These pseudoCrochet Flower Legwarmers are crazy hot and can be purchased for $38.00 (I’m assuming USD). Too cute poking out of boots or with mary janes.
This sweater is seriously taking up all my time, but the end is in sight… the body is done, and I’m a sleeve and a half away from completion.
I’ve also been trying to learn how to crochet, and have managed to turn out this little swatch:I don’t remember learning how to knit, so I can’t remember a time when my knitting ever looked as wonky as the beginnings of my crochet! But I’m planning on keeping at it. Ravelry has had some very inspiring crochet projects, and I’m itching to branch out my skills.
G and I decided to move the wedding to March, so planning has kicked into overdrive! To be honest, I’m really glad it’s going to be sooner rather than later… I get the feeling that as far as brides go, I’m a pretty lousy bride. I’m excited to marry the man I love and focus on building a meaningful life together, but I’m less interested in wedding dress shopping, guestbooks, butterfly/dove/unicorn releases and all that fuss. My favourite part about the wedding planning is this: we are doing the entire thing on a $5,000 budget. And I’m please to report that so far, we are on track. Post-wedding, I’ll do a breakdown of what the costs were, and how it was done, should anyone else wish to get a few ideas on how to have a budget-friendly wedding.
I confess, I am addicted to design blogs and check out many of my favourites on a daily basis. Design Sponge is defintiely one of my favourites- great range of ideas and price points, and I love their recipe Fridays and DIY Wednesdays. And then every now and then, a batch of knitted goodness is served up: I love it. I feel like you could knit a cozy for every single thing in your home, and as long as it was plain white, it would look fresh and modern.
It currently retails for $429.00 here. I can’t imagine how a clock cozy could cost that much, but hey, we’re all fairly used to the bizarre and extreme markups on knitted goods, aren’t we??
On the home front: I’m learning to crochet, still slaving away at a giant green sweater, and planning my wedding. Details on all of the above coming soon!
Until recently, the very act of publishing a post seemed daunting. You know I’d half write up a post and then in my most typical, insecure (and procrastinators) self I’d never finish it. Many times this would happen over the course of the last year. The longer and longer it went on, the more I felt I had to have something realllllllly substantial (not to mention a FO) for you guys. The guilt riddled me whenever I’d see one of Julie’s posts big or small, and it was never my intent to be absent for so long of stretches. It’s been unfair of me to expect her to hold up the tent alone. If I’m going to be 100% honest, I felt overshadowed by my brilliantly skilled sister. But such is the hazard of co-blogging with an English lit major who can also knit like a demon.
I think it’s safe to say that my hesitancy is gone. Whatever it was, the veil of 2008 has lifted. Judging by this past week alone I’ve seen that I have a lot to share and I want to share it with you. Peek into my brain, see what I see! Big or small, you better believe I’m going to post it!
Today though, lets start with the small.
I saw this plain knit beanie across the street at Billabong, yesterday. (On sale for $12 btw.) Love the color on color motif. It just goes to show that even with a little more time than skill you can make a great impact. For those of you not familiar with embroidery stitches, this tutorial at purlbee.com helped me a lot.