Friday, May 30, 2014

May Making

And just like that, May zoomed by. Although it might have been quiet here on the blog, May was anything but. I promise there was making....

Making memories with the family...




I am seriously smitten with Miss Magpie! I just love that she recognizes my voice now and giggles at our favorite silly games and sounds! Still in love with her!



Kind of like the way I'm in love with this kid, even when he is being a goofball!

Making, baking, and celebrating a lovely Mother's Day earlier this month.....





My sister and I put together a backyard tea that was just perfect. They totally got into trying all of my favorite teas fun!


Seriously cute, right?!?! I know....I'm biased.



And this sweet girl made sure I had a special day. She has such a big heart, I'm truly blessed.

Making of the knitting kind.....


I had to practically force myself to knit the above few stitches last week, after three weeks of not knitting. I'll be honest, the beginning of the month was tough health-wise. I was experiencing a lot of pain that made knitting not so fun. But, after some tests, I had good news and my doctors have me on a great plan that is working! I have to say the past week or so I've felt almost back to normal, with minimal pain!

At Lil' Snowboarder's softball games last weekend, I finished the above project and then picked my Polartorte hat back up. Btw, I think we may have to start calling her Lil' Softballer or something because she has at least four games this weekend!!


I was looking forward to finishing this hat this weekend, but I left it at home?!?! Ugh. Fortunately I brought back up WIPs, but not ones I'm loving.... oh well.

What kind of making have you guys been up to in May? I can't wait to hear!

Happy Weekend!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

p.s. Saturday is the last day of my Madtosh May sale, where all IGK patterns and ebooks are 20% off with the coupon code: madmay

Friday, May 2, 2014

Happy May!!

More specifically, happy Mad May if you are a Madelinetosh fan! I remember releasing Summer Wind during Mad May a few years ago....knitting on a deadline to finish. Sometimes those deadlines bring out the best in us knitters, right?!

Summer Wind.ts.3
The Plucky Knitter Primo version

Summer Wind.ts
The Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light version

To celebrate Mad May, I'm offering 20% off any of my IGK patterns or ebooks from now through the end of May, with the coupon code: madmay

This weekend is TNNA in Indianapolis. Although I won't be there, my designs will be. Among them is one of my favorites, Glacier Point, designed with Anzula Cloud, a lovely yarn.



This design and quite a few others can be found in Anzula's Booth #467 and all of my patterns can be ordered from Deep South Fibers, either at the show in Booth #260 or online.


Also stop by Knitted Wit's Booth #205 to see quite a few of my designs as well, including  my favorites.... Falling Slowly


and Warwick.


I am enjoying see all of the tweets and pictures on Instagram though. Mostly I miss all the friends I get to see during this event. Next time though.

Any fun plans for your weekend? Hopefully it is a fabulous one.

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits