I started this post as one of my Sunday Snaps type posts! But then the day (and week) got away from me! I’ve been working on planning my cat Sugar’s first birthday party (let’s just say it’s going to be SWEET!), then I had to pop to the dentist yesterday to have a cavity filled – all that candy finally caught up with me!! Naturally it was one of the most difficult cavities they’ve seen in a while so I was there most of the afternoon… SIGH! 😀
So with all that, I forgot to update this blog and my other social media (I’m still alive friends)! Anyways, I spent most of the weekend stuck inside during yet ANOTHER snow storm finishing this guy:
He’s cute, colourful, and ready to drive winter FAR FAR AWAY! It’s been a while since I’ve worked on an actual knitting project, and I zipped right through it in about a day and then managed to screw up the BIND OFF of all things (usually my favourite part!) Yarn it all! So I had to frog it back a few rows.
I used Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, which I loved working with. This was a VERY simple garter stitch pattern (knit stitch all the way through), done horizontally:
CO 80 (or more, depending on how long you want your scarf)
K in your first colour for the entire row, and repeat for 4 rows.
Switch up your colour and repeat rows until done, and bind off. Total is 24 rows across (4×6)
I didn’t have any white yarn to do the clouds, so I sewed up cloud plushies instead and hot glued the cute little eyes, checks, and mouth!
Here are some pics of what I was up to this week! Probably easier to share my craft-ventures in a sum up post rather than a ton of posts.
This was a good but very busy week… and it was FLIPPIN COLD here! COLDER THAN MINUS 40 celsius this morning with windchill (for the American folks conveniently that’s also -40 Fahrenheit!) Now I’m from Winnipeg, Canada, which has at times been colder than Mars, but that’s still not something you ever get used to! So I’ve been stuck inside most of the week (darn ;)).
Luckily that left lots of time for cleaning…
And did lots of creating:
Got a delivery of new yarn so I got seriously back into knitting as well this week!
Also did some decorating around my little pink house! Valentine’s decorating for most is my year round decor so I’m on cloud 9 stocking up on all sorts of goodies!!
That was a pretty busy week! Could’ve used an extra day in there for sure. Time to do it all again! 😀
Ho ho ho!!! If you celebrate, hope you are busy chowing down on sweet tasty treats and spending time with those you love!
This past year was full of new and exciting adventures for me, one of which was finally learning to KNIT! I started last December, but the year got away from me and didn’t pick up my needles as much as I really wanted to.
I found a pattern for Christmas tree ornaments, and was able to give them away as gifts this year. 🙂
The pattern is very easy. Just two tree shaped layers done in a simple relaxing garter stitch and sewn together. Plus SEQUINS and other bits of happiness! They took me about an hour and a half each (including a couple of froggings!!)
You can find the pattern here on Ravelry for free!
I had a big plan to squeeze in many more Christmassy knitting projects, but ran out of time! Never to early to start for next year I guess!
Is being paid to cuddle kitty cats an option?! Well it should be! My somewhat unrealistic dream job is to open a kitty cat cafe where people would come snuggle cats who looking for homes, and then eat my delicious baked treats! 😀
I would also love to spend my life CREATING and selling what I make! I love making stuff and making things happy so spending my whole day doing that would be super cool.
Oh hi there and welcome to my brand sparkling new empty internet space! This past year was my busiest EVER!! I now live in the pink sugar coma-inducing home of my daydreams, adopted an extremely cuddly kitty cat, ran a half marathon, finally learned to knit AND feel darn amazing (PHEW!!)
The only “problem” is the year is almost over and I didn’t have the time to squeeze in everything that I wanted to and all of the crafty fun creativeness kept getting pushed off (figuratively, and in a very literal way by the cat!) So right now my brain is stuffed to the brim with all sorts of creative ideas and craziness!!
I guess the only thing a girl can do is step it up next year and BLOG about it! My plan is to create a little bit everyday – whether it’s a yummy thing, a crafty, a knitted thing, and any other thing I can think of. Then share it with the whole world here!
Technically I was going to make this my 2019 resolution, but I’m INPATIENT and can’t wait to go, and I have some fun little ideas up my ruffly pink sleeves and want to share them NOW! So see you soon! xoxo