BOO 

I thought I would take a few moments to give a small update, we have been packing like crazy and will be in our new home this weekend *happy dance*

We closed last Friday and slowly started moving stuff over (my yarn and good stuff like that 😉 )

The kids had a fantastic Halloween, as I mentioned before I was making Lorelai’s costume

  
I didn’t have a pattern to go by for the skirt, so I decided to wing it. Of course it was too big and she’ll be able to wear it until she is an adult (with pants underneath of course *ahem* )

  
The sweater was a slightly modified version of Amanda Woeger’s Puffed Lilacs

The end result 

  
  
Rainbow dash and Batman who was seeking justice!!

Not 100% of the look she was going for but it’s as close as we were going to get in such a short period of time. 

The kids had fun and the switch witch traded them their candy for lots of fun surprises (Lorelai was pleased as punch to get an entire bag of shrimp, while Leif received his favorite, avocados).

Soon

We have 14 days until closing (well maybe sooner now that the house is cleared out), I’ve been busy packing up our lives, hopefully for the final time. Never having lived in the same house for five consecutive years in a row, this is a big milestone.

  
The summer clothes have been packed away for sometime, the mornings are cold here (we had frost yesterday), and there is talk of snow this weekend. Wish I had more time to write, I’ll be lucky if I finish Lorelai’s costume before Halloween or even Leif’s Hobbes, his birthday is also their last day of school before we move. 

Tomorrow I get the day off from packing to head back over to work with the great Carol Felice to learn about making herbal medicines! I’ll take plenty of pictures!

Not sure what the point of this post is lol I just wanted to pop in and say “hi”. So hey, hi, how are you?!
Have a great day folks!!

We’re all mad here

Between three weeks of dealing with the flu scattered around our household, fall cleaning, and some slight packing, I have managed to complete two house.

  
The first hat is a slightly edited version of Red Hearts Halloween Top Hat, being held on to the top of miss Lorelai’s head with a bobby pin and shear luck. 

  
The second is another Red Heart hat, again a slightly edited version of the Mad Willy hat. My cousin and her family are going as Alice in Wonderland characters this year, so this lovely hat is getting ready to be shipped off to Georgia!!

Twenty five days until our closing date! 
Have a great day folks!

Canine treats and fun with hats!

Folks, today I’d like start off telling you about a new business a dear friend of mine started up, Canine Confections. Cat and her now husband adopted a puppy named Rommel awhile back, and she recently started making homemade dog treats. We ordered two pounds of the pumpkin piggies, and Moose just loves them!

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He loves them so much, that while normally he will sit still for treats, he starts running around in circles as soon as he sees the Good Dog bag!
If you have a special canine in your life, I highly suggest ordering some of these all natural, inexpensive treats!!
(I did not get paid for this review, I just wanted to share a truly awesome product that my dog gives two paws up!!

Well folks, it’s true, crochet is much faster for me than knitting, in fact I have finished two more hats and I have two more that I should be finished with my Friday!!

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I made this Minnie Mouse hat as a birthday present for my niece’s second birthday! (Thank you to my bosom friend Ethel for the pictures), my niece is going to be Minnie Mouse for Halloween and her little brother is going to be Mickey, his hat is one I should have done by Friday!
You can find the pattern to this hat over at
Repeat Crafter Me

I also finished an adult size Anna hat for a friend who expressed interest in one

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This hat took a little longer then expected, crochet makes my knuckles inflamed a lot more than knitting, but I worked through it!
You can find the pattern for this hat over at Rick a bam boo

I also have Lorelai’s Elsa hat/wig to finish this week! I bought a few pretty buttons to give it a little extra something!

We have had rain for the last week, with maybe two days of sunshine, on Sunday we went spent a semi rainy day town hunting (hunting for a town we want to buy a house in), and it was so surprising to go from our house where all leaves have fallen off the trees, to southern NH where the trees are covered with leaves! We are actually supposed to have our first snowfall this weekend!!
As much as I love this town and the early snow, we need to live in an area that has a longer growing season for veggies and hay. Hopefully we’ll find something that we love!

During yesterday’s rainy day, in between lessons, I managed to wash some of my Romney wool that I purchased in the spring, I washed it three times with blue dawn dish soap, and then rinsed with plain water three more times. I heated to the water up to 150 degrees on the stove (my water heater won’t turn up any higher than 120).

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Before the first wash^

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This morning, still wet

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Some of the wool already dry.

This Romney feels soft and looks beautiful! I can’t wait to spin it up this winter!

Hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween folks!!