Ever So Busy

Blooming Amaryllis

Time keeps slipping through my fingers these days. I had not wanted it to be a full three weeks before I was able to get around to updating this blog. The holidays seemed to have zipped by and I now find my attention turning more and more to my new baby that is getting closer and closer to joining our family. In just a few more weeks I will get to meet this little one that seems to enjoy nudging me in the ribs!

Since all of my handmade gifts have been given I thought I would use this post to show off a few pictures of them. If any of my readers happens to be on Ravelry, you will find the link to my project details below each photo.

Although I grew a little frantic towards the end, I really enjoyed making so many of the gifts I gave this year and hope to do this more in the years to come.

Handmade Hat

I made this nice, warm, and simple beany from 100% wool and it was very welcomed seeing that winter came suddenly and left us rather icy.

Knitted Fingerless Mitts

These fingerless mitts are getting well used by my teenage son on his walk to and from his bus stop everyday!

Crocheted Cupcakes

I crocheted this set of cupcakes for my niece and nephew.

Hand-knit Cotton Cardigan

Finally, my absolute favorite gift I made this year, a purple and green button-up cardigan made from organic cotton that is oh so soft! I just love how it turned out and love even more how adorable my little 3 year old looks in it.

Hand-knit Cotton Cardigan

Now let me share two more images before I end this post (which I intend to NOT be my last post for the next 3 weeks! I never imagined it would be so hard to get back into the habit of blogging!)

Remember my Amaryllis that was about to bloom last month? Well, it actually bloomed on Christmas Day! I got up in the morning to find it in full bloom. Never before has the timing on my Amaryllis bulbs been so perfect. It was a gift all in itself.

Blooming Amaryllis

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13 Responses to “Ever So Busy”

  1. Nancy Bond says:

    Your amaryllis is just gorgeous — candy caned for Christmas! Love your homemade gifts…especially that cardigan. I wish I could knit as well; I’d love to make one for my grandson. :) We’ll wait to hear news of your new wee one!

    • Cynthia says:

      Hi Nancy, Maybe one day you could attempt a cardigan for your grandson. It’s not as hard as it looks- I promise! ;) Thanks for the nice comment. :)

  2. Faith says:

    Those cupcakes are so cute. I bet they loved them. I have a friend who is big into Ravelry. Looks like a lot of fun!


    • Cynthia says:

      Hi Faith- Ravelry is way too addicting. I can get lost browsing the patterns there and it only makes me want to knit and knit and knit!

  3. MNGarden says:

    I love the purple and green cardigan and especially the model.

  4. Cynthia! You are SOOO talented!!!! Wow!!!
    The cardigan is just darling!

    I just started a sewing blog… I know… I have too many blogs! http://sewingtoni.blogspot.com. Come on by… I have no followers yet… : (

  5. Cinj says:

    Wow, you do much better with yarn than I have. I got the nifty knitter now though. I hope I can make a gorgeous sweater like that some day!

  6. Lanny says:

    The sweater is just so pretty, and really nice beanie and mitts for sure. But that Amaryllis, wow, you got a heck of a Christmas gift yourself right on Christmas Day, what timing.

  7. Victoria says:

    Glad to see you back! What great knitting projects. Good for you. I finally hung in there enough to be taught (besides my seemingly feeblemindedness) how to knit socks and now I’m knitting up a storm of them and loving it.
    Thanks for the link to Ravelry, I’ve heard of it at my knitting group but hadn’t checked it out yet.
    My amaryllis are just now sprouting! Don’t know what that’s all about.

  8. Those are all wonderful but I am with you…the sweater on the the little princess rocks! Kim

  9. Karen says:

    Cynthia – I missed this one somehow. Your knits are gorgeous! Lucky family and friends who received your knitted-with-love creations.

    Hoping everything went well with the birth and that we’ll hear some news from you soon! I bet you are kind of busy… :)

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