Finally done!

Took me a little longer than expected, but I finally finished the mitten/fingerless mitt pattern. May be because I decided that I needed to include a hat with them. And then in my typical scattered brained glory, tried it on once in process, decided it wasn’t slouchy enough, and then just went crazy adding rows….. The results are an incredibly SUPER slouchy hat, I love it!! Ahh happy accidents.

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Look at those colors! They make me feel all warm and happy 😊.
So I have two teenage girls sitting on my couch who can’t be bothered to get up and go outside for a photo shoot. “Omg are you kidding it’s freezing out there!”
Hopefully I can get them outside tomorrow and then will have the patterns up for you lovelies. Until then, enjoy your evenings and stay warm!!

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New Pattern coming soon! ( because it’s cold )

It’s been chilly here lately and I hate the cold! Typical of the area, my house is oil heated and anyone who knows the horrors of oil, it can get expensive. This time of year, you’ll find me wearing multiple layers in a feeble attempt at not going “heat broke”. And we won’t even talk about the instant icicles my poor hands turn into whenever I have to step outside. For these lovely reasons I have worked out two/one new pattern for you folks. Trust me, that makes sense it’s a “fitted” mitten ( for when those super bulky ones won’t do ) that can easily be turned into a fingerless mitt ( you know, to wear in the house. Don’t worry no ones judging you ).
So hang in there, I’ll be posting in a few days and your hands can to benefit from some new snugly warmth!

It’s cold and snowy here…so I made ornaments.

The day before thanksgiving Mother Nature decided we needed a snowstorm. Conveniently it stopped snowing overnight Wednesday, so travel on Thursday was perfectly safe, however the temperature dropped quickly and the snow is pretty much frozen in place.

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My street. As pretty as it is, it turns me into a hermit! Today, mister is at work, offspring is off with friends, mom got bored. So, I made ornaments ( more, I know).

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I decided to make two completely different options.

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The first group are very rustic, smell amazing, and more suited to my style. The second ones are more whimsical I feel and just pretty to look at!
I’ll be posting the how tos in the next couple of days so you can make your favorite or both!
And on a side note/behind the scenes moment. I had decided that they needed to be photographed outside and the closest trees weren’t good enough. So I tromped through the woods, dropped a couple and froze my hands digging through snow…..someone should totally invent something to wear on your hands to keep them warm. 😉

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Yup.. Didn’t even get dressed, just slid on my amazingly tacky boots (but oh so warm and waterproof!) and went on a jaunt in the snow!

Pretty sure my cats hate me.

I LOVE Christmas. Seriously it’s ridiculous how much I enjoy the holiday. The lights, trees, decorations, music, you name it, I love it. On the flip side, my mister is a bah humbug. Decorating before Dec 1st I’d forbidden, however he does allow me to make festive bows for the cat. Even he thinks she’s adorable in them!
This year though we have TWO cats for me to “accessorize”! Mister texted me from work one night 6 months ago, he had a surprise, walked in carrying a kitty! My girl is used to my “shit” ( I swear by the looks she gives me that’s her word choice ). She wears her bows and just deals with the non stop photos. Little man is not so sure about it, he’s been wearing it for about 3 hours now. It seems to startle him whenever he goes to scratch his neck, but I think he’ll learn to love it ( mister says I’m delusional ). Either way, they look adorable and are humoring me nicely. I think little man is fitting in quite nicely!!

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See, so freaking adorable!!! And then there’s this one……. He’s letting his true feelings known here.

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Reasons I should be sleeping and why I’m not ( a.k.a. Pattern writing )

Good evening or morning or possibly afternoon, depends on where in the world you are. Here at my humble abode it’s almost midnight and I’m sitting on the couch growling. Yup, that’s right growling.
You see, I’m tired, but I’m also working out a new pattern. Any crocheter out there knows which one takes priority.
I should go to bed, the offspring needs to be woken up in 6 hours for school, apparently I’m not cool enough to wait at the bus stop with her, but I have to wake her up every morning….. I spent 3 hours today doing yard work, have I mentioned I loathe leaves?? So I’m beat, not cut out for manual labor this one, and I’ve been fighting a pattern for the last 3 hours.
My eyes are burning, my mind keeps wandering, and I’ve taken apart and restarted at least 10 times so far.
I currently hate this project, but I won’t quit. Why you ask? Because I know how cute it will be in the end when I make it work! That or I’m stubborn and refuse to let yarn get the best of me…..
Either way, I’m giving it another 30 minutes or so, the dog keeps glancing over at me wondering what I’m so mad at. Might be a sign to throw in the towel for the evening.
I know one mama who’s hitting that snooze button in the morning.

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Completely unrelated photo, but isn’t he cute?! He’s not complaining I’m up late!

Darnell my friend

Was going through my photos when I found this one. This is Darnell, he was created last winter during a particularly snowy week. Just another example of how to use up yarn and kill some days when you just can’t bring yourself to go out into the frozen abyss….

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He’s rather tall about 18 inches. Wishing I wasn’t being a lazy turd at the time and wrote down the pattern. Suppose it’s for the best, maybe the world only needs one of him.

A quick little hello.

As the title suggests, I’m just throwing out a quick hello to you all. In the interest of knowing who you are ( or should be 😉 ) following, let me introduce myself.
I live in New England with my Mister. We have one daughter who is currently in the throes of “the epic teenage years”, a 14 yr old Weimaraner, 12 year old little old lady cat, and the spawn of satan himself. Ok maybe he’s not actually the spawn of satan, but spend a day with him and you may start to agree with me. Oh yeah, he’s a 1 1/2 yr. old cat.
I’m obsessed with crochet and love to make things. Mister and I both love vintage, especially Pyrex and mid-century. Weekends will find us at tag sales and flea markets, always on the hunt!
That’s about it. Keep your eyes on this blog for free crochet patterns, links for purchasable ones, and some photos just for viewing pleasure!

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