Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Busy busy

So, I'm hard at work making Christmas presents for everyone. One friend has a matching set of mittens and a headband. One has a scarf with an intricate pattern. One has a skull potholder (sorry! I forgot to take pictures before I wrapped it!). One has a pair of legwarmers. One has an amigurumi cat. And I'm in the process of making a super warm and wide ribbed scarf. Love you all! Here's pics of the cat. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Slacker, that's me

Okay, so I know I've been slacking on posting to my blog. To all of my two loyal fans out there, I apologize. *sigh* But I've been busy!!! (applause!) I went to a craft fair a few weeks ago and I ended up selling 2 scarves, a headband, a cup cozy, and a hat!! I was extremely excited.



I've been working on a baby blanket for a friend who's going to be having twins in April. I won't show pictures here because I want it to be a surprise (just in case she reads this). But... I'm making two blankets, same pattern, different colors. I think they're going to be fantastic. I've finished one skein and I need to run to the store to stock up on more. I know, I know, I should have bought it all at once. So sue me.



I found some fantastic Noro yarn on clearance and bought three skeins. I absolutely LOVE Noro yarn. Another knitting friend of mine loves it, too. It just so happens that I found this fantastic pattern and I made her a scarf for Christmas. She saw the first part, but doesn't know it's for her. Here's some pictures. I JUST finished it tonight. I love love this pattern. I have a feeling that I'll do it more often. It's a little difficult only because you have to keep track of which rows you're on or it can go to hell in a handbasket quickly!





















In addition to that, I've been putting out mittens like crazy! I found my love of mittens. I'm in the process of making some awesome orange mittens for myself. I'm using two strands of Blue Sky Cotton: one in a pumpkin and one in a tangerine. They're working out fantastic. I love how one color will show up and then the next. Plus, they're going to be super soft. Beside the orange mittens, there's a gray and white pair that I'm making.















So... now you've been updated. :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

One present down....

Umpteen bajillion left to go. hehe. I finished my first set of mittens today. They went remarkably well and I think that they turned out fantastic. I really love the detail of the cuffs. The yarn is super soft...75% angora and 25% wool. They should keep my friend's hands nice and toasty this winter! Here's some pics...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Christmas already?

So I'm already plotting and planning Christmas presents. I went out this weekend and bought some fabulous yarn. So far on the list are mittens and iPod carriers. So far... one mitten down. It's a peacock blue angora yarn. I wish you could feel it. SOOOOOO soft. *purr* I added a cute touch of some pearly white snowflake buttons. I love it!


Monday, September 29, 2008

Socks!

I have one sock finished! It took me about a week to knit and then I knitted an infant sock with the leftover yarn (before the color started over). Now I'm working on sock number two. :) In addition to the sock project, I'm also working on another sweater (a raspberry pink) and a sweet pink scarf. The scarf is very old Hollywood. It's all fuzzy and pink with just a tad of glitter. I'll post pictures once it's closer to finished. But for your enjoyment... here's my sock!







Sunday, September 21, 2008

"Sugar Plum Fairy"

So, I finished my scarf on Friday night. :) It's very fuzzy and soft. I really like it. I think I may hold onto it for a possible future Christmas gift. I think it would be perfect for a little girl. It's very girly. Here's some pictures of it.
On Saturday, I took a sock knitting class. I really really REALLY liked it. I made a little beginner's sock and I'm currently working on a pair for me. I'm about an inch away from the heel already! I thought it would be crazy difficult, but once you get the hang of it, it's really quite easy. It just takes some working through and know-how. I'm sure you'll get some pictures of those. I bought two skeins of the Noro Silk Garden sock yarn. The one I'm working on now has a mixture of blues and purples. The other has a mix of blue, green, gray and black. It's so sad how excited I get when a color change happens. "OOOoooOOOoo... it just turned purple!!!" lol. I'm so easily amused.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Quick update

Hello all. I thought I'd leave you a quick update before I passed out from exhaustion. (it was a looooong day at work) I'm really really close to finishing my "sugar plum fairy" scarf that I posted pictures of last week. I like the name. :) I decided that it fit the fluffy, shimmery feeling of the scarf. Anyway... almost done, so expect to see some pictures of that up this week. Also, I'm working on a second sweater in a pink raspberry sorbet color. It will be "tres chic pink." hehe. But, as I stated earlier, I'm about to pass out at the computer so I'll be taking and posting pictures later this week. Just a little taste of what's to come!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I've been busy!

