Thursday, August 1, 2013

Etsy Sale

Back to work sale is now active. Receive free shipping when you spend $5 or more until August 31. Coupon code: BACKTOWORK

I have also added some hand dyed yarn to the shop :)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Quiet time on the blog

Life has been super busy and it will only get worse as I am soon back to work after being on maternity leave this past year. I will try to stop by to post but they will be sporadic at best. I hope to be back full time someday once I figure out how to better manage my time between work, being a mom and wife, and my crafting.

Thank you for your understanding.


Monday, June 10, 2013

TTT KAL Finished Cardi Post - Better late than never

Gahhh where did the time fly. It has been super crazy here with a teething baby and summer weather slowly approaching.

I am finally getting to sit at the computer to show you my wonderful finished card. I am absolutely in love with it and I am wearing it all the time in the mornings and evenings as it still gets a little cool here. the open front and 3/4 length sleeves are just perfect for this type of weather.

So with out further ado here it is :) (my wonderful instagram collage hehe)

Ravelry Project Page: here

And if you haven't yet had a chance to see the 'Staring You' post my Shannon, hop on over to Luvinthemommyhood to see the wonderful round up of projects. Everyone did such a great job. My 'to knit' list has definitely grown over this knit long.

And have you seen the prizes!!!!! OMG I have my fingers crossed that is for sure :)

- A

What have you been up to recently? Are you currently coveting any goodies?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

TTT KAL Update

Just pics :) since it has been crazy busy around here

I am almost done the second sleeve and will hopefully get it blocking before I go to bed tonight :) Stay tuned for the pre block photo and the blocked photo. I am interested to see how much the yarn grows after reading everyones comments. I am hoping to get some room in the sleeves and a little extra length.
Then all that is left is the collar/button bands. I can see the finish line!!

- A

p.s. there has been a deadline extension. Finish time is now May 28th!! I am totally going to make it.

How have your projects been coming along?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Rainy Day Sewing

I did a quick little project while it was raining. It is the Sock Knitting Project bag using the tutorial from Luvinthemommyhood. The pattern is super easy to follow and was cut and sewn up in about 2 hours minus baby time so maybe an hour :)

I absolutely love it and can see many more in my future. Maybe one even sweater sized :)

- A

What are you working on at the moment? Sewing of knitting or both? Come chat with me

Thursday, May 9, 2013

TTTKAL - Week 2 update

So my goal for this week was to have the body done on this cardi.

Well that did not happen and for a good reason :) My baby started crawling this week!! We had figured it would happen soon and we are so excited to see her getting her move on. However, this is seriously cramping my knitting style because I am forever chasing her and removing her from the dog beds. I am not complaining though. I now just knit mainly while she is napping during the day or when my husband is home or when she is asleep at night.

Here is a progress shot form last night :)

I have just 4 more front shaping increases and then I will measure and see how much more plain knitting I have until the ribbing :) I love how this is turning out and cannot wait to wear it. It is very warm here now so I might not really get to wear it that much.

This weeks goal: Finish the body and get a at least one arm done

- A

How is your KAL project coming? Have you been working on any new projects? Let me know :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Off the needles!

I finally have a finished object to show you :)

Here is my Rae before blocking.

Here is my Rae having a bath

Here I am in my Rae. I love love love it :) I think I need another one in a different color.

- A

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

TTA KAL - Week One Update

So the first week of the Tops Tanks and Tees Knit Along is over and I am proud to report that I have made excellent progress on my cardi :) I am just so excited to show you how much I have got done.

The pattern calls for reverse stockinet stitch to be the right side of the fabric but i am just in love with how the stockinet side is looking so I will be using that s the right side. I am still not sure what stitch I will do for the collar and button bands. Still looking at Ravelry projects for ideas :)

Here is what I have done so far:

I am hoping that by next wednesday I will have the body completed on the cardi so I can try it on and show you all how it is looking. This might be wishful thinking on my part lol as I am a somewhat slow knitter.

And I just have to say that this yarn so wonderful to work with! Quince and Co Tern in Columbine.

So I am off to get some more knitting done and have my second cup of coffee for the day :)

- A

What is on your needles at the moment or are you participating in this KAL? I would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Knit along time!

Image by Shannon Cook

So the fabulous Shannon over at Luvinthemommyhood has a spring time knit along starting today! The knit along is a Summer Tops Tanks and Tees Knit Along that is just so what I need to get my knitting mojo back.

You can pop on over to her Pinterest board if you need some inspiration; the selection of patterns is just awesome. I wish I had more time to knit :)

Here are some of my favs :)

From top left to bottom right: 1) Biston pattern by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark 2) Bonny pattern by tincanknits 3)  Etty pattern by Caroline Lang 4) Castle Pullover by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

The pattern I have chosen has been in my favorite list for a long time and I have had the yarn sitting in my stash for over a year! It is high time that I knit this cardigan. I am excited to be knitting a sweater for myself again as my life was full of baby knits for so long. 

The pattern I am going to be knitting is the Abigail Cardi by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and the yarn is Tern by Quince and Co in the colorway Columbine. 

The yarn is zoo soft and squishy and I cannot wait to have a finished cardi to wrap around myself on cool summer nights. 

Well I am off to get swatching and finish winding my yarn. Knitting starts tomorrow :)

- A

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I am still here!

I have been neglecting my blog and I am super sorry but life is crazy busy around here as of late. Here is a snap shot of what my life has been up to :)

See very full :) and I absolutely love it

- A

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Break Giveaway!

Cherry Tree Stitches has donated a prize to a wonderful giveaway being held by MJG Photography. Please drop by on facebook to enter. 

Here are the details:
 Prize Package 1: MJG Photo Session, Azurka, Sugar & Spice

On April 5th MJG Photography will randomly draw 3 winners to win 1 of 3 amazing prize packages including a hand knit cowl from me. 

Make sure to share the info with your family and friends and leave some love for these amazing vendors. 
Have a great day!

- A

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Finally this wonderful little hoodie has buttons! I am just thankful they finally came in before my little girl got to big to wear this; She still has some time to go before it will fit :)

The buttons are from Oruaka. I absolutely love his buttons and his shop supplies excellent customer service. Please check it out and get some wonderful handmade wood buttons for yourself :)

- A

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A quilt for Baby Stoneman

Quilt top is made from the Storybook Two line from Birch Fabrics (100% organic cotton) and the binding and backing is from Riley Blake designs.

Quilt measures 45"x54"

- A

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shop Update

The first quilt is up in the shop! I am so excited about this new venture :)

- A

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Yarn yummyness

I cannot wait to get into this yarn yummyness! I am seeing some cute spring things for my little one :)

- A

Friday, February 15, 2013

Finished object

Oh my, I forgot to post about this finished object!

Pattern: Rathtrevor by Jane Richmond
Yarn: MadTosh DK Firewood colorway
Project link: Here

I absolutely love how these turned out and will definitely be making myself a set for next winter. This set was knit for my friend Denise for Christmas.

- A

Friday, February 1, 2013

Jackson's Quilt

My friends Mike and Tanya welcomed a their first baby in December so of course he required a quilt to cuddle with and drag around the house later on.

Block planning stage:

White strips have been added:

Felt the quilt was not big enough so I added a border of the blue Berenstain Bears fabric:

 Here is the finished product:

I absolutely love how this turned out! I even figured out how to do the mitered corners :)

- A