Afghans/Blankets

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. 

Misc. Crafts

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 

Box0Sox, KAL/CAL, Socks

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 

Afghans/Blankets

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 

Allergies, Box0Sox, Socks

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 

Charitable Donations, Hat

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 

Afghans/Blankets, Handmade Gifts

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 

Box0Sox, KAL/CAL, Socks, The New York Collection

Grand Central Socks 

Hey All! I've had another productive crafting week. I've finished this pair of socks and I've knit four dishcloths. The weather hasn't been the greatest but hey that's spring in the Midwest. I received some good news and not so great news since my last post about our refrigerator that decided to die on April… Continue reading Grand Central Socks 

Charitable Donations, Hat

WWI hat 

The other day I found a WWI hat pattern which had been re written into modern knitting terms. I thought that would be the perfect hat to donate to Scarves for Troops. The pattern was originally supposed to be knit with 100% wool and in certain colors so that they could be worn with a… Continue reading WWI hat 

Handmade Gifts, Socks

Sport Socks 

Hello all! My kids have been on Spring break the last few days and my free time really took a nose dive. We have been cleaning out closets and reorganizing some of the house.  The Spring break weather has been nice for the most part. Saturday it was 80° and beautiful Monday morning we woke… Continue reading Sport Socks 

Shawls

Imbue Shawl 

I love how my most recent shawl turned out. I knit it with some yarn that I bought in December of 2014 to use for some color work hats. I had found that the baby alpaca yarn was so soft that was slippery and hard to work with. It split when I was trying to knit with it. I was… Continue reading Imbue Shawl 

Box0Sox, KAL/CAL, Socks

March Socks

These are from some yarn that I dyed last year some time. It was one of my first experiments with using multiple colors and I wasn't too sure how I was going to like it knit up. However, am really pleased with the results but I didn't think there was enough purple in the yarn… Continue reading March Socks

Socks

Ridge and Eyelet Socks 

I started this pair of socks way back in September but I lost interest in knitting them because they were being knit top down. I find that I prefer to knit socks from the toes up. I finally decided to just get on with it so I could use the needles for something else. These… Continue reading Ridge and Eyelet Socks