Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday Snapshots

Occasionally I do things like dry land workouts by myself. Today I did a kick-butt plank for more than 2 seconds (and some other stuff, too). But the plank was the only thing I took a picture of...

This was taped to the inside of one of my middle school music binders. I don't know why I still had middle school music binders lying around-but finding this was definitely worth it!

Friday, November 28, 2014

An FO Update

Nevermind that this was supposed to be posted a week ago (btw-this week's WIP update is getting combined with next week's ). Whatever- I'll post when I wanna

Another Christmas present is done! This time being the Boot Toppers
I tried them out with skinny jeans and a borrowed pair of boots and they are so much fun! I'm hoping my sister likes them (figure the gray was a good neutral color for her). 

The other FO is a yarn stash and queue stash project. Nothing too crazy but I do have a Black Headband now!
I'm pretty excited to wear it…may have to make some matching fingerless gloves :)
Hoping you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and a restful weekend ahead of you!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy Things Come in the Mail

The upside to being sick this week was that I got to be home and open packages right away when they came with pretty things for me!
First up are some awesome new suits from the Finals via their Funkies collection. I love these suits and wear them almost exclusively. Why? They're super fun (animal prints and glitter), they last well and they're comfy without being too loose or too tight for very long. Plus they're different from the typical solid color suits or non-metallic that people over the age of 10 seem to think they should wear. Idk-I'm excited to have these two new beauties to be rocking when I head to the pool.

This was a super awesome order from the one and only Spartickes Dyes. I love the tag on the yarn (which is Better Call Saul from her Breaking Bad series). I haven't watched Breaking Bad yet, but I really liked these colors! I think they'll be a super fun pair of socks! I also ordered one of her super cool bags- I really like it but a friend who loves the Giants has recently gotten into to knitting and I was thinking about seeing if she would like it as the inside is a great marbled orange that's very Giantsy. Idk, I haven't decided yet and it is currently holding my Christmas sock yarns that aren't actually projects yet.

And speaking of Christmas-it is five weeks away! I think I better kick my knitting drive into overgear!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wintery Wet Wednesday WIPs

It is raining here in California! And this trend is supposed to continue for the rest of today, tomorrow and some of Saturday! Hip, Hip, Hooray! I am an eternal sunshine girl-but I like green things and I like taking showers on a daily basis. Drought conditions are not my fave…
And of course, rain gives me a perfect excuse to stay inside and knit. I just happen to have my own personal furnace occupying the lower portion of my legs so even if I wanted to go somewhere, it would be rude to move her...
Webcam photo!
If you entered the pattern giveaway, check the post from yesterday! Thanks for playing along…and I think more giveaways will be coming soon! :) And now for the WIPs (they're all Christmas presents!):

Boot Toppers
Number 1 is done (though I strongly dislike the bind-off) and number 2 is almost there. Will definitely be making more of these (and getting a pair of boots so I can wear some, too!). 

Hermoine's Hat (aka H Hearts R)
This hat is so squishy! Tried it on yesterday and it fits my noggin pretty well so hoping it works for the intended recipient. It has some nice stretch to it for sure!

Bigfoot's Socks
These are basic Vanilla Latte Socks except I'm working them from the toe-up because I didn't feel like picking up stitches and doing gusset decreases on a men's size 12 sock. Using the basic idea of toe-up from Socks on a Plane except I'm going to have to change some of the math around when it comes to the heel. 

Sorry the project pictures are slightly off…rain equals not the best lighting for taking pictures (though these pics are definitely wayyyy more accurate than last week's). Who knows…maybe next week, I'll post on time and have amazing photos! Linking up with Ginny

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

And the Winners Are...

Dee from Tangled Up In Sticks and String
Kim from Hand Eye Crafts
Kathy B. from Irish Eyes Knitters
Jenna from Hard Knit Life
Ellen from the Ellen Report

Thanks so much for playing along, ladies! Please leave me a pm on Ravelry with the pattern of your choice (less than $10).

Monday, November 17, 2014

Takin' Names, Makin' Lists

Two FOs this week! You all motivate me to finish things cuz I feel guilty if I have nothing to post!

Triangle Baby Bib

Something a little different from my normal baby bib. Last two stripes were knit with no increases because I liked the width of the bib, but wanted the length to be longer. Last addition to a package that went out to MCK and will hopefully be there sometime this week.

Honeycomb Cowl

Second Christmas present done and it feels so good. Still needs to be soaked and blocked, but I'm a pretty big fan of it and hope my godmother likes it as well and that it helps keep her warm.

