Hello, hello my friends! If anyone at all is reading this, welcome back! I don't feel as though I did that well this week, I did make a few purchases I didn't need. I think I feel as though I did very poorly because I had some purchases to make that aren't things I would… Continue reading No Spend November, week two.
No Spend November – it’s back!
Well, here we are again. The beginning of November. Every year, I always exclaim that I can't believe it's already here! Yet here is comes, predictable and unchangeable as ever. To view previous No Spend November posts, Click here. As you can see, I always start off strong with documenting, but then fizzle out. Well,… Continue reading No Spend November – it’s back!
Black Visions Collective – Bunny Raffle
Hand knit cream bunny in blue dress https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/ The state of this country is heart breaking to me. So many people are fearing for their lives daily, only because of the color of their skin. I have spent the last little while sharing my fear, confusion, and sadness. I can share all the links, pictures… Continue reading Black Visions Collective – Bunny Raffle
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
I am so close to finishing another pattern. I just want to knit one more sample for photos! It doesn't help that I just started playing World of Warcraft again - which is the world's biggest time suck. So, I figured I'd pop in and share some of my favorite things! Hedgegog Fibres is one… Continue reading These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
Sprinkles & Stripes – a stash busting beanie
You guys. YOU GUYS. I have come up with the most perfect stash busting project. Ever. If you have bits of fingering weight yarn and you're not sure what to do with them - look no further! This beanie is really quite simple, only a step up from my Very Basic Beanie. To get the effect,… Continue reading Sprinkles & Stripes – a stash busting beanie
Double Brim Double Stripes
Buy the pattern - Double Brim Double Stripe Beanie When I was a teen, I had this beanie. It was double brimmed, had stripes, and was so squishy soft and warm. This poor hat went through so many things, and ended its life in a very unfortunate way - food poisoning was involved. Enough said.… Continue reading Double Brim Double Stripes
Candy Candy Cookies
Well, it's officially December. Which means for me, it's officially Christmas season! And today, I used that as an excuse to make my all time favorite Christmas cookies- they're a staple from my childhood- candy cane cookies. First off, make sure you have a super cute helper. Make a batch of red and white dough:… Continue reading Candy Candy Cookies
Making, not Buying
The winds have picked up on my little island the past couple of days and summer is well and truly behind us. New England can be funny in the fall - one day it's 70 degrees and humid, and the next your hands are numb. Magdalena and I take our two year old, rambunctious (but… Continue reading Making, not Buying
Buy the pattern on Ravelry! What a labor of love this little pattern has been! Well, for the most part it kind of just came together. I was knitting a stocking for several someone specials and wanted them all to be different, so started designing charts for the third one. My daughter loved the hearts… Continue reading Magdalena’s Heart
Some Bumps in the No Spending Road
Me with a homemade fancy coffee I made with my milk frother I mentioned in my last post. So, the first couple of days of No Spend November were easy. November third was a bit hard. I knew it would be a tough challenge as I am a compulsive spender and I love takeout. And… Continue reading Some Bumps in the No Spending Road