Mystery: Week 6

Mystery: Week 6

I know that it took me an entire week to post about week 6 but last week was busy so I’m sorry.

This week was the Tweed Stitch and we finally used color C. I enjoyed making it but changing colors every two rows was a lot, a least the yarn was carried up the side.

Week 6

 

This week we were to make 2 so again my mom and I each made one. Mine is on the left hers is on the right. You can see that are gauge is different so they are a little different in size. We’ll make it work.

When I’m done typing this I’ll get working on week 7 and have a new post for you all soon.

Let me know how you’re doing on this KAL/CAL.

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Today is…

Today is…

…My Birthday!!

Well it’s a good day. My parents made my favorite foods and my family came to celebrate with me.

But the best part of today is my cake.

Birthday Cake

My mom made it and I decorated it. I love purple so I put food dye and colored it.

I had to decorate it with a ball of yarn and some knitting. I love it.

It’s been a good birthday. Thanks for reading.

Christmas Tree Crafting

Christmas Tree Crafting

Yesterday my two cousins, J and M, came over. We were babysitting while their parents were at a Christmas party. Every time they come over we do a different craft and they love it. On time it was painting, another time I taught them how to hand knit, and this time we made Christmas trees. Yarn wrapped foam cones, with pompoms, trim and ribbon.

I got everything out before they came over and put it all out so they would have multiple things to choose from. I looked through our supplies at home and had much of what we needed, like the ribbon, pompoms, trim, and Christmas fabric. I only had to buy the foam cones and the green frilly yarn. (Later I saw that we could have made our own cones with paper plates, good to know for next time.

The first thing I did was have them wrap the trees with the yarn, I used a hot glue gun for the base and the top.

M wrapping his Christmas tree
M wrapping his Christmas tree

I think this part took the longest for M, he was very technical about it. While he was working J had to wait, we were taking turns, and M says, “Patience, my young padawan.” Love a good Star Wars reference and my brother cracked up laughing.

Their wrapped Christmas trees with a roaring fir place in the background.
Their wrapped Christmas trees with a roaring fire place in the background and a Christmas movie on TV. 

After this was done we took a break because dinner was ready.

I had a lot of things for them to chose from, red and gold ribbon, snowflakes, pompoms, trim that had snowmen, gingerbread men and lights.

I let them pick whatever they wanted and the things I had less of we split equally, to be fair.

Christmas tree   Christmas tree

J made four equally parts on his tree and laid it all out in a pattern so they would all be the same. M was a more free flowing and wanted this here and that there. Since I used a hot glue gun I was in charge of it and put dabs of glue and had them hold things in place for 10 sec, 30 sec, or a minute depending on how big the item was and it allowed me to go back and forth between them.

Later my brother took them to see Big Hero 6, so while they were gone my mom and I made tree skirts out of fabric. We just cut out circles and glued the edges down so it would look finished.

When they got back we finished them up and the tree skirts and little presents.

This project was a big hit with them so I’m glad we did it and their mom said she was going to use them as the centerpieces for our extended family Christmas dinner.

Supplies

Hot glue gun

hot glue gun sticks

foam cone

green frilly yarn

pompoms

ribbon

trim

fabric

embellishments, what ever you have around the house

What we used on our trees.
What we used on our trees.

I found this idea on Pinterest but I can’t find the pin so I don’t know the original poster. If anyone knows please let me know i n the comments. Thanks.

This is a fun craft project to do with kids. Have you done any Christmas crafting?

Scarf of the Day: No. 27

Scarf of the Day: No. 27

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

It is very late but I’ve been busy all day with Thanksgiving.

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This was my dinner plate. Yummy!!

Today’s scarf is a simple green, aqua color.

I’ve never really used this one that much but my mom had this dress that matched it really well. So it’s basically been hers.

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Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and that it all went well.

Scarf of the Day: No. 26

Scarf of the Day: No. 26

Today’s scarf is the last one I got from my trip to Italy. As I blogged about in this post and this one.

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I love this one because of the color. The orange and gray look so good together and that why I was drawn to it.

The first time I wore it I even got a compliment.

Today I baked my apple pie and I think it looks great, I just have to wait until tomorrow on the taste.

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How has your Thanksgiving prep gone?

Scarf of the Day: No. 25

Scarf of the Day: No. 25

Today was filled with baking in my house. We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving so we made 6 pumpkin cheesecakes.

No they’re not all for us. My dad and brother are each taking one into work and one is for the neighbor. We’ll still have an extra, just in case.

I also made the double crust for my first attempt at a homemade apple pie. I’m too tired tonight to finish it, so first thing in the morning.

Now to why you’re really here, the scarf of the day. Its another cowl.

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It’s an arm knit cowl that I made when I made my blanket, in my very first blog post.

I like it but don’t wear it that often. As you can see I have very many scarves and some get less attention than others.

How have you been getting ready for Thanksgiving?