Basket of Wooly Fruit!

I just had a BIG bowl of ice cream for dinner, so my resolution to eat a little bit less sweets is going quite well I’d say. 😉 To make up for it, I decided to knit a basket of fruit goodies over the past week or so!

They’re pretty yummy looking on their own, but I decided that a cute little face makes them even more irresistible! ^_^

Here are the patterns I used! They’re all super easy and quick so you’ll be able to throw together a fruity mix quick!

Cherries

Banana

Watermelon

Lemon

Apple

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Knitted Mood Blanket for 2020!

I’ve seen crocheted and knitted mood blankets on Pinterest and Instagram and knew I had to join in this year!!

I think they’re more common in the crochet community, but you don’t want to see my crochet right now! So my mood blanket is going to be knitted. This will be a massive project that will have me clicking needles each and every day of the year! The idea is simple: each day I assess my mood and knit a corresponding coloured square. In a year, I’ll be able to see how the year went and have a pretty colourful blankie to celebrate!

I didn’t have an easy start with this project unfortunately! My original plan was to knit a row a day, changing colours each day for a year. But on my VERY first row (240 stitches cast on!) my round needles broke. And not just once – but TWICE! But I was way too excited about having a multi-coloured rainbow blanket in a year, that there was no way I was giving up!! I’ve changed plans because obviously the universe was trying to tell me something! I’m now knitting one square a day, and then will join the squares together into a large blanket.

Each of these squares is 4 inches x 4 inches. CO 12 stitches with super bulky yarn and knit until 4 inches. The rows of the blanket will be 19 squares x 19 squares (361 days) therefore a massive 6 feet across!!

My colours and moods are as follows:

Red (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Cincinatti Red) ~ Anxiety

Orange (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Syracuse Orange) ~ Content / Okay

Yellow (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Pittsburgh Yellow) ~ Energetic / Athletic

Green (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Green Bay) ~ Tired / Sick

Blue (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Maui Aqua) ~ Sad

Turquoise (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Miami Seafoam) ~ Family / Rejuvenated

Purple (Lion Brand Hometown USA ~ Minneapolis Purple) ~ Happy!

Pink (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Hot Pink) ~ Creative / Productive

I’ll share updates along the way!

Feel free to use this as a basis for your own mood blanket (or temperature blanket, or to measure WHATEVER!)

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Hello 2020!

2020 has been great so far! Although it seems I accidentally fell asleep at 7 and missed the fireworks! Oops! What a start!

I had the day off of work today, so I took down the Christmas tree to get a new start, cleaned the house, and then spent most of the day crafting! I even got a run in! I feel so accomplished this year already!

There are a lot of goals I have for this year: be ridiculously colourful, fight my anxiety, less tv/computer, and be positive! But my biggest resolution again is to just simply BE CREATIVE!

I finished up a knitted sweater for Sugar that I had started a couple of weeks ago. I used a simple pet sweater pattern which is made for tiny puppies that I made a bit bigger to fit an 8 pound cat (you can find the pattern here!). But so far Sugar is NOT a fan and I can’t get her to model it! So you’re going to have to do with a pic of a unicorn in a sweater instead!

A while back I picked up an amazing book called Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt that I’m planning to make use of this year as well. I LOVE this book so far as it’s exactly what it says on the tin – a quick craft (jewellery, home decor, cute toys, etc) for every day of the year. Each week is broken up into a theme, for example this week is Snowflakes! It’ll be great if I hit an inspiration slump again and it’ll hopefully spur on some more projects! I’m going to do my best to work cover to cover. Today’s project was making this really cute Snowflake Barette that I’m going to wear to work tomorrow:

So much I still want to do today! Trying to squeeze in some more fun before back to work tomorrow, as I feel really reinvigorated! Lots of love and wishes to you all this year!!

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Spring is coming soon, isn’t knit?! ~ Knitted Rainbow Scarf Pattern!

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!

Now I’m ready for some brighter days! xoxo

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Sunday SNAPS!

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…

I had to shuffle things around to fit some of my new creations and new books!

And did lots of creating:

Rainbow felt necklace
Oh hello felt Hello Kitty!

Got a delivery of new yarn so I got seriously back into knitting as well this week!

My new yarn is so bright and thick! Going to be a gigantic rainbow blanket!

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! 😀

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