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Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall Knitting

The weather is started to get a bit chilly, which means I'm feeling more inspired to knit. I finished this scarf for my mom in teal bamboo silk yarn. I made it much longer than the pictures you can see on Ravelry. I'll take some pictures soon. It hasn't quite been cold enough for scarves yet!

After figuring out how dolls work while I was in Haiti, I've started on geeky fangirl project. I don't have all the yarn I need for it yet, and I'm broke, so it's kind of on hold. But I promise it will be awesome!

I saw this lovely sweater in the window at American Eagle the other day, and I'm trying to duplicate it fairly closely out of the leftover light blue wool from the toddler weiner dog sweater I made. I've already messed it up and had to start over twice, so we'll see how it goes. It's just feathers and fans mixed with drop stitches, but this is the first time I've done either of those plus I started it a few sizes to big the first time.


Also, I'm taking orders for knitting again!

Room Teaser

After five years of living in this house and almost a year since I "undecorated" my room, I finally made some progress. Before I left for Haiti, I picked up fabric for a duvet and pillows. Last weekend was I used loosely followed this tutorial I found on Pinterest and got it done. This week I made a couple trips to the store and picked a color and we painted my room over the weekend. That means I'm almost done decorating my room. This week I still need to make some pillows, paint the nightstand, get the pictures up on the walls and do a few other little projects. I'll take some nice photos (Sorry, these are terrible phone pics again.) and give the full reveal when it's done, hopefully next week!

I gathered up all the stuff I've been collecting to decorate with. I've got a little bit of something for each of my trips up there! (Travel/Decorating tip: Postcards make great, cheap souvenirs that you can turn into wall art!)

I love my comfy comforter, so I decided to make a duvet for it instead of replacing it. Here I'm laying it out to measure. 

The color isn't completely accurate in the pictures, but can you guess which paint color I picked?