Friday, March 30, 2012

not. happy. happy whale.

whale attempt #1.
while i wouldn't call it a horrible failure (the perfectionist in me would and has several times over the last few hours) i'm not thrilled with how my first whale turned out. normally i wouldn't share something that i wasn't 100% in love with but i thought someone somewhere out there might appreciate hearing the story of how this little guy evolved this week.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

wednesday wip: easter swatches + a new underwater friend.

hello friends. 
whew. what. a. wednesday.

today has been a little crazy but why waste time being stressed when there are so many beautiful spring projects on my table just waiting to lift my spirits? 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

knit + crochet design week: finished design.

happy monday!

i apologize for missing out on the final day of knit + crochet design week but major spring cleaning was necessary this weekend so i had to put my hook and yarn up and keep the computer off for a few days to get caught up again around here.

i had a great time taking part in knit + crochet design week and will definitely take part again next year if Stacey decides to host it again. it was fun taking a design from sketch to completion and seeing how other designers worked through their own design process! lots of great information was shared and i learned so much... be sure to check out all of the designers that took part and see what they created!

Friday, March 16, 2012

knit + crochet week: proportion problems.

and it's day 5! (and friday too!)  knit + crochet design week has been great so far and i'm so happy i decided to participate. all of the designers have been working on such unique projects and the information on design process shared has been awesome.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

knit + crochet design week: daily reads.

yesterday for day 2 of knit + crochet design week i mentioned wanting to share my favorite knitting + crochet daily reads, so now that i have a few minutes let's run through a few...

knit + crochet design week: yarn selection

good morning!

the past few days have been so absolutely gorgeous here... it's spring! and fancy that, i have lots of fun spring colors to share today for Knit + Crochet Design Week Day 3!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

knit + crochet design week: technical support

hello there.

i don't have a ton of time today because little miss seems to be having an 'off' day. the time change is catching up with her a teenie tiny bit and so our sleep schedule it just a little wonky. but we're getting through it! 

today's prompt for Knit + Crochet Design Week is technique. i'm so super new to the crochet + knitting world and feel very unqualified at this point to throw my weight around in the technique department. BUT i thought i would share my favorite resources that i turn to whenever i'm in need of a little technical help (which is often!)

Monday, March 12, 2012

knit + crochet design week: sketching.

first off, i want to welcome all of the newcomers to my little piece of the internet! i'm excited to be participating in this blog week and can't wait to check out everyone's posts!

if you came to my blog from somewhere other than the linky list for Knit + Crochet Design Week be sure to check out all the designers participating by heading over to Fresh Stitches.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

knit + crochet design week: sneak a peek.

hello! happy sunday afternoon!

i'm thoroughly enjoying my afternoon sketching and getting things prepared for Knit + Crochet Design Week... so much so that i had to give a little sneak peak at the little sea cuties that are appearing on my page. i started rough sketches awhile ago and am now picking a few out a few to focus on for the week. i'm kind of already in love with these little guys ♥

Knit + Crochet Design Week

hi there!

i'm very excited to announce that i will be participating in Stacey Trock of Fresh Stitches Knit + Crochet Design Week! i've only been designing my own crochet projects + patterns for a few months (a little longer with knitted things) but i'm jumping at this chance to get in on the fun and test myself a bit.