Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Razorback Red!




This Friday the 2nd Sebastian's school will be having a fall festival. Earlier last week his school sent home a notice for the Kindergarten classes to be doing a themed basket. The baskets will be part of a silent auction, his classes theme being...You guessed it Razorback Red! Now I'm not much of a football, let alone Razorback fan with my dad, being a stray Cheese Head. The options for the basket where to donate items, money, gift cards, pom-poms, koozies, cups, beads, t-shirts, hats. It gave me an idea to whip up a few hog hats. A few months ago I saw on my facebook feed, that a fellow booker was crafting Razorback hats to sell to local hog fans. Now Ironically even though I'm not a Football fan I Love Pigs. Pink precious pigs, yet again another irony I'm not into pink, but pigs all the same. I've been waiting for a chance to sit down and whip up my own creation of the adorably fun hog hat. With Sebastian's fall festival right around the corner, and a basket begging for donations. I figured this was the perfect time to get crafting. Along with donating the hat and a few other small crocheted trinkets, coasters, and if there is enough time a possible second hat and or scarf for  6-12 year old to wear. I'm slowly working my way a step further to achieving my goal of Donating to the Children's Hospital and to Pay It Forward. Here's to hoping to design will turn ou,t and slowly working to my goal all while having fun supporting my sons school. I will post pictures of the hat and following items later today once I've finished. Getting in the fall spirit!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Declan's Snake



Declan is my oddball, last man out. Having made Sebastian a Murloc for his 5th nirthday, and currently finishing Fox's granny square blanket for his 3rd birthday. I hd to go on the hunt yet again for something a sliitle odd and perfectly suited for my youngest. Whom already has a motherload of clothes and toys. Luckily I found on anothers blog, can't remember where sad to say. Once I remember I will give full credit for her brilliance. I found a pattern for a varigeted snake. Declan likes to cuddle with blankies and small animals close to his neck and chin so when I stumbled upon this particular pattern the light bulb went off and my fingers got busy. The snae was crochet and a joy to make. Mindless fun catching up on shows, pickup, put down so no worries of loosingwhere I or anything. After having completed Declan's both Fox, and Sebastian instantly wanted one too. Both have picked their varigated yarn, now to plant my skiny tail down and get to stitching. Might evenmake a few more to use as stocking stuffers, for a few nephews this holiday season.

Husband's Blanket





A few months ago I posted that I had taken the previously failwhaled attempt at making a knitted blanket apart and returned it to its original state (balls). After endlessly searching on the internet for a patten that would have a very male, simple stitch that would be visible with the lionsbrand homespun black yarn which was t no avail.I search throu my stash of book, magazine and odd and ends to find a very beautifuly, simplistic throw pattern by Erika Knight in her Simple Simple Crochet. The knot stitch was perfect for the strength, elasticity, stable, but flexible pattern for the roughess it would endure by my husband. Who like to cocoon himslef into blankets throughout the day and while he tosses and turns at night. After having started the first part of the blanket, my secret project was no more. He found it after having heard Sebastian say that I'd been working on it for his birthday. After that it was hidden no more enablig me to accomplish more. Sadly I didn't finished on his birthday, but a coule after having bordered it with a mohair yarn of blue and white. Half way throu completely the blanket my husband suddenly added he would like a celtic knot added to the blanket with an orange homespun yarn with a small tint of purple. Of course he would finally decide to addd input at the half way point. Now having the body of the blanket done. My next project to come will be to design and crochet his desired tree to add on a latter date. So far I mut say, his blanket is my be blanket work so far!!! Very proud of my growing talents!!!

Update!

Since Sebastian has started school I've been one crazy lady, running around with my head cut off getting a million and one things done all at once. Spending time with my younger boys has been a wonderful delight. Fox has his morning routine of watching monsters in the ground (Tremors). Declan does his own thing of playing with random toys. All while I Do morning chores around the house...clean, clean, clean...Watching a few little ones here and there throughout the day to bring in a little money, and giving the kiddos some playmates. Lunch, Naps, then collecting the oldest from school. Phew it's a wonder that I haven't gone mad yet. But in all honestly I love it. It keeps me busy and besides knitting/crocheting till my hearts content I've found something I enjoy doing. Children bring a special happiness, and light to any crappy day or situation. All before even thinking about getting dinner cooked. I've had to squeeze in time to stitch. Which has mostly been crochet as of late, must have caught the bug. Several birthdays have came and gone, a few small projects have been completed and the days just keep speeding by. I will talk more of my crochet projects in a post soon to follow this one. My husband and myself celebrate birthdays two days together one right after the other. So another year marked in the sand and another bag of old age creeps up on us. All is good, chaotic, but fulled with a happy heart!