Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}

The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life. This explains why I always have more than one project going at a time as well as why my housework tends to fall behind. I enjoy seeing what others are working on and keeping calm with, too. What are you creating? What is keeping you going? Snap a picture or two and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link below.
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I am still working on K's birthday sweater but have found myself in need of a mindless project to work on during the day. After all, I can't work on K's sweater right in front of her! So I started on another jar cozy for my morning coffee or tea. I use my other one so much it would be nice to have one to switch it out with. This time around I am trying a modified pattern though and using leftover DK yarn from K's Little House shawl. At the moment it is looking a bit on the small side, but if it ends up being too snug I will just give it to K for her morning smoothie jar.

p.s. - Jackie over at Luna Grey Fiber Arts just launched a brand new website and to celebrate is hosting some amazing yarn giveaway. Check them out here!

What are you working on?! Happy creating!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blossom

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I finally blocked C's Blossom Tee, the test knit designed by my friend Katherine, over the weekend. As soon as it was dry C took it off the rack and put it on over the (rather poufy) dress she was wearing. She loves it! She is usually the most enthusiastic about receiving handknits, even if she swears all wool is "itchy". I just had to snap some pics of her in it right at that moment, so please forgive the back patio photos. It was just much too hot to go out in the sun and shade isn't easy to find here. We'll go take proper photographs when it cools down a bit, assuming the tee hasn't been worn to a raveling. I have a feeling she'll be wearing it quite often. I love that it can be worn alone in the summer and then worn over a long sleeve shirt in the fall and winter as an extra layer of warmth on one of the most important parts of the body to keep warm (besides the head.)

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Thank you for all of your advice and kindness with my headache. Thankfully, it started to calm down over the weekend. I made an appointment with the doctor for this week but I am now starting to think a possible cavity may be the source of this headache and a trip to the dentist might be more appropriate. I'll give it another day or so to see.
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