November 28, 2010

anthropologie goodness

I love going into this store. {Who doesn't, right?} I had a keen eye for knit things when we wandered in the other night, and found these:

The cowls would be pretty easy to knit in a simple pattern, like the white one above. {Rib knit, K1P1, on 16" circular needles. I like the faux-stockinette-stitch look.} They also had some cute hats/head warmers:
 Is that daisy stitch, above? The knit flower is sweet--I don't see knit ones very much. I wonder how difficult/easy they are to knit.

Cute braided headwrap... I love the cream color, too. And as if things couldn't get any better...they also have a smattering of classic books with "smartly embossed canvas" covers. Love it!

At this point, I don't have one Christmas gift bought, or ready. But it's been fun to eyeball odds and ends to get some ideas, especially for homemade things. What are you making this year? Any inspirations worth sharing?

November 25, 2010

Turkey Day


Translation: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2010

November 16, 2010

gryffindor & hufflepuff

Harry Potter Scarves
Pattern: House Scarves; Charmed Knits, Alison Hansel
Yarn: Simply Soft in Autumn Red, Black, and Sunshine
Needles: Circular size 7

They are finally finished: Scarves of the house of Gryffindor (red & gold) and Hufflepuff (black and gold). I began these puppies back in July...! Yikes. I needed to get these in the mail asap, so the pictures were taken in a hurry... but you get the idea. Knit in the round, and "sewn" together at the ends with fringe. This is the first time I've ever knit a scarf this way, and I absolutely love it; so thick, fluffy, and soft. I hope they show well at the HP movie premiere this week for my neice and her friend. :)

With my needles free {finally!}, I knit up a little hat for Liv during a movie the other night:

Just simple rib stitch and stockinette. Great timing, as the next day it snowed! It's odd to see her hair so contained, isn't it? While most people dread hat hair, I think it will work in her favor... it was amazingly tame when we took the hat off, haha. I have some leftover red yarn from the scarves, so I'm in process of making a little red beanie to match her coat, with a seed stitch rim instead of rib. Because baby hats make one feel accomplished. ;)

Projects come in waves, don't they? Soak up that motivation and run with it, baby.

November 8, 2010

gingerbread owls & labs

R & I had a little date night on Saturday, and ended up grabbing some Mexican food and wandering into some shops closeby, including Sur La Table.  I don't go to this store very often, but when I do, I've kinda made up my own tradition of leaving with a cookie cutter--they're only a $1 each, and they have soo many different kinds. I love looking through them.

This time I was in for a treat: I found an owl cutter on sale for 50 cents {thank you, Halloween}:

Of course, I don't have a clue how to exactly ice an owl, but it's all good...

I felt so good about the 50 cents deal, that when I saw this one I didn't stop myself from getting it:

 A Dex dog cutter!
And so, baking has begun for the season. I made some pumpkin and fall leaf gingerbread cookies a couple of weeks ago, but those didn't last long {i.e. why no photos!}. :)

In other news, I have a couple of scarves I need to finish ASAP--as in today, hopefully--and get in the mail this week. My neice and her friend are hoping to wear them to go and see this. More soon!