Playing hooky

Monday has been put on the back burner, I am taking the day off from life to work on Christmas presents during the daylight hours.

After my post about trying to find the perfect present for my Minecraft loving 8 year old boy, I came across these pistachio fudge Caron cakes (naturally) and alas, a blanket was born

It is about 47″ tall and after I finish my C2C decreases, I will be adding a boarder. I want this present to last a long time and while a 8 year old who is almost taller than is soon to be 11 year old sister, that is going to be hard.

I am also trying to finish this order today

Fringe is not my friend folks, it takes longer than crocheting the actual project itself.

While I sit and work on these things however my mind is elsewhere, you see we have had just a tease of snow here and it melted as quickly as it came. I am sitting here on my couch, but my mind is sitting in front of a fire on a snowy day, with my spinning wheel, spinning up all kinds of creations.

A few months ago I went to a sheep workshop and met many wonderful and knowledgeable people. Two people I met were a father and daughter, they raise Shetland sheep and I was extremely surprised to come home one early fall day to a box full of Shetland wool!

I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet, but it looks and feels amazing ❤️

If you are interested in purchasing some lovely Shetland wool, you can find this fabulous folks here Abdali Farms Langdon, you won’t be disappointed!

Have a great week folks!

The waiting game

We put in an offer on a house in Southern NH!!!!   
(Lovely view from the kitchen, can’t you picture sheep in that field?!)
Unfortunately, another couple has placed an offer on the house, so today (and most likely tomorrow) we wait…It’s been a long time looking at houses and trying to find one for us that fits. Cross your fingers folks, this might be the one!!!
I’ve been getting a lot done in the past week, mainly to de-stress. See folks though I’m 31 years young and eat pretty healthy, I’ve been suffering chest pains and landed in the ER after an abnormal EKG, after blood work and a second EKG coming back normal, the only conclusion people can come up with is anxiety attacks due to stress. So I’ve been trying to de-stress

  
  I made a hat for a friend   

   
 I finished a baby blanket, my very first blanket ever! It’s the C2C blanket!
I’m currently working on a second hat, though after ten rounds of cables last night I realized that I had done the wrong 8 count cable stitch and had to take all the cables out *breath* oh well, I will start over again with a cup of tea and a smile.
Have a great day folks!!

The one where the sewing machine stopped working

We’ve had a good bit of rain the past two weeks and during one of those days I thought I would teach Lorelai to use the sewing machine. At first she was not very excited about it, however after picking a project (a pillow), and picking out some lovely soft fabric, she soon had a bounce in her step.

We pinned the sides together and went over to learn about and prepare to use the machine and low and behold, the hand wheel decided that it wasn’t going to move 😒, turns out the bobbin case was loose and was causing issues. After a cleaning, fixing the bobbin casing, dropping a screw in the machine, and then retrieving the screw, and putting it back together, the machine started to work. Phew! So we threaded the machine and suddenly the top thread decided to not pick up the lower thread. 

Needless to say, I’m not in the mood to mess with it. We will try again when the weather is a bit cooler and isn’t making everyone agitated.

We’ve been busy (as always).

We’ve graduated from preschool

  
And enjoyed nature   

 

I created two of my very own crochet hat patterns, which I am finishing the final touches and will then share pictures!!

I also picked up my lovely crochet hook last weekend and decided it was time to start my first C2C blanket

 
It got addicting fast

  

And I am now on the decrease!  This will be a baby blanket for someone who is due in three short weeks! 

For all of you who have tornado warnings (we are currently under watch), please stay safe!! I have many friends in many different states experiencing tornado warnings this week.
Have a great night folks!!