Jun 30, 2011

Geekery for Charity

Something else I'm working on right now is more Jayne Hats!

I saw a recent tweet from Austin Browncoats asking for knitters to volunteer their time by knitting up some Jayne Hats so they can sell them for charity.  I of course was so up for this!!

I just need to make 3 hats by the end of July and I'm almost done with the main body of two.  I haven't added the earflaps yet because I figured I can just do them last and at the same time! Then of course there is the pom pom on top...

This is my first time to use real wool and I have to admit I'm in love! Combining the good wool with my bamboo needles and it's like knitting a little part of heaven!  

I'm sure they could still use more knitters if you are interested! Look for the volunteer link on their webpage or I can send you the email.

Jun 27, 2011

Progress on the Cardigan

I've been spending a lot of time on the cardigan and it's coming along pretty quickly!

I'm already working on the bottom "lace" pattern. This is one of those knit from the top patterns that are easier for making garments.  I just started on the top and then I sectioned off that sleeves for later and I was completely amazed that it worked! You can see actual sleeve areas and its all even!!!

Now I am nervous that this is going to be too small for me!!!  I picked the "size" based on my measurements but its looking small!! But I can't really tell because everything is all bunched together on these circular needles.  I guess I'll just work the pattern and see who it will fit in the end! I'll be happy to have a cardigan in the end and not some strange yarn mess!!!

Has anyone knitted a cardigan before? Any tips you want to share?? I'd LOVE them!!!

Motivational Monday

I could have used this last week!!

Jun 23, 2011

New Project

I have been so much crocheting lately that I thought I'd take a break from it for a bit to get back to my first love of KNITTING!

I've seen so many patterns for cute cardigans and I thought I would start with this one:

Source: ravelry.com via velma on Pinterest

So far its been pretty easy.  I'm using some left over Sage Green Yarn from I Love This Yarn.

I've gotten about 20 rows done. I'm sure I could get more done if I didn't have all the "MOMMA!!" =) AH, motherhood!  
I'll try to keep you posted on my progress!!! What are you working on?

Jun 15, 2011

Bearded lady and kids!

So I go to probably one of the weirdest churches in Austin (The Well) and this past Sunday was Epic Beard Day!  Well, it was epic beard day because we were talking about Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter.  Yep, we are totally talking about HP in church for the next few weeks.

I of course had to get into the whole Epic Beard Day and made these three lovely beards for myself and my children.
I used this pattern to help me get started but I improvised on the mustache and made each beard a little different.  I was totally inspired by I made you a beard for my special beard.

It was fun seeing everyone's creations and being a little different!  

Jun 13, 2011

Motivational Monday

Source: None via velma on Pinterest

This was a week of celebrating for me -- Yesterday was my 12th wedding anniversary and this Friday is my daughter's Birthday!
But in regards to this quote and it being motivational Monday, I think there are lots of things to celebrate and we should try to celebrate each of them.
You got a good parking spot? High Five!!
You made it through the day without needing a coke? WOO
See, lots of things to celebrate! What are you going to celebrate???

Jun 2, 2011

On a Holiday

My hubby and I are leaving for a vacation together! We are going on a cruise! I'm so excited!
I've had this song in my head all week as I've been packing!
Have a great week and I'll see you next week!!!