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Too many projects at once

18 Aug

I need to focus and execute.  Ever have that problem?  I’m getting very close to my birthday which means I ought to be focusing on my resolution list of things to do before I’m 27.  Which I kind of am, but kind of not ….

I am sewing this duvet cover:

#13 – Jazz up the Master suite… on its way!

Also sewing this quilt (times 3) for my boy’s room:

#16 Grow grass in the backyard = not going to happen!  So I fixed up my boy’s room instead.  These quilts are a part of that, and a much-needed part I might add!

And I’m still knitting this.  Pattern here.

…Started a new knitted throw inspired by this one:

but wait – I haven’t finished this one and #4 on my list!!

  I started to re-finish my dining room table (which is on my list at #18) and I am really forced to finish that one quickly, seeing as it’s difficult to feed my family around our coffee table.  Really difficult.

So that’s basically what I’ve been up to.  School starts on Monday and now I’m busy with haircuts (mine too!  Hurray for #8 being checked off!), finishing up T-Ball, labeling school supplies and last-minute doctor appointments for shots.  Fun, but crazy.

Here’s my friend’s post that seems applicable.  It’s titled, “A Wind Storm?”  And like all of her posts, it is a must-read!




Still knitting

1 Apr

Well, what can I say?  While there technically are flowers out, I don’t know if I would say “Spring has Sprung” just yet.  The weather is…. not good. And so I knit….

(Jed’s Adventure Sweater – here for pattern, here it is on ravelry)

And knit….

(A bulky mobius cowl for me, here on ravelry)

And knit….


(Ballband, log cabin and clover tweed dishcloths)

And knit…..

(Socks for Moo, here on ravelry)

And knit…..

(Atelier for me, one sleeve down! Pattern here)

And knit until my fingers bleed or the sun shows it’s vitamin D giving face – which ever comes first……..

(Classic Raglan for Micah, pattern here)


I wasn’t kidding.  I’m still knitting.  What are you all up to?  I played pranks on each member of my family this morning… a first for me!  I think I can get into April Fools’.  I’m already brewing on what I’ll do next year!


22 Mar

My post titles are great.  I’m quite distracted today by a particular dress I’m trying to get my hands on.  This morning I went on a wild goose hunt to make a similar skirt just in case I can’t get the awesome dress in time for Easter.  Oh, the joys of living in the boonies!

So now I’m writing a post to distract myself from my dress distraction.

Here are some of my favorite things I have on my “want to make” Pinterest board right now.  I love Pinterest, BTW.  And I want to make all of these things….

Just crazy cool.  My friend has already constructed crazy knitting needles to make something like this.  (Found here).

Fabric Worm quilt – here.

I want to make some of these for my boys room – and we already have some crates! (image via door sixteen)

Skirt tutorial found here.

And thanks to this lovely, I need to brush up my embroidery skills.  What would not look better with some embroidered flowers on it?!  I guess maybe a men’s shirt… or pants (!!!).  But that’s about it.  Found here.


I gotta run to pick up a child from Pre-school!  Thanks for helping me get my head out of the cute-dress-cloud!


Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

21 Jan

I made these Turn A Square hats for the boys this fall.  They’re from some delicious Rowan extra-fine merino wool I scored on clearance at a while back.  They’re super cozy and they knit up fast because of all the color changes.

They’re all the same colors, just mixed differently for each one.  My favorite part is how ridiculously adorable my boys are!  :)

What’s on your needles this weekend?

Finally moving on…

31 Aug

Hooray!  I’ve finally finished my two-year old’s classic raglan pullover!  (Pattern found here)

Phew!!  Glad I got that off my chest (and my needles!).

Finishing that sweater up was so exciting because it meant I could cast on for something else.  Up next is the little ruffle scarf I have been itching to get around my neck!  It’s a brisk 51º outside at present, so it’s really no wonder I am ready for my new scarf!

I got this lovely pink yarn as a present about two years ago and am just barely using it!  It is Rowan Cashsoft and it’s sooo deliciously cozy!  Can’t wait to finish!

As for the Shalom Cardigan, it has one sleeve on, but I don’t like the 3/4 length I made it so I’m going to need to undo the end and keep on knitting.  It’s on the back-burner for the moment.

Anyone else ready to bust out some knitting in honor of the upcoming fall weather?!

Work-in-Progress: Toddler Classic Raglan Pullover

4 Aug

Here’s what I have been working on the past week.  It’s the classic raglan pullover by Jane Richmond, for sale here.

Now I have a lot of sleeves to knit!  Two for this sweater (which will be for my almost three year old), and one and a half for my Shalom Cardigan which got stalled when I ran out of yarn.  I plan on finishing both of these puppies by the end of the weekend.

Here are a couple other patterns that are high on my want-to-knit list:

The Olive Blouse here on Ravelry, and here to purchase pattern.  (Photo from streetsandyos, flickr)

A Little Ruffle Scarf… Love!!  And the pattern is free!  Found here.

I must be feeling the grey vibe right now or something.

What’s on your want-to-knit (or crochet) list?  If you’re on Ravelry, my name is Bethbohicks – Friend Me!


these things take forever, I especially am slow…

21 Jul

Ahh…. the Shalom Cardigan I’m still cranking away on.  Finally working on the sleeves, which I think I’m making 3/4 length.  I copied Soule Mama’s notes on how to add sleeves, and am decreasing every 6 rows.

I bought this pattern for my next knitting project to make one for each of my boys.

I am going to use a charcoal Patons Chunky Shetland Tweeds yarn instead of the Patons Classic wool it calls for because I want these puppies to be washable!  I also really like the charcoal color for my boys.  Crossing my fingers I can pull these off!

We’ll just have to wait and see

But I’d rather be working for a paycheck,

than waiting to win the lottery