Friday, November 28, 2014

Halloween Gifts

This year I had time to knit my nieces and nephew in Washington State Halloween gifts:

Fingerless Mitts for my niece Justice. This is one of the yarns I got in my dyeing swap this summer.
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Liam's little socks.
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Vera's socks, she wanted some purple stripey socks so I used a gradient purple and alternated it with white.
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Eleanor's gradient purple socks.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wookie's Thanksgiving

Wookie impatiently waiting for his Thanksgiving plate of food!
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And scarfing his dinner!
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wookie Wednesday

Just one week before the storm, enjoying our lovely 60's.
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Wookie enjoying our first few flakes.
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Wookie loved our bit of the Buffalo Snow Storm.
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Sleepy Wookie, the snow tuckers him out!
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

John's Birthday Socks

This year for John, my brother-in-law, I knit him, my sister, and my niece matching socks! I took about a million pictures as I was super proud of these, but I won't drowned you all in them and will just show a few.

Here is the picture my sister sent me after they received the socks!
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I love to see the size difference between the pictures, from left to right, Kid's 11, Women's 6, and Men's 13.
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I did all the math to make sure the socks matched exactly! I love how they turned out, but here is a good reason not to do this again:

This is just one pair of socks for ends to weave in, multiply this times three! It was craziness!
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Eleanor would like me to do the same next year, but she'd like her doll to match them also.  Which I will do, but if they are stripey, it'll be self-striping!  :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Dyer's Notebook Giveaway

I meant to blog about this when I got it, but I forgot. The Dyer's Notebook had a giveaway for one of her Alice Kits and I won!

This is how it arrived, in a cute little box!
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This is the first real knitting bag I have ever owned and I so very much love it!
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The yarn is a little lighter in color.  It's a single merino that I am using as part of a reversible hat.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Spinning Wheel Love

My relationship with my wheel is very much on and off. Pulled her out of the corner though and cleaned her and did a little spinning. A couple years ago I purchase enough of this fiber to hopefully spin enough to make a sweater . . . I am still spinning it.

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I'm not sure that I'll still make a sweater out of it when I am done, but I am sure at this speed, I have plenty of time to decide what to do with the yarn.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Doll Flashback to the Past

When I was young my main crafting outlet was making dolls and clothes for them. I loved doing it and everything I made was hand sewn, even the hair was yarn that was stitched strand by strand into the dolls head. They were time consuming and I primarily stopped making them because I didn't think the time I put into them were appreciated by the recipients, especially the last two I made . . . I know this is a bad reason, but it's true. I loved making the dolls though.

My sister, Rhoni, informed me yesterday that one of the dolls I made 18 years ago had made it's way from my Grandma Cheryl to my niece Eleanor.

Most of my dolls were made faceless, as I preferred this, but there was a chunk of time in which I put iron-on faces on them, because other people preferred that they have faces. This face mostly lasted 18 years, just a bit of the eyebrows and the lips are missing. I was informed they were lost partially due to a trip or trips through the washer... the iron-on faces I do not believe were meant to last going through a washer and dryer, so that is to be expected.

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My sister took a comparison picture, the baby doll is about 12" long, so the sewn doll is quite large, I believe she was made as a 24" doll and was one of the very few that I made that large.
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Seeing it was a nice walk down memory lane and almost made me want to make them again.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Snow flurries!

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Wookie loves the snow and colder weather, so he was quite happy with the snow flurries on our walk!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nifty thrift store find!

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I love wooden bowls, just need to find some good conditioning wax/lotion for wood. Also considering staining them...

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Lo-Lo Bar

This is my absolute favorite scent of Lo-Lo Bar!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

And napping

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Wookie Wednesday

Isn't Fall awesome?  Loving the cooler weather and all the Fall smells!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Doll clothing!

I know I disappeared, going back to work sucked more energy out of me than I expected!   I have a bunch of stuff to share with you, but for today I'm going to leave you with the little doll socks I just finished!