Most of last week I was working on little mohair sweaters commissions for Blythe. A customer had requests these so I set out to work. I happen to have some mohair yarn sitting around from ages ago so I recently made a few for my shop and a lot of people seem to like them. I haven’t knitted my Blythe sweaters with mohair since I first opened my shop last year which wasn’t so popular then and my pattern has improved a lot. Knit a shit ton of them and slowly made alterations until I was satisfied. It’s nice that I almost always knit in front of the tv, so it’s quite leisure for me. No stress, I can take my time with them and finish with they finish.
Sweaters are probably my thing for Blythe, I’m not sure if I will venture to other items. I kind of want to but I’m lazy also. LOL Creating patterns are so much work, along with trail & error. I am however interested in making mini items like scarf, leggings, & cardigan coats.
My Lulu in the photo is always badly dressed because I’m lazy to put her shoes on for casual photos. LOL

I’m quite happy with the way they turned out, much better then any mohair sweaters previously. the request was for longer then my usually extra long sleeves are slightly more fitted. I think one of the reasons I didn’t like knitting mohair sweaters before was because they always ended up looking too oversized vs. fingering weight. I will knit all mohair this way henceforth. The other requirement was that it all be in light/pastel shades excluding yellow/orange. Anyway, I know, everyone knows, mint & lilac is the best! Who needs yellow? I took 1 skein of mohair yarn (280m) and split them into the mini hanks that I always do for Blythe Sweater batches and these are what I ended up with along with a little cream left over to match with.

Little mohair sweaters commissions for Blythe

After the six, I still had some left over yarn so I created some random/multi color ones that turned out quite nice.  I might consider knitting some of these in small batches in the future. Overall, I had a lot of fun knitting these. Now it’s time to take a break and knit myself a new pair of socks!

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Recent stop at Bath & BodyWorks. Picked up some new & much-needed hand soaps. I can’t live without hand soaps in my place.

Bath & BodyWorks

Got these 3 awesome scents : Coconut Lime Verbena is totally heavenly. They have a line of this stuff & the body cream just smells delicious. I’m totally into tropical scents. I find that it’s best to be careful than careless and try them out when all possible. A  few I’m bought that seem to smell great but was so potent that the scent lingered way too long and make me nauseous, to the point I just could not keep using it any more. LOL Leave it for my guests. Can’t wait to try the Wild Passion Flower & Caribbean Escape.
As of late, I think I almost prefer the foaming type vs. the deep cleansing. Though, I will think the deep cleansing is great for my bathroom especially after putting on make-up & things. Good way to clean my hands and get rid of any cosmetic residue. Didn’t get any deep cleansing this time.
This is also the new packaging & formula since the last time I bought some. It’s so much better, the design itself is nicer to look at, the old one was that ugly skinny triangular shape ones. They have also since got rid of the “anti-bacterial” in it. It took them just long to realize that the over use of any anti-bacterial is bad for you? I’m just glad for the change & no doubt I will continue to purchase their hand soaps. Not to mention their never-ending sales & deals that trap me into buying more.
Bath & BodyWorks always have great prices but I don’t buy much of their regular stuff any more. Very rarely. However, I do love the True Blue Spa line.

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This might just be my first Friday Faves of 2014. Just a few little items here. Working from home doesn’t allow me to live luxuriously or frivolously. I scape by, but at least I’m happy being at home in my own space with no one yelling over me & shitty costumers. Of course this is just temporary, until I really have to go back to work in a few months. LOL

Friday Faves
Nature Republic’s Body Mist Peeling Gel. I’m really interested in this! Peeling gel for the body? Why not? Great for lazy me.

Friday Faves
Adorable Cheshire Cat Earring, I don’t even like cats.

Friday Faves

Circus Animal Tights. As much as I love tights, I really get a chance to ear them. It’s almost like I collect them.

Friday Faves

Cute drippy socks! I just might try to knit a pair like these. Look simple enough.

Friday Faves

For some unexplained reason(impulsive), I have decide I want a pair of jelly sandals. Either in the blue or the lilac.

Friday Faves

Like tights, I seldom wear any type of high shoes. Though, platforms & wedges are quite acceptable. Heels, no! I walk around way too much, there is nothing more disgusting then  females with massive calf muscles. yuck. Now, these wedges are to die for and I find these type very easy to walk in. Pricey but often worth it.

 

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