Sunday, April 22, 2012

Forever and a Day

It feels like forever and a day since I last updated my blog.  In my defense the projects I was working on were secret ones.  We also moved to a new apartment.  And I've been enjoying my new found "life" these past few weeks.  

Nate and I moved to a cool, converted old mill (we think it's haunted!) on the Rhode Island/Massahusetts border.  And my commute has shortened drastically.  Now, instead of leaving at 5:30 every morning for work and coming home at 8, I am leaving at 6:30 every morning and coming home at about 6:45.  I feel like I have a life again :) I can do stuff after work and not immediately want to go to bed.  It's amazing!!
View of our new living/dining room and kitchen. 
Hoo Hoo
 On the knitting front, I've been working on a few things.  I finished up a swap gift for a new found Ravelry friend.  I made her an owl from the Owls Two Ways pattern which I was not absolutely in love with.  My owl did not really come out too owl-y I don't think.  Maybe I didn't stuff it enough, or I didn't seam it up right...but to me it looks a lot like a purple blob.  Not my best project, that's for sure.

I also made a super cute little hair bow from the Mini Sunbow pattern which was super easy and super cute.  Really. Perfect for beginner knitters and perfect for using up scrap yarn.  While I made this one for my swap partner, I am definitely going to be making up a bunch more - for me!! There is also a larger bow pattern by the designer which looks fun too.

And I finished up and gave my friend Jackie her Christmas present!  I used the Twist and Flounce pattern and it was a lot of fun.  I started the flounce part when my wrist was still mending from it's shattered state.  I did a Purl Front and Back in this pattern for the first time which was interesting.  And the pseudo-cable was ridiculously easy.  This was a relatively quick knit, and one I would probably do again.  It is a key hole style scarf which is the first one I have ever knit.  I used Berocco Vintage Chunky yarn and it was so vibrant and squishy and pretty.  And Jackie seemed to really enjoy it too -- Granted, she should have had it at the end of January.....but y'know.  We do live in New England, maybe we will get one last cold spell? 


 

11 comments:

  1. I am so glad to see a post from you! I wondered where you went.

    Congrats on the new address and the shorter commute. The floor of your living room and kitchen area is beautiful. Spaces always appeal to me when empty, a blank canvas just waiting for the artist to begin.

    And thanks for sharing your knit experience with the keyhole scarf. I am on the look out for nice and quick knits for next winter.

    Enjoy the weekend, e

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    1. Hi Erin! I know...I disappeared. I've been such a bad blogger. I absolutely adore our floors. They are original to when the space was a mill/factory. As for the keyhole scarf...it was a pretty quick knit. Definitely recommend it. ~Amy

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  2. Congrats on the new place. I just got married last month and can't wait until we get a new place too! That bow is too cute for its own good!

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    1. Congratulations!!! I wish you and your new husband all the best :) ~Amy

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  3. So glad you are closer to work. I drive over an hour one way and I really want to get closer to work. Your items are cute! I really like the scarf!

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  4. Ooh, a (possibly-haunted) converted mill and a much shorter commute? That sounds amazing, congratulations! :)

    I love your Owl Two Ways, the bows you added make little hearts float around my head. <3 And the scarf is just gorgeous, definitely a belated Christmas gift entirely worth waiting for.

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    1. Hehe thanks! I added the bows a)because owly needed some bows and b)without them her ear tufts were not cooperating - at all. ~Amy

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  5. Love the scarf, it's gorgeous. And congratulations on the new house!

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  6. Cool place! Congrats on the move. :) Massachusetts huh? I've been there a few times - to New Bedford and Mattapoisetts and Marion. All nice spots. ;) Haunted huh? :) That's a cute bow - :) I hope you put that on Ravelry. :) Love the scarf!

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