Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year, New Blog!

I've been waiting a while to make this official announcement: effective 1/1/13 (or thereabouts...), the blog will be moving to as part of a "re-branding" and consolidating of several accounts. I will do my best to move all of the content over and make the transition as seamless as possible, but do please update your bookmarks and let me know if anything goes wonky.

I'm looking forward to doing more reviews, starting the year with an exciting giveaway (!) and continuing to update with lots of photos of knitting, hexipuff updates, and other adventures in yarn.

Thanks for coming with me, and I wish everyone a very prosperous 2013!

Monday, December 17, 2012

MOM Monday

I finally have anew piece to share for MOM Monday! It will be part of my Mom's Christmas present, but she has promised not to read the blog until after the holiday so that I can share my newest creation.

Behold! An angel of the LORD among us!
This is the angel for my Mom's "Knitivity" set. I have also finished the Baby Jesus, but you'll have to wait to see pictures until after Christmas, because I forgot to snap a photo before I wrapped him up (oops!).

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Sewing/Shameless Self-Promotion

I've been working the craft show circuit recently, peddling my hand-sewn wares. As craft show season has drawn more or less to a close for the season, I'm working on adding some of my stock to my etsy shop. Today I added some really fun Ka-choo! Tissue Cozies to the shop. Here are a few of my favorites:

Cute owls!
Whimsical Birds
Take a look - they would be so sweet to put in a stocking or wrap up for that "co-worker who has everything but loves birds/owls/polka dots." Come on, we all have one of those!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday Hexipuff Update

It is my goal to update the blog with a running total of my Hexipuff count each Thursday. I'm aiming to complete my Beekeeper's Quilt (a total of approximately 384 puffs) by the end of 2012.

Today's Tally:
As of this posting, I have completed a total of 303 hexipuffs! Only 81 more to go!

So close, yet so far! I've been focusing in on a ton of Christmas knitting over the past few weeks (er, make that months). There's light at the end of the tunnel, though, as I only have a few gift projects left to finish before I can focus back in on hexipuffs. I made three more last weekend while I was out of town visiting family, and I hope to take advantage of more little bits of time like that as the holidays roll on. Puffy was grumpy this morning and wouldn't let me take his picture... something about a "bad feather day." Maybe he'll be more cooperative next time!

Friday, December 7, 2012

FO Friday

Holiday knitting is in full swing, and alas, though I have finished several projects over the past few weeks, I can't post them all lest I spoil some Christmas surprises. Here are a few things that have already been gifted:

A coworker of mine has an Elf on the Shelf named Buddy who is spying on her three kids for Santa Claus. Poor Buddy was getting cold during the trips back and forth to the North Pole, so I made him a sweater to keep him warm! The sweater is knit in three colors of Knit Picks Palette.

Another coworker (who happens to share an office with the coworker who got the Elf sweater) is expecting a baby boy on Christmas Day. She found a photo of a little baby in a hat with big pompoms on it, and was really excited about it. Naturally, I had to make one for her! I don't know who was more excited about the finished product, her or me! I couldn't wait to give it to her, and she can't wait to put it on Baby Boy when he makes his appearance. This hat was made in Knit Picks Biggo, in the Wonderland Heather colorway.