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Happy Late Halloween!

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A little late, I know but I had to wait for results! Hooray! I won 1st place in my company’s Halloween costume contest with my handmade plush sandwich costume. Made from Eco-felt, poly quilt batting, lots of stitching and a fair amount of glue, it took forever to make and it warm as heck. It’s won 3 costume contests to date and has garnered a couple of buy offers (not for sale, to answer that question). Runner up was Mike the nun.

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And the sandwich in her natural habitat, processing online orders for a photo lab.

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Hope everyone had a great holiday and an even better two weeks in between! Now to go shopping with my $25 Target gift card prize!

I’m just so excited…

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Hello dear readers, I have fantastic news and some super cool links to share with you today…

♥I’m published! I’m published! I’m published! I’m published! I’m published!♥

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That’s my hat, in a real live magazine!

My first published pattern is available for purchase from a news stand near you! Details and pictures are as follows, enjoy.

Knitscene loves me!
Photo: Knitscene/Harper Point

 

Below is a list of things you can do related to the Heliotrope Hat published in Knitscene Winter 2013!

  • Check out the Ravelry page! (Add it to your queue while you’re there)
  • Purchase a copy of Knitscene at a bookstore or online!
  • Get yarn to knit it with!
  • Knit it!
  • Wear it!
  • Tell people how much you love it and share with them this great list of things!
  • Repeat!
So cute!
The first hat, originally called Pathfinder

 Stay tuned for more crafty goodness!

Where’s my crebit card..?

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Babe, have you seen my crebit card? I need to make a yarn purchase…

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I’ll be visiting Knitpicks later, gotta get get that yarn yarn yaaarnn!!

What’s on the menu?

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Cops, cats, and crochet.

Who doesn’t love junky tv, kitten cuddles and a new yarn project?

Nobody, that’s who. Livin’ the dream.

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Too late to celebrate?

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Hey there friends! Something happened to my Fourth of July post and unfortunately it’s taken me a while to realize it! Well, here it is again, albeit a little late at this point.

I’ll just summarize but I’ll say, my day was pretty patriotic! It started with a parade (Garrett and Ethan were jazzin it up in the Boy Scout float) with my parents, aunt and little cousins. The Scouts made a tank with cardboard and added a propane powered flamethrower! Wowza!

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Very cool! After the parade I spent some time crocheting (surprise) and unfortunately a little time crying about the fact that i had forgotten sunscreen that morning. By the end of the day I had a nasty sunburn and a new hat to show for it. Thank goodness at least one of those is useful!

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What’s that gal up to?

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It’s Christmas in July and the word is stripes!!!

I’m going crazy with hats and loving it! Its been primarily crochet as of late but i think i might mosey on into knitting for a while. Maybe.

Good news: I have a new job (full time, thank you very much) so not only do I have an hour lunch break to hook hook hook, I’ll soon have some expendable cash dollars to use for *gasp* yarn! For the time being, I’m working with 5 different colors of Galway, a quality yet economical choice for wool. I’m keeping track to see how many pieces I can get out of these measly 1050 yards… Haha.

Here’s a sneak peak of som patterns I’ve hooked up recently.

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And to finish off this fresh post, here’s a glamour shot of one of my favorite crafty buddies

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Temporary Failures Drive Success

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As you may or may not know, I have been on one serious knit pattern submission kick. Most recently, I sent away my Dana Leigh Cardigan (DLC) for consideration. Unfortunately it was not one of the chosen ones for the collection up for jury but I won’t be letting that get me down. The plan is to work and re-work the pattern so it turns into something so perfectly fabulous it will have to be chosen somewhere! Great plan, right? I thought so, too.

So dotty!
DLC submission materials, plum with lime green dots!

Don’t worry, I know that my designs don’t suck just because they don’t fit into a collection for one reason or another, I’m not that silly. It’s a temporary failure that will lead to success down the road. As long as I learn from the feedback I get from publishers and collection curators, I can’t lose. In the meantime, I’ve got this gal telling me to knit, knit, knit!

Knit knit knit!
Knitmaster Freyja, on the look out for slackers

Check back this week, I’ll be posting a couple of free hat patterns to get your creative juices flowing. Free patterns will include a simple ribbed beanie with the sleekest decreases ever and a cute knit hat with simple stranded hearts. Adorable!

I’ve got to go for now, this little lady needs me to crochet her a sunhat for the warming weather!

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My head is looking particularly hatless today, would you say?