I finished my Drea Renee Knits Nightshift Shawl! Made from stash yarn, I am pleased with how it turned out! Details: Colors: A Swarthy Parrot Fish (blue variegated) (used entire skein) B HiKoo White C Manos Grey D Nice & Knit Capsize (orange) E Hikoo Marbled Gray F Nice & Knit Dockside (gold) I particularly … Continue reading Finished!
Good Morning! My last post was *YIKES* in mid-March. Things just became very hectic around here and I blinked and boom, it was April. (Two kiddos hit by a nasty stomach bug stinks...but everyone is feeling better now!) I've continued to work on my scrapy magic ball afghan and I think one more ball will … Continue reading Social Media Break
I finished The Library Book by Susan Orlean. A very enjoyable and educational read. I liked that the book moved back and forth between the 1986 fire/investigation and the history of the library. I found myself going online to find pictures of the art, architecture and additional background on the fire. I recommend this book. … Continue reading Book Date
My sewing machine has been collecting dust lately. So when I saw this cute tutorial by Sewspire, I decided to make a quick project. I went into my stash, found some cute fabric and started making this sock knitting bag. Then all heck hit the fan. My sewing machine made a weird sound and when … Continue reading The cute and the bad
It has honestly been a pleasure to work on my Nightshift Shawl! I chose all stash yarn and they are working surprisingly well together (purchased at deep discounts, searching sale bins, etc.) My yarns are: A-Queensland Collection Brisbane Color 08 (blues/purples/reds) B-SimpliWorsted White C-Manos Del Uruguay Sand D-Nice & Knit Capsize (orange) E-SimpliWorsted Gray Speckled … Continue reading Nightshift Progress
As we enter 2019, I have made a decision to try to de-stress my life (note the "try"). One way of doing this is to not feel stressed about finishing projects just to have things to blog about. Not that I did this before, but as my knitting and sewing skills improve, I am picking … Continue reading Slow Crafting
I love Two of Wands. I love all the patterns, both crochet and knit. I love that for most of her patterns, she has both a knit and a crochet version. In my effort to use stash yarn, I decided to go back to my love of crochet and crochet the Earl Grey Wrap. I looked … Continue reading Earl Grey Wrap