Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Knitting Swing of Things

Cooler temperatures lead to dancing sugar plums and dreams of noro kureyon. Currently, I'm working on finishing two projects-- a pair of socks & a baby blanket. I'm using kureyon for the socks. Originally, I was using the Campfire pattern, but it didn't work out, so I frogged the project and changed to the Mr. Pitt's Socks pattern. This pattern is definitely my favorite for men because of it's roominess. I'm almost done with the first sock.

The baby blanket is the Broken Rib pattern from The Encore 8-Hour Baby Blanket...Revisited. I borrowed this book from Sarah a long time ago and must return it posthaste.

The white yarn has sparkles woven throughout it and I'm definitely reminded of snow while I knit it. I think I will be giving this blanket to my little cousin.

By the way. This was not her Halloween costume. She was a sparkly witch for Halloween. Actually, this costume is her "I love elmo, I am elmo and now I am going to run around the house and laugh at myself" costume.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ninja Octopus

Beware underwater ninjas!!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Holding On

It's been awhile, I know. Sometimes, life takes unexpected turns and all you can do is hold on. So, that's what I've been doing. Just holding on.

I did finish those socks that I'd mentioned this summer.

I haven't been knitting as much, although I'm still planning to head to Yarn Cravin' one of these days!

Lately, I've been painting. Trying to learn new techniques and working with mixed media.

And every day I take in and appreciate the vibrant beauty and warm flavors of autumn.