Welcome to the October 2012 Simplicity Parenting Carnival: Holidays This post was written as part of the monthly Simplicity Parenting Carnival hosted by The Lone Home Ranger and S.A.H.M. i AM. This month we are discussing how we simplify the holiday season. Be sure to read to the end to see a list of the... Continue Reading →
Orange slices dried in the dehydrator or oven make lovely sun catchers, tied with some cinnamon sticks.
My older daughter likes clothes that are hip(py) and cool, so the scrap-happy celebration hat seemed perfect for her. She picked out the colors, and I varied the stripes and purl rows to make it a bit more funky. The baggy shape will grow with her. The wrist warmers I previously made her match the... Continue Reading →
My four year old had a difficult time deciding on the perfect hat. He had originally settled on a crown hat, and even picked out blue and yellow yarn for it. After further contemplation, what he really and truly wanted was some type of animal hat. When I showed him the pattern for this fish... Continue Reading →
After my previous attempt to knit a hat for my husband, I wanted to do something different for his manly hat. His coat is grey and orange, and I happened to have both colors left in my yarn stash. I don't like knitting two of the same item. It becomes monotonous for me. I wanted... Continue Reading →
My husband had requested a simple guy's hat. I wanted a little more challenge than that, so I looked for a pattern which would allow me to learn a new skill. The Claudia pattern seemed to fit the bill. I could make a manly hat while trying out some my first cable stitching. This was... Continue Reading →
I've always loved the cute little berry hats for babies and toddlers, but not having any mad knitting skills, they were beyond my grasp. Now that I knit, I could finally make one while knitting hats for the holidays. My toddler loves her hat and matching mittens. When she outgrows it, I may make a... Continue Reading →