Saturday, July 21, 2018

Baby Boy Blanket

A repeated pattern with new colors.

I've used the pattern before for a baby and for a replacement blanket for a kiddo. I really like this pattern!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

ABC Afghan

Apparently, I never posted this project. It's been a long time. Years.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Market Bag

This project was several years in the making. I finished the hexagons just before a move, and they sat taunting me ever since.

I decided to just tackle it and get it done. Easier said than done! Decisions on how to join them were excruciating! After finally making a decision and starting the process, I got two-thirds of the way through and found a major error.


Take it out, fix it, less than 24 hours and it was done! Phew!

Pattern here. Ugly colors since I was using up what I had on hand. =)

Sunday, May 20, 2018


It's time I start keeping better track of my projects again.

Babies were born a while ago, so now seems like the right time. =D

Friday, October 23, 2015

Baby Blanket Gift

Here's a baby blanket that I gave to a friend in...April. Yep, I'm slow.

It's worked from corner to corner (the last one that I did was an EPIC fail--this pattern worked much better!).

It was done holding two strands together. The green-ish/turquoise color is a solid strand of Red Heart and a strand of Bernat Baby with a silver strand running through it and a slight curl to the yarn. The white stripes were solid white Red Heart and a slightly flecked I Love This Yarn sport weight white.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Batch of Baby Hats

I've been on a baby-hat-making-frenzy. Here's the first batch.

It sure is helping to clear out random skeins of yarn!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Christmas Gift Hats

Like many others, I had a huge running list of projects to complete for Christmas gifts this year. It was so much fun crossing each completed item off the list.

There was only one (rather intense and tedious) project that had to be put off to wait for gifting it another time so that everything else could be accomplished. A story for another post.

My dear sister-in-law encourages my love of crafting.*

She often sends me adorable patterns or items she'd love to someday make for her kids. However, with 3 little ones, she doesn't have an abundance of free time. So sometimes I just steal her ideas and make them for her instead. It all works out, and she's never (yet!) been upset at me for it. And I can't pass up snagging someone else's creativity since I've always been the first to admit that I can't come up with anything new on my own.

Since they've moved to a colder area than where they were, bundling the kids up is a priority. Having fun doing it makes it even better; therefore, fun hats were a must for this year.

Even though two of them leave a little room to grow, they look pretty pleased with how they turned out!

The two boys have earflaps to keep their ears toasty, and sweet niece has braids to hopefully shut out a little wind (though it's already looking a little snug! =( Bummer!)

Each hat became its own creation with many on-the-fly modifications, so I have no pattern suggestions for you. I hope they enjoy them!

*...side note: do you have that person(s) in your life that really spurs you on in your creativity and crafts? We all know those that don't particularly love or appreciate our handmade gifts, and that's ok. But often, there is someone that truly understands and appreciates the time, effort, and quality/craftsmanship that you pour into projects. Well, I have a couple of those dear people in my life, and my sister-in-law is one of them.