Junebug Quilt

Posted by Nina on Mar 21, 2011

This weekend I finished my quilt and washed it. To say that I love it, is a vast understatement! It’s a perfect size to snuggle up with on the sofa and it’s also a perfect weight.. not too hot, not too cold. The colors are bright and cheery and perfect for spring! and I am so happy that I chose the ladybug quilting design.. it adds just a touch of whimsy to keep the quilt playful.

Pattern: Junebug by Thimble Blossoms (Camille Roskelley)
Fabric: Sunkissed by Sweetwater


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Sergey’s Noro Scarf

Posted by Nina on Mar 26, 2009

All finished and blocked! He nags a little that its too warm to wear it now but I think he really likes it 🙂 He requested that it be a bit shorter than mine… so I knit to match the length of another scarf he has…. he saw mine and wanted one of his own. 🙂

Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood
Needles: Knitpicks Options Circs US 6 / 4.0 mm
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden
Colors: #269, #270, & Unknown (#47?)
Started: March 8, 2009
Completed: March 24, 2009

On Ravelry @ CherrySprinkle

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Pretty Little Porom

Posted by Nina on Feb 26, 2009

Pattern: Porom by Jared Flood

Needles: Knitpicks Options Circs US US 6 / 4.0 mm & US 8 / 5.0 mm

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Sportweight

Colors: #310 White Multi

Started: February 18, 2009

Completed: February 24, 2009

On Ravelry @ CherrySprinkle

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Noro Striped Scarf

Posted by Nina on Feb 20, 2009

I can see why everyone says these scarves are so addictive and that you can never make just one. Watching the colors ebb and flow kept the project interesting despite the tedious 1×1 rib that went on for miles. This of course could also be because I just couldn’t help seeing what color combos would happen next. I really wanted to finish the porom hat to wear tonight to the wedding reception but I just couldn’t make it. My hands are aching and I can barely grasp a glass.. so I think I will tuck the hat into my knitting bag and hope to finish it next week. It’s beautiful but back to the scarf! I can’t believe how beautiful the scarf photographs.. I am waiting to block it on some wires to make sure that it hangs straight.. I will do that when I return home.. until then I am just going to wear and enjoy!

Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood
Needles: Knitpicks Options Circs US 6 / 4.0 mm
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden
Colors: #087, #264
Started: February 14, 2009
Completed: February 18, 2009

On Ravelry @ CherrySprinkle

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Bella Swan’s Mittens

Posted by Nina on Feb 9, 2009

Pattern: Bella’s Mittens by Marielle Henault
Needles: US 9 / 5.5 mm KnitPick Circs
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Onyx Heather
Started: January 3 2009
Completed: January 5 2009
On Ravelry.

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Santa’s Toes Socks

Posted by Nina on Dec 15, 2008

Karen’s Heavenly Creations Ultra Superwash Merino Fingering: Kwanza/Christmas & KnitPick Bare Superwash Merino, Nylon Sock Yarn
US 2 / 2.75 mm Circ Needles
US 2½ / 3.0 mm Circ Needles
Date Started: October 23, 2008
Date Completed: December 14, 2008
Pattern: None

On Ravelry @ CherrySprinkle

This yarn bled so bad that even after THREE washes the rinse water still contained a lot of dye!

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Yellow Dot Minky Chenille & Satin Baby Blanket

Posted by Nina on Jun 8, 2008

Yellow Dot Minky Chenille & Satin Baby Blanket
Finished Size: aprox. 30" x 36"
Yellow Dot Minky Chenille & Yellow Satin Backing with Yellow Satin Ruffle Edge
Machine Wash & Dry
Yellow Thread Binding

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Midwinter’s Eve Shawl

Posted by Nina on Jan 28, 2008

I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am that this thing is finished! I don’t know how many times I threatend to frog this thing.. In all fairness, its a beautiful pattern, its just not something you should knit while battling insomnia! I ended up using much less yarn than I thought I would. This is a nice pattern for a new lace knitter. It knits up easily, and casts off quite nicely. Knit over many sleepless nights and countless cups of tea.

