Saturday, August 11, 2007

Where did the week go?

It was soooo hard to go back to work last Monday after a blissful two weeks vacation. Yuck!! Ack!! Waaahhh!!! *sniffling* I'm sad that my vacation was so over! I really hate to feel"stressed" again especially getting ready for the new semester begins. This month will be "crazy" time of the year, especially getting involved in the trainings, making sure that all rooms in the residence halls are ready for new and returning students to check in, and classes will begin on August 26th!

I finally got my hair perm last week. I decided to let my hair grow longer this time. I'm happy with the result because I don't have to worry about spending a lot of time curling my hair.

One craft and one knitting Finished Objects.....

Here is the last project I completed with the painting on lamp cover from our Crazy Crowd Craft group's project. I lovelovelovelove it!!!! I will add buttons in the jar later.

I painted four different pictures on the wooden lampshade. This one is my favorite - birdhouse with twine and star.

"Tomato" by Wendy Bernard (Knitting Daily has a free pattern) I decided not to add second color for the stripe. I don't want to wear stripe top because I would look much wider!!

Wish my DH is home to take right's hard to do it alone with long mirror! I really like the top so much...little bit heavy to wear it for summer but it would be perfect for cool weather. So easy to knit and it was my first time knitting top down project. I used three and half skeins of Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep) yarn.

On the Needles......

Taos Cabled scarf - I brought two balls of Crystal Palace Yarns - Taos in Indianapolis. I saw the scarf display in the Mass. Ave Knit Shop and am in love with the textured look. I completed one ball on my birthday while my DH drove me down to southern part of West Virginia. I intend to complete the scraf on next road trip.

Montego Bay Scarf - I have the Debblie Bliss Pure Silk yarns that I brought in New Hampshire last June and thought the pattern is perfect for that yarn. I started it while the hairdresser fixed my hair. I didn't pick it up ever since I got home from hair perm.

Now, what's next?? I'm working on vest that I have been obsessed with cables lately. Good thing that I found the right yarns that I left them in the stash for years!
Veste Everest - Interweave Knit - Fall 2005
I'm using Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed yarns.
So far, this is my best knitting therapy ever since I go back to work last Monday.

I recieved the Interweave Knits in the mail last week. I found four patterns that I really want to knit.

I really love that sweater. I really want to use Peace Fleece yarns and I'm not sure if these yarns are right for that sweater. Guess I will have to check the gauge first.
So pretty...not sure if I have enough yarns from my stash.
Ohh ohhh...I really love cabled sock!! I believe I have two Green Mountain Spinnery Vermon Organic yarns in my craft room.
Yes, yes, yes!!! Definitely this will be on my list!!!! I think I may have same color of yarns in my stash!!!

Today, I'm so crafty mood especially want to make something for Halloween decorations. I received Create and Decorate magazine few days ago and found several patterns that I want to make. My DH is out riding with his friends to Little Orleans, WV for the weekend. Today should be a good day for me to spend some times with crafts, and will go out dinner with my friends.
Have a GREAT weekend and Happy Knitting!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Birthday Weekend Recap

No knitting news this time but I promise I will post my latest knitting progress tomorrow. We went down to Morgantown, West Virginia. It was approximately 4 hours drive from our house. It is so nice about going on road trip because I have plenty of time knitting while my DH enjoys driving.

We stopped at Triple S - Harley Davidson where is the headquarter of the Bike Event.

Next to that store, there was a big fence around where huge dirty pig's home. Don't ask me why it is there next to the store. Really gross to look at it. Sorry that you have to see this!!!! Yup, it is much alive in case you may wonder!

We stopped at Mylan Park where there were vendors selling motorcyle stuff. The weather was so lousy. It rained all day on Friday It was my first time riding in the rain and I realized I didn't really enjoy it although my DH was very cautious about riding in the rain.

We went back to Triple-S Harley Davidson store on Saturday to witness Willie G and his wife, the grandson of William A. Davidson, one of the original founders of Harley-Davidson came to sign his name on the wall of the where the artist spent two years painting of him.

My DH (orange T-shirt) was so thrilled to see Willie G. and his wife, Nancy walking pass him.

We decided to go southern of West Virginia after spending three days in Morgantown. There was not much to see in this area.

We stopped in Elkins, WV and checked in the motel. The weather was not great but we decided to go out for afternoon riding. It was my BEST day for my birthday although it was raining all afternoon. The rain finally stopped and the sky cleared up on time for us to arrive. Real breathtaking view of Seneca Rock Mountain.

We spent half hour looking and looking at beautiful mountain.

Good thing that we have our raincoats to keep ourselves dry!

Beautiful view

Beautiful sky

We ahhhed and ooohhhhed watching the sky colors changed.

I really enjoyed my birthday weekend especially spending with my DH. I'm so glad that my DH took me there.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Crazy Crowd Crafts Group Recap

Now, it's time for me to reveal what I made for my crazy friends. As part of our traditions, we made and exchanged the gifts, ornaments and pins. We celebrated our 10th year annivesary of our gathering. I'm very lucky to have three great friends who share passion of making crafts and lot of laughs.
Pins - It's amazing that you could see the face on the white part. I made three layers of clay and used rubber stamp with three different colors of ink on it.

I painted "Primitive Blessing" wood plague. Pineapple is one of my favorite collections.

Snowman ornaments (made of cloth)

Look what I got from my precious friends.......

Pineapple pin (sculpey) from Debbie
Flower pin (made of wool fabric) from Sharon
Pumpkin pin (made of sculpey) from Sue

Wool pumkin ornament (made of wool fabric) from Sharon
Primitive mitten ornament (made of fabric) from Sue
Santa ornament (made of sculpey) from Debbie

Sharon got me a beautiful Thanksgiving penny rug. (made of wool)

Debbie made sheep out of paper mache for us.

Sue made pumpkin with witch's boot (made of fabric and stuffing).

Aren't they beauty? I really can't wait to decorate them in the fall.

We spent three days and nights working on many projects. We made several projects for 4 days.
Primitive Heart with Kissing Crows

Jack O'Cattern

Annies Hugging

Bunny Penny Rug

Guordy Gang Penny Rug

We took a field trip to several stores. We even stopped two yarn shops - Knit Stop and Mass. Ave Knit Shop. I brought two Tao yarns for the scraf. My friends brought several yarns for the felted bag they saw at the display from the Mass. Ave Knit Shop. They were so lucky that the yarns were on sale.

Sue, Debbie, me and Sharon stopped at Cheesecake Factory for dinner and drinks.

They surprised me with the cake for my early birthday.

Last day of our gathering before we flew back home. We had so much fun and are looking forward to get together again next year at Sue's place.

One more project that I didn't finish. I'm going to finish it this week and will share the picture once I'm done.

Tomorrow, I will share with you some of really cool pictures of my trip to West Virginia with my DH.