Aard-vark


Momming is keeping me busy.  But I am still able to enjoy a little quiet time to myself crocheting and even some knitting.  My sweetheart got me a needles, notions and yarn for my birthday.  He is a keeper <3 I left a browser open and he knew just what get.  Knitting has been a new challenge that I am really enjoying.  My Grandma taught me to make dishcloths ages ago.  It sparked my love of fiber arts.  Once I picked up crochet I set my needles down and never really got back into knitting.  It seemed so slow, noisy (aluminum needles) and just too tricky.  But I have been determined and with all these fun new toys I think I have got it!  Yay!!  I LOVE my Chiaogoo needles!  They are just magical!  I made myself a nice warm hat with the Lion Brand Wool Ease Hudson Bay yarn.


I used the Classic Super Bulky Knit Hat Pattern found HERE.  I making more of those for sure!!


Bobble Top Knot Hat



Well that was fun!  I wrote up a couple new patterns!! I love them both.  They are my take on the bun / ponytail hat.  Keeps you warm and your hair up :)  
Pattern is found at in my Ravelry shop.






Still Hooking



I'm still here, still hooking and raising my little ones.  I just finished this little babe.  I love monochromatic blankets!!  It was a toddler blanket custom order for a little guys xmas present.  I love to see my customers enjoy my creations.  I used the "colorful cubes" pattern and used 5 colors (White, Silver, Grey, Charcoal and Black), joined as I went along and crab stitch edging.    It was quick and I kinda want to start another for myself.

We have had quite a few BIG changes in our life.  We moved from sunny So Cal to the great state of Idaho.  Idaho is dear to our hearts cause it is where we started our love story.  It is wonderful to be back.  The kids are loving it and more than ready for a white Christmas.  I am enjoying the cold weather too and hooking up hat after hat and a blanket here and there.

Yesterday we headed up to the mountains to find our tree.  It was something I always did as a kid, but have not done in years. The kids loved starting a new holiday tradition with my family.  And they didn't mind the coco and doughnuts after either.




On the hook



 Working on quite a few fun things, enjoying extremely warm winter days, and  watching my little ones grow and grow.  Things are good.

Scrappy Circles Pattern



Just a snippet from our life the past few weeks. Feeding ducks, playing with kids, and breaking out my knit socks and slippers.  It's finally gotten cold here in sunny southern California.  Well colder than normal.  There are a few different projects on the hook right now.  The grey granny squares, a batch of cute hats and working on writing up my "Scrappy Circles"  pattern.  I have made quite a few of theses in both shapes.  I love them.  They wip up rather quickly and they are great to use up bits of this and that.   Which I love that!  So far I have the pattern written for the blocks and joining.  Each blanket I made I have added a different edging so I am still working that part out.