Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up

OK, so my new Saturday blog topic is "Weekly Wrap Up" where I'll post a couple of the projects I worked on throughout the week, share a story or two, post a recipe, or just talk about something random that happened.  I don't know how many of you follow my blog regularly, but thanks for sticking around, even though I have blog topic ADD right now. :)

So, I made this little owl for the winner of a giveaway.  It's the first time I made an owl with all-white eyes, but I kinda like it.  I did give away the hat through my AmeliaCalvin shop, but the crazy owl hat pattern is available in my CrazySocks Crochet shop. 

 I really enjoyed making this toddler-size Gracie Bonnet.  These are so simple, but I think they're very classy.  I'm thinking M needs one in purple.  Not sure if she'll wear it, or if I have time to make her one, but we'll see.  These are also for sale in my AC shop... and the pattern is available at CSC.  I'm doing lazy abbreviations now... learn them. :)

I bought this really lovely handspun yarn from The Fine Lime.  I happened to be her 100th sale, so I got a very generous discount on it.  It was mildly challenging to knit with it b/c the thickness of the yarn went from VERY thick to VERY thin... but once I got the hang of it, I think it turned out really nice!  This hat is still for sale on my AC fan page, if you're interested.

I didn't really do anything extra special this week.  Finally got around to watching "The Tourist" with a friend.  It was pretty predictable, but I enjoyed it.  The kids finished up their first session of swimming classes, and they're doing great!  Since I'm paying the YMCA an arm and a leg for them to go there, I'm also signing the kids up for gymnastics.  I hear gas prices are going to keep rising, so I'm scheduling the classes on the same day, so I only have to go there once a week.  I'm smart. :)