Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Okay I Lied...

Well, I said I was burned out from making cards... I guess I wasn't. 😜 I saw a cute card on Pinterest and I thought "I almost have everything to make that one." I did the coffee cup and sentiment differently. This is the original card.  Linked to the post, not the Pinterest page...  I don't have all the special Stampin' Up stuff and I improvised. I also handwrote the "How've you bean?" sentiment. It's not as cute as the original card but I still think it's all right.
This is the envelope, I stamped coffee beans on it..  I'm craving coffee today bad. I try not to drink a lot though, so I can actually sleep at night.  I didn't lie intentionally, I really was burned out. But I got the urge to make another card. 

Monday, April 18, 2022

More Cards

 I had been making some cards recently. I am kind of burned out from doing it though, now. It all started when I got some lavender index cards, and some lavender note cards with envelopes that were an odd shape. I wanted to make a card with it all though. The cards I made are in the top right picture. Then I was into the "banner" aspect of cards, and I made a couple more.   Nothing big but it's crafting. I sent seven of them to a card campaign. I would maybe have done more, but I had another death in the family; and I thought the deadline was April 19th (but it was the 29th). 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Socks Are Done!

Well I didn't realize how close I was to the toe section when I posted yesterday- I was right there! So I finished the second sock last night. One looks bigger in the picture than the other one, because I was wearing it the other night when my feet were cold. (As I was knitting the other one. 😏)

                        They are to match this shirt. Guess what I am wearing today?  😁
            On my feet. This is the first time I've knit different colored toes, heels and a band.

                                                           With a cute photo bomber.  I don't know if I posted a link to the pattern I used. It's a free Ravelry download: Tuff Rib Socks.  I think I will get those green socks out today and see if I remember what I was doing... Maybe I will start the pattern all over.  Whoa, weird coincidence!! I started the green socks on this day ten years ago! 😮

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Sock Update

 I have finished one of the socks. I am almost to the toe of the second sock. It seems like after the heel, the rest of the sock takes forever for some reason. I actually wore it last night over the socks I had on. 😝 My feet were cold. It's taking me all of March to finish these. And Saint Patrick's Day is over with. So it doesn't look like I will finish the green socks for March. I was looking at how much of the green yarn I have and I don't even know if I will have enough to do two whole socks. I will have to see...

Sunday, February 20, 2022


My son gave me a shirt from where he works last week. 😄 He actually brought two shirts home, this was the one I chose. The other one was a t-shirt.  I was going to wear it one day, and thought, "I don't have any matching socks.." 
So again, I said "I have yarn, I know how to knit.."  😜  And, it has been a long time since I knitted any socks!  Not like I need another project to work on. But...  This one is for me.
This is my progress so far. I am doing the heel and toes in blue. Using this pattern.  And stash yarn. I don't know what the blue is, but the grey is "Naturally Caron" Country in "Silver Service". I have "about" three skeins of the grey.  After I started these, I was thinking "Where are all the other socks I knitted myself?" And I went and found them. (I need to wash them.) And I found a pair I started. Well, I found two pairs I started. The green ones, and the Earl Grey ones. The Earl Grey ones I stopped because they are complicated (for me). I hope to finish the green ones soon, too. Maybe in time for Saint Patrick's Day. 😀🍀  In case you are interested in seeing the other socks I knit for myelf, one pair is here. (The last picture, also a picture of some other socks I knit for my son..) The other pair is here.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Sweater Update

 Progress on the four color baby sweater so far. I noticed that the light grey yarn seems to be slightly thinner than all the other yarn. Even though they are all worsted weight. Hmm... I really like this sweater though and I may make more when this one is finished. 😊  

And an update on the baby quilt. I had sent it to the person(s); but I kept checking the tracking number, and one day it said "return to sender in progress". What??? Apparently they moved! In one month. Ughhhh... I seriously hope the box does not get lost. This quilt has been a one step forward four steps back thing since I started it. I guess I should check before I send something, in the future.. 😞

Friday, February 11, 2022

Baby Sweaters...

I had started one of these sweaters before, but I am almost positive I ripped it out before I moved. It's The Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  I don't have anyone in mind for this. I was actually thinking I would just knit it for in case I have a future grandbaby. If I ever do...  Wish me luck. I told myself, "I finished a Tomten Jacket, I should be able to figure this out!" 

 And, I saw this one on a group I am in. Someone had done one and I loved it. So, I started one...  It's the Crochet Four Color Baby Sweater. I had the same baby in mind I made the quilt for. But I'm not sure...  I'll see. I'm actually almost done with one of the sleeves since I took this picture.