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20 November 2014

Kitty Baby Slippers #YarnAlong

I have started knitting both of my nieces their Christmas gifts, and better yet, the great thing about knitting for babies/toddlers is they don't need a lot of yarn for their projects. So, stash busting it is.

K. will {hopefully} receive a pair of kitty baby slippers. I write "hopefully" because I have to felt them and if they felt to be too small, I'll just have to give them to another baby. I knit both soles. Unfortunately, once I started knitting the main part on one of the slippers, I ran out of yarn. Since the slippers are a gift for someone else, I am going to buy more yarn at JoAnn Fabrics. 


I am knitting a pair of longies for M. On her Christmas list, her parents wrote she needed some leggings. I found some yarn {Patons classic wool and Cascade 220} that I'm going to use for her project. The waistband is pink, the body of the pants will be knit in birds of paradise, and the legs will be stripes of turquoise and black.

What's on your needles? 
Join me at Ginny's Yarn Along.

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10 November 2014

Currently {November 10, 2014}

Currently enjoying a visit with my in-laws. They made a five hour trek to visit us-or really, visit our children. Lil' J has been wooing them with his smile. Charis spent the night with them at their hotel and went swimming with Grandma this morning.

Tonight, I went to the library and swung through the Starbucks drive through without my children. I love them, but must admit, it was nice to go to the library and quickly get what I went for. I tried the Chestnut Praline Latte tonight; it was so delicious, much, much better than the Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

09 November 2014

Pineapple Chicken Curry #Recipe

Remember the Chiquita Cooking Lab Recipe Contest I wrote about in October? I submitted a recipe to Chiquita over a week ago. The three ingredients for the week I submitted my recipe were: Pineapple, Spinach, and Bananas. The first thing that came to my mind was, "I need to make a smoothie recipe, but that's the obvious thing to make." I was then reminded of the vast array of foods my aunt made for my Grandad's 90th birthday. My favorite dish was a pineapple curry recipe. Unfortunately, I did not get the recipe from her. Then, I decided to come up with a recipe for a curry dish. Bananas did not go in the dish itself, instead they were a garnish on top of the curry.

08 November 2014

Save Up to 50% Off on Crafty's Online Classes

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07 November 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas found on Zuilily

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Christmas is coming! After today, there are six more Fridays left. One of my favorite websites is Zulily. There you can purchase items for the whole family for a percentage off regular retail price. 

Here are five categories I found that would make good Christmas gifts:

06 November 2014

21 Day Walk Challenge

Before children I used to love Daylight Savings Time-but now, I very much dislike it. Before DST, after Charis and Justin woke up from their naps, we often walked to the park. Justin rode in the stroller, and I brought a jump rope to work out while Charis was playing at the playground and swings. But now since it gets darker, it is often too late to walk to the park.

On Monday morning, I saw Leslie Sansone posted a 21 Day Walk Challenge on her Facebook page. Woohoo!! This is just what I needed. I hope to get back into taking my children for walks, but I need to find the time that now best suits our needs. Monday afternoon, after both children woke up, we went to the library to borrow the DVDs suggested in this week's workout.

05 November 2014

My First Soaker #YarnAlong

First hand knit soaker made by me in 2010.
As a little girl, I remember visiting my granny in Northern Ireland. I loved watching her knit. I remember asking my granny, "Will you teach me how to knit?" She taught me the garter stitch. When I went home that summer, every now and then I would knit. But distance wise, I was not close to granny and my new knitting skill slowly dwindled.

In college, I picked up knitting again. My first year of nursing school, I even knit a few scarves as Christmas gifts, but thought, "Knitting is boring." Looking back, I realize I was bored with knitting the garter stitch all the time. I did not seek to expand my skills.