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!


My Favorite Things - January 2018

This post is a little late compared to normal, we are moving in a week and things have been a bit hectic around here.

I come across a lot of different stuff all the time, some stands out to me and some just inspire me to make something on my own.

A lot of the time it is friends who send me Pinterest links and that leads me down THAT rabbit hole. If you have discovered Pinterest already you know what I am talking about, if not, avoid it, its a black hole of amazing ideas that will overwhelm you and give you a creative itch that you may not be able to scratch!!!

Here are is the stuff I am digging this month!

Find Your Fade. Seriously, lets find it together, I came across this on my search of what kind of yarn and color ways I wanted to use on my Fade (I'll be making a whole other post about that adventure!)
This one stood out to me and I am just in love, the knitter did an amazing job choosing her colors and I bet this is a dream to wear!

Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry | malabrigo Sock in dewberry, Indiecita, Solis and Abril
Find Your Fade by MissGoliath (Pattern by Andrea Mowry)
Dragon Pinata by The Kid Corner on Etsy makes these amazing pinatas. Kiddo's birthday is coming up soon and has chosen a Medieval Adventure theme so, why not have something fun for them to whack open for candy!! I am using this as a starting point for inspiration to make my own pinata ($100+ for one is a bit out of my budget even though they are amazing!)

Dragon Pinata by TheKidCorner on Etsy

For those of you who are new to my wide range of interests, I love to paint. Watercolor and acrylics are my favorites and I use Pinterest and Google to get inspiration out side of my every day life. This painting is so beautiful, I could stare at it for hours. 

Ozgur Durmaz

I have it on my list to make some blankets and I love granny squares, so this blanket is the best of both worlds with a twist! I am trying to track down this pattern so I can make it because I am in love!

Only available as a printed pattern from the designer’s website.

I like to collect project bags. I like to store my smaller projects like socks, hats and mittens in them while they are hibernating. Plus, they are super pretty and can be used for many other things. Sometimes I will use them when I am travelling for holding things like hair brushes, make up, etc; 

I am really looking forward to adding some of these project ideas to my list of things to make this year. Something tells me the project bags are going to be next on my list though, I will need something to store all my socks in while I am working on them!

Until next time!

Keep Stitching!


That time I updated my Etsy shop!

Woah, its been a little bit since I have posted, I have been super distracted working on a sweater I impulsively started a few weeks ago.

I now have made it my goal to finish it before the end of January. Which means I have exactly 6 days to finish two sleeves and a collar! Doesn't sound like much to do, but Stockinette Stitch SUCKS when you're in a rush!

In the mean time, I decided to start updating my Etsy shop!

I know, I know! I shut it down a few years ago, but I feel like I need a place, a 'store front' to showcase all that I have available!

So slowly I will start adding things to it. So far I have just some paintings listed. But by next week I will have some custom order items available. Like the Suffolk hat and mittens set, as well as a few other goodies!

This is something I have been wanting to do for awhile, it feels good to finally decide to embrace my love of all things crafts and list it all instead of forcing myself to stick to one crafty medium.

Take a peek, let me know what you think! I am excited, nervous and antsy all at the same time!!

Hopefully I will have another Christmas Gift Wrap Up post to share soon, as well as the Parker Baby Gift AND how I made a play apron for my daughter!

Keep checking back for more updates!

Until next time,

Keep Stitching!