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Baby It’s Cold And Let’s Catch Up!!

Well it’s been a hot minute since I posted. However I am not letting the grass grow under my feet over here! Haha!

I finished two hats….

Custom order #1.
Custom order #2.

I finished this cowl and am working on a tutorial for it.

The yarn for the cowl is a lovely cotton from Made In America Yarns. One of their lines called Florafil. It’s so light and fluffy for a bulky cotton! Love it.

The Be “Squared “ CAL is gaining speed! We have 11 squares under our belt now!

And here’s a sneak peak at my first go at designing a shawl!

It should be going out to testers soon! So exciting!!

Stay warm everyone! Spring is coming 😊

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Reconstructing Patterns

So I had a great visit with the neighbor while visiting my Dad here in Colorado. She is so good to him by always sending over treats and cooked meals.

I know she is a crafter but this is the first time we have gotten to sit and work on something.

She has a blanket her grandmother made all the kids for their weddings. She is wanting to make one for her daughter as well. Of course, it is a vintage pattern.

So we got started with her reading the stitches she saw in the finished piece, and me trying to reproduce it.

Turns out we did a really good job! She found the closet pattern to it online and is now making some as well!

The closet pattern we could find is a Vintage Rose Afghan by McCalls circa 1978 or so.

I plan to do one of these as well, when my wip pile and Christmas projects are done!

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Not in the house!

Found behind a door!

So my day started out pretty okay and then dissa happened! Lol 😂. (If you are a Star Wars fan you will get that line!)

I have begun my new cleaning schedule today. First up is the bathroom.

Now this cleaning schedule is not just your average everyday cleaning. I do the dishes every night before bed. And I make the bed everyday. (Which is a new habit for me . And I highly recommend it, as it really does get the day going.) And I have to vacuum at least once a week because we let our big dogs in every afternoon , in the summer especially.

So what does this have to do with knitting or crochet? I have started this new schedule in order to be more organized with my day. If I am doing a little something each day, I will feel less guilty about the amount of time I am spending crafting!

At least this is how my brain is going at the moment 😃. I have set up my Happy Planner to follow this schedule.

And I am carrying my Happy Planner Classic Notebook as a catch all and ‘ brain dump’ space around the house.

Once I do a deep clean of each room, this schedule will go faster and become more of a habit as well. At least, that’s the plan!

Stay tuned for more as I tweak this schedule to work better for me . And I can begin to adapt it for my maker life as well 🙂.