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Western Colorado
I am passionate about knitting, exploring my creativity and sharing inspirations!
Interests: Knitting, all things yarn, Harry Potter, taking baths, outdoor adventures, humming birds, anchors, earrings, kittens!
Recent Activity
Look what I made! I decided to knit the Liaison Tee about a month ago and I feel like I speed-knitted this thing! I loved the pattern and how quickly everything came together. I have only ever knit hats and small accessories so taking on a knitted t-shirt was way... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
This DIY really only saved me about $3-4, but I enjoyed putting it together and it has an added note-taking element that the store-bought inspiration doesn't. When I undertook the making of my first sweater I quickly learned how valuable a chart keeper was to keep what I was knitting... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
I recently went thrifting with a friend and came away with a bunch of beautiful skirts that all needed a little work to get them to look exactly like I wanted. This skirt had the most dramatic change. Here's what it looked like before I hemmed it. It was just... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
I bought some of the cheap circular needles for a project I'm currently working on. I had resolved to just deal with the annoying curl in the needles because I didn't want to shell out for the nicer, non-curly circular needles. I had heard of a technique that some knitters... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
This month's IDPA match wasn't too fun, save for a few stages. I learned this month that almost every kind of shooting is fun, but not all. The IDPA match for April was an IDPA qualifier match which meant that three of the five stages were set up to test... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
Thanks for the sweet comment, Hilde! Cowls always make the perfect holiday gift. You should definitely make this one for your man; he will no doubt be thanking you!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2015 on FO: The Mantastic Cowl at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
A few weeks ago I read an article that talked about all the toxins and chemicals that go into making perfectly-white tissues, toilet paper and coffee filters. Since making my own tissues doesn't appeal to me and..I'm not crazy, I thought I'd try making my own coffee filters as a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
When I was choosing fabrics for this dress the idea I had in my head was for the end product to be more alluring. When I finished the dress and put it on, the first thought that came to my mind was "Well, I'm off to the Country Club for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
There were so many people at this month's IDPA match! There were 40 shooters! Good weather brings more people. During this month's match I had to work through some new semi-auto malfunctions that I haven't had to deal with before. This is why I like IDPA so much, I can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
Hi Julie! Thank you for your comment! I like Duolingo a lot, and I feel like it kind of nudges you into practicing everyday by tallying up the number of days your streak is. It makes me never want to miss a day! :)
One of my biggest challenges in life is timeliness. I am constantly working on getting a better handle on time and I am always looking for ways and things to help me be on time. My tardiness is especially bad in the morning. Funny story: During my competitive swimming career... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
I decided to create a Birthday Goal List for myself after being inspired by that of Amanda's from Wit and Whistle. My birthday was actually back in December so I have a little less than a year to complete this list, but I believe that if a goal doesn't get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
I made this "Mantastic" Cowl at the end of the last winter season and didn't have a chance to wear it before the weather got too warm so I have been wearing the heck out of it this year. I first saw the Mantastic Cowl on one of my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
This week seems to have gone by slowly for me. I'm glad the weekend is here! Here are the top four share-worthy things I came across this week. Top Left: An awesome Sheep Mug for the fiber lover in your life! Tom Right: Salvador Dali is one of my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
Thank you so much for your kind words, Rick! I'm liking waltz more and more, but only know the basic step so more practice is in order for me as well.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2015 on Contra Dance at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
I found an awesome, and arguably the easiest, tutorial for a knit pencil skirt on Pinterest a few months ago! This is the first pencil skirt I've made and I wear it to the office often. It literally took me 20 minutes to complete this skirt! Here's the tutorial I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
Last month I participated in my first Cowboy Shoot! It was so much fun! A friend of mine has been a cowboy shooter for some time and invited me to the shoot. He was kind enough to let me use his guns and leather holsters during the shoot so I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
This is the third variation of the Coco Pattern that I've made and I already want to make this top in three other colors! Here is the first version I made. I truly enjoy sewing this pattern and the satisfaction I get from making my own clothes! (Top/handmade using this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
(Jewelry in photo from Chloe and Isabel) I have the same sentiments as almost everyone else when it comes to networking. It's tough. I feel nervous, intimidated, vulnerable and awkward when I'm putting myself out there to meet new people and make new connections. But I recognized this in myself... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
I've come across a lot of fun, share-worthy things this week. These are the four that topped my list! Top Left: A simple and cute brownie in a mug. Top Right: Broncos yarn! I'm not a huge sports fan (okay, I literally watch no sports), but since I live in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
So when this pattern came out a few months ago, I completely disregarded it. "A poncho? I would never wear a poncho." Admittedly the first images that came to my mind were that of the surfer style I had grown up with in California - surfer and skater guys wearing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
Homemade vegetable broth couldn't be easier to make! I eat a lot of salads and soup so I always need broth and I always have veggie trimmings to make my broth, it's a great system! And making your own vegetable broth is cost effective and very healthy. Each week I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
A few weeks ago I posted about finally taking on my first knit sweater project! So far it's coming along very nicely. I am enjoying the simple knit/purl pattern on the sleeve. This pattern will be carried over on the yoke also. I have this week off from work and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
I took a little break from my blog last week for travel. I didn't do any social media posting or checking. It was really nice! So remember when I first posted about IDPA, it was during the summer. Here are some photos from a recent IDPA match held earlier this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool
Want to add an adorable little, multi-use touch of charm to your handmade gifts this season?! I've been thoroughly enjoying knitting these mini acorn ornaments! (Ravelry link) They are so quick to knit and just precious! I have been including the acorns in some orders that have come in to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Cotton, Cashmere and Wool