Writer’s Block…. Or Not.

I have a very severe case of writer’s block for today’s post. I have absolutely nothing to write about the pictures that I have ready for today nor do I have any interest in brainstorming. Today’s pictures include one finished project and one work in progress. I do not see myself as the blogger who just posts pictures of their knitting with no background or story behind it, but there is a first time for everything I guess.

First, I have a very cute cropped tank top to show off. I have admired these tops forever, but could only find crochet ones. As I do not crochet, making these said tops was proving to be very difficult. It wasn’t until that I stumbled along this pattern that I finally got a chance to knit my dream top. Alas, I did not keep this project, I made it as a ‘test-run’ for my friend Amanda, who I love to knit for, for an upcoming music festival here down in SoFlo.

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I also have something for WIPs. I’ve made some progress on my Artichoke Socks. They’ve been my school knitting as the pattern was super super easy to memorize. I’m up to the gusset on both socks. I tried out a plain stockinette heel for the first time, we’ll see how it goes.

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In other non knitting-related news, my job acceptance at Dominos Pizza is really, truly a reality. My dreams of having a steady yarn-buying income have finally come true. I start on Monday and couldn’t be more excited.

Miichii Out!

P.S. This was a great example of dramatic irony, as most of you would have realized that my writer’s block magically unblocked itself as you read this, but I did not until I typed up my usual closing. Funny how the mind works.

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Writer’s Block…. Or Not.

Anything is Possible With Sunshine

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”
Hal Borland

IMG_1036bonjour mes petits croissants!

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. I spent mine in Disney at the Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. It was such a blast but the other Disney water park is way better in my opinion. We spent Easter Sunday in Downtown Disney just walking around until it was time to take the four hour drive home.

IMG_0993Last thing I wrote about was not having anything on the needles,thankfully, that has changed. I started the Sunlight Shawl this last Tuesday. I was hoping to just write about it when it was done but I did not want to wait that long to make another post. I am actually just one “pattern repeat” away from starting the picot bind off. I was knitting away at it during my school break, and watching lots of Lost episodes in between     (I am finally on season 6!), and making quick progress.

IMG_1051I’ve been extremely busy with school seeing as there is only two months left, a blessing and a curse. Is there a scientifically proven reason why sophomores like me need to take 4-5 standardized tests on top of their finals? I have to take the AP test for U.S History; the EOC for US History, Biology, and Geometry; AND the new standardized test for English in Florida, the FSA. Child Abuse or not? You decide… I am so extremely busy that I need to schedule these posts in so I’ll actually do them. Writing about the things you love to do shouldn’t be a chore. Good thing for my Lilly Pulitzer planner, it keeps me organized to some extent.

I am so happy that it is finally April, because it is by far my favorite month. I love spring, even though spring in Florida is basically just a cooler summer but i digress. This is the last week of my winter guard season, our championships is this Saturday, the 11th, and after that I am free till August.

I have also been getting some requests to knit some bra tops for an upcoming music festival, and considering I am only halfway through with my summer workshop fund, I might take this offer up? What have you guys been knitting lately? Let me know in the comments!

à la prochaine, (till next time!)

Miichii Out!

Anything is Possible With Sunshine

FO Friday: Some Cloudy Day Legwarmers

Alas, another week, another project.

When I took up knitting once again after a far too long hiatus, caused by the stress of starting high school, I made a simple pair of leg warmers. These leg warmers were a secret santa gift, for a  girl on my guard. Now, these leg warmers were simple, and the girl did not even wear them to practice once!! I was not offended as they should have been once size fits all, but really, what could fit in huge thighs like she had? No offense… (some offense).

Now on my guard, we have this tradition where a senior or junior gets their own little freshman or sophomore to mentor, and we call them our ‘twos’ Now me being a sophomore, I got this amazing “big sister” named Amanda, who was a senior and a great dancer.  She LOVED those leg warmers and wished that i had chosen her as my secret santa so she could have them. Since the girl who got the coveted leg warmers did not appreciate my long hours knitting those sob’s ( sons of bitches)

I decided to knit some leg warmers for someone who would truly appreciate them. Amanda chose the yarn (Lion Brand Heartland in Great Smoky Mountains) and I got to choose the pattern.Thus, I knit this beautiful pattern by tinyowlknits, called some cloudy day.

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I took me a month exactly to finish these bad boys, and I know they will be loved for a very long time. She will wear them to practice and I will get to answer all praises with a ” hell yeah I made those!”

Miichii out! ❤

FO Friday: Some Cloudy Day Legwarmers

9 is The Magic Number

I have never made two socks at a time. I have always just finished one sock, got second sock syndrome and then finished the second sock a couple of weeks later. This time however, I had the perfect amount of needles (9) to make two socks to save some time and drudgery.

