Easter Fun

So I realize we have now just had Mothers Day but this Spring has been busy. Between a late Easter, early Mothers Day and lots of snow mixed with sun it has been an odd little season. Here are a few things I knitted for Easter. The mothers day crafts as well as the spring garden pics will be coming in the next couple of days. Happy Spring!

Fingerless Gloves

It’s Spring in Utah so we get everything from heaps of snow to 60 degrees back to back. Our office is consistently cold year round so I was super excited to find this easy fingerless glove pattern at Blazing Needles. http://www.blazing-needles.com/blog/item/7-the-beauty-of-ragtop-mitts The yarn I used was the Malabrigo Rios, it is super soft and fuzzy…however tangles like crazy!

Spring is in the air!

Sorry for the three posts in one day! While I had a second to spare I wanted to get these pictures to you. This last weekend was lovely and almost 60 and sunny. We have so many birds that come to our feeders. These are a few pictures of a flock of doves that visit our house daily. I wish I had a better picture so you could get an idea of how many are actually at the feeder…certainly over 20. I also am posting a picture of my coworker Lynne and her new baby boy Leo. He is wearing a cute eggplant hat that I knitted for him in the Fall. He is such a cutie!

Laura’s Birthday

Feb 9 was my Step Mom’s Birthday. Because she reads the blog I waited until after she received her package before I added these pictures of her gift and card to the site. The card is inspired by a published card in CardMaker Magazine’s March issue. The scarf is made from a ShiBui silk yarn. The pattern is simply a knit pattern. I love that yarn so much and am saddened to learn they are no longer making it!


I saw this pattern in a book on cable patterns and fell in love with it. I made this hat last winter and followed the pattern according to specs….because I have a really small head (can wear kids hats) I gave the hat to my friend Aimee ( it literally¬† was covering my eyes ). Finally had enough time to make one for me. It is hilarious and very warm. This is a very easy pattern made with Lion Brand Hometown USA Chunky yarn and size 13 needles. It was a great beginning pattern to learn how to cable. I’m currently working on fingerless gloves that are on size 3 dbl pointed needles with lots and lots of cable knitting so I’m glad I did this one first!

Christmas Wrap Up

It’s now the New Year and I’m am slowly adjusting to being back to work (=. It was a crazy sprint to the finish to get everything done before Christmas; and then the following week it was so nice to just relax and enjoy the new house. Here are some pics of the Holidays, I hope everyone had as much fun as we did this Holiday Season… nice way to wrap up the decade.


A couple of Monsters to go in the stocking. These were made from the Monster Chunk and Bunny Nugget patterns at Rebecca Danger’s Blog Danger Crafts. It’s amazing what a little spare leftover yarn will turn into.

Gingerbread Men!

They are FINALLY done. This craft (as many that I undertake do) took WAY longer then anticipated. They turned out amazing….but many simplifications and modifications had to be made to finish them en mass.


As I’m wrapping up this years knitting projects (everything from gingerbread men to monsters) I thought I would post some of last years projects. I learned how to knit last summer and have been knitting ever since.