Our friend Holly started an incredible shop full of hand sewn diaper bags, knitting bags, baby burp cloths and hair accessories. Holly is a very talented seamstress, the bags are perfection! I scooped up this adorable knitting bag for myself, and it is now holding all my needles and notions in one organized place. The fabrics are trendy and well coordinated. Another favorite of mine. Quick get it before its gone ;)
Brrr….it is sooo cold! I have been knitting hats all week, and settled on a pattern I am happy with.This pattern is for a worsted weight yarn, knit on size 8 16″ circular needles. I used a skein of Madelinetosh Vintage yarn in Chestnut Colorway. I cast the hat on after dinner last night – it is speedy. The beanie fits both Kev and I perfect, so a great unisex hat. Cozy up this weekend and knit this free pattern. Stay Warm.
Bloomsbury. A beautiful pattern by Svetlana Volkova. Knit in Malabrigo sock held double. When I saw this pattern I was hooked. The top down construction is brilliant. I highly recommend this knit. I am wishing and hoping to have this complete by Saturday.
So, I never sent out our Christmas card. Everyday I tell myself that I have to send it out today. I still have not – my printer jammed all the envelopes were printed incorrectly. So I am posting my Christmas card to all of you today, my guilt will be appeased and I can stop bothering myself over it. Have the best year ever!
My Squishy love Cowl is complete. I knit the largest child size, which fits perfect. I did add additional rows for length. The cowl can be worn around your shoulders or bunched around your neck. Quick, quick rewarding knit.
So…the whole idea of not starting new projects, but finishing old, of two days ago – failed already.
This cute little Squishy Love cowl was an irresistable quick project. I gave up to temptation and cast on yesterday. My friend Marcy knit this for a little cutie, and once I saw it I knew I had the perfect stash yarn for the project! I have 3 skeins of The Fibre company Road to China Light (in Lapis color way), the yarn is pure luxury, plush and soft. I am knitting it a bit larger so I can wear it myself.
I love starting new projects, in all areas of my life – not just knitting. Finishing feels even better, and this year I hope to finish so many things. Instead of new resolutions I am setting goals to complete old projects.
More importantly, I hope this year is filled with happiness, love and all the good things of life for all of you!
I am enjoying the festivities of this beautiful season. Kevin and I spent a few days in NYC with my siblings and parents this past weekend, Ill be sharing some photos of that soon. It is a fun place to be with all of the hustle and bustle, lights and shopping.
‘Tis the season for giving and cooking. This easy and yummy recipe is a favorite to bring to all of our holiday gatherings. You can embellish with different toppings and be creative with combinations!
I found this recipe on Cooks.com – I made some modifications of my own, my boys like peanut M&M’s much better than pecans. I also drizzled with white chocolate for added calories :)
|EASY PECAN CARAMEL DELIGHTS|
1 bag of mini pretzels (not sticks)
1 bag rolos candies
1 bag halved pecans
Preheat oven to 250°F. Place pretzels on a baking sheet. Unwrap Rolos and place one on each pretzel.Bake in oven for no more than 5 minutes. Candies should be slightly soft, but not melted. Remove from oven and push a pecan into the center of each candy.
Refrigerate until firm.
Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy have been with the parents, teachers, children and families of the Newtown, CT community. May God bless and be near each family and loved one. As Christmas approaches let’s remember what is important in life, those we love and the many blessings of God.
I started this Very Pretty Lace Scarf last week from the book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Knit in Malabrigo sock yarn, Marte. I am hoping to finish by Christmas. It is a very fast and easy pattern to memorize. The book is also one of my favorites and would also make a great Christmas gift.