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In the name of inspiration and all things interesting to me and hopefully you.

Archive for the month “February, 2013”

What’s Knitting?

Recently, I’ve been on a knit kick. I’m truly addicted!! Every spare moment is spent trying to learn as much as I can and practice my knit. To speed up my learning curve, I’ve joined Craftsy and enrolled in a few of their knitting online classes. If you want to learn fast, this is the way to go. I can’t stress enough how much I learned just from a couple of classes. Some of the pictures below are from the classes.

So far, I’ve taken Hats Four Ways with Stefanie Japel, Mittens and Gloves Galore with Marly Bird. Tip: They have great deals occasionally. Speaking of great deals, this week they are having a Valentines special. I think I might just purchase another class!  FYI, I’m in no way sponsored by Craftsy. I just really love their online classes and think you can benefit from it as much as I have.

I made this head band with a garter stitch and just stitched the ends together. Then tied some yarn to make it look like a ribbon. This was one of my very first projects last year 2012.IMG_1430 IMG_1431

I’ve made a couple of Sweet Pea beanie  from the Craftsy class, Hats four ways. The green one was made for my nephew and I decided to make a red one for Christmas. I forgot to decrease gradually at the top so it looks more like a beanie instead of it’s intended style with a longer top.



The second project from this class was the ‘Wheeler’ hat. I still need to work on the stripes. I keep getting a ‘jog’ on the lines. It’s where you can see the stairstep when you add a different color or stripe. I also unintentionally made the hat big. It’s even too big for Mr. Wonderful.

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The brown beret (Rosie Hat) was the last project for the class. This turned out awesome! I love it. It took so much time though, but I think if I did it again, it would take me half the time because now I won’t have to review the video for direction.



This glove is a work in progress from the Mittens and Gloves Galore class. Peace man! Actually, those fingers are for the pinky and ring finger. The stitch marker is a place holder for the thumb. I loved how the colors of the yearn turned out.


Here’s the finished glove. Hmmm, it looks a bit wonky and fits weird too. The thumb is a bit short and too much toward the palm area. Not bad for a first glove though. 🙂


In the middle of it all, I decided to make my dear friend Alica some special owl leg warmers for her birthday. Since her favorite animal is an owl. WhOOO knew! I thought they came out great! The design is Owlelly Owl leg warmers by Kat Goldin.



Happy Knitting!



Sweetheart Cheesecake

Oh to be loved or be in love…. it does come with great benefits, like a dessert. Who doesn’t like dessert? Mr. Wonderfuls’ favorite dessert of all time is cheesecake! Yummmo. I decided to spice it up a bit with a big heart in the center. It was fairly inexpensive and easy!


I started out by carving out a shape of a heart with a knife as a guideline.


Then scoop out the cheesecake. I went about 1/4″ deep.  You can make the well deeper if you want more of the preserves.



Then fill the well/shape with the preserve. I found that mixing the preserve first made for easier spreading.





1 Plain cheesecake
1 jar of strawberry preserves
A dash of creativity

Hope you had a sweet valentines!


Puppy Love – Happy Valentines Day

For valentines this year, I’ve decided to make a cute crochet version of our pup, Honey for Mr. Wonderful. I got some inspiration from a knit group that post lots of links. Here’s the link for the Puppy Love Crochet pattern.


Honey, our pup and Pepper, her twin.



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