Today, I had a baby sitter for a few hours. After FOREVER, my first socks are done! Marly Bird had a great KAL, My First Socks. She had both written pattern and video tutorials for a pair of worsted weight socks. All I can say is thank goodness these were worsted weight or I may … Continue reading My First Socks-Complete!
It is finally done! In January I cast on what I was calling my Hagrid's Home Blanket. Called that due to the colors. I found Caron Sprinkle Cakes (color Pecan Fudge) at Michaels on sale for $3.00/skein so I purchased 5 skeins to make a nice weight afghan. This has been my "while I watch … Continue reading Hagrid’s Home Blanket
Joining Book Date and The Caffeinated Reader This week I finished reading a book and listening to two audiobooks. First, lets discuss Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. I listened to this book, so I'm not sure how it would read. However, as an audio book, I LOVED … Continue reading Book Date
When Marly Bird started her Spring KAL (My First Socks), I saw a few people on FB using Red Heart Yarns Faux Fair Isle yarn. I had already purchased the yarn I wanted to use, however I found the yarn on sale and with a coupon I purchased two skeins for $2.50. So, I needed … Continue reading Faux Fair Isle
I love, and I mean LOVE, my Simplicity 8022 pajama pants. (Seen here , here and here) I have pairs made out of flannel and cotton. I have gotten more than my moneys worth out of this pattern (although, I paid on $.99 for it). I really needed some summer pajama bottoms. I tried a Butterick … Continue reading Summer Sewing
This week, I finished two books. First up, Where Hope Begins by Catherine West. I really enjoyed this book. I typically don't chose or seek out books that involve God or religious themes. However, in this book it fit the book. Not heavy handed or too much. There were difficult themes in this book (illness, … Continue reading Book Date
I have been wanting to make garments for a while. My stumbling block has been fabric. I haven't wanted to spend a lot of money on fabric to make something that might go well, might go bad, might be wearable, might not be wearable...you get the idea. Recently Stefanie at Stefanie Crafts with Wool Paper … Continue reading Cleo Skirt