Sunday, June 08, 2014

Summer 2014

Summer break is upon us again at Casa KiP.

 Here is the ambitious tentative agenda:

1.  Reading--personal(Game of Thrones mostly) and with the kiddos(Kingdom Keepers)
2.  Sewing--practice sewing doll clothes.
3.  Quilting--finish at least one T-Shirt quilt.
4.  Knitting--finish a GoT knitalong, work on socks, work on doll clothes
5.  Cleaning--work on the basement!
6.  Travel--hopefully get to visit the cousins and throw in some overnight trips too.
7.  Photography--work on getting some interesting doll pictures.
8.  Stitching--finish my 12 Days pattern and work on some HAED stuff.
9.  Work on Smash books.

That is most of my list and on top of that I need to find some interesting things to do with the kiddos!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rest In Peace, Bailey

Bailey and editing software

October 20, 1996-April 19, 2014 Bailey (aka. BB, B, Grand Buhzee, Grandpa Lemon, Lemon)

Well traveled cat: Texas, Oklahoma, New York, Hawaii, Utah, and Colorado

You and your sister were my first babies and you were my first male cat.  I love you so much and not one day will go by when you are not in my thoughts.

Now go find your sister and learn the ropes or maybe you can come back haunt these two ding dongs you've had to put up with the last couple of years :)

Miss you, my sweet, sweet boy.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A couple of finishes

Winter is Coming Shawl all blocked just in time for spring and the new season of Game of Thrones. I used Twisted Fiber Arts Arial yarn in the Le Cirque colorway. winter is coming 1 Socks of a Different Strips V. 3 I did these for the Ravellenic Games. They use Knit Picks yarn and the pattern is from Knit Picks too. Ravellenic games 2014 a The links are Ravelry links.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Inventory of Finished Objects 2013

Happy New Year!

This is what I managed to get finished in 2013.  I didn't list specifics on projects as all of them are on my Ravelry page.

Knitting:
Numerous Blythe clothes(dresses and hats)
Socks
A shawl

Sewing:
Numerous Blythe dresses(a few A-line, Empire, and Party)

Reading:
A Storm of Swords(Martin)
All Wound Up(McPhee)
Captain Underpants #10
Dad is Fat(Gaffigan)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1(Kinney)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2(Kinney)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3(Kinney)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4(Kinney)
Kingdom Keepers Disney After Dark(Pearson)
Last Breath(Caine)
Black Dawn(Caine)
Bitter Blood(Caine)
Lover at Last (Ward)
Penalty Box(Martin)
Kingdom Keepers Disney at Dawn(Pearson)

Fitness/Health:
Finish 1 round Cathe's Cross Train (12 week schedule)

Monday, November 18, 2013

IHSW--November 2013

 
It's been a long time since I have done one of these weekends.  I actually have a new start this weekend--Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's 12 Days of Christmas.  I am going to be working on the border and I want to get it done before the main subscription starts on November 29.  I'm hoping to use this piece to gear up for a big stitching project that I want to start in January, I think the fact that this project comes out in scheduled intervals will help me get back into working on a deadline.  I haven't had any stitching mojo in well over a year so I need to start with something small like this to build up my speed again :)
 
12 Days of Christmas(Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery)
Fabric:  Picture This Plus Crystal Ale, 32 count Lugana
Floss:  DMC and Weeks Dye Works
FPS 12 Days of Christmas

I was able to fit in some stitching time during football yesterday.  Only 2.5 more sides to go on the border.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Time Flies

It seems that the older I get and the older my children get the faster time goes by.  Summer vacation is over and the kiddos are back in school.  Over the summer we went to visit family and spent time together at home.  I was able to squeeze in a little crafting time.

I finished Chosen Path with my Twisted Fiber Art(TFA) Ariel double in EVO in Grace:

chosen path

I finished Diva's Fingerless Gloves in TFA Tasty Long Repeat Stripe in Spring:

DD Mitts

I have yet to cast on for Ene from my last post and I am still working my way through Cambridge.  I have been very busy knitting doll clothes lately so that has been taking up a lot of my crafty time.  I would really like to find some time this fall to get back to stitching.  I have an urge to get closer to a finish on one of my BAPs.

Also, sometime around the end of July, Diva and I were introduced to the world of Blythe.  I had seen the dolls before in various places but never really looked into anything about them until a good friend got her first doll.  Well, Diva and I loved her and decided to order our own.  We have been having a great time knitting(well I have had a great time knitting, Diva is still not interested) and sewing for our dolls.  Diva loves sewing for these dolls and I am so proud of how everything she is making turns out.  We have also connected with some people locally who love to the same.  I'm happy that the two of us found something to do that brings us both joy and fulfills our creative side.  I will have to post everything we have done so far at some point.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Finished, In Progress, Coming Soon

Finished:
DH skyp 17may2013
DH's Simple Skyp socks, Cakewalk Yarns in Weenie

iPod sweater June 2013
DD iPhone Hoodie, in Noro

In Progress:

Cambridge. . .Memorial Day knitting
Cambridge,  Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in Oceanic Mix

Coming Soon:

tfa ariel double evo in Grace
Chosen Path, in Twisted Fiber Arts Grace (Spring Club yarn)

tfa tasty in Spring
Happily Ever After Mitts for DD, in Twisted Fiber Arts Spring (Spring Club Yarn)

Passion Tasty Evo
Ene, in Twisted Fiber Art Passion (Fall 2012 Club yarn)

Summer time, lots going on, fitting in knitting when I can, starting to feel the urge to stitch again.