Kitten Socks

I have finished my second pair of socks made with the awesome Lollipop Yarn!  I totally love this yarn!   I have such a hard time deciding what pattern to use with this yarn because the it is so perfect that I feel the pattern has to be just as perfect!  LOL

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The color way for this pair of socks is called Kitten.  I decided to use a pattern called Bryony Socks by Sara Elizabeth Schmidt.  I loved the pattern.  It is a 4 row repeat that is super simple to memorize.  The pattern just gave it that little extra flair with the lace but it doesn’t take away from the beautiful striping of this yarn.  I love the way it turned out! Continue reading

My North Carolina Sweater!!!

I have finally finished my sweater & have called it my North Carolina Sweater!!!  I had a few bumps along the way.  But I’m very happy with the end result & I can’t wait to use it!!!  It is super warm & big & cuddly!  LOL

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The sweater was a kit that I received for Christmas a couple of years ago.  It was from Mary Maxim.  The yarn is Mary Maxim Ragg which is an acrylic yarn.  And the pattern is also from Mary Maxim, called Ragg Jacket.  It actually knit up fairly quickly.  It was done in parts.  The back part was of course the longest to complete, but after that it went fairly quickly when I did work on it.

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New Etsy Purchases….

I’ve been doing more shopping on Etsy!!!  I just can’t help myself!  I love hand made crafts & I love supporting those that are selling them!

First new purchase is another ball of self-striping sock yarn from Lollipop Yarn.

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I am so in love with anything & everything that she makes!  I just can’t believe how quickly the yarn sells though!  She does updates on her shop every few weeks and everything she puts on there sells out within a minute!  I kid you not!  hmmmmmm  Maybe I should keep this shop a secret though….  LOL Continue reading

Lollipop Yarn Socks…..

I am totally addicted to Lollipop Yarn!  I am so glad that I was finally lucky enough to purchase a ball of this yarn!!  This color way is called Sentimental Journey.   It has my favorite colors, pink and green!!  And the yarn is so soft!  I just love it!  It is definitely one of my all time favorite yarns now!  I just hope I can continue to be lucky enough to get a ball here & there.  :-)

I had a hard time deciding what pattern to use.  I didn’t want it to be too complicated so that the beautiful striping of the yarn would be over powered by the pattern but I wanted something more than the average rib or stockinette stitch socks.

I finally decided on Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienee Ku.

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Ready to be shipped out….

Finished the Baby Boy set.   This yarn was great to work with!  Love the striping!

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The yarn is Plymouth Yarn, Encore Dynamo.  Super soft!  Great for a baby blanket!!

The hat & booties came out just as cute!

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The Completed Baby Set

The first set is complete!

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Baby Blanket made using Garter Stitch Baby Throw by Lion Brand.  Yarn is Plymouth Yarn Encore Dynamo.

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I love this pattern!  It is knit diagonal  so it’s a little different.  The garter stitch gives it a great texture & you can get creative with the border by adding ribbon.  :-)

The baby booties pattern is Seamless Garter Tassel Booties by Karen Strauss

The baby Hat pattern is Sea Monkey Baby Hat by Kelly McClure

This was really fun to make!  I hope mommy loves it!  Now I’m off to make the same set for little Twin Baby Boy!!

Baby Booties and Hat

These baby booties were super quick to knit!  And they are just too cute!  I love the little tassel!

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The pattern is called Seamless Garter Tassel Booties by Karen Strauss.  I used Plymouth yarn Encore Dynamo.  I absolutely love this yarn!  It is super soft!

The pattern starts off using Judy’s Magic Cast-On.  I’ve never done it before and from what I understand it is much easier if you do it on circulars, but of course I was using DPN so it was a bit awkward!  LOL  I had never done this cast on so I went to you tube & found this great tutorial.  The first couple of rows were super awkward!  I had no clue if I was doing it right but I kept at it.  :-)  The instructions for this pattern are super easy to follow and you can finish the pair in half a day!  (and I’m a slow knitter!)

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Aren’t they just adorable!!

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They were super fun & quick!  And a great easy pattern!

Next was a cute little baby hat.

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The pattern I used was Sea Monkey Baby Hat by Kelly McClure.  Great pattern, easy to follow and super cute with the little ears!

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Is it not the cutest thing ever!

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Super cute little set!  I’m very happy with the way they both came out!