Happy October! Pumpkin Season is in full swing!

Happy October! Pumpkin season is officially here. I thought I would kick off one of my favorite months with a simple pumpkin on DPNs! I cannot wait until I get to go pumpkin patch picking, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and treat or treating with my 4 adorable nephews! I probably crazy for saying I'm so happy summer is over! But living in the heart of the midwest, Summers and Winters tend to drag on and on with no end in sight! Autumn is by far my favorite seasons! 


The beautiful colors! It amazes me how simply gorgeous Autumn is! Its time for a hiking trip down Southern Ohio within the next week or two when the colors are at their peak for the season! Can't wait!

I hope you have a great first day of October! What are you favorite things about the month and Autumn?


Ok, wow...

It has been forever since I last posted! Oh, say back in May?? Wow! I'm still alive and still trucking!

I ran into some personal life issues + I just recently started a job at the beginning of August! Loving this new job, but its taking a lot of my crafting time away from me! I suppose I just need to set a few hours in the day aside to do some knitting/crocheting and most importantly some photography!

It is now September, summer is defiantly coming to an end here in Ohio! It's getting time for warm hoodies, cuddling up with a nice warm afghan, and fuzzy warm socks.

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. And the Harvest Moon is absolutely gorgeous this year!

I'm just waiting for all of the amazing Autumn colors to peak this year, and they are already started to show up! I love the yellows, oranges, and reds of Autumn. Especially walking through some of my favorite parks around town, and of course hiking in Southern Ohio(long as the snakes aren't out).

I have been working on a bunch of different projects lately, I'm slow at getting them finished, but they have been getting done! I really need to step up my game and add more items to my Etsy shop! Why not make a little profit with what I love to do! There are a lot of things up my sleeve that I would love to make!

But for now I have an afghan that I really need to finish for my elderly neighbor who is moving to Maryland next month! I'm roughly halfway done, but it's a very boring pattern so I loose interest after a while. Pretty sure after that's done, I need to start working on Christmas present orders! Man can't believe it's almost that time again! Where did this year go??

I'll finish tonight off with some baby afghans that I have made in the last month!

I hope everyone has a great evening, and bare with me. I promise every other day posts again! And bunches of stuff up on my Etsy Shop!



Happy May!

Wait, did I type that right? Happy May? It's already May! But shoot I'm not complaining one bit, I'm so happy to be back in my flippy flops with a fresh coat of polish over my wee toes!

 And my favorite garden park is blooming with my favorite flowers! Beautiful!

I hope everyone has been doing well! I've been crocheting bunch of baby items to donate and they look amazing! My hats are absolutely adorable!

Aren't these all so darn cute! I love the little girls hat with the flower! I plan to make a total of 50 to donate! My hands do not even hurt the slightest bit!

Remember my Octagon and Square afghan??

Guess what!?!

Isn't great? And it went to my mom for her 44th Birthday! She absolutely loved it!

This weekend I plan on working on some more items for charity, not sure what just yet. Or perhaps just go and enjoy the beautiful weather!


A Little Hope

This past week has left not only myself but many in America at loss for words. So many innocent lives have been lost, and I'm sitting here wondering why. Part of a small town in Texas has been destroyed, and the city of Boston has been in lockdown. It's hard to not stare at the news, regardless if it gives me knots in my stomach or not. All we can do is pray that the worst is over and that it doesn't get any worse.

I wish I could send a little Hope and Happiness to each and every family who lost a loved one this week. But instead I stitched some colors that mean Hope and Happiness. I along with many others wish I could do more to help these families.

One of the blogs I follow, posted a link in her blog post today about a Boston Love Blanket project she found on Twitter this afternoon. They are collecting 8"x8" squares to make an afghan for a family of one of the Boston bombing victims. I will be making a few squares this weekend to send to them. After all it takes little to no time to make an afghan square.

With that being said, we have to keep these families in our prayers and move on with our daily lives even if we think doing any thing fun is wrong at this particular time.

So, along with the afghan squares for the Boston Love Blanket, here are my weekend plans....

I found some gorgeous new crochet hooks and a new circular needle this afternoon at Hobby Lobby! Aren't they pretty? I love the purple one(purple is my favorite color). The orange one is a mixture of green also, and if you know the Ireland flag, it's Orange, White, and Green. So that one suits me well.

How about those polka dot shoes from Target? Aren't they just adorable! And they are quite comfy and go with my skinny jeans just nicely!

My plan this weekend is to..

- Make a few afghan squares for the Boston Love Blanket
- Cast on to my new circular needle a baby afghan with that pretty pastel colored yarn to either sell or donate to charity.
- And possibly cast on a new pair of socks that will be for myself. I have not yet knitted a pair for myself.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Hold your loved ones close, and lets hope for a better week next week!



