Wednesday, December 31, 2008

fin the shawl

fins, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I finished my mom's shawl tonight! :D It is about 4 and a 1/2 in length (in the photo I folded it in half).

I just came up with the 'pattern' as I went along. I do however wish it was longer and a bit wider... but I casted on length wise so I couldn't change much of that as I knitted towards the end. So win some lose some... I think she will like it. It is her favorite color so I have that in my favor. ;)

Time to go start another project.... or wait... can it be.. work on some sock knitting! Oh it has been so long! xD I am at the heel portion of the socks... oh that is the 'exciting' part. xD

Xmas => New Year?

Starbucks decor, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I swear the holiday season always have me baffled and confused... but that's its own thing.

Christmas... nothing major happened, went and saw family. So that was nice.

New Years? Not much going to happen. I know I am going to finish my mother's shawl today so that is excited. Now I am getting nervous that it is not long enough... so we will see. Hopefully.

Um. Oh Andrew and Adrienne got their scarves yesterday! xD So that was excited they called me on speakerphone last night and it was so nice to hear from them! :) They loved their scarves and were like 'you should sell them etc' lol.

I do however have another gift project that I need to do soon... my friend (and Jimmy's) Jon in Seattle. He is to get two gifts. a Dark blue neckwarmer and a Black palindrome scarf! :D I asked him what colors he likes to wear and he told me he has a dark blue and white cashmere scarf and he would like a dark blue and black scarf.... um yeah no I like the 1 colored scarves really. So hence the two items. Everyone I think needs a black scarf. ;D Then the dark blue neckwarmer will be nice... and shorter to do. xD I've never done one so I need to figure out what info I need.

So I need to dash to Micheals and buy a half ton of yarn for gifts etc. I should look at patterns I like and what would be a good yarn option. :D Oh Ravelry how I love thee. ;D

Monday, December 29, 2008

Haha I just freaked out a bit when Iam laying in bed and couldnt find my tissues. I need them with me that badly. Tissue <3 ;)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I am sick~

IMG_8285, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Yep I have a cold...

Stuffy nose, congestion the whole nine yards.

Which is alright... what do I have to do really during winter break?! Nada~ ;D More reason to stay in bed and finish reading "The Friday Night Knitting Club"! ;D I am already at Chapter 10. I cannot wait to read the second one. :D

All is ok. Got my complete grades for the semester 4 A's and 1 B (I was intentionally lazy and hence the grade, I 'earned' that B)

Ummm... what else to talk about... Not much really.
Back to knitting and watching House! ;D

Rose Maiden too
Aria too
The story me saiunkoku. Mental note.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

What I did today

IMG_8301, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I drove around town all morning long! ;D

With my parents of course, which caused some yelling from both of us (nothing bad lol we are just a loud family).

But I drove for us to get breakfast (at the super fancy mcdonalds) lol, to vons (same parking lot), then to target (which isn't that far, but I took the scenic route by my old high school) and then the scenic route back home. :D

Nothing bad happened, no close calls. My parents pin-pointed on things I need to look at and focus on as a whole that will come with experience and more practice. :D

So I took this photo when I was in the car waiting for my parents while they were in vons! xD I am so happy, its ridiculous. I just loved the idea of, oh I'll wait in my car. lol

I also reorganized my entire closet! ;D Which is nice. I have a shelf in there now.... and was able to put my basket of yarn in it... so hopefully I will have less digging of Socks trying to get a skein here and there.

Back to knitting my mom's shawl. I am about 55% done with it. I will post a photo of it when it is done. :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I seriously have the never ending stuffy nose :-&

Christmas decor

xmasdecor2, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

So this is as 'christmas-y' as we get. :D

I found the lights in the garage in a small box when I was digging for blankets (it is getting colder at night).

We had found our 'tree chicken' at a thrift store earlier this fall and since it is a tea light candle holder, we have this little led bulb that fits perfectly.

I left the lights on for like an hour tonight and unpluged them... lol electricity~~~~~~

If you didn't notice, we have a 'chicken collection' lol It started with the two center chickens on the top when I was younger. Then when we moved to this house and had chickens 'live with us' my dad and mom have had a fun collection growing of chicken stuff.

My Christmas knitting is so not going to be finished... but you know what, I sent out Andrew and Adrienne's scarves the other day... and the rsest is for my mom. Socks and a shawl, Iam half way done with the shawl.

