Monday, July 27, 2015

it's been a while

like 4 years maybe?

and how many incarnations has this blog been through? it was a wedding planning blog, then a photography blog and a knitting blog?

let's see if i can combine all those again, and this time add my new thing: Jamberry nail wraps!

but before i go into that....perhaps i should update on my life a bit....

so it's july 2015 right? and my last blog was december much has happened since then...
i have 2 kids! 2! both girls.....sophia was born dec 2012 and amelia was born april 2015....and it's been crazy crazy since then....they have kind of kept my knitting and picture taking at bay...well, i started an afghan for soph when we found out we were pregnant, and then i only finished it weeks before amelia was born....needless to say the afghan i knit for her was simple and was able to complete it before she was born....
 this is sophia's honeycomb blanket....started april 2012- finished april 2015...whatevs lol
amelia's round afghan, started and finished april 2015

the colors are based off of a onsie i found at the gap...thought they were gender neutral enough...had enough after sophia's afghan to do amelia's....

so a lot has happened since my last blog.....

now i'm trying to find a way to boost my sales for my Jamberry business and thought maybe blogging about it would help a bit, who wouldn't hurt right? 

so i'll probably update and change this a bit to suit those needs in the next few days or so while i try to figure this whole thing out....

Thursday, December 22, 2011


i didn't realize how much i've neglected this blog
i re-named my other blog....i started invisilign in july, so the web addy is still, but instead of wedding stuff, and photography stuff, it's all about my invisilign
and even that i'm neglecting!

i really meant to try and keep up with it
and i meant to try and keep up with this too.....but i haven't knitted anything in a while and i know i was going to try and keep this all about knitting
i didn't get to finish my 365 project i started last year, so i started a new one this year in january, and i'm almost done! yikes!

i'm going to do it again.....starting jan 1st of course....maybe i'll blog about it
who knows

but, i have knitted some things for christmas.....a cowl, a slouchy hat, a couple of pony tail hats, a scarf and these cutest little tree ornaments from yarn miracle

i love them!

i made a bunch as gifts, and i'm going to make more....they're easy and don't take very long


maybe when i start the next year's 365 i'll blog about it

i really wouldn't mind being a clever blogger


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ok so

i need one hobby and i need to stick with it
but, i'm going to try and do my knitting AND photography
we'll see
right now, i started this 365 project that i've decided to blog about on my other blog
and post here

but, i hope to work on my sock soon, and have it finished, and work on the afghan for lissa...i guess i put that down b/c i'm not too excited about it...i'll have to revisit it and rethink the pattern....if i change my mind, i'm only out 3 skeins of cotton ease...there are worse things in life...
i got a 10% off coupon for knitpicks...perhaps i should find a pattern and use some of that yarn instead....

(way to bring the blog back to knitting!)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

my wedding!

i blogged about the wedding with pictures on my wedding blog

now back to our reguluary scheduled programming

still de stashing

i'm reposting about the de stashing...
all the yarn i was looking to get rid of was in my car for a while, then i had to clean out my car, and then it was hidden somewhere in my parents house....i had given some of it away to a coworker....
and now i finally have the bag 'o yarn in my house, and i've gone through and updated my stash for sale/trade page on ravelry
knittingchick's ravelry sell/trade page

but i'll post here too

so from left to right
red heart soft yarn- black- 1 skein
vanna white- black- 2 skeins
vanna white- navy- 2 skeins
bernat camoulage ombres- blue frost- 2 skeins
patons classic wool merino- forrest- 2 skeins
patons shetland chunky- harvest- 2 skeins
patons bohemian- indigo indulgence- 2 skeins
patons classic wool merino- wedgewood- 1 skein
bernat cashmere natural blends- snow- 2 skeins
lily sugar n' cream- dark pine- 1 skein
patons shetland chunky- everglades variagated- 2 skeins
bernat brealla "4" afghan yarn- brown- 1 skein
red heart soft yarn- cherry red- 1 skein
caron simply soft tweed- autumn red- 1 skein
patons shetland chunky- winter moon variagated- 2 skeins
bernat alpaca natural blends- charcoalish?- 2 skeins
bernat cashmere natural blends- earth- 2 skeins
bernat alpaca natural blends- navy/blue- 2 skeins
bernat softee chunky twists- tawny twist- 1 skein
lion brand incredible- black/grey- 2 skeins
bernat softee chunky solids and marls- navy- 1 skein
patons soy wool stripes- natural slate- 1 skein
patons shetland chunky tweeds- dark forest green tweed- 1 skein

i don't remember how much i paid for them, but, we can work something out
if someone is interested in the whole lot we can work that out too....


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

my medals!

i already posted the ones i got yesterday, but i just got 2 more!
so here are all my medals for the ravelympics

for my sock

for my hat

and for my frogged scarf...

Monday, March 1, 2010

i am done!

with the first sock...
and it only took me 2 weeks!

it's like, a real live wearable sock!
i could have finished it thursday night, but, i got to the point of grafting the toe, and well, i was so freakin tired...i'd never done the kitchner stitch before, and didn't want to do it half asleep...
so....i thought then, bummer that i wouldn't win a ravelympic medal for it...i mean, it was a lot of work, and it looks really good and it was my first sock! so somone from team i did, suggested that i enter it in the free dance event....this is where a project you knit doesn't fit any of the other even descriptions...and well, since i only knit 1 sock and not 1 pair of socks...i did!
and i also entered it in the cable cross country event...
here are my medals :)

sweet, no?

then friday i decided that i HAD to have at least 1 completed project for the ravelympics, so i cast on the koolhaas and i finished it yesterday

i entered this one in the cable cross country, the event hat half pipe, the single skein speed skate and the stash compulsory dance (where you've had the yarn for more than a year)
they haven't gotten thru to awarding all the medals yet, but, for this one i have already got the stash dance one

and i guess i already have the cable cross country one from the sock....

then i thought, why not knit a pair of mittens! i thought i could get them done in a day or so...but no....we went out last night, so that didn't happen...
but i still want, i'll finish those and then make the 2nd sock....
or maybe i'll finish those and start the argyle scarf for me...
or the afghan for lissa's new baby girl due in july

i'll just frame my first need for a 2nd one....