Pattern: Midwinter’s Eve Shawl (Mystery Shawl KAL 6) from Goddess Knits
Yarn: JaggerSpun Maine Line 2/8 – Cone in Pewter
Needles: US 6 (4.0mm) Addi Turbo Lace 32″ circs
Date Started: Dec. 27, 2007
Date Complete: Jan. 26, 2008
Size: 72″ x 36″

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Pink Baby Blanket

Posted by Nina on Jan 14, 2008

Most recently finished project! A baby gift for my friend Tonya. It’s adorable! I have just enough fabric left to make one more.. so I am going to make one up and tuck it away for the next special baby! My cousin Brandy also found out she is having a girl, but I am going to give her something a little different.. I’m going to wait and see what the nursery theme or colors are before making hers. I forgot to measure Tonya’s blanket before packing it up but its something like 36″ x 45″ or so.

I’ve been busy sewing all weekend!! I’ll have a post all about the other items I was working on in a few days. 🙂

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long over do….

Posted by Nina on Jan 2, 2008

The holidays are over.. we’re preparing to take down our tree…. and it’s a fresh start of a new year. Some of us are planning weddings, some of us are anxiously anticipating a new birth, and some of us are trying to adjust to new lives… which ever category you fall into, Happy New Year! 2008 brings us lots of hope… lots of possibiities… and happy endings. So, what’s on my plate for 2008? Have a look!

I joined Goddess Knits winter mystery shawl (knit-a-long) and while the final (5th) clue was give just after Christmas/Yule, I have yet to complete the 4th. I spend most of my time ripping back and readjusting stitches… to make matters worse, I am not entirely in love with the complete design. I was hoping for a more lacy shawl but this has quite a bit of stockinette stitch. Don’t get me wrong, its a beautiful shawl, it’s just not one I would knit again… but I have high hopes for the February shawl knit along. 🙂 I have also picked out yarn for the Spring Shawl Surprise (Surprice) knit-a-long. The first clue was given on New Year’s day but I still haven’t even swatched for it yet!

I’ve recently discovered my love for bento boxes and have vowed to use them for my daily lunches and occasionally dinner. The portion sizes are ideal and they are a really cute way to dress up a boring lunch. I have quite a collection of bento boxes and items…. if you know me really well, you know that my love for asian things doesn’t just end with the boxes… it carries on to furniture, culture, food, and yes, even dolls.

Meet Blythe. In 1972, Hasbro introduced a big-headed doll with eyes that changed color with the pull of a string. They scared most kids. They were only manufactured for a year, and then countless unsold dolls spent decades in discount shops gathering dust. A few girls kept theirs, not caring that the rest of the world found their dolly a little freaky. In the late 1990s, Gina Garan discovered Blythe for cheap on eBay, started dressing her up and photographing her and blammo — a modern glamour girl was discovered. Gina is now Blythe’s official photographer. The best thing about Blythe is she is fully customizible. You can change out her eye chips, her hair, her clothes, and even her body! She comes with many different hair color choices and you can wig her if you don’t want to take your doll a part. The one posted above is the one I have… I haven’t worked up the courage to take her a part yet… but I am slowly getting there 😉 Take a look at some customized Blythes. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

And last but not least…. Sewing… I was able to finish the star baby quilt I was working on.. and I even made a little blanket to send off to my friend Katie who just had her little boy. I am working on a pink version like it for my friend Tonya who just had her little girl. Bella celebrated her 3rd birthday on Christmas Eve, with vanilla vegan cupcakes with peanutbutter frosting.

2008 promises to be a good year to us… we’re buying a house this year… and hopefully we will find our new life, much happier and more fufilling than our previous……. which wasn’t so bad 🙂 So, from my family to yours… Happy New Year!!

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