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What I learned in 2012

Well, in December anyway:

Bigger may be better, but wider might not be (if you over fill this bag the handles don’t come together ~ so don’t do it, Mom!)

A better design doesn’t make for perfect. This sucker took a full yard of quilting cotton. It’s not light. It can’t be efficiently made with directional fabrics. Oh! And the most kick-ass bag still isn’t going to make me want to grocery shop. Cute, but “meh”.

You cannot have enough canvas baskets, and having a good friend with an insane amount of painter’s canvas makes for some seriously organized fun. Let’s hear it for the jeans needles!!

Happy fabrics make for very happy projects:

Doubled fingering weight yarn makes the most scrumptious mitts (even if the cables don’t show that well).

Wide open zippered bags are the SO much nicer to use (and a little whimsy goes a long way).

Scrapbusting projects consume an amazing amount of fabric and create an amazing amount Of. More. Scraps.

Sleepy baby snuggles are the cure for what ills you. I admit I knew this one already, but it bears repeating:

Wonder what I’ll learn in January?

More knitting? Seriously?

With half a dozen projects in my knitting WIP, the last thing I need is something new. But we were coming home late from a rod run the other night, and while I had a cozy quilt to wrap up in, the cold air on my face was uncomfortable.  Which is putting it mildly since I had a couple wisdom teeth pulled last week and my right side is already pretty tender.

No side windows + cooler evenings + trying to squeeze in every minute of Bettie-time before the wet weather takes us out completely = this girl (and her guy) need warm hats.

So I dug through my stash (did you catch that? “Dug through my stash”, NOT hopped online and ordered more yarn), and found a pretty Louet Gems light worsted skein in Eggplant.  I’m not much of a hat person, so it took me a while to find a pattern I really liked, but I think this one is perfect:

I asked Jon what he wanted. No surprise, really, but his request was a “watch cap in a sheep-colored yarn”.  (That really is a quote ~ he speaks knitting!) Back into the stash for the perfect yarn ~ this Brown Sheep Co in the perfect shade of, well…..sheep.  It was a gift from my dear friend Sheron, and it’s a beautiful worsted single.

After this weekend, I promise I’ll be back to quilting and sewing in a major way.  Until then, blame the beautiful weather keeping us on the road. And Bettie.

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