With all the homecoming fuss, I am trying to not get overly excited! We still have some time yet but Ive been doing as much around the house that I can. Family trips to break up the month have helped. I can't believe our baby boy will be 3 in just a bit. Im not ready for that! No amount of prep will brace me for that. I think there will be some sobbing for sure!!! Sadly we are both super sick with a nasty cold. For once I cannot point the finger at the origin ((sad face)) so we shall blame shopping carts!! Its even worse than when little man had a double ear infection early in the deploy. Hes so miserable and basically just lays around, and if you know my son at all, thats not his nature.
Heres somethings Ive made for US this year...
For our son, he is so in love with it :)
My parents gave me some yarn for my birthday and I made myself a cowl.
I've been trying my very hardest to get into the holiday spirit, I really really have. I promised to try this year, Im doing okay I think! I have basically every gift already wrapped. Im being really sneaky about some things around the house cause I want my husband to have some surprises when he finally gets back to us. Its been rather depressing knowing this is the 2nd Christmas in 4 years of marriage he has missed due to deployment. I really shouldn't whine because he has a much shorter term that so many others that serve, but that to me doesnt matter when hes missing my birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, our sons birthday, and then even New Years. Its a total punch in the gut. We've been trying to visit my side of the family as much as usual, which is only because they live in state and are close enough given the little man gets car sick if we aren't careful. Sometimes it makes things easier but sometimes not so much. We went to the base wide Christmas party this past weekend and only lasted about an hour and half max. For one, little man was tired. Then it was crowded, loud, and just crazy basically. Ive been basing when we leave mostly on when he says so. Id rather him not be that child who leaves kicking and screaming.
I got together with a friend this weekend too, we made wreaths and I think they turned out rather nice!
This is her final result, all lit up
This is my red, white(well silver) and blue simple wreath
This one I made over the course of two days really. Im loving the mums, rolled roses, buttons, yarn and bells. This is on our front door this year.
I finally started the holiday baking, since we have a family party this coming weekend. Guess its crunch time!
A lot of people that a new to crochet have asked me for helpful tips, and ideas. I decided to share some with you. One of the most important ones I think is knowing wrong from right side. This is mainly used on hats for me.
This is what as known as the "Right Side" in crochet. The stitches tend to look more uniform and bold. Sharper if you will.
This is what is known as the "Wrong Side" in crochet. You can see the stitches blend more and are not as sharp.
One more helpful thing I wanted to post would be helpful to those who have photographers as clients, or whom send items off to be photographed professionally. There are far to many times Ive seen pictures with hats on backwards. There is a "joining seam" on hats, sometimes its very noticeable but most times a little reminder will not hurt. This picture is of a more obvious seam.
Just for fun I wanted to share some of my texture images I just took today and fell in love with. Enjoy!
So I finally took time to make myself something crochet. I rarely do this and I dont know why. If anyone deserves items from my hands its me LOL I guess I like to give more than get most of the time. So here it is. MY very own hat :)
Im in love with the possibilities of this item. Ive made several so far and wanted to make sure to have some pro images of them. Im getting much better about editing pictures I take myself but still, its a comfort thing. So here is the Buzzy Bee :)