Sunday, November 27, 2011


I finally finished my mini Rebecca Danger monster for my swap gift.  I can't wait to share with you all the finished product.  I had such fun knitting this little guy up...that I definitely can't wait to knit one someday for myself! I also can't wait to see what my swap partner made for me!

I'm just waiting for something I ordered from etsy to come in the mail, and then off in the mail my little friend goes.  

If you're impatient for the can try to put the finished picture together ;)
Note: Some of the pieces hide below the box line :(

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I love mail

Today started off pretty crazy - my train was late...and therefore I was almost late.  I am a very punctual person so this is the worst when I cannot control the train.  But then I was allowed to leave at 4 (and get paid for a full day!) so I was able to catch a 4:40 train...but then that train was slow too, and it was raining, and people cannot drive, so I got home around 7 as opposed to the 6:30 I was hoping for. But, I'll take it!

When I got home I found a present waiting for me...a giveaway prize I had won from Unwinding Slowly. I love, love, love the green & purple SPARKLY skein of yarn from Fyberspates. And there was even a little sachet of something that smells delicious in there too. 

Soft and pretty and smells good!
 I am planning a giveaway for my blog as well, but it's still in the planning phases...I need to contact some people to see if they would be willing to donate anything.

{WIP} Mini stitches

My super secret Swap is going strong! I should hopefully be done with it this weekend, and then mail it off for my partner.  

I learned how to do a three needle bind off during this project.  I can't say that I am a fan, LOL.  But, I'm sure it will get easier with time. Though, I did do it twice on this project so far and I still don't like it.

Currently, I am knitting the world's smallest ___________, and I got to say things in miniature are pretty darn cute. 

I can't wait to post the finished project for you all to see!

ps: if you follow me on twitter, I have been less secretive with information and pictures :P

As always for more WIPs of the less secretive sort please check:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 3 & 4 of 14(ish) Days of Thankfulness

I will probably be posting for this every other the time I get home, I'm pooped. But here is my second installment of Grace's 14 Days of Thankfulness.

Day 3:
Fountain in my building

I am thankful for my new job and my new co-workers.  It feels good to work again - and it will feel even better once training is complete and I can feel like a contributing employee.   I was out of work for so long and while usually a pretty cheerful, optimistic person I was definitely depressed during that year and a half.  The constant worrying and stress of was not good. Not good at all. My commute is pretty awful - but it will get better!

Day 4:
How can a book with this cover NOT be amazing?!

I am thankful for books! I love to read. When I was a wee, little girl I used to hide under my blankets with a flashlight to stay up late to read. Now, I still sometimes stay up late to read...sometimes it's just too hard to put up a good book! I am a huge fan of YA literature, and I also love me a good cheesy historical romance novel.  

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 1 & 2 of 14(ish) Days of Thankfulness

I am joining in on a fun little blogging game that Grace is hosting where each day you post about something you are thankful for.  This will probably go off the knitting topic a little bit, so feel free to read if you want...and if you don't, no hard feelings. Plus, it gives me something to post about other than WIPs and FOs LOL 

There are only 12 days left until Thanksgiving, so I'm going to include the first two in one post.

Day 1:

Today I am thankful for sleeping in.  It was something that I took for granted while unemployed, and this past week of waking up at 5:15 a.m. daily to get my butt to work definitely was not fun. But, I'm super proud of myself for not hitting the snooze button at all. 

Day 2:

Today I am thankful for my kitty, Chloe

She totally stole my spot on the couch
I usually mention Sumo, my dog, more than Chloe. But Chloe is pretty awesome if I do say so myself. I've had her since she was a kitten and I was almost a Junior in High School (about 11 years ago) ...and I love her very much.  She is pretty stinky.  She likes to eat...a lot (her vet called her morbidly obese). Occasionally, I find a  hair ball in a not so fun place. But, despite all that, she is super lovey-dovey and likes to cuddle.

She also likes to pick on Sumo. She hates other cats, but she is OK with dogs. And by OK with dogs....she tackles the little man like a gazelle. Seriously, I think I saw her gnaw on his leg. She also likes to run up behind him and bat at his fluffy tail. 

A few years ago we went through some major health issues with her, and spent a lot of money to get her feeling a-ok, so I'm very thankful she is still with me.  

