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Pieces of my day

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I took a quick break from my projects to whip this cutie up on Monday. It’s from this great pattern I found on Ravelry. The bit of purple there is for lining the hood. I still have to stitch that little bugger in there tonight. I’ll get some better snaps of it tomorrow when it is all done.

hood-in-progress

Still plugging away on the first of the kinda’ matching Christmas gifts I am making for the girls. I hope to have a little reveal for you by the end of the week. We will see…

skirt-in-progress

I am almost done with the flower baubles for the holiday boutique. Then I need to tag and price them all. My least favorite part.

holiday-boutique-in-progress

I have also been working on getting all my existing patterns in order. Making sure they are all formatted as I like, posted on all my sites, and even putting photo links to each one over there to the left. Lots of work.

coffee-in-progress

Tonight I am sipping some coffee in my Tigger mug, and doing some cleaning.

laundry-in-progress

Hopefully I’ll get some stitching done, too!

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Not quite what I wanted, but it will work

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I started writing a wrap pattern at the beginning of October. It was beautiful in my head. Somewhere in the initial planning/math stages, something went awry. I think I tried to do too much. The pretty little picture was much more simple then what happened as I started writing.

Paula-Poncho-knit

So, in the end, I had something much more in the poncho department, then the wrap department. After the initial, “crap! this is so not what I wanted!” I decided I liked my poncho. So I will be putting the finishing touches on the pattern and start testing it, hopefully by the end of the week. If you want to test this pattern, drop me a note in my testing group on Ravelry, and you will be at the top of the line!

We have been told to stay home as much as possible during the Sandy clean up. At least those of us who still have a home, which, thankfully, is most of us in my town. Most of our damage is downed trees and branches, flying debris, and power issues. I took the time to catch up on house work, including washing a pile of blankets and afghans that sorely needed it. After washing, this old afghan of Doug’s was a little…damaged.

Fixing-Doug's-crochet-blanket

It took a bit of thinking and trial and error, but I was finally able to repair it to the point where you can barely see the fix. My tension was a bit tighter then the original  but I had to be sure I had enough yarn, as matching really old acrylic is kind of hard sometimes!

fallen-tree-at-the-park

I did take a trip to the grocery store in the middle of the week for some essentials. The street leading to the store was stop and go. I took a few snaps of the park across the street while waiting. Look at that tree, roots and all.

another-fallen-tree-at-the-park

And another all the way over. Still, we are so much luckier then most around here.

preparing-for-the-holiday-boutique

I also took some time to make up some little items for the girls’ school’s Holiday boutique.

bag-o'-pretties

They ask that all items sold during the school day are $5 or less, so I’ve been making little button flower accessories.

lots-of-crochet-flowers

I’m just about flowered out!

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I also started my next pattern. It’s one that has been rolling around in my head for a while.

fancy-knitting

I am making one for each of the girls for Christmas presents, so I needed to start before it was too late!

in-the-works

I’m really happy with how it is turning out, and can’t wait to start testing. It’s a fairly simple pattern.

I think after I make these for the girls, I need to work on another crochet pattern. Knitting takes too long for me!

Hope you all have a safe and happy week. Remember to be nice to each other tomorrow. We all want what we think is best, even if we don’t agree on what that is!

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Chaos

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Yup, chaos. Kind of explains a lot going on right now. I seem to have a decent routine on school mornings up unit I get home from taking the girls to school. Then it’s just a bit, well, chaotic. I’m working on getting into a routine during the school days. It seems like there is just more to do then time in the day. Market some days, laundry others, cleaning (always cleaning), organizing all the stuff in the basement, garage, spare room (which will one day be Kyla’s room), working on my designs/patterns, and, of course, spending time with you, my blogland friends. I know I can.

