Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wisteria WIPS

Hello everyone,

How are you?  I'm still working on the Gratitude KAL. Not sure if I'll finish in time, but I'm really enjoying it. It's so easy to say that you are grateful for the big stuff, like "Family" "Health" "A Job" and not really mean it. I think people take gratefulness forgranted sometimes. They say, "of course I'm grateful!" for those things, but they don't stop to really feel what they are saying. That's why I've been focusing more on the smaller, every day things in my life. I thought it would be hard but it's been ridiculously easy!

Aaron's Grandparents have been visiting all week, and they are just such delightful people! I feel lucky to be joining their family :)  It's not the first time I've met them, but I have managed to get to know them a lot better this time around. Grandma is just as serious about cross stitch as I am about knitting, and we both love everything purple, so it hasn't been hard to find things to talk about!

I found out that she is interested in learning how to crochet flowers, so I looked up patterns and did this :

She also likes photography, so I got to see what I look like to other people when I take photos of my yarn

And knit in public 

Went shopping for wedding shoes! I ended up getting the flats... Wish they came in a Wide! How come there aren't more dress shoes for people with wide feet? 

This candle smells like heaven!  Lilac and Wisteria!  Wisteria grows like a weed here in Augusta. We kept seeing it on the side of the road everywhere we went, and eventually we just couldn't take it anymore and we pulled over and picked some ^__^ 

I feel like I should have gotten a *little* bit more knitting done, but it was a pretty fun-filled week!

Check out Tami's for more WIPs!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WIP Lineup

Hello everyone,

Don't have a whole lot to say today, so let's get right to the WIPs!

From left to right we have

Interim mitts : Frogged, haven't given up yet though. 
Sleekit Mitts : Thumb gusset increases for first mitt, worried about gauge
Endpaper mitts : Started the ribbing for the 2nd mitt
Jewled cowl : More than halfway done!

I also started a new project. Bramble. In Tosh Lace. I started it to participate in TheFatsquirrel's Gratitude KAL.  I heard about it while reading another WIPW post last week (Here).  
 I'm so glad I started participating in the WIP Wednesday posts that Tami hosts. It really is expanding my knitting horizons and I'm hearing about so many cool things!  For instance I really love listening to knitting podcasts, but most of the ones I listened to in college have stopped running, and I never have any luck with itunes' podcast search. So I'm glad I found out about The Fat Squirrel Speaks

I'm wondering what else I might be missing out on, so if you have a minute,  please leave your favorite knitting/spinning podcast in the comments :)