Knitting in 2015

I finished the 50 projects in 2014 goal!  I actually was able to complete a total of 54 projects which was amazing for me!

I also had to have my gallbladder and appendix removed at the end of the year 😵 but now I'm feeling so much better!

Do you subscribe to any subscription boxes?  I've started getting a few:

- beauty box 5
- birch box
- loot crate
- love with food
- bulu box

I've also purchased a few memeboxes, which are Korean beauty boxes without a subscription, I have a few coming in the next few weeks, I can't wait to review them!


Sometimes we talk about knitting

Hey everyone, long time no blog!

My knitting goal for the year is 50 finished projects. So far I have completed 11...

#1 knit it tonight cowl (cotton)

#2 thick and quick ribbed cowl

#3 thick and quick ribbed cowl

#4 homespun cowl

#5 drop stitch cowl

#6 drop stitch cowl version 2

#7 Ariel hat

#8 Kiri hat

#9 waffle hat

#10 tea parlor shawl

#11 waffle hat #2



1. What color are your socks right now?
not wearing any!  first flip-flop day of the year
2. What are you listening to right now?
air conditioner just kicked on
3. What was the last thing you ate?
just finished dinner; BBQ chicken, fingerling potatoes, and green beans
4. Can you drive a stick shift?
Not well, but yes, I had to learn in a crash course to get my test license for work
5. Last person you spoke to on the phone.
my brother, about tanks for the grill

6. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
never met her
7. How old are you today?
8. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
9. What is your favorite drink?
Coffee, coke or beer
10. Have you ever dyed your hair?
many many times
11. Favorite food?
pizza, tacos, chicken
12. What is the last movie you watched?
the losers
13. Favorite day of the year?
may 20th
14. How do you vent?
not very often
15. What was your favorite toy as a child?
not sure
16. What is your favorite season?
summer and fall
17. Cherries or blueberries?
18. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back?
21. Living situation?
22. When was the last time you cried?
not in awhile.
23. What is on the floor of your closet?
alot :(
25. What did you do last night?
made earrings
26. What are you most afraid of?
too many things
27. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
28. Favorite dog breed?
pugs, bulldogs, labs, and puggles
29. Favorite day of the week?
Friday (of course)
30. How many states have you lived in?
michigan and ohio



Today I need to develop a case of finish it up itis!

I have a lot of projects that have been laying around half finished...

- a kids hat for caps for a cure in jiffy thick and quick
- an adult hat for caps for a cure in homespun
- a feather and fan scarf in baby bee little britches
- a bag in lion brand chenille (which im thinking of frogging)
- another adult hat for caps for a cure in baby bee twist
- a green striped dishcloth in sugar and creamcotton
- and finally a heart shaped pot holder to match the first one I made in double worsted weight peaches and cream cotton

lets see what all I can finish today!!

In other news, my brother is here visiting for the weekend with his girlfriend and yesterday we went to the Arnold classic expo.  I have never seen so many muscles and fake tans in my life!

the competitions were fun to watch though!

OK, off to start knitting and hopefully recover from this awful bout of bronchitis


Current Projects

Good morning, I can't stay asleep today, so I thought I would post!

Currently I am trying to catch up on the monthly dishcloth KAL, I am in the middle of the Mid July 2010 cloth, then all I have left to finish is the July 2010 and both August cloths and I am caught up!

Yesterday one of my friends from MI came to visit and we went to Kings Island in Cincinnati.  This was the first time any of us had been there!  Kings Island is home to the worlds longest wooden rollercoaster - The Beast, which clocks in at a nice 4 minute long ride.  We had a great time, I definitely screamed alot on the rollercoasters.  What can I say, I like them, but they scare me!

My parents are coming to help us move into the new house next weekend.  They are bringing all our furniture and whatever else I have left in their house that wouldn't fit in our apartment.  I am so excited to be actually living in our house.  I am not excited however to have to finish packing and moving everything out of the apartment.  It is amazing how much crap you can collect in a year.  My local freecycle group is going to be very very happy with me once I go through everything and find out how much I want to get rid of!

