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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Giveaway Winners

After using a random name selector, Amanda D won the stitch markers and Melynnval won the earrings. Please email me your addresses at so I can get them in the mail to you!

Happy holidays and thanks again for entering :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Alexander Street Hat

Hello Knitters.

Its cold and dry  here in Wi. We have received the first real snow fall of the season and its a big one. When we look out our front door its a winter wonderland. Perfect timing for the holidays.
Well, its perfect for my new hat, alexander street hat by Carol J. Sulcoski. I love how it turned out. . First, I used KnitPicks fingering, meadow mulit and lantana. This particular hat is size medium and it turned out huge! So, I put it in the dryer for 25 mins on high and now it fits perfect.

I love the picot edge. I have never done that technique before and found it to be a bit tedious. I did not like how the pattern has you go back and tack the edge. I would finish the edging while knitting the hat if I was to do the hat again. I need to give a big THANKS to M, my knitting partner for giving me the yarn. She is amazing! Well, daycare is closed and the family is ready to start the holiday vacation. I will be on later this weekend.
Until then, keep knitting.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All I can say is wow. After such a horrific event on Friday, I am still in shock. When I heard of the awful news, I was at work with my son in daycare. I reached for my phone to make sure he was okay. My husband and I then decided to leave work early and spend time with our son. Like many emotional posts, this is an attempt to understand my own feelings.

First, I have no idea what the right answer is to fixing this problem. Stricter gun control? Armed teachers? (ugh, that thought almost made me throw up in my mouth!) I have no idea but something must change. Innocent children should not be a outlet for someone's mental illness.

Second, (and most important) I feel so helpless when it comes to this particular issue. It just remind me how precious life is and how much of it is completely uncontrollable. Every night since this event, I have hugged Nolan a little tighter. But in the end, that is the risk we all take, life is precious so live it to the fullest.

I also wanted to do something for the victims. Let them know that there are people out there thinking of them. Knitters are amazing people. They will knit until their fingers bleed to help a good cause. I found a group on Ravelry called Knitters for Newton with the goal of raising 10,000 dollars and knitting AT LEAST 26 blankets for the families. It amazes me how people come together in a crisis. How complete strangers (can put aside differences and) are willing to give back and help in a time of devastation and lost. If we can find one beautiful thing from the horrific events on Friday, its that at the heart of true terror humanity will come together.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hello. I am really excited about my current knitting projects! So lets get to it. First, I did the KAL for waiting for winter mittens with some stash noro yarn. I am in love with how they turned out!

While visiting The M fam, Melissa got us a book from the library. I fell in love with the alexander street hat. She had yarn in her stash for me to use for the hat. Here is the progress:
Finally, I want to share some pictures from our visit to MN.

Finally, the coolest button ever!
Sorry for the quick post, but I have the house to myself! Time for Sherlock and knitting!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Well, the blog official has hit (and gone over) 1000 page views! Whoop whoop! To give back to all of you readers, I have not one, but two, giveaways!!

For all the lovely knitters out there, I have a set of 6 stitch markers. They are handmade and consist of two different size loops for various needle sizes.

For anyone who loves earrings, here is a handmade pair using the same style of beads.
To enter, leave a comment saying enter me and which item you prefer (or both).  In addition, I would greatly appreciate it if you checkout my friends Etsy store, Willow Pond Dyeworks.

Winners will be chosen at random Dec 22th.

These items come as is, with no warranty. Both items are handmade by me...  and I am still a beginner at making such items :)

Good luck.