Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Little tiny spots
Floating in the air
Turning into dots
All around the fair

Shiny bright balloons
One for each child
Faces round as moons
Each hold a smile

Written by: me!

I wrote this song in my Fundamentals of Music class today! ^_^

Coming soon: Finished sock (singular) and the beginnings of a pair if No Purl Monkeys.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hey! Swatch it!

I got some new yarn from Knitpicks! Yay! This is the yarn in my first ever swatch. Haha... Probably should have been doing a few more of those. Oh, well. The yarn is Knitpicks Comfy in Planetarium. It's so soft and delicious. But what am I going to make with it? Hey, Teach! Of course. I hope it works out well. ^_^

I am also saving my swatch (along with others I may make...) for a blanket like Ron's of my very own! (That's a Ravelry link.) If you are into Harry Potter, you should check out the swap! Hurry, though, because sign ups end tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Have you seen this sweater?

I saw this sweater... capelet... thing at H&M and I want it!! I didn't want to shell out thirty bucks for it, though, when I could probably make it for myself, and have fun doing it, too! I know the photo isn't all that great of quality, but can you remember seeing any pattern like this? It's kind of like the Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet, but it's more drapey and flowy. I guess I could have taken a photo of it on me... Oh, well. Can anyone help?? Haha.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Fun!

I babysat three of my little cousins this past Sunday and we had a lot of fun! DJ and I took them to the pumpkin patch and they each picked out a small-ish pumpkin and a colorful gourd. After that we went out to lunch and then headed back home to carve our pumpkins. I cut out the tops of each of their lil pumpkins and let them scoop out all the insides. We saved some of the seeds for baking and eating later! Then they each told me what they wanted on their pumpkin and then the two of us sat together and talked while I carved and the other two watched a Halloween movie. I think they really enjoyed our special time together. After I finished all of their pumpkins I lit a candle in each one and turned out all the lights. The looks on their precious little faces were just priceless. They were just so excited! It almost made me tear up! ^_^

Here is a photo of the finished pumpkins, although it didn't turn out very well... We have a spider, a mad face, and a happy face.

Oh! Here is the website of my friend Ashley. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I love October!

October is my favorite month! I just love fall and Halloween! There will be lots of fall pictures popping up on the blog soon. The leaves have just started to turn... Time to break out the knits. It's also the time when I feel most inspired to knit many different things. I feel very generous with my knits at this time of year, too. But I have to save them for the holidays!!

This photo was not taken by me but by my friend Ashley, this little cutie's momma. She has a website for her photography business, but I cannot for the life of me find it right now.

Today I babysat for the girls I sat for over the summer. It has been a month since I saw them last! They have changed so much in such a small amount of time. The baby starting walking, finally! And the older sis got some cute bangs cut. I miss being with them everyday, but I will probably be watching them regularly again soon. ^_^

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Look what I made!

Sock blockers! I used the popular Little Sesame Knits tutorial and plastic placemats from the Dollar Store. I made two sets of the Pirates of the Carribbean blockers, one for DJ's momma and one for his sister. I want to have a nice way to present their Christmas socks. I made the Tinkerbell set for myself. ^_^

DJ went to the Apple Store today, which I find to be boring. No offense to anyone who loves the place, I am just not into it... : \ Anyways, while he was there I went to Barnes and Noble. Mmm... Books. ^_^ I bought Knitting Rules! Oh, how I love the Yarn Harlot. I don't care who ya are, she's funny! I don't remember where I heard that the first time, but every time DJ says it I bust up laughing!