Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I am still knitting a TON. But I'm pretty lazy about blogging. Therefore I don't get credit for the things I am knitting! So I'm going to try to keep track, if not just for posterity's sake. I have made a bunch of hats, I recently bought 16 inch circular needles and they are so quick! I love instant gratification projects, and hats definitely fill that void. The project in this picture is obviously a scarf, I don't love the yarn, but I got it because I thought it would match with scarf I had already started and it didn't, so it's just been taking up space in my basket. So I'm going to finish it and then gift it to someone.

I'm really excited about an order I just put in to Webs it's a bunch of gray alpaca yarn and size 8 addi lace needles! I have never used their lace needles so I'm really excited!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

You know what this means?

I get to make wedding crafts.

And then scrapbook it!

<3, Rachel

Monday, December 14, 2009

School! And December!

I swear that I love Christmastime and that we didn't forget about this blog! It has just been a crazy time for us with school and everything else. (Abe visited in November!!!) But that doesn't mean I haven't been knitting! Because I have! So I'm doing crafty things, just not documenting them so well!

Above is my attempt at sockmaking for my mom as one of her Christmas presents. I feel like it's a good idea to start with a present like this for my mom, or myself, because there is a huge likelihood that there will be a million mistakes. But so far, it's going good. I'm following this blog's tutorial. It's been a big help!

Okay I have an exam in 7 hours that I need to study for majorly!!!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Knitters Anonymous

This picture doesn't illustrate it, but the crochet hook I'm using is 15.5 mm, it's the fattest one I could find at Hobby Lobby. I'm crocheting a cowl with thick Lion brand yarn and I am pretty excited about it. So far I think it's for myself but maybe it will turn out being a present! All the blogs I read are starting to talk about making Christmas presents. I feel like it's crazy early, but I never finish presents on time, so maybe that's why. haha

This next scarf is made with super soft baby yarn that's blue and white. It's cozy and you may remember the stitch from my wool gray scarf I made earlier. I really like the stitch even though it's a little more work, it ends up looking really cool.

Okay, so I mayyyy be working on a thousand scarves. BUT-- I did try out something new! I figured out how to use double pointed needles just recently, while I was watching the 1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula (which was a pretty weird version,it was interesting though!) Using double pointed needles turns out to be not so hard after all! I am excited to use them more.
I needed proof of the actually dpns in use! I love this yarn by the way, it's one of the Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarns. It's a littttle silly that she designs yarn, but I like the colors!

Here they are finished! I had some running out of yarn issues since I was using the leftovers of making a hat for a friend, but I worked it out.

This last shot is of the thumb hole. My next project will be actual mittens! I am pretty excited about this!

OH MAN. Something I am not excited about is that the big beige scarf I was knitting? The company that makes the yarn doesn't sell in stores anymore! At least not Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Wal-Mart. I was making such awesome progress on it! I will have to see about buying it online, I'm a little nervous about making sure that the color is absolutely perfect!

Anyway, I am going back to kind of studying!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Noro Noro Noro!

So I only have two knitting projects going on currently, until those needles I need for the cardigan challenge come in, anyway. One is this lace knitting that I'm not proud enough of yet to show on here, but the other is with some pretty top notch yarn by Noro. I had been trying to put this off until I wasn't so busy, but that yarn kept calling my name. Everything I have seen by them I have really really liked, their colors are all basically excellent, and it's of the chunky yet soft texture that is so satisfying. Here is a photo that I hope can give you an idea of this!
I am particularly excited to get to the green part.
I found a pattern on Ravelry called the "Prismatic Scarf" that I have been following and I feel like it's the perfect fit for this project. The idea behind the pattern was to have a scarf that basically shows off the yarn its made with, and since I have been basically talking about Noro as if I were in love with it, this pattern seemed only fitting. Here's how its been going so far:
And just to add to my excitement of working on this, I have been using my Brittany needles which were aptly described as "regal" by Margaret when we were purchasing them.

Ok, well I'm sure you've heard my gush enough about my personal knitting indulgences.
Here's the view of my cat from my bed this morning.
Annie. Professional Creeper.
Hopefully I survive the night. -Rachel

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


So, I am working on designing a tattoo for myself currently, of an owl. Why? Well, they are my favorite! And so adorable yet charming. Like myself, haha. Margaret and I actaully have a sort of tradition where we each give each other gifts involving owls, the most recent of which would be this chapI only have sketches right now, I am taking my time with it because I want it to be perfect, as it is my first tattoo and I plan on getting it in a viewable place. I chose a picture of an owl looking over his shoulder, because just straight on just wasn't looking right to me. I also have a book of color schemes that has been helping me to decide what colors I want to use! So heres a little preview of what I have underway!!
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