This view + a chunky sweater+ a cup of hot chocolate = BLISS
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
I'm really having a metallic moment right now. It's fitting since summer is the perfect season to break out bronze and gold everything. Im currently working on this open weave sweater with metallic yarn. It almost finished, and when I say almost, I mean 15 more rows left on the sleeve. For a knitter you know how exciting it is when you can see the finish line. Now the next task is to find the perfect occasion to premier my new sweater.
Friday, May 23, 2014
So, in my quest to minimize my stuff I sold my entire Frye Boots Collection (except for one pair) on E bay last year. Mostly because I just had too many pairs and it felt excessive. Although I had five pairs I mostly wore one pair every day, my harness boots. Despite the sale, my love of Frye boots is still unending. Last week I spotted a gorgeous pair of Fryes, which had been on my wish, list on killer sale. I had to break down and purchase them. This decision was not made in haste; I even consulted with my Mom prior to making the purchase. All and all I am pretty satisfied with my purchase.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
On Sat May 3, 2014 I set out on a small road trip to Howard County Maryland (I live in Baltimore, MD) for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I was so excited considering that I have not been to any type of knitting event in two years, plus it was my first time at MD Sheep and Wool. As I told you guys in an earlier post, I have been going through a knitting rut, hence the lack of knitting/yarn related posts. Attending a knitting event, seeing all the beautiful yarns and notions, and being around my fellow knitters, was the perfect thing to yank me out of my rut. I am back with a vengeance, stocked on yarn and have oodles of ideas for projects! I was beyond overwhelmed by the amount of vendors and people at the festival, so I didn’t snap many pics as I was busy taking it all in. Here are the few shots I did manage to get.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I'm planning to place an order this week. It's time to get started on spring knits despite the fact that the weather here on the east coast will not cooperate. Well either way, I'll be ready with a few fresh, airy spring knits whenever the weather does finally break.
Head on over to the site and check them out!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
So, you guys know that I am currently going through a knitting rut. I absolutely hate it! I have started and taken out numerous projects over the past few months. Simultaneously, I have been working on a vest from a rowan pattern forever. Well, I haven’t really been working on it; I just pick it up every few days, knit a couple of rows, and then throw it in the floor somewhere.
It was the basket weave design of the pattern that I was originally drawn too. Now that I am basically finished this extremely tedious project I have come to the realization that basket weave is awful and frumpy- looking (no offense to anyone who’s into it). So what’s a girl to do? Take out the project? Give it away? Try to turn it into something else? I don’t know. This may seem like a minor problem but my life feels off balance without a beautiful knitting project to run home too. While I have recently taken to leather working, knitting will always be my first love. Since I haven’t been knitting much I have been combing various knitting sites (Ravelry, Knitty, Kim Heargreaves, and Rowan) for knitting patterns and inspiration. Here’s what I came across:
It’s not usually this difficult for me to find inspiration. I mostly write my own knitting patterns, unless it’s a Twinkle pattern. So this is unchartered territory. I’ll keep you updated on the status of the knitting rut.