An exploration of my life as I know it. Knitting, working, creating, and cat-wrangling.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Guess I kinda forgot.

Sorry about that. So the secret thing I was working on was a made-from-scratch red velvet cake for my friend Heather who is now living in Mankato, MN. We (read: The Thursday Night Knitting Group) were throwing her a surprise going away party and she reads my blog so I couldn't say anything about it. We held this party under the guise of an "assembly" party for the scarf squares that we have made for each other. Anyway here are some pictures (click on them to make them bigger) of all that fun:

This is Heather with her cake and wearing her Kick-Ass Bitch Scarf, aka K.A.B.S. (so dubbed by me, just now. we came up with several different names for the project, but none of them seemed to stick. I think it's because they didn't have enough swear words in them ;) She is also posing with several spent bottles of wine, which we all helped to drink. And it was delicious.

This is Maura with her scarf (my square is the one in the upper left side!) and Jason in the background looking suspicious about something. He must be talking to Karen! (just kidding Karen!)

Janet, hiding among the greenery, modeling her scarf (mine is the blueish-green one).

Here's Betty, looking sooo cute! Just like her scarf!

Betty is helping Karen model her scarf (which matched her outfit beautifully!).

And this is me with my scarf. It is very toasty and the weather was even nice(?) enough to give me several days to warrant wearing it. Joy!

And what's a good party without boys?!

Here, Jason is showing us the proper use of a knitted pillow in progress. That's what I've been doing wrong!

Matt is totally jamming out with his crochet self.

Andrew (Betty's husband) watched us all be crazy and didn't judge us. He gets a huge medal for that alone!

Max provided cuteness and tech support, he's quite efficient with the hunt 'n peck.

It was a very fun night and we're sad to see Heather go, but we know we'll see her again soon.

Ok, off to look up crochet patterns!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Just a little bit

I did something awesome today. I can't share what it is yet, it's not done, but pictures have been taken and you shall all know soon. He, he, heeee.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

1 sin down, 6 more to go.

They are done! And they match perfectly, well as perfectly as I want them to anyway. Too perfect and they wouldn't have any character. So, I love them and I'm going to have to come up with an outfit to show them off. Or at least find some shoes that'll do them justice.

The colors and striping on the toes remind me of easter eggs, which make me think of chocolate bunnies. Mmmmm, chocolate.

I had enough of all the colors in the end, I have only a few yards of #1 and #4, but quite a bit of #2 and #3. I need to come up with a small (less than 100 yards) project for them, but haven't thought of anything yet.

Now I'm working on Betty's square for her scarf, the final square! Then we're going to get together at Betty's house one night and have a wine, food, and scarf-assembling party! It'll be so much fun.

After I'm done with Betty's square I'm going to start designing items to sell at the farmer's market this summer. Ethan got a spot for Maura and I to sell (her) handspun yarn, and (our) knitted items. I think she's going to focus on scarves and hats (?) from her handspun and I'm going to try and come up with some household items as well as some accessories. I'm pretty excited, Ray even offered to learn how to felt so he could help me out. I know how he is, and I'm really glad he offered to help, it means he supports what I'm doing. I also don't think he'll really "get into" felting items and will probably help out with a few and bow out. That's okay though, in this case it really is the thought that counts. I love him!

And, just because I forgot to do it last time I had a photo shoot, here is a picture of Sam. Always watching, always grumpy, ALWAYS cute! (I love him too!)