Sunday, July 26, 2015

My favorite things...

Candy, cats and knitting!

Monday, April 23, 2012

A little bit more knitting...

It's been a little while since I last posted about my finished knitting projects. So here are a couple of things I've done over the last couple months. This is my absolute favorite scarf. I used DK weight yarn and it took FOREVER, but it was totally worth it. I love the little frilly edge.
My very first pair of socks is complete! I found out I don't mind making socks, in fact I'm kind of all about them at the moment.
A hot water bottle cozy that has a pocket that makes it easier to cuddle up to!
A hat and scarf I made my mom for Christmas that has a matching basketweave pattern.
My latest project is a super cool pair of socks to go with my green sneakers. My friend Merrie provided the awesome yarn and gave me the nudge toward working with two circular needles instead of dpns (I absolutely LOVE the circulars! Gonna be awhile before I go back to the double pointed needles). Thank you Merrie!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Knitting

Here's a look at some of my finished knitting projects.

Below is the olive colored shawl that turned into a throw. I am sooo glad it's finished. It will be the last giant project I work on for a long long time.



Here's a quick cowl I did with some extra yarn I had lying around. I'm a huge fan of ribbed pattern collars.



And here is a hat I made for my sis-in-law, Amanda. I absolutely loved making it as hats are my favorite thing to do. It was the first time I used DK weight yarn, which was kind of hard getting used to the lightness of it but I got the hang of it eventually. The lace pattern was really enjoyable and easy to memorize after awhile.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year and Check Mate!

This past year I was so blessed to be able to see more of my family than I have collectively over the last eight years. I cannot begin to describe how grateful I am of that. For the first time in almost a decade Daniel and I were able to spend every major holiday with my folks. Just over a year ago that would have seemed so unlikely to be able to happen.

Over the holidays Daniel worked on his model of Optimus Prime (I really need to post a pic of that) and I got to relax and just enjoy the season, though there wasn't any snow this year. I also got to play some scrabble with my parents and even a few chess games with my dad. And for the first time EVER, I beat him!

The win was bittersweet though since I hadn't even realized I'd won until it was his turn and there were no more moves left. Still it was pretty awesome to win at least once. He gave me a brutal smackdown in the games that followed though lol. Here's his frowny face. :p

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1st

Here's a little glance at what I get to look at while walking on my favorite trail in Saint Louis Park.







I'll never get used to the geese still hanging around despite the cold temps and snow.

Not the sexiest boots but they let me go stomping through nature without coming home with soaked tennis shoes like last week.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

First Snowfall

Today we had our first snowfall in Minneapolis! I'm excited about it now but I'm sure I'll be sick of it in a few months, especially traveling around in it. So far it's made for a relaxing day inside. We had a warm breakfast consisting of waffles and bacon and sausage, not the healthiest meal but it did feel warm and snug eating it while looking out at the heavy flakes falling outside. Here are a few pictures of the snow taken from the back porch of our apartment.