Friday, January 2, 2009

This week in knitting and crocheting

My mom taught me how to crochet when I was home for Thanksgiving. I've been really enjoying teaching myself different stitches and practicing keeping my stitches even. Last week I finally decided to attempt to follow a pattern and make a scarf. Here's my first attempt. I am THRILLED with it.

So after my crochet success, I decided to revisit knitting. I've been wanting to learn something besides a bacic knit-stitch dish cloth and scarf. I've signed up for a knitting class at JoAnn Fabrics - stitch sampler scarf. I'm super excited for that. Anyway, so I tried to do a washcloth from a pattern. It was going great but the final corner got a little mishshapen. I'm going to try another. I'll let you know how it turns out. Here's the little dish cloth who almost could.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Three things...before I go

I know it has been absolutely eons since I blogged. For now my Twilight obsession has ebbed and I’ve been filling my days with holiday prep and some mad knitting and crocheting. Here are the top 3 things on my mind right now.
  1. Great Deals!!! Select classes are 50% off at JoAnn Fabrics right now. I’m taking the Knit Stitch Sampler Scarf class. It’s 2 evenings for 2 hours and usually costs $55. I’m thrilled. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love some company.
  2. New Mascara!!! It was time for some new mascara and Rimmel had something that was muy interestante. It’s Rimmel Glam Eyes and I love it.
  3. Kabuki brushes!!! The bristles fell out of my Bare Minerals kabuki brush about a week ago. I asked Sean to glue it for me. Sadly, he got epoxy all over the bristles. While it was still usable, it wasn't pleasant. I was hesitant to pay $28 for another kabuki from Bare Minerals. Lo and behold, Kate just happened to see a kabuki brush made by ecotools in a recent Oprah mag that was available at Walgreens. We hunted down a Walgreens and while they didn't have the ecotools brush, they had another brand of kabuki brush on clearance. I figured at $6.49, even if it didn't work like my original brush, I wouldn't be out much. It works just as good (I thought I remembered something about their brushes being specially designed for BM makeup). I don't know if Kate & I were the only ones who didn't know kabuki brushes must be fairly common but go figure!