My daughter really wanted to be a witch this year. "But not a scary witch Mama" "Ok, you can be a cute witch". I made the cape, which I wrote about here. She still thinks the cape is "scary", but has been wearing it at night (after she saw her brother show interest in it). … Continue reading Homemade Halloween
I have long admired Rebecca Langford's (aka Little Monkeys Crochet) crochet designs. Two of my favorite baby blanket patterns are hers: Call The Midwife Comfy Squares I made both for my cousin's son and my finished projects can be found here. Across my FB feed came Little Monkeys Crochet's new CAL, the Malia CAL. There … Continue reading Malia CAL
This weeks project is the super popular Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina Behm (found on Ravely). My roommate from college, Miss Jennifer, told me I had to make it. Hers was so lovely, made in fingering weight yarn. As a newish knitter, fingering weight yarn intimidates me...it would take me FOREVER to finish. So, I had a … Continue reading “Hitchhiking” Through L.A.
This Halloween, my daughter gets it! She has been excited about dressing up and all she talks about being is a witch. "Mommy, I NEED a witch's cape"... "I NEED one". Ok, off to Joann's I went. 1/2 yard of spider fabric and 1/2 yard of black cat fabric. I basically followed directions for the … Continue reading Halloween Crafting
This weeks project has been adding to my Charlotte afghan. At this point, I am choosing stitches as each row begins. I am loving how it is growing. My daughter, Miss ME, loves it too and keeps asking if she can have it when I am done. This week, I am almost done with my … Continue reading Yarning Along with Charlotte
Yesterday I went on a trip to NYC! My sewing studio (The Creative Sewing Studio) hosted a bus trip to the Garment District. Myself and two friends went and had a great time. Before leaving, our instructor let us know that within a few years the Garment District will basically be no more. Rents are … Continue reading Changing Landscape
Last week I posted that I was working on a free Ravelry pattern, Debut. I have finished! I enjoyed making this very much. A great pattern for a new knitter, not complicated but more advanced than straight garter stitch. I liked working with the Red Heart With Love Stripes yarn. I used approximately 1.5 skeins. … Continue reading Debut