Tuesday, December 28, 2010

365 Project

On the train the other day, my friend A mentioned seeing a cool photo challenge called 365 Project. I've heard about this before, but felt that this was the right time for me to participate. The idea is that you take a picture every day for a year to catalog your life. I've decided to start on the first of the year and I hope this will give me the boost to use my camera more. Learn more. Shoot more. Let go and enjoy more.

Starting this project will also give me some blogging content... well, at least more frequent posts. It's funny how it took all of perhaps 5 seconds to be completely in love with the idea of taking a photo EVERY day, but I'm still challenged with how to date and title the pictures.

For example:




Day 1: 365: 010111

Day 1: 365: Jan 1, 2011

Day 1 - Title Name: 365

Day 1:365 - Title Name

I've got so many options that it leaves me wondering what would be the best one? the right one? This shouldn't be a hard decision, but what if I pick one and come around to the 200th photo I despise it.

So far the last one is my favorite... lets see... if I were to flash forward to Day 204... it would look like this:

Day 204:365 - Flower

Or maybe...

Day 204/365: Flower

Am I going crazy about this or what? Don't even get me started on the list of themes I should be coming up with. sigh.

All in all I'm kinda excited. Me and my camera each day... and guess where I'll be going on the first day of my 365 project?? The Annual New Years Day Fold Sale... what a way to start the new year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Finished Projects of 2010


1. Snicket, 2. Geoffrey, 3. Am-Kamin, 4. Beaumont, 5. Cedar Leaf, 6. Ireland Hills, 7. Every Way Wrap, 8. Kauni/a>, 9. French Press Slippers, 10. Coraline, 11. Feather Weight, 12. Ravelympics 2010

Here is a sample mosaic of the my finished knits from 2010. Looking at these totally brings me back. Unfortunately this doesn't show all the work I did on unfinished objects, like the on going Faery Ring jacket or the newest Laminaria which is blocking.

I guess having a fresh finished object to ring in the year makes starting the year kinda sweet.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It must be a sign.

I've been chugging along on my Laminaria. Just in love.

I'm almost finished with the first edge chart and things look fine. Then I notice a significant mistake and rip out about 4 rows back to the life-line. No problem that is what they are there for.


Why is it that while I'm working that row that is on the lifeline I see a stitch start to ladder down. What the hell! Some how the stitch stayed in place while I ripped out to the life-line but got loose moments before I got there to re-knit.

It's a sign that I need to make slippers for Miss Mac for Christmas.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday Adventures

The holidays haven't fully begun in our house until the trip to see Santa. This was a little stressful for Miss Mac, as she wasn't sure what to say to Santa.

This leads me to the big question. When do I break the news about the Jolly O'Fella? With Eric it was during the summer he turned 8. He didn't seem to broken up about it, but I know with her it's going to be a big deal. She has been talking about him everyday and has plans of sleeping on the couch in hopes of catching a glimpse.



I even asked Eric about how he took the news and he's response was.. "I had my suspicions. BUT, wait a little bit to tell Mackenzie. She wont take it well."


The spirit of Santa goes on for another year then...


We have a artificial tree that we assemble every year, but this time my husband talked me into buying a real tree. So, with family in tow we headed to a local roadside seller.


Tied and strapped we headed home.


Shortly after having put up and trim the tree... It fell over. Don't you love the fact that Eric is laying on the floor eating popcorn while watching TV. Nice. I told him we should do some action shots of him being attached by the tree. With a slight shake of the head, no. Not going to happen Mom.


Mac was a little concerned... I told her we'll be shooting the Holiday Pictures with the tree on the couch. She didn't like that idea one bit.


With all the ornaments and lights taken off, Eric then became a Treehugger. Hahaha.


Everything back on the tree again...


Finally all ready for the family holiday photo... maybe;)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FO: Hills of Ireland


Pattern: Bermuda Scarf by Ilga Leja

Yarn: 1 skeins Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn in the EK colorway

Needles: US 5 circular needle

Started: October 29, 2010

Finished: November 27, 2010


The only modification I made with the pattern was using a smaller needle. I love my signature needle and figured that I could get away with using it for a scarf. It has left my scarf on bit on the smaller side.


I was a little on the fence about whether or not to purchase another skein and just add more to this scarf, but I've reached that point where I'm done and moving on to something else.