Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hats, Hats, Hats

A few friends joined me making hats for 'Warming Families'. Here they are ready to be mailed out! We had so much fun, more hats for friends, family and ourselves are on their way.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall + Baking = Happy

Nothing better than the crisp fall air to inspire baking. I've been making our bread the past few weeks. I dearly miss my Dad's home made bread and remind myself every time I visit him that I could do that too.

I'm loving the whole wheat bread recipe from 'Feeding the Whole Family, Cooking with Whole Foods' by Cynthia Lair. First off, the book is amazing! If you don't have it, you must get it. Second the recipe not only makes a great loaf of bread (well actually two), it uses up left over cooked whole grains. Which has now inspired me to make whole grains for breakfast at least once a week. A little inspiration circle if you will.

Slow foods, just make sense to me in the fall. Happy Baking!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Elves Everywhere!

I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this elf hat.

#15 needles, chunky wool and two hours to perfection. I can't stand how cute this hat looks on my little man.

The pattern is from Handknit Holidays. The publisher Melanie Falick, gave away the pattern for free on their blog!

I've already started another one for my nephew! Sometimes fun and fast is just what I need to get the creative juices going. Now off to make my Christmas crafting list!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Autumn - Warming Families

Oh, happiness a weekend in Breckenridge with near perfect weather. Mountain biking, fall colors and knitting. Can you believe it, after my leg warmer knitting problems. I used the forum on, solved the ribbing bind off problem and started a hat, my first.

Myself and two friends are knitting hats for One Heart Foundations "Warming Families", which knits clothes for the homeless. I thought this was a perfect first hat project, they even provide a pattern.

See this blog for details and the pattern, if you want to join the fun.

A new ball of yard from Fancy Tiger a quiet weekend at the cabin and WooHoo a hat! My model was a little reluctant today!

My favorite part are the stripes. One to represent you and one to represent the recipient, so they know they are never alone.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

15 min.

Feeling pressed for time and not much inspiration, I have been trying to encourage myself to spend 15 min. sewing. I always end up inspired and spending much more than 15 min.

This week my 15 min of mending turned into a new wardrobe. I found jeans and khaki pants I didn't even remember I had. Along with a pair of Pajama bottoms, a gray skirt and black sweater. (You can see how often I do mending) I also finished to baby items, now to small for Keenan but ready to be packed away for #2 one day.

I also took photos of my jeans! This was a project from my challenge blog. I have not had much luck with pants in the past, so I spent the time measuring and adjusting the pattern before I started. Here they are, I've been wearing them like crazy with loads of compliments!