1. Just bought my first cross stitch pattern from Pixystitches on Etsy.

    Any Back to the Future fans out there?

    (Source: etsy.com)

     

  2. New Blog Crush: Bless the Weather

    I came across Siobhan’s blog (www.hello-flower.com) via Google images, searching for a pair of Urbanears headphones, and out came her cute birthday wishlist (below).

    As I scrolled through the archives, I found that I had so much in common with this lovely blogger from London. 

    She takes fantastic photos of delicious eats, music, outings, knitting, DIY projects, cool links, etc., etc. Her Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/blesstheweather) is currently closed while she makes new material for the fall season. 

    Here are a few highlights from her blog. 

    I can’t wait to see what she does…She is too cool.

     

  3. my first stitch ‘n bitch

    Yes that is a technical term. 

    According to Wikipedia the term stitch ‘n bitch has been in use since World War II. It refers specifically to a social knitting group but can also refer to just a group of women getting together and doing crafts (I’ve also heard of crafternoons for this one.)

    I found this group via meetup.com, and it is an awesome site to meet other people who share the same interests as you. They have groups for single ladies getting together for happy hour, entrepreneurial moms, adults trying to get fit, etc., etc., all in your area. It’s free to join but I do believe it costs a small amount to start your own group. 

    My craft group met at a local Panera Bread, where I put a couple of my Christmas gifts into good use (a Panera Bread gift card + a beginning knitters handbook).

    Since I was a beginner, a few of the ladies were nice enough to help get me started, but it wasn’t until I got home and watched a few youtube videos, where I was able to finally get something going. 

    I will continue to post up my progress, until my soon to be scarf is finished. 

    If you already know how to knit, this pattern is pretty easy. All you need to know is how to cast-on, knit and purl stitches. This scarf requires you to cast-on 32 stitches, k2, p2 on each row (ending on a purl stitch) till it reaches 64” long, (the width of 32 stitches should be about 5”).

    Good luck! I’m off to my first day of my last semester at school. Yay!

     
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  5. Yes I’m officially ninety years old. I’m going to take up knitting as you can see…