Friday, April 13, 2012

FO friday and days 10-13 AKA.... a picture-tastic post

So my FO is actually from last Friday but I didn't get a chance to post it. So I designed this chickee to go with my little bunny. EJ is in love with them but she won't be able to play with them for about 3 years or so because of the safety eyes. :D
 Day 10: A Crafty Gift
So my husband gave me these for Christmas two years ago and I wear them constantly. They are actually getting worn out. The lady that makes them hand sews and beads them all. I love them so much :D

Day 11: Something Forgotten
I bought these fabrics a few months ago to make needle cases out of. I completely forgot about it I've been so busy. I love the patterns on them, especially the blue sheep :D

Day 12: Home
 So it was too nasty outside to get a picture of my actual 'home' so I thought of this sign a friend made me. She got the board from her shed and put the sticker on herself and then clear coated it. We've had it for a while and I love the saying 'Home where your story begins'. Very true.

Day 13: Snacks while Crafting
Well this snack can't be eaten while crafting. But taking a break during a difficult pattern or a long stretch of stockinette/garter stitch. They are home made cinnamon buns. So yummy :D

So we had friends over for supper last night and woke up to 2 surprises. I forgot how many dishes there were when I woke up. This is with a load in the dishwasher already. But boy was it delicious!
 And to make things even better. Winter decided to come back again. Just before I took this picture it was storming :( My greenhouse just looks sad in the snow.
Of course none of this bothered EJ :D
 Go on and check out the other FO's at Tami's Amis!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Days 3-9... AKA I'm really sorry guys

So I know I'm supposed to be running the MOCP 2 but I have to apologize because the last week has been very crazy. I'm really sorry to all. So better late then never.

Day 3: Something New
My newest WIP, it's going to be a sweater for ME. This is the first time since starting knitting roughly 12 years ago that I've made something this big for myself. I'm very excited. I also bought more expensive yarn that I ever have. It's a Peruvian Cotton blend, very soft.

Day 4: Inspiration
My inspiration lately is the fact it might be Spring soon here. I know it looks like Spring in this picture but we've been known to get snow all the way to the end of May. But it still makes me want to make lighter weight knits.

Day 5: Craft Envy
I bought this sweater for my niece at the local Farmer's Market. It has a hood but its been cut off in the picture. I talked to her for a while and she said it takes her about 3 days from beginning the sweater to sewing in the zipper. That is crazy in my mind. I wish I could knit that fast and it actually turn out nice.

Day 6: Your Feet
I know my feet aren't in the picture. But I just wanted to show just how small my feet are. These are my rubber boots next to my husband's. His are adults and mine are a kids size. Plus you're not really a farmer until you own a pair of these :D

Day 7: Traditional
 There's nothing more traditional than charting out some color work on a pad of graph paper with colored pencils. Definitely looks cool when the chart is all done too.

Day 8: Most Challenging FO
This was the hardest but most rewarding FO I've completed to date. I've never made a sock with a turned heal. And also the most charted colorwork I've done. I absolutely loved it!

Day 9: Shadow
I was in the craft room this morning and noticed the crazy shadows my pencil crayon containers make on the desk. They almost look like hands with way too many fingers.
And a bonus EJ picture which fits today's theme. I absolutely love the way the shadow falls on her face. So cute :D
So I'll hopefully be able to keep up with the prompts for this week from here on.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Month of Craft Photos 2 or Here We Go Again....

So it's that time again. We are doing another MOCP. This time I'm taking over for Andi @ Untangling Knots. She was nice enough though to make the graphic for me. If you would like to participate head over to the Flickr Group and share you photos.
 So here's the start of my MOCP 2;
Day 1: Current WIP
 So within that mess of a project bag is a little bunny I was crocheting. He turned out really cute and is picture below.
Day 2: Favorite Drink
 The drink depends on my mood but it almost always comes out of this amazing machine. I've had my tassimo for almost two years now and its amazing.
 And of course you need your EJ fix lol. Here's her cuddling with Dad on the couch again. I think its her's and Dads favorite spot
And as I mentioned before here's the little Bunny. He's adorable and my first finished Amigrumi. I'm pretty proud of him.
Pattern: Bunny Boo @ RoxyCraft
Yarn: White Cotton from Bernat (I think, the band is missing of course)