Monday, April 18, 2011

Hey! Whats up?

   Not much news from the knitting world. I haven't been doing much. Pretty much the only thing I have to say is that my cat ruined Charlea's Easter chick toy that I was planning on giving to her on Easter. I am finally going to start practicing with my church band. I am going to play guitar! yay! Anything new with any of you out there?

Friday, April 8, 2011


   Notice the little fishes on the side? They are so addicting to play with! Your welcome. If you want me to change the color of the fishes, just comment ten random colors on any one of my future posts and I will see what I can do.

Knit n' Stitch

   Last night I went to a Knit n' Stitch at my local library. I sat there quietly most of the time because usually, I don't fit in with old people(sorry). Being a long-time young knitter, I'm use to this. Even though I didn't talk to them very much, it was fun. I loved to look around and see a bunch of people who were all doing what I was doing- knitting! Well, alot of them were crocheting, but that's besides the point. Some of them finally noticed my project and talked to me as they admired my leafy stitches for a few minutes. But atleast there were cookies, right? Most of the time I did what I do best- eavesdrop. I found out the lady across from me is opening up her own bakery, somebody is going to a peach festival and need peach recipe ideas, alot of them don't even know how to knit, one of them has a taste for everything fancy and another moved from Louisiana. Overall, I think I was probably the best knitter there.
   Also, I am making some very good progress on my leaf pillow. I am more than half way done with the front of it already. It is finishing up alot faster than I thought it would. This means that I will probably do the back in the leaf pattern instead of plain stockinette stitch.
Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Peacock Plume Stole

   Using my Mini Mochi, I have decided to make the Peacock Plume Stole from Knitting 24/7 by Veronik Avery. I love this book! It has three different sections for different times when you should knit the projects in that section. For example, in the P.M. section, whish is the section that the stole pattern is in, it tells you that you could "sneak in a few rows" of any of the patterns in this section during lunch breaks, before a meeting, during a movie, during a recital, etc. The other two sections are a.m(the less intricate patterns) and weekend(the most intricate patterns in the book).
   I found out it isn't very productive to try to knit lace off of a chart in a pitch black room while watching Flicka. Which, by the way, is probably my favorite movie. It happens to include two of my favorite things. Horses and Tim Mcgraw. I eventually put down my knitting after i mistaked the k2tog for yarn overs.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

WIPs and Finished Projects

The leave pillow is going very good. I finished one pattern repeat after I knitted this:
A little Easter chick toy for Charlea. It took me about an hour and a half, including the embroidery. Isn't it adorable? The patten can be found here. It is a very quick and easy pattern. It can also be a bunny if you take off the wings and beak and add some ears. Happy Knitting!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April Fools!

It's April Fools Day! Here are some great jokes to pull on people:

Cover someones car in sticky notes. Just make sure they aren't looking. And make sure you know the person. Complete strangers don't take jokes very well.

Glue quarters to the floor. just make sure it will stick to the ground when someone trys to pick it up.

If you keep your toothbrushes in a cup, fill it with water and freeze it.

Fill an empty chip bag with plastic bugs. Place it where someone will be sure to open it.

Any more ideas? I would love to here them!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Magic Yarn

   Yesterday when I was at the grocery store, I was thinking about how I should knit Charlea something for Easter. I was looking around for inspiration in the Easter area and right there, stuck in a little corner on the shelf, was a perfectly pink, sea shell colored ball of Bernat Satin on clearance for $2. It was a perfect Easter color that would go great with my ball of pale sky blue. Note that this store didn't have a craft section(atleast not anymore). It was like someone knew I was coming and placed this yarm there right for me.
   I am thinking about making a set of knitted easter eggs. Maybe those kind that can fit inside of eachothter. Or maybe an easter egg rattle or a stuffed Easter Bunny. Any more ideas?