New Pattern for iPhone cases!

In the past I’ve attempted to make iPod/Zune and iPhone cases but I could just never find that sweet spot. Until yesterday when I basically had an epiphany which is ridiculous since the answer had been staring me in the face the whole time! But since I sprained my ankle I’ve had a lot of down time on the couch to think, and create new patterns and experiment. Which led me to my new phone cases!

 

I’m working on more today, and am taking custom orders. I have most colors in stock!

 

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Pink Hair, Borderlands, HairBows, Election, and an all around update

So, to avoid negative posts about my frustration with politics I have avoided posting for the past few weeks.

And even with the election over I know about half of the US is complaining and bitching but NOT HERE!

Gary Johnson got over 1% off the votes (not much I know) BUT it’s the most a libertarian candidate has ever gotten. Anyway, it’s over. Now we have to see if congress can actually work together to get some things done. HA. Okay moving onto the fun stuff.

 

I dyed my hair pink!! And I don’t have really any decent pictures yet but soon hopefully.

 

 

This is of course not natural light, the pink is softer than this, not quite as bright after a few washes.
And I’m pretty sure this is about the only thing I HAVEN’T done to my hair yet. I hadn’t dyed it in a year and was itching to do something fun. Granted pink hair, piercings, and tattoos gets me some awesome looks in our super conservative area but if I actually cared I wouldn’t have those things. Anyone who makes a snap judgement like that probably isn’t worth getting to know anyway!

So next on the update list BORDERLANDS!!

I am super behind on my video gaming and was recently convinced by everyone I know that I HAD to play borderlands, I also got Oblivion, and FableII.

Borderlands so far might be one of the best games I’ve played for a very long time! James and I are co-oping. we’re about 3/4 of the way through the game and we LOVE IT!! It’s a great compromise for us because I love RPGs and he likes FPS with little to no story line.

Fable has been fun as well, quite a time sink, I get caught up and then all of a sudden it’s been a few hours. But overall I like it, nice easy-ish fun game. Plus I like the story line.

Now … Oblivion … I’ve been dying to play the elder scrolls series for a long time. I’ve read amazing reviews, all my friends love it and from the sounds of it it’s a game I would enjoy a lot. Now, i’m fairly new to console gaming. I’ve always been a PC gamer. That being said, I panic and button mash! I also really don’t  like scary things, i’m easily frightened. not of blood and gore, that’s fine but things that jump out at you, i tend to scream, button mash, and promptly die. I haven’t spent much time with Oblivion, i’m still learning the controls and whatnot, but I have not made it past the first dungeon. Maybe after we finish Borderlands, and before we start BorderlandsII I’ll get some more time into it.

So that’s it for the game update.
Now onto the shop update.

I’ve been knitting hairbows like crazy and have been working out new patterns for coffee cozy’s and gloves!

I have also been trying to get back into the grove of listing a few things every day and focusing on smaller items.
I’ve already started getting custom orders for Christmas which is AWESOME! And I’m very excited about that!

As always if you are interested in anything from my shop my WordPress readers always get free shipping (including international) just use coupon code WORDPRESS when you check out ❤

Hope everyone has been well, and you’re not too stressed about the election!
Turkey Day is coming up, which means I’ll be posting some new recipes soon!!
Stay tuned!

xxoo

 

New Hats!

I’ve been working on a few new hat patterns. Right now i’m only able to do newborn hats since I don’t have long enough double pointed needles to knit adult hats, but those will be coming soon! Hopefully this weekend if I can get out to Abingdon to the yarn shop. 

I’m trying very hard to get myself into the habit of writing down everything I try and do. That way next fall when I start on hats, mittens, etc I have something to jog my memory instead of relying on recall alone haha.

I have made 2 basic newborn hats so far. And I THINK I’ve got a new cabled hat pattern properly worked out but we’ll see. I also have to find my cabling needle.

 

 

(by clicking on the pictures above you will be linked to my shop page where these two hats are for sale for $12)

I am working on knitting some brighter colored hats now. I’m also knitting all of these hats with a soft vegan yarn. So far it’s the softest on skin I’ve found. I will be looking at some more options this weekend though. Perhaps a cotton bamboo blend. From what I understand the biggest request is that baby clothes are soft and machine washable. Which I totally understand! Baby’s can be very messy creatures haha.

