Saturday, September 26, 2009

It has been quite awhile!!

I just haven't really felt like knitting in awhile. :/ Sad as that may be, I have been doing a lot of other things!! I have mainly been focusing on my photography and really honing my skills! I have a website for that- I am super excited and have definitely found a true passion for myself. Maybe even a future career...

Anyways, now that fall is in the air, I have been inspired to knit again. My WIPs are pretty much in the same stage they have been at since... The last time I posted. They are very very lonely! :( I have worked on my sweater (Hey Teach) a few times over the summer. I just haven't been in the mood. It has been pretty warm around here.

I think, though, that I would like to kick off with something simple. Probably a hat! I will let you know what I decide to start with, but for now, I am off to give my stash some much needed love!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Summer Interweave Knits

I have never purchased an issue of Interweave Knits, but this coming issue looks like it has some great knits! I am thinking I might purchase it! Here are some of my favorites:

Stanwyk Pullover

I really like the style of this, but I am not sure I would be up to knitting a garment for myself on size 3 needles...

Great Gatsby Dress

Lately I am all about wearing dresses! I love this dress, and I think I would enjoy knitting it. I don't know, however, if it would look nice on my shape or not.

Ribbons and Lace Cardigan

Of course! I love cardis. It is the teacher in me, I think. Heehee. I think this is really cute and I think I will be knitting this in the future!

I didn't do very much knitting over the weekend. DJ and I have been going bowling quite a bit lately. He really enjoys it and would like to join a league. I just go to hang out with our friends and to have fun. I have been improving my technique, though, and a higher score always makes it more fun for me!

I am coming down to the last month of the Spring Semester at school. I had thought briefly about registering for Summer classes, but I would much rather have the freedom to spend time with my friends who went away for school. I am going to be taking vocal lessons because I feel like I have made a lot of progress vocally over the past school year and I would like to stay in practice.

Now that I have told you my plan for the next few months... :P I hope your Monday wasn't too... Monday-ish! ^_^

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Raindrops on roses...

...And whiskers on kittens...

I have been feeling like taking a lot of photos lately, and I am trying to teach myself how to edit them and such... Anyways, today was a rainy day so I decided to try and capture some raindrops.

Last night I started on the lace portion of Hey, Teach! I have never worked using a chart before and about six rows in I realized I had messed up royally. I had forgotten the two stockinette stitches at the beginning and end of each row, then I tried to compensate by knitting together stitches and... Ugh. I finally had to admit that it wasn't right. So I just let the project sit overnight and I picked it up again today for frogging and restarted the lace. Here you see the first repeat, minus two rows. I wanted to make sure there was enough light for photographing!

A close up of the lace pattern. (I need to do my nails. :P)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I have grown a little bored with my plain old sock, so I have switched over to the lovely Hey, Teach! I am loving working with this yarn (Knit Picks Comfy). It is so soft, and I love the color. I have about six inches of the back finished as of this post.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wondrous Wednesday

The sun smiled on the world, the wind ran its whispery fingers through the branches of the trees, and the temperature was just right. I sat outside and ate my lunch of strawberries and a ham sandwich today, and then decided to take my sock out for some fresh air. My camera became envious, so I had to take her for a little stroll. Below, you will see what we found.

My sock. I am almost past the gusset stitches. Just a few more rounds before I will be knitting away on the foot, then the toe, then starting the second sock! Now that the weather is warming up, I would really like to work on my Hey, Teach! Soon, soon. ^_^

I hope your day was as beautiful as mine!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


We have been sewing away on the costumes for this year's musical! I thought I would just show you some of what is happening here in costume land, since I have no knitting to show you...

This is my new best friend! I love this machine. It works so nicely for me. We are definitely going to be working together in the future. I envision skirts for myself and maybe some dresses... We shall see. In any case, you can see I was sewing on fringe for Indian costumes.

Fabrics for the "Forest Spirit" characters.

Various threads

The Algonquin costumes. Pretty much all of these have been made this year. We have never put on this musical before, so it has been a lot of work sewing all the costumes!

The settler costumes. Luckily, most of these had already been made. I think the only new costume here is the first one in the first photo. Of course, adjustments had to be made to make sure they fit the musical, and the actor!

I will try to share photos when we get the costumes on the kids who are actually wearing them. We have decided that this year has been the most work, with hand sewing beads on collars, belts, and head bands being the most time consuming task!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's a beautiful day!

Today was lovely! It was sunny, and a little bit warmer than it has been, so I decided to take a walk around the yard. I got some fresh air, which was nice. I took my camera along just in case anything of interest popped up...

The first little tulip (or hyacinth... not quite sure) shoots are pushing their heads up through the softening ground.

Just a random shot of the gate to the pool... Trying to be artsy. Haha.

Ivy... Of the Elephant Ear sort, my Grandmother says.

Intertwined limbs on my favorite tree to take photos in front of in the summer... It is a little too bare at present for that.

A trellis for my Grandmother's roses.

My dear old Mimi herself!

And now for some fiber-related photos!

The squares I recieved from the Ron's Blanket Swap.

My current sock project. I am calling these River socks, on account of them reminding me of a muddy river.

I am also working on knitting a squirrel tail at present... Strange, yes, but it is for a costume for a musical...

Hope the rest of your week is magical! ^_^