Sunday, November 29, 2009

knitting news

What have I been knitting up recently? Over Thanksgiving break I started a new project: Indian Summer. It's a great hat pattern that I found on the web community Ravelry. Lots of neat patterns, and a great way to showcase your projects!
The hat is almost complete...all that's left is some finishing touches! It will make the perfect handmade gift!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

gobble gobble

Happy Thanksgiving! Break has begun...and it's about time! The last time I was home was Minden's Homecoming in October. I'm ready to do some major eating, accomplish some fun projects, and have some quality family time!

Monday, November 9, 2009

fancy flowers

I love Heather Bailey's blog and have been eyeing this project for quite some time now! It looked like a great way to use some of those fabric scraps in that ever-growing stash of mine. To make your own check out the pattern here. The flowers are so can do almost anything with them. I will definitly be making more of these!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

cozy cowl neck

The weather here in Nebraska had been so cold for a while I started knitting a warm cowl neck scarf to wear with my winter coat. But of course not that I've finished it...the weather has warmed back up. (not that I'm complaining or anything!)

It was so easy to make. Using a chunky yarn and size 15 needles (10mm), I cast on about 30 stiches and continued to knit until I was happy with the length. I wanted the cowl neck to fit over my head without being too snug but at the same time keep my neck warm while walking to class. Then I simply stiched the two edges together. For a seamless look you could whip this up circular needles.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

harriet, welcome!

Remember that dress form I purchased not too long ago?!? Well we've gotten better aquainted through a few projects...and now she has a name. Harriet. I wanted something a little old fashioned, and it was a tough decision...but that's it...Harriet

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I took my PRAXIS PPST today! I didn't really realize how long the test would be... 3 hours, but it went as well as I could have hoped. I passed both the reading and mathematics sections. Now all I can do is wait a few weeks to see how I did on my essay! Wish me Luck!