Thursday, December 18, 2014
I used the Voodoo pattern from Knitty - super simple ribbed mitts with a buttonhole thumb. The yarn is Cascade Ultra Pima, which I had leftover from a set of baby hats I made for a friend. I still have a good amount of the yarn left, so I need to think of another small project to use it up.
How is your gift knitting/crafting going?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 12:59 PM
Thursday, November 27, 2014
So what are you thankful for this year? I'm thankful for my family, including my amazing husband, I'm thankful for my wonderful, supportive, goofy, crazy friends, and I'm thankful for all of the school and volunteer opportunities I get to take part in. And of course, I'm thankful for this little fuzzy man:
And I'm thankful to you guys, and I appreciate that you still take the time to read my blog even though I can't post as often as I used to.
I hope everyone enjoys their day, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not :)
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 12:35 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2014
You guys, I finished knitting something! And I took pictures and everything! I had good motivation - my good friend Chelsea just had a beautiful cowl pattern published in Knit.Purl magazine, so of course I had to knit one. Seeeeeee:
This really was a fast knit too - I started it on a Monday and finished it on Wednesday of that week. I'm thinking this would be a perfect knit for gifts.
Here's a link to the pattern on Ravelry:
So what have you been knitting lately?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 12:44 PM
Friday, September 26, 2014
If you've hung around with me for a while - and thank you if you have - you might remember that fall is my absolute favorite season. The weather is a tough thing to deal with in Minnesota, but one thing that the state usually does really well is fall. Crisp weather, beautiful changing leaves, and lots of yummies like apple cider.
And going for walks is made even more awesome by all the pretty thing to see:
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 2:29 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
In "Kala finally embraces fancy phone news" - I finally got a smart phone! As my friends like to tease me, my old phone was as dumb as it gets. And since I have a class that actually requires us to use mobile devices, I thought I'd better get with the program. So far, what I like best is being able to look stuff up on the go (hours, schedules, etc.). I'm also enjoying using Instagram quite a bit (I'm Kalahotak over there) - the little sips of communication are nice for taking breaks from school work. Plus, cat pictures!
But gulps are important too, so I've been making it a point to spend time with friends. I've also made a point of visiting the farmers market almost every weekend, yay! It's possible that I have a problem with buying more produce than I can handle:
Possibly. But jalapeños are so good!
So what have you guys been up to this month?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 2:36 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Do you guys know about crop art? It's the bizarre, cool, and strangely compelling art of composing pictures using grains. Grains! It's super popular at the Minnesota State Fair, and there are always some interesting pieces. Here are some that caught my eye this past weekend:
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 5:10 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
More vacation sharing! On our last day (yeah, I'm not sharing in chronological order) we needed something to do that was fairly quick and wouldn't set me up for feeling sick on the plane. So a bay cruise was out even though it would have been awesome. I decided we should check out the Ferry Building - a collection of restaurants and shops right on the bay. It was a really cool space, and I want to visit again on a less hectic day. I saw one shop that specialized in mushrooms:
And we finally got to try Pepple's Donuts:
Honestly, this donut was only ok. Maybe that's because Glam Doll's vegan donuts are so amazing, but I just wasn't wowed.
And of course, the view was stunning:
What are some of your favorite places in San Francisco?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 2:14 PM