How is everyone doing during this cold and wintery month of January? For me, January is a month of cleaning and purging, showing no mercy! No matter how often I go through things, I always seem to amass a bunch of ‘stuff’, thinking that I may need it someday. Well it seems that January is my month to clean house and finally make a decision…keep or toss. Toss usually wins! How much can one person keep. So I managed to get 7 bags of clothing and 2 boxes of household items for donation, plus 3 bags of trash. Where does it all come from. Good thought: Now I have lots of room to save more things during 2013!
I have a couple of pictures to share with you today. The first is of Mr. Macaroni, my house guest. He’s a good cat but mischievous This is what I found when I went to investigate strange noises in my kitchen. Typical cat and yarn ball! And him all sitting there like “Who me?”
I finished up two baby sweater sets for twins, boy and girl. This is the easiest pattern, works up fast and each set takes less than one skein. I used Caron Simply Soft white yarn and finished off with pink and blue ribbons. If anyone wants the pattern, it’s free here: http://www.fibergypsy.com/patterns/5hrpatt.shtml. I have made this sweater set many times over the years. The first time I made this up was for my daughter who is now 40 years old so this is an old tried and true pattern.
Aren’t they cute. And it really only took me about 5 hours to complete each sweater. The hats and booties, sewing, blocking and finishing took additional time. These are for an order from a co-worker. I hope she likes them. Let me know what you think.
Keep warm and keep crafting,