December 21, 2011

WIP Wednesday - December 21, 2011

I've been working like mad on my holiday knitting, taking breaks here and there to work on non-holiday things as well. I finished a last-minute gift last night, and thought I'd cast on something not holiday related as a treat for myself.

I haven't tried my hand at colourwork in a really long time, so I figured now is the time to try again.

This hat will be pretty naughty when complete. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out, and if I left enough slack in the floats for the hat to stretch properly once worn...

December 19, 2011

Nerd Squee!!!!

It came! My awesome Dr. Who fabric came!!!! So excited to use it :D

December 15, 2011

Giftmas Knitting - Zooming Right Along

When I started my giftmas knitting, my list seemed a little daunting. I had 2 commissions as well as a handful of other items. Now that I've completed a few things, and perhaps an item or two not on the list, it doesn't seem so bad. Although, I'm unsure if I can manage 2.5 socks before the big day....

Here's what's been done so far:

Commission Knitting #1 & 2:

Giftmas Scarf:

Some unplanned hats:

I won't post pics of the socks just yet, I don't want to ruin the surprise!

December 11, 2011

December 7, 2011

WIP Wednesday - December 7, 2011

With all the holiday knitting I have going on right now, I have several WIPs. This week, while at work (on lunch breaks and such) I have been working on socks. I'm particularly happy with these as it's the first time I'm using a yarn I dyed myself :)

Here's hoping this post goes unnoticed by the intended recipient of these socks ;)

November 28, 2011


It's that time of year again, the weather is turning colder (and threatening snow....well, not a threat to me as I love snow) and the hectic holiday season is approaching. Which means two things: copious amounts of food and new year's resolutions. Normally, I don't make resolutions as I just break them anyway (except that time it was to try the PB&J Burger at the Yellow Griffin, which was the most delicious resolution ever).

This year is different. This year I am only making crafty goals. I know it's early, but I've been in serious project planning mode (since, yet again, I'm behind on my holiday gift knitting). My crafty resolution for 2012 is to knit 1 item, spin 1 yarn and sew 1 item every week. Yep, seems simple. Probably is biting off more than I can chew, but this is what I want to accomplish.

Here's some recent finishes to keep myself motivated:

November 21, 2011

Fluffy, fluffy braaaaains

Recently, I've been on a zombie movie kick. While watching Dead Snow, I was inspired to spin up a yarn with brains. Juicy, bloody brains.

Mr. Social doesn't think that they look like brains, but I disagree. What do you think, brains or weird random lumps?

November 16, 2011

A long overdue post

So, it appears I have been absent for a while. I must remedy this. In my time away I have improved my knitting skills as well as learned to spin. This blog is going to evolve into a crafting blog, rather than just being focused on sewing.

I am joining A Year of Projects (late) and will be creating a list of projects that I'd like to complete in 2012. While I do that, here's some stuff I've finished recently:

And some luscious yarn: