Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Birthday to me! (+other random stuff)

Happy 19th Birthday to me!
I bought myself three pairs of pajama bottoms and the comfiest ankle sock/slipper/footie things in the whole world! far that I know of. :D
Tonight is lasagna and cheesecake. Pretty Wal-Mart cheesecake. It's strawberry (I think...maybe cherry), chocolate, plain, and carmel. I thought (completely out of nowhere) about a white chocolate cheesecake. Mmm, can you say sugar rush all the way down to your toes and back?
Anyway, I've been studying my footie/sock thingies and I seriously think I can make them (if I can't find a pattern online). Oh my God! At Wal-Mart I saw this ADORABLE little yellow cardigan in the infant/toddler section (I like small stuff) and it was so precious!! It was 100% acrylic (more specifically it felt like Caron simply soft) with little emboridered flowers all over but I thought they took away from the cables. Seriously, considering duplicating it for my cousin's baby girl, Natalie. She'd look so precious in it.:D
I looked for the Sweeney Todd soundtrack but unfortunately couldn't find it. But in light of my birthday I want to share this lovely video by Tegan and Sara with you...currently my favorite song/band:

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tutu...or maybe a better name?

The other day, I had the urge to design and knit a baby raglan sweater. So I pulled out the Knitter's Bible flipped through it a little and found the welted ruffle and thought of making a "tutu" inspired sweater. I was going to do an infant sized but it turned out to fit a two-year-old, which will work...I guess. Now introducing the "Tutu-prototype":
This is the side. I, like many knitters, hate seams so I knit the body in the round. Then I didn't feel like making sleeves and thought it looked like a ballerina's tutu, so I left the sleeves off and made it for warmer weather wearing. Problems I need to fix: -the neck isn't super stretchy and you can't find many toddlers with heads that small -the left shoulder strap is EXTREMELY skinnier than the other Does anyone have a better name idea for it than "Tutu"? It looks a little plan for a toddler, so should I add an embellishment or leave it alone. I was thinking the next one I do will be striped (Fibonacci styled of course)...maybe not. I used Caron's Simply Soft Brights (or whatever the label said) in Grape (ruffle & neck/arm trim) and lavender (body). Listening to: "The Phantom of the Opera" movie (mm...Gerard Butler)

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I'm still here. Tonight was actually the first night my computer would let me log on here. I haven't really been knitting until two nights ago. For some reason I just didn't feel like knitting. I'm still unemployed. Of course, I've put applications in EVERYWHERE! There's a fabric store that is taking applications but I won't know anything until after Christmas.

Speaking of which I hope everyone has a safe holiday and Merry Christmahanakwanzakuh! (I don't care if I spelled that right it's just fun to say).

Also, my birthday is coming up on Sunday. I'll be 19! Not entirely sure what to expect...maybe I'll get the same "Learn How to Draw" kit for the third year in a row by my aunt, uncle, and cousin. I know it's the thought that counts...but seriously Nikki told them last year that it was the same from the year before. But, oh well. I'd be happy with a Patternworks gift certificate or even a couple of skeins of a really crappy yarn that I'll find SOMETHING to do with.

Again, Merry Christmahanakwanzakuh to everyone. If I'm not online anymore this month I'll see you in '08.