Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Few Fun, Cellphone Photos

This is a towel I made for my cousin's 8th birthday last month. Here it is hanging in her bathroom (with a pink, green & yellow theme).  Dan & I visited her & her family this past weekend. Her mom is helping us design our wedding invitations.

This is one of the inspiration pieces we liked from the book of samples.

Have a wonderful Thursday :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm Still Around

I promise!  I've been doing a lot of wedding planning & accomplishing these past few weeks so that is one of the reasons I haven't been posting regularly lately.  The other reason is I haven't been taking & uploading my pictures to be used in posts.  I have a few written and waiting to be published but their illustrating pictures are absent and need taking. ... Which is on my list to do, like, last week :-S

I'm nearly finished with one of the two black & white dishtowel sets and will hopefully be finishing the second set sometime next week if not this weekend.

I've also joined a bookclub so splitting my (little) downtime between reading my 'assigned reading' & my addictive knitting habit is hard.  I wish I had an extra arm/hand to hold the book and turn pages for me so I could read AND knit.  haha.  Anyone else have this problem?

I hope to get those pictures taken tonight or sometime tomorrow (I *should* have some time to myself tomorrow to get caught up, if it doesn't get encroached on by outside forces).

Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Weekend In Pictures

It's always nice to start the day with a mug of coffee & a little blogpost. I love the way it looks on mobile devices, hehe. I don't know why; maybe because I secretly dream of getting one someday?

I started working on the black & white towel to go with the first black & white dishcloth set.

This is how I want to live & raise my kids.

Isn't he cute? I met him this weekend while staying with a friend of Dan's. His name is T-Rex, hehe. Yes, this is a child-sized foam couch. :)

*This post was all done using my phone's camera, mobile blogspot, and edited using the iTouch. How did I do?

Friday, March 25, 2011

All Neat & Tidy

Well, it's taking longer than I anticipated (<-- story of my life).  But I have to admit I love the fresh feeling of a tidy work & storage space :)  That feeling of fresh air is what keeps me coming back (to cleaning) for more; it's especially welcome after this long, dreary winter.  And knowing that all my supplies & happily crafted items are stored in an easy-to-find manner is a weight off my shoulders (no more towering piles waiting to be attended-to).  Now I just want to sit and stare at their tidy beauty, tehe.  (Secret: I was never tidy as a child but always envied those that are; slowly, I'm trying to learn the secret to staying organized).

The messy Before picture.

The Beautiful After.

So now I'll be keeping all items in here, out of the Living Room.

Friday, March 18, 2011

New Spring Items

Well, I've been doing a lot of spring cleaning around the apartment lately & that tall pile of "to be photographed" was finally on the list to do this week.  So far I have 5(?) sets of dishcloths photographed & ready to be listed.  Here's a sample:

Getting ready for July...

Spring Green & Cool Sunshine

Next: I'll be re-organizing my work space & storage of my items.

The messy Before picture

I love the optimism that new life & spring bring :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Here's What One Day's Work Looks Like...

I surprised even myself!  Using an entire skein (3-3.75 oz) in one day is even a record for me!  This means that Sara's cowl is over halfway done, too!  Because with Ashely's I didn't finish the second skein (maybe about three quarters).  So I'm anxious to see how quickly I'm able to finish it.  :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Another Finished Cowl

Except this time this one is for the shop:  The Teal Cowl.

You can wear it wrapped twice around for a warm, close fit...

Or long and casual...

On to the next project: Sara's cowl.  Which will look like a replica of Ashley's.  But only nearly because they are both handmade & I never write my patterns down ;)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

That was fast!

Ashley's cowl that is.
Now that it's all ready to go to its new home, I've picked up a second skein of teal yarn to finish another back-burner project:  A teal cowl doubled over so it is twice as thick & tied-in-a-knot to really keep one's neck warm.

I started this one a while back to be one of the 3 cowls I promised myself I'd have made before the winter's over. ... Looks like it's only going to be one or two for the shop by the time winter ends here.  Happily, Mother Nature likes to keep toying with us and sending us rain & 40 degree weather but then she turns around and slap us with 30 degree days & snow storms.  oy.  I'm so ready for spring & warmer weather.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

ADD - Another Project on the Side

Yup, I can never stick to one project from start to finish.  I either get bored with one and start another or I put the first project down, forget where to look for it when I'm ready to knit again, and end up starting the next thing on my list.  hehe.  So here is the next thing:

Ashley's cowl

So I take this with me when I'm not home in case I have to wait or while I'm visiting to keep my hands busy.  Then while I'm at home I need to get back to those socks.  At least I have something on my needles. I hate not having something to work on.  :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Completed Set & Ready to Ship

Well, I've finished the hat & scarf set and now it's just waiting to go to it's new home.  I haven't received a mailing address yet so it sits and waits.

Packaged up & waiting to be addressed for its new home!

My personal touch; because I truly feel honored that someone would entrust me to knit/crochet for them.