Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}

The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life. This explains why I always have more than one project going at a time as well as why my housework tends to fall behind. I enjoy seeing what others are working on and keeping calm with, too. What are you creating? What is keeping you going? Snap a picture and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link below.

I have titled my photographs for today 'the hats in chairs series'! What can I say?! Lighting is hard to come by these days.



After all of that fun but exhausting Christmas crafting I really needed a break. What does one obsessive knitter/crafter do on a break? Why knit something for herself, of course!  I wanted an instant gratification project that would keep my interest so I decided to go with a winter hat. I needed one anyways since my old butterfly hat is looking rather ragged. I chose the Waverly pattern that I picked up for free a month or two ago with a promotion they had going on. It was just the knit I was looking for. It seems to fit well and feels so soft and cozy on my head.I'll have Kevin take some pictures soon. He hasn't been home to do so but hopefully it will work out this weekend. My only complaint is that the yarn I used (the same called for in the pattern) reminds me of Malabrigo worsted so I fear it will pill very quickly.

It felt so delightfully naughty to knit something for myself that I decided I needed to do it again right away. I cast on yet another hat for myself, this time using some leftover madelinetosh yarn (which means it won't pill like crazy -Yay!).

Little L's birthday is right around the corner so I have been working with my ever so lovely friend Jackie at Luna Grey Fiber Arts again to create the perfect birthday sweater (or outfit should I say? wink,wink). Remember how she read my mind when I requested a custom colorway for C's Koala Bear sweater? Well, she's at it again! I can't wait to see Little L's yarn in person. I know it will be just what I envisioned. Speaking of Luna Grey, I have some exciting news to share with you. If you have been wanting to check out some of my favorite yarn for yourself Jackie has a sale going on right now. 13% off all orders through January 13th with coupon code: NewYears13 Also, you might want to check back here later this week for a giveaway, too! Lots of goodness to go around today,huh?!

I wanted to step out of my KCCO post for a moment to say a very humble and heartfelt Thank you to all of you for the support, encouragement and love you shared with me in yesterday's post. I completely admit I was still feeling rather down and out, but just putting it out there to get it out of my head and then having your kindness come though... it really moved me to tears. Happy tears, of course! I am feeling much stronger now. I will cherish your words always!
I left out details on the matter because as much as what was said hurt me, I didn't want to hurt that person back in any way.  I just wanted to get it out there to heal. And my goodness, knowing that some of you have gone through similar situations breaks my heart. Please know that I am here for all  of you, just as you were for me. And remember you are all loved!! Again, thank you!

What are you working on?

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