Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Snapshot

Today was taking instead of making. Ripping things out, or frogging, as it is called takes a fraction of the time it takes to knit something, even so. It took me a solid 3 hours to finish ripping out this puppy. Here's to second chances. ugh.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Finishing it up

For the first time this year, I feel like I actually have got a handle on the holidays. This pile of knits is ALL FINISHED. Woven ends and all, and will be getting shipped off on Saturday morning. I'm actually starting to make myself anxious because I feel like I should be more anxious or stressed out. It feels good to have completed something in a reasonable amount of time (not exactly something I'm known for around here).

Although I've still got lots of things to get on my needles and some exciting new projects in the pipes. If it feels this good to get some knitting done on time I wonder how great it will feel in the rest of my life. I've started to make some New Years resolutions already! No time like the present!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Handamde Ryan

My friend Ashley over at, One in the Hand, got the idea to create Handmade Ryan Gossling. If you're in the mood for a good giggle click on over. and if you have some nuggets of funny, click the submit button! The one above is my little contribution.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Snapshot

Dino hat. Rwwwarrrrrr. This is headed to a very special little kid this holiday.  I've already got tons of ideas to alter this (in better!) ways next time I knit it. And there will be a next time. Lots of dino lovers in my life.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday Win

Last week I was lucky (CRAZY LUCKY) to win The Sweatshop of Love's giveaway. My Prize? This crazy ass cool cowl kit from Wool and the Gang.

With gorgeous peruvivan wool (in surprise, my favorite color GRAY!!). This kit comes with everything you need. A simple pattern for a seed stitch cowl, two skeins of yarn and some chunky straight wood needles.

The needles are a great smooth and polished dark wood with a really nice heft to them. Between the chunky yarn and those huge needles this will probably be the worlds fastest knit. Now my only question is, do I make the cowl with their pattern or go rouge and re-purpose this beautiful yarn for something else? I haven't made my mind up, which is just fine. With my holiday knitting still on my needles my selfish knitting is taking a back seat. That's alright though, because the time where I can knit and knit selfishly for myself is just around the corner. And well, it would be a lie to say I didn't have at least a few things hanging around in some project bags for myself.

If you're still looking for some last minute gifts, or like me, plotting all of your soon to be selfish knitting for yourself hop on over to The Sweatshop of Love's Etsy store. She's having a HUGE sale for the next two days. Including both knit and crochet kits to make and already crafted items they're perfect for yourself and for those you love.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Snapshot

Working on an baby hat as a gift for one of my co-workers who's due this month. pink. pink. pink. It's a girl.