Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Patch with My Pumpkins

Sometimes the best things in life are watching your children explore new things. This is exactly what happened when the kids went to the pumpkin patch.

Monday, October 29, 2012

WIP Vintage Knitting

Although baseball season has come to a painful and sad end, I am lucky enough to get my baseball on with some vintage baseball sweater knitting. Allyson, my amazing promoter, got an email wanting to know if she could knit a vintage baseball sweater. With her busy schedule, she is not able to take on other projects. So instead, she sends them to me.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Tigers and the World Series

For anyone who doesn't know, our family are avid Tigers fans. My husband is literally obsessed with baseball, especially Tigers Baseball. So much so that we are planning a vow renewal ceremony for our 5 year anniversary that will have a heavy Tigers influence and our kids' names are Nolan and Ryenn (I was tricked with Nolan's name after I said no professional athletes, but then couldn't get the name Ryenn out of my head for our little miss). But right now, we are only concerned with the Tigers winning the World Series.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hammock Anyone?

This must be the time for photographers to either switch out their photo props or stock up on new ones. I had my third order within the last 6 weeks for another hammock. Most photographers order the white that is pictured in my site, which is exactly what Kristin Byrum ordered.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Topping these Boots

As I said before, I am swamped with orders. This is such a great feeling, being so busy. This week I worked on an order from a friend I graduated with. Jayne and I played volleyball together FOREVER! She was my setter and I her middle blocker. When she asked me if I could make her some boot toppers, I was more than willing to fit her into my schedule. I had her pick the color she wanted from Knit Picks and she decided on Dove Heather in Knit Picks Brava Worsted Weight.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Laughter Fills This Home

On my worst days, the laughter or smiles from my babies just make everything better. They fill my heart with so much joy. Especially when they play together. They seem to be enjoying each other quite a bit more, seeing as Ryenn isn't just trying to break and eat all the toys. I have been trying to share a video on Facebook for a while now of just how much fun they have together.

Friday, October 19, 2012

FO Bowtiful

I have made the earwarmer headbands and got an order for a super cute bow headband. I have had it on my list of things to knit, but haven't made the time. When Stephanie ordered one from me, I was so excited to work on it.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Holla Knits Accessories: Multiplicity!

Welcome Holla Knits Readers! I am excited to once again have helped Allyson with test knitting her pattern for the Holla Knits Accessories issue. Not only do I help my sis out, but I get amazing knitted projects in the process!

Top: Emma Welford's Wallpaper Cowl, Katie Canavan's  Scallop of the Sea; Middle: Teresa Gregorio's Knight Service, Tara Shade's Black Swan; Bottom: Anna Elliott's Snowball Bonnet, Allyson Dykhuizen's Multiplicity

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FO Striped Dog Sweater

Although I have knit this very pattern using these very colors, this one was a struggle. When I got the order for this poor little pug with some sort of allergy or disease that makes him lose his hair, I was willing to do just about anything she asked to help him out. So sleeves was what I needed to tackle.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Another Baby Hammock

I have been knitting up quite a bit of photography props the last few weeks. The most popular seems to be the hammock. And what's not to love about a baby looking sweet and cozy sleeping in a fuzzy hammock.

F isn't for Finished AT ALL

I have been slacking hugely on updating this blog. This isn't due to lack of things to do, trust me. I have been so busy that I have forgotten to take pictures of products I have sent, forgotten what day it is, and forgotten to eat on certain days. I have a brutal school schedule, Christmas is coming up (where has the time gone?!), and orders are coming in like no other.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mommy/Nolan Playday

Ryenn naps more than Nolan now. I think she is teething and growing all at once. She takes two naps and sleeps through the night. Well while she naps, I get to spend some time with just Nolan and I. We chose to play in the backyard yesterday. It was so fun. He loves his dogs, especially chasing them.

Friday, October 5, 2012

FO Earwarmer Headband

I didn't really have time to post a WIP post on this (even if I had wanted to) because I finished this the day I started it. Liz (Gabby's mom) had asked me if I make the ear warmer headbands a few weeks ago. She may have even asked last year, but who can really remember that long ago. When I told her I can make anything that can be knitted, she ordered one for me. I was glad she did because I don't have them available in my shop and it really should be.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

FO McCarren Park Cap

So due to my busyness, or maybe laziness, I didn't even mention last week that I was working on an order for a hat. My friend, Sam, saw one of the pictures from the Holla Knits photo shoot and LOVED the hat I was wearing with the Devon Cardigan. The hat belonged to Lily and just happened to be one of Allyson's designs.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WIP Holla Knits Accessory

Sometimes I feel like Holla Knits is my baby too, thanks to Allyson allowing me to be a part of the preproduction of it. This is my fourth test knit for her for Holla Knits, and every pattern is just as great as the last. There is amazing talent in the designers involved in Holla Knits.