Monday, August 8, 2011

Hello Everyone!

Welcome welcome! I'm so glad you made the transition with me to my new blog address.  This is really a sign of a change in who I have become.  My old blog address was created for when my blog was designed mainly to keep my parents informed and to post some school stuff with a few crochet projects.  That blog address was L and her ramblings.  
My new blog address (as you know!) is Knit and Smile.  I think this really shows the way my focus has transferred on my blog.  My main portion of blog posts are about my knitting/crochet/crafty experiences.  Sometimes I have things going on in my life and other misc. things. 

So onto the blog post! I know I said I was going to do a finished project post but I decided I was not happy yet with my finished pictures. So I'm going to give you a look at what is going on with my crafty experiences lately.

I completed a shawl last week that needs a good washing a blocking then it's all done. (This is a different project then the one I was to post today.)  I'm pretty happy how this looks and I think it will really blossom when it's all clean and pretty! =]
 After I finished this shawl I was at a loss of what to do. I'm thinking it has something to do with the fact that I raced to get it done and finished in a little over 5 days!  So to get my creative desires flowing again I tinkered with a few projects.  I started another Horai stole
I'm really loving this color!

Then I worked on a current project and turned this...
to this...

This is a practice run for a blanket I'm going to make for Vlad and me.  This is going to be the top of a cushion to help my butt out when I'm studying and sitting on my desk chair.  
I love everything about this chair but after hours of needs a little more cushion! haha!

 I also did a bit of sewing (which is practically unheard of from me)!  I mended a pillow seam and am very proud of how it turned out!  I also make a hanky for Vlady.  I had been planning to do it for a long time and even had the fabric but just haven't gotten to it! So here it is...
That is the mended pillowcase that the hanky is posing on.

I was telling my mom how my room looks comically crafty now that the sewing machine has a place on my desk.  There is crochet bunting and crochet hearts hanging from the ceiling, a crochet blanket on my chair and an inspiration board and yarn inspiration everywhere. Now that the sewing machine is there it's almost over the top! lol!  Here is a view of it sitting on the desk.
I was going through my game cabinet looking for something for mom and I made a lovely discovery.  Besides finding two forgotten puzzles (I love puzzles) I found this...
Isn't it cute!?  It's a little cross-stitch kit! I've never been a good cross-stitcher but I think I'm going to have to get this done because I would love to have this in my home.  Funny how you stay interested in things, even years after.  Now if you knew me as a little girl you would probably know how weird it was that I liked this.  I was the ultimate tom-boy and avoided everything girly.  (Something that was rather difficult for someone who did enjoy crafts.)  That means that this kit was probably the least girly thing to chose from that I actually liked!

I think it's kinda crazy how much I've changed over the years and how much I keep changing.
Here is a picture of something I might start working on again...

Have a great day everyone!



Anonymous said...

I found you! Nice projects...don't know how you can have soooo many to do at once! Two at a time is about all I can handle :)
xxxooo mommy

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

Thanks mommy! =]

Crochet with Raymond said...

Hello LeeAnn! Loving the cushion and that shawl looks lovely and snuggly! Thank you for your kind and lovely comment on my blog about my spinning, spinning is not as mainstream as knitting and crochet so not so many people are interested in it and it is very exciting to hear someone enjoying the photos becuase I LOVE it!
Wishing you a wonderful week XXX