Getting to Give Away The Gifts

This past weekend my husband Jason and I drove to Austin, Texas to see some friends and while we were there our friends Jeni and Andrew (the a fore mentioned friends who are having a "little geeky baby") were able to meet up with us.

There was delicious pizza and a tour of their new house and then... GIFTS! I had been making tons of things for them every since we had found out about their baby (all of these things have been featured on this very blog even) and I was finally able to give the gifts to them!

Jeni and Andrew are the perfect people to give gifts to; they squeal and exclaim awesomeness at all the right moments :-)

We <3 you Jeni and Andrew... you geeky, geeky parents-to-be you!


So, one of our friends is having a baby. A "little geeky baby" to be exact. So I thought I should make her something fitting for that title!

And what better to fit the image of a "little geeky baby" than..... a yoda sweater!

As you can see, I modified it just a little to have a button instead of a tie. I like it better, but either way it's ADORABLE!

It took about 10 hours total to make and was well worth it. It is just about the cutest thing I have EVER seen! If you make one (and I would really recommend it, it's great) let me know and we'll put a picture of it up.

Molly Weasley Sweater Update #2

I've been working on the body of the sweater for awhile now, in between Christmas projects and whatnot, and I've finally finished the first half which I attached to the sleeves and thought I would share!

I woke my mom up to have her model for y'all... she asked to remain faceless and I obliged :-)

What do you think? I'd love to here your comments! Hopefully I will get the other half done soon and I'll have a full completed costume update for the next one :-D

Second sock... for the first time

I've made several first socks out of different yarns that I liked, but I've yet to make the second sock for any of the firsts. Until now!

It's not very far along, but I'm glad to be starting it. Soon I will actually have a pair. I'm so excited! That's all... I just wanted to share :-)


Well, not real lace, but teeny tiny crochet that looks like lace.

It's made with mercerized cotton and the tiniest hook I have ever seen. This one took me about an hour and a half the first time I made one. The second took about 45 minutes. I've made 4 so far and hope to get the time down with each one that I make. So far it's working :-)

So there you go. I love it! I'm thinking of making a pillow and having the lace over a solid color. I really like the way the color shows through! We'll see... a tablecloth would be nice too, but I'm not sure I could make 250 of them and maintain my sanity!

Pattern: Here is the pattern if you would like to attempt one for your very own!

Happy crafting!


Update on the Molly Weasley Sweater

Hey all!

I have an update on the Molly Weasley Sweater! Here are the finished sleeves!!

Currently they are just pinned to a regular shirt, but I have started making the sweater part and am almost done with the first half of the front! I'm making it in the dark purple color that you see in the sleeves. The original one is pink, but mom wanted purple so that she could wear it all the time instead of just to the movie!

Anyway, that's all the update I have for now. :-)

Happy Crafting!!