Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pattern Feature - Sparkles the Unicorn Cowl

My awesome crochet buddy Rachel over at Silly Stitches just released a magical cowl pattern. 

photo used with permission from Silly Stitches
 I had the honor of testing it for her. 
I'm on a yarn freeze so I had to get creative with what I had on hand. 
So my colors aren't as perfect but I still love the way it turned out! 

I love working with bulky yarn and large hooks. It's a very simple pattern to follow! 
I think it would make a perfect halloween costume if it's going to be cold where you are! 
It's cozy, warm and fun!
 If the girls in your life are as obsessed with anything pony like my 6 year old the possibilities for color combinations are endless! 

My little Calleigh is so petite that I should have made her the toddler size, but it fit my 6 year old boy perfectly!! The bow on mine is huge but we adjusted that down for the pattern, 
but I love that it's big and whimsical! She loved it and we had fun taking pics! 

Rachel is offering 25% off all her single patterns in
(e-books and sets not included) 

Use the code  - magic at checkout
Coupon good Wed Oct 29th- Sat Oct 31st (ends midnight central) 

Be sure to check out her other two latest patterns

OH and remember - Have a great day and be silly! 

modeled my! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Whatever Wednesday - Lace Up With Liz Update

 This is more of a personal post but I like to share my health and fitness journey from time to time!
 If you want to read the full story of the past year you can visit this previous blog post

In September I reached a huge Goal of losing 62 pounds! I still have 10 to hit my personal goal and this past month I've kind of been at a stand still. I was training for a 1/2 marathon and I think after a 8 mile training run I got a stress fracture in my foot! Not much I could do but to stop and rest for a few weeks!

 I ran almost 80 miles in September and well I've only done 1.8 miles in October. Yikes! I feel so off! I'm not going to run the Route 66 1/2 in November because I just don't have a funds right now so I think I will go back and do my 10K training again just incase I need to build my base up more. I will run the OKC Memorial 1/2 marathon in April! I'm so excited about it and I think that race will mean so much more to me for so many reasons! 

I've been up and down a couple pounds the past 30 days but I'm kind surprised I haven't gained more! It's like when I hurt my foot I let it all go, eating good and other exercise included! I need a kick in the booty and to get myself back in gear. The kids are on Fall break so I'm going to enjoy some extra time with them and then I'm getting back to it next Tuesday! 

Anyhoo, Got a much needed hair cut and color yesterday so I thought it would be good to get some current before/after pics! What a difference a day makes. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

I Love Yarn Day

It's "I Love Yarn" Day! 

So I couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a sale!

 40% off all pattern in Ravelry today only. 
(Ends Midnight Central)

Don't have extra $$$. Me either LOL! So here is some links to some of my free favorites for fall!