Saturday, October 18, 2008

My search for the perfect pumpkin bars

We had these for dessert tonight. Need I say more? They were so awesomely delicious! The recipe can be found here.

Now I'm searching for the perfect pumpkin soup recipe. Anyone know of one? Pretty pretty please?

Happy Fall Y'all, Rissa

Purchase my snow pops e-pattern

I am making it possible for you to purchase my snow pops epattern straight from my blog.

View the "buy it now" button over on the right side of my blog. Of course there is free shipping as I will be emailing you the e-pattern. It can't get much easier than that, can it?

xoxo, 'rissa

Good Saturday Morning!

I've had a very productive week. I finished knitting 2 wool rabbits and an organic cotton one. They just need to be seamed and put together. I finished another "chocolate" colored rabbit then started a new one last night. I want to get several finished then list them in my shop all at once.
Here she is all knitted up.

Part of the dress

What should I name her?

I also started a new pair of socks this week. It's getting chilly here and I'm longing for my wool socks more and more. I need to drag them all out and get them cleaned for the new season.
Yummy kelly green wool socks! I was considering putting in a navy heel and toe, but decided against it at the last minute. I can't wait till these are done so they can warm my toesies.

Here is the wool hat I recently made for my husband. It's a charcoal color, it's cloudy these days and hard to take good photo's. It's soft, fits well and he loves it, so that's good! If you'd like to knit your own, It's an "I live on a farm" pattern.

This is cascade 220 yarn, and I believe I used a size 6 needle. Check your gauge on this project!

One last photo! My LYS is carrying Debbie Bliss now! Yay! This is what a picked up this week.

Such delightful colors! I intend to knit a sweet little dress with this. It's on my "to do list."
My daughter was a cheerleader in her first game tonight. I will write about that later!

xoxo, 'Rissa

Monday, October 13, 2008

Waldorf Dolls

I've been pondering for some time about making these dolls. I've purchased kits and patterns, a book now and most recently a DVD. The whole idea still intimidates me greatly but I think I'm finally ready. My first doll will be a baby girl and she'll be for my 8 yr old daughter.
If you are interested, I purchased my items from Dancing Rain Dolls, the book from Amazon and the DVD from Sarah's Dolls. *Ü* Marissa

A few things I've been working on

This is a pattern from Bit of Whimsy Prims. Isn't she just the cutest? I still need to embroider her facial features.

xoxo, Marissa

Friday, October 10, 2008

News and TGIF

We got some good news that we've been waiting for, for a couple months. We will be moving to southeast Indiana. Now the big question is when. All the paperwork will go through HR then we will know. We are so very excited about this move. We've enjoyed living in Iowa the past 2 1/2 yrs, but honestly it's never felt like "home." In Indiana, DH will be able to come home most nights and right now I think that's just what we need. We have some good friends in Cincinnati that we are looking forward to spending time with as well.

Will keep you all updated on our move.
xoxo, Marissa

Thursday, October 9, 2008

There's a new rabbit in town

You know I couldn't leave my knitting alone for too long. Just look at what I've gone and made!
This little cutie is Adeline and she's all dressed for pumpkin pickin' in her cashmere cardigan. The cardigan is a new pattern for me and I really enjoyed knitting it up. I purchased the pattern from this really crafty lady from Fuzzy Mitten named Barbara. I have several of her patterns and they are GREAT!

This guy has to be my most favorite. Anyone who knows me knows I have a thing for stripes.
His name happens to be Brannon. This sweater took a little more finishing, but totally worth it. I can't wait to do more stripety things.

Adeline has already found a new home, but if you're intersted in Brannon, please visit my sweet little shop here.
xoxo, Marissa