Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sophy's Sleep Sack

Believe it or not, this is the same pattern as Saturday's cocoon post. Amazing what a thicker, fluffier yarn and a larger hook can do! I did try something new on this one. I used a reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch) around the top to give it a more finished edge along the rim. This is going to become my new standard  for finishing. That one extra step truly made a world of difference in the overall appearance and quality of the finished piece.

Halfway through a very busy week of Parent/Teacher Conferences (last round for this school year :-) and teaching an evening class for a local university. Spring break commences this Friday evening. Oh the delicious thrills I am all ready anticipating for next week - a trip to Amish Country, thrifting, organizing, baking, gardening, painting, reading, crocheting, trying my hand at my new rotary cutter set, and sleeping in! I think I shall have to pinch myself every single day just to make sure I am not just having a reverie. 

Next week shall also mark 9 months of marriage. In some ways, it seems like a blink, yet in other ways, it is hard to remember the feeling of not being married. We are a couple of old souls who are very much enjoying our journey together. Neither one of us are much for going and doing, content to play a game of cards at our kitchen table, take a walk through our neighborhood, or sit on the back porch and listen as evening settles over our world. 

May this coming week bring you rest from your stresses,


  1. The sleep sack looks pretty - love the colors. It also looks warm and cozy for little baby. Enjoy your Spring break. :)

  2. Very lucky kitty...looks so cuddly..I found ur blog from Debbi's blog. I so enjoy reading and finding great ideas on your blog:)

  3. This is so sweet, and the colors are so soft and pretty. You did a really nice job.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  4. Congratulations in advance, being married is wonderful, have many more happy years together
    Lots of love Karen x

  5. Do enjoy your time off! I can appreciate that sort of time myself. Time to sleep, sip tea and freely create with no time constraints. :)



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