Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bow Scarf

Just a little something-something:Pattern here [Ravelry]

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

88 Days!

You know Christmas is quickly approaching when your mom asks you for your Christmas list! I looked it up today and there are only 88 days left! Dang. Good thing I love Christmas.

I knit these mini mittens yesterday in hopes of bringing cooler weather:
It worked cause the weather has cooled off and looks like it's going to stay that way!
Pattern found here.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Callie's favorite toy

...the TV remote.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Baked Oatmeal

My mom has been talking about a baked oatmeal recipe she's been making alot lately and I got to try it when we were in town this past weekend. Let me tell you, it's amazing! Like having an oatmeal cookie!
Here is the recipe:
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, etc.)
1/3 chopped walnuts

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spread in a baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

I know there are much healthier versions of this recipe out there...but who can resist butter and brown sugar with your oats? :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

my love

all the messes i've cleaned, hours i've lost sleep, diapers and clothes i've changed...'s all totally worth every. single. second.
she's my favorite :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

ABC Blanket

Isn't this an amazingly cute baby blanket!?!: image found here

The pattern that was used as inspiration to make the above mentioned blanket was one from a Debbie Bliss pattern from her book called The Baby Knits Book. I couldn't find it at the library or online for a price I was willing to pay since I just wanted the one pattern!

SOOooooo...I made my own pattern...well, sort of. I found a website that had the pattern(s) for individual dishcloths of the alphabet in the perfect size to make the blocks I wanted. I decided to knit them in strips (like a scarf) to cut down on seaming...ha! And BAM! Here's a peek at my progress so far: This one will probably be on the needles for a while since I hardly ever get a chance to pick it up between all of the other projects I have started. But I'm excited to see how it finishes. Still contemplating what I should do for the backside...

Thursday, September 23, 2010


image found here

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Beep-Beep Car

Grandmas always have the best toys!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I've been trying to get things updated and posted on my etsy shop as of late. It's always a work in progress since there are so many things I'd rather make for Callie (and myself! Haha!). But currently I have a few items in my shop. These are included:Click here to have a better look :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

little legs

These little legs are moving all over the place:

Thomas Sweater

I babysit a little boy named Thomas on Tuesday nights while his parents attend their church community group. Thomas recently had his 1st Birthday and Callie and I were invited to his Birthday party. I knew I wanted to knit him something special and I finally decided on a knit pullover. Here it is as a work-in-progress:I finished it in time for his Birthday party, but it ended up that our car wouldn't start the day of and we ended up not being able to go. I completed it and plan on giving it to him soon...better late than never, right? :)It was a relatively quick knit from bottom to top and I love the simple seed stitch collar, cuffs, and bottom edging.

Pattern here [Ravelry].

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pixie Cap

Another knit for Callie:I won the pattern for free from shescrafy's blog,
but it can also be found in her book.[Ravelry]

Wednesday, September 1, 2010