Monday, December 28, 2009

Fingerless Gloves Frenzy!

This year for Christmas, I decided to go a little nuts about knitting. I wanted to take on knitting projects, but I also needed to keep reading to finish my New Year's resolution (to be discussed in the coming days). I decided that to make something for every girl in the family (Mom, Katy, Becky, Anne, Emily, and Orinthea), I'd have to plan it out a bit. Thus started the monthly knitting goals. One pair of fingerless gloves every month from July through December. I ended up making my goal only by finishing the gloves into the late afternoon on Christmas Eve. It was worth every stitch and end to tie in. The bounty was plentiful:

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to us!

Thanks to the need to work for a living, we tend to not get as much time around the actual holiday as we like. Josh and I decided that this year we would make some new traditions for our newly wedded bliss. It started last week with making a Gingerbread house out of Rice Krispie Treats instead of Gingerbread.

After creating the house, we decided to take all of Wednesday for Christmas (2 days early). The day was filled with food, games (Josh beat me at Risk), and a dinner of Game Hen by the fire. All in all, it was a wonderful evening! (And the treats were tasty too!).

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Oh Mistletoe!

This year I wanted to have some mistletoe for kisses! Instead of buying a plastic or plant type, I decided that knitting one would be more fun!

By making a knitted mistletoe, Josh and I can have years of kisses underneath. It is knitted with a fuzzy green yarn, white berries and a yellow I cord to hold it all together.

If you come over to our house, watch out if you're going into the kitchen... kisses may be on their way. SWAK!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pride & Prejudice, and knitting!

Aah, two obsessions side by side! As I thought through what was going to be a good knitting afternoon, I pondered watching some good Austen fun! At 1pm, I started watching A&E's Pride & Prejudice while getting started on two new projects. Now, after just watching the lake scene (I <3 Colin Firth), I decided to let others in on my obsession.

I am sitting here in my living room with 4 out of the 6 hours done on the miniseries with two new projects in the works. The first is an Odessa hat that is all MINE!!!! I had made some fingerless gloves a few years ago and never made a matching hat although I had bought the yarn. Now, after a long time, it will be used up.

Second is an earwarmer thing that I am creating for Josh. I will have to write up the pattern when I am done and post it on Ravelry. Who knows if it will work or not. If so, I might have to make myself one. It is using Cascade Fixation (cotton, elastic, and machine washing, oh my!). Josh will get a black one, and I am tempted to make myself one in black and hot pink. We will be stylish on our runs this winter around Green Lake!

Now onto the best part of the miniseries. Lizzie shaming Lady Catherine de Burgh!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sweater Weather

This November, I am attempting to wear all of my sweaters without repeat. It will last about a month if I wear at least one sweater a day. As of the last 9 days, I have worn 9 different sweaters. If I didn't have 4 other projects going, I'd try and knit a sweater. Maybe in the spring...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I heart Wedgwood

Every fall I remember why Fall has become my favorite season, and why it's even better in Seattle. Before Josh and I moved to the Wedgwood Neighborhood, I would always comment on the beautiful fall foliage.

So, while I walked to the post office yesterday, I tried valiantly to capture a bit of the red leaf-works that happen at this time of year.

Now it is time for a good cup of hot spiced cider, a blanket and knitting.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Setting my sights on an e-revolution!

Email, Facebook, Ravelry, now it's time for a blog.Check back later for my first knitting blog.