Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Finished Hat

Pattern: Step Lively Beret by Pate Selinsky
Yarn: make make by Olympus



Picture is from before blocking... It is drying now.  
Hopefully it will be dry by tomorrow so I can wear it in the snow!


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Monday, January 10, 2011

What are you looking at?

cute baby animals - Acting Like Animals: I'm Tired... Can I Ride With You?
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Review: LOST

So I have been home recovering from surgery for about 5 weeks now.  During this time I have watched a LOT of tv.  Cleaned up the DVR, watched some movies and Netflix Instant Watch.

Most notably I managed to polish off all 6 seasons of LOST in approximately three weeks.  In my opinion this is a pretty impressive feat.  Of course I was confined to the couch during this time, so it's not like I could do much else anyway.

I am honestly not completely sure how I felt about the series.  I enjoyed it, but not as much as I thought I was going to.  The first two seasons were good, then I started to lose interested halfway through the third season.  I was a bit bored through the 4th season, but then my interested was sparked again during the 5th and through the 6th season.  However, I was sort of annoyed with the ending.  I don't want to give anything away for those who might still want to watch it.  I'm glad I finally got around to watching it, at least now I get all the reference people make about it!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

New yarn!

What could be better than getting yarn gifts!

I got some lovely handspun from Rachel as a get well gift. It's hard to see in the picture, but the colors are really pretty.





And from my coworkers:
Suri Merino by Plymouth Yarn
Worsted - 110 yards
55% Alpaca, 45% Merino



(three of each color)

Last but not least, a thank you gift from Brittni:
make make by Olympus
DK - 68 yards
90% Wool, 10% Mohair






What does it want to be? I am going to be home from work recovering for one more week... What shall I make!

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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Purple Peyote Stitch Bracelet

My first completed bead project in a long time:


 I really love how it came out and can wait to make more!


I also made a ring while I was experimenting, but its not as exciting.


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Friday, January 07, 2011

Beads!

It has been a really long time since I have done any beading. I used to make all kinds of bracelets and necklaces out of tiny seed beads using a loom when I was a child (I was a very crafty kid).

Today I was a little frustrated with my knitting. I can't work on my honeybee cardigan because I broke my size 4 circular needles. I finished my dad's Christmas socks and a hat for my mom, but I ran out of yarn for her scarf and mittens, so I have to order some more. Blah!

So I decided to dig out my beading stuff and organize it. Once I did that I got inspired to try out some new techniques. Instead of using a loom, I wanted to try out peyote stitch. Here are the results:




The top swatch is an odd row pattern and the bottom one is an even row pattern.

I think I need to get some bigger beads though, because with these tiny ones it is going to take forever to make anything!

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Better late than never...

Finally finished my dad's Christmas socks!









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