Meg Joins the Navy

A new member of the Navy Nurse Corps and a proud wife of a Navy corpsman stationed together at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

24 July 2014

A Trip to Grandma's

I try to make it to my Grandma's house twice a year... I finally got up to Indiana, PA for a quick four day weekend after a solo almost 10 hour drive over night.  A quiet little college town (quiet in the summer and holidays) with some really good local eats and one of my favorite places in the world.
Driving buddy

My favorite view of St. Bernard's Church from my Grandma's back porch

Oh, mountains, how I love you!

She loves Grandma's

12 July 2014

Knitting Newborn Baby Hats... DIY Bows

Knitting a bow is super easy!  And makes everything super CUTE!

Adjusting size for bows is really easy, just cast on more stitches to make wider and knit more rows to make longer.

For the newborn hats, I typically cast on 10-15 stitches and work in all knit for four inches.  Take a long piece of thread and a darning needle and wrap around the center until secure.  Add a quick seam at the corners to secure to the piece.

07 July 2014

Knitting Newborn Baby Hats... DIY Roses

Another batch of newborn hats ready to go into work!  I've been doing lots of roses & bows lately.

How to knit a rose:

Cast on 10 stitches, leaving long end of leftover yarn.
Row 1:  Knit.
Row 2 & all even rows:  Purl.
Row 3:  Yarn over each stitch to make 20.
Row 5:  Yarn over all stitches - 40 stitches.
Row 7:  Yarn over all stitches - 80 stitches.
Row 9:  Cast off all stitches, this will start curling.

Using leftover ends of yarn, secure with a darning needle.

02 July 2014

DIY (free pattern) Military March Sweater

The free pattern for this sweater I made can be found HERE!

It was a super easy sweater to sit and knit because it doesn't involve a lot of patterns to keep count of. 

I made mine in the small size and wish I would have made it bigger.