Monday, March 17, 2008

FO: Hermione's Gryffindor Striped Hoodie

Hooray! I finished! I think it came out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.
Joe & I went to Lancaster, PA for the weekend to try to catch a little glimpse of Spring (because Lord knows we won't be seeing it in CT for a while). We found this alley near a little fabric shop I wanted to go to.

I thought it just screamed 'Diagon Alley,' and we both agreed this was the perfect backdrop for the FO shoot.

I haven't written up the pattern yet, but I do have it in chicken scratch form, ready to go as soon as I get a little pocket of time to type it up. I had lots of fun designing it. I'm not sure I'm going to design all the time now, but at least i know if I find a sweater I MUST have, I can whip it up whenever I want.

I'm such a dork.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

And, We're Back!

Joe had to go to Vegas on Friday for a conference, and at the last minute, he asked if he could take the laptop and my camera. I said, "SURE!!" before I realized that OMG, those are my main blogging tools! Whoops! Not very much goes on when he's away anyway, as I make sure to watch girl TV/movies the ENTIRE time he's gone. But one thing did happen that I felt awful that I couldn't blog about. I got my package from Maryanne! I won the kit to make the Lana Knits fingerless gloves (with hemp and cashmere yarn-yum!), but it came with lots of bonus goodies!
I got a little magnet, a handmade soap, lots of Dove chocolate hearts, a really sweet card, and a set of those interweave wordy magnet sheets. Thanks so much, Maryanne! I love all of it!

I forgot to take pictures of my WIPs, but Hermione is so close to being done that I think I'll just do a FO shoot in a couple days instead.