Monthly Archives: September 2012

A bit busy, but still crafting

The past week or so, it’s been busier than normal. Of course this means that my time for extra curricular activities, such as personal blogging, has been pushed to the backburner to simmer, while my focus has been on more important things. Outdoor workout A lot of yard work was complete, such as chopping and […]

Still of the night, I work on a secret sweater

Last night, after my daughter was asleep, I started working on a special project. It’s a sweater I’m making for an 18″ doll. My daughters best friend,O, has three American Girl dolls, and because of the play dates at O’s house, she’s become quite enamored with them. I still haven’t purchase the doll, but I’m […]

Teeny tiny knits

The past few days I’ve been working on tiny knits. During my down time, I’ve been so busy hanging with my daughter — and squeezing in knitting. That I’ve completely forgotten to take pictures, I must change that. Of course my daughter has reaped the benefits since the completed items were gifted to her dolls. […]

How did you know my name!

Today, I helped out in my daughter’s fourth grade science class…. The project they were working on was a barometer experiment, the barometers have been made in class, so now the children will be taking their projects home for a week. They’ll record their findings daily, log the information into the provided journal, and next […]

Scary skull

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, it happens in fall (which is one of my favorite seasons.)   This past weekend I decided to knit a few cute items for the upcoming holiday, such as the cute little skull featured here. This skull is tiny, about the size of a quarter, and was knitted […]

Early morning adventure; breakfast at the homeless shelter

Yesterday (Sunday) I was out of the house shortly after 4:30 am, on my way to the only homeless shelter in the county. I’ve been volunteering at this particular shelter, since I joined my Lutheran church last year. It’s one of the numerous ministries that our church is involved with, in fact, I’m the Homeless […]

Tutorial: How to soften acrylic yarn skeins; yes they can be washed in your washing machine!

This past December, when I learned to crochet, I purchased cheap Red Heart Super Saver yarn from a few big box stores; Wal Mart and Michaels. The only downside to working with this fiber was that some of the skeins were scratchy. The scratchy factor isn’t reserved to acrylics, since I’ve encountered some animal fibers […]