I've moved to: midwestern-lovely!
In case you haven't noticed, I have not been doing much knitting lately. It isn't what I am currently madly in love with. My sewing maching has been getting a workout among other things. Because of this, I have decided to start a blog that isn't topic specific. All of my knitting will be posted there but you will also find posts about sewing, my family, fashion, photography, and anything else I might be doing. Hope to see you over there!



I think I have mentioned that we have five cats. Yea, I know, we're crazy. We have bought the cats scratching posts. They prefer our ottoman. Ewww....Today I whipped up a temporary solution. Ahhhhh....


Things I have knit and not posted about: Part 1.

This is a hat that I made a few weeks ago for Jim. I found this yarn and loved it. It was the perfect shades of grey. After I got home, I immediately wound a ball and started knitting. Hmm... looks a little more purple now. He says he likes it and I believe him. I also think I will wear it more than he will. Either way, it was a great, quick knit.Pattern: Cap Karma Hat from Smariek Knits.
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino worsted


Goodbye, Christmas. See you again next year.

Whoa, where have I been? The older you get the more stressful Christmas seems to be. Remember the days when all you had to do was wake up Christmas morning? There was no shopping, no traveling, and no splitting time between families. Those were the days.

Anyway, in the upcoming weeks there may be some posting that isn't knitting related. I was much more into crafts when I was younger and learning to knit has got me started up again. I received some great books that I am really looking forward to getting into once I settle down from all the holiday action:
I also got 2 years subscription to Martha Stewart Living. What a lucky, lucky girl I am!



Does anyone else think this picture is a little creepy? It is the Kitty pattern from the Winter issue of Knitty. Once I scrolled down and saw the second picture, I felt a little better. But that first picture, man. Creepy.


Le Slouch

Because I mentioned it, here is Le Slouch:This was finished while the camera was broken and I never bothered with this post. It is, of course, Le Slouch by Wendy of Knit and Tonic. I used Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight yarn in black.
So...maybe I like black hats. Don't judge me.


Oh, a hat.

Another slouchy hat? Yes, please!Pattern: Sea Urchin Hat

Needles: US size 10 circs and dpn

Yarn: Knit Picks Cadena in coal, just over 1 skein

Modifications: I only made the hat about 5.5" before starting the decrease rounds because I didn't want it to be that slouchy.

Yes, it is similar to the Le Slouch that I made but that hat is made of sport weight yarn and this one is bulky yarn. (I just realized I never posted Le Slouch here, you can find it on Ravelry though.) This will actually be a great warm hat when it starts to get really cold.

I'm really starting to wonder how many hats one person really needs. Well, the most basic answer would be one. To keep a head warm, one hat would be needed. Alright, add in the fact that I am a female: two more hats. Take into consideration I am knitting them myself: two more hats. I live in Chicago and it is really cold here: another hat, maybe. I ride the bus and the subway and hats seem to be left on seats at least once a year: one hat for every hat lost. How many is that? Seven hats; seven hats are necessary for a girl who knits living in Chicago. How many do I have? Well, lets just say we are currently in double digits. How many have I made myself? Four...in the last three months. So, I need just a few more and I'll be set.