Thursday, January 27, 2011

snow, teddy bears, and lovely things

it snowed while chris and i were in conway a few weeks ago, and we couldn't resist! chris is wearing the turn-a-square hat, and the snowman is rocking a sweet leaf-tie! and then it snowed again last week here in fayetteville. but that day we just stayed in and drank cocoa and played video games.i made some simple socks for anna using opal's harry potter yarn in the malfoy colorway:
and here's a little bear for Baby Maybe Marriott, who seems due any day now! the pattern is Susan B. Anderson's (i adore her patterns!), and regia silk sock yarn. it ended up taking just a little over one skein, definitely not what the pattern calls for, so i'm not entirely sure what's up with that...but i love how he turned out!i've decided that, with all the fluff that i have left over from Izzy's giraffe and Maybe's bear, i want to keep making stuffed animals until i run out of fluff!

anyone out there on the internet care to teach me to crochet?
or how to sew something so cute as this:credit: talkproof @ etsy

or someone who's just dying to buy me one ;)

and i think i might pick up this months' copy of Stuffed Magazine, as talkproof is featured on the cover!
cheers, blogland!
<3 Kstitch

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010: a year of travel

I was fortunate to travel a lot of fun this year. I went someplace every month! Even if it was a few hours away to the beach or to my Grandparents house, I was a traveling fool. A handful of favorites from the year:

Best way to end the year:

Best big city weekend:

Best campus visit and sister time:

Best lake to visit multiple times during the summer:

Best historic 2 hour tour:

Best spring renewal at the beach:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010: a year of knitting

i was looking through my ravelry projects, and i realized that, since starting this blog and starting work at Hand Held, my knitting has increased exponentially since mum first taught me how.

so here's a mash-up of this past year (in order of when ravelry says i started the project):

preemie hats, fair-isle hat for chris, 1st fingerless gloves, wide rib hoodie, welted fingerless gloves, ribbed lace bolero for the shop, giraffe for izzy, hoodwink for gayle, turkish bed socks (and pairs for aunt nancy, jacob, and chris' mom), mermaid scarf for anna, linen stitch scarf for mum, autumn phoenix fair isle hat, 1st toe-up socks, luna's moonlight socks, turn a square hat for chris, green lantern socks for hunter, reversible biking hat for dad, jayen hat, r2d2 hat, hermione's cable and eyelet fingerless gloves

i'm not sure if this is everything, or if i've forgotten something, but it all looks pretty good to me!

crafty highlights of 2010:
~starting work at Hand Held in may!
~making my first sweater!
~making a giraffe for izzy
~learning how to do socks, and in two different ways (in a week or so i hope to figure out a third!)!
~entering the sublime stitching embroidery contest
~designing my own fair-isle pattern
~cultivated the ability to knit and read at the same time

2011 crafting goals:
~take better pictures with my new nikon coolpix L110 (it's my baby!)
~take pictures of things on people, not just take awkward pictures of myself trying to model and photograph at the same time
~embroider more
~work my way through the Joy of Sox by Linda Kopp

happy 2011, blogland, and happy crafting!
<3 K-stitch