Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rest In Peace, Bailey

Bailey and editing software

October 20, 1996-April 19, 2014 Bailey (aka. BB, B, Grand Buhzee, Grandpa Lemon, Lemon)

Well traveled cat: Texas, Oklahoma, New York, Hawaii, Utah, and Colorado

You and your sister were my first babies and you were my first male cat.  I love you so much and not one day will go by when you are not in my thoughts.

Now go find your sister and learn the ropes or maybe you can come back haunt these two ding dongs you've had to put up with the last couple of years :)

Miss you, my sweet, sweet boy.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A couple of finishes

Winter is Coming Shawl all blocked just in time for spring and the new season of Game of Thrones. I used Twisted Fiber Arts Arial yarn in the Le Cirque colorway. winter is coming 1 Socks of a Different Strips V. 3 I did these for the Ravellenic Games. They use Knit Picks yarn and the pattern is from Knit Picks too. Ravellenic games 2014 a The links are Ravelry links.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Inventory of Finished Objects 2013

Happy New Year!

This is what I managed to get finished in 2013.  I didn't list specifics on projects as all of them are on my Ravelry page.

Knitting:
Numerous Blythe clothes(dresses and hats)
Socks
A shawl

Sewing:
Numerous Blythe dresses(a few A-line, Empire, and Party)

Reading:
A Storm of Swords(Martin)
All Wound Up(McPhee)
Captain Underpants #10
Dad is Fat(Gaffigan)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1(Kinney)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2(Kinney)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3(Kinney)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4(Kinney)
Kingdom Keepers Disney After Dark(Pearson)
Last Breath(Caine)
Black Dawn(Caine)
Bitter Blood(Caine)
Lover at Last (Ward)
Penalty Box(Martin)
Kingdom Keepers Disney at Dawn(Pearson)

Fitness/Health:
Finish 1 round Cathe's Cross Train (12 week schedule)

Monday, November 18, 2013

IHSW--November 2013

 
It's been a long time since I have done one of these weekends.  I actually have a new start this weekend--Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's 12 Days of Christmas.  I am going to be working on the border and I want to get it done before the main subscription starts on November 29.  I'm hoping to use this piece to gear up for a big stitching project that I want to start in January, I think the fact that this project comes out in scheduled intervals will help me get back into working on a deadline.  I haven't had any stitching mojo in well over a year so I need to start with something small like this to build up my speed again :)
 
12 Days of Christmas(Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery)
Fabric:  Picture This Plus Crystal Ale, 32 count Lugana
Floss:  DMC and Weeks Dye Works
FPS 12 Days of Christmas

I was able to fit in some stitching time during football yesterday.  Only 2.5 more sides to go on the border.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Time Flies

It seems that the older I get and the older my children get the faster time goes by.  Summer vacation is over and the kiddos are back in school.  Over the summer we went to visit family and spent time together at home.  I was able to squeeze in a little crafting time.

I finished Chosen Path with my Twisted Fiber Art(TFA) Ariel double in EVO in Grace:

chosen path

I finished Diva's Fingerless Gloves in TFA Tasty Long Repeat Stripe in Spring:

DD Mitts

I have yet to cast on for Ene from my last post and I am still working my way through Cambridge.  I have been very busy knitting doll clothes lately so that has been taking up a lot of my crafty time.  I would really like to find some time this fall to get back to stitching.  I have an urge to get closer to a finish on one of my BAPs.

Also, sometime around the end of July, Diva and I were introduced to the world of Blythe.  I had seen the dolls before in various places but never really looked into anything about them until a good friend got her first doll.  Well, Diva and I loved her and decided to order our own.  We have been having a great time knitting(well I have had a great time knitting, Diva is still not interested) and sewing for our dolls.  Diva loves sewing for these dolls and I am so proud of how everything she is making turns out.  We have also connected with some people locally who love to the same.  I'm happy that the two of us found something to do that brings us both joy and fulfills our creative side.  I will have to post everything we have done so far at some point.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Finished, In Progress, Coming Soon

Finished:
DH skyp 17may2013
DH's Simple Skyp socks, Cakewalk Yarns in Weenie

iPod sweater June 2013
DD iPhone Hoodie, in Noro

In Progress:

Cambridge. . .Memorial Day knitting
Cambridge,  Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in Oceanic Mix

Coming Soon:

tfa ariel double evo in Grace
Chosen Path, in Twisted Fiber Arts Grace (Spring Club yarn)

tfa tasty in Spring
Happily Ever After Mitts for DD, in Twisted Fiber Arts Spring (Spring Club Yarn)

Passion Tasty Evo
Ene, in Twisted Fiber Art Passion (Fall 2012 Club yarn)

Summer time, lots going on, fitting in knitting when I can, starting to feel the urge to stitch again.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Family Socks

It's been awhile since I have blogged.

As my kiddos are getting older, I find that they are monopolizing more of the computer time(as well as my limited free time), so it's harder for me to find time to sit and write a post.  My kids are in martial arts/crossfit class three nights per week and I've found that lends itself to some knitting time without the guilt--since I am a captive audience there for an hour and a half.

I have been loving the Simple Skyp sock pattern and decided to knit a pair of socks for everyone in my family.  So far I have finished Diva's, Rage's, and mine.  I'm working on DH's pair during class time now.

Mine(knitted with Twisted Fiber Art Tasty in the Maple colorway):
Skype 19Sept2012a

Diva's(knitted with Three Irish Girls Adorn sock in the Rhiannon colorway):
Crash's Simple Skyps oct2012

Rage's(knitted with Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Dragon Dance colorway):
Rage SS2

I have finished a couple of other things but I'll save that for a later post--just socks today :)

What else is on my mind?
--In the last 6 months or so, I have completely lost my cross stitching mojo.  I'm hoping that comes back with spring time--Lord knows I have enough to work on.
--I started a new workout program last week--Cathe Friedrich's Xtrain--I am sore everywhere but I love it.  My workouts were feeling stale to me and I needed something to shake it up so I decided to go back to Cathe.  It's interesting to me how cyclical that is.  I had been doing Beachbody workouts since 2008 very consistently(P90X, Insanity, Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, and Chalean Extreme) prior to that I had been doing Cathe's workouts(too many to list).  I love switching things up for a new challenge.
--Little Diva is not so little anymore. . .she turned 13 over the weekend!  I can't believe I have a teenager!
--I am addicted to Pinterest--I love wasting time there ;)
--I really, really would love to make a quilt this year. . .just trying to find the time, motivation, and the guts to take that leap.
--In Fall 2012, I joined my first ever yarn club.  It was with Twisted Fiber Art and I LOVED it.  I'm doing Spring 2013 as well. . .can't wait for my first package later this month.
--I can now add Thirty One bags to my Vera Bradley bag addiction.

I think that's about it for now.  Happy crafting everyone!