A day for myself.

Yesterday was a great day for me. I got to sit on my couch all day and crochet. This was the first day in a few weeks now that I have any time for myself, so of course I took advantage of ever second.

The first thing I did was catch up on my mood blanket. It felt really good to do that. I got to go over all the square moods I had marked down in my calendar and add them to my blanket. I now have 54 days of my 360 day blanket complete. I looks great so far and I really enjoy seeing my feelings on a blanket.
If you want to see more information on how the process of the Mood blanket works, Click Here.

As for now, here is the updated picture of this year long blanket in the making!

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The rest of the day i worked on a new hat that I really wanted to complete in January but just didn’t have the time. Stay tuned to see the completion of The Women’s Peaked Hat… I really like it.

Weekend for me!

This weekend was eventful and relaxing. I was super absorbed in making it mine and I did just that. Saturday I woke and was ready for the day, I got my little one dressed and forced the hubby to also get his man clothes on and traveled to IKEA.. Yup its one of my favorite stores.. So anyways We went for a light and came out with a light and a chair. See below:

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Yes that is the chair.. Now this chair must be something pretty special since I bought it. It fits perfect in the space I had to fill and it is so comfortable to sit in that I have now dubbed it my NEW crochet chair.. More of less it is my corner. Well this is what I thought anyways. If you look at this picture you will see that my dog “Buddy” has positioned himself right in the middle of MY very comfortable chair. He seems to really like it right? Boy is he mistaken.. Yes, yes he can sit in it when I am not in it I don’t have a problem with that at all but if he thinks this is his chair he has another thing coming..

SO on to the next dilemma, See below:

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There it is, my chair in its nice little corner space waiting for me to have my yarn basket organized so I can move on over and sit in it… Oh no,, not the case again, as you can see “Alyssa” seems to have taken it over. She even put a pillow in it so she can maneuver herself just right so she can see the TV at the right angle. Well this just wont do. Now I must sit back and think of ways to make the chair unwanted by both the dog and my little girl so I can assure that It will always be available to ME! Any ideas are much appreciated and I wont judge if you don’t!

I also did in fact enjoy time watching Downton Abbey and I made it to the end of the second season. I do really like the show and even set the DVR to record season five so I can catch up when I get to that point. While enjoying my new series I worked on the child’s blanket and find myself ending the weekend at 1/3 finished. Very exciting.

Relaxing weekend of Crocheting fun.

I finally got my logo finished and I really do like it a lot. I am still very new to this blog this so again please stick with me and hope I don’t give up too soon.

While waiting and working on getting my logo finished I spent some time working on my second Cowl Neck Poncho,, I love love love this pattern and I will be making more I am sure. A little about the pattern and a few pictures and notes to self for the future:

The pattern is from Simply Crochet magazine Issue #25

Featured imageThis pattern is one of my favorite patterns to make. It can be switched up so easily to fit any size and you get to pick the fabulous colors to make it fit your personality.. The first Cowl Neck Poncho I made turned out to be a little smaller than I had hoped for (I am a tight crocheter). I also didn’t pick the colors I really wanted, I picked what was on hand that I thought would look good and while the colors did look very good the finished product just wasn’t me.. It was more the style for my youngest daughter Alyssa..  After making my first Cowl Neck Poncho which ended up being Alyssa’s, I went on a search for the colors I wanted in my second Poncho. After finishing my Poncho I am very satisfied, very happy and yes I have already worn it out, as a matter of fact I wore it to work today!

Here are the 2 Cowl Neck Ponchos I have created so far and am pretty proud to display.

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Lets hope I get an order or two for more of these since they are fun to make and see come together!