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Moving :(

Posted in Life on January 25, 2011 by sweetnightmare

So I have finally decided to move my blog over to Tumblr. Why? WordPress just doesn’t work for me anymore, though I do like it. I have a photography blog on Tumblr that I update a lot. I figure that it is just easier for me to update both blogs there since I can have multiple blogs on one account. I also really love that their site is much simpler than here.

Goodbye Wickweb.wordpress.com!

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October 15th

Posted in Charity <3, Knits, Life, Patterns, Precious Awakening with tags , , , , , , , on October 15, 2010 by sweetnightmare

I have been doing some knitting and crocheting and spinning when I can sneak it into all the things that are keeping me busy. Anyway just wanted to turn people on to this adorable pattern, it’s for a doll but I think it would be good for charity knitting ๐Ÿ™‚

I added the pattern to Ravelry since I am currently knitting it, it’s so cute. click here for Pram pattern

It’s not free but it’s not an expensive pattern. So far it’s been pretty easy and haven’t had any issues.

It’s the charity crunch time for me. The remembrance service at the hospital where I lost my daughter is later this month and want to be sure I donate enough little knits…

BTW, today is October 15th. It is Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness day. Would everyone join me and my fellow angel moms in our memorial celebration?

Prengnacy and Infant loss awareness

Hunny Bunny (I’m back YAY!)

Posted in Crochet, Life with tags , , , , , , , on May 6, 2010 by sweetnightmare

This semester is almost over. Well, technically it is over but I have one last paper to write that I was given an extension on and it is one that I dread to write. In the mean while, I’ll catch ya up on things that I got done during the semester.

This little girlie bunny lovingly named, Hunny Bunny had been 2 years in the making. It started as the Lion Brand pattern ‘Best Bunny’. But I didn’t like that it was so small so I altered it as I went along and eventually it became boring and I tossed it aside while I did some other things. Poor girl was in a bin for nearly two years without her arms, tail and legs attached. One day while searching for some yarn, my now one and a half year old daughter saw it and gave it the biggest hug so I had to finish her.

So here is Reli’s pretty Hunny Bunny!

I have much planned for the summer! Lots of crafty goodness coming up. And hopefully, maybe I’ll actually get around to opening that Etsy shop too ๐Ÿ™‚

Liana

Soy Escuchando: 311 / Down

It’s my birthday

Posted in Life with tags , , on January 29, 2010 by sweetnightmare

.. and it’s gonna be lame. Yes I am back from a crafty hiatus, never really went on one. It was more of an internet hiatus. During my time off from school, I caught up on a few projects that I had been wanting to finish or start. I have so much to show off and no time to show it. Which brings me back to why my birthday will be lame.. My husband wants to take me out but I have tons of reading to do. My semester started last week and it is already driving me absolutely insane! I am taking World History 1-1600 BC, Digital Art and Design, Theories of Personalities and Cognitive Psychology. They are all very heavy reading courses. I have so much reading I haven’t even had a chance to begin and everything needs to be done by Monday.. ugh. So I am thinking that I should stay home. I rather be here anyway, I hate to leave my baby girl with anyone. I feel guilty when I am out without her.

So but for now I must go back to my reading. Good night. For now if you want to, check out my flickr for my handspuns.

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Soy escuchando: The Strokes / Hard to Explain

Crafty Hiatus

Posted in Life with tags , on December 11, 2009 by sweetnightmare

Ugh- I’m in the home stretch for my fall semester and right now I have two thesis’s due, need to write an algebra report and take some quizes over and have some photography projects to do. It’s so over whelming. I thought I would get a break the week of Thanksgiving but it just got worse. Ugh, I can’t wait until this semester ends! I need a break so bad.

I barely have the time to do any crafts, it’s a shame, but have stayed up into the wee hours of the morning just to finish a small project or to spin. Unfortunately that leaves me exhausted. Right now my daughter, my husband and I are all very sick. What I wouldn’t give to just live under the covers all day.. sigh.