She is awesome when it comes to knitting - she doesn't try to attack my yarn or anything. Sometimes she likes to crawl on top of my project when she wants to sit in my lap..but other than that she could care less. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

{FO} Ruffly

Once I started feeling better last week, I was able to quickly finish up the ruffle another Christmas present complete! I eventually got the hang of knitting with this "yarn" but I never really developed a quick rhythm, so it was a little tedious...but it was fun too. I hope it is something that the receiver will enjoy.

Purple Ruffles Project Details:
Pattern: Garter Stitch
Yarn: Gomitoli's Bossanova
Needles: US 10
Gifty: Tori

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

{WIP} Small Progress

Love when I get the seat to myself
Sadly, I have not done much knitting this week! As you can tell from the picture to the left, I am now a commuter with a wonderfully long 14 hour day.  Two of those hours are spent on a train. Two of those hours could and should be used for knitting.  However, by the time I get home I'm very tired...I get home at 8 p.m. and go to bed at 10:30 so I can wake up at 5:15 a.m. to repeat the whole process.  

The job is going well so far :) It is a lot of information, and slightly overwhelming but I am happy (with the exception of the commute) for the most part.  I do miss being at home...and I miss spending so much time with my "kids." I especially finding myself missing Sumo and his goofy dog face and I miss taking him for long walks.  Crap, now I'm getting teary so enough of that nonsense. 
I love my little man

I have started my secret swap project! I won't be able to post a full picture until after my recipient receives it but to give you a teaser:

 What could that be going towards?!

Hint: The swap is part of the Rebecca Danger group on ravelry and it is a mini ornament theme.  We're talking small people  - fingering weight and size 1 needles small. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

{FO} Reading Mitts and Sniffles

Just some of yesterday's tissue boxes
Oh friends, this is not my week...not my week at all.  As you have learned, I burned my fingers pretty bad on Tuesday night...and just when they felt better enough to knit, well, the rest of me didn't.  See, I've been stubbornly fighting a case of the sniffles (a cold if you will, but I called allergies) since last week.  Nothing to be alarmed about, happens every year, hence why I called it allergies.  Well, on Sunday I finally called a spade a spade, or a cold a cold, and started taking cold meds. All was fine and dandy, until Wednesday when I woke up just not feeling nose was running constantly and I felt achy.  I knitted a little bit more of my ruffled scarf but just wasn't feeling up to knitting so I put it aside. Took some mucinexD instead of the Nyquil and preceded to have the worst night's sleep on the face of the planet. Needless to say, yesterday was worse...and I did a trial run to Boston at 5:45 a.m. which was a dumb idea because I was sick to my stomach and throwing up along the way, then had to wait an hour in South Station for my train home...but the good news is, the trial run was successful and I will make it to work on time on Monday, then got home and stayed in bed cuddling a hot water bottle and trying not to cough.  I am also pleased to note that today I do not sound like a 7 year old who chain smokes 10 packs a day (as Nate said I sounded yesterday as I pathetically asked him for more soup) and I can breathe through my nose better.

 Getting back on track, I had hoped to have TWO finished objects for this Friday post but alas that was not to be.  So, instead I present to you just one.  Without further ado and sick, delusional, feverish rambling on my part, I present to you the finished Mitts Fit for a Tea Party!

I <3 my new iPhone
Funny how the colors change depending on the light
Mitts Fit for a Tea Party Project Details:
Pattern: Susie's Reading Mitts
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Classic Sock Yarn in Tea Party
Needles: US2
Gifty: Christmas present for mother-in-law 
Modifications: Knit cuff for only 4", not 5".  Picked up 3 stitches on thumb.  Did thumb repeat 5 times (had 15 stitches). 

For more Finished Objects check out:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

{WIP} Knitting with fish nets

This post is typed with one hand as my other hand is currently soaking in water because I am a klutz who burned my fingers while making pizza.


I started another Christmas present...a ruffle scarf for my high school aged cousin Tori.  This "yarn" is like knitting with fish net stockings. Seriously who thought to knit with this stuff in the first place?  Once I figured it out, it's pretty easy to knit with and I think she will love it :)

In other news...I'm sorry I haven't been commenting on blogs as much the past few days. I was in Salem, Ma with my mom and dad for Halloween :) I will try to catch up.