Friday, October 19, 2012

FO: cub mittens

pattern: bear mittens

yarn: knit picks andean treasure in mystery and knit picks stroll sport in white

 needle: sz.4

started: october 17, 2012

 finished: october 19, 2012

my dear friend has a new baby nephew! she asked me if i could make something for him, and i loved these little bear mittens so much the first time i made them i had to do them again.

i hope they fit! doesn't samuel look so happy to be here? :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

FO: nothern loop

pattern: northern loop

yarn: knit picks wool of the andes bulky in navy

 needle: sz.10.5

started: september 27, 2012

 finished: october 3, 2012

a good friend of mine asked me to donate some knitted goodies for an auction she is organizing that will be benefiting underprivileged kids in our hometown.

this was a really nice knit, i love using bulky because it goes so fast! hehe and of course i always love a good cowl. especially one that can be worn two ways!

cant decided if i want to pair this with a hat or some cute mittens. or both?? what do you think?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

FO: tubby

pattern: tubby

yarn: patons wool in white, lambs pride worsted in turquoise and i forget what the bubbles are, oops!

 needle: sz.5

started: august 13, 2012

 finished: september 25, 2012

ok, this was not very fun to knit! i think it had less to do with the pattern and more to do with the fact that it was a very late birthday gift and the recipient was impatient! lol

knitting under pressure is not fun and games! the bubbles were a total pain in the butt and by the time i put it all together, i pretty much threw technique out the window. i just wanted it to be done! that said, i think it looks cute and im glad tubby can finally go home. :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

FO : kitty cat eye mask

pattern: kitty cat eye mask

yarn: knitpicks wool of the andes in coal, patons classic wool in white and some scrap pink (can't remember what it was!)

needle: sz.5

started: august 26, 2012

finished: august 26, 2012

such a sweet little project! this knit up so fast, and its so cute i can barely stand it. :)

this pattern is one of the many adorable things from girly knits

i'm currently working on some undies also from girly knits...not sure i'll be posting those pics though! hehe

i actually wear sleep masks quite often, so this is perfect for me. maybe next i'll do a black cat :D

Thursday, August 16, 2012

bad blogger, FO roundup

yet again, i have let my poor little blog fall by the wayside :( here is another roundup of some FOs i've had the past few months! lots of little projects, lots still on the needles :)

ive been riding my bike alot this summer and decided i needed a ulock cozy...bc why not?! ;)

this cute little panda face knit up in about only 20 min!

i found this om chart on ravelry, and before i started knitting it i had the idea to stick it in a frame. it turned out so much better than i had hoped! this is a fast, cool project i think alot of my friends would love :) (and that is my little garden hehe)

i definitely dont need a cowl in the middle of august, but i think it will come in handy when the weather starts to cool off and im still riding around on my bike. its snug enough so it can cover my mouth while riding

this adorable little guy was knit for my friend stephanie when she had shoulder surgery...shes REALLY into cupcakes. :)

knit this for my love.

love this cowl, its wrapped around twice here but can also be worn so its a big loop. i copied the exact colors the designer used and i love it! hehe

WHEW. i really want to start working on/finishing bigger projects. its just that the smaller projects are so much better for commuting and so satisfying lol


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

love note

i love when someone really appreciates and loves a handknit gift ^_^ makes my day.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

FO: owlie sleep sack

pattern: owlie sleep sack

yarn: lion brand baby wool in coral

needle: sz. 7

started: may 3, 2012

finished: may 7, 2012

a friend from high school had her first baby last month! sweet little charlotte was born 4/17/12, they live in michigan so i haven't been able to meet her yet, but i can't wait.

since i didn't get my act together to knit her something before her arrival, i made charlotte a one month birthday gift! ;) this is the cutest little owl sleep sack (not really for sleeping, for cuddling!)

i hope she likes it, and i hope it fits! <3

Monday, May 7, 2012

FO: balaclava

pattern: balaclava

yarn: knitpicks wool of the andes in coal

needle: sz. 7

started: april 28, 2012

finished: may 6, 2012

recently i decided on a huge goal for myself, and i am REALLY excited about it. i plan on hiking the pacific crest trail. its a 2,500 mile hike from the border of mexico to the border of canada. my goal is to prepare for it this year and begin next april. it takes about 5 months to thruhike and i couldn't be more excited about doing it.

i know its going to be one of (if not the hardest) things i do in my life, but i think it will be so life changing and worth it that i cannot wait.

i've been reading and researching about it nonstop and i know a nice handknit balaclava will come in handy during the cold nights and snowy days :)

i know i have a year to prepare, but hopefully as i get things more in order i can report back and really make this trip a reality.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

FO: mother's day heart

pattern: winged heart tattoo

yarn: patons classic wool in red and white

needle: sz. 6

started: april 30, 2012

finished: may 1, 2012

decided not to add the wings, but i really like how this turned out! not sure what she will use this for...but its so cute! :)

i think this is the first time i've gotten mother's day knitting done on time, early even!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

my interview

hey ya'll! i had the opportunity to be featured on lauren's blog knitting is awesome.

i can't believe someone wanted to feature me as knitter of the month! :p

check out the interview here! lemme know what you think :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FO extravaganza!!!

since my last post i've finished alot of much that i kept putting off blogging about them because there was too much to do! hehe

so i decided to just show them all off at once! :)

as you can see i've had a very productive month!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

FO: watchmen hat

pattern: watchman hat

yarn: malabrigo rios

needle: sz. 9

started: february 1, 2012

finished: february 3, 2012

i wanted a more fitted "boyish" hat, and i really like this one...just wish it was a little more snug. this was a really easy patterm, kind of weird that its knit flat though.

i love this yarn so much! if i could i would only knit with malabrigo the rest of my days!!! :D

valentine's day FOs

pattern: heart shaped cloth

yarn: patons pure organic cotton

needle: sz. 7

started: february 12, 2012

finished: february 12, 2012

pattern: octopus

yarn: patons classic wool

needle: sz. 6

started: february 7, 2012

finished: february 14, 2012

hope everyone is having a lovely valentines day :) i've finished alot of little projects lately, but have been bad about blogging them (ah!) here are two things i made for my boy hehe

they might not be the most practical gifts but i think they're cute! and he liked them :) yay.

more posts coming once i take some pics of my FOs!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

FO: vanessa headband

pattern: vanessa headband

yarn: noro kogarashi

needle: sz. 11

started: january 31, 2012

finished: january 31, 2012

i just got back from vacation in la and i had the BEST time! it was my first time going anywhere west of texas, and i wasn't sure how i would like it as i'm an nyc girl ;) but it was so much fun, the weather was beautiful and it was so fun being able to finally be the tourist. hehe

of course i went to an lys and got myself some vacation yarn! i got this and also some malabrigo that you will be seeing shortly! this was a really quick knit, normally cables really get on my nerves because it feels so fiddly but it wasn't so bad. the yarn is really soft and nice and warm...i finished it just as the weather got alot nicer! lol

it was hard coming back to the city, maybe its time i trade in the east for the west coast. ;)