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January 28, 2015

SFS2015A ~ January

And here we are at the end of January already, and down to the wire to submit my Stitch from Stash update!

Spent: $0
Finishes: none $0 credit

January hasn't been a stitchy month for me... I'm taking the next level of knitting classes, so all of my "me time" had been occupied with working on all of the new things I've learned to I can retain them!  I just finished my homework for this week and now need to get myself off to the land of slumber, morning just comes too quickly!

Good night friends, hopefully I'll have a more exciting report next month!

January 14, 2015

Knitting ~ The Next Step

I am so in love with learning this new craft!  Last week I started the next phase of my knitting ventures, Knitting 201 at my LYS.  Double Pointed Needles!
 
I worked on my homework assignment from our last class, documenting my progress in pictures of course.
 
 

 
We are doing three projects in this month long class, and after finishing the first one I promptly casted on for the second and finished my homework, the ribbing for a wristwarmer.  I am anxiously biding my time until tomorrow's class, where we will be learning CABLES!  I don't know if you can tell exactly how excited I am?
 
Aside from feeling all thumbs, I am truly enjoying it so much. The possibilities now are endless... hats! socks! mittens!  We will defeat winter now, we will be so warm!
 
Have you started any new crafty ventures lately? 

January 7, 2015

The Holiday Handmades :: For Him

EDIT::  Lisa, in response to your question (you are a no-reply blogger)...  my girlfriend ordered them through a local sports store.  They are a hollow plastic shell of a puck.  Hope this helps!



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One day in October I got a message from one of my hockey mom friends, sending me a picture of a wreath she saw somewhere on the net saying "we could totally make these!".   These weren't just any ordinary Christmas wreaths you see, but something that was totally up our hockey-loving alley.

And so, 5 of us hockey moms got together one night, armed with glue guns, drinks and snacks, and had a blast. 

The end result - a Christmas gift for the hubby.

 

 
I'm hoping that my most adored hockey fan will enjoy this for many years yet to come.  I know I will, it's my favorite finish of 2014!  Well, maybe it's tied with the turtle :)

January 5, 2015

The Holiday Handmades :: Sent Far Away


This year, for the very first time, I felt I was ahead of the holiday crafting madness...  and I was so less stressed and disappointed with myself, it felt good!  Only one project remains to be finished (still!) but I hope to rectify that this week.
 
My sister lives in Indiana and I'm lucky if we see each other every couple of years.  We don't usually exchange anything, but after she commented on a Facebook post of something I had made, this year I decided that she needed a little handmade love sent her way.
 
She had told me that she loves the slouchy hats and her colors and we settled on the Shanti Hat by Robyn Devine.  I decided that a matching set would be fun for her and also made a pair of wristers.
 
I neglected to take some pictures before sending off the package and so Alli sent me some when she received her package.
 

Shanti Hat (Ravelry link)
Tween Style Wristers (Red Heart Pattern)
Crocheted with Red Heart Soft yarn

And a pic of my beautiful sister wearing them too.  She assures me that her car was in park ;)

 
I also included a handknit dishcloth in the package, you know... just cause.
 
There are a couple more things to show you still from the holidays, hopefully will be sharing them here soon.  As seems to be my habit lately, I don't have pictures and need to wrangle up my girls - and try doing that when there's still sunlight in January!