Thursday, January 31, 2013

It is a Lace WIP 2013


No I have not disappeared with the new year.  I have been working very hard in many things.  I am making this Evenstar Shawl as a wedding Veil for a gift.  It takes about 4 hours or so a day 4-6 days a week, whenever I have the chance.  I am using lifelines , I am learning a lot about myself.  I am learning a lot about how I knit and to pay attention as always to my work.  This is one of the most exciting projects I have made in my life.  I has a border with beads as well.  I am on Round 56 of 71 Rounds, this is on the Third Chart and thus the last Chart before the beaded border.  This pattern is exquisite and if you want a challenge, this will be a fantastic challenge.  I am making this pattern with 100 %  Aimsha Silk Lace yarn. I got  a 1 Pound Cone from  .  The Yarn is beautifully made and it is worth the money you pay for it. This is how big  the half of the shawl is without really stretching it. 

I am able to do some quick things once in a while and I will be posting more often.  There comes Stitches West around the corner, and that is always fun.  I am also going to be making a Man's Shawl with Malabrigo yarns, I am awaiting the yarn and will be crochet.  I am hoping it will be some kind of triangular shawl, but you never know what kind of trouble Crafty Andy will get into. 

This year I am also going back to school , because I am hoping to go back to work some time in the near future, hopefully 2014.  I am a Computer Analyst with a lot of Networking experience.  At any rate, lots of fun coming along, just wanted to take a pick and say hi to all of you.  Happy 2013 and may this be another great year.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy 2013

My goodness, I forgot about my blog, ha ha ha.  No I have not forgotten about blogging.  I am in a big positive transition and busier than a bee in a beehive.   I am going to share my Christmas Day with you and later one I will tell you a bit about my other plans, but not today.  Today is about presents and enjoying one of the most fun Christmas ever.  I was extremely good.
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The Holidays have always been a gift of the Gods if I may say so.  I enjoy the lights and the festive atmosphere that is brought by gift giving.  Long time ago I decided to buy gifts for myself, wrap them and put them under the tree.  I celebrate Christmas my way , even if I am not a Christian anymore.  This frees me from a lot from my childhood and ethnic upbringing. The gifts always include geeky stuff and lots of Dark Chocolate.
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 Peppermint Dark Chocolate Bark his favorite.

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A Crafty Andy Market Bag, no one should be without one or two.

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This is a new Knit Picks Greener dye set.  I will have the opportunity to have some dye fun in the New Year.
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These are the BSG double tanks from Anovos , plus an old Navy set of Sweat Pants that I attached the Galactica Patch to it.
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ChiaoGoo small set of needles.  I love the cord, not too crazy about the needles, but in the end is a great set to have.  
Last picture with the double tank , dog tags and my teddy bear pattern to be released in 2013.  There are more gifts, but have nothing to do with Christmas, just with being nice to myself, having the cash and getting ready for a busy 2013-2014 years.  I wish everyone a Happy New Year and a Prosperous , healthy 2013.  SO DAY WE ALL!

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