We still have a few big purchases to make, mainly a lawnmower and a grill.  The grill can wait, but unless we borrow one or hire a neighbor kid, the lawnmower can not.  I have been looking on the bulletin board at work and in garage sales for a decent lawnmower, but nothing has popped up.  Its a big ticket item, so its not something I feel comfortable asking for on freecycle either.  Oh well, I will have to keep looking is all!

Thats all for today,  see you soon!


Our new house

Husband and I recently bought our first house, (yay for us!) and we are slowly moving into it.

This gives me a chance to actually have a craft room of my very own for the first time ever!  (although I may have to share it with Bob - the bunny)

Any ideas for organization?

We are staying in our apartment for another month so we are moving over very very slowly.  I like this plan.  After Kettering, I have moved more than enough times in my life (every three months for 5 years).

Now for the question of the day - what song is stuck in your head right now?  As for me I have two, Airplanes part 2 ft. Eminem, and Telephone by Lady Gaga... what a mix..

leave me a comment and let me know!


Dollar Store Crafts Blog is having a giveaway for a QuickCutz Silhouette SD craft cutter!

I really really really want to win, there is no way I could ever spend the money on something like that, but if I happened to win it... now that is something completely different!

Check it out!  --> http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2010/07/win-a-silhouette-cutter


i actually like daft punk, but this is hilarious

(all copyrights belong XKCD.com)


Have only been knitting on and off lately, mainly dishcloths and hats.

I heard from the founder of our charity knitting group that a good friend of her's daughter (5 yrs old) has had her cancer return for the 3rd time.  I want to hopefully make a nice big pile of kids hats to send to her hospital.

you can read her story here --> http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/isabellasantos/


snow day! 

we had a snow day this past wednesday, which was awesome!  Full of cheap beer and knitting.

I also finally learned how to CROCHET finally!  I am now making a double crochet blanket to use up a ton of stash yarn.  All that red heart light and lofty is finally going to get used up!  I might have enough for two small blankets even!  I think that I am going to like crocheting blankets better than knitting them, it is easier for me to work one stitch at a time rather than having that many on the needle at once.

I finished another hat for Caps for a Cure, and started another one made of yarn bee frosting yarn.  It looks like a muppet, but I think its cute!  I made a pair of slipper socks out of a variegated colorway awhile ago, and wear them alot.

What are you knitting?



Still knitting hats. 

I also just finished a dishcloth.  I have gotten farther on the boy's Doctor Who Scarf  :)   Hope he likes it!

I really need to work on my yarn stash, I just counted it and it is OUT OF CONTROL!  LOL

so back to knitting!


Knit Knit Knit

That is what I have been up to.  Made some baby presents for my cousin, I am absolutely in love with the Monster Booties!  They are so cute! 

I really want to find a knitting group around somewhere close by.  We went exploring today and found two more knitting stores.  How I wish I could afford to spend the kind of money it takes to shop at one of those stores! 

I sent in a few hats for the Caps for a Cure group that I am a part of on Yahoo!Groups a few months back.  Now we are sending hats to another center and they have requested more of the fuzzy/furry type hats.  I have way too much of this type of yarn, so this could be a GOOD stash-busting exercise for a good cause!  I like knitting for other people so much more than knitting for myself, and this is a great way of doing it!  I have been able to practice loom knitting and needle knitting hats and what a better reason for doing it? 

Have any of you tried charity knitting?  Who do you prefer to knit for? (I do love knitting myself things, but its fun to give them away too!)  What is your favorite thing to knit?  Share with me!!!


Needle Cases!

That is what I am in search of today, LOL.  I think that Fiance and I are going to go to the dollar store and look for some sort of utensil holder, that should work! I thought about using coffee cans, but my long needles are too tall for that I think!

Last night we went to a Columbus Blue Jackets game with some friends from work.  It was a lot of fun!  I always forget how much I enjoy hockey games!  Imagine my surprise when a friend I hadn't seen in a long time ended up being out of the ice for a go kart race for a prize! 

This was a short post, but we have lots to do today!  I will be back again soon...


tonight my heart is with Powerman5000.

They are playing a show tonight in Cleveland and tomorrow in Flint @ the machine shop.

Both shows are destined to be EPIC but alas were not in the cards for tonight, due to work and exhaustion.