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Career Day

My daughter, who is in the 4th grade, has career day tomorrow. Yay! I love career day! I’m glad the schools are getting the kids interested in what they want to be when they grow up, because lets face it… I don’t even know what I want to be when I grow up yet…

Last week Victoria come over to me and says, “Mom, I need an apron for school. I’m going to be a baker!”, just like her grandma. Wow, did that make me happy! Deep down I wished I had become a baker too. “No problem kid! I got this!” I told her, and this is what happened… I made her a pretty decent apron. With cupcakes! Lots of cupcakes! And her favorite color “green”.

Super easy pattern that I bought at a fabric store and adjusted it a little tiny bit for fun.

So what do you think? Apron

 

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Baby Gelato

Love the color combination on this one. Currently this is a “spare” baby blanket that is waiting for more babies to be born.

This was a fun project for me since I was able to get my hands on some of the new Premier Sweet Roll yarn and it was just perfect for this piece. It is super soft and the colors work really well together. Works for both boy or girl. The weight of the yarn is great too.

My final thought on this yarn is… Well, I’m obsessed with it. Just lovely! Can’t wait to try more color combinations.

Yarn used: Premier Sweet Roll – 5 rolls (1 for each square, 1 for the boarder)

Color: Gelato

Stitch: Granny

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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Team Colors

Ah… finally able to post this beauty. As usual life is crazy but I was finally able to finish this gorgeous blanket for a friend who just had a baby. This one was a little rough. You see, I am a die-hard Chicago Bears fan so making a Green Bay Packers colored blanket was torture. Ha Ha Ha OK, it really wasn’t that hard.

C2C is the stitch I used again for this one. This stitch is so easy and makes the blanket look extra cozy. Caron One Pound is the yarn I used.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

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I did it

So here it is folks. My attempt at knitting worked. I’m so happy I actually finished this one. In the past I have never been able to finish a knitting project.

My forte is crochet so this is a big win for me. Granted I did miss a few stitches but I’m fine with that. There is still a lot to be learned when it comes to knitting but I think this is a good start.

For this project I used Lily Sugar & Cream yarn and #7 knitting needles.

Leave me a message and let me know what you think.

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Winter Blues

Thank Goodness, the Holidays are Over.

Hope everyone had a great holiday! I know we did. Lots of great food and time well spent with family and friends. This was much needed in our house. Now comes the time of year when the winter blues start to set in. For me, a trip to the local craft shop is what helps me get through the winter months. All the pretty colors make me happy!

So, I have a confession to make… I love yarn! Like, I’m obsessed! All yarn. All colors and styles. When I walk into a craft store, I have a nasty habit of buying too much yarn. Not that I won’t use it eventually, but I don’t usually have a particular project in mind at the time of purchase. Good example, Joann Fabrics had a stock up sale on yarn last week and you better believe I did just that. Below is a project I just finished and I absolutely love how it came out.  Check it out.

Yarn used is Caron One Pound. Stitch is C2C (corner to corner) and a really quick simple border that I just made up. Message me if you want more details.