Tuesday, June 23, 2009


It's hot out.
It's boring.
Our strawberry is turning red.
Our pepper plant has a pepper.
Our tomatoes have flowers.
Our spirea is doing well.
I am making a baby sweater.
I don't want to work on it.
I finished one Embossed Leaves sock.
I don't want to do the second one.
It's boring today.
I am angry at Mario Kart Wii.
I want to go swimming somewhere.
I want to eat a mango.

Monday, March 16, 2009


I got back from my band trip to Disneyworld a week ago but I was too busy making up things I missed for school and plus I had solo/ensemble contest for band last Saturday.

fireworks by Cinderella's Castle

the statue of Walt Disney and Mickey

this is a duck who too many people feed (not me!) and was acting like a dog.

mickey and minnie!

cinderella's castle!

hollywood studios! (used to be mgm studios)


palm tree!!

I saw this guy as we were walking to the entrance of Hollywood Studios to leave. He has a ukulele. Ukuleles are pretty awesome.

More palm trees! They're so pretty.
It was a 26 hour bus ride one way. x.x It sucks sleeping on a bus. I went on Space Mountain twice!! That was the first time I went on a roller coaster and it was epic! I also went on It's a Small World (creepy), Teacups, Test Track at Epcot, Haunted Mansion, The Seas with Nemo & Friends and probably I forgot some. Stuff at Disney world is REALLY expensive. holy buckets.

It was super fun and I want to go back! I was super excited about going through Kentucky even though I saw like ten horses. Apparently you have to actually go INTO Lexington and that area to actually see horse farms in Kentucky. who knew?

I liked it when we went through Atlanta because it was pretty awesome even though it was at night both times.

I started a pair of ribbed socks with self striping yarn. Pics will come tomorrow when there is more light outside.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Miniature Cowichan Cardigan

I finished this on Thursday. It still needs buttons but other than that it is done! It was really fast, it only took me 9 days or so. :) I used Cascade 220 and size 3 needles. Here is the ravelry link for it.

I have a skein of dark blue Lion Wool that I wanted to use up so I'm making three 3-block strips and then I'll sew them together and it will be a blanket for my doll. I'm using blocks from the book 200 Knitted Blocks. No pics yet though.

I bought 2 skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran when I made my Fetchings but only needed one so I'm making a hat/neckwarmer out of the other skein. If I have enough yarn, it will be a hat. Otherwise it will just be a neckwarmer and then I'll make a little scarf for my doll. It's about 2 inches long so far.

I'm also going to make this for my doll because the velcro on the skirt that came with her is messed up. It doesn't close properly anymore so she just sits everywhere in the house with a shirt and her underwear and no pants (Miss Violet of LnV would approve). The only problem is I don't have any cotton yarn of a neutral color or that is blue. Her pants won't have pockets though.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Sweaters and a Snail

These are my Breeze socks. I used Patons Stretch Sock yarn and this picture isn't the greatest but oh well.
This is the Miitten I made. I only made one because I didn't feel like making two and I'm not giving them to anyone so it doesn't matter. If I get bored sometime I'll probably make the second one. I wanted to make it because I love playing the Wii! My sister bought one in December and it's awesome!
This is a Mochimochi Land snail.
I wound my STR yesterday and I took a pic of it because I thought it was so pretty! I wound it without a swift or ballwinder, alone, and there were no serious tangles! Amazing. (I hate winding sock yarn hanks usually).
Here is my Something Purple Sweater. Yes, my shirt has a penguin on it. The penguin has a heart on his belly but my sweater is covering it. ;)
I bought the button at my LYS. It's really pretty. I even found matching brown thread at home to sew it on with!
Here is my sweater on the floor.
I actually finished this a while ago but never took a pic of it! It's the Baby Bolero from the One Skein book by Leigh Radford. This was my first time sewing in sleeves and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
This is my current progress on the Miniature Cowichan Cardigan. After the twisted rib, it got a LOT faster. I have 5 more stockinette rows to go and then it gets interesting.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Finally some pics!

This is some Regia sock yarn I received for Christmas. I have one skein of this and since I just made a pair of ankle socks from a 50g skein of sock yarn with a lot of yarn left over, I think I would be able to get a pair of socks with an inch or two or three of cuff from this. Or a hat or mittens.
This is Cascade 220 that I'm currently using to make the Miniature Cowichan Cardigan. I'm still on the twisted rib which is really annoying me because it is a lot slower than regular rib but only like two and a half or three rows to go so it'll be okay.

