Friday, December 31, 2010

Chapter 142 - In which I show you the last FOs for 2010

So the year has come to its end. May I just ask how that can be possible? This year has just flown by. I quit work, started school, sold my house, bought a new one, moved.. (oh, I also fit in a marital crisis in there..) Phew, no wonder I've spent most of my Christmas holiday asleep. :D Anyhow, I wish you all have had a good year, and have an even better year 2011!

And onward to my FOs, I have lots of them today. :) In no particuar order, I've made Christmas dresses for the girls, the older girl chose the fabric for her dress herself. :)

And the tiny one got a red plaid dress, with tulle at the bottom. You can't really see the tulle, but it's there. :)

As for my school project for this Fall, I made a full-length dress for a friend. It took ages to finish, but I think it was worth it.

Just before Christmas break we got assigned to design, draw the pattern (luckily we got to use a basic pattern for this one!) and make a shirt, also a school project. This is my shirt.

As for knitting, I haven't done much of that, but I have been able to finish two projects, and two more are almost done. I guess those will have to be my first two FOs for 2011. :) I made the lining for the hat I showed you earlier, and it turned out ok. If you don't count the fact that it's now too small for the tiny one. I'm thinking about soaking it and stretching it out a bit. It is made of wool, so it should stretch just as much as I want it to.
And I finished the slouchy socks too. I did switch to dpn's when I got to the heel, because I like my socks to be tightly knit, and working with the mini-circs made my knitting very loose. I guess I just have to work more on my tension with the mini-circs. (The yarn is a lot darker than it looks in the picture..)
And on that note, I'm done for this year, nothing left to do than eat some cheesecake (mmm, Bailey's cheesecake, omnomnom) and look at some fireworks.


Friday, December 24, 2010

From all of us, to all of you

A very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or whatever it is that you celebrate this time of year.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Let me tell you about my weekend

Yes, I know it's already Thursday, but I'm slow, ok? So last Friday we packed our bags, and headed for the airport. Up until Thursday night we had been waiting on pins and needles to find out if we get to go on our weekend trip or not, the flight attendants on our domestic airline (the one we were supposed to fly with!) were on strike. Well, on Thursday evening the husband got a text message that said that our flight would be leaving when it was supposed to. Yay! So on Friday we were on our merry way to jolly old London. (Let's not even mention that the flight was an hour an a half delayed, and we didn't get to our hotel until 8 p.m. We were in London!)

On Friday night we went for dinner (I had the best salad ever) and then thought we'd take a walk and go see Piccadilly Circus. See, on the map it didn't look that far. But London is a big city. So we walked, walked, and walked some more. It took about an hour. We finally got to Piccadilly, took a photo, this one here
And then, get this, we decided to walk back! Seriously, this is where I get a bit confused. There's an underground station right there at Piccadilly, we had just walked about 5 kilometers (about 3 miles), the underground would have taken us to about a block from our hotel, and we decided to walk back! All kinds of crazies going around..

On Saturday we walked to Portobello Road (yes, more walking :P), it was so packed with people that you could hardly breathe, but we bravely walked along it for a while. :) From there we took the underground to Tower Bridge, as the husband wanted to see it, as he's never been to London before.
Then we headed to Trafalgar Square, and I'm so happy we stopped there, because this is what we saw

I have no idea what al these Santa's helpers were doing there, but there were hundreds of them! And wherever we looked, there were even more of them walking towards the Square (all of them more of less drunk.) I would have wanted to visit Camden Town, but we didn't have time for that. Just as well to leave something for next time too, right? :) After this we headed to Oxford Street to do some shopping. Not that we bought much of anything, I bought a shirt, pants and a too small dress (because it is a good idea to buy a dress and think "I'll fit into this some day". But it was so cute. And I'm going on a diet after Xmas. Hah) for myself, and then we got something for the kids.

All in all, it was a good weekend, a bit stressful because we only had one whole day to see everything, and Ican't wait to go back. Can I go back now? Can I? Pretty please? No? Well crap.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

So I made a coat..

And then it got too cold for me to wear it. Oh pah. Anyways, it's a wool coat, a fun circle shape (please don't ask me what pattern it is, I have no idea whatsoever.) So far I've used a very fancy safety pin to fasten the coat with, I'm working on a better solution. :) The collar isn't sewn on correctly, it's supposed to lie perfectly flat, but let's pretend that I wanted it to look the way it does, ok? Because I'm so not going to admit that I just couldn't figure out how the heck it was supposed to be sewn. And I kinda like it the way it is now. And let's also pretend that I don't look very tired and pale in the pictures, with strange shadows where shadows shouldn't be present. Oh, also, you can't see that double chin, can you? ;)
And of course I had to make a matching bag, because I'm a bit anal like that. This was a real pain in the a** to sew, I had to pull the thing forward with both hands, because the foot of my sewing machine just didn't want to move ahead while sewing the ribbon on. Argh, never doing that again!

And finally, I went to the theatre yesterday, so I just had to make myself a new skirt. Because I had absolutely nothing to wear! It's warm, it's cute, and I love it! (the only thing that bugs me just a teeny bit, is that with a little bit of effort I could've made the vertical stripes continue in a smooth line from the waistband to the rest of the skirt. But I didn't think of that at the time, and I only wear löong shirts anyway, so nobody will ever know. Except for everybody who sees these pictures. XD )