Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I am nearly done with my first dresser and I stopped by the hardware store. The Crafty Beaver (I know I laughed at the name the first time I heard it too) is wonderful! The sales guy knew exactly what I needed and advised me. 

Tomorrow I hope to finish stripping the dresser drawer and put on the finish!!! I am so excited. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Project madness

I have made some progress on my projects. I went a little picture crazy. 

First up is my refurbishing. The only way to explain how hideous the bed set is would be to walk around my room. The next best thing of course is a picture. I have 3 pieces in this set but since the dresser was the one easiest to photograph I decided to go with it. Please disregard Bonnie the Bunny She begged to be pictured... who could say no to something so cuddly? 

I don't know if the picture properly shows it but the paint is a light peach with some scary peach highlights. This was the best one I could get due to lighting difficulties. Don't worry. You are not imagining things the right drawer is taken out and is currently being stripped.

This is currently my work station. See that beautiful wood underneath the paint!! I know. I was excited too. But that's not the best part. The ornate parts of the dresser are also a beautiful brass.
As you can see the left knob has not been cleaned of grossness but the right one has. OMG this is going to be so beautiful!
I could resist adding this detail from the drawer I am working on. It's different and neat. I can't wait to see what it will look like without all that gunk ahem.. I mean paint on it.

My next project is taking shape. I felt the need to be creative. I wanted to make a scarf that screamed to the world I AM NOT VANILLA I CAN BE RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE RUM! Ok I realize that would be a nasty combo and it is not the name of my new knitting project. So without further ado.. 
I took this ball and turned it into
I cord. I did some google searching to find out if anyone else had this bright idea and what they came up with. Unfortunately I did not like anything I found. I searched my pattern books tried a few things but I kept thinking how much I wanted something twisty. 

My WIP. I know the picture isn't the clearest but you get the general idea. Don't worry much more updates to come!!! 

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Where Did She Go?

Hiya everyone,

I took a little break from knitting because of summer and then well.. I just got lazy. 

I am currently working on three projects that I am pretty excited about. I am breaking my own rule of not doing more than one project at a time. I unfortunately do not have pictures and I am kicking myself in the butt for that. 

Project 1: Knit a hat and scarf combo that will be fashionable and actually cover my ears/ keep me warm. I have been using yarn from my stash. So far the hat is perfect and I am working on the scarf. 

Project 2: Crochet a blanket. I decided to go back to my roots of fiber work and crochet. The blanket is stripped with brown, tope, and forest green. The inspiration for it came from my boyfriend. He seems to have an unnatural obsession with stripes. So I have dubbed this project "The Marty". I plan to make matching pillows and have this be a bed spread.

Project 3: Refurbishing my bedroom furniture. For some crazy ass reason my mom decided a long time ago that she would make her bedroom peach and cover the beautiful wood dresser, night-stand and upright dresser with peach paint and peach accents. It's horrible. I have lived with this furniture since I was about 12 years old. I have always wanted to change it but thought it would be too big of an undertaking. Well it's 6mo until moving in time with the boyfriend and I have decided the peach has got to go! I am about 1/2 way done with one dresser drawer. I've been using nail polish remover and a tooth brush to get the yuck off. It's been working great. I will never understand peoples need to paint wood...

Project 4: Organize and reduce clutter. This is a mini project. It actually is taking a lot more time then I thought it would and I am getting a bit tired of it. My room alone is on day 4 of organizing and I'm ready to pull my hair out. I am dreaming of the day when it's all done and I can just sit in bed and read/ knit...

So those are my three and one mini currently working on projects. I want to update more frequently and post pictures. I love reading blogs and the more I read them the more I want to update my own. Perhaps it will stimulate my creative juices. :)