This is a neckwarmer that was inspired by the ones that Tiennie made. I made it before she posted the pattern but I figured it out. I cast on 100 stitches and knit 2x2 rib for 5 inches and bound off. Actually I still have to weave in the ends (oops) but here it is. It only took me 3 days and I used Knitpicks Swish Superwash in Delft Heather.

This is the Plymouth Sockotta sock yarn I received for Christmas.
This is some stripey sock yarn I got for Christmas. I think I will make plain vanilla stockinette socks out of these or ribbed socks with a cable or two mixed in.
This is my My So Called Scarf that I finished on December 27. It's so soft! I cast on 24 and got about 5 feet of scarf from 1 skein of Malabrigo in the color Shocking Pink. I didn't actually measure it, but it is about as tall as me. I didn't think knitting scarves was fun but I liked this pattern.
This is my Socks That Rock in the Purple Rain colorway. I'm winding it right now so I can make the Embossed Leaves socks from the Favorite Socks book. It's so pretty!
I am pretty pissed off at the cold weather. I just want spring to start so I can start growing plants and stuff! I go to school, it's cold. I go home, it's cold. I go outside, it's cold. The only place it's actually warm is in my bed. Here is a pic my sister took last year or something. It's on my desktop because I don't like winter. flower pic

My dog comes in my room every morning around 6 or 6:30, sometimes earlier, and jumps on my bed and stays there. It's so cute! She even does it if I don't have school because she thinks she needs to wake me up for school every single day. Jasmine

Monday, December 29, 2008


Christmas was great because I got a lot of neat thins!

-1 skein of Socks That Rock mediumweight in Purple Rain but it isn't here yet because of the snow that the BMFA people had. It's on its way now though.
-Organic Fair Trade Mint Dark Chocolate.
-Mason Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines
-$30 towards a Nintendo DS

From my other side of my family I got:
$25 Target gift card
pink hoodie
1 skein of Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett yarn (blue)
1 skein of Patons Stretch Socks (which is now becoming a pair of Breeze socks.
1 skein of bamboo yarn that is soft and blue/tan
pink hoodie
horse calendar
$25 barnes & noble gift card which is now Free Range Knitter and All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot. I was going to buy It Itches but I couldn't find it.
From my other side of my family I got:
2 skeins of Schoeller + Stahl Fortissima Colori Socka Color in blue/teal color
1 skein of Plymouth Sockotta in light blue/purple color
red Vera Bradley wallet with movie coupons
$30 iTunes gift card

I need to charge my camera batteries and then I will have pics of the yarn. Also! I was saving up for a Polar White Nintendo DS and my dad said he would pay the rest of the money for it. So on Saturday we went to Target which was where I wanted to buy it because I like Target. All they had was one of the Guitar Hero Nintendo DS bundles which was not what I wanted. So I used my Target giftcard to buy Mario Kart DS instead. That is a really, really fun game. You should buy it if you don't have it already.
Then my sister had been to Kmart the previous week and had seen Polar White DS's there so we went there and they had empty boxes out instead of locking up the real boxes so we had to ask an employee to get one for us. She had a really bad attitude. She was like, "Oh, I don't know about that..." which I thought was REALLY irritating. You'd think she would be happy to sell a DS. *rolls eyes* We paid for it in cash which probably irritated her more but I actually had cash so whatever.
Then I opened it in the car which my sister took pics of. Right away I turned it on and set it up (put name, birthday, etc) but couldn't play it yet because it needed to be fully charged.
Then we went to Milwaukee to spend our B&N gift cards. We were walking through the food court when we saw our cousins which was really interesting because we don't see them places very much. Then we went to B&N and bought our books and were going to go home but my mom had to go to my aunt's house for something and I didn't get home until later and still had to wait 3 hours for the DS to charge. x.x
We went to blockbuster yesterday and found Brain Age 2 for only $12! It sells for $20 in the stores so my dad let me get it. :)

edit: OH! I finished my My So Called Scarf. It's as tall as me and it only took 1 skein of Malabrigo in Shocking Pink!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Something Purple...

I finished my Something Purple sweater tonight minus the button! Hooray! It took me almost the exact time that the Wicked sweater took plus one day. 5 months, 1 week, and 1 day. I'll have a picture whenever I have an available camera. The batteries are still dead and I haven't charged them yet.