Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sometimes...

Sometimes you find the perfect button right in your button box...ya know?

I don't know what I originally bought this simple, wooden button for, but I am certain it has found its "forever home" somewhere over the rainbow!

Hopefully I can un-mystify this Destination Yarn project with some great photos in the very near future! Until then, thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Knit the Rainbow...or Crochet!

Some time ago, maybe in July, my friend Jeanne (Life In Cleveland) had a trunk show at a local shop. She featured her Destination Yarn*, which is beautiful, just like she is! 

Even though I never really mentioned it at the time, I did make a purchase...or 30! Here is just a portion of my haul:

Since then, I've used some of those lovely pastels to knit big sister and little sister sweaters, and the blue gradient for a hat and mitts for a four-year old. (Yes, that's how stash is made. Buy 30 skeins, knit only 5. :) Anyhoo...I've finally found what I want to do with the rainbow yarn in the pic. It only took me 7 months, but I have now balled up my America the Beautiful gradient,

searched out a K crochet hook, and I've even started the project!

However, I can't tell you what it is...yet. Give me some time. Crochet is quick, and this is gonna be gorgeous and sooo worth the wait!

Mystery crochet...I kinda like it...in rainbow colors! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit (and crochet!) in Good Health!

*If you have not used Destination Yarn, you should give it a try! My favorite of her bases are Souvenir (a super-squishy DK-weight) and Letter (fingering weight that looks great in cables, lace, or whatever stitch you love best!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Just Another Wednesday...

Nothing spectacular about my week so far. We did have a lovely Easter on Sunday. We colored eggs (thank you, Pinterest!) and put out pickles,

Snake and Dollface broke into their basket before dinner (like you do),

and there was a nap and a new knitting project (would you expect anything less on a holiday weekend?).

Other than that, we made sure the elephants were comfy, 

and that's all she (I) wrote!

I hope your weekend was lovely as well, and that there have not been many crises (yet) this week for you. :) Tell me, what's on your needles, dear friends?

Knit in Good Health!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter, Elephants!

Sometimes, but not always, Easter week falls near my birthday. Easter makes me want to knit bunnies and egg hats and other such Easter-y nonsense. My birthday makes me want to knit silly things without a theme. Therefore, behold the Easter Elephants!

I'm really not sure why I must knit multiples, but now that I have two elephants and three-and-a-half dresses for the elephants, I think I can move onto something new. :) Maybe I'll start with leftover cuppy-cakes from knit night...

Oh, wait. That box is empty today...I finished the cuppy-cakes yesterday. But it sure was a nice surprise, Knitters! Thanks! 

I cannot think of a gift better than a year's worth of wooly goodness, grand-baby kisses and warm hugs! Oh, and elephants that accompany me to work! 

(Although they are generally better when they remember to wear a shirt!)

Maybe my next knit will be socks...or perhaps one of those DROPS sweaters I mentioned on Wednesday? Yeah, maybe not. Maybe I'll just stick to the toys for a bit. I do have some cute mice and cat patterns in my queue...stay tuned! I'm sure I'll have more to tell you soon!

Until then, whether you do the ham and eggs tomorrow or not, I hope that your weekend is good! Thanks for stopping by, Knit in Good Health, and 


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Brand New Day

A brand new day. A brand new month. Sounds like a good time for change. OK, here I go!

Starting today, I will stop knitting multiples of every toy. Maybe I'll stop knitting toys altogether. I need more sweaters... Today is also a perfect time to challenge myself to stop challenging myself so much. I will stop feeling like I need to overachieve, and do all the things, and I will stop adding new hobbies to my craft résumé every time I turn around. There are only so many hours in the day.

Starting today, I'm not going to check the blog obsessively for bad spelling and grammar, and I'm going to let it just be what it will be. I will not knit and re-knit, spin and re-spin, obsessing over even stitches and perfectly smooth yarns. I will stop caring about the grammar and spelling police, the knitting police, the spinning police, and I will play free and loose with this crafty life! With no regard for sanity, for security, for intelligent decisions, I'll cast on three DROPS sweaters today! (If you are in my knitting group, you'll get that. Otherwise, nevermind.)

Starting today, I will no longer worry about what my cats think of me. I will eat what I want. I will do what I want. I will go where I want, when I want, and if I need to pee, I will push that cat right off my lap. I am sure she will understand, right?

And finally, starting today, I will play April Fools' Jokes. 

APRIL FOOLS!!!

Did you really believe any of that? I didn't think so...after all, you've seen the rabbits, and now the elephant (who will soon have a sister),

And today you see that she has a second dress, with lovely, even, overachievin' stitches! lol!

You just don't stop this kind of nonsense cold-turkey like that! lol!

Still, today IS a brand new day, so I think I'll make the best of it, and ac-cen-tuate the positive, encourage others, and challenge myself to new heights! Even though I know I can never be perfect, I can certainly try my best.

Thanks for stopping by on the first of April! 

Knit in Good Health, and watch your back for "fools" like me!