Progress makes everything worth while….. ( a WIP )

I’m sorry to say that I have no new patterns for you today. My life has completely revolved around my current project.  It’s one of those “this is going to be great! What was I thinking?! Wait, it’s totally working!” types of projects.

It actually started weeks ago. Small, simple, quick enough. And then….. Well I got this brilliant idea at 1:00 a.m. ( yes I know, ideas at one in the morning are very rarely brilliant ). I woke up the next morning still on the “Yes!” high and ran off to the craft store to buy supplies. 

Let’s now fast forward about three weeks. After very many hours of questioning my judgement and sanity level, it has finally shown itself. I’m pleased as punch, it’s working the way it did in my mind!! 

I’m patterning out the entire thing ( which is not helping the time it’s taking ) and will be including it in group or set of patterns for sale. Not much longer, I can see the finish line, getting ready for detail work!

But for now, a sneak peek: 

  

Estimating height is just over a foot tall, once it’s done, I’ll actually take a ruler to it.

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Hate the cold, love the snuggles!

There are so many reasons I can not stand the winter. The cold, the snow, the grey, the cold, lack of leaves on trees, the ice, and most importantly, let’s not forget the cold!!
When the sun goes down at 4:30 p.m. and the wind is howling, there is nothing better than snuggling up with a cozy blanket. Obviously there is no better blanket than a homemade one, but I didn’t need to tell you that.
Here is a pile of my homemade favorites:

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The top two I made for my daughter, the bottom one is a ripple made from yarn scraps and the black and white is by far my favorite! It was done in tapestry style, was time consuming and so worth it.

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That’s all for now, sorry no patterns this week. Hang in there, working some things out for you fine folks, my scattered brain is trying to do too many things at once again!!
See you soon, until then, stay warm.