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Hello, November

18 Nov

What’s been up sinse the last time I made a post? Well, I’ve been knitting. And crocheting! (say what?! Yes, there will be a post about this sooner or later). I’ve been sleeping a lot, and been excited for christmas, which is right around the corner soon. Yay!

I started a sweater, and finished two pairs of mittens. I frogged a couple of projects, and made them into new things. I planned uses for most of my yarn, and I have not been buying any yarn for a while (go go, me!) .. collage121


Winter came and left twice. Then there was a storm. School and health got in the way of most things.

I bought candy from far away lands, and took a trip to a bigger city to visit one of my best friends. I bought new clothes, and figured it was a good idea to buy a new phone.

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I’ve started drinking coffee, which makes me feel a tiny bit more grown up. I wont say goodbye to my unicorn collection just yet, but I might be one step closer to adulthood.

I also put all my tiny yarn balls into a vase because that makes sense.

collage4343Newly casted on mittens, and freaky dino-lamp from boyfriend. He knows me too well.

Hopefully life will be slower, and I will be able to get back on track with life and writing on this blog. I hope everyone is enjoying November so far, and makes time for being cozy. It’s important in these colder times. ~

New yarn and a little stitching

1 Oct

After school today, I decided to go to the yarn store. I only needed a new color thread for my newest cross stitching project. I ended up with 4 colors of threads, and 3 skeins of yarn. Why, yarn store, whyy? Why do you seduce me with your coziness, beauty and soft textures. Sigh. The temptation is just to big. My bank account says no, but my heart says yes. I have to stop listening to my heart, it tricks me into doing stuff my brain doesn’t agree with.

The damage has been done, so I might as well show off my new cuddly companions!

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The first yarn I picked up is the newest Drops ❤ you- yarn. The fourth in the series. It’s.so.soft. A mix of 55% alpaca, 40% wool and 5% linen turns out to be a really good combination. I chose the dark blue color, which was surprisingly hard to take a picture off.
The yarn was really cheap too! 17.50 NOK per ball (Ravelry says it’s the same as 2.30 USD and 2-ish EURO). Nice.

ht(The knitting is taking a nap on my fabulous underwear armpit moustache man bag)

I cast on for a hat when I got home. The pattern is Mayne Island Hat by Caitlin ffrench (I could seriously dedicate a whole post to her because she is amazing and gorgeous). Pattern in simple, and good for lazy knitting. So far the hat is sturdy, soft and warm. A girl can’t have too many hats for those long,  humid winters when her hair turns into a ball of frizz. It’s also gonna keep my head toasty and cozy on cold days.

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kuni2The second yarn that got to come home with me is Kauni 8/2. I’ve never tried this yarn before. It’s 100% wool, and feels quite scratchy. The lady at the yarn store told me it will be softer after washing and blocking, so I am excited to see what it’s gonna be like. It has the most beautiful color I have seen in a long time. The gradient is gorgeous. I love this yarn to death, and my head is spinning with all the projects I want to make. It was a little expensive (120 NOK (19-ish USD and 14-ish EURO)), but you get like 600 yards, so I think it’s worth it.

I’m so happy with my new purchases. Will update with results of both of them.
As mentioned in the title, I have not yet gotten rid of my cross stitching. Tho’, I have a sad tendency to not finish projects because I get so excited about starting new things (sounds familiar.. Oh, I do the same with knitting). Here is a little peak from my newest project.
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MEGAMAN! If only I knew who he was. I was planning on making a blanket for my boyfriend in a 8-bit style. It’s currently hibernating in my knitting basket. I made him this instead.

That’s it for today. Now I have homework Netflix and knitting to do.

toodeloo~

(I also want to say Hello! to the people that has liked my posts and started following me)