Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sock Monkeys!

Well, one... and it's a hat. =) So much fun to knit. This is the Sock Monkey Hat pattern available free on

Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's been a busy, busy winter...

Didn't realize it had been so long since I posted anything at all. I went back to school full-time for the winter quarter (photography) and that kept me busy, busy, busy... and away from the knitting needles and mostly away from the stove/oven except for necessity, though I did have camera in hand nearly every day. =) This quarter, I'm back to part-time (paying bills sucks), but actually have time to do the other things I love to do now! (There's always a bright side!) I've baked a little and started a new knitting project and it feels great! I didn't realize how much I missed it until I cast-on.
Here's the last project I finished before my hiatus:
That was a fun one. =) It was a gift for my sister who loves skulls and the like... and also is a coffee fiend. So naturally, a coffee cozy with skull and crossbones was a perfect fit and I was excited to see her reaction. She recently started knitting and can't knit in the round or do multi-color work as yet. Sadly, this will more than likely be the last handknit item she gets from me since it was received with an "oh" rather than a more appropriate "thank you". She's not big on saying "thank you"... ever. *sigh* I'm getting to know her again after many years of very little contact and beginning to wonder how we're related... The pattern was adapted from Zombies Need Not Apply from MagKnits. I highly recommend it! Everyone else who has seen it loved it. =)

The new project:

Maybe I'll keep that a mystery for now. =) Should be done in the next couple days though (if not later today). I can't wait to see it finished. I saw a completed project from this pattern and just had to make one of my own!
Hmm, what else have I done that was crafty over the past few months? I had lots of fun coloring eggs for Easter! Nope, no kids involved. =) You're never too old for Easter eggs! Growing up is highly overrated!
My photography classes last quarter were awesome! I learned a ton about studio lighting and learned to do split diffusion in the studio (rather than later in Photoshop). Very cool! I'm hoping this little break from school will help me save up and afford some better equipment to play with. (And yes, the cake was homemade... of course.) =D

So... the past few months was filled with lots of fun photography and a little bit of craftiness. Keep an eye out for future projects. I plan to be knitting up a storm with all this free time!