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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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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!♥
My first published pattern is available for purchase from a news stand near you! Details and pictures are as follows, enjoy.
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!
Stay tuned for more crafty goodness!
Babe, have you seen my crebit card? I need to make a yarn purchase…
I’ll be visiting Knitpicks later, gotta get get that yarn yarn yaaarnn!!
Cops, cats, and crochet.
Who doesn’t love junky tv, kitten cuddles and a new yarn project?
Nobody, that’s who. Livin’ the dream.
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!
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!
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.
And to finish off this fresh post, here’s a glamour shot of one of my favorite crafty buddies
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.
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!
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!