This was supposed to be posted on Friday, but sick people get to change their posting schedule to accommodate their illness…post 100 winners will be announced later this week pending how I feel.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's Still Wednesday in My World

So this totally counts as an on-time WIP post! Just ignore the colors in these photos…they are so off :(
Also, post on "F to the O" to be entered into a pattern giveaway…you still have time!!
And now for the WIP brigade…all Christmas presents I might add

Honeycomb Cowl
It basically looks the exact same as last week because I've barely worked on it. Also, I boo-booed and had to think on it a bit…still hope to finish by Friday :)

H Hearts R
Almost through the first repeat. I love this…love the pattern, love the yarn, love how the two interact. I am so, so happy and so excited for the FO. I think it will be an awesome present!

Boot Toppers
Three more rows (+bind-off) and this would be done…alas, too many other things. This is for my sister who doesn't want socks and already has a scarf. I thought boot toppers might be something fun and different for her since she does live in a place where snow exists and she loves to wear boots!

I have at least one FO for Friday so tune back in. And enter the pattern giveaway! It's easy, peasy lemon squeezy! Linking up with Ginny :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lucky Duck

This beautiful swap package arrived for me from the super sweet Kathy B. over at as part of the awesome TIS the Season swap hosted by the ever excellent Kim from I am one lucky, lucky duck for sure! According to the USPS, my package should be arriving to my partner today so crossing my fingers she likes it! I am so excited for the Rowan, but making myself wait till after Christmas knitting is done to use it. I have already started making notes of the tablet and am so excited to put my bells up in just a few weeks! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday. Don't forget to go to the F to the O post to find out how to be entered into a pattern giveaway I'm hosting! Entries close on Friday so you still have plenty of time! :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

F to the O

Ha! Ha, ha, ha! I am posting an FO Friday on Friday!Just adulating all over the place…nbd :)

It's a good thing I had a list going because I wasn't exactly sure what I had to show you…in order from first to last, here we go!

Halloween Socks
I really, really like these socks except for the fact that I cast-off a little tighter than I should have :(
However, that has not stopped me from already wearing them twice (including for Halloween for the Giants parade!).

Falling Leaves
It's really hard to block something when you don't have enough blocking boards. This definitely grew with the blocking I gave it so I'm hunting for more blocking boards so I can straighten out the top border and make this perfect. I've already worn it in it's semi-blocked state…A) it is warm as all get out and B) I look classy and adult-like when I wear it!

EKP Baby Blanket
The not-quite baby blanket is done! And stretched out on my parent's king-sized bed because it makes my twin look tiny. And the baby is due to come any day now so I'm glad it is finished.

Look for lots of Christmas knitting in the weeks to come as the big day is 6.8 weeks away! Zoinks!
To get you in the mood (and to celebrate 100 posts), I'm hosting a pattern giveaway. Comment on this post by next Friday to be entered. I'll number the posts and pick 3 winners via random number generator for a Ravelry pattern that's under $10. Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Feels kinda groovy! Also, thinking about some sort of pattern giveaway to celebrate :)

And I'm a day late here, but not a dollar short cuz I have some groovy WIPs to share!

Business Casual
Two full pattern repeats done, and working on number three. Brought it along to Sunday morning knit group and got some good work done on it :)

Honeycomb Cowl
Christmas present for my godmother out of Cascade 128 Superwash. I'm super digging it and being on the East Coast, I think it should be perfectly warm and snuggly for her!

H Hearts R
Another Christmas present…this one is for my sister-in-law who works at a library and at a non-profit for early literacy. Loving the Malabrigo Worsted and I really like the subtle variegation in the yarn. I think this is going to be super rocking for her.

Now the major question is…will I manage to post FO Friday tomorrow? Tune in to see…or not see (but hopefully see!)!

And linking up with the ever fabulous Ginny.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I should walk around with an L on my head

I know, I know…I told ya on Wednesday that I had FOs to share on Friday. Did I post on Friday though? Nope. What about Saturday or Sunday? No and no again. Did I put something up yesterday? Again, that would be a negative. Am I posting today? Yup-but not the FOs. Why? Cuz I'm pretty firm in FOs being posted on or around Friday and Tuesday is neither of those things. So you're just going to have wait till this Friday for an FO post (that well have at least 3 things!).

So what have I been doing if I haven't been writing for you all?

Well, Saturday was a birthday party, Sunday was a garage cleaning day and yesterday was running errands and getting a good swim in (yes, I'm back on the grind). As for Friday? All I have is this for ya…