Monday Project Report – Warm, Soft Mittens and the Robot Overlord!!


Greetings All!!

I know – it has been a long time since I have posted to my blog and all I can say is that sometimes you have to readjust your focus for a bit to take care of, well, everything.  There has been so much going on that I was kind of shocked to realize that an entire year had gone by since I last posted.  So Dre, Pia, please know I have missed you and I hope to get back to my blogging life because it does help me focus more on my creative/family/crafty life.

Rather than try to get it all in on the first post – which had me so stressed it took two more weeks while I tried to find time to get more pictures done – I just decided to do a quick post to just get back into the swing of blogging.

This winter I finally made mittens for all of my boys.  They all loved the Misti Alpaca yarn that I made my sister Cindy’s mittens in – so we did three smaller pairs for the boys in their favorite colors.  Markus likes orange, Jesse – purple, and Vash loves green.

boys with new mittens

see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil

These are WARM mittens.  I am next on the list for a pair of these.

boys mixing up their mittens

I also finished an Uhlan for Vash using the Lorna’s Laces Robot Overlord colorway.  Something about the name screamed out Vash.  First – he loves Robots.  (Wall-EEEEEEEEE).  And if you know him, you would agree – he definitely has an Overlord type of aura about him.  He loves his Uhlan.

The Robot Overlord

Robot Overlord - looking out towards his kingdom

Jesse wants an Uhlan now too (Hah!)

Finally, we had A LOT of snow this winter – which for three boys is heaven.  Let me close with a shot of my boys in one of their many snow forts they built in the yard.

No really, we are warm in here.

Hope you are hanging in there through this winter and I hope to be more consistent with checking in on the blog.

Glad to be back.

Onward and upward. 🙂

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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10 Responses to Monday Project Report – Warm, Soft Mittens and the Robot Overlord!!

  1. WooHoo you’re back! And those boys got older! I love the mittens….I made those too and I wish I’d made a pair for me because they did seem wonderfully warm. Maybe I still will. And I’m glad SOMEONE likes the winter and the snow. They can have it! I’m all done!

    • Shelly R. says:

      Me too!! I keep looking at the forecasts and hoping to finally see highs consistently in the 40s. This has been a rough winter. Wait till you see the pics I posted of the boys walking Tucker in the ravine/creek. They are coming soon too. I have the yarn to knit my pair of mittens, but the time is rough. I have been busy patching jeans lately. Amazing how fast they go through them.

  2. Amanda says:

    It’s great that you’re back!!

    • Shelly R. says:

      Hi Amanda!!! Good to be back. I needed to really focus on making money for awhile and the life just really seemed to get alot busier – but I really missed the blog and all my friends and it seemed like I had to get a post up before the year ended. Made it by the skin of my teeth, but made it!! We’ll be talking more, I’m sure. 😀

  3. Hurray! I’ve missed you. Good to hear from you! Love the mittens and the house full of happy boys in their warm, warm mittens. Can’t wait to hear what has been going on in what turned out to be a very eventful year.

  4. Ruth says:

    Nice to see you back 🙂

  5. Pia says:

    Welcome back! 🙂

  6. Yay, your back!! The mittens you made the boys are great, and they look so happy with them! The hood you made Vash looks nice and warm too. I am so glad your life has settled back down so that you are able to blog again. 🙂

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