Knitting

Music Monday…and I’m back!

First off, I have had this song on repeat all day today! I can’t get enough!

Secondly, I have MISSED blogging! I have so many cool project to show y’all! (and various things to update you all on πŸ˜‰ ) So I’m thinking I’ll try to have a “WIP” (work-in-progress) Wednesday! But until then, I’ll show some things I’ve finished recently!IMG_6613 IMG_6614 IMG_6615 IMG_6616 IMG_6623 IMG_6629 IMG_6690 IMG_6692 IMG_6694 IMG_6696

I just finished my first pair of hand knit socks! For some reason, they have always intimidated me, but I am now totally in love! I have a feeling that my sock drawer will soon be filled with many, many pretty pairs! πŸ˜‰

The pattern I used is pillarsΒ which was the perfect pattern for my graffiti yarn #27 from Spun Right Round! Speaking of firsts, this was my first time ordering hand dyed yarn, and it was an amazing experience! Renee shipped my yarn super quickly, and it is so, so soft! I don’t think I’ll be able to go back to boring store bought yarn again! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

Oh! for those interested, here are my pattern notes:Β http://www.ravelry.com/projects/LittleLeprechaun/pillars

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Ember and I can’t wait to show you all the other fun things coming up!

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This was Supposed to be Friday’s Update…

It appears to have been over two weeks since I last posted.

*sigh*

Since one of my resolutions for 2013 is to blog more, I figured I would give myself “themes” for certain days of the week. Starting tomorrow, I intend to have “Music Mondays”, “Workout Wednesdays”, and “Free Fridays”.

This is how its gonna work:

“Music Mondays” ~ Pretty self explanatory, I will post a different song from youtube every Monday and may or may not talk about it. I realize this isn’t super original, but I love music (I mean, who doesn’t?) and want to share songs that mean something to me with you.

WARNING: Paul & I send each other songs. We sent a lot to each other during our courtship and engagement. Thus, some of my MM posts will be super sappy. πŸ™‚

“Workout Wednesdays” ~ This is another way to keep myself on track with my resolutions. I’m trying to workout more, and will post my progress on Wednesdays, as well as some encouragement and who knows what else workout related. If you are working out, feel free to offer links to cool workouts, songs, your progress, encouragement, or whatever in the comments. I want us to all help each other out!

“Free Fridays” ~ Basically, I get to post whatever I want. πŸ˜‰ (Bwahahaha!) This might be a picture I found funny, life updates, lyrics, pictures, who knows. I will be continuing with the hexipuff updates for the rest of the year, so these will always be on Fridays.

Do you notice anything different with my blog? No? That’s okay…I’ll forgive you! If you look at the right hand side of my blog, you may notice two new widgets! Please, if you love me, like The Fuzzy Kiwi on FaceBook, and Check out the Etsy store! πŸ˜‰ You know you want to…

Speaking of Etsy stores, do any of my readers have one? If so, please leave your link in the comments! I’d love to check them out!

In other news…my Warby Parker glasses came! I love them!

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My hexipuff yarn also arrived! I’m in love with the colors.

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Speaking of hexipuffs… HEXIPUFF UPDATE!
(sorry for the poor quality of the pics…you can only do so much with an iPhone)

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45 Hexipuffs! I have more than doubled my stash in two weeks! Yay! (Only 555 more to go…)

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I’m in love with This Curtain from mod cloth, but I can’t justify spending $50.00 on a shower curtain. So… I’m going to do the next best thing. Sea Monster bathroom, anyone? If anyone has ideas on how to go about doing this, I’d love to hear them!

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What do you think of the changes? How was your week?

xoxo

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Knitting Update…and Some Other Stuff!

So, things have been pretty calm around these here parts πŸ˜‰ Vacation has been good to us. Work starts back monday, and I’m looking forward to it! I miss the sweet girl I watch!

In the meantime, Paul and I went to the Armed Forces Bowl with some friends! It was so much fun, even though Air Force lost…

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This was the Best. Cookie. Ever. We got it a the “Czech Stop” on the way home from the game. πŸ˜€IMG_2786

I also got some knitting done! I made this head band to wear New Year’s Eve. I will be making some for my shop soon!

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I finally finished the pillow for our bedroom!Β photo-1

I’m getting new glasses! One of my friends recommended Warby Parker to me. It seems like a really cool program. They have a home try-on program where you pick five frames you like, they send them to you, you keep them for five days (so you can get a good feel for them and get friends’ opinions) the you put the prepaid label on and send them back! My five frames showed up today, so I thought I’d show you! (sorry for the bad selfless πŸ˜‰ ) Β The frames seem like really good quality, and when you do pick out your pair, it is only $95.00 WITH LENSES! I still can’t believe it! (I shopped around a lot, and all the frames i liked were over $100.00 by themselves!) Also, I had to call customer service because they forgot to send me a shipping notice, and their customer service rep was super helpful!

The frames have been worn by others trying them on, so they may be a little bent.IMG_2819

The Sibley

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My personal favorite, the Fitz

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The Zagg. (For some reason, though I found these to be kinda cute and nerdy, they reminded me of BCGs)

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The Thompson

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The Reynold

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A cute little flow chart of how it works. Oh! Did I mention, for every pair you buy, they donate a pair to someone in need?!?

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Hexipuff Update! I’ve made a little progress on my hexipuffs. I just ordered some new yarn for them that should be here later next week. I can’t wait! I LOVE getting new yarn!

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I hope 2013 has been good to you so far!

xoxo