Happy New Year!

The Christmas Holiday is over and I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends! I know that our family enjoyed the gatherings very much.

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Our days are usually so busy that this time of year is good to look back at the past year and reflect on all that has happened and look forward to the next year and all that it has in store for us.  Personally, I am very excited for 2015!

Happy New Year,

Nancy

What a Wonderful Time of Year!

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I’m going to make believe that there is a blanket of snow on the ground for Christmas!  It makes everything look so clean and beautiful!

This is the time of year when you are with family and friends and you enjoy their company with flavorful food, gifts, and drink.  My living room is all decorated for family celebrations.  The food is purchased and recipes are stacked and awaiting!

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The spirit of the Holiday is almost here and who knows what surprises it will hold!!

 

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Enjoy your family,

Nancy

Friday Finds!

I want to show off a couple of knitting projects for the little ones in our lives.  The work is usually quicker and for some reason, maybe it’s size, it always looks so cute!  This first one is the sweetest hat and so easy! Here is a pattern similar to the one I knitted.  The flowers are just the right touch for that special little girl!

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The other knitting hat project that I really liked was for a little boy.  This hat is warm and the stripes are great.  The earflaps say it all!

 

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

More Gift Ideas!

Time is getting short and we are getting really close to our gift-giving time!  As promised, here are a couple of quick knitting projects that can be finished in no time at all.  Get those needles going!  I have made this great looking headband for a gift.  It will keep someone special warm while out walking.  It’s a free pattern from Drops Design found in Ravelry.

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Here’s the one I made in a off-white worsted weight yarn!

 

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If you don’t want to keep your head warm, how about your hands.  There are so many different kinds of gloves, mittens, fingerless gloves, the list goes on and on!  Here are a couple of my favorites.

These mittens are fast and fun in bright red!

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Now these fingerless gloves definitely make a statement!  Just love the colors!

 

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

 

 

Holiday Project!

For the month of December, I am going to feature different projects that I am working on that are new to me!  My hope is that I will inspire you as much as I was inspired! First, I have always wanted to knit a Holiday ornament, but never could find something that I really liked – until now.  Using my leftover worsted weight yarn, it was an easy project to start with from Yarnspirations, especially since everything is probably at home.  These small Christmas trees have many uses; decorate your tree, or wreath, or do what I plan on using them as decoration on my presents to family and friends!  I have just gotten to the point where I would like to decorate them with sparkle!

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An the almost finished project- less the sparkle!

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Here’s my red Christmas tree!

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Here’s my finished trees!

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

Friday Finds!

It’s definitely December and cold out there!  The ground is frozen and makes me think that we have to think of knitting for the men in our lives.  They are out and about too and need some winter warm, so I have found a couple of great patterns to share with you.

The first is a great looking hat with earflaps that can be worn shopping around town or on the slopes.  The pattern is from The Purl Bee and I love the use of an I c0rd tie.

 

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Another great and easy pattern is one that I did for my son to take to his recent job with Americorp.  It’s called a Ribbed Watchcap Hat and the pattern is from Plymouth Yarn Company.  Here is the one I made and gave him as a gift.

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

 

Welcome December!

Good-bye November, hello December!

Got to tell you about going to dinner with my two beautiful children (who really aren’t children any longer, but very awesome adults). I enjoyed every minute of it!  We decided to meet at our favorite sushi restaurant called Sushi Thai @ the Park.  So, we decided to have a few (many!) different rolls.  Please believe me when I say that we ate everything!  So yummy….

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It’s tiime to speed up the process of getting those knitted gifts done. (Really, OMG!)  So, I am working every day on this cowl (yes, it’s a gift)  in a rich dark grey worsted weight yarn from Patons Classic Wool.  I know that I have showed your this pattern before, but I think it’s going to look great around a certain someone’s neck to keep them nice and warm.

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Here was another project that I would love to work on soon. These great boot cuffs that I found called Ravelry Rebehah’s Boot Cuffs.  The pattern is free and just what you need during those cold December months.  A quick and fun gift for so many on your Holiday list!

 

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Happy knitting,

Nancy