Friday, May 30, 2008

Sales and such

The month of May was all about me reducing my stash. I did a great job. I knit two boring scarves, I crocheted a shawl, I am knitting a sweater. All from my stash. Good Girl. Then came along the Joan Vass Yarn Sale. She is retiring after a million years and had to get rid of tons of yarn. Rooms full of yarn. All for very cheap. I did some serious damage. I got some amazing stuff though and for nothing. I'm actually a better stasher than I used to be. I used to only buy one skein, maybe two, but not I know to buy in bulk for large projects, especially when I was able to get full bags and boxes of 10 skeins for 20$.

I love this yarn. Its 100% cotton, but look at the shine it has. LOVE IT!!

I love this one too. Its a nice shade of green in a bulky yarn. I can't wait to
 knit something fabulous for the winter!


There is more yarn, but that's all I posted because I wanted to pretend like I didn't get as much as I did.  Shame.  You can see more on Ravelry.  I'm amandagrace33.

I also spent Memorial Day on Coney Island with my boyfriend and some friends.  It was such a good time.  It's such a shame that they will be tearing it all down, but I'm glad that I went before it was taken down.

My skirt is coming along quite well as is my sweater.  I know that if I put my sweater down I will not pick it up for a very long time, so I know that I must finish it.  I also picked up a crochet hook to crochet a very simple teddy bear and bunny for my nieces because I am going on a last minute trip to visit them.  My awesome brother and dad split the purchase of a ticket for me to go and visit next weekend, so some toys must be made!  I'll post pics once I finish the toys.  I think they will be adorable!  

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Summer Skirt

I have two projects in the works at the moment. I am crocheting this summer skirt that I have wanted to make for so long. I'm using KnitPicks CotLin yarn which is lovely. Last night I discovered a mistake a row down and since I'm crocheting I had to frog back a whole row. Woe is me. If I was knitting I could have just dropped down and fixed it, but alas. The burden of crocheting. But at least crocheting goes so fast. I was able to catch back up pretty quick.

My other project is a cabled sweater. I had some acrylic yarn that I needed to use up, so I am making a sweater, and I don't care that its acrylic! I'm so not a yarn snob. As long as the yarn is soft and perfect for what I need it for then its a match. I'm a fast knitter, so this project is moving along quite well. I'll post pics of that once I'm done.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Last Few Months

OK. Here I am. I decided to revisit my blog. But I'm warning you. It will be boring. There is nothing exciting going on in my life and I have nothing exciting to say. That being said, I will still blog about what's going on which at this point in my life is mostly my knitting and crocheting.

I'm posting a few pics of some exciting things that have happened in my life lately as well as some fun projects that I have made recently.

This is the whole family together for the first time EVER!!

All the siblings

Here we are cheering Matt on at
the BCS National Championship!

They won!! Hooray!

So, check back soon and see what else will be happening in my life these days.