I will write soon ,I have so much to talk about too! Like going to the Smiley’s hotel yarn sale! Anyway- talk soon maybe after the holidays but hopefully before then.

Soy Escuchando: The Devil Weara Prada /Hey John, what’s your name again?

Is it possible? I learned something new.. again??

Posted in Adventures in Dyes, Life, Other Crafts, Spinning with tags , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2009 by sweetnightmare

Photos are all at the bottom in the gallery.

Yes it is! I can’t believe I picked up something new..a new obsession… I need more space because soon I’m going to have a new kind of stash… in addition to the yarn and the fabric lol! I have thought about doing it for months and finally, I did it. I bought my first spindle and roving. It’s pretty awesome. I got a nice little top-whorl with 4 ounces of beautiful wool fiber. Hubby doesn’t get it, and DD wants to naw on it lol I started off just using it to put twist back into that reclaimed yarn that I wrote about two or three posts back (in the photo of the mini skeins- the first one has the loosest twist, the second is better, and the last is perfect.. that one has so many tails because that was my ball of tied together scraps). It turned out pretty good. I figured out as I went along how much twist I needed and you can see the progress in my mini skeins ๐Ÿ™‚

Today-er.. yesterday, I finally split, drafted and even if it is almost the thickness of thread lol! There are a few parts where it is thinner than I wanted and a few bumps here and there but I like it, it’s kool. I can’t wait to ply it. I think it will turn out nicer. Monday I plan to order a bottom whorl and another top-whorl spindle from Bohemia Fibers. Check out her shop, she has a lot of scrumptious items and she is justย  lovely person. I also plan on getting some yummy fiber from Sheep Shed Studio.. actually the roving I have is from there. I can’t wait until Monday!!!

Oh yea! My kool-aid dyed yarn that I wrote about in my last post finally dried. It turned out beautifully. Isn’t it the most fantastic shade of red? Awesome.

Soy Escuchando: The Devil Wears Prada / What’s your name again?

Finally a decent one!

Posted in Adventures in Dyes, Free Patterns (from other sites), Knits, Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2009 by sweetnightmare

Ugh, there’s nothing I would rather be doing (aside from being with my loves) that I would rather do than knit and crochet (and now spin!!). School is driving me crazy, last week I had five papers to write and two math tests. It was insane, I barely had any family or me time.

While I read my text books I worked on another baby hoodie. A few posts back I wrote about a baby sweater I made that turned out disastrous. Well it turned out way better time, I’m so happy I concured that pattern! I added three of the cutest little Ladybug fabric buttons to it. It’s adorable, a total shame it doesn’t fit my daughter. I am planning to sell this one once I open my Etsy shop. Once again, the pattern is free and available at Lion brand.

Success! This hoodie turned out great!

Success! This hoodie turned out great!

I recently bought some natural wool to dye myself. I bought it from Etsy seller Mamajudes. She has a lot of beautiful hand dyed yarns, I am also lucky enough to own one of her hand dyed yarn. I wanted to dye the hank I purchased and since I have never done it before I decided to try the Kool-Aid dye method. It was fun to do, I found some good instructions from Wool Festival.com. I used the stove top method.ย  I used three packets of Black Cherry first but I got a gradient that went from red to a lighter shade of red so I redyed it and it turned out so much better. I found it interesting that when you leave the yarn in the pot it sucks all the color up and you are left with just clear water!

Mama Judes hand dyed yarn, Merry Go Round

Mama Judes hand dyed yarn, Merry Go Round

My hank of fishermans wool before I dyed it.

My hank of fishermans wool before I dyed it.

Right now the hank is drying over my heater, so I will post a picture once it’s completely dry.

My daughter is turning one next week, I am so happy! I feel accomplished, it’s hard to raise a child and this is only the first year. She is such a joy and growing like a sprout. She has six teeth already, six! She has grown so much it’s just amazing. I can’t believe how fast it’s all going by.

Soy Escuchando:ย  The Dead 60’s / Just another love song