My Favorite Things | March 2018 | Easter Edition

Hey Everyone!

Welcome to this months My Favorite Things! If you are new around here, welcome!, I am really happy to have you here! Every month I try to share some fun crafty or tasty things that have caught my eye that I want to make!

Since this month we are all preparing for Easter, I thought this month I would make it all about Easter!!

I already have a bunny cookie cutter and so kiddo and I are planning on making these adorable cookies! Check out my Instagram page to see!

I have a fantastic Shortbread Recipe to share with you   from the cookbook  Butter Baked Goods . I've made it   twice already! It's an ...


Easter No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes - pastel striped cheesecakes that are super easy, no baking required! | From SugarHero.com


FREE knitting pattern for this Easy Easter Chick Basket! Flat knit & beginner friendly! #knitting


Learn to Crochet a Decorative Easter Egg very easy and very fast #crochet #easter #eastereg #flower #crocheting


Little Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com


This is the dutch version of the pattern. For the English version, click here! Deze mug cozy is geweldig bij het paasontbijt, of als cadeautje. Maak de cozy, vul de beker met paaseitjes of andere lekkernijen en pak hem mooi in. Bovendien is hij binnen 2 uur te maken, ook heel fijn! De pompom-staart is mijn …


Crochet bunnies Easter garland | Crochet pattern


Easter bunny & flowers, Hand embroidery #naiveneedle


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New Product Review - Knit Picks Crochet Hooks



So I might be a little bit late to the game here. Knit Picks has had crochet hooks for awhile now and I just got around to purchasing some.


This spring I have taken on the task to crochet a 8-bit Mario blanket that requires 361 granny squares. SO I figured I would invest in some of the hooks with a rubber handle to help keep the hand pain down.


I first want to say that this is NOT a paid review or advertisement. I purchased these on my own, with my own money (along with far too much yarn!).



These are my thoughts.





I purchased the kit that comes with the hooks and case. When I first opened it, I LOVED how soft the case was. The case that I got with my interchangeables set was a stiff plastic and not everything fit.



This case is butter soft and the zipper and liner were a for sure improvement in my books.



Now, the only thing so far about this that I didn't like was that the rubber on the hook handles didn't slide well into the pockets for them. Even going hook first in there, it was a challenge. I opted to put them in the zippered pocket and put my interchangeable needles in the pouches instead.




On to function. They were no different than any other metal crochet hook I have used. The biggest difference and improvement on what I was using previously was that my hands didn't get sore and tired as fast as they normally do. I usually end up with pain in my wrist and fingers (especially my thumb). 



Over all I really like them and other than the inability to slide into the case pouches easily I don't see any cons with these hooks or the case. It serves multiple purposes for my craft needs!

So that was my brief and unbaised thoughts on the Knit Picks crochet hooks!

Until next time, 

Keep Stitching!

Rachel

My Favorite Things - February 2018

February was the COLDEST! I spent pretty much the entire month working on a sweater for my daughter and a pair of socks for myself. Which I just finished this past weekend (I swear I will blog about it soon!)

I usually spend a lot of time on Ravelry and Pinterest looking for inspiration and patterns.

So here are a few things this past month that inspired some of my projects for this month (March) that I have really been enjoying. :)

Вязаные спицами варежки Sydänmaa. Схемы и описание на русском - Модели спицами для нас красивых - Мамины ручки

This pattern is knitted using mosaic colorwork and can resize easily.

photo inspiration!  Uses the Modicum Mitts pattern as inspiration.  A Great way to use up odds and ends of sock yarn. Use a basic sock pattern (free in the shop!) and stripe away.  Love the grey cuff and toes







I may or may not have cast on one of these this week!!

Until next time!

Keep Stitching!

Rachel