Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Beautiful Easter

Well that was a beautiful Easter weekend.  The weather here was gorgeous.  Lots of sunshine and warm temps to make us all happy and forgiving of Old Man Winter and Mother Nature for what we have had to endure since November last year.

Was the Easter Bunny good to you?   Sunday we had a fantastic day at my parents with family enjoying great conversation, food and drinks.  After dinner we also got into a fun game of Trivial Pursuit, guys against girls.  They won!  The kiddos all seemed to have a great day to with an Easter Egg hunt at home and then a egg/chocolate/candy hunt in the afternoon as well.  What a pile of stuff they got to take home to enjoy, but of course over a period of time...i'd say with all of it they should be good for the year!  LOL, well maybe not but it sure was a lot.

As for knitting and crocheting, still working on some beanies.  Still need to get some pictures for here.  I continue my search for some cute ones to make so if you have any suggestions please leave me a link in the comments so I can check them out.  Not much happening so I think I will end with this ↓↓↓

Thursday, April 17, 2014

i've learned something new

So, I've mentioned before that I have been knitting and crocheting for many, many years and I'm still learning new and exciting things with both of these.  I love learning anything that makes life easier for me and last night I followed a tutorial on Magic Circle by  Moogly.  Be sure to click this link to take you to her blog where you will find this and other great tutorials.

Knitting and crocheting are supposed to be relaxing and calming, which I agree but sometimes looking for tutorials can be daunting and leave you saying  "you do what? WHAT???  Ok, now I"m more confused then I was before I started watching this!"  So when I found Moogly on Facebook and then went to  her blog and started reading and watching her tutorials it made my life easier.

I've just started working on some newborn beanies at this time in crochet.  These little things are just the cutest and can't wait to show you some of the finished items.

Happy Easter and whatever you do this weekend I hope you find time to knit or crochet!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

trying to get back into blogging

It's been a very long time since I last posted.  It's not that I've been busy with other stuff that would keep me from here, I guess I just got out of posting.

My last post was about the little crocheted Ballet Slippers I had made for a woman who contacted me. Well, they were shipped and I received a very nice msg from her letting me know she really liked them and couldn't wait to try them on her daughter.  I really enjoyed making them and would like to make more as well as other items that I could possibly start selling.

I've been busy knitting baby hats that I was planning on donating to the "Click for Babies" purple hats for Shaken Baby Syndrome but have found out that they have enough now to do for a while.  So my next idea was to see if the local hospital and the hospital where I was born and where I go for tests, needles and soon surgery needs hats for newborns.  If so that this where they will be dropped off.  I've been making all purple but I can now do other colours as well.  Exciting.

I've also been busy making other items as well such as a crocheted granny square blanket (christmas gift for my grand daughter), socks (christmas gift for my grand daughter), dinosaurs (christmas gift for my grandson), socks for my daughter (just because!), not sure what else may have been made in between.

I learned a new and to me absolutely perfect bind off for me! Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, this worked wonderful on the socks that I knit.

Enjoy your day, week and weekend ahead and remember...↓↓↓↓