 

If you or anyone you know is interested in some hand knit items please check out my shop 🙂

http://www.etsy.com/shop/buttonsandyarnohmy

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New pattern ideas!

For the past few days I’ve been toying with some patterns

 

Sketchbooks full of chicken scratch that a friend says looks like science haha. Well I can safely say I think I’ve perfected the basic hobo glove, which was giving me some trouble in and around the thumb area. And the bows are coming out very well using the seed stitch texture, i tried about half a dozen different stitches before i settled on that one. I’ve also decided I need to get into the habit of writing down my patterns instead of just attempting to knit them from memory.

 

 

 

 

New Pink Items

I’ve been hard at work on some new pink items to feature this month, since it is after all Breast Cancer Awareness month. And I got these awesome Pink Ribbon buttons that just arrived the other day. More are on their way as we speak!

 

 

 

These are two new items I finished this weekend, and I’m currently working on a new mug cozy with a mini pink bow attached.

Like this, but it’ll be pink, with a pink ribbon button

 

 

And all this month I am having a 20% off sale for the entire shop. Just use coupon code THINKPINK20

 

 

xxoo

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is national breast cancer awareness month. In honor of this I’ve made a coupon for 20% off everything in my shop.

I also just ordered a bunch of pink ribbon buttons that will go on mug cozies, hair bows, mittens, and whatever else I make this month.

Some of the pink products we have now:

 

 

 

I am currently in the middle of a pair of pink finger-less gloves. I’ll also be adding more pink bows this week, along with more cabled mug cozies.

The 50% off sale went brilliantly! It was really great. I’ve been using facebook ads as well and they seem to be doing well. I’m still trying to find more ways to generate traffic to my shop, other than facebook and twitter. So if anyone has any ideas i’d love to hear them!

 

So the coupon code for this month is THINKPINK20 and that gets you 20% off your entire purchase. All month long.

🙂

 

 

Also, I LOVE hearing your color suggestions. So if you’re browsing the shop and you notice I don’t have your favorite color please let me know 🙂

Sick of the 2 party system

I know I am.

Personally I am fiscally conservative, but very socially tolerant. Social issues matter a lot to me and I don’t feel comfortable voting for someone who wishes to take away planned parenthood, and doesn’t believe in equal rights for all, no matter your sexual orientation.

We need someone in the middle. Someone who will take the good from Republicans, and take the good from Democrats and mash them together … well we have that. It’s called Libertarian. And there is a Libertarian running for president.

Gary Johnson

So. Just some quick examples of some issues I strongly care about.

Marriage Equality:

Obama: Thinks that it should be left up to the states.

Romney: When he was governor he urged the US Senate to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment which says marriage is limited to only one man and one woman.

Johnson: “Government should not impose its values upon marriage. It should allow marriage equality, including gay marriage. The definition of marriage should be left to religions and individuals – not government.” So basically if certain churches don’t wish to marry gay couples that is their right. Not all churches believe this.

War on Drugs:

Obama: “There were approximately 100 marijuana raids under the Obama administration in the first 2.5 years, while during all eight of the Bush years, there were only about 200.

Romney: Strongly opposes making marijuana available for medical reasons. Supports federal raids on medical marijuana facilities operating in accordance with state law.

Johnson:  Acknowledges the War on Drugs has failed, advocates legalization of marijuana immediately.

Spending:

Obama:  The national debt has increased more—almost $5 trillion—during 3 1⁄2 years under President Obama than it did during the entire 8 years of the Bush Administration.

Romney:  In March, 2009, said the TARP bailouts were necessary. In Sept., 2009, said he is opposed to bailouts.

Johnson: Pledges to submit a balanced budget to Congress in his first year in office. As Governor, vetoed 750 bills and exercised thousands of line-item vetoes to limit out-of-control spending.

 

please visit:
http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/front

to read more!

 

So if this is the first time you’re hearing about Gary Johnson and after watching last nights debate you are less than thrilled with those candidates, instead of voting for the lesser of two evils you have the option to vote for a third party!

 

 

Everyone should vote, but everyone should make an INFORMED decision  and not just listen to the main stream media! Look at ALL of your options, not just the two party system.