Its almost April and I woke up to this. This is the view from my bedroom window. Typically you see downtown Chicago, but no there is a blizzard today. I would have taken a picture outside, but I fear my camera cannot handle it. I really don't believe that summer, much less spring will ever happen again. :(
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
So I won't typically post my architecture stuff here, but we just installed a new rendering program. I tried it, these were my first renders. Still a little cheesy....the wood just doesn't look realistic enough. But maybe now that I am posting this I will have to do another to show you my progress.
My blog keeps me from procrastinating, or rather does it encourage procrastination? I am supposed to be working on my architecture competition. But I need a brain brake. So I am procrastinating by blogging, yet now that I have written about the competition...I will have to finish and win this darn thing, so that I do not appear a failure. You get the idea.
Anywho, this is master suite that I "designed" for one of our clients. The finish materials have not yet been determined, so I kept it "suburban contemporary" in case I actually decide to show this to the client or to my boss. I know the toilet is square....Don't be overly critical, I did it for fun.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This is is a hat I made for Juice. I call it the Acorn Hat, you can see why (acorn photo from here). Unfortunately the hat did not perform well in the Chicago Winter. I need a sewing machine so I can line some fleece inside it. Speaking of sewing...I am thinking of buying a machine. But I have to find a place for it in my 500 sf apartment. My apartment is not consumer friendly. Every time I want to buy something, I have to ask...how will I get it home and where can I put it?
Back to the hat...St. Patti's day was a warm 40 degrees so he decided to wear the acorn hat, but in the midst of drunken activities he lost the hat in a bar. We bar hopped in Lincoln Park and there were a lot of frattos out that day. One particular fratto was... umm...green? There was also a leprechaun at one of the bars or should I say on top of one of the bars. Maybe he stole the hat, since he was in a good hat stealing location. Nah... he seemed like a very nice and trustworthy leprechaun. But if anyone in Chi town should come across this hat, please respond to this blog!
Monday, March 9, 2009
So I was bored one day and made a scarflette. It was made from the yarn left over from the scarf I made for my friend Kayla. I made this one up on my own...which explains why the ruffle kind of takes over the button. But its nice. I need more to wear it with though. I think I will have an easier time in Spring...if Spring ever comes! Plus its not warm enough...you need something to cover up the "V" neck sweater area. I don't know why I buy V neck sweaters. They are ridiculous in the Winter. A V neck tee makes sense. A V neck sweater is like buying a short sleeved sweater (I own these too)! But when the heck can you wear that? Well I would like to believe Spring is upon us. I am scared that my much loved hobby will be stuff away in boxes and I will forget how to do crochet/knit. But its time I read a book or two or bike down the beach. I have some more crochet/knit projects to post, but be on the look out for other things on this blog... like beagles, bikes, and beaches oh my.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I found a really beautiful hat pattern. It wasn't crocheted in the round like most hats so it looks pretty unique. I decided to make it for my friend's, Maria and Ron's, little boy Issac. I figured he might not wear it, as most babies/toddlers get frustrated with hats...but they told me that he really loves hats. So yay! I don't have a picture of Issac but here is the hat in a chartreuse green with a wooden button on top. I love the word "chartreuse." I take advantage of every opportunityI have to say it.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
This is my first completed knitted thing. It's all knit, no purl. Im struggling right now trying to recreate a cowl off of purl bee (one of my favorite sites) . It's beautiful huh? Well this whole ribbing thing is hard. I get it, I do...but when I make a mistake its impossible for me to fix it. I have googled it and apparently my problem is twisted stitches...but I can't "tink" or knit backwards because I don't know where to insert the needle. I have been trying for about 3 days now. I will try again soon, but I got so discouraged last night that I had to crochet justin some slippers. To be posted soon. Happy Heroes Monday!