So, I've had a busy night! I posted a shawl onto etsy (take a look!), I added a sidebar to this page of my etsy shop, I made backups of my little boy's pictures, AND I took pictures of the purple scarf that I'm knitting!!! Aren't I the busy bee? :) Here's your pictures of the purple scarf. I tried to capture how it sparkles.. I hope you like it!

Goals

Ok... so I have some future goals that I'd like to accomplish by this weekend.

1. I want to get a side strip on my blog page so everyone can view what I have on etsy via this page. I'm terrible at html, so I'll have to get my computer savvy husband to work on it.

2. I'm working on knitting a beautiful purple scarf. It's all shimmery and very drapey. Hopefully, I'll be able to get some pictures up so you can have a preview. It's coming along quite nicely.

3. Along the same lines of pictures, I need to take some more pictures of my stash and post some more items on etsy.

So stay tuned... this weekend may be exciting!

BTW... you can go view my store at www.yarnvixen.etsy.com

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

There is hope after all.....

Today was a pretty good day, even if it was extremely long. I worked 10 hours today (so I'll be able to take Friday off to watch the little boy). I picked Thomas up and we went for a super long walk... we were gone for over an hour. I read him a book, we brushed his teeth, then I
made him lay down if he wanted me to read to him in the crib. We read "Goodnight Moon" twice. Then I covered him up and turned the light out. It seems to have worked! He didn't cry once and so far... (*Crosses fingers*)... he hasn't woken up again. We've been having trouble lately with him getting to sleep. It's especially frustrating because it used to be so easy to lay him down at night (and for naps).

But... the most important news of all... *drum roll*... we have our camera back!!!!!! It's true.. there yet may be hope for humanity! lol. Apparently it was "hidden behind some things." I'm not sure if that was truly the case or if siccing my friend's brother (who works there) on the culprit was the cause. Either way... I have the camera back, along with the two months of pictures and video I had yet to download of Thomas. Yay!

For those etsy viewers... this means that there will soon be more items up for sale. Well, as soon as I can find the time. Time seems very short when you have a 15 month old boy. :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Etsy :)

Alright, so this blog is now going "official!" I'm posting some of my items on etsy.com, hoping that someone will like what I've created and will buy it. :) I'm hopeful, even if it is slow going. So far, I've only posted two items... a 'raspberry chip' scarf and a lacey blue skinny scarf/belt. I'd love to post some more, however, the pictures I have of my things are not the best quality. Add to that, we just lost our digital camera at Bella Notte last week! So.. it may be even more slow to get started than I'd hoped. *sigh* But have no fear, I'll try to post and keep everyone updated more than I have in the past.

To those who are viewing my post via etsy.... Hello! A little about myself... I'm currently 29 years old. I will have been married for three years on October 29 to my best friend. The most wonderful thing about my husband is that he makes me laugh. With the world being so upside down and crazy... it's something that I absolutely need. I have a beautiful little boy who is currently about 15 months old. I already have pictures of him on here and I'm sure you'll see many more (if we can ever find our camera or end up purchasing a new one).

I've been crocheting since my freshman year in college. That makes it 10 years!!! Wow. Just reading that makes me feel old. hehe. :) I've only been knitting for about a year now, but I'm getting better at it. (I'm a quick learner and handy with my hands.) I'm actually taking a class to learn how to knit socks next weekend. I'm really excited about it. I've made a ton of things... blankets, baby blankets, baby clothes, scarves, hats, ponchos, shawls... and the list goes on and on. As my header states... I am truly addicted to yarn. Just ask my husband who groans everytime we pass the yarn aisle or it's mentioned. I never have enough! There's always something else I want to work on and I have about a gazillion projects ongoing.

If there's anything you have questions about from my etsy page, feel free to shoot me an email. I'm always up to talk about either crochet or knitting.

Monday, August 25, 2008

VICTORY!

So... with all of the crocheted items I've made over the years... this is my FIRST sweater. I started it on Friday, August 15th. And I just finished it tonight. Pretty darn good, if you ask me. I used Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice yarn in kelly green. (I love that color.) I must say... I'm pretty pleased with myself. Go me!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Conquests!

Here are my cherished antique "conquests." All three are Fenton from the 60s/70s. The first two are amber thumbprint compotes, one larger than the other. The last is a small blue opalescent hobnail vase. I'm so very proud of them!


Rocking Chair













I went to the Oxford antique show in Georgetown on Saturday with Adri and Chris. My major find was this little red rocking chair. It was just what I'd been looking for for Thomas. I've been rocking him in my glider rocker since he was born and Kenny's parents have a regular rocking chair that they've rocked him in. Thomas loves them both. I think he really liked the one I bought him. It's too cute.