June 08, 2010


I graduated from college a few weeks ago. Student teaching was rough and fun and took a lot out of me but I did it, I graduated and now I'm working on getting a full time teaching position.

More on knitting soon. I haven't knit since January thanks to student teaching and I usually crank out all my good stuff over the summer. Like fingerless mittens:) Considering I ruined a pair of mittens this winter, I need to make up for them.

February 15, 2010

well, i kind of suck

I kind of suck because I haven't posted in forever but I have good excuse! I have bonded with, and became best friends with my Min Pin, Lou. I am finishing undergraduate school, I gradate in May! I am currently student teaching, which is a teaching internship type thing and that is very time consuming.

I haven't done much knitting at all and I suppose its a good thing that nobody reads this because I neverrrrrrrrrrr update.

December 11, 2009


Classes ended well, I student teach next semester. I've been working on a cute caplet for the past month only to bind off and realize I screwed up really bad. I'm grumpy. Its sooooo small or I have awful gauge knitting type thing so I'm about thirty seconds from ripping it out and starting over except that I knit slow as dirt and I have to work this weekend.

- Jersey

December 08, 2009

In Love with my Other Boyfriend

Finals are tomorrow which means I'll have a TON more time to knit. I can't wait. Seriously, I can't wait. I start student teaching at the end of January and then I graduate with a BS in MAY.

I can't wait.

In the mean time, I have another boyfriend. His name is Lou.

We went a wild adventure today and he is exhausted. I took advantage and took pictures because he doesn't pose well for pictures usually.


He's a miniature pincher aka MinPin and he's my new bestfriend/my other boyfriend.


He has sweaters because he is 12lbs and I am worried he will freeze to death. I have not yet knit for him, but I will soon. It has to be superwash because he pees on his sweaters a lot.

That is it for now, I'll have knitting content soon!


October 27, 2009

Rhinebeck 2009 (picture heavy)

here goes nothing!
I was so excited to get to rhinebeck:



That's my excited face. I'm wearing the earrings I got from last year!












that is apple crisp. its delicious. it doesn't look it, but it smelled and tasted delicoius. we each had like 4 cups of apple cider too.





Now onto the yarn I bought. I bought ALL bulky, ALL handspun or hand dyed. I can get machine spun any day but its rare I get to buy from local farms that card/dye/spin their own stuff, so I did it as frequently as possible. I think I was completely successful in ALL of my purchases but I didn't look into each purchase super carefully.

I got roving! and a drop spindle. This is from the Sheep Shed at Mountain View Farm



Its so beautiful!

This is from the Hudson Valley Sheep and Wool Company. I bought four skeins for a cardigan/sweater type thing.


I got this for Boyfriend, two skiens. It has a bit of green in it too that did not photograph well.


I got this little bundle from This and That Farm


I got this from a woman who uses sea water and the sun to dye her yarn. She's from Maine but her company slips my mind right now and I'm being a lazy pain the butt.


This is from Kid Hollow Farm. I love their stuff, I wish I could have afforded more.


I bought two bags of roving from these fine people:


This is Scotia, a dark blue color.


And pink!


I have quite a bit of knitting ahead of me, including a scarf for Boyfriend, knitting for myself and here is an ALMOST completed ear flap hat:



Its a red/orangey mess that I LOVE! I'm making this for Boyfriend's sister who absolutely does not read this so I am not worried about ruining any surprises. It's knit with some wool that was handspun that I traded from Ravelry.

Ok, I am pooped from uploading. I got a pro account for Flickr, I feel like a new woman! Enjoy and keep knitting!


October 17, 2009

Today was


I had a really lovely time with Boyfriend, doing silly things like petting sheep and buying yarn, a DROP SPINDLE!!!!!!!!!!! and roving(!!!!!)!!!!!ELEVENTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll have pictures up Monday :)!

October 15, 2009

I traded some yarn

And got quite a bit of beautiful yarn from different people! Here is some handspun that I'm turning into an earflap hat for Christmas:


I got some Borroco chunky:




And this: I forget what it is, but I love it.


I forget what this is too but I love it. I'm going to make the
Anthropologie caplet with it. Super super super pretty.


And this. This is the latest addition to our family. My sister moved in with us and brought her little dog Lou.


He's adorable and felt like posing for me. Haven't been able to get a cute pic of him anywhere since.



He's 12 pounds so I will have to knit him some sweaters because it gets chilly and he get cold.

Rhinebeck in a day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited, I can't wait! I'm charging up my digital camera battery as we speak! TONS AND TONS of pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!