Thursday, February 26, 2009

I updated my shop with some vintage finds. Go and visit!

Oh, and I finished my Minnow Merino Cardigan and it's a winner! I'll be sharing that with you soon!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I wanted to share with everyone a new discovery that is currently making me very, very happy.

This is a bath product line that I found through one of the many, many blogs that I read. I'm ashamed to say that I forget which one, or I would give them credit where credit is due.

The Bubble Roome bath products meet two very important requirements for me. (Well, many more than two, but you get the idea.) They're handmade and paraben and sulfate free AND they're locally made. In addition to that they work like a dream and have really, really cute packaging that I love to look at in my bathroom. (Makes me feel so *fancy*).
Though I have to warn you, the brown sugar scrub is addictive.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

So, it's crappy self portrait time.
I've been too busy to beg my roommate to take my picture and all I have is a sad little point and shoot camera without a tripod, so I'm reduced to this. Taking a picture in our entryway with my downstairs neighbor's bike in the back ground. All I can say is that crazy bright new overhead lamp my super installed makes for good nighttime picture takin'.

I'm really not sure how I feel about Patsy. I want to love her, I really do. She looks so cute on the back of my office chair, or folded on my sewing table. Everyone loves her. But when I try her on (which I do bi-weekly) all I feel is, "Meh."

She's ever so slightly small. I could do with the fit across the bust since she is a Swing Cardigan and only fastens with one button (missing from this picture). But the sleeves! The sleeves, people!!!
I feel as though they hit at the most unflattering point possible. I wish that they were about two inches longer, ending at mid-forearm, rather that just below the elbow. I'd undo the binding and knit them longer, but I have zero yarn left over and also seem to be unable to locate a ball band to identify a Lot #. Yep, it's pathetic.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do just yet. I forgot to have my future sister-in-law try it on when she was visiting this past weekend. She's smaller than me and Patsy might make for her a better fit. Now, wouldn't that be a great pre-wedding gift?

P.S. I totally look preggers in that last picture! Terrible!
P.P.S. I also appear to have a triple chin! Even more terrible!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Look! Look! A Finished Object! I know, I can hardly believe it myself. I started this in November and just finished it last week.

It's the Patsy Swing Cardigan from The Point and I highly recommend this pattern to anyone who wants to knit a first time cable sweater. It was their pattern of the month for November and I bought the recommended yarn, as well. The pattern is a dream and super easy to knit. It's knit from the top down, though, and being a cardigan, the stockinette gets a little tedious towards the end.

I think this may be one of the first sweaters that I've made that I'll really wear. I usually end up so unhappy with the way I look in the finished product that I stuff it in a drawer.

I've been a really impatient knitter up until now, but I think I'm entering a new phase where I can knit from challenging patterns and take my time to undo mistakes and check for fit. I'm less concerned with having a finished item than having an item finished well.

Words to live by.