Knitting and Crocheting and Spinning…Oh my!

I’d say that over the past few months or so, knitting, crocheting, and spinning have consumed a greater portion of my time so much so that I have been able to finish 4 unique color samples of my gradient yarns that I’m in collabo over with a LYS, I’ve been able to put a huge…

1 year Blog-i-versary!

Today celebrates the 1 year anniversary of my blog. I will say that the reason I started this blog was to get my mind off of some personal issues I was going through that really took a toll on me. I am happy to say that the issues have definitely changed for the better by…

Back in Action!

I’m coming fresh off of a wonderful vacation last week with my family and in-laws at Myrtle Beach. We had a wonderful time! We stayed at the Royale Palms which is part of the Kingston Plantation and stayed from 9/3-9/7, which was honestly the best time to go down there in my opinion. It was…

Green Amethyst Nest Ring

So after much inspiration from the book “Wrapped in Gems” by Mai Sato-Flores, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at making jewelry. I can say that this is the first craft type of book that I love every design in the book. And, there are 40 designs. I love these designs because…

The Wedding at Bald Head Island Club

Here are some pictures of a beautiful wedding my sister, my son, and I were in at Bald Head Island in North Carolina on Saturday, June 8th. The ceremony was at Old Baldy Lighthouse and the reception was at The Bald Head Island Club. The bride (and our good friend) looked beautiful in her Couture…

Kitchen Kettle Village

During our stay with my in-laws, we all made a trip to Dutch country. We visited Strasburg and rode the Strasburg Rail Road. The journey started with a “45-minute train ride on America’s oldest short-line railroad – circa 1832.” The little guy loves trains so it was fun to take him to the gift shops…

Carter’s Birthday Weekend

Just coming off of Carter’s birthday weekend in which we celebrated with family from out of town and then family from in town. Carter had a ball at the model train museum and at his party. His birthday is actually tomorrow but his party was yesterday. I bought Carter some clothes from Old Navy and…

A good outfit on a cold day

I love colder weather for this reason: What I’m wearing: – Slouchy hat by me – Big Herringbone Cowl by me – American Eagle coat circa 1998? – White cowl neck shirt by The Limited – Flare jeans by NY&CO – Frye boots circa 2005 – Cognac leather bag by Coach circa 2006

New project alert!

I found this gorgeous cowl on Ravelry while looking for a pattern to use with my HiKoo yarn. This is a gorgeous yet simple cowl that I cannot wait to make. This drop stitch cowl pattern by Abi Gregorio requires 110 yards of any bulky yarn. Here is a pic of the designer wearing her…

Giant knitted pouf

I also found this giant knitted pouf at Target on sale for $44.99 regularly $49.99. I was impressed with the pouf just not with the price. I know I’ve seem them for sale online and more expensive but I figured for Target that wasn’t much of a markdown, plus I had my eyes on the…