I have so many patterns from Make & Do Crew saved to Ravlery it is embarrassing. So, when I saw on Instagram that Jess had a new book , I took a peek. I fell in love with this pattern: I went through my stash and bought a few skeins to complete what I needed … Continue reading C2C
My kids are very interested in my sewing, especially my son. However, Miss Mary has been wanting a sleep mask for days. I'm not sure where she has seen one, but apparently her eyes don't "stay shut" at night and "I really need a mask". So, since she doesn't have school until this afternoon, we … Continue reading Sewing with kids!
So long ago, I purchased Sew Liberated's Metamorphic Dress pattern. I was totally in love with it. I never made it. We are talking the summer. I placed it on my Year of Projects list in July. Well, of course, I decided that two days before Thanksgiving was the perfect time to make it. You … Continue reading I Did It!
After finishing my Stitch Sampler Shawl (which I just LOVE!), I wanted to use the left over yarn for a small project. At first, I thought a hat, but then I purchased the newest Simply Knitting Magazine and read an article on using knitting to decompress (which I have really needed the past few weeks). … Continue reading Scrappy Mitts
Wayyyy back in August, I started a Harry Potter Gryffindor inspired scarf. I had intended it to be a long, fringed scarf. However, in all honesty, I became bored knitting it. So instead I made it into a cowl! I believe I cast on 70 stitches and knit 20 rows of each color. I used … Continue reading Gryffindor
Time to fill up my charity box! Via Pinterest I found this diagram (TheGatorProject.org): So off I went stash diving. I cut out several pieces of fleece (left over from my kid's blankets I made last year). I cut the instructed size, made sure my stretch was going the correct way and went to zigzag … Continue reading Charity Sewing
My reading has slowed down a bit as has my audiobook listening. I have found it hard to find either thing that grabs my attention. Although I say that, I have become slightly obsessed with Kristan Higgins. After finishing Now That You Mention It, I immediately picked up On Second Thought. Ainsley O’Leary is so … Continue reading Book Date
In an effort to pare down my wardrobe and have a more intentional wardrobe, I am trying to make layering separates. I purchased Seamwork's Bo top (found here). I purchased this one to start with because it is a beginner pattern. This is a straight forward pattern, a front/back and two cuffs. I found some … Continue reading Seamwork Bo Top
...my favorite time of the year! Well, its almost sweater weather. I've taken two weeks away from blogging and enjoyed a trip to Carmel CA and the school year started (one week apart) for each child. (Pebble Beach Golf Resort, 17 Mile Drive and The Carmel Coastline) (Yay! Free time for myself!!) It has been … Continue reading Sweater Weather…
Another co-worker is expecting a grandchild! So, instead of the quilt I was planning on making, I decided to tackle a baby sweater. My thinking was that a newborn size sweater wouldn't take too long and it would help me understand the construction of a simple cardigan. I was right! I finished it super quick. … Continue reading Baby Set