Friday, August 30, 2013

FO Friday 9/6/13


This easy crochet blanket is so bright and cheery! I started and finished this right before little one was born.

I love how the colors are reminiscent of an inside out electric watermelon.

This is based on the neat ripple pattern found here . I made the stripes wide, not sure why. I just felt like it I guess. I like how it turned out! You can see more pictures of mine here .

I think she likes it too.

FO Friday 8/30/13

Hello again!

I think I'm going to split up my older FO's to show one a week. This is mostly to ensure I keep posting, since it takes me so long to finish things anymore.

Little one sleeps in her crib overnight (yay!) but refuses to nap unless she's being held. We're working on it. For now though, that means my only real crafting time is after baby bedtime. I do what I can.

Remember that ABABA scarf I started for my sister last year? Well it's done! You can see it on Ravelry here. I will also post pictures below.

I quite like it! I almost didn't want to give it away, but I knew my sister would love it. 

I used knitpicks chroma in the colorway fossil. The yarn is the same weight, but this time the scarf seemed to come out bigger. I like it much better! I might need to go back and make one of these for myself after all!

I didn't block the scarf. My sister lives states away, and I finished it right before my mom (who lives near her) came for a visit. I figured I'd rather send it with my mom than take the time to try and block it and let it dry (probably necessitating a trip to the post office and the extra shipping expense) so I just gave my sister instructions on how to do it if she decides she would like to.

I really enjoy this pattern, but at the same time I'm glad that this is finally finished. It took forever! (Not a whole year, I did put it away for quite awhile.) I think I just need to stop agreeing to do the same project more than once in a row. Especially projects that take such thin yarn... It gets kind of monotonous.

Anyway, that's all for now. Have you finished any pretties recently?

Happy crafting!

Eta I never showed you my first ABABA?! Oh my! That's terrible! Here it is-

It was very pretty, but kind of small. I ended up giving it to a friend's daughter because she loved it and it matched her coat perfectly.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIP Wednesday 8/28/13

Hi friends!

We can go into all of the crafty projects I've been working on since my disconnect from the blog world later, for now I just want to talk about my current projects. I have two.

The first is a knit scarf/shawlette called Hitchhiker by Martina Behm. The pattern can be found on Ravelry Here . It seems to be very popular, and I can see why!  The knitting is simple, but not boring, and it's going pretty quickly! I'm definitely loving the pattern so far. Even as a fairly new entrant to the knitting world I understand everything well. Here are some progress photos-

It will actually be bigger by the time this posts, I've been working on it as often as possible. I'm using Malabrigo sock yarn in the colorway stone chat. Pretty, isn't it?

The other thing I am currently working on is alien cow scarf #2. It is a simple double crochet scarf in some boucle yarn I bought from JoAnn's ages ago. I managed to make a huge one for myself last year, and my friend liked it so much that I'm making a smaller one for her from the leftovers. Here it is so far 

Those white looking dots are actually a light pink, I just have bad lighting right now. This yarn is kind of a nightmare to work with, but it makes a delightfully light and soft scrunchable scarf. The texture gets even better (add more softness and slinky-ness) after a trip through the washer and dryer too!

Hope you all are working on fun projects too! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Long time no see! Is anyone still out there?

I know I disappeared, but life happens. First, I couldn't really knit or crochet because my wrists were hurting. I didn't really feel like baking either, so I had nothing to write about.

Then I found out that the reason I didn't feel like doing anything was because I was pregnant. I didn't really want to announce that to the Internet until at least the first three months had passed, so I just didn't post. By the time I was ready to announce it I had an ego attack and decided no one would care. 

Since my little one was born I haven't really had any time to post. (Not to mention my computer is in her room, so after bedtime posting was not an option.) I have recently discovered that blogger has an app, so I can post from my phone!! This means that I should *fingers crossed* be able to post more often now. 

I promise not to turn this into a hardcore parenting blog, but since this does focus on my life there will be mentions of my little stinky bear from time to time. Here's a picture for future reference-

Man, time has been flying! I can't believe how big she's getting!

Since this is kind of a coming back post it's not going to have much else in it. I should have more craft related stuff up soon.

Happy crafting!

Ps: please forgive any typos until I get better at using my phone's keyboard. Thanks!