Friday, December 09, 2016

Branching out into something new

I love to knit and every year I try to knit new items for friends and family and my Etsy site. I also love to design and so I try to design as the year goes by an item or two. Some years it goes well, others not so much. The life of a busy mom. :-)

This year I had someone ask me to make them a pair of baby booties for their little one for Christmas. I thought, those are so cute...yes! Then I realized that they were not knit, but crochet. I kind of freaked out. Now for those of you who do not know me well, I don't crochet. The last time I crocheted was when I was first married and I hated it. I felt tense and frustrated and I had to keep stopping and looking up abbreviations in a book and tearing out. My husband and I decided that at that time in my life crochet was not a good idea. ;-) Well.....what to do. Crochet these adorable booties, design some that were knit, but looked like the ones she wanted (which would take a long time), find a pattern for knit booties and just buy that to make them for her. She wanted them for her little one for Christmas and I wanted to make sure she got them for Christmas. I knew she would be okay if I couldn't get them to her, but I wanted to. So, I decided to crochet them. It was so much fun! There were still lots of looking up abbreviations, but this time on my computer via Youtube. Oh how I love technology like this.  I loved getting to see the actual stitches done and then get to crochet them. I had so much fun and now I can say that I crochet. I still like knitting better, but it was fun and I can do it. Yay for me. :-)






Learning new things is good for our brain and development and I feel that this year I have done that and should have a stronger, healthier brain. :-) 

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Cabled Vest

I love when someone hands me neat yarn and says I want something made out of this and I totally trust you will make something great. It is so humbling and exciting being given that kind of challenge and trust. Anyway, I had a lady hand me wool from her sheep and ask me to knit a sweater vest for her grandson. She didn't care what it looked like, just something nice. ;-) It was a ton of fun! I looked at patterns, thought through what the yarn would look like with different technics and made a sweater vest. It is so cute and I am really happy with it. Hopefully she is as well!!!




Saturday, August 27, 2016

Summer Projects. ;-) Well sort of.

I really wanted to get the inside of my kitchen cabinets painted with chalkboard paint and then quotes written on them for everyday encouragement and reminders. I also wanted to get the hallway upstairs turned into an art wall for the kids (and parents) ;-)  I am so happy with the way they both turned out. Now to get the art quote I want in the hallway, bought, and put up. :-)








Friday, February 12, 2016

Argyle Socks in the works


This is my first try with argyle socks and so far I think they are turning out fairly well. I am very much enjoying the challenge to remember what color to use and for how many stitches. Definitely not something to work on if a lot is going on around me though. I shall post a picture of the finished project as soon as I am done. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fall is coming!!!

I love fall. It is one of my favorite times of year. The weather is beautiful and you can watch the leaves turn. I love all the wonderful things to drink and the yummy comfort foods. I am always so inspired by fall and want to knit all the time. Here is a sneak peak of my new knitted items that I was inspired to knit. The colors are very much fall colors



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Friday, August 16, 2013

Working....

It has been hard to knit the last few months (7 to be exact). :-) Here in the last 2 weeks I have actually been able to knit and really enjoyed it. I just finished a little dress for my neice and I have all but a pom pom done on a sock monkey set for a photography friend. I love seeing the end results of my fun work. While working on the monkey set, I thought that a black, white and aqua/turquoise blue monkey set would be really cute, as well as one with pink, black and white. I think I am going to have to do that. :-) We will see how quickly I can get them knit up.
I also really want to make a few pairs of fingerless gloves for my site before fall, so we will see what I can get done.
I would love to hear what color gloves you all think would be good. Leave a comment with your color preference.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sock Monkey Hat


I love this hat. It is probably one of my favorite to make. I was not sure I would like it that much at first, but once it was done....I am having a really hard time with the idea of letting someone else have it. :-) It is easy to clean and care of.
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To see this or other knitted items visit Avictoria.com

Thursday, February 28, 2013

2 New items


This little hat is so soft and cute. Great for keeping little heads warm and still having fun with their attire.
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This hat is really soft too and stays on little heads really well. It is in neutral colors so that it can go with almost anything.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vintage Owl Hat


This is one of my favorite hats of this year. I love the colors. It is made with acrylic for easy cleaning and care. It can be washed and dried in machine on gentle cycles. It will fit babies from Newborn to 3 Months. The eyes and beak are individually knit and then sewn on. I have also added dark brown buttons to the center of the eyes. All around great hat. _MG_6617
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To see this hat and other knitted items visit Avictoria.com

Monday, December 31, 2012

Great New Items!!!

Great new toddler hats added to my site this last week. This Brown Cabled Earflap Hat is adorable and would look great on both boys and girls. Cables on all four sides with a pom pom. 



This beautiful cabled white earflap hat is great for boys and girls. Warm and cozy with great cables down all four sides and a fun pom pom.




I love this owl hat!!!! The colors are great and the style so much fun! Great for boys and girls! 



To see these toddler hats visit my etsy site Avictoria.com
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