Weekend Planner 4/12 - 4/14

It always feels amazing when you crochet or knit that last stitch on an item for charity, doesn't it? This past week I made a few new items for charity and it felt amazing when I got done with these :)

The granny square baby afghan was just a basic granny square and kept going for 22 rounds. The middle one I just knitted and CO as many as I want and just did a basic garter stitch.

The last one reminds me of watermelon, doesn't it remind you of watermelon? For this I used this Simple Lines baby afghan pattern. I just love this design!

I plan to donate these once I make a bunch more! Putting my stash of yarn to very good use!

It's going to be a little bit chilly and wet out this weekend. But April showers bring May flowers right? So here is what I have planned this weekend..

- I'll be working on some WIPs that I have many of; one being my Octagon and Square afghan! My deadline for this is very soon.

- Even though it's going to be a little cool outside this weekend, I may take my camera and shoot around German Village and Short North area. A little black and white in these two parts of town are my favorite.

Don't you agree?(I do need to visit this shop.)

But back to my weekend plans...

- I bought some Brown and Beige crochet thread, and I plan to make some coaster for my living room coffee table. So maybe I'll work on some to this weekend.

- And of course spending some wonderful time with my husband. It's hard to believe we've been married 3 years on the 23rd! Time sure does fly <3

That's about it for tonight! I hope you all enjoy your weekend whether you are snowed in out west or having a warm Spring weekend, doing what you love to do!

Happy Friday!


Weekend Planner

Happy Saturday everyone! Is everyone enjoying this lovely spring weather? I know I am!

It's a nice warm perfect weekend to do some awesome things!

First off, since it's starting to get nice and warm out, most of my days will be spent outside! So I'll be doing my crocheting and knitting in the evenings or if its a rainy day..

Right now I'm taking a break from my octagon and square afghan and knitting a little bit of preemie items. I plan to start some kind of charity group here shortly, so check back and I'll be adding a new link to my page.

I love the colors of this particular preemie afghan. Makes me think of Watermelon :)

I've been wanting to teach myself to do embroidery, and I saw this little kits at JoAnn's the other day for only $1 and had to pick up a couple of them to try out. Now I need to learn some stitches :) Can't be to hard right?

And of course since it's so lovely outside this weekend and this whole week to come, I plan to be hanging out with...

 my adorable little nephew taking some photos. He's usually shy about the camera so I giggled when I shot this photo. I love his expression!

Today we went to a local park that has a living historical farm that had 3 day old baby lambs :) They were so cute!

Here's some of the photos from that farm.. Enjoy and have an amazing weekend!

Doesn't this look like it was taken waaaaaay back then?



What's in my yarn Basket?

Happy Tuesday everyone! How is everyone doing on this fine Spring day? Although I look outside and still see all of the snow from this Spring snowstorm many of us got hit with over the weekend.

Tired of the snow and cold yet?

I know I sure am...

Maybe these little lovely flower bunches will help bring a little spring weather, just maybe.. I am ready to plant my own bunch of flowers outside :)

But in the mean time, to warm us up a little, I have a yummy pot roast with carrots and potatoes in the slow cooker, and it smells amazing!

How about we get to what is in my basket :)

These past few weeks I've been stuffing my yarn basket with more projects than I should, and it's over flowing! So no more stuffing until I get at least two of the afghans I have in it done.

Told you guys its overflowing...

First thing in it is a octagon and square afghan :) And the greens I chose for it, look amazing together.

I think my favorite kind of yarn is the Red Heart super saver. It's really cheap and it's so soft! The greens I chose to use for this were:
#661 Frosty Green, #0624 Tea Leaf, and #0389 Hunter Green

This pattern is very simple, it's a basic octagon and granny square pattern! 

For this afghan I did use Red Hearts Octagon & Square throw pattern.
However I did change it up a little bit, when it tells you to *hdc in the top of ch-3* for rnds 3-8. I changed it so that it was *ch1, slst in top of ch-3* instead of the hdc. It looks a whole lot better, trust me :) 

I didn't have to use this pattern, I could have made up my own, but I'm still learning how to make my own and make sure I write it down as I go. I tend to get "lost" in the moment ;) I'm sure all of us crafters do that from time to time.

 I've been working on this for almost 2 weeks now...

I have all of my squares and octagons done now...

And Mr.Kittyboy approves of them and says that they make a nice pillow for him... :)

Now comes the fun part, stitching them all together, which is the part I dread oh so much! I took a break after I finished making the motifs. I started stitching them together this morning, and so far it looks amazing!

 Can not wait to see what it looks like when it is completed! However this one will be given away to my mom for her birthday next month. But it's so easy, so I can just make my own :)

Remember my ripple blanket I've been working on? The brown tones one that I made a tutorial for?

 It's coming together slowly... :P Soon as I finish this octagon throw, this ripple afghan will get finished! Even though I have a ton of new ruffle yarn to make some pretty scarves, I will be good and finish what is in my basket first :)