Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oooh eeee Ooooh ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang...

Sooo I'm so sorry I haven't written in a while. Things at work have become just that hectic. I won't go into it...way to much to go over.
Plus the move to ny is currently underway-ish.

I've started mittens, which are over at ravelry, I'll update with photos as soon as I'm on my regular computer (I'm on my work one right now...woot!).

I've also had a birthday :D! Yay me! I'm now 22 as of 5:03pm 1/13.
For my birthday the misses got me 3 needlework books and a crap load of yarn. Isn't that sweet! I got Stitch 'n Bitch: Happy Hooker, Plus Size Crochet, and Stitch n' Bitch Nation. I'm currently working on the PDQ hat pattern from SnT: Happy Hooker. It's turning out beautifully, and was extremely easy and quick to make. Instead of their colors, which are quite cute and I will probably do one in that color as well, I decided to use Chocolate Brown, Orange, and a multi (brown, tan, blue). I will definitely add photos when it's done. I've worked it up so fast I didn't even have a chance to put it up on Ravelry yet. Blaaah.

So other than that things are going very smoothly. I finished the Lacey Shell Scarf that I had started, as well as another Flapper hat for the misses. So yes I have been busy with my skill as well, definitely not neglecting it :P. Although...I have sort of neglected the mittens.. you know me and's taking alot of time, which isn't a bad thing, I just feel like ... "Is it turning out ok" sort of thing. I'll get over that, it's why I tried the mittens in the first place: TA DOW HOW YA LIKE ME NOW!? :P

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sittin' on te dock of the bay...

Ssoooooo after my high of making my first hat. I jumped into making a second! Yeah, in a simple 4 hours! And I think it only took that long because I took a break in between!!

That is just soooo crazy to me.

Here is my beloved for my beloved:

Isn't it just the cutest!!!!
I finished up my first one at work, and showed it around. Not to toot my own horn ...but.. BEEEEEP BEEEEEP... co-workers were asking me to make one for them aswell. I thought they were just being nice. But then folks were coming up with color ideas and different other styles too, it was bananas.
So yes I love making these hats, and will probably make tons more...but I still haven't forgotten my desire to knit. I'm techinically an intermediate beginner as I know how to Knit stitch, Purl stitch, Garter, and Stockingnette stitch. But explain to me why, I'm still scared!?!?!?

I'm over on ravelry, in this forum, and it's about "what patterns are you scared to try" and I'm like "Uuuuh, all of them!?". Of course smart asses replied to the forum with "It's just yarn, you can always take it out and start over". WELL DUH! But still that doesn't mean something can't intimedate you, geez.
I'm sick of making scarves, I want to try and make mittens, or socks, or EVEN attempt at a sweater. But I just don't feel as though I have enough foundation, though I know that I do. So it got me to thinking last night.. the reason I feel alittle more confident with Crocheting is because my mother taught me. I had visual instruction before ever reading or learning to read a pattern. With knitting...I haven't. Well not personal visual instruction. So I'm thinking maybe I should attend at least one class. Because maybe I feel like I need a professional's validation that what I'm doing is the correct way....I dunno... we'll see.. I think I'll try to mess around with it more in the mean time...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Now we're ridin' on the Bfly Bfly...

(Side note: was in Payless and Jessie McCartney's song was naturally it got stuck in mah head :P)


So as I was saying in my last post I've gone ahead and frogged the tote. LOL! Sorry but that just sounds and looks so funny as I type that. Froggin' the

After doing so, I sort of felt like I needed to try and start something else, (like I NEED more WIPs to be concerned about sheesh..) and my little fingers just couldn't keep still. Plus I know that I and the misses need hats to go with our scarves, sooo I've decided to try my hand (again) at making a hat. Plus I found this book that I bought last year, called Crochet Style, that I hadn't even thought of looking at until last night.

As I was flipping through it, I saw a couple of things that I wanted to do. The "Pastel" Flapper Hat being one of them. Now it called for Karabella Gossamer, I don't have any sort of gossamer or thinner yarn around (besides stretch sock yarn), and I don't want to use that sort of yarn if I might possibly mess up the stitch. :P. HOWEVER I do have Lily's Sugar 'n Cream that I have been DYING to work with again, becuase I love the feel of it, and I know that it's such a clean yarn that should anything go south it'll maintain.

So I start in, not expecting much... But so far it's moved along very fast, and I can honestly say, had I started this around 4-5pm I more than likely would have finished it. It's an incredibly easy pattern, increeeeedibly easy.

The girl is sitting right next to me, and has declared that she as well would like one to go with the scarf I gave her for christmas.

:) I'm more than happy to ablidge!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


I've decided to frog the Shells and Mesh Tote.. I'm just not feeling it any more for that one. It's actually worrying me a little, this is the second thing I've gotten rid of with this same yarn and I really like this yarn...

I think I'll have to really think this one through as to what I want to do with it. I think it's such a pretty color combo to just sit there and have nothing done with it. I'm of course looking up other tote ideas, as I think haveing 3 scarfs in progress is a bit much, even for me. I've also been looking into hats there's a few out there that I want to try.

(side note: They really know what they're doing when they show info-mercials at night :P "Wonder Hanger!!!").

So peoples? Any ideas?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Don't Stop 'Til Ya Get Enough!

I am totally loving the fact, that I've followed a pattern...and it's coming out the way it's supposed to...

This is a first for me!

Usually I read it...mess it up some how, go back, re-read it. Then realize that I've messed it up, have to frogg some of it ( a new term I've picked up :P, that's right, I'm cool now :D! yay me), re-re-read the pattern, and try to do it again. THEN I get frustrated, cause I've messed it up again, and decide to just forget about it. So yes, you could say this is a first for me.. and it toooootally rocks!

Plus, I'm doing it seemingly really fast, so I'll definitely be done with it by the end of January so I can give it to its new home. Giggidy!!

Seeee there it is! That was yesterday, since then I've added on 12 more rows with no problem! (knocks on wood).
Infact I'm actually running out of the yarn that I am using for it, so I'll have to go back and get more....and I just got my paycheck... Need Yarn + Yarn store + Just got paychcek do the math.. :P.