Friday, December 7, 2012

FO and Creative Friday - Monsters and Hats

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Happy Friday!

It's been a while since I've participated in FO and Creative Friday, but I've knitted lots! I've been on a hat knitting frenzy. Holiday hats, preemie hats, just regular ole' hats. Hats, Hats, Hats!

Along with all the hats, I'm working on a few monsters and babydoll for Christmas. Once all my Christmas knitting is done, I have a few doll patterns I'm going to try out and can't wait! And a few more hats of course - can never have too many hats!

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Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along

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It's been a while since I've participated in WIPW or Yarn Along. I've been a knitting my little heart out, but haven't been sharing here on the blog. Instagram has taken over! But I've promised myself I'm going to get back to blogging. I even did 2 posts yesterday. And now today's post. See - progress already!

I'm right in the middle of Christmas knitting, but that didn't stop me from starting a new project. A patchwork garter throw in rainbow colors - my Rainbow Throw! This will be a year long project - a square a day. Normally people start a one a day project with the new year, but whenever I do that, I never finish. I think it's the New Year sabotage, so I decided to start early and just maybe I will stick to it. It's just a square a day, right? I can do that! I have 2 squares done already! I'm on a roll!!!
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I probably won't be making 365 squares, but not sure how many I'm making. I want my blanket big enough to wrap up in, so however many squares it takes to get to that size.

I even have pretty rainbow needles to keep me motivated.



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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Raleigh Winterfest 2012

The past few years, Raleigh has set up an outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown. Sort of like Rockefeller skating rink in NYC. Well, not as grand as Rockefeller. Not that I've ever been to Rockefeller, though I hope to one day. Anyways...I'm getting off track. Let's start again.

Raleigh has an ice skating rink and I want to go! This past weekend they had the Kick off event to open up the rink and the holiday season. It was a beautiful night for the Winterfest - in the 50s. There were twinkle lights in all the trees, Christmas music playing and everyone full of holiday cheer!
As you can see - my holiday hats are getting plenty of use. Elijah said we need 2 more holiday hats. A grinch hat and a gingerbread one. Uh yeah....those will have to wait for next year!
I'm making plans during our holiday break to check out the rink and make believe I'm in the middle of NYC at Rockefeller. None of us know how to ice skate, so this should be fun!
The big event of the night - Polar Express on a 40ft screen right in the heart of downtown. The boys and I cuddled up in blankets and enjoyed the movie. Polar Express is one of my favorite Christmas movies.

Do you still hear the ringing of the bell?

Holiday Parade 2012

I LOVE the holiday season!

I started listening to Christmas music November 1, and was ready to put up our tree before Thanksgiving. Our city had it's annual Holiday parade November 17 and we were ready with our hats! And we definitely needed them. It was freezing, unlike the 70 degree weather we are having today! So much for my wish of a white Christmas!











Monday, December 3, 2012

Wow - bad blogger

christmas hats Wow - it's been almost 2 months since my last post! My blogging has seen better days! I've been itching to get back to blogging, and didn't know where to start! So just going to jump right in and start with my knitting! I have definitely been living a Knitting Life - one of my favorite tags on Instagram. Knitting is never far from me.

I've recently been on a hat knitting frenzy! Our city's Holiday parade was coming up and I wanted to knit holiday themed hats for the parade for me and the boys to wear. Ezekiel, my 13yr old refused to wear a holiday hat, so I knitted the orange and grey below for him. I wore the Rudolph hat, Elijah, my 10yr old wore the elf hat and my sister wore the snowman one. Another post coming on the actual parade.
The other 2 hats were given as gifts. I have several other hats I want to make, but taking a short break from hats to work on Christmas gifts, but I may sneak a hat in between the Christmas knitting. I love a quick project - so satisfying!