Archive for the ‘Yarn’ Category

Vermont

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

The last stop on our week-long, whirlwind spring break road trip through New England was Vermont. We were only there for 1 night, and we stopped in Montpelier before heading up to Stowe to see how the other half lives.

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Valentine’s Day Garland

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

I’m really starting to use the Cricut my brother and his girlfriend gave me for Christmas, and it is the easiest, coolest thing. I made this Valentine’s Day garland for the circulation desk at school, and now I’m hooked. It was extra long to stretch across the whole desk, and I made 2 different heart shapes in various different sizes strung on some yarn from my stash.

I wonder if I have any presidential shapes for our next holiday….

My Mom Is Schooling Me

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

My mom knit me socks!

Also, she’s teaching me how to properly bind my quilts. I’m not so patient with that part. This is the 1st video (taken with my iPhone, so the picture is smaller), how to join the tails of my binding. More to come!

5 Things to Do This October

Friday, September 24th, 2010

October is my favorite month of the year, hands down. And even though it’s still a week away, I thought it would be a great time to start planning! Nothing beats NYC in October, but if you live in the tri-state area here are some ideas to pack your weekends all over the place:

1. October 2nd, 2010.
Valley Shepherd Creamery Cheese Festival.

Last year I went to Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley, NJ for their annual Sheep Shearing Festival (where I shot this photo of the sheep pre-haircut). We had a great time, but the thing that stuck with the most was the phenomenal cheese and butter made on site and sold in their country store. It is to die for, honestly.

So imagine how excited I was when my friend Meredith and I saw their stall at the Rutgers Farmers Market and heard about the Autumn Leaves Cheese Festival this fall. Wine/beer and cheese tastings, cheesewich and panini stations, and their incredible gelato? And it’s just $15 to get in? I will be there with bells on.

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My New Fall Scarf Pt. 2

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

preppy scarfAnother great thing to come out of Adam’s 24 in 24 marathon is that I finished crocheting this fall scarf while he played away. Two months later and it’s done. I started this over the summer from a project in Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker.

I’m pretty terrible about keeping track of which yarns I have and use for different projects. I believe the camel, brown, and multi yarns are all Zara. The cream is a cotton from Knit Picks, definitely.

Next time I make a yarn project I will note what I use. And since I’m all amped up about yarn after the yarn crawl, it will be soon.