Thursday, May 29, 2008

5 & Dime

This is one of the quilt tops that I finished last weekend, I did both out of the same pattern and each only took a couple of hours to complete. It was fun doing something that was sort of an instant gratification project because lately I have been getting myself into projects that take a lot of time.
Time is not something that I have a lot of right now because I just started a second job last week to help pay for school and I have gone from working a day and a half to five days a week. So it is a big change for me, I'm not used to not having time to do things like spend the afternoon at the library like I used to. Even though I don't have as much time any more, I am enjoying my new job much more than my old one because the people are much more pleasant to work with and it is not nearly as stressful for me. I am seriously considering quiting my old job and just taking on more hours at the new job to cover the hours that I would lose by quiting. I also am making more per hour at the new job. I have a big decision that I have to make.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mom's Harry Potter Tote

I made this Gryffindor tote for my mom for Mother's Day. She was really happy with it and has been using it a lot.

Well I was going to post this last week but things have been really busy. I got a job offer that pays a lot more than I am making now plus more benefits. I am starting next week and I hope that things go well with my new job.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Black Summer Yarn Swap

1. Do you knit, crochet, or both? both but I like knitting more
2. What do you prefer to knit or crochet? socks and felted purses (socks? sweaters? cables?) What would you like to try to knit or crochet?
3. What are your hobbies outside of knitting or crocheting? walking, reading, sewing, biking, swimming
4. Do you have any fiber allergies? No Fiber preferances? wool, bamboo, cotton
5. Do you have any favourite books, music, or tv shows? If so, what are they? books: mysteries, young adult books, classic lit; music: rock, punk; movies: french comedies, vampire movies, zombie movies, Harry Potter movies; TV: Bones, House, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, One Tree Hill, Angel
6. Do you have any pets? Two dogs
7. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? sweet and salty
8. Do you prefer coffee or tea? Tea
9. Aside black, which colours do you like/dislike? Like: Lime green, red, turquoise Dislike: pastels
10. What is your favourite time of the year? (season-wise or holiday-wise) Summer and Halloween
11. What is your favourite scent? vanilla, peppermint
12. What do you collect? yarn, fabric, books
13. If there's anything else you'd like your swappee to know, list them here: I dislike strong perfumes very much

Friday, May 2, 2008

Harry Potter Sweater

This is my first sweater and my first attempt at duplicate stitch. I don't have anyone in mind for the sweater but I hope that who ever gets it will enjoy it.