A Year of Projects, Sharing my life

YOP6 week 27

Hi all… I’m back!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry for my 2 week absence… I got ran over by the Messy bun beanie bandwagon. ๐Ÿ™‚ I got everyone’s orders out for Christmas who needed them by then. My most popular color is Turqua. I now hate the color..lol kidding. I still love it. it is yarn after all . I have a few other designs I need to add to my etsy.


Speaking of yarn.. a fellow local Yopper (Dianna ) gave me a bag of Red heart Unforgettable and Knit Picks yarn . OMG I love every single ball!!


And I made this hat from one of the balls… well it only took ย half.


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a safe and fun New Years โค

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A Year of Projects, Sharing my life

YOP6 week 24

Almost half way people !!:)

Lets start this week with Jon and my new favorite restaurant: The Jealous Monk in Mystic Village, Mystic CT . I think its a Belgian place. I am so picky I ordered a salad ( Backyard Picnic… iceberg lettuce ย with blue cheese dressing with cucumbers, carrots , bacon and radish ) and the Belgian frites (french fries) and Jon had a pulled pork sandwich with the frites. We played Connect Four ( yup they have games there too) until the food came. Them We headed in to the village to see some of the lights .. but it was too cold to fully enjoy waling around. Here are some pics of our visit..


This week was a bit productive win the hat department… I finished 5 hats…. 2 knitted and 3 ponytail/messy bun hats. Yes I jumped on the band wagon with the new trend. I am a ponytail wearer so I love these hats.

This one is my favorite. Easy Peasy Messy Bun hat.img_3848


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Sharing my life

Books, How I Love Thee

I love books.

My favorites recently are autobiographies. Ive read about Cher , Nick Carter, Rue Mcclanahan, Christopher Reeves, Princess Diana, ย Michael J Fox, Betty White, Tori Spelling ( all her books) , Ellen Degeneres,Anne Frank, ย Neil Patrick Harris …and more that I am forgetting I am sure.

love-books-1Recently I’ve read Betty White’s If You Ask Me ( And Of Course You Won’t ), Neil Patrick Harris ( his was a fun book) Amy Poehler and Tina Feys books I couldn’t get into ย for some reason , though I love them both. Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie on Little House on the Prairie wrote a book but in the first few chapters she wrote about something that happened to her when she was little that made my stomach turn and I just couldn’t continue. Most of her book is about her acting career but I just couldn’t get past her past. I am sure I will go back to it and skip the first 5 chapters but right now I want to read about other people.

I love getting to know people. Either in books or through the internet. I am such a shy person . I hate it. ย I am not a talker. I’ve always said I am more quiet than shy. I love going out. Being around people doesn’t bother me. Talking to them scares me. ย Facebook and other social media sites keep me in touch with old friends and family. Even if we don’t chat on a daily basis , or weekly, seeing what they are up to ย in my newsfeed keeps me happy ย .

You could also say I am nosy..lol I have to know everything..well just about. ๐Ÿ™‚


I just finished Michael J. Fox’s second book, Always looking Up. It covers his retirement from Spin City, How his Michael j. Fox Foundation was formed, his Parkinsons, his ย wife and kids, and Politics. This man amazes me. Since I was a little kid watching Family Ties I ve had such a crush on him. ย I just want to give him a big hug ๐Ÿ™‚

Other books(people) I want to read about are Melissa Joan Heart- Melissa Explains it all, Diane Keaton( at my local library), Nick Cater’s second book, ย and Michelle Obama.

Do you have any suggestions??

Crochet stuff, Sharing my life

Crochet burnout

I look at my patterns, all lovely. I look at my yarn, wonderful. But when I sit down with a pattern and yarn , I just don’t want to do anything. I don’t crochet all that much. I look at my projects and think what a waste of yarn.

The projects I am doing for A Year of Projects , my theme is Christmas in July for this month, And I just don’t want to finish. I don’t wear silly hats and I don’t know anyone who will wear the reindeer stocking cap. If I put it up for sale in my etsy shop it will just sit there and the made item will collect dust. If I offer it in multiple sizes ,the made hat won’t be the one that I sell .. its happened.

yarn from Reindeer scarf.

Did I ever tell you I don’t like scarves? Well I dont ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I dont wear them .The Reindeer scarf is so adorable.. but not my style. If I need to walk to the store in the winter I wear a thin cowl with my hoodie. Walking 2 miles can get a bit warm. I look at the scarf and think ” this will be cute but a waste of yarn”.

The Holiday flag will be finished. It is something I WILL use. I took apart a Christmas stocking I made a few years ago that never sold in my etsy shop so I can use the green yarn to make the tree for the other side of the flag.IMG_3603

I love to crochet but I love it even more when it’s for a purpose. Like if my fiance likes something I will make it for him. ( the Mario blanket, the fire flower, One Punch man. – soon to be completed). Or for Halloween orders.

Jon said if I don’t like crocheting anymore , then don’t do it. This is after I threw my knitting needles on the floor…lol Someday he will get it right..lol I crochet to remember my mom. Since she is the one who taught me.

If you are reading this and are part of the A year of Projects group on ravelry.. forget I said anything about themes..lol ๐Ÿ™‚ I will still be making items from my purchased patterns list , I just won’t be lumping them together and will be making projects that are needed/wanted. ie., hats for chemo patients ( and before you ask ๐Ÿ™‚ .. the reindeer stocking cap will be too scratchy for ย their heads). ย  ย `

That is all for now. Time to rethink my projects ๐Ÿ™‚


Knitting Adventures, Sharing my life

New Things

I guess that sums up today’s post .. New things.

Ive lived in this boring little town for almost 5 years. ( Dec 1st) . I’ve been wanting to get a library card for a while. I just never remembered to get one , when they were open that is. I have a kindle with plenty of books I can read. But I don’t want to pay $6.99 or more ย for a book I may not like. Plus I love books. I love the feel of them and I love the smell of them. I love turning pages and folding back the cover with the pages I’ve read. I love bookmarks. I love reading. Escaping from my world for a few hours.

So I now have a library card. I borrowed 2 books, Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult , and Needles and Pearls by Gil McNeil and 1 dvd, The Craft. I also have a few books I requested I have to pick up. The library is just down one hill and a short walk up another ๐Ÿ™‚ Closest library I ever lived near ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  Its on the small side. A few rooms of books and a basement for the kids books. Oh and they have a knitting club that meets on Tuesdays. I am not sure if they still meet every week but I want to check it out.

Speaking of knitting …

I learned a new cast on… its called the Chinese Waitress cast on with crochet hook. It’s so easy. ย The video is below. Here is my swatch with this new cast on…