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Showing posts from October, 2019

Minnie Ears

A while ago, I mentioned one of the reasons that I got into knitting and designing patterns was because my sewing skills are terrible. I'm always reminded about my inadequacies when it comes to sewing around Halloween. I have all of these grand ideas for costumes, that never pan out. I usually end up throwing something together at the last minute.

This year, however, is our first Halloween as a family of three, so I wanted to step up the costume game a little bit. My husband doesn't mind dressing up--if it doesn't require too much effort. It's really fine, so far he has been willing to wear any costume that I have asked him to wear. I've gotten pretty good at gauging what he's willing to do. "Costumes" he's been willing to wear include Bobby Singer from Supernatural, Tombo from Kiki's Delivery Service, and a Ravenclaw student. And somehow, our very first Halloween together when we were dating, he did wear a Jack Skellington outfit so that I co…

I Have a Blog!?

Oh, hi there!

So....when I started this blog, I fully intended to make posts at least once or twice a month. Or more. Really any time I felt like writing, or published a new pattern on Ravelry. And then an incredibly unexpected thing happened:

Long story short, my husband and I had been trying to have a child for many years. I think both of us just believed it wasn't going to happen for us, and that kids would come into our lives another way. So when she came along, it was quite the surprise! She is full of personality and I am loving every minute of motherhood, as much as she loves eating her hand.

As an odd symptom of pregnancy, however, I seemed to lose all ability to be creative. I didn't feel like knitting, and as a result of that, I also didn't feel like creating any of my own designs. I finished a few small projects, as well as somehow managed to power through and knit a Hogwarts blanket for my tiny human, but that was about it.

It also took me quite a bit longer to…