Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Still Here

It feels like forever since my last post. No pics because I'm doing this on my phone... Will get some up soon. I've been working a lot & when I'm not working I'm trying to catch up on sleep. My parents have moved to Colorado and I guess are happy out there. Haven't really talked to them since I took my mom to the airport on Sunday.

I got 2 new tattoos, bringing the count up to three. I have one more planned, but may not go through with it.

Almost finished with Charlie's scarf and about halfway throug with the first kissing koi mitten.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas!

I'm officially finished with Christmas shopping and crafting, with the exception of Charlie's scarf (which will be finished soon enough). I chose to make a few gifts, but mostly shopped from etsy.com. I'm a huge etsy supporter and try to go there first for everything. Here's what everyone is getting...

* Arthur - a 5x7 print of Ash from Evil Dead (his favorite movie and Bruce Campbell is his favorite actor), a metal drinking bottle with a Yorkie on it (his breed of choice), and a small geolog notebook (he's a geocacher).

* Michelle - a pocket mirror featuring birds (a favorite theme), a web belt with a bird buckle, and a small journal screen printed with a bird and books (she's also an avid reader)

* Moma - a pair of handknit socks (requested by her) and a skein of Knit Picks Stroll Tonals in her favorite color (a limey green)

* Daddy - the woodburned placque shown in the previous post and a German Shepard bookmark (Kaiser the GSD is his service dog and goes everywhere with him)

* Charlie - a Stevens 308 with scope hunting rifle, the zombie scarf, a load of zombie stuff from a few posts ago, a shot glass etched with The Umbrella Corp. symbol (Resident Evil is his favorite movie), Umbrella Corp. stickers, and a metal Zombie Crossing sign. The scarf, shot glass, and stickers are for him to open on Christmas; the rest he's either received or already knows about (he does know he's getting a scarf, but doesn't know what it looks like).

Well, I guess I do have to get a few gifties for the critters, but they are easy to shop for. Gideon is getting a new bed and the cats are getting a piece of Kitty City (Charlie and I are trying to get them a nice set-up).

Update

It's been a bit since I last posted, mostly due to being busy with work and drill, as well as my limited internet access (soon to be fixed... Comcast is coming out on the 26th to install xfinity internet!).

First off, pics of my babies:

Colt, in the rare pose. He's so energetic and playful it's hard to get a good pic of him like this.
Gideon doing what he does best... chilling.Bambi hanging out on my bed, her new favorite spot. I just got a new mattress (I already had a bed frame) as an early Christmas gift from my grandparents and we've all been spending a lot of time on it. So nice not to be sleeping on the floor.

The newest additions to the family... Adam (far left, named after Charlie (his first name is Adam)), Bingo (middle), and Chompy (far right).
Now for crafting...

This is my dad's handmade gift for Christmas. I haven't woodburned in a while and am pleased with how it turned out.

I LOVE this cape from Patons. You can get the pdf for free. I'm not much of a cape/poncho person, but I love this.

The above patterns are from the new Vogue Knitting magazine. Most of the patterns in there I find to be too runway for me, but I really love that dress (I can see myself in it for Christmas parties and such) and I plan on casting on for the top left scarf soon.


Progress on the Kissing Koi mitts has slowed. I'm trying to finish Charlie's scarf before 03 December, when I'll be visiting my grandparents for drill and my hal-meh (Korean grandmother) can sew a lining to the back. It's about 3/4 of the way done and is pretty boring with just stockinette stitch. Once that's finished these mittens will get a lot of attention since I need to finish them before my trip to Michigan.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kissing Koi


The color in these pics is actually pretty true to life. I'm making these Kissing Koi Mittens for my upcoming trip to Michigan (I will be up there from 26-30 December to visit Charlie's family and spend time with him! How exciting!). I'm using Knit Picks Stroll in Mermaid and Hearth Multi. I'm loving this so far.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Little Update

I came down with a nasty cold as soon as Charlie left and am just now back to feeling normal. Of course, I had to work my regular shifts at Walgreens since I can't bear to use sick days (there's always that disappointment from the manager when you call in sick and I just can't deal with it). Anyway, I did find comfort in knitting when I wasn't at work. And knit I did...

Charlie's I Heart Zombies Scarf is growing... fingering weight yarn and stockinette stitch for miles. Boring! But, it is good for sitting in front of the laptop (my dvd player for now since I don't have a tv).

The Hemlock Ring Blanket is almost finished! Just a repeat or two then the bind off. This has been a love project all the way through.


(Obligatory pet picture!)
Charlie got his package today and sent me the sweetest text... a picture of him wearing the boot socks I made for him! They fit just fine. He's such a sweetheart... that boy went to all his friends' rooms in the barracks and showed off his socks, saying, "My girlfriend made these for me! Can you believe she actually made them?" He said tomorrow he's going to wear them in his boots and tell everyone that he's wearing sock his girlfriend made for him. I love Charlie.