Monday, August 29, 2011

SnapPea Hat

Hello!  I am a really cool fuzzy green hat!  I am going to be worn by S.  JEM finished knitting me in her new condo!  She has a STARS band-aid on her finger because she cut it on a sharp knife.  Ow!

This hat actually has a really cool story.  Back in 2009, my friend S knitted a cowl for me out of the same yarn as this hat.  In return, I was to knit her something.  Well, 2 years later I have completed the task - and it's a good thing I didn't do this 2 years ago because my knitting skills weren't this advanced yet.

The story gets even better though!  With 5 rows left to go in the hat, I ran out of yarn.  And this is not just any yarn that you can get at your local Michaels or Zellers!  I got this Mirasol Sulka yarn on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC.  Plus it is hand dyed so the dye lots are never the same.  How in the world was I going to find the same kind of yarn that I purchased 2 years ago?  Enter On a whim, I decided to see if anyone out there in the great wide web would have the yarn.  And someone did!  This wonderful lady from Ohio shipped out the remaining yarn I needed, and in return I swapped some of this same yarn, only in a different color.  THANK YOU!!

So I finished the hat last night, and have only to mail it out to its owner.  I really hope she likes it!  I do - I want to make one for myself now!!  But this time I will make sure I have enough yarn... o_0  JEM

Monday, August 22, 2011

Autumn Leaves

Now, I know it's a pretty hot day out today, but every time I turn on my computer, I see this image from our trip to Vancouver last November.  Such beautiful colors!  I would love to make a print of this sometime...  I'm excited for the coming colors of fall!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

G's Phlames Phoodie

So G saw my previous post for myPhoodie and decided that she wanted one in Calgary Flames colors.  After some conversing, this is what we came up with.

I think it's super cute!  The colors are pretty much a perfect match...  Funny story though: I ended up knitting this in downtown Edmonton while my husband wrote an exam!  I tried not to be too conspicuous, but I definitely felt as though I had a death wish!

G will receive it this weekend - I hope she likes it!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Today I finished myPhoodie!  It's a cute little hoodie that fits my iPod inside perfectly.  The pattern is one I found on (an amazing knit/crochet community!)

For years I've been keeping my iPod in a sock that lost its mate.  If you want to hear a great song by a Canadian, check out "The Ballad of the Orphan Sock" by Bryce Kulak.  It makes me tear up every time.

Anyway, I chose to make this hoodie look rather varsity simply because I ran out of purple yarn.  I think it looks pretty cute anyway.  At first I hated the project because the yarn split constantly, but it was from my stash and I was just trying to use it up!

Looks pretty awesome from the back too!

What do you guys think?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Anniversary Card

Yesterday was our 5 month anniversary, and it also happened to be my hubby's parent's 33rd anniversary!  Here is the card I made for them:

The main body of the card is leftover paper from our wedding invitations, and the gold paper is from my mom's stash she let me have!  I stamped the message on some white paper, and tied it closed with some ribbon I saved from a friend's wedding invitation.

More of my mom's paper inside, and I wrote the message on the back of a registry card from the same friend's wedding :)  I stamped on a bouquet of flowers and colored it in.  I had to be careful which colors I used, as my father-in-law is colorblind.

On the back is the signature I've come up with, cleverly ;) using my initials and a little gemstone.

I hope they like it!