Wow! It has been a really long time since I have been able to find the time to craft, much less find time to write a blog post. My family made a big move from NY to PA thanks to my husband concluding his active duty status and shifting to reserves. We were able to move back to our home state of PA and be close to family once again, but this move put a lot of strain and stress on everything. First off, the home we had in NY didn’t sell so we had little to spend on a home in PA. What does that mean? That means fixer upper! That also means no money for professionals to come and do it so hubby and I and some nice, generous friends lent a hand to make our new home liveable.
Thankfully, the house has come a long way and we’ve moved in, unpacked most of our stuff and are slowly settling in. We still have a few rooms to do, but the most important ones are done. 🙂
Anyway, all of this resulted in lack of crafting time since I spent most of my time fixing plaster, sanding, painting, dry walling, refinishing floors, etc. I am hoping to get some new Christmas soaps done in September to have for the Christmas season, plus have some additional tatted and knitted items made for Christmas.
I was able to make a few adorable baby hats over the last couple weeks that I love! They’re not fancy, but the yarn I got through KnitPicks.com is fun to work with and made the hat so adorable.
This adorable infant hat uses pink, magenta and mint green to create a cute, yet functional fashion accessory. For boys, I chose a yarn that reminds me of a stormy ocean:
I like that this hat wasn’t made with typical pale blue. It’s a little bolder, but still adorable!
This rainbow hate is my absolute favorite. I knitted this using scraps of worsted weight yarn in a cotton blend so it’s nice and soft:
So cute! Love stripes on baby hats and a great way to use up scraps of yarn. For the final hat, I made up my own pattern using a stitch I found in a vintage 1960’s knitting book. I love this stick since looks like little bow ties. The one pictured below is in a spring green worsted cotton blend.
I had made a similar hat a couple of years ago for my youngest daughter and made a pair of leggings to match. I also sold a set at my GrammaVedora etsy store. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrammaVedora?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Here’s a pic of my youngest wearing the pink hat and leggings:
Cute right? Now I need to actually write the pattern down. If I get around to it, I’ll post it. It’s not complicated so just about any level of knitter can make it.
That’s all I got for now. When I get the Christmas soaps made later this month, I’ll post a few pics of those.