Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chemo Cap

Haven't had much free time lately, but in those rare moments between work, laundry and sleep - I have managed to knit a cap for a friend who is going through chemo treatments. She's losing her hair and doesn't want to go the wig route, so some of us have knit up hats for her. She's so cute and has such a great attitute about it all. A - you are one tough cookie! :)

I couldn't find a pattern I really liked, but this hat at Knitting Daily http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p/46502.aspx gave me a good starting point. I wanted something a little airy so that it can be worn indoors without being too hot. Worked the top in moss stitch on size 10 needles, then made a brim in rib stitch on some size 6-s. The nice part about making the brim separate was that I never did do any counting, I just made it long enough to wrap around my head plus a couple inch overlap for the button.

In my ear: Patriot Games - Tom Clancy
Jack Ryan's wife drives a Porsche 911. I'm soooo jealous.

In my glass: Diet Ruby Red Squirt
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Build-A-Bear 12" pages

I definitely have a love/hate relationship with build a bear workshop. I love that my kids have so much fun there, but what the heck do you do with all the stuffed animals they make?

Left Page:
12" tan background
(3) 4 x 6.5" pink and brown frames
(3) 3.5 x 5" white frames
6 x 4.75" white frame

Right Page:
12" tan background
(2) 4 x 6.5" pink and brown frames
(2) 3.5 x 5" white frames
6 x 4.75" white frame
12 x 3" red paper
Bear cut using Create a Critter cart - about 5.5" tall

Monday, February 6, 2012

Thanks to all you campers for putting up with our loud mouths last weekend at scrap camp! My stomach still hurts from laughing so hard.

Through donations and raffle sales, we were able to raise $758 for the PTC!!! 

A special thank you to the following companies who contributed to this year’s event. Please give them your patronage as thanks for their support:

Laurie Chrostowski consultant with Close to My Heart
Mandie Wierenga consultant with Thirty-One
Hobby Lobby
Olive Garden
Jet’s Pizza
Springhill Suites http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/grrse-springhill-suites-grand-rapids-airport-southeast/
Thank you all for attending and making this event a great success. I'll send out a note once our next date is set and you can also find crop details at


In my ear:

In my glass: Plain old H2O - not even on the rocks.


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