Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

The year that was 2011 in is a sampling of most of the fiber projects I completed:

I am so blessed that my family and friends are happy, healthy, and safe, I wish you the very best for you and yours in 2012.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Thursday, December 22, 2011


Deep cleansing breathe in, slow exhale out....School is out! Classes resume on January 4th, but I do have to be back in the building on Jan. 3rd. for some "Teacher work". I finished a grand total of 11 socks for co-workers and the boys' teachers. which is your favorite? The boys unanimously agreed that the snowmen ones were theirs.

I also finished this circle scarf for a niece, I used this pattern here and it was done in a day or two. I used this pattern here. Her blog is super cute....take a gander.

Currently on the hooks and needles are some exciting projects. I am working on yet another "Gap-tastic cowl" (Love that pattern!) for the MIL.

 Look this WIP. It's called Button Down Wrap. I am sooo excited to start it. I had a gift card to a local LYS and actually bought yarn instead of just dreaming. Ideally, I'd like to make this to wear for school. When I'm in the middle of a lesson I tend to get really warm, but when the classroom empties out, the chill creeps back in, so I think this will do the trick, Easy on and off. I can just leave it on the back of my desk chair.

Here is the yarn I picked out......yes it looks drap, but lighting in the heartland this morning is poor. Gray and dreary, so everything else looks that way too.

Here is the label. If you ever get to go pet this yarn, DO IT! It's so soft it's a combo of baby alpaca and merino wool. Soft-licious!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mas y mas proyectos........(more and more projects)

Hi all! Today the heartland is awash in bright sunlight with crisp temperatures! Look at Dusty enjoying the breeze!
I can tell the holidays are creeping up on us because my schedule keeps getting busier and busier and my project list longer and longer. Here are some cute chickens I made to give as gifts and maybe to decorate my tree(or kitchen!) You can find the pattern here.
Here is my Gap-tastic Cowl all finished. I haven't decided if I'm gifting this or keeping it. It's toasty-oasty and oh-soooo comfy.
Finally here are some more of Sucrettes Little Stockings.
Have you started your holiday shopping? I finally took the plunge this weekend. I hope the checking account holds out until Tuesday....Payday!
Have a superb Sunday. Take a minute to look outside your window and see what needs to be seen!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Los proyectos......

Surely people who follow my blog regularly know that whenever there is a "blog blackout", meaning I haven't written in awhile, it doesn't mean my hooks and needles have been silent. Here are a few of things I worked on over the long holiday weekend:

I started this "Gap-tastic" cowl. I made one last year, but my college-age dd made off with it.
I finished up this snowflake hat from Drops Design, it is my god-daughter's X-mas present.

These little socks seem to be all the rage in blogland and I can see why. I can whip one up in as little as two hours and it's sooo cute and satisfying. You can find the pattern here: Stop and peruse her blog too, lots of eye candy!
I'm thinking of gifting these to my boys' teachers and other co-workers.