Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
So, I totally splurged this week on some yarn - but it was definitely worth it! You remember the fingerless mittens I made a few weeks ago? Well, I had found the pattern on Ravelry and the yarn that the pattern was originally made of was this yarn from Bristol County Dyeworks. I looked high and low for a yarn locally that would even sort of come close, and could not find anything. Nada. So I went with the yarn that I found at the yarn store here in town, which I turned out to love! And, also the yarn from bcdyeworks was sold out. But I kept thinking about it and how pretty it was. I just happened to check this week again, and there just HAPPENED to be only one left - I knew I had to buy it! It came in the mail today and it was definitely worth it! It's beautiful and soft and I can't wait to make it into something beautiful! I'm thinking that I might possibly make another pair of fingerless mittens since I wear them a lot and this new color will be fun to wear. The pictures really do not do the yarn justice, it is so much prettier in person! I would definitely buy something from this store again, I got the yarn SO fast!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
So, I've got some sad news - the yarn store is closing! I got an email last week that if there wasn't a buyer by March 21st then it will be closing and in the meantime everything is 50% off. So of course I went in on Saturday to check out the sale and it was packed to the gills in there! Literally, there was like half the stock left! I'm wondering if they will even make it to the end of this month??? Crazy.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I hope everyone else had a great week also!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
I think God is showing me that even when I think things are dead, new life can spring forth and it can be beautiful.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
So, part of my goal is to go to spin 3 times a week now that I've joined the fitness club and yesterday I was so discouraged because I called to reserve a bike and the class had already filled up the day before! I was going to stay home and knit. But, I thought some exercise is better than none so I went and did the elyptical machine for 35 minutes. It was not so bad - the club was PACKED! because everyone has resolutions right now. I did sign up for the spin class for tonight so I'm definitely going to that!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I finally, finally finished the advent calendar!!!! Oh man I was beginning to think I would never finish it! The idea was from this Thanksgiving one from the Moda Bake Shop and I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas one! And, it was fun - just took forever! It will be good to have it ready for next year!
Next up is this wreath - I saw the idea on the blog Vacuuming in High Heels, only that one I think was all white and I thought it would be fun and pretty in pink for Valentine's Day. I haven't glued on the hearts yet, but I think I might. I'm also thinking I will trim the edges to make them a little more even. I think it will look cute on the front door, it will be fun to come home to it for me, anyways!
Next is a project in process. I have been soooo intimidated by double pointed needles and haven't tried anything in a round knitting-wise because of it! But, I think I'm over it! I went into the yarn shop a few weeks ago and the nice lady in there showed me a little bit how to cast on and divide the stitches. Then yesterday I watched a tutorial online and realized exactly what I had been doing wrong that it didn't make sense! I was backwards! Instead of knitting on the outside of the stitches I was on the inside. Argh! No wonder it didn't look right! None of my books showed any detail past casting on and dividing the stitches, I guess it should be obvious where to stitch??? Anyways, I am so excited because as you can see, I am about halfway through my first fingerless mitten!! Of course I post the finished product when it's done!