baby flax
Christmas, Handmade Gifts, Knitting, Sweaters

Baby Flax

I feel like I have been knitting and crocheting a lot the last few weeks but since most of the items that I have worked on have been big projects it feels like I have made little to no progress. On top of that I have been battling a cold/sinus infection for close to a [...]

Pink Xmas Stocking
Christmas, Handmade Gifts, Knitting, Misc. Crafts

The First FO of the year

Ironically my first finished object of the year is Christmas gift for 2017. I started it on Christmas Eve. I wanted to start something Christmasy but yet girly and I think that I managed to pull off both. It's a pink striped Christmas stocking that will go to my cousin's baby for her second Christmas. [...]

rainbow socks
Handmade Gifts, Knitting, Socks

Rainbow socks

WOW, another crazy week has gone by and we are that much closer to Christmas. Luckily I have a few extra days to prepare to host the In-laws Christmas over New Years. Like my new matchy matchy socks? I knit the ones with orange heels for myself and the other pair for my Great Aunt. [...]

granny stripe afghan
Afghans/Blankets, Crochet, Handmade Gifts

Granny Stripe Afghan

  The afghan is so big that it takes up most of my living room floor but I am really happy with how it turned out. RAVELRY NOTES PATTERN: Granny Stripes by Lucy of Attic24 STARTED: November 30th 2016 COMPLETED: December 8th of 2016 YARN: Tan - Red Heart Super Saver in the shade of [...]

orange barley hat
Handmade Gifts, Hat, Knitting

Orange Barley Hat

I think that I just might have the barley hats out of my system. I love how bright and cheery this one is. My Daughter really turned up her nose at the thought of me adding orange to the Unicorn Farts yarn but she fell in love with it before I had finished knitting the [...]

Barley Hat
Handmade Gifts, Hat, Knitting

Barley Hat

  RAVELRY NOTES PATTERN: Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits STARTED: 10/26/2016 COMPLETED: 10/28/2016 YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Celestial YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 115 yards/55 grams FIBER CONTENT: 80% Acrylic/20% Wool NEEDLES: 4.0 mm/ US #6 SIZE: Large If you are looking for a nice affordable worsted weight yarn to use. I would [...]

daughter sweater close up
Handmade Gifts, Knitting, Sweaters

Daughter Vertebrae Cardigan

It's finally done. I finished the cardigan that I knit for my daughter with some yarn that both of my kids dyed with Kool - Aid. I ran out of white yarn on the last sleeve and instead of having me get more white yarn out my daughter asked for me to finish it in [...]

Ilene Market Bag & Butterball
Handmade Gifts, Knitting, Misc. Crafts

Ilene Bag

One more Christmas gift checked off my list.... Good Morning! Wow this week the weather has really changed. I love the crisp cool mornings but I'm not a fan of the grey, cloudy, and rainy weather. I finished up this market bag the other day but I haven't had a chance to get it out [...]

Bulky Waffle Hats
Handmade Gifts, Hat, KAL/CAL, Knitting

Bulky Waffle Stitch Hats

I made a huge dent in my Christmas gift list this week... RAVELRY NOTES PATTERN: Bulky Waffle Hat by Linda Suda STARTED: September 24th COMPLETED: September 28th YARNS: Tan Hat -  Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in the shade of Camel Heather, Grey Hat - Lion Brand Heartland in the shade of Mount Rainier, Blue [...]

Diane's Diagonal Scarf
Cowls/Scarves, Handmade Gifts, Knitting

Diane’s Diagonal Scarf

The last time I was in Wal-Mart I found myself in the craft department - go figure right!?!? Well the earth/fall tones in the yarn just screamed "buy me buy me" and I couldn't resist. I was surprised when I found the pink and blue stripes in the middle of the skein of yarn. This [...]

gaint socks
Handmade Gifts, Knitting, Socks

Gaint Socks

One more Christmas gift off of my list. I figured that it was about time that I knit my Hubby a pair of socks considering the fact that he buys me a lot of yarn. The problem is that he wont use anything that I make other than hats and I don't want to waste my [...]

Handmade Gifts, Knitting, Socks

Kool – Aid Dyed Socks

  PATTERN: Rose City Rollers STARTED: June 17 - COMPLETED: August 11th YARN: Knit Picks Bare! Stroll yarn that my kids dyed their selves with Kool Aid YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 204 yards/44 grams FIBER CONTENT: 75% Wool - Merino - 25%  Nylon superwash NEEDLES: 2.25 mm US # 1 SIZE: women's size 8 MODIFICATIONS:  I modified the [...]

life saver socks
Handmade Gifts, Knitting, Socks

Lifesavers Socks

I love this pair of socks that I knit for my Daughter. I let her pick out the yarn. She was not entirety impressed when I told her that they were a Christmas gift and that she had to wait for Christmas to get them. I reminded her that I have already given her 3 [...]