Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Knitting My First Socks

A few weeks ago, I took it upon myself to knit my first pair of socks.  I had never been too interested in knitting socks as I was always afraid of the wear and tear socks endure, but having some extra yarn and wanting an in-between project, I bit the bullet.  Now, like many other knitters, I'm absolutely smitten with socks!  While unfortunately this pair did not fit me (I had a feeling going in - the pattern called for 8 inches around and my feet are a ghastly 9 inches; these socks are in my mom's possession now) I'm looking forward to knitting up a pair for myself soon using sock yarn.

The yarn used was worsted weight as that's what was on hand, knitted from the toe up with a fleegle heel.  I was very happy to learn a few new techniques as well; Judy's magic cast on and an invisible ribbed bind off.  I had a slight problem though with matching the size.  I'm not quite sure what happened; the toe started off fine, but somewhere around the second heel I lost my sizing!  Unfortunately I don't have enough yarn to make a third, but this is an experience I seem to have with most pairs I attempt to knit.  Brad's suggested that it may be because I rush the second, so anxious to complete it, and I'm starting to believe he's correct.  It's certainly a lesson learned; after all, if not patient, one simply cannot knit.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shop Opening!

I've been a bit silent here on the blog lately because I've been working very hard to present you with the opening of my shop!  I'm now offering gorgeous vintage clothing and custom made brooches in all sizes, shapes, and details.  And just because I love all of you readers, you can use the code FREESHIPYAY from now until Sunday, 2/16 for free shipping on all items!  I'll be adding more items over time, but I was too excited to reveal my brand new fox design for all of you!  Head over to my etsy shop, Adornment Therapy, and have a look!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Thankful #2

This was meant to go up last week, however my grandmother has been in the hospital and family will always come before blogging.
Last week, I was thankful for:
Hospitals and excellent staff
Face masks, still
Butterscotch hot cocoa
Spending times with friends
Apples and peanut butter
Inspired by a few other bloggers, I've decided to take part in a weekly ritual to be thankful for the big and small things in life.  Routinely, I'll be posting tidbits of my life that I truly appreciate from that week.  It's a bit of a weekly reminder of the good things, and I'd love if you joined me either on your own blog, in the comments, or privately.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

365 Photo Project - Week 1

1/365 The first decoration placed in our new apartment, it still hasn't moved.

2/365 Sausage, spinach, and tomato pasta
3/365 Ice on the windows during this cold spell
4/365 Ellie, I couldn't resist a GIF
5/365 Pineapple Upside Down cake
6/365 The beginnings of my latest sweater
7/365 Burritos/tacos for dinner!
All images are posted in sequential order

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mary Poppins Skirt

Entire outfit is thrifted, boots from Shoedazzle.

This is what I like to call my Mary Poppins skirt.  It's the definition of the perfect length for me (especially with these boots) and every time I move, it moves with me just the way I want it to.  I was hesitant to buy it when I was out thrifting the other day, but I couldn't be happier that decided to go a bit outside of my comfort length, color, and fit to find something I love so much.  Besides, who doesn't love a flouncy skirt with granny boots?

These photos were taken the day after a pretty heavy snow, and let me tell you - it was cold!  I was so thankful to put my jacket on after the few photos we took with it off; nothing keeps you warm like wool.  Knits are getting lots of wear during these frigid days, inside and out.  Thankfully it was warmer today, but tomorrow is looking like more snow.  I can't believe how much we've gotten all in this short period of time; just a week or two ago there was nothing on the ground!  

Lately, we've been figuring out healthy eating habits again (which is hard!) as well as becoming completely submerged in The Walking Dead.  I'm surprised we didn't watch it sooner, but I'm also glad to avoid the whole waiting for the next season thing.  For now, I think I'm simply using this as a way to pass the time until Game of Thrones season four.  Have any other good suggestions on what else to watch on Netflix?