Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Time

We are finally winding down from the all Christmas dinners and parties.  There was a ton of driving, gift opening and of course eating!  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your family.
I made these pillows for my families white elephant game and my boyfriend made the succulent container with some madrone he milled from our property.  I made the pillows from some scrap fabric I had, mostly all from designer Lotta Jansdotter.  They measure 18'' by 18''. 

My lil Taj Christmas morning.

Taj got a new swing, now we just have to find the right tree for it!
XO~ Amanda

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Honey Cowl

 I finished another cowl just in time for this chilly weather.  It is a gift for a very good friend of mine.  I know she will love the color!  The pattern is the honey cowl by Madelinetosh.  The yarn I used was Madelinetosh worsted in light denim.  I casted on 160 stitches and used a size 10 needle.  It turned out just right and I used the whole skein.  I just love this yarn!
Hope you are all staying warm this winter, wait it's not even officially winter yet:)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Quilted Pillow

I love this new pillow I made for my couch.  Lately I have been trying to use up some of my scrap fabrics and put them to good use.  It measures 18''x 18''.  I see more of these in the future!  Hope you all are having a nice lazy Saturday:)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fall in the Woods

 I am just loving fall here in the Pacific Northwest.  The leaves are mostly done falling and there has been lots of knitting going on in my house.  My favorite new finished project is my half twist cowl.  I found the pattern for free on Ravelry.  The yarn is Madelinetosh worsted merino in fig, I just love this yarn.  It has just the right hints of purple mixed in the brown and it is super soft.

 We haven't had much rain lately, so we get to spend plenty of hours out in the yard.  We are hoping for some more rain in future.

 I have already started knitting a new scarf in Madelinetosh denim.  This time I am trying the honey cowl pattern, which I also found on Ravelry.  This will be a gift for a special friend.
XO~ Amanda

Home Sweet Home Embroidery

I finished this embroidery last week.  Now I just need to find the perfect frame for it.  It measures about 15'' x 12''.  The fabric is yarn dyed linen in denim.  I love the little flower and leaf wreath surrounding the home.
I am 24 weeks now and the belly is getting big!