Finished: Puff Stitch Slouchy Beanie

Did everyone have a fun and fabulous Superbowl Sunday? As someone who hates football and all the surrounding hooplah, I surprisingly did.  I was able to curl up in a pile of yarn and work on some custom orders, like a baby bunny photo prop set and a toddler crown prototype. It was a productive evening, if I do say so myself!

Unfortunately, our little party for two didn't include fun foods or beer. Hubby and I have been trying to eat better these past couple weeks, with him starting a strict diet at the new year and me starting just a week-and-a-half ago. It hasn't been as difficult as I thought it would be, and I'm happy say I'm down 7lbs since December 30th. I even got a badge from FitBit since purchasing the Aria Wi-Fi scale recently (let's be honest - I don't do everything I do unless I get some kind of reward). I'm proud of myself... and eating a lot of cucumbers. Plus hula hooping!

I was also finally able to grab some photos of other custom orders I had received last week and finished up over the weekend. Here's a grey puff stitch beanie - one of my favorites/go-to projects for a stylish beanie that needs to be made quickly. I based it off Vickie Howell's Urban Jungle Beanie; it's essentially the same pattern, but I adjusted the joins at each row so they're not as noticeable.

The yarn I chose is Caron Simply Soft in Heather.  I'm not sure if I've just gotten used to the grey shades of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn or what, but its sheen almost looked lavender. Very bizarre. Despite that, it came out great and worked up fast (as always!)

I hope everyone had a fun weekend and that you're not getting bombarded with snow again like we are. I wish I could opt out of winter. It's been particularly rough this year and I'm tired of driving to-and-from work at 7mph because the roads aren't cleared. Today's total should reach 6-8", which I know is nothing for some people, but our area is used to being in a bubble that gets a couple inches every year - not a foot a month. Bring on the spring!