...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…
One of the items on my YOP list was to make a new work tote. Recently I wrote how I found a free pattern on Craftsy for the Tiki Tote. I thought this would be a great way to stash bust. This week, I had time to complete the bag! I finished sewing my panels … Continue reading Tiki Tote
I would love to say the third time is the charm...but it wasn't. I am determined to find the right fit for me with the Cleo Skirt. I realize it is meant to be a full skirt (lots of pleats, etc), but I can't get the sizing right. My first Cleo was done strictly by … Continue reading Cleo #3
Two items on my Year Of Projects list are to make a new work tote and complete my stitch sampler wrap. This week I worked on both. First, my tote bag. A few weeks ago I saw a YouTube video by Midnight Quilt Show about using stash fabric to create a tote. Turns out, the … Continue reading Works In Progress
For the past two years I have really loved participating in the Ravelry group Year of Projects. It is a great way to motivate yourself to finish projects, try something new or difficult and gather inspiration from others posts. I have put things such as "learn to knit socks", "take a sewing class", "refurbish a … Continue reading Year of Projects 2018-2019
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