Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quick Style

Quickly now, because I've things to do today, all my most recent FO's.(in no particular order)

First up, St-St socks Colorway-Purple Rain by Chameleon Colorworks.

Next we have my brother's x-mas gift. The pattern is Sugar Push by FiberDreams (SP for the Rav Link, FD for the blog link). The detail on my pic is a little hard to see but it's an easy pattern! These were my 1st pair of Fingerless mitts (ok, my first-anything to do with hands project).

Then, one of many Beanies (3 in total but I didn't get pictures of the other two) of Matthew's fellow Marines. This one has a great story behind it. His buddy was teasing him for wearing the beanies I made him (every night) saying how lame it was etc. Well Matthew finds out it's because he's jealous he doesn't have one so Matthew tells him I'll make him a beanie (Thanks for asking hun) but that it'll be pink. He was all, "I'd f-ing rock a pink beanie". So I knit one. Then last minuet (no pic yet sorry) I added cat ears. *snort* Luckily the guys since of humor matches ours and I think he'll fully appreciate it. (That and I offered to knit him a real one once he opens it). He promised me pictures.

And finally, I scored TWO skeins of WOLLMEISE LACE! Details later, cause I have no clue what to knit with them! (And really? I don't need 3400yards of the same colorway. I"d be willing to trade for a different colorway if you've got one).

Have a lovely day! (and help! I've no WIP's AT ALL!!!)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Must Have Calander

*snork* I NEED this calendar. It's just too funny. You can click to see all the months. I love!

Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Ahhhh good times. Good yarn.

How do you thin my husband would feel if I had this on my wall when he got home? *snicker*

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I've Been Knitting!

Really! Which is why I haven't posted! (or perhaps I'm lazy? naah)
So my current WIP's are a pair of st-st socks done in Chameleon Colorworks Bambino, color Purple Rain (no pics sorry) and a pair of Fingerless Gloves called "Sugar Push" by Laura Patterson (Rav Link). I finished one glove and am one pattern repeat away from starting the thumb gusset. Yea! They've turned out wonderfully and the pattern is very easy to use. My first pair!

I've also finished 2 beanies for Matthew's co-workers; one in red and one in pink with cat ears (but he'll get the humor behind it). Although since it's in pink, it looks more like piggy ears. Oh well.

I've been reading too. A bunch. And I spun a little as well. I really need to finish that colorway (ask me later) since it's been on there forever. I've got good plans for it though. Can't say yet. :)

Have a great one.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Strawberry Fields

My Strawberry Quilt is finally done! It's being modeled on my parents California King sized bed. However, I didn't pre-wash any of the material so it'll shrink up a bit in the wash. This way, it'll still more than cover my queen size bed and I won't have to fight for the covers when Matthew gets home....much. :)

The color is true in the top picture. The Bottom shows the quilting detail but the color is off. It's strawberries and flowers/leaves.

I got to talk to Matthew yesterday and he is doing well. it was a wonderful conversation and I still have a smile on my face from it. I love him so, so much. :D

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm Proud to be An American Again.

Thank You.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Aaaaaand I'm Back!

It was quite the month I must say! Matthew is doing well and I'm doing well. I've kept stupid busy last month (!) and am looking forward to some down time. I am so happy it's November. We've gone one month already and now only 6 more to go! SO what exactly did I do the past month, and why didn't I blog? Well....:

1: I read 36 books in 28 days
2: I finished 2 pairs of socks (all that reading kept me from knitting)
3: I worked.
4: I talked with Matthew fairly frequently.
5: There was some stupid drama involving his parents.
6: I was in a craft swap.

I'd list all the books, but really, it's just too many. However they ARE series so: *Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evaonvich
* Hanna Swenson Series by Joanne Fluke
*Fever Series by Karen Marie Moaning
* Random non-series books

Now the socks: Ugh. I hated the color on the first pair, Red, Black and White are not my favorite by any stretch. I've done the pattern Before (Swirls by Monica Jines) and while I like it, it was just boring to do the same pattern for the 3rd time. The yarn was BMFA STR and it was the Knitter's Without Borders colorway (which was the only reason I bought them).

The second Pair was from the Loopy Ewe Sock Club kit. I was doing fine on it until I got stuck on the pattern after you start the gusset decreases so it sat there for over a month. Again, the color is not my scheme really, but it was a sock club so there you go. It's was Dream In Color Smooshy: Spicy Smooches and the Pattern was Hug's and Kisses (it's X's and O's not that you can tell from the pic) By: Debbie O'Neil.

I'm currentally working on a scarf for my aunt for X-Mas and it's coming along nicely (and in a color I love). It's an easy pattern (The Waltz by Sarah Dupuis) to memorize so I'm finding my knitting MoJo again.

And just because I'm a total braggart:

It's a 2.10 Karat Topaz with smaller white topaz in a yellow gold setting. One of the jewelers at the mall near my house is going out of business (OK FIX THE ECONOMY PLEASE) and so everything was 50-70% off. I got that ring for $150 with tax. Matthew hasn't seen it yet, but who knows, maybe he'll buy it as a gift for me. Our anniversary *is* next Sunday. (Ok so our tattoos are the real anniversary present but I can't hardly resist good jewelry for cheap).

Anyway, I hope everyone has been having a lovely month and i'll be posting MUCH more frequently now. :)It's back to knitting for me.