Cozy Memories Blanket Update. 

I can't believe that another three months flew by that fast! The year is almost half over and Christmas is six months from today. I've been really busy with life and kids and it seems like I haven't had any quiet time to pop on here to post or read other blogs in a while.  … Continue reading Cozy Memories Blanket Update. 

Stash Basket 

My Grandma gave me some vintage rug yarn that was made of polyester and cotton. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to make a garment or any like that with the yarn but I thought that I might be able to use it. The other day I pulled it out and whipped … Continue reading Stash Basket 

Bright & Cheery For My Dark Soul 

Hello All! Wow! Summer has arrived! It has been so hot and dry these last few weeks. My yard and landscaping are dead but the stinky tree is still alive and well.  The other day my daughter over heard me saying that my newest socks will be bright and cheery in the dead of our … Continue reading Bright & Cheery For My Dark Soul 

Modern Granny Rectangular Afghan 

This Afghan was really fun to make. I started it in February and worked about four rounds before loosing interest in it. I picked it up a few days ago and sailed through it. I've never crochet an afghan like this before but I have already started a second afghan. This pattern made a really sturdy, … Continue reading Modern Granny Rectangular Afghan 

June Goals 

May Goals *BOLD - FINNISHED *ITALICS - STARTED *STRIKE THROUGH - REMOVED FROM LIST Create a donation item Knit May Socks Knit my cozy memory block Crochet 100 grams into granny stripe afghan Finish Christmas stocking Make May's Cross Stitch - EMBROIDERED A PROJECT INSTEAD and I started a cross stitch  Four kitchen items Finish … Continue reading June Goals 

Melted Crayon Socks 

Wow! I love how these socks turned out. This is the last skein of my anniversary yarn. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to knit with it. I think that they make great cheery socks. The ribbing that I added makes them extra soft and squishy.  RAVELRY NOTES RECIPIENT: me … Continue reading Melted Crayon Socks 

Donation Hat 

My donation hat for the Month of May was an interesting knit. It offered a little challenge but it wasn't really difficult once I figured out the chart. I love the texture of this hat. RAVELRY NOTES RECIPIENT: donation hat PATTERN: Tweedy Honeycomb Toque SIZE: one size STARTED: May 19th COMPLETED: May 21st YARN: Knit … Continue reading Donation Hat 

Military Service 

My Father wore these clothes home from boot camp in April of 1978! One year before my parents married and almost two years before my birth.  Military service wasn't a huge part in my Fathers life as he only attended boot camp and never deployed over seas. However it was still a chapter in his … Continue reading Military Service 

If you’re happy and you know it…

Before: After: 

Baby Blanket 

I made this cute textured blanket for my cousin's 9th child. I really wanted a practical baby gift that would see a lot of use. I made it a little larger than the pattern called for so hopefully the little guy will get some use out of it for the next few years. It's funny … Continue reading Baby Blanket 

LETTERS HOME: Not much to write home about 

I've been busy since I last posted but I haven't finished anything.  It's no wonder that I haven't finished anything when you look at the pile of projects that have been in my hands over the last week and that's not all of them. I forgot an embroidery project that the kids have been helping … Continue reading LETTERS HOME: Not much to write home about 

The tree that conspires to kill me

The crabapple tree that bothers my allergies so much is in full bloom! Within a week these blossoms should fall off and blow away! Until then I'm just going to live in my climate controlled imaginary bubble. Where I can knit and drink coffee to my hearts content while imaginary fairies clean my house.  Have … Continue reading The tree that conspires to kill me

Allergies and Cozy Knits 

I've been really out of my normal self the last few weeks. My allergies have been at an all time high. I have been exhausted and congested. I've been drinking too much caffeine by day and suffering from insomnia at night. To make up for the lack of sleep I have been napping in the … Continue reading Allergies and Cozy Knits