Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WIP Wednesday 10/2/13

Hi friends! Not too much new to report. 

I put a few more rounds on the pocket for my moss and bluebells scarf. Definitely loving this now that I understand it, but it does take a bit of concentration and I've been lacking in that department lately.

I've also been working on my hitchhiker. Progress is slowing as the rows get longer, but it's coming along. I love this project for autopilot knitting!

I started a crocheted baby blanket for someone close to me as well. I don't know the gender of the expected little one yet, but she's planning on doing the nursery in teal, gray, and yellow so I'm trying to stick with that theme. I am using the neat ripple pattern from this link (please forgive me, my phone won't let me add the pretty HTML link right now for some reason)  and I absolutely love it! I'm using simply soft yarn. It's soft, the colors are super saturated, and I love how squishy it gets when put through the washer and dryer! I hope knitting is as easy for me as crochet one day.

That's all from me for now, happy crafting!

Friday, September 27, 2013

FO Friday 9/27/13

Cute attack!

Bear hat number one! Please forgive all the stuff in the background of these photos, we are moving things around (and out of the nursery) so things are kind of chaotic. This pattern is the Baylie Bear Cowl by The Velvet Acorn, and can be found here.

This hat is pretty big, so she has plenty of room to grow!

Here is bear hat number two-

I just finished it tonight. Man, those ears are tough to sew on! For me anyway. These are pretty hard to photograph without the baby too.

Hope you all are doing well, and making fun things. Happy crafting!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WIP Wednesday 9/25

Hi friends!

Sorry for the long break, I was sick a few weeks ago and then last week I was too excited about knitting to stop and post. Here's what I've been working on-

Still chugging along on my hitchhiker. It's slowing down now that each tooth area is getting so big.

I started a second little bear hat. I just need to sew on the ears (hardest part!) and sew up the hood. I don't think I shared the first one with you, so I will try to do that Friday. They're super cute!

I pulled my moss and bluebells back out!! I must have gotten off count last time, the pocket seems to be working out just fine this time!

I am using a yarn called "sheepish" for this. I love how soft and squishy it is! I think I'm going to leave the scarf part as is and re-knit it in a green color of this same yarn. Currently the scarf is made of a sturdier yarn, and I think I'd rather do the extra work and have a completely soft and scrunchy scarf rather than a serviceable but not so soft scarf with super soft pockets. Live and learn!

Hope you all are doing well, happy crafting!

Monday, September 9, 2013


Confession time. I am really bad at dealing with leftover scraps of yarn. I always go back and use them eventually (even if its just to practice a new stitch) but it's such a hassle. Especially with commercially wound yarn, or anything with a center pull.

You see, I finish a project and get so excited to start the next one that I just toss the leftover mess into the nearest yarn receptacle. Or really anything cat proof. I know I've found yarn wedged atop books in the bookcase, in the entertainment center, who knows where else. I don't have a huge stash either! I have a storage thingy similar to This one, and all of my yarn and notions would probably fit if I packed it in neatly.

Instead, I refuse to re-wind the used yarn, and the ends get everywhere. Then when I decide I want it for something I have to spend hours trying to untangle everything! It is not a pleasant experience. When it's really bad, I have to wait for my husband to help me (he's really good at the whole untangling thing) but do I learn? Of course not. Maybe it's just so frustrating that I block it out or something. But there's hope!

We are currently rearranging out apartment a bit, mostly trying to get my things out of my daughter's room. No more craft room. Pretty soon we are going to have to find a new place for my yarn, and as soon as that happens I have a plan. I am going to take a few days off of knitting and crocheting, and wind up all of the tangly bits I have, so I can fit them neatly in the storage drawers with everything else. Wish me luck please! Hopefully after that I can just keep up with it as more odds and ends are created.

Anyone have any super easy craft organization tips? 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WIP Wednesday 9/4/13


I still haven't been able to find time during the day to knit, but I'm taking advantage of my evening hours for sure.

I've been working on my Hitchhiker. Not as much as I've been meaning too, because I keep getting distracted by other things, but it's coming along.

I've also been working on my alien cow scarf #2. It's working up pretty fast.

I made a simple stretchy headband/ear warmer for a friend of mine too! The ends still need to be woven in and I'm working on a flower for it. 

It's kind of difficult to photograph a headband! This is the headband that won't work with the flower I posted yesterday. I think I am going to try a gray and pink one on it next. I started one last night. 

That's all I have been working on lately, happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Flower for you!

I couldn't get an accurate photo of the color, but that's probably because it's night time.

I crocheted this little guy up yesterday and today to add to a headband that I'm making for a friend. Unfortunately it won't really work with the headband I made (the colors of the flower are too saturated, the headband is a soft and dusky pink) but I still think it's pretty neat. I'll just hold onto it and make a new headband that matches it better sometime in the future.

Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!

Friday, August 30, 2013

FO Friday 9/6/13


This easy crochet blanket is so bright and cheery! I started and finished this right before little one was born.

I love how the colors are reminiscent of an inside out electric watermelon.

This is based on the neat ripple pattern found here . I made the stripes wide, not sure why. I just felt like it I guess. I like how it turned out! You can see more pictures of mine here .

I think she likes it too.