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Here is my latest WIP (Work In Progress). This is the Simple City Shrug. I purchased the pattern from knitpicks.com.  I did not want to purchase an expensive yarn and I was not sure I was going to  like it to so I am using Caron’s Simply Soft and I have to tell you that I am in love with it so far.  For an inexpensive yarn it is fantastic and I am enjoying the pattern.  It is a great beginner pattern and Iam excited to finish it and try something harder.  I am also posting some pictures of my new favorite scarf pattern.  I made several of these for Christmas gifts. This was a Lion Brand Pattern that turned out very different from the picture because I did not use the yarn that was suggested, but I loved the results.

Have a great Sunday!


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Another Saturday has pretty much come and gone! ( I actually took the pictures above at the end of last Saturday but have not had time to post them)

Good news, I got a job, I start on Tuesday!  It will be good to be employed again, until I figure out how to be independently wealthy.

So I finished up a couple of things I was working on:

So I make baby hats because I really enjoy knitting in the round, and I don’t (yet) have a passion for making socks.  But I don’t really have anything I can do with all these hats.  So, I decided that I would donate them to the local county hospital, maybe some of the babies there that don’t have much would enjoy them.  I am going to look into that in the next week or two.

Here is the progress on my second purse from the Happy Hooker book:

I need to sew the lining for the inside and figure out some embellishments for the outside.

I have only recently picked up my crochet hook and knitting needles once again and had forgotten how much I love them.  I seem to go back and forth with them and my sewing machines (yes, I own more than one!).  Anyway, lately I feel the urge to push my knitting and crocheting abilities beyond the afghans and hats. I would like to try some more complicated patterns.  So I am on the hunt.  But in the meantime my husband’s family and I decided that if any adult gifts were to be exchanged they must be handmade.  I got some work to do!!

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Being unemployed (which stinks!) my Saturday looks very similar to all the other days! Not today!  Today I am surrounded by some of my favorite things~

1 ~  my daughter(not pictured, her choice)

2 ~ Tea (in one of my favorite tea cups, I own enough different tea cups to serve 30, that is a story for another time!)

3 ~ Popcorn(in one of my old favorite bowls, thirft store find)

4 ~ a knitting and crocheting project (yes, I often work on more than one project at a time!)

5 ~ and a stack of movies

Happy Saturday!

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