stomach bug and now with some kind of fever/sore throat. Of course the core-men have no clue what's going on and have given him nothing. -_- He's taking night quill of his own accord. But he's safe and that's whats important.

I've been good, reading and embroidering and sewing. I'll do another post soon, once i get pictures (I've had an excellent mail week)taken and all that fun stuff. I walked in my college graduation and have one more class this fall before I graduate! Adn then, matthew will be home and it's our last deployment! I bet you can tell I'm happy!

I hope everyone is doing well!

Friday, April 16, 2010

10,000 Hours

I finally decided on a project for the whole 10,000 hours idea. That's where you do one thing for 10k hours and will become a master at it. I decided to learn to draw/paint, all of that art genre. I've a friend who is teaching me some of the basics, I'll take classes and all that. But to start off my friend had me draw a tree adn human form. I think I did alright all in all.
My First tree! And my first two people:


See? Not too bad for first attempts! I'm pretty pleased with myself all in all. In other news, I finished my S3x in the Knitty Scarf in Malabrigo Ravelry Red:

And am about to cast on a sock in BMFA Grimm's Willow Wren. I'm thinking RPM's since I've never done them before. Of course, I need to get some latin done first. :)

Friday, April 9, 2010


Hello! Happy Friday! Guess who has some projects to show you? :D The first is my most recent finished object; Swirls Socks in Fleece Artist (Cedar).
They were a nice, busy-work sort of knit. With everything that's been going on you could say I've needed easy thigns. :)

My current project otn is Carrie's Scarf (rav link). It's inspired by the new Sex in the City movie-of which I've never seen the prior or the show. But I got it as a lovely gift from my friend and it's in MALABRIGO! A bunch of us are doing it at knit night as a pseudo KAL. The color is Ravelry red and I'm well into the second ball of the 4 I got. The picture was taken when I was still working on the first ball so imagine it way longer! And sadly, the second ball is NOT the same shade of red despite begin in the same dye-lot. Way to go Malabrigo. Ah well. I'm really not that picky and also, so not willing to rip out the work. :)
(but longer) That's really all I'm working on currently, I've packing and school to attend to as well as deployment (ah, yes, that's coming up again) and COLLEGE GRADUATION! :D

Monday, April 5, 2010

Etsy Jewelry

Well, time slipped by didn't it? I've gotten some knitting done, and will get to photos soooooooon(ish). But for today I'm going to be sharing some of my favorite Etsy Jewelry Sites (I've many categories so maybe this'll be a theme throughout posts?).

First up is one I just bought from today called birdzNbeez. She features all jewelry types with an emphasis on Lockets. Here's the bracelet I just bought.

Infusion Glassworks is up next. I was in a pottery throwing class with the artist so I was able to see first hand how careful she is with her (very, very nice) artwork. Jenny is fantastic and her jewelry is stunning!

Skylark Studio's has a few necklaces (lotus) and earrings I want but it's a bit pricey for myself at the moment. Looks like quality pieces though!

Biliana Art Things is another fave shop. I've a necklace and pair of earrings from her. I love her drawings, though I will say that the earrings I have is a cutout of her art and adhered to the jewelry piece. Doesn't bother me but it may some. Crazy fast (and cheap) shipping when I bought from her.

The next few are steam punk/goth/fantasy esque shops. I like costumes, and sparkly things as well as neat looking things sooo:

Trash & Trinkets- I adore gypsy type jewelry and she has such neat things!

EJP Creations- because everyone needs a wicked tiara!

BellaLilli -Shiny pretty things

And Finally, London's Gate, for all your steam punk needs!

So that's some of my favorite things (feel free by the way to buy me stuff from them *wink*). Enjoy!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Posted on the Wench at home as well

Happy (ish) Saturday everyone! I've been in kind of a funk lately and haven't really done much of anything useful. Well, except for the fact that I finished my finals! I am done, done, done for 5 glorious weeks. What will I do with myself?

In any event, it doesn't feel like Christmas per-say lately. How can I when it looks like this outside:

And I'm doing this:

Winter is in two days and California was resoundingly cliche with 78 degree weather today. There's a blizzard on the east coast and I can't even get some clouds? Luckily, it's supposed to reach the 60's tomorrow!

But other than Finals and hanging out with some friends and doing a little bit of knitting, not much is going on around Casam Wench. I'm hoping the dissatisfaction and stress and doubts and nerves go away soon, it's driving me batty. Maybe I'll go knit something.

Happy Yule to those who celebrate it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

FInished Object!

Spring Beret by Natalie Larson (rav link)

It matches my sweater! I mean, clearly since it's the same yarn. But still!

Ta Daaaaaaa.