I know I can. I know I can. *I hope*

So here we are, at the beginning of the week. Let’s see how it goes. So far this morning I have gone to the market and done a bit of cleaning/organizing in the basement. Much to my dismay, I think I will need to change out the shut off valve for the outside water. It seems even when it is off, it still drips a bit. I’m giving it a day to see if the dripping stops (maybe it’s just taking a while to empty out), otherwise I will have to stop at Home Depot tomorrow to get a new shut off valve. When my dad was here he put one in that didn’t require any sweating/soldering pipes. You just cut and opening, and slip it in. It’s working great, so I’ll see about getting one of those. Way cheaper then the plumber ($75 just for the house call, then whatever the charge is for parts and labor.) If I do it, I’ll post step by step photos for you all.

So…I’m testing a few patterns. I opened the tests a couple of weeks ago, but I could still use a few more testers, if anyone is interested, and can meet the deadline.

Fanny-crochet-skirt-pattern-close

I’m retesting the Fanny skirt, I only had one tester last time around, and would just feel better to have a few other sizes tested. Here is the testing info.

Fanny-crochet-skirt-pattern

I really love this skirt.

Freya-Lacey-Vest-Crochet-Pattern

I’m also retesting the Freya vest. My sizing was off. It was too tight the first time around. I have fixed the sizing, and would like a few sizes tested to be sure it is all good now. Here is the testing info for Freya.

Angela-Knit-Shrug-Pattern

Another new love of mine. This is a fun lace/rib knit shrug named Angela.

Angela-Shrug-Knit-Pattern

As with most of my patterns, sizes range from XS to 5X. If you want to test this one, the details can be found here. Well, that’s it for now, my friends. Have a lovely week, and I hope to chat with you again soon!

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Testing the new skirt pattern!

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I named her Fanny, ‘cuz she is made with lots of fan stitches!

Fanny-crochet-skirt-pattern

I am starting the pattern test for this skirt, so if you want to be a tester, pop on over to this post for the details. You have to be a Ravelry member (it’s free) to test, as that is where I do all my testing. The sizes are XS~5X.

Happy Monday!

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Done!

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Finally finished this and wanted to share it with you.

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I plan on starting the pattern testing for it on Monday.

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I’ll let you know.

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Good night!

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Wordless Wednesday, May 31, 2012

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Pajama Puddle Jumping, and Waiting for Purple

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After our long day out an about on Saturday, we stayed in most of the day Sunday.

reading-the-Sunday-comics

The girls took some time to read the comics.

sharing-the-Sunday-comics

They have been working on sharing.

girls-reading-the-Sunday-comics

Doug and I have been doing a bit of pre~packing. At this point, most of the stuff that can be packed early is boxed up. Now we just wait for the actual move 3 weeks from tomorrow. In the mean time, there is now space were I need it to get some patterning, commission, and other crafty stuff done.

packed-and-waiting

This morning when I went to get the girls up they had their noses pressed to the window, staring at the rain. They wanted to test out their new umbrellas, and jump in the puddles.

going-to-play-in-the-puddles

So on went the plastic shoes, and out went the girls.

testing-the-new-umbrellas

Before breakfast.

puddle-jumping-in-pajamas

Still in pajamas.

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It was fun.

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Eventually I had to get some stuff done. I can’t just play with the girls all day, as much fun as it is.

voting-tokens-medieval

I finished up these voting tokens for an A&S competition we will be having at a medieval event next month.

voting-tokens

Sorry they are a bit fuzzy. I made 40 sets. I have been working on them for a week, so it was nice to finish them. Next I have to make the prizes. I’ll share them with you as well. Most likely some necklaces, some limp bound books, and belt pouches.

lots-of-voting-tokens

I am also working on finishing up a pattern to start testing next week.

my-next-pattern-is-getting-there

Lastly, I am waiting for purple. I have a few rainbow~ie things in the works, but I had to order the purple to go with this lovely cotton yarn (Tahki Cotton Classic)

waiting-for-purple

Have a lovely week, my friends!

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