Monday, January 24, 2011

Let me start this post with saying that I hope everyone had a awesome holiday season! 
I won't bore you all with the details of how busy the beginning of this year has been for me, or how I am stuck in one serious rut.....I will say that sometimes life gets a bit overwhelming and I am hoping to find my balance again soon. Until then, let me share with you a few pictures of some of my favorite knit projects I got done last week.

Izzy kept complaining that her little hands were cold, so I found this pattern on Ravelry and started knitting.  
She loves them and I can't get over how cute they look on her sweet hands! The pattern is called the Mini-Me Magic Loop Mitts and was fun and easy to do. 

Of course as soon as she had her mitts on she looked at me and said "Mama, I need a hat to match my puppets"....I know they aren't puppets, but I thought it was too cute to correct!

So I got busy and within the next day she had her matching set!!

Now her hands and head are snuggly warm...and even though our weekend included 75 degree spring like afternoons, she insisted on wearing them both. 

The hat was also made with a Ravelry pattern that you can find here by Paulina Chin. 
I have many other knit projects that are currently on needles and in progress, so you will be seeing more knitty things in the next few weeks. 
I am hoping to find sewing time soon, but as I said I haven't found my balance yet and sewing isn't really something that I have found the time for.....since I can't shove my Bernina in a bag and take it with me where ever it is that my kids need to be! 

Just incase anyone is curious, these are made with Madelinetosh tosh dk yarn and the color is back currant. An awesome yarn that I am currently obsessed with.


  1. Well there you are!~ I'm glad you've at least got some knitting time in lately. Izzy looks adorable in her new knits! I'm also totally obsessed with tosh right now - I saw you cast on the herringbone cowl, and I did last night too, in Tosh Merino! I'll race you!

  2. Hi Chris! Hope you're doing well, despite being busy. Izzy is such a cutie and looks great in her new hat and mitts! (I will admit to being a bit jealous hearing about 75 degree weather though - it was 12 below here this morning... ugh!)

  3. My puppets, how adorable! I love the purple wool. My daughter is 12 and still every so often uses the wrong-but-sort-of-right word for something. She has always said "handy-downs" instead of hand-me-downs, because as she says, they ARE handy!

  4. What beautiful work you do! I really admire anyone who can knit or crochet and make quilts! Maybe when I retire! Izzy just keeps getting more and more gorgeous!

  5. Great color with her eyes and a great photo.