Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sunsets and Shawls

I taught my friend C how to crochet tonight. It was so much fun! And she picked it up fast, which was awesome. I tried it right-handed to show her, which felt like I was learning all over again :)

The sky was gorgeous tonight so I snapped a picture from my phone.

I'm really getting into this shawl pattern:

I have a couple going right now, and the picture above is an extreme example of yarn sizes. The little one is sock(ish) weight with a 4mm hook and the blue is chunky with a 10mm hook. Both have nearly the same amount of work to them so far.

If the formatting looks funky it's because I'm posting from my phone. And I should be sleeping, which is what I think I'll do now =)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Here are a few interesting things I found this morning. Enjoy!

A pretty way to cast on knitting. With a picot edge!

Crocheted roses. These look easy enough to make.

An owl sweater. Love this one.

A circular needle holder. I don't have that many needles, but this looks handy.

And lastly, diamond fingerless mitts. These would satisfy my curiosity in knitting, with a small project! Though my knit shawl is coming along nicely as well, and I may even get to wear it this autumn. I'll definitely add these to my list.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Painting Cabinet Doors, round 2

Going for the second coat of primer, with some help from Spook. Water-based from here on, so I can stand doing it indoors.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Paint and more paint

What have I been up to?

Lots! I have about 5 shawls in progress right now. I've also made up a short list of crochet projects I absolutely must finish before I start any new ones, and am slowly getting through them.

I like having several projects going, but sometimes it gets out of hand.

This week I finished some belated birthday gifts from the Creepy Cute book by the talented Christen Haden.

This weekend it's been all about the kitchen. When we first moved in and painted the house, I picked out the wrong color for the kitchen... it was a light grey (barely blue, mostly white) I wanted a good solid blue-grey with white trim.

So Friday I re-painted the walls, and yesterday and today were dedicated to the cabinets, which started out as icky yellowing stained wood with brown accents.


And almost after.

Cabinet doors with primer, laid out on tuna cans to dry:

Once the kitchen's done (this round) I'll post true "before" and "after" pics. For now, break's over! I'm going back upstairs to put on another coat of paint.