Thursday, April 28, 2016

Moss Stitch Mitts

I used some yarn from The New Twist in Wichita and tried the Fingerless Moss Stitch Mitts from  They seemed huge, so I knocked off a few stitches on the cast on.  That made a perfect size for a little girl I know.


I found some wonderful yarn at The New Twist in Wichita's Delano District and thought it'd be great for some fingerless mitts. And I love this pattern -- Maurine -- that I found on Ravelry. Tho, I love the yarn colors,the busy look doesn't show the pattern as much as I'd like.

But I'll def use the yarn again and I'll for sure use the pattern -- maybe with a solid yarn.

Daisies and Zinnias

my pine cone flowers

I've been seeing so many creative flowers on Pinterest made out of pine cones. I finally decided to give it a try.  I picked some cones out of Mac's yard, got some super cheap paint from Hancock's going-out-of-business sale, and went for it.

First I baked them at 250 for 30 minutes to assure that I wasn't bringing in any bugs.  Then I used floral sheers to cut them in half.  That was the most time consuming part.

I brushed the paint on due to space issues.  Dunking or spraypainting would be great.

Right side up makes a daisy.  Upside down makes a zinnia.

found these cute little colanders at World Market for $1.99

I made a few extra which may become fridge magnets.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Trail Hands

I really love this pattern and think it's great for girls or guys!  They are nice and stretchy.  More to come!

Crystal's and Jerri's

Give Thanks

I love this simple pattern.  It has a cable look to it, but there is no cabling. I'll def be making some move of these.

This is some sparkly, worsted acrylic from Hancock's.  I sure hate that they are going out of business and folks are losing their jobs and that I scored big on yarn and buttons.  Prayers that they all find another job soon.