Monthly Archives: January 2011

Socks for Baby Ryan

Yesterday was my cousin’s baby shower and I whipped up some cute little socks for the outside of the gift bag.   I tried out a new pattern and I think they turned out great.  The short row heel was well written and easy to do.  I had it memorized by the second sock.

A Sock for Baby Ryan


The pattern is called Hunca Munca and can be found here.  You can also find it through Ravelry here.  There are three variations of the pattern, but I only made two (Plain Stockinette, and Rib & Twist).  I saved the pretty Rib & Twist in my “Baby Box” (kind of like a Hope Chest).  For the project details (yarn, needles, gauge, etc.) check out my Ravelry project page.

I slid cardboard into the socks to make them pretty for the photo.


Rib & Twist Socks (all mine!)


The short row heel, ribbing, and cables.


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A House

We had a home inspection today for the house we’re looking to buy. It went really well, especially for a house built in the early ’20s.  No major problems and our home inspector said the structure is quite solid and it’s not going anywhere.  I’ll put a picture of our new home up soon.  I am SO happy!

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Another snow storm. We got 15-18 more inches of the stuff. Is it Spring yet?

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* Please excuse the ugly camera phone picture.

I can scarcely believe it. The pieces of my Thermal sweater are done! I may actually be able to wear it this winter! 

What’s left:

* Blocking
* Sewing the pieces together
* Choosing two buttons from my stash
* Knitting button band and neck ribbing

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Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag


I’m not sure why I have so much trouble buying myself things.  I found a bag at Target (on clearance!) a little while back.  Two trips later, I was still eying it up.  So for the past couple of days I thought about it and tried to justify spending money on it.  The darn thing was half price and only $9.98 for goodness sake!  So I bought it. And I’m happy.

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Wedding Doilies 5-9

I’m finally getting around to posting the rest of the doilies. 

Wedding Doily #5 (8-Point Star)
Fairly quick pattern.  It’s vintage, so the wording can be a bit vague at times.  Pretty much like every old pattern I’ve made. 

Wedding Doily #5


Wedding Doily #6 (Sunflower Bloom)
Quick, fun, and easy.  It turned out super cute.  I would totally make one for myself.  It’s from the Leisure Arts book #2879 (Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies by Patricia Kristoffersen).  Lots of wonderful patterns, it’s worth buying.

Wedding Doily #6


Wedding Doily #7 (Pineapple Passion)
Another from the book Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies.


Wedding Doily #7


Wedding Doily #8
(Autumn Reflections)
This one came from my friend’s queue.   I picked it because it looked fast.  It was, but even with the larger (size 5) hook, I had to block it very aggressively to even get it near 12″ (She was trying for doilies measuring between 12-15″).  I managed to stretch this doily to 10 1/2″.

Wedding Doily #8

Wedding Doily #9
(Sweet Daisy)
One of my favorites.  I love daisies and this one feels very cheery and spring-like (which is lovely considereing we’ve already had one big snow storm and another is on the way).  This pattern is full of errors, but most of them are easy to figure out.  If I had had more time while crocheting it, I would have written them all down.  If I make it again, I’ll post the errata on my blog.

Wedding Doily #9

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