Monday, May 29, 2006

Diamond Lace Cardie








Diamond Lace Cardie
Yarn: Jaeger Aqua, color 315, 6 balls
Needles: Addi Turbo 32" #7
Pattern: my own

I love this little number. I've been saying since I finished, to anyone close enough to listen, "I'm going to wear this everyday for a month."
I'm still deliberating whether I should write up the pattern for sale or not. If I do, I'll make another and jot down more sensible instructions as I go, as opposed to the 6 or 7 pages of scribbled notes I have now.

I may just have to make another one anyway, because I *love* this sweater. The yarn? Another favourite. I'm developing ideas for a project with its lighter weight cousin, Jaeger Siena... a long sleeved, lacy v-neck to wear over a solid color tank. Hmmmm.....


Diamond Lace Cardie in action.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

What's been on the needles?

Preview...










Stay tuned...

Saturday, May 20, 2006

I love:


Being goofy

Being tan(ner than Kristin. haha jk)

Watching Shane 'be Kristin'

'Being Kristin'

Watching Paul 'be Kristin'

Taking pictures with Paul 'being Kristin'

Taking pictures with Shane 'being Kristin'

Paul looking like Harry Potter



The end for now. Adios gordita/o mia.

P.S; teaching two of the sweetest little girls how to knit, is precious. The end.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

I am filled with hope for the future.

"yeah baby"

Saturday, May 13, 2006

I asked my mom what she wanted for Mother's Day, and her answer was what it always is - "Socks."
Being that the second sock to the pair I'm knitting for her - erm :COUGH:christmaspresent2005:/COUGH: still isn't done ;X, and I'm limited (not having a car) to stores in close proximity - I had to come to more creative solutions.
So, I'm making The Best Card in the Universe. Yeah, it's official. The supplies cost an arm and a leg - but it's going to be The Best Card in the Universe. I bought scrapbooking supplies and cardstock, and I'm adding embellishments (lace, beaded things, and a button "You're as cute as a button" - yeah it's corny ;)) - my mom will love it. I'm also planning on cooking dinner for her or ordering out, and I rented a bunch of movies so we can hang out and watch those :) I love my mama.

Despite having worked a 5-day week, and having to take the bus today (I left at 7:30am and got home at 4:45pm) - I ran on the treadmill when I got home. Mmmhmm. I love running. I love getting all sweaty and having my heart race. It's the best.

I definitely have things to do. Let me just say, though, that I went to a prayer meeting at my pastor's house last night, and it was good. God is teaching me a ton about not "casting my pearls before swine" (matt 7:6)...about respecting myself and those around me, and not giving way to pride. I am really prideful sometimes (a LOT of times)...it's the thing I struggle with the most, and I'm trying to refrain from doing the things I fall into that allow me to do that. It definitely pulls me away from God and I hate it so much. He's my Rock, and without him everything sucks, to be blunt!

Peace like a river. ;)

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Days like today, God loves to remind me how temporary life is and that "Everything is meaningless." (ecclesiastes).

Why do I get so caught up in things that don't matter? Life is temporary. Life after death, eternal.

I wish I were as patient as God is with me. Truly, he definitely deserves about a billion gold stars for that. Patience to the max. Lord, I love you way more than a fat kid loves cake.

Monday, May 08, 2006

I'm officially done with highschool.

oh
my
goodness

kdjfoidsjfoidj. What else is there to say?? Life passes by SO. FAST... and now there's so much to do before I start up school again in the fall (God willing of course)...

and now, I can actually breathe for a moment. We got our car fixed Sunday afternoon - YIPPEE. I haven't driven it yet, because today was my day off and my mom had the car - but tomorrow, I'll be especially thankful when I get home at 3PM instead of 4:30, and when I don't have to be on the bus at 7:30AM :) Thank you Jesus.

ps; I'm making a bunch of supercute baby sweaters & things for a certain friend who is expecting a surely supercute babe in the fall. Baby things are relatively quick (unless you tend to pick out complex patterns like me) and fun and so stinkin' cute.
See here:




Ooh la la. Have a superb week.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

So I've gotta say, life is pretty crazy... constantly changing, seemingly never ending, rough at times... but God is hecka good through it all - wayyyy more than I could ever deserve.

I haven't taken pictures in a billion years, I'll post some when I take them.



after ten billion pictures, you'd be finding ways to entertain yourself, too ;)

Peace