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Saturday, January 26, 2013


Here are two of the scarves I have finished in the last week. They are both made of Redheart Rigoletto yarn, using the pattern on the band.

The turquoise one is knit and the black one is crocheted. I prefer the knit one. The black one looks better on than in the picture, tho. It falls in soft, feminine waves. The knit one curled up so nicely tho and I love the color.

I would definately use this yarn again.

Yesterday I made 3 different sizes of mittens trying to make a pair to fit Dylan to go with his Skunk Hat. I think I finally succeeded! Now I just have to make a mate for it.

School got out at 9:30 yesterday because of the snow that never actually came, lol! So Michael spent 1 and half hour in school (meaning not here). So I didn't get a lot accomplished yesterday. Got to go to my sister's and work on his Pinewood Derby car today. Hopefully I'll at least finish Dylan's other glove today, lol.

Have a great day!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Skunk Hat

Yesterday was a good day, work-wise. I finished the skunk hat, 2 Rigoletto scarves, and started on a Starbella one. I've got a pile of scarves that need their ends sewn in. I'm going to do that this morning, lol. I hate that part! Anyway, here's a couple pics of the hat I made yesterday-

I'm calling this one 'Lil Stinker and I think it may be the cutest thing I've ever made. It's my own creation, but I really didn't go by a pattern. I've never written one before but I'll try to write this out today. I knit the fur part and crocheted the rest. I just used a basic earflap hat pattern, made some ears and added the stripe.

Well I better go wake my little one for school. It's supposed to snow later today, so I'll probably be going to pick him up early.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Some finished projects

I'm trying something new to get into the habit of posting on here. I thought it would be good if I make a post in the mornings before I start working and my son gets up. After that all bets are off, lol. Anyway, today I will finish a skunk earflap hat for my nephew (he's my model). I'm going to hate it when he gets out of the baby stage, lol. I get alot of orders just being out in public with him when he's wearing my stuff! I also am going to work on the only custom order I have right now (6 hotpads made with kitchen cotton). So not glamorous, but necessary. Then I hope to finish at least 1 scarf. I'm trying to use up some of the yarns that I only have 1 skein of because it was so expensive. I'm getting better about buying more skeins at one time tho. It's just so hard when I see a beautiful fiber combination or color! Oh here's a couple things I've done so far this week-
Well the first one posted up there ^^^. I'm still experiencing a learning curve with blogging. I'm sure I'll figure it out in the near future, just bear with me.
Link for Minnie Hat Pattern-

 These two are of the Artfully Simply Infinity Scarf made with Loops and Threads Chains.
It's a free pattern-

Here it is worn longer (wrapped twice). It can be worn several different ways. There is even a detachable button tie. You can barely see it in the first pic on the right side of scarf. I love this pattern. It's very versatile and it's free! lol.

Last there's a pic of my nephew wearing a Mickie Inspired hat I made for a customer. I really didn't use any particular pattern, just made a basic beanie and the mouse ears.I think this one turned out great! Well, time to make the coffee and get this day jumpstarted, lol. Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I'm not doing that well keeping up with blog posts, lol! It's 4 am and I can't sleep. This is when I get the majority of my work done, tho. Once the day really starts, it's a lot harder to actually sit down and do anything. I left my camera at a neighbor's house yesterday, so no pics of my newest makes today :(

I did do a little design work on this blog tonight. I'm still learning so I'm sure I'll be moving things around again soon.

I'm trying find a salon/spa here in Shelby in which to put some of my more upscale items. I already have some scarves in a Beauty Shop up the road, and they sold really well during the holidays. I just think I could do better with the more expensive items in a larger venue. Hopefully I can come to an arrangement with someone this week. If you know of anywhere in Shelby that has the space, let me know...


Friday, January 4, 2013

New Yarns

School started back on Wednesday this week and my son was out sick on Thursday. Tomorrow's not looking much better either. Soo... caring for a sick kid trumps needlework every time, lol. That being said I did finish another It's a Hoot Scarf today.

This pattern comes from The Hook Hound. Here's the link-

It's a Hoot Scarf

I like making the hats better than making the scarves. I quess that's a good thing since I need to do 2 more  It's a Hoot Hats this weekend.

I'm almost done with custom orders for now, unless I get more in the next few days. I will be kind-of glad for the break, because I have bought so many new yarns I want to try my hand at. I'll put a couple of them up here.

Red Heart Boutique Rigoletto

 I have no idea what this will look like when knit up. It's completely different that the ribbon yarn I've been working with. Kind of like a wooly mesh fabric and you have to make your own track to knit into. I think it will be pretty when done though.

Redheart Boutique Ribbons
 I've seen scarves made from the pattern on the Ribbons label and I'm not crazy about them. So I found this pattern-

I think that will be a beautiful scarf. I'm going to pair it with the Red Heart Shimmer in Red.

Loops & Threads Links


I've never used any of the Loops & Threads yarn before, but I love the look of this one. You can't really see it in the picture, but it's made of links. Just like it says, lol. I don't know what I'm going to make with it yet, but it has a very distinctive look.

Loops & Threads Charisma

I just like the colors in this one!

It's getting late here (2:30 am) so I'll wrap this up now. Have a great day tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1st Blog Post, Yarmulke

Happy New Year and new blog! This is my first post so I'm just going to introduce myself (Hello :) ) and say what I hope to be posting about in the future. I knit and crochet and this year I'm following my dream of doing what I love for a living. I'm not much of a designer, so most of my designs come from patterns I buy or find free here on the internet. However I have made up a few things of my own and I'm sure I'll be making more. I completed a Yarmulke for a newborn tonight and I will be posting that pattern soon. It was a request from a friend for the bris of her impending arrival. Oh yeah, I have a pic, of course...
There it is ^^
More on that later. 

I fininshed my last project of 2012 at 11:57pm tonight. It's a Minnie inspired hat for a 2 year old. The pattern comes from Repeat Crafter Me and is a free download. There are lots of wonderful designs on her site-

Ok, that's enough for a first-timer, lol! I hope that this blog turns out to be a mutually enjoyable experience for both me and my followers (if I get any). Have a wonderful New Year!