I have been finding myself crafting a lot lately. Not because I have things I really need to make, but because I need the sweet distraction from all the madness going on in our lives. The stress over the move is really getting to me. Apparently we can only afford a double wide trailer home in Oregon...(and there's nothing wrong with those, it's just not what we were expecting!)
Kevin will be flying there soon to look at homes b/c neither of us can believe that.
We don't have a lot of money or anything but the cost of living there is the same as it is here, actually it's slightly less so something isn't right. *sigh*
Anyways, on to the distractions.
Since making the ornaments for that special project I am now obsessed with knitting tiny things to hang on trees... case in point:
mini tree mittens
mini tree mittens take 2
Both were knit out of leftover sock yarn from socks I knitted K in the past. So not only are they cute but I get to use up some leftovers which is always a plus.
Last year I started a tradition of knitting a sweater for the girl's birthdays. I am trying to keep it going every year. K had a simple blue sweater for her first one and C got her sheep cardigan. We try and keep the presents to a minimum and made by us so the sweaters are perfect. K loves her mama made knitted goods too so it's a win-win situation. Even though it is only July I started working on K's birthday sweater for September. I thought this would be a good road trip project, too so I am in no rush to finish it. The yarn is malabrigo so it is so very soft. I know K will love it.
K's birthday sweater
Here's a little peek at part of my 'Oregon Trail' project. Thanks to Marina and her amazing package I am back to my sewing machine. I finished up K's and C's is 99% done but I am waiting on some ribbon I ordered to come in the mail. K requested I make one for myself, too. I told her I would if I had the time....
Now back to my distractions! Happy creating!