Goodbye 2008…


My Knitting Penguin

Knitting Penguin

Originally uploaded by conicuts

My mom gave me this little knitting penguin for Christmas this year. It is just so cute and it is my favorite gift this year! I will keep it out year round too! Thank you moma… I just love it!

Yarn Bowl…what’s a yarn bowl!

I have been slack about writing here on my blog and figured it was time I updated you all.

I’ve been really busy since my birthday with knitting this and that and just life in general. It seems that Christmas comes sooner every year than the year before and I think that has to do with getting old and our perception of time passing!

Any who, I knitted my daughter a dress for Christmas and finally finished it. It turned out really nice and I know she will enjoy wearing it. You can see all of my Ravelry details here.

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I also purchased a yarn bowl which seems to be in these days and I just love it! These keep your yarn from rolling everywhere as you knit and they have a nice swirl cut in the back for your yarn to glide through and they just look so darn cute too! The only other ones I had seen were were too pricey for their small size and they don’t have a sheep on them either!

June from makes these bowls and many other nice pottery items. You will be so pleased with her work, be sure to also visit her on Ravelry. Her username there is junko.

My new yarn bowl

back of yarn bowl

Last but not least I have discovered lotion bars and I am telling you if you haven’t tried one of these you just must! I purchased my first one at a local coffee shop and fell in love with it, however it was a bit small for the $7.50 price tag so I went in search for them online and found many for sale on

I’ve ordered from about 4 different people on etsy to find the best ones and the ones from Melanie at Serenity Soapworks are the absolute best! The almond scent is to die for! OMGosh it smells divine! Reminds me of Jergens hand lotion. The Ginger Lime and Lemon Verbena are also my favorites. Be sure to tell her Connie sent you!

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Well, that was my quick wrap up and I have a few other projects that I have been working on to show you, but I’ll have to do that in another post when I can squeeze in some extra blogging time!