Christmas in July and 50% off

It's summer. With a new baby in the house, and my other two kids at home all day, things have gotten a little hectic. My mind tends to think of ALL THE THINGS at once. Let me give you a little rundown...

It's hot - I love rain - I get to wear my Prana mini skorts - don't forget to use tan in a can today - ooh look a squirrel - let's go to the park - hit up Pinterest for some summer paleo meal ideas - it's too nice outside to be vacuuming - RAINBOWS - I got another four mosquito bites yesterday - plan a BBQ - I'm having Wimbledon withdrawals...

It goes on. But the one thing that's not really on my mind is Christmas. Well it should be! And it should be on yours too, because like it or not it's going to be here faster than you think. 

It's time to get inspired and stock up on patterns. Visit my shop any time from now through Thursday 7/16, all the patterns in my Ravelry shop are half off.

Yes, I said 50% off. You got some shopping to do!



Yarnspirations 2015 Look Book and Giveaway

I was so excited when Yarnspirations (the brilliant yarnies behind Patons, Bernat, Caron, and Lily yarns) approached me with a sneak-peek at their new baby look book, Country Mouse & City Mouse, and the chance to preview one of the adorable patterns.

It was hard to choose one, but as soon as I saw the Mousie Snood I knew that was the one. What was even more fun was that I got to put my own spin on the design. Some of you know that I live in Colorado. It's cold here. Well, maybe not in the middle of July, but it will be all too soon. So to make the snood even more snow-worthy, I decided to use Bernat Pipsqueak to add a fuzzy edge for my mountain baby.

To give it that fuzzy look, I began my Mousie Snood with Bernat Baby Blanket on Round 2 using a chainless foundation and continued working until it was the right length. I then attached Bernat Pipsqueak to the bottom of my foundation round and worked 1 hdc in the BLO of each stitch around to create the cozy fur edge.

Enter below for the chance to win all the yarn you need to make your own fuzzy Mousie Snood!

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I was provided the materials to make the snood, but all opinions and reviews are mine.