Friday, April 30, 2010

An Exciting Day

It was an exciting day for Making Mischief, I sent out my very first pattern for testing today! It's been months in the making, but I finally did all of the work and wrote it all out for different sizes. I'm hoping to be able to release it for sale sometime this summer if all testing goes well!
Here's a sneak peak
Aside from all of that fun, Aunt Marian stopped by and took us to the park! Something we really miss doing since the car bit the dust. I'll be back with pictures from that later.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Works in Progress

I finished the first of the Emerald Isle socks, and it looks like I need some bigger sock blockers! Hopefully by the time the second sock is finished they will be here and I can block them properly!
Next up, Tammy's "Jules" socks, just started today, so not a whole lot to show, but I really like this colorway!
And not a WIP, but this beautiful yarn arrived in the mail and I couldn't help but share with all of you! It's Sticky Peas "Jolly Brown" colorway on Cashmere/Merino/Nylon sock yarn! I can't wait to knit it up when I get a free minute!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Emerald Isle Socks

This yarn just wanted to be a pair of socks, and I know that sounds silly since fingering weight typically means socks, but I've had some yarn before that just doesn't want to behave! It's nice to work with something that just works up so perfectly.

These are for Shannon, and are going to be 11 inches long when all is said and done! Almost finished with the first sock
It's so rainy and cloudy here today, so I had to use the flash. This picture really doesn't do the yarn justice!

A new pattern?

Sunday is my personal knitting day, I really don't get much done for me and the boys if I don't force myself to put down my other projects, no matter how pretty they are turning out! (more pictures on that later!)

None of my yarn that I already have plans for was screaming at me to be knit right now. So I decided to come up with something new. I'm not ready to reveal what it is yet, but here are some hints.
1. An article of clothing my boys wear often
2. There are only a couple of patterns even similar to this on Ravelry
3. Something that can be worn by boys, or girls (and I plan on doing a girly option later in my writing.
It doesn't look like much yet, but Sunday is over for the week, so here is this weeks progress picture

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

A HUGE custom finished :-)

I've been working on a big custom for Lauren, and it's finally finished!
Yarn Noodles "Cookie Box" shorties

WSK "Blue Rainbow" shorties with a twisted cable

MM Lochness handspun shorties

Nurturing Threads "Rusted Rainbow" socks

and everything all together!

Friday, April 16, 2010

50 Things to Do This Summer

*Well summer is almost over and I am only halfway through! Some of these things have become impossible though due to #1 being pregnant, and #2 not going to the beach this year.

 I was reminding while reading another blog that back in college, I used to make up lists of things I wanted to accomplish. "50 things to do by graduation", "50 things to do this semester", and my very favorite "50 things to do this summer".

So I thought I'd bring it back. I have all kinds of plans of what I want to do with the boys in the next few months, and those who know me know I am the list making type! So here is my list of things I plan on doing by the end of the summer.

1. Go to the zoo 5-16
2. Eat ice cream  4-24

3. Sit outside and watch a storm
4. Go for a long walk 5-23
5. Swim
6. Swim in the ocean
7. Watch a softball game
8. Plant a garden
9. Sell this condo!
10. Go to an Indians game
11. See Lady Gaga in concert
12. Dance 5-24

13. Go to a bonfire
14. Go to the Natural History Museum
15. Swing
16. Go to the Great Lakes Science Center
17. Play the Piano
18. Knit
19. Watch Pride and Prejudice (the good one)
20. Watch a movie outside
21. Take lots of pictures
22. Play at the park
23. Go to the Aquarium
24. Take a trip to Bowling Green
25. Go to a FOP (might not work anymore now that I don't have a car)5-1
26. Try something I have never done before 6-12 I ran a 5k!
27. Have a movie marathon
28. Cedar Point!
29. Stay up too late talking
30. Take the boys to a movie
31. Throw an awesome LOST party 5-23 It would have been even better if WEWS didn't mess up the signal during the entire episode.
32. Turn 26! 6-11
33. Run a 5k 6-12 and I won a silver medal too!
34. Play outside all day
25. Make pickles
26. Go to morning Mass
27. Have a game night 6-10
28. Visit with friends
29. Try new recipes
30. Paint my toenails5-16
31. Get a hair cut
32. Go to an Aeros game
33. Try new art projects with the boys
34. Sew
35. Design something new 5-6
36. M (when I asked Nathan what we should do this summer this was his answer), I think he means Starfall
37. Blocks (Noah's answer)
38. Sit outside
39. Watch the stars
40. See Fireworks
41. Go to the fair
42. Hug
43. Read a good book
44. Write a letter
45. Sleep in
46. Pack this house up
47. Go to Adoration
48. Eat sushi 5-17
49. Play in the rain
50. Go on a date with Anthony 6-11

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rusted Rainbow socks

I've been slacking on the custom updates lately! Here is a pair or socks I am almost finished with. Hopefully Nathan will tell me where he put my sock blockers and I can take some FO pictures this weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Goregous wool, for a good cause

Tonight, and for the next few days Western Sky Knits is hosting a fundraiser to raise some money for an online friend who has been dealing with many difficult health situations both her and her husband for the last few months. There are some great things being auctioned off, and all proceeds will go to Rachael and her family.

I'm joining in and offering Semi custom socks with Dashing Dachs "Dandelion Chain"

Check out all of the listings here

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Silly Noah

It's here! Our beautiful set arrived yesterday and Noah promptly broke it in by playing outside on the patio with his brother. It could not be more perfect

A Blue Rainbow

Another custom with WSK "Blue Rainbow" colorway. It was giving me a bit of a hard time stacking at first, but I whipped them back into shape ;-) They have a fun little twisted cable down the side too!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Happy Easter everyone! We had a wonderful Holy week and Easter with our families, and I promise some more posts about knitting soon! I started another little pair of shorties during car rides this weekend.

In the meantime here are a few Easter pictures!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Noah is going to be very Silly!

I am so excited! I have been in love with Silly Stripes since I first saw them, and FINALLY a pair is coming to live with me! With some {cake.} no less!

I hope Monica doesn't mind my borrowing her picture, but I just had to show off this gorgeousness that is on it's way to our house!

A couple of shorties

I'll be quite busy the next few days at church, in prayer, and spending time with family. So I wanted to make sure I posted a few pictures before I was MIA till Monday

First up, the Cookie Box shorties, just need their drawstring and blocking

Next Mosaic Moon's "Lochness" colorway handspun. I really enjoyed not having to worry about pooling or stacking with the handspun and just knit.