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This post is super late because I was so remiss on taking pictures, I know a lot of people love that part, I loath that part…I’m terrible at it!

There’s been some knitting and sewing ’round these parts lately….I’ve still got lots on the to-do list though! I like it that way!

I finished these baby slippers a while back, just never bothered to take a picture of them. I really just did them to see how the pattern worked out. I’ve got tons of sock yarn leftovers so these would be perfect. Of course, I knit a girly pair and everyone is having boys lately!
Baby Slippers
Pattern: Magic Slippers
Yarn: Sock yarn leftovers – love these colors
Made For: The next baby girl I know to be born!

Bubby Girl got a new toy as well – this super soft and snuggly sheep. Her name is Mary (get it?!) The best part about this, it was from leftovers as well – super cute and quick and used up leftovers, my kind of project!!
Bub's Fluffy Sheep
Bub's Fluffy Sheep
Pattern: Lamb from Itty Bitty Toys This book is full of awesome patterns! I can’t wait to make more!
Yarn: Leftovers of Berroco Plush and Sublime Organic Cotton DK – I doubled the Organic Cotton throughout
Made for: Bubby Girl

As much as I dreaded it, I took my Colorful Sock on the road to VT….it was going to be about 10 hours, so I needed some knitting. Can you believe I never knit a stitch on the way up!? Going North from MD is not fun. Tons of tolls, I’m talking probably $30 on the way up and pretty close on the way back! Ugh! I don’t even like turnpikes! Then detouring around the George Washington Bridge in NY – best thing we ever did, only added about 15 minutes to the trip, if that, and absolutely NO traffic. No trucks, tractor trailers, and all that craziness trying to get on the dumb bridge! Loved it!
But while we were there, I got lots of knitting done – and ended up finishing one of the socks…now if I could just go back on vacation and finish the other one! Ha! This is the perfect pattern for this very highly colored yarn. Love it! And this pattern lends to very thick, warm socks, which is nice too! Not a fan of the heel, but I followed the pattern because who wants to deviate while on vacation – definitely not me! Look for the second one to be finished sometime before Christmas!


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Catching up!

Wow, December 18th was my last post, that’s just terrible! There’s been a lot going on too. I just don’t know how people post everyday, or every other day! I’m working from home part time now, so that keeps me busy as well. But enough of the boring stuff!
I’ve been knitting as much as I can squeeze in, which isn’t much, but enough to keep me pretty happy!
Here’s the latest –
Bubby’s Baby Doll – aka. Dolly J.J.
Bub's new dolly
Pattern – Ragdoll by Debbie Bliss
Yarn – Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino – for the hair, dress and legs and Sublime Organic Cotton DK for the body and head
I switched up the yarns because I couldn’t find a color I wanted, but I’m glad I did, the body has a slightly different feel than the clothes and hair, which may sound silly, but to me makes it feel more like “clothes” and “skin”. Silly, I know. Either way, I think she likes it!
Bub's 2nd Wallaby
And that’s the 2nd Wonderful Wallaby I made for her, she was so excited that she and Dolly J.J. “matched” with their purple outfits.

I also finished a pair of French Press Slippers but who hasn’t, right?
Mommy's French Press Slippers
I used Wool of the Andes because it was in the stash, and had been for years, and it needed to get used. I’ve worn these things just about everyday since I made them, and I have a feeling by the time the fall rolls around, I’ll have to make a new pair. I love the button though – matches perfectly – it’s from Joann’s.
And let’s see, I also finally finished my Coraline – GASP! It took forever, mostly because I put it down for quite some time. It’s gorgeous, beautiful, lovely and and oh so warm. But, I’ve yet to get a picture of it! It’s on the to-do list!
I’ll post about my sewing soon – although it will be more of a “what I want to sew list” than a “what I’ve sewn lately list”!

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