Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sneak Previews, and Brrrr!

Between school and teaching I've been able to sneak in a surprising amount of knits and weaving.
The first is a scarf that I wove from Cascade 220 (weft) and Brown Sheep Nature Spun (warp). I only used about 1 skein of each. I am still amazed by how little yarn I use when weaving!
I am also giving you a sneak peak of some projects I am working on writing up patterns for. The first is a bulky cabled hat. I will hopefully have it written up by Christmas. :) It is a super quick knit, and less thank one skein of either Lion Brand Chunky or Brown Sheep Lambs Pride. This one is knit in Lamb's Pride.Lastly, there is the wonder cowl! I love it. It is the perfect winter accessory here in the north. I am always cold, and it looks cute with a jacket and with a sweater inside.
That's all for now folks. We are heading in to the last few weeks of the semester, so posts may be a little more sparse! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I finally got back home this weekend to visit my family, and look what I came back home with!
Here is a hint...

It's a loom!
My parents got it for me for my birthday. I saw it on craigslist on a whim, and I forced my mother to pick it up for me! :)
When I got it home I took off the project that was on it, and started my own.
As you can see, I started it and finished it within a couple of days. Yay!! Here is Nate modeling the scarf for me. I am amazed at how small of an amount of yarn it used, only one and a half skeins. I love it! I can't wait to get better.

Last but not least, I also got a present that I'd bought for myself on Etsy. It is a gocco print from Julianna Swaney of Oh My Cavalier! If you want to get one of your own, click here. It is residing right above my desk. Did I mention that I love it?Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Taking a Week Off... Sort Of...

Things have been a little bit busy here with setting up and taking down the recurrence show, midterms, traveling, grad shows, and on and on, so I've decided to try and take a little 'break' this week and doing some non-school related things.
One of the things I've been working on is editing photos that I took from my friends Dejan and Jackie's wedding from two weeks ago. They had it at the Algoma Club in Oshkosh. It was beautiful and the reception was great. Here are some of the shots I've edited already, but I've still got a lot more to do! :)Don't they look so happy?I also started a new project. It is a blanket for our couch, and I think the cats approve.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Recurrence - Reception

I thought I would share some pictures of my show that was up this last week with all of you.
Here is a picture of Kim and I before the reception began.Here are some pics of the show!I will post more later, but I just wanted to get a few up for those couldn't make it.
Thanks to all who came out!