Thursday, June 30, 2011

Long Weekend Ahead = Lots of Knitting

On the Needles: 10/16 Mittens (I need to pick it up)

So, it's Canada Day this weekend! And the company I'm working with has an extra day off on Monday, so that means that I have lots of spare time to knit and relax a bit. I'm heading home, and I'm going to get my boyfriend to drive, so I should get at least one mitten finished in that time. I need to get numbers 10-12 finished by this weekend, and then I'll only have two more pairs to go!

After that, I'm going to start putting together some items for the shop. For all my readers, what are you all interested in seeing me produce? So far, I'm planning to make corseted legwarmers, baby blankets, coffee cup cozies (both corseted and uncorseted), fingerless mitts, mittens, scarves, and baby booties (and potentially more bearded balaclavas)! I am open to suggestions and commissions (once I'm finished these mitts)!

I went yarn shopping last night and got some gorgeous Paton's Silk Bamboo yarn in Plum. I'm going to try knitting bell ruffled mittens with it. I can't wait to see how the colour looks full out, because it looks gorgeous as it is now:

It's not as dark in person, though.

And, with it also being Independence Day on Monday, it's a long weekend for most of North America. I'm planning on going home and visiting my cat and family and knitting. What's everyone else planning?

Have fun and for everyone on the roads: drive safe!


P.S. I will soon post pictures of these elusive mittens. Promise.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Long Hiatus

On the needles: 8/16 mittens for order due in July

Need to complete:
-Scarf for backpack
-Bearded Balaclava

(Then commissions can be reopened!)

Well, hello everybody!

Sorry for the long break between this post and last. I had to concentrate on my schooling and life got really crazy in the second term. And it didn't stop there. I changed my summer job for the first time in about five years! A lot of factors contributed to this, but it's working out better. Especially since I got to move back to live with my boyfriend.

Now that I'm more or less getting settled, I will start getting posts up more frequently. I am going to try to get something done every week (give or take a bit).

In exciting news, I am starting up an Etsy shop here real soon. The link is posted above, but I will update when there are listings on my site. I currently have two orders that I need to finish before I can really start pursuing the shop.

In other none-knitting, but exciting news, I am registered in all the classes that I need to graduate, but for my honours, which the English department has to register me in. I'm also looking into my options for a Master's program in folklore/fairy tales. It looks like there are a couple of options.

All-in-all, I'm staying out of trouble and keeping busy. And I promise that I'll try to update more regularly from now on.

On one last note, how many of you have completed a log cabin blanket? That was my last big project, which was a Christmas present for my boyfriend, and it turned into a queen-sized blanket. So comfy!