So I am pleased with the outcome. :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

End of Falling For Ewe Autumn Yarn Swap

I got my last swap package!!! :D So great! My swap partner was [blkmagikwmn2000] (whom I had snooped around and figured out during the swap xD)

This package is absolutely fantastic!
There is so much stuff! Where to begin?!

Let's start with the yarn:

4 balls of Knit Picks Twist yarn (novelty). (which is perfect because I was just thinking of getting some more, for cat toys and cutesy things :D)
1 hank of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in a beautiful deep red (which I adore the color and alpaca is seriously soft!)

Then the other goodies:

A thermos!!! (which I am loving to use since the weather is getting colder!), two delicious packets of hot chocolate mix! (French Vanilla and Mint~ xD Yum), some gummies! (teddy bears, which are opened and being munched on as I type and a cola/soda gummy, which looks appealing), beautiful deep red notecards (I love notecards!), and a magnetic beautiful list sheet (which I need to start using right away!).

Now my two favorite things among these goodies are the
FELTED CAT PURSE! xD Absolutely adorable! I love it! It is nice and roomy too, plus its a black cat... hmm I think I have two of those type of cats already. (black cats). xD So that was such a wonderful surprise in all my stuff.

Then another goodie that I found was hidden among the items... a stamp from Denmark! :D

Which is so amazing, I put it in a plastic container to keep it safe. I am half Danish (and half Mexican) so to have a stamp from Denmark is a dream, I've always wanted to go to Denmark. So I absolutely adore this little gift! <3

This was such a great start to Winter break for me! :D I need to use these lovely yarns! Now that I am done with my xmas knitting. :D Thank you so much Valerie I have adored all your gifts, and especially the hand made ones. :D

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Norwegian Purl!

Look what I can do!

I can make videos!!! :D And put them on youtube! :D

About Norwegian purling (my knitting method)! :D

Fun stuff~ Plus Duo made a guest appearance in it too!

Plus!!! :D

I finished Andrew's and Adrianne's scarves! ^^*

scarves wflash

If you want to see the other photos, they are on my ravelry page.

Yarn Cake Love!

cakelove, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Finally Proof of my ball winder! xD I LOVE IT~

This is Knit Picks Pallette yarn, in Marine Heather. (nice name in my opinion ;p)

This is going to be my mother's sock. She is 'always' cold... so her feet will totally love some wool socks mostly around the house.

Plus I usually cast on with dpns to join the sock.. and then switch to magic loop. I <3 the harmony dpns they are soooo nice, plus they are sooo pretty! ;D

Time to continue on Andrew's scarf... I need to get this scarf down this week! So I am going to listen to some audio books (Pride and Prejudice) and zone out in some lovely knitting.

Friday, December 12, 2008

'Fish' toy

k1, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

So I made this 'fish' toy for Socks last night.

I've done some knitting. This is used up from some Vanna's Choice Burgundy color, from Adrianne's scarf.

It is larger then the previous toy pattern I've done before. I really did not follow a pattern at all. I was thinking of making a stuffed kick toy for her, but then realized that she wouldn't be able to carry it around easily, so I did the 'fish' shaping.

It is so large for her! It's absolutely adorable! Now if I could only find it to show my Mom and take more photos of it being played with....... but Socks has 'hid' it. Just like half of her other toys. xP Ah well.

I guess that is it for now. :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I <3 my ball winder!

I cannot begin to tell you in how exciting it is to be a PROUD owner of a ROYAL! Ball winder!!!! xD

It came a whole day early! ;D I absolutely adore it. I have re-wound skeins of yarn into cakes~ and oh they are so lovely. I have wound balls of vanna's choice yarn I have left over and sock yarn into cakes!

I need to finish Andrew's scarf soon... because 1) I am getting sick of it and 2) I am going to need to mail it out. So yeah. I just want to knit socks and other projects, like with my new sugars n cream yarn! ;D
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This is a mini post, mostly because I am finally relaxing because....

I AM DONE FOR THE SEMESTER!!! :D Hellooooooo Winter Break! ;D Time to play WoW and do tons of fun knitting projects! :D I am so excited.
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Plus Jimmy found this cutie and wants me to knit it for him... only issue it is in a UK magazine... so maybe I can find it at Borders or what not. xD

That would be fun to make. Plus it is knitting not crocheting like the other 'geek' items he has 'wanted'. :D Hopefully I can find the magazine issue, because I would rather have a magazine in the end verses just a single pattern (which apparently is online soon).

Time to go. :D

Saturday, December 6, 2008

yarn harlot humor

I totally love this video clip! xD It is so true! lol :D

I need to buy her books lol.