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Constantly Knitting

Lately I’ve been knitting in every second of my spare time. My mom has requested some knit headbands for a couple of her antique shows this holiday season to put antique buttons and pins on, so I’ve been hard at work with those. Also a couple of my co-workers have asked me to make a few custom items for them. I really love making those small things. Instant gratification and then often I get to see the knitwear in use which means me happy. I’ve got so many knitting plans and a sweater to finish and *cough* secret gifts to make *cough* so when I’m not working or studying it’s been full on knitting mode.

I was browsing the Knitpicks website and I think I’ll be making one or two of these tiny little sweaters for our tree this year.

They’re way too cute and will add a nice personal touch to our tree. We were in Target a few weeks ago and saw some wreaths wrapped in yarn. I figured I could do one myself instead of paying $20 for one. Looks like I’m not the only one with this idea! I LOVE this one from The Pleated Poppy even though it’s not wrapped in yarn, it speaks to me. I’m going to have to plan out what I want to do and make it this week. Maybe one for Thanksgiving and another for Christmas. All of them are just gorgeous. I’m thinking we’re going to have a very yarn covered Christmas…


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Pumpkin Patch

I had this sitting as a draft for a bit too long which was not my original intention.

A few weeks ago, we enjoyed a wonderful trip to one of the many local pumpkin patches – Boyd’s Orchards. I’ve been there a couple of times since I’ve lived here but it was our first trip together. We had an amazing time exploring the corn maze, the hay ride, petting the farm animals and picking out our pumpkins! We chose two very nice looking pumpkins, which were not directly off the branch but close to it! We ended up bringing home two large pumpkins, some apple cider donuts, and some pumpkin butter. I still can’t get over how amazing the pumpkin butter was. We still have a jar left that we’re hanging on to.

I’m hoping we can make it a tradition to go to the pumpkin patch every year together. It was such a memorable afternoon.

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Halloween Birthday

Halloween was my mom’s birthday and I thought I’d share what I made for her since it has safely arrived and is in use.

She loved it! And I had a lot of fun making it. I finished it months ago so I wouldn’t be rushing when it came time to mail it. I did rush though and still didn’t finish another gift I had planned on sending and I’m still working on that (it’s still a secret!). Just didn’t get the time I was hoping for to sit down and finish it. Happy Birthday Mom!

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I’ve haven’t brought this up but I’m absolutely heartbroken over what Hurricane Sandy has done to my old town in New Jersey and the destruction and chaos she’s brought upon my friends and former classmates who still live there. From the pictures, the actual road that ran through my town was completely covered in sand and debris. I know those who live there now are strong and tough and will rebuild. Thankfully my family in Delaware made it out safely with just a lot of leaves that came down. I’m keeping everyone affected in my thoughts right now.

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Halloween and Upcoming Weekend Excitement

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. We kept it low key since I was working until late so we stayed home watching The Walking Dead and carving pumpkins. As usual – no trick-or-treaters here so it was nice and quiet.

As for the sweater? It’s really progressing nicely. I’m starting on the front and I’m hoping by Monday I’ll be blocking it. A sweater in two weeks? Yes, please!

This weekend we’ll be checking out the North American Livestock Expo in Louisville so I can finish the rough draft for my term paper. I’m making Mike get up early with me so we can see the alpaca and llama class first thing in the morning and then the Jersey sale later in the day. I’ve only been to horse expos so I think this will be a lot of fun! Have a great weekend!