Thursday, January 24, 2013

Finished things!!

So I have finished two things lately, one is the baby blanket for my cousin's baby and the second is a hat for my friend! I am really happy with how both came out. The blanket is a striped garter stitch blanket in gender neutral colors and it is so squishy and soft. The hat is a bit slouchy and striped with some fun colors. Can't wait to get them off to their recipients!!

Monday, December 3, 2012


Just finished a pair of mittens made from the "Warmest Mittens" pattern on ravelry. They were super easy and quick and I can definitely see myself using this as a go to pattern for myself and for gifts. I'm thinking about making a few pairs for the upcoming holiday season since I was able to finish them in a day!

Also, I have been making decent progress on my cousin's baby blanket. I am almost done with the fourth stripe and will be moving on to the fifth (out of seven) shortly!

I really love knitting when it's cold enough out to wear the things I make! So exciting! :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Casting On

I'm starting a new project and I'm really excited about it! My oldest cousin is having a baby and she's the first in the family to do so. So, I decided that I wanted to knit her baby a blanket. I am going to knit this, it is a striped garter stitch blanket. I like the simplicity of it and I like the yarn colors I have chosen (similar to the ones that they have). Hopefully my yarn proves to be soft enough for a baby, and if not, I'll figure something else out!

Here's a fun instagram photo that I took of my yarn. It doesn't actually show the colors that well but I like it anyways :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Starting a new project today. I'm going to make another GAP-tastic cowl because my first one made me so happy!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I learned how to crochet!

Granny square afghan, here I come!!

I decided that I wanted to learn how to crochet granny squares because I love them and it would be great to be able to make an afghan or two (or a million)!! They are so quick and easy that I can imagine myself making afghans for everyone I know. The only problem now is that my budget just doesn't have enough room in it for afghan amounts of yarn! Oh well.

Anyways, here are some pictures of the granny squares that I've completed. I am just making them out of sugar n' cream cotton because that's what I had lying around.

My favorite is the one where I start off with orange and then go to the white and then back to orange. I think that the switching of colors adds some interest compared to not switching colors and that it is a traditional granny square look. I have to work on my technique a bit more, but I'm excited to start working on making squares for an afghan sometime soon!

Do you crochet? How do you make your granny squares? What do you think the best yarn choice is for granny squares? Let me know what you think!

Friday, June 15, 2012

It's been a while...

It's been a decently long time since I've posted here. Things are so busy with school that I just don't have enough time to do all of the things I want to do. I wish I had more time to be crafty, more time to cook good food, more time to read books for fun, more time to exercise, and more time to relax, but school is just so time consuming and tiring. I finished last semester pretty strongly, but having a summer semester right afterwards is pretty difficult. Things in the summer are more accelerated so it makes for a busy two months. On top of that I'm trying to plan my wedding that is in two years. I know it's early to start the planning but if I don't do it now I won't have time to do it when things start to get busy.

Luckily, after this next week I will be done with classes for 6 months. My school has a co-op program in which you spend 6 months in school and 6 months working full time. Starting July 2nd I will be working full time and I can't wait!! I will have much more time to do the leisurely things that I like to do such as crafting and reading and wedding planning. 

Some things that I want to get done while I'm working:
- Start knitting myself an afghan. I haven't decided on a pattern yet, but I really want to knit an afghan to have in my apartment/future home. 
- Learn how to crochet granny squares in case I want to make a granny square afghan
- Knit some more potholders for my mom
- Find some fun things to knit for myself
- Read more. I want to make time to read a lot over the next 6 months because I don't get much time to do it while I'm in school.
- Get the big stuff planned for my wedding like the venue, photographer, DJ, florist, and cake person.

That's all for now!

p.s. I just got a Goodreads account and it seems like a really awesome way to keep track of the books you have already read, books you are currently reading, and books you want to read. I would definitely recommend it!

Friday, April 27, 2012

FO Friday 5

I finally have an FO!! 

I finished my friend's spiral rib legwarmers and I'm really happy with how they came out. I liked the pattern a lot, and even though it was tedious at times it was still fun to knit. However, I feel like I would have liked them a bit more if instead of just having the cast-on and the bind-off edges being the ends that there was some sort of edging. Oh well, my friend really liked them and that's all that matters!

Here are some photos:

That's all for now! This afternoon I will be finally finished with my finals and will have a week off for once. I can't wait to keep knitting on my shawl

For more FOs check out Tami's blog!!