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Four years!

Four years!


Posted on Apr 1, 2009

Today is my 4 year blog anniversary.  I know that my blogging has been sporadic at best in the past 6 months or so, but that's alright.  My cousin wisely told me that my blog will be here when I need it.  That is very true.  I looked through my archives yesterday.  I love having this blog to go back and see what I was doing last year or four years ago.  It's truly a gift.  Soon, I will...

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Into the Dark Unknown

Into the Dark Unknown


Posted on Mar 30, 2009

Yesterday, I saw the very last performance of “Into the Dark Unknown” with Holcombe Waller and The Healers.  I’ve been a fan of Holcombe since I saw him in Wade McCollum’s play ‘One‘.   I’ve enjoyed Holcombe in concert too, but his performance yesterday was just amazing.  Into the Dark Unknown was a mixage of performance art and an intimate concert.  This top video was...

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Baby Booties

Baby Booties


Posted on Feb 27, 2009

My good friend welcomed her first baby on February 19th (a very good day for babies!).  I knitted her baby girl this pair of booties.  Yeah, they are very tangerine (not orange) and they are also a bit big.  I didn't want my friend to think I was color blind or that I wished her baby to be huge.  So I decided that I should knit a second pair of booties. For this pair, I used the same yarn that I used for my...

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Glovelettes of my own

Glovelettes of my own


Posted on Feb 26, 2009

I was all set to make my own pair of gauntlet glovelettes after Christmas was over and done with.  Fortunately for me, I don't have to now.  My good friend Smartwick made these incredible glovelettes for me for Christmas.  Let me just tell you that these pictures (it's so hard to take a one handed photo) do not do these beautiful glovelettes justice.  They are amazing!  They fit perfectly and...

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Gauntlet Glovelettes

Gauntlet Glovelettes


Posted on Feb 24, 2009

This was my pièce de résistance of Christmas presents this year.  I was so excited to see this project in my amazing knitting teacher's incredible book.  I just knew I had to make these for my niece.  The pattern itself was very straight forward and easy to read, but there were a few stitches that were new to me.  I am a very visual learner, so sometimes seeing instructions in a book makes my head...

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Christmas Hats

Christmas Hats


Posted on Feb 23, 2009

This year for Christmas my big craft project was knitting hats.  I made 11 hats in all.  I started before Halloween and it took me until after Christmas to finish them all.  Pictured are just a few of the 11.  I found the pattern on the blog I Like Lemons.  The pattern is wonderful and very easy to make.  I had a great time making these for friends and family.  My favorite brim is the mistake...

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Lavender Quilt Square

Lavender Quilt Square


Posted on Feb 22, 2009

I embroidered another square for my school's scholarship quilt.  It looks surprisingly like the one I did the year before.  I chose to do Lavender again because it's one of my favorite plants.  I was fully expecting to do a different variety or two of lavender, but then Christmas got in the way.  The due date for the quilt square was January 15th.  Yeah, I was still making Christmas presents well...

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Welcome 2009

Welcome 2009


Posted on Jan 2, 2009

Wow, it's a brand new year!  I had meant to have a reflective post yesterday about the previous year and what I hope for this brand new year.   Yeah, that along with any blogging the past month or so didn't happen.  I am hoping to get back into the blogging swing of things again.  I have so many things to post, but time has not been working with me lately.  I do know this brand year holds...

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Junk to Funk 2008

Junk to Funk 2008


Posted on Nov 20, 2008

Last Saturday, Smartwick and I had a great evening out.  First we hit happy hour at Bernie's Southern Bistro (great happy hour!) and then we went to our favorite knitting instructor's book signing at Close Knit.  It was great to see her and get my book autographed.  It was my first time at Close Knit and the people were so nice.  I purchased yarn to make the beloved Gauntlet Gloves.  They told me...

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This Saturday, Smartwick and I will be at Laura Irwin's book signing at Close Knit from 5:30-7pm.  I'm so excited to get my hands on this book.  The press has been amazing and it has been the number 1 knitting book on Amazon.  Definitely check out her blog, Precious to see lots of amazing pictures of some of the books projects.  I'm still drooling over the gauntlet gloves.  This would be a...

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