Christmas, Handmade Gifts, 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 month. I’ve been hot, feverish, dehydrated and congested which hasn’t helped one bit with the migraines that I frequently suffer. If that wasn’t bad enough my son has been down with the same crud and has missed a week of school. Yay for sick kids and extra homework at night…

I did managed to pick this cute baby sweater up last night. All it needed was the sleeves and they knit up really fast. I knit it as a Christmas gift for my cousin’s baby girl.

baby flax

  • RECIPIENT: my cousin’s daughter
  • PATTERN: Flax by Tin Can Knits
  • SIZE: 2 – 4 years
  • STARTED: January 22nd 2017
  • COMPLETED: February
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch (worsted weight) in the shades of Cream, Blush, & Fairy Tale
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: about 370 yards
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US # 7
  • MODIFICATIONS: I omitted the garter panels on the sleeves and I added stripes and contrasting cuffs and collar.

I think that this sweater will go perfectly with the little Christmas stocking that I made her last month.

Pink Xmas Stocking


  • RECIPIENT: my cousin’s daughter
  • PATTERN: I knit it toe up with 60 sts
  • STARTED: December 24th 2016
  • COMPLETED: January 5th 2017
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shades of Cream, Blush, and Fairy Tale
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 270 yards
  • NEEDLES: 5.0 mm/US # 8
Christmas, Handmade Gifts

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. I plan to knit a little sweater to go a long with it but I will flip flop it so that the light pink is more predominate and the bright pink will be the accent color. The stocking is pictured with a standard 12 inch ruler for size comparison.


Pink Xmas Stocking


  • PATTERN: I knit it toe up with 60 sts
  • STARTED: December 24th 2016
  • COMPLETED: January 5th 2017
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shades of Cream, Blush, and Fairy Tale
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 270 yards
  • NEEDLES: 5.0 mm/US # 8
Christmas, Socks

Christmas Socks

These socks were a lot of fun to knit and now my toes can be festive during this holiday season. I love how they are miss matched & I have more than enough yarn to knit another pair. I added ribbing to fit into the arches of my feet and I used the true afterthought heel where you snip a strand of yarn and ravel it away to add in your heel. It was great fun and looks great!!!

Christmas Socks


  • PATTERN: none but I incorporated the arch ribbing from the Jelly Rolls sock pattern
  • STARTED: November 14th
  • COMPLETED: November 19th
  • YARN: Bare Stroll Glimmer
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 240 yards/52 grams
  • FIBER CONTENT: 70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Stellina
  • NEEDLES: 2.25 mm US sized 1
  • SIZE: Adult 10.5

I hope that you all have a happy and crafty weekend. ❤ Missy

Christmas, Cowls/Scarves, Handmade Gifts, Hat, Tutorials


I designed this scarf to go along with some yarn that I recently dyed. I wanted something Christmas themed but I didn’t want to wear a really hot bulky scarf while attending Christmas parties.


my project notes


With US size 5 (3.75 mm) knitting needles and fingering weight yarn cast on 47 sts

Set Up Row: knit across

Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit
Row 3: *knit 2 tog, yo,* rep from * to last 2sts – k1, k1
Row 4: knit
Row 5: knit
Row 6: knit
Row 7: * k1, yo 6 times * rep from * to last 1 st – k1
Row 8: knit

Continue until you run out of yarn ending with row 5. Bind off loosely.

Add fringe if desired…

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You can find a tutorial for the hat here


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Reversible Lined Christmas Sockhead Hat

A few days ago when we were having some snowy weather. I decided that I wanted to knit a hat. Not just any hat would do. I wanted to use some of my hand dyed yarn and I wanted it to have double the thickness since I was using a fingering weight yarn. I settled on the Sock Head Hat pattern with modifications which are listed below.

Lined Sock Head



I knit the hat cuff according to the directions on size 2 circular needles. After finishing the last row of the cuff directions I knit in the front and back of every stitch. Then I went around and placed the first stitch of every “knit in front and back stitch” on a set of size 3 circular needles. These are the stitches that look like knit stitches. I slipped the second of those stitches (the ones that look like purl stitches) to the other end of the size 2 circular needle.

I then flipped the hat inside out so that I could start knitting the inside of the hat according to directions. These are the “purl” stitches on the size 2 needle.

When I finished knitting the inside of the hat I flipped the hat back to its original side before continuing to knit the stitches on the size 3 needles. I knit the outside of the hat about 1/4 of an inch longer than the inside. I also knit the outside of the hat on larger needles so that it knit up slightly larger than the inside.

When you are done you will have a hat that is lined and reversible.

To be continued…

Think matching scarf


Christmas, Handmade Gifts, Hat

Done!!!! My Christmas Crafting Is Done

I knit these last two Barley Hats up for Christmas gifts and then I renegotiated my mental plan to crochet that last afghan. I’m still planning on working on it for an hour or so a day but I’m planning on dedicating it for a gift for Christmas of 2016 instead.  Unless it gets done by Christmas, but I am not holding my breath. I am anxious to get started on my sweater knitting. After all it is that time of year again. 😉 At least that’s how I am choosing to look at it.

Green Barley Hats

I also crocheted a few more of these, and I still have pieces for four more except the arms.

1. Christmas Ornament 2014
1. Christmas Ornament 2014′ & 2015′

pattern notes


Christmas, Handmade Gifts

43 Granny Christmas Stocking Ornaments

I finished my Christmas Ornaments for this year with record timing. It only took me 6 days crochet 43 of them.

Granny Stockingspattern notes

I have an afghan that is almost finished and I’m thinking that I might make a few more hats yet. I am very close my goal of finishing my Christmas knitting by Halloween. After that I have not one or two but three sweaters planned. I am looking forward to creating some one of a kind garments. More on those after my yarn shopping trip this weekend. 😉 Hope you all have a happy safe weekend!!!



Christmas Ornaments

I love love love this melted snowman that I made the other day. I was thinking that I should make another with those little suction cups so I could stick it on a window like a snowball. SPLATRavelry Pattern



Christmas, Handmade Gifts, Hat

Crochet Gingerbread Girl Hat


My Daughter is obsessed with gingerbread men so I made her this cute little ginger bread girl hat. This was a really easy pattern to follow along with. I did change it a little. The icing was supposed to be a crochet chain that was stitched on and I slip stitched a pattern onto the hat. I also added blue instead of black eyes. I used a US H hook and the yarn is I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in Brown. This was such a fun hat to crochet up

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11 Little Snowmen

I would still like to make another dozen of these little snowmen but I now have enough done for my children, nieces, and nephews! I found the pattern on Pinterest a while back and just had to make them.

I used I Love This Yarn brand purchased at Hobby Lobby in the following color ways: Christmas Sparkle, Red Sparkle, White Sparkle, and Black Sparkle.

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Brittany, Christmas, Handmade Gifts

4 Little Angels

I made these little Angels to give as Christmas gifts in memory of my Sister Brittany.


Beloved Daughter, Sister, and Aunt

The pattern for these little angels was really easy to follow. I whipped up all 4 of them using scraps of yarn in about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Ravelry Link