But then something happened, I lost one of the needles. It was okay and I handled the situation as best as I could. I simply moved the instep to one needle instead of two. A couple hours later, I found the needle in my hair where I occasionally put it and went back to knitting with 5 needles to one sock.

Then I lost it again.

I went back to this situation, but never found the needle again. So I did the same thing as the last time, and decided just to do it back and forth between the socks so I could always work with 5 needles at a time. Until I lost ANOTHER needle….

I decided I can’t knit a sock with 4 needles. It’s hard to try on and it’s a pain to knit the instep. So I chose to get a piece of scrap yarn and put the whole instep of the other sock and vice versa to finish these socks (which are almost done)

Next time, I’m using a cable needle… You can’t lose the other half as easily!

9 is The Magic Number

WIPW- Hermione’s Everyday Socks

Hello everybody… Today is a very special day. Today is the day where I discovered that my socks, will in fact, FIT! I got to the gusset on both socks,decreased the first, and started on the second. I tried #1 on… and it fits just fine! It did not slip off or get slouchy. I still do not like the bleeding of the yarn, but I can handle it, knowing that they will fit the recipient!

IMG_0808I really don’t like posting pictures of my progress where one sock is not at the same section as the other, but this will have to do for now. I can’t get anymore knitting done until tomorrow morning on the bus and then during class.

Tomorrow is also a very VERY important day. It is my mom’s birthday, and it is the first year where I actually made her something, instead of begging my dad for money and I am excited for what she will think of it. I made her the beautiful Lonely Tree Shawl.

When these socks are over, I have no idea what to knit next…

My options are,

another pair of some cloudy day leg warmers in knit picks palette in Salsa Heather

Artichoke Socks in another knit picks sock yarn

or another beautiful but slightly simple shawl by Silvia Bo Bilvia in, you guessed it, another knit picks yarn, this time in a gorgeous yellow color.

Let me know in the comments below what you think.

Until next time…

Miichii Out!

WIPW- Hermione’s Everyday Socks

Tomato, Tomahto

So the crappy yarn diagnosis has proven to be true.IMG_0761

The socks that I am trying  to make with this are disappointing me. I chose the pattern, Hermione’s Everyday Socks, and I started knitting them yesterday, finishing the cuffs at the beach. I really like the zig-zag pooling that happened, and when I finished the leg, it looked like it was almost self-striping, which I dig, but then I kept knitting. You know when you can tell something is wrong, but you give it the benefit of the doubt? boy did I do that..

But alas, I kept on knitting, thinking everything IMG_0780would be alright. See, the problem is, that they’re coming out too big. Now, I am a small girl, and the girl who I am knitting these for is a relatively small girl as well. I am hoping that her ankles + lower thighs are bigger than mine, because if they’re not, well, F**k!!! One more REALLY bad thing that I can say about this yarn is… it bleeds…  Will my left hand thumb ever be its pink color again, or will it remain blue forever?


IMG_0758As for finished projects, I cast off and blocked my mom’s birthday shawl and it came out spectacular. I didn’t get any good pictures, but I did get a before and after, Which you can find on my ravelry page here, before I wrapped everything up and put it in a gift bag.

I just  really love this shawl. it was so much fun knitting it, even though I made a few mistakes. when it came off the needles, I wasn’t surprised by how tiny it looked, but in the back of my head I did expect something a little bigger. When I blocked it , I  stretched it out to its maximum capacity, but I still didn’t get the length I wanted. The shawl is just long enough where she can wrap it around her neck as a sort of infinity scarf. I would definitely knit this again and recommend this pattern to anyone who is starting out with shawls and chart reading.


After the beach yesterday, my mom and I went to Home DepotIMG_0768so I can finally start my very own vegetable garden.I wanted to start off small, get a plant to fertilize the soil, then put another plant in its place that will bring back the nutrients that were stripped etc. I bought this little patio tomato seedling, it was so cute and I was very excited. Also bought some new red mulch because the old one got faded and painted white from the bathroom remodeling, as the tile guy situated himself right next to that area 😦

I can’t wait till it starts growing, I am sucha proud tomato mommy:)!!

Miichii Out!

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Tomato, Tomahto

Crappy yarn equals crappy knitting?

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Hawthorne Fingering in Happy Valley

You see this yarn? It is a freaking beautiful color, and soft as heck too. The really bad thing about it is that it took multiple hours to unravel it and make two balls out of it. That is not an exageration, I watched a whole movie and Lost episodes, I got to a whole other freaking season just taking the yarn barf out of this thing. KnitPicks is beautiful, but sometimes painful to knit with. Hopefully the socks I make out of this won’t make me feel as shitty as the yarn did…

Crappy yarn equals crappy knitting?