Sunday, December 4, 2011
I have been thinking lately to jazz up my blog a bit and post goals to become a better knitter. I think my knitting ability is still beginner and I need to challenge myself!
So I will be starting daily entries on my mission to become an AWESOME knitter! not good, not great.... awesome.
So I will set up goals to accomplish, once that one is accomplished, then I will move on to the next goal.
My ultimate goal is to knit a sweater so come follow my journey!
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Saturday, December 3, 2011
& happy December :) I cannot believe how fast November went and I felt like I had tons of time to go Christmas shopping. Now we only have 21 days until christmas morning gift opening :o
I have been knitting a gift for a friend lately and I will be knitting like crazy this month because my friends and I are having a Christmas get together and giving homemade gifts this year! I know, so cute right? I will post photos from that day because I have a feeling the presents will be so adorable. I have very creative friends I realized when we came up with this idea of homemade gifts.. one bakes and crochets, one sews and interested in fashion, and the third paints and is very artistic, and me of course I knit :) so there will be a variety in the gifts that's for sure. I'm really excited!
Have good day!!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Tonight I decorated the Christmas tree with my family. It was so fun to hang up all the ornaments that have become a tradition to hang in our family. My mom absolutely adores christmas ornaments, she has a huge collection. The tree is literally packed with ornaments, I don't think there is space for anymore. I bought her the new Starbucks ornament this year.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I knitted my first mitten and the thumb turned out to be HUGE! It is my very first attempt. A word of advise for all you beginner knitters out there(like me), make sure when watching a video on how to knit something you count how many stitches the person did. My thumb was about 20 stitches longer than the woman in the videos. (lol)
In other news, my photo finally appeared on the Blacksheep and Ewe website!! I kept checking back and I had gone in October. I'm glad they posted it. This was from a craft fair I went to and they loved that I had used one of their scarf kits from the year before so they took my photo for their website :)
Me and my "Amelia" scarf :)
I'll post again soon!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I just got home from a whole day of shopping with my mom and sister and I am so tired now. I realise I am not as interested in shopping as I once was. It may be because I only wear polos and jeans 5 days a week for work and there's no need for any fashion sense there. Also the dresses that I used to get excited by to get all dressed up and go clubbing in only make me feel nostaligc now. I don't really go out clubbing anymore, don't know if it's a me thing or an age thing.
So this morning I knitted a lot of my friend's scarf for Christmas while I watched 500 days of Summer. This movie is so good for anyone who's broken up with someone just because the feeling wasn't there. It makes you feel less wierd for doing so.
I am tackling a mitten project now and it's not going so well but I must keep going because eventually I will knit them and forever have the skill of knitting mittens. I can't wait!
Okay that's it for now! hope you all had a great Sunday and I'll check in again tomorrow
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I got this cute wool from Michaels awhile back and decided to use it to make a cozy scarf :) It's called Loops & Threads Pom-Pom and I found it at Michaels. Here's a link to see the wool and the colors that it can come in.
Then once you knit with it for awhile it turns into just fuzziness
You can easily see the stitches on your needles, so it's not too difficult to knit with. I was thinking that binding off may be a little tricky though.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
so the boyfriend liked my scarf last night. He put the ends together and then pulled them through the middle. I am so happy to be done and that it was a success :)
I have started on another piece that is a christmas gift for a friend, another striped scarf which I do enjoy knitting.Today I went to the pumpkin patch with my family! here are some photos from the day. It was perfect weather and a great time. Our shoes got stuck in the mud as we were walking though... must remember next year to wear rain boots. :P
The barn from the tractor
Pumpkins and gourds
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I got my hair cut today. This always makes me feel really good and refreshed. I got it cut at a mall nearby and of course it began to rain as I was leaving so I had to shield my hair from the rain. Here's a picture of how it turned out!:
Did you know you can actually get feathers put in your hair now? my hair dresser told me its like hair extensions but with feathers instead. Here's a link to explain further.
I am so thankful for the weekend when it comes because it allows me to slow down and take some time to focus on myself and most of all, my knitting.
I finished the red and blue scarf I was working on for my boyfriend. I just need to weave in the ends that were left at the beginning of each row.
Have a good day! I'll let you know how he liked it :)