Good-bye January!

I’m feeling good that we are moving away from January (and the coldness!) and on to February!  It means that we are getting closer and closer to spring, which I have to say, I can’t wait.

Best friend and I finally exchanged our Christmas gifts – I was excited to finally have time to sit and visit, shop and exchange.  I have taken some pictures of one of my gifts, which I just love!  Best friend always comes up with the best ideas!

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My very first Yarn Bowl, made by TB Pots Stoneware Pottery!

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I really love the colors!

As you can see, I am working on another Color-Tipped Scarf by Purl Soho!

Happy life, happy knitting,

Nancy

Cold January!

I am freezing!  I knew that the weather from December would not last!  Living in the great northeast, we should expect the temperature to go down, down, down.  I think I would rather have some more snow than the low temperatures.  Even puppy is feeling the weather!

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I’m knitting another scarf for Boho Chic Boutique at their request!  This is the second of it’s kind and that makes me very excited!  I know the colors are some of my favorites, great for either a male or female.  The color is called Ashes from Loops & Threads Charisma.  You have to check it out or just let me know if  you want one of these very warm, scarfs!

Happy life, happy knitting,

Nancy

 

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2016!  January has come in and boy has it been cold out there!  Here in the great northeast, December was very different, like almost 70 degrees on Christmas!  So, we are not used to the normal winter weather that has finally hit us.  One good thing to remember is that we have about 3 months to go till, hopefully, mild weather again!

Had to show you my beautiful new Christmas Cactus plant that I received for the Holidays.  I just love it!

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So, my sweet, sweet grandson is now 6 months old and with this freezing weather, I made him his first pair of mittens.  I found the pattern on Purlbee and think they came out great!

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Happy life, happy knitting,

Nancy

It’s Almost Here!

December is moving along very quickly and I don’t know about you, but I still have a lot of things to do!  There’s gifts to knit, decorating to finish, food to cook!  (oh,my!)

Don’t forget to check out the great ideas, AND my knitting pieces, at the Boho Chic Boutique for those special Holiday gifts!  I made this little Christmas tree that could be used as an ornament, gift tag, or whatever spurs your imagination!

 

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Happy life, happy knitting,

Nancy

Knitting Everywhere!

As I continue to knit items for Boho Chic Boutique, I have noticed that there has been a local act of kindness as the weather turns cold.  This is what the world needs more of, caring of all mankind.

Chicks with Sticks is a knitting group from Glenmont, NY. According to the news recently  the Group, “Yarn Bombed” the Albany area leaving warm knitted items such as scarves, hats, and mittens.  Each knitted piece had a tag on it that read, “‘I am not lost, take me if you need to be warm and know that somebody cares”.

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What a wonderful idea!

Made this scarf (made in the 2 Row Reversible Pattern) for Boho with the thought that there are men out there that would love to have this beautiful, soft, scarf wrapped around their necks when the cold wind blows!

 

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Happy life, happy knitting,

Nancy

Turkey Time!

Well, we are almost to one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving!  What could be better than family, food, and more family!  This is the Holiday that gives you the opportunity to be in-the-moment with family and dear friends. There is conversation, laughter, and sincerity.  There is the young and the not so young.  This is the Holiday when it’s about feelings and gratitude.  This Holiday has a simplicity that appeals to me!

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Happy life, happy knitting,

Nancy

November is here!

The leaves are changing colors and are quickly falling to the ground.  I love that this tree is all different shades of yellow!

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Even though we are enjoying unusually mild weather for the second week of November, Puppy is getting older and will be feeling the cooler weather soon, so I had to get him this comfy new bed!  He seems to really like it!

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Sold another piece of mine at the Boho Chic Boutique, which is very exciting news!  Here is the replacement scarf in Gold  from Patons Classic Wool  in the Bulky weight.  You have to check out it out!

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Don’t forget those great headbands too!

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

Happy Halloween!

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Time to get those costumes ready and fill the Halloween bowl with all that candy for those ghosts and goblins!  I really miss those days when the kids were small and all excited to go around the neighborhood, meeting friends and getting all excited to be dressed up in costume.  Fun times for young and old!  Before long my beautiful grandson will be enjoying this tradition.  Time does march on…..

I’ve been knitting a new style of headband for Boho Chic Boutique to feature.  I have used this Super Bulky (6) yarn from Loops & Threads called Cozy Wool. I just love the color and think it would look great surrounding almost any color hair.  The cable is right in the front and will be sure to keep you warm on those cold days ahead.

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Happy life, happy knitting,

Nancy

Happy Friday!

Another week has gone by as October slips away.  Excited for the weekend to begin since I’m going with best friend to see my son and visit the community where he lives and works.  More on that next time.

Wanted to share a picture of my work from taking a bead felting class recently from The Art Center.  This was the first time best friend and I watched instructor Jeannie Thomma model the basically simple process of making felted wool beads from roving wool.  it reminded me of making meatballs, which I know, has been a very long time ago!  But the results are interesting, beautiful and unique as felting usually can be.  Here is a picture of what I have so far.

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The long piece can be cut to make flat kind of discs and the round beads would be attached through the middle with thread or twine.  As my work continues, I will share!

Happy life, happy knitting,

Nancy