Monday, January 31, 2011

Oh My God, I'm Done!

*dances* I just cast off on the Elise Shawl! I'm sooooo happy! Just need to sit and block it, but it's done!!!

I'm so happy with the end result. Definitely worth the tears I shed (yes, no lie there) when I started. Going to probably make another one at some point. 

ETA: since it was so late last night, I didn't really get to post everything I wanted to. My friend, BrightShadowSky made a table for FO's (Finished Objects) that I aim to use from here on out. 

Project:Elise Shawl
Pattern:Elise Shawl Pattern, on Ravelry
Yarn:At The Deep End #2, 50% organic cotton
50% tencel
Needles:I hook
Ravelry link:Hop on over!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Old FO's

Finally got around to taking pictures of two blankets I've had done forever now, and thought I'd share them with you.

One is the Moderne Baby Blanket, by MasonDixon Knitting, made with the same colors as the blanket I made for our Queen-bed. No particular recipient in mind when I made it; I simply had the yarn left over and figured I'd use it for that. Why not, right?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Yes, I did it. I finished the second pair of gloves. These are for a friend of mine. Same as the ones I made before, so not much to tell about them.

Project:Easy Fingerless Gloves
Pattern:Easy Fingerless Gloves
Size:one size
Yarn:Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Sisilk
Needles:US 5
Ravelry link:Hop on over!

Now that they're done, I am free to start on something new. That was the goal I had set, so that's what I'm sticking to. For those who are on Ravelry, you can see what I'm going to attempt next here. It's the Elise Shawl, and it's crochet. I've never managed to crochet my way beyond a granny square (yes, I've tried and failed before) but this actually looks simple enough that I'm going to try my hand at it. There's a crochet-a-long going on in one of the forums I frequent, so I'm hopeful that with their help, I can do this. Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


As you can see, I'm still tinkering with the blog. Just how I, of all people, ended up with a pink template to tide me over is beyond me, but there you have it. I just wanted something other than white, and this came up. *shrug* It won't be staying, but it'll do for the time being.

I'm still trying to figure out what to do with this blog, since - in all honesty here - I've quite forgotten most of the things that I had going on with it to begin with. I know I want it to be solely for my crafting related stuff, so that will remain. Just what, or how, that'll happen, I'm not sure yet.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

*blinks and looks around*

Wow...where has the time gone? Has it really been a year and two days since I posted last? (ETA: oops, make that two years!)

*checks date*

Guess so... What can I say? I haven't really been crafting much. A combination of health (mental and physical) and doing other things, like writing. I've caught the knitting bug again, though, which is a good thing. I don't know half the things that claim to be WIP's on the sideline there anymore, so will be scrapping the lot and working on the blog basically from scratch. Hopefully you'll bear with me as I get myself sorted out...again.

I just finished one project (go me!), but it's a gift, so can't show it just yet. I'm thrilled to have my first FO for 2011 though! My plan was to do some selfish knitting, and I even brought it with me, but not I'm waffling. I want to knit fingerless gloves, but I'm itching to work on... another blanket. *sigh*. It's a sickness, I'm tellin' ya.

Anyway, thought I'd show my face again and let you know I'm still alive and kicking. I'm hopeful that there'll be more to report on the crafting front for this year.