Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Okay, now I really want one of these handy little devices.  I'm sitting her thinking of all the time, ink, and paper I could save if I had one.  What am I talking about?  Lion Brand Yarn has a handy little counter on their website for keeping track of where you are in a pattern.  You just click and drag it to where you are.  How great is that?

Recycling Yarn

Last night I spent some time unraveling some crochet and knit items for the yarn.  I came upon this idea one day a couple of years ago.  A lady from church went through her closet and ended up giving me a bunch of sweaters she no longer wore.  They were all very pretty and good quality but so out of style that I knew I would never wear them.  (There was one sweater that was a classic and it now hangs in my closet.)  We have a charity store in town that I could have donated them to but they had so many ladies' sweaters that they didn't need any more.  What to do with all these sweaters?  Recycle!  I've since seen this idea all over the internet but when I was given the sweaters, I didn't have the internet.  Must have been some frugal vibe in me. :-)   Anyway, its a great way to get the expensive yarns for little money.  Other resources, besides hand me downs, are yard sales and thrift stores.  Here is a blog post that tells you the best way and types of sweaters/yarn to look for.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Kirk's slippers

Now everyone has a pair :-)

Monday, January 18, 2010

More Slippers and Tawashi Flowers

Here are the slippers I made for myself.

I want to put a white fur cuff on them but it will have to wait until I'm done making a pair for Kirk.

I also crocheted some of these make-up remover pads for a gift to a friend.  I need to make some for myself as well.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Slippers and our Gingerbread house

Here's the modified version of the slipper pattern for Kyle

I'm planning on combining some red and white yarn to make some for myself, even contemplating some white fluffy yarn for a fur cuff.

We finally got around to finishing our from scratch gingerbread house this past week, just in time for Epiphany (Matthew 2:9-11).  I thought it was fitting anyway ;-)