Saturday, January 31, 2009

second knitting project.

, originally uploaded by sjephoto.

i'm on my 4th try of getting the stitches to this hat right! the instructor said "well you're getting your yarns worth by having to reknit it!" knitting good for me i think. it's not as easy to fix a mistake as it is when you're crocheting. reading the directions carefully and watching your work is important. this is an intermediate skill level hat so i guess i shouldn't be too hard on myself since i'm only a beginner!

tonight ali and i are going to see a band called state radio. she knows the lead singer from her CP camp she goes to in the summer. she hasn't seen chad for about 3 years though so she's super nervous. well i better get ready!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's your special special day!

My mom is having a birthday give away in honor of HER birthday! Click on the picture and enter her drawing.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

one of the first projects i finished in '09

wasbi scarf 2, originally uploaded by sjephoto.

i joined a facebook scarf swap way back in November and didn't really think about it until after christmas. i still needed to find out my buddy's favorite color and actually make it and it was nearing the date we had to have our scarves mailed by. i started the scarf while at my parents and accidentally left it there instead of bringing back to denver with me! i was a crocheting machine the next time i was at home trying to get it done. i got it mailed out to my buddy on time. can't wait to hear if she likes it.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

first knitting project

first knitting project, originally uploaded by sjephoto.

i went to my first knitting class tonight. i was the only student! another lady was in a sock knitting class but felt it was too advanced and joined my class of one. i've already made a mistake i think but i'm tired and my pinky toe hurts! i don't feel like ripping out stitches right now. going to bed.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


My Mom and I opened an etsy shop but really haven't done much with it! We have a couple items for sale still.

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Monday, January 12, 2009

Dog days of WINTER

Buster goes visiting, originally uploaded by sjephoto.

It was hard to wake up this morning. I wanted to catch a few more zzz's but since it snowed I needed to get up an going. Dad helped me pack up my car and started it. I had a cup of hot coco and some toast while waiting for it to warm up. Dad decided last minute to have me drop him off at grandma's so he road along with me to Wiggins. The roads were SLICK in town! I continued on my way slowly since the wind was making it like blizzard conditions. I had to drive slow and was late getting back to Denver. To add insult to injury I let the dogs outside at home while I went to the bathroom myself. I go to call them in and discover the back gate was left open! This has never happened before so I didn't think so check before leaving them in the back yard. I didn't have to go very far to find Buster and Pele but I was panicking! They both were feeling feisty galloping through the snow. I got them in the yard and shut the gate. Then off to work where I'm at now. I think I need a nap!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

monday monday

Monday's always come too soon. They start the count down to the weekend when we can finally relax.

This Saturday I went shopping with my mom. We started out late which always makes my Mom so impatient. I found a cute project bag to carry around my crocheting in and used my 40% off coupon! I had stopped by another store on my way home and was very disappointed they didn't have any. Sarah Jo wanted to hang out that day as well so mom and I stopped at the store to pick something up to make stir fry. It was delicious by the way. Next time some rice or noodles to go with it. I finished up my facebook scarf swap scarf and put fringe on a scarf i had made for mom. I also made her a hat to match since we found some of the same color of yarn while we were in now.

Today we celebrated my birthday. I didn't realize that's what we were doing until mom said so! She made a nice dinner and made a pie for me. I worked on a project and watched something things off of iTunes most of the afternoon. Seems like I hardly slept all weekend and now it's getting late. Still need to fold clothes and pack up. I need to remember to take pictures of my projects!