Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More Knitting

I've really lost my focus for school. I thought I would be able to focus after Valentine's day, but... it's just not working out. I started another knitting project, which I'm super excited about. It's coming along really fast and I enjoy it. Here is my progress...

Pattern: Bold & Bulky Cardigan by Stefanie Japel (The link is for the free version on the Lion Brand website, but this pattern is in the book, Fitted Knits, and this book has so many great patterns that I want to eventually try.

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Taupe (2 skeins) and Raspberry (1 skein)

Needles: Denise Interchangeable Needles Size 15.

Notes: The pattern calls for size 13, but my gauge was coming out too small so I went up a needle size. My gauge horizontal gauge is still off, but I decided to go for it anyway.

These are my favorite flowers... calla lilies... I bought these for myself at Whole Foods Market. They're so pretty!! ^___^

Flower bouquet from my hubby... also from Whole Foods. Love it! [You can see how messy my desk it... =P ]

I was craving this big time... so of course I had to make it! Yum yum!

Monday, February 16, 2009

For My Valentine

I was so excited and having too much fun making my hubby's Valentine's gift I was distracted from school stuff the past few days. =) I bought anniversary rings from Titanium Knights and they were awesome. I had to come up with how I would present them, and here it is...


The bear is a Tiny Ami Panda pattern from Ana Paula Rimoli and the heart is a free Corazon pattern from Owlishly that I found on Ravelry. I had to rearrange the muzzle and the eyes on the bear a few times... Getting the eyes off was a pain. I ended up just glueing the muzzle instead of sewing it because I was just too lazy.

I'm not very good at crocheting... I have it admit it was a little frustrating making these two items, but I guess I need to keep practicing. (Knitting seems to come more naturally to me than crocheting...) I do love the way they turned out and so did my husband.

Here is his card...

Opened: ^__^

Monday, February 9, 2009

Chunky Newsboy Cap

After a gruesome 4 hours of Organic Chemistry lab on Saturday, I was super stressed. So naturally, I knitted once I got home, and this was the result. =)


[The lighting is not that great because it was late at night...]

Pattern: Chunky Newsboy Cap
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman
Needles: Size 13 for the main part and Size 8 for the brim
Comments: This was a super fast, easy knit.

I was watching Kung Fu Panda while I was knitting this since I got the DVD for Christmas. I love this movie! Jack Black is awesome!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ramblings & Twinkle Twinkle Wisteria Scarf

Well... school has started again, and it looks like it's going to be a long semester. Between work and school, I'm not sure how much time I'm going to have for my many hobbies, which makes me a little sad.... sigh ...

I started this running/training program... couch potato to 5k. It's really helped me improve my running. I'm trying to decide if I run in a 5K at the end of this month. (Running in a 5K is one of my 2009 resolutions, but it seems too soon.) Hmmm... quite a quandry..

On another note... I went through our office closet, which is basically storage for my fabrics and other things, this weekend. I realized I bought a lot of fabric before I really knew how to sew with them. (Aside from the fact that I love hording fabric and patterns.) It looks like a have lots for WIPs, alterations for my hubby and other family members, and gifts to make... so much to do, not enough time!

= FO =
I did manage to make time for this. My cousin-in-law's birthday is coming up and I made her a little gift! =) I really like it, but I hope she likes it. It was a super fast knit. I think it only took me a total of 2.5 hours, which is really fast for me when it comes to knitting.


Pattern: Wisteria Scarf from Twinkle's Weekend Knits
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Cranberry
Needles: Size 35! (They were huge and a little clunky to use.

I must also mention that I LoVE Ravelry! I took a long break from knitting/crocheting this year because I spent more time sewing. Because of this, I hadn't been on Ravelry very often and now I realized how much I missed it.