Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Hobbies.

So I've officially become obsessed with knitting.  I can't get enough of it, and I just wish I had enough money to buy all the yarn and needles my heart could desire.  So far, I have created a tea cozy, and I think it turned out better than I expected.  Of course, as my first project, it's nowhere near perfect, but I know now what to improve upon should I decide to make a second one.  For this one, I decided to knit one long strip instead of knitting in a round.  I did this for two reasons.  One, knitting in a round would require me actually knowing how to do this; and two, I had a nifty button that I wanted to attach instead.  So, as it would turn out, I actually made it too big.  But I know for future how many rows of stitches to add, and I'm eager to make a new one.  It still looks pretty good on the cup but is prone to slipping down on occasion.  Nonetheless, you could definitely say I'm in love with crafting.  Hopefully I won't start neglecting my cross-stitch now!

The finished product!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Knit It.

So my boyfriend is super awesome.  There's really no limit to how much he surprises me out of the blue, and it really makes me appreciate the small things about him.  His ability to know me perfectly also continues to astound me--seriously, there was just one time when I mentioned how I used to knit with my sister's knitting needles when I was younger, but how when she went to college, I obviously stopped, and I have really missed it ever since.

Insert one Valentine's Day into this story.  David and I celebrated the lovey-dovey holiday the past few days, and he got me the best present ever--my very own set of knitting needles and some beautiful, super soft yarn.  Gosh, I'm so lucky to have him :)  What shall I make first? :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Long Time.

So let's just say that I'm bad about remembering to actually write on this thing.  Maybe it's that I love the idea of a blog, but somehow I always forget to post anything to it whether it's because I have too much to do or out of sheer laziness.  As much as I love to read blogs, one would think that I would be better about posting to my own.  So,  in honor of Valentine's Day (or the day after...), I figured I would post a simple list of the things that I love the most.  Some are silly, some are bizarre, but some just flat out have my heart.

- my teapot
- my family and friends
- snail mail
- hot chocolate while studying
- crafty blogs
- my crosstitch supplies
- cardigans
- getting good grades
- my boyfriend
- my body
- smiling