Sunday, January 15, 2012

Marian Cowl Complete :)

Pattern: Marian Cowl
Knit for: My sister
Needles: Size 19, 29 inch circular
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Grey Marble (1 skein)
Modifications: I used a longer circular needle than the pattern called for and added 6 extra stitches. I also knit a little longer than the pattern called for, since I still had yarn :)

I love this cowl. I might have to knit one for myself :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Marian Cowl

I am currently knitting the Marian Cowl for my sister. It knits so quickly with the super bulky yarn and large needles. It is my first time knitting with this size yarn and needle, and I l♥ve it.
The seed stitch looks really nice in this yarn. This cowl has a neat twist in it. I can't wait to finish it and post final pics before I mail it off to her.
Back to my knitting :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Swirl without the Sleeves

The swirl is now almost complete. All that is missing are some sleeves. The only problem.... I don't have enough of any one of the four colors to make two sleeves. I can make two different colored sleeves, and I think that is what I am leaning towards. I also need something to use as a closure, maybe a red button. Anyway, here is a picture of the front. My hubby agreed to help with the photo shoot, but only if our friend Woody was in the pictures too :)
And here is a picture of the back, and the swirl :)
I am really loving this cardigan, and it fits really well. Yay!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Books I Read in 2011

  1. Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA by Maryn Mckenna
  2. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger


  1. The Corrections by Johnathan Franzen
  2. Bogeyman by Gayle Wilson
  3. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman


  1. It was the Best of Sentences, it was the Worst of Sentences by June Casagrande
  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larson


  1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  2. Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
  3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Annotated by Martin Gardner)
  4. Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll


  1. The Priest by Gerard O’Donovan
  2. Year of the Dog by Grace Lin


  1. The Weird Sisiters by Eleanor Brown
  2. Sphere by Michael Crichton
  3. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson


  1. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  2. Always Time to Die


  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (I want a sequel)
  3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
I spent the last two months of the year plodding my way through The Long Night of the White Chickens, and I still have not finished it. It really hurt my count :) The good news is that I totally enjoyed every book I read this year.

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone! It's time to review my resolutions from last year and make some new/similar ones for this year

Resolutions for 2011
1. Complete a sweater
I have completed all of my swirl sweater except for the sleeves. Post with more details and pictures to follow.
2. Read more than 33 books
I managed to read 22 books. Post with more details to follow.
3. Keep my craft room organized
I actually did this one!!! I organized my craft room this year. It's beautiful :)
4. Get my craft business going
I'm going to try again on this one.
5. Stick with my diet and exercise
This was my biggest failure this year. I ended the year by skipping almost all my yoga classes :(
6. Enjoy life everyday
This was the easy one, but I did not enjoy everyday,not even close :(

Resolutions for 2012
1. Read more than 33 books
2. Start my Etsy shop
3. Finish my novel
4. Complete my sweater (only needs sleeves :) should be easy)
5. Diet and exercise
6. Try new things
7. Start playing the guitar again
8. Blog more frequently

Hopefully I will do better this year. I do like to have goals and projects; I am just not always great at seeing them through :)