Where has February gone? I know this always happens but still. It doesn't help that I was sick for 2 weeks, just now feeling better (the usual cold, that turned into a sinus infection, that still lingers a bit and causes me to *gasp* snore).


My sweetie and I have made great progress in terms of wedding planning. We've now nailed down the venue, photographer, and band. Yay! I'm really glad that we have sooo much time - it allows us to enjoy this process. My mom is coming down next weekend and we'll be doing the first round of bridal dress shopping - I'm so excited!

I feel like it's a been a while since I made any major progress on crafty projects. Since my sweetie had some work to do this morning, I spent the time sewing and managed to finish this:
It's a SUPER snuggly lap quilt (for us to keep) made of Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi in flannel. Seriously, if you haven't gotten your hands on some of this, you must. It's sooooo soft and cozy. Louie jumped at the chance to be the first one in our house to test it out, fresh out of the dryer.

I also pulled out all of my unfinished quilts (there are so many...) and decided that the first one I'd tackle would be the one below, which I plan for us to use as a bed quilt. We have no fewer than 4 lap/couch quilts in our apartment but not one that's big enough for the bed. I'm not sure if I'll tackle the actual quilting of this since I have a pretty small machine and this quilt will be queen size but we'll see. I typically don't do complicated quilting on my quilts (I prefer to let the fabric be the focus) so I may just go ahead and try.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. We're having a date night at a new-to-us bistro near my office and then off to watch basketball with some friends.

Also, on a random note, I've become totally obsessed with Pinterest!


Yarn fail

So I was wrong. I STILL ordered the wrong yarn. GUH.

And I'm still feeling awful. I have this going in the crock pot right now and I can barely smell it. And one of my dearest friends is celebrating her birthday by getting a van to take a whole bunch of us around wine country tomorrow and I think that's probably not in the cards for me seeing as how every time I stand up the pressure in my head makes me want to just lie back down.


(I promise I won't be quite so mopey soon. I'm overly dramatic when I'm sick. Obviously.)


Caught the bug(s)

I've finally caught that mid-winter cold that I always get around this time of year. Fortunately, it's not unbearable and since things are relatively quiet at work (for the moment), I ended up coming home early today and am thinking I'll take it easy tomorrow too to get rid of this bug.

I've also caught another bug, so to speak - the Honey Cowl bug! This adorable knit has been popping up all over the crafty community and I decided to make one using some super soft jade green Mission Falls superwash merino wool.

Speaking of honey...another unfinished project is coming back to life. I finally decided to order the remaining wool needed to finish my Honey Comb sweater (and yes, now is the first time I'm realizing the honey theme!) and it should be arriving tomorrow. I'm bad about getting rid of yarn labels and had accidentally put the label from ANOTHER black Debbie Bliss wool in the bag with this sweater, ordered 3 skeins, and then realized once it arrived that I ordered the wrong weight. Thankfully, I was able to return it and order the correct one.

Glad that I'm not feeling too sick to knit and quilt. Hopefully will have some fun stuff to show soon.