Silas Sweater Complete

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 First of all, here is the link to this fabulous sweater.

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 I bought the yarn Cascade 220 Superwash Aran from Jimmy Beans Wool. I am so pleased with the way it knitted up. Soft, yet warm, and durable.

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Since I am gifting it to a little boy, it needs to be strong and washable. I opted for plastic buttons, as again this is for a little boy. Thought plastic would hold up better than wood.

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 Finished product waiting to meet its new owner.

Frozen Upon A Time Update…

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Hubby had to leave a “stupid thirty” (slang for way early) so I got up and knit in peace and  quite until our “PacMan” got up  and needed my attention.

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So if you have not ordered this yarn before, you totally should! Its wool so it is warm, and  it has a cool temperature to touch like silk. There are several options that are not pink.  I want to make some baby blankets from this yarn. Did I mention its machine  washable? Head on over to JimmyBeansWool and grab some of this for yourself. And if you feel like it, tell them Whitney Creath sent you, in the referral box.

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Last  but definitely not least, if you like the pattern click here. You can also check  out the fabulous pattern author Rachel Roden at her knitting blog here.

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Bumble Bee Dress…

DSC_9692 This Bumble Bee Dress was so much fun to make! The Berroco  Comfort Sock yarn was a dream to work. Soft and very easy to mold into my project. 

DSC_9693 I bought the 100% cotton onsie from Hobby Lobby. 

DSC_9694 A relative sent me a link to the flip flops and I knew right away what I wanted to make with them. DSC_9695 

Aren’t they just darling? DSC_9696

I really hope this goes to a cute little baby girl with lots of outdoor fun this coming Spring! DSC_9697 DSC_9698 DSC_9699 DSC_9700

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Easy Peasy Mittens…

A pattern for beginner knitters, and beyond.

The pattern is easy,  fast, and produces wonderfully fast gifts. 

I have been wanting to get some basic patterns published, and still have more ideas buzzing around in my head. To keep up with the newest ones check out my Facebook page… Subscribe to the blog feed, and follow my shop on Etsy. Which is where you can find the pattern to download as a PDF file. 

Warm, and Cozy Mittens
Warm, and Cozy Mittens

You can also find them via this Ravelry link.

 

A Day In The Life Of A Knitting Duck…

   As a teenager, I was a tomboy. I didn’t want anything to do with being crafty, or sewing. I like working with my hands, and I didn’t like to be indoors. So then my Mom started to teach us sewing and needle arts. I decided if I have to learn, I would learn needle art, because it was easy to lug outside. 

  Also, I was stuck with a nickname that reflected my tomboyish tendency. I walked into the bathroom to find my sister struggling to change the old wooden toilet seat for a new one. She was having trouble figuring out how to take the old one off. I walked in needing to have her fix it quickly so I could use the faculties. I quickly removed the old seat, and replaced it. Her response “I cannot do this sort of thing, I am a girl.” My response was “What am I a Duck?” And thus whenever my technically challenged family had a problem they would yell “I need a Duck.” So, I became the knitting Duck. 

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Now I am no longer at my families home. I am learning how to start using these talents as way to create, and help my family. All the while being a home maker, and wife. So here I plan to post my accomplishments, failures, and things I learn along the way. I hope you will join me on some of these adventures.