Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Back in January I was at Michael's and saw some cute Valentine garlands, but they were selling for $20. They looked simple enough so I attempted my own version with some twine and fat quarters from JoAnn Fabrics. It was a quick and easy project that has helped perk up my mantel (I get so sad when the Christmas decorations come down). I also didn't spend anywhere near $20 so it was a win in the finance department as well.
If you are interested in making something similar, I don't have very precise directions. I basically ripped the fabric into similar widths and lengths, cut those in half. Started tying the pieces on my twine--I guestimated the center & tied one there; tied one at each end as well. Continued tying (double-knotting, actually) at regular intervals, trying to mix up light and dark pink fabrics. I like the rough edges of the fabric, but it might be a good idea to use a product so they don't unravel (I've also used a candle in the past, but since this is probably not the fire safety method, I am not officially recommending that).
Hope you all had a fabulous V-Day filled with the ones you love!
Saturday, February 4, 2012
|Sorry for the bad picture quality--I had to take these at night + we have terrible lighting in our house...daytime or not!|
I am a bit shamed to admit that I have yet to donate a knit item to charity since I took up the craft. But, in honor of full disclosure, there's the truth. Numerous times I have thought about it, planned to do it, but have never followed through. Well, let 2012 be the year this begins!
I saw a request for knit scarves for the Vermont Special Olympics through a local craft store called Creative Habitat. The S.O. was looking for knitters to make solid red or red and white scarves, so I decided to join in. I got inspired through numerous Ravelry (are you a member?) patterns, but ended up choosing a ruffled scarf. I found some modifications that I liked through a fellow Ravelry member's project and used those modifications on the pattern.
I love the way it turned out. It was a relatively quick knit and it was fun to watch the spirals develop. The only weird thing was that you knit it length-wise, so you end up with a ton of stitches on your needles at one point. Thank goodness for circulars!
Monday, December 19, 2011
|View down our driveway|
|Car ride fun|
|Christmas Trees on the move|
Monday, November 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Have you been able to enjoy fall colors in your neck of the woods? Here are some photos from last weekend when Mr. P and I visited Smuggler's Notch and Mt. Mansfield in Stowe last weekend. We count our lucky stars that these types of places are so close we can visit them on a Sunday afternoon!
Thanks for indulging me in numerous photos!
What are your favorite fall colors? Me...the tree across the street that was simultaneously green, red, orange.