December 30, 2009
So, the sweater is going to be Nimbus:
And it’s going to be dark red! I ordered the yarn today, and it should be here in about two weeks. (It has to go from Cascade to Lambs Ear and then from Lambs Ear in Tacoma to Idaho).
I can’t WAIT to start it! I think I might make it 3/4 length sleeves, and possible a bit longer in the waistline. I’ll definitly keep this one posted. Sorry I couldn’t post more pictures of Erika’s sweater, but since we still haven’t done the “Gronewold Christmas” she still hasn’t seen it, but I will be sure to post pictures as soon as she recieves it!
December 28, 2009
I finished the Giveaway scarf this evening! I was looking online for some cardigan patterns, because now that I’ve made a sweater I am itching to make another. And I swear by Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool. It’s cheap, comes in a ton of really nice, vibrant and beautiful colors and is really, REALLY nice to work with. If you’re a Tacomite you can get it at Lamb’s Ear (thanks for the hot tip, Kjerste) and until the end of the year she’s having a really good sale, so make sure to get signed up for their email list and they’ll email you when they’re having sales!
So, some runner’s up in my next sweater adventure are:
Soo, I don’t know which one to make! And I don’t know which color! There is a lovely 8444 that I was thinking about using.
Or possibly the 8450
What do you think?
December 26, 2009
Guess what I got for Christmas!
A Martha Stewart Cast Iron Enamel Casserole dish! In RED! Does my husband know me or what!
And seeing as how I decided to do Christmas dinner for everyone, I got to put it to work that very morning, cooking a delicious roast
Hmm Dinner. Although I forgot to put the stuffing out. Yeesh. (Oh well, more for left overs!!)
Also, one of Paul’s stepmother’s friends made us a quilt! I think technically it was a wedding gift, but we just recieved it yesterday, take a look, it’s amazing. I can’t keep staring at it.
Is that gorgeous or WHAT! I love it!
December 24, 2009
We have a winner!
Aunt Diana! I will get to work on it THIS very weekend. I will be in town on January 8th, so you shall recieve your brand-new red scarf then!
December 22, 2009
It’s very Christmasy over at the Tong residence these days.
I realized that I never really took many pictures of the rest of the decorations, shame on me, for our first Christmas together, too! I’m a terrible wife. At least terrible about documenting anyway, at least it got decorated!
Our teensy tree. It’s super tiny, but we loaded it down with ornaments. We actually spent this evening with P’s parents looking through old boxes or ornaments and trying to figure out which ones were his. We came home with a pretty cute assortment of random old ornaments (Including a glass Energizer Bunny?)
Some Christmassy lighting
I also made another set of snowflakes for an ornament exchange at work
*** Don’t forget, there are still 2 more days to enter into the giveaway if you haven’t still!***
December 18, 2009
So, I thought I might shake things up a bit and host a teensy little giveaway! So, here’s the deal. Leave a comment for a chance to WIN BIG! The prize is the Martha Neck Scarf.
You can also add another vote for yourself by linking this on your blog, just leave me another comment telling me you’ve done so. Your choice of color and of course it’ll take me a week or so to get it out to you. Any color, stripes, whatever you want!
These scarves are cute, fun and warm, and super fashionable.
The giveaway will be open until next Thursday (Dec. 24th) 5:00 pm, so make sure to leave your comments and tell your friends!
December 16, 2009
The Shalom Sweater is in the home stretch! I am done with the body and already done with one sleeve! I am so excited to be done with this so I can work on more projects! (I have made myself not work on anything else but this, just because it HAS to be done for Erika’s Christmas present.)
But, also!!! There is a bunch more Cascade Yarn leftover, I may just need to make a little sompin’ sompin’ for myself. The problem being WHAT to make. So many ideas, so little time. Well, time and funds.
December 15, 2009
Paul makes me watch this over and over until I am happy.
December 14, 2009
and alot more to come today and tomorrow.
December 11, 2009
Well, not outside, but it is in my house! Remember those snowflakes I was making last week? Well, I made a few more and decided to do something with them. You can look up crocheted snowflake patterns online, but I thought it might be more fun to just make one up. They were a little too… soft? looking, in my opinion.
Eh, who likes soggy snowflakes?
So I went to the store and picked up some Heavy Duty Laundry Starch and pinned them just so, and really laid it on thick.
Seriously, I doused these suckers with starch. And they are the better for it. Trust me.
A view from the living room into the kitchen
From the kitchen into the living room (don’t mind the pine needles on the carpet, or the pillows/blankets stacked high in the chair… it’s COLD here, we need those blankets it we stop moving!)
I don’t really have any decorations in any other rooms but the living room, so it kind of makes it feel like more of the house is decorated this way.
And by the way, the Shalom Sweater is coming along very nicely.
The hard part is done, now it’s just knitting straight rows and purling straight rows. I am glad that the triple yoke is done.
Tomorrow is our six month anniversary and I can’t even believe it! SIX months we’ve been together here in Moscow.
It’s been an awesome six months, and I can’t wait for the next sixty years.