Toddler Girl Infinty Scarf

  
Making a scarf for my daughter has been on my to-do list for well over a year. Now that fall has arrived, I decided she simply cannot go without a scarf this year! After looking at several photos of toddler scarves and reading through a few patterns, I came up with this one. I am thrilled with how it turned out!

For the hat pattern, click here

Wavy Infinity Scarf Free Pattern

This pattern is great for beginners.

Wavy Infinity Scarf
Size – Toddler

Hook size – H (5.00mm)

Row 1: Ch 22

Row 2: hdc in third ch from hook, *hdc in next 2 ch, 3 hdc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, skip 1 ch, reapeat from * twice, hdc in last ch, ch 2, turn.

Row 3: in back loops only – hdc in same st as ch 2, *skip 1 st, hdc in next 2 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, skip 1 st, repeat from * twice, hdc in last st, ch 2, turn.

Row 4-112 (or until desired length): repeat row 3.

Using a yarn needle, join the last row to the first row to form a loop.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

For alternating colours, this is what I did:
main colour – 6 rows
second colour – 6 rows
main colour – 2 rows
second colour – 2 rows
I followed this pattern 7 times.

You can definitely switch up the colours in whichever order you prefer; have some fun with it!

TIP – if you don’t like weaving in all the ends after changing colours, simply carry them up the side of the scarf. Then go around the edges afterward in sc to make a border.

Wavy Infinity Scarf Free Pattern

Our Forever Home

Anxious – a very appropriate word to describe how I’ve been feeling lately. There are so many things to be done but none of which I can start on until we take possession of our new home.

That’s right! We bought a house. It is a 1970’s home with 40 acres of land, a bunch of old barns and sheds, and lots of beautiful trees. We are so excited that we have found the property of our dreams! We are now anxiously waiting to move in and make it our forever home!

We have so many ideas for upgrading and renovating our new home, it is hard to sit here and wait until possession. A few projects we hope to accomplish over winter are the kitchen, the main floor carpets, and painting. Lots and lots of paint! In the spring we look forward to starting a veggie garden, pulling out some overgrown shrubs and bushes in the front yard to make room for flower gardens, and perhaps starting on the exterior appearance of the house. We also plan to seed about 30 acres for hay next year and possibly get an animal or two! The kids are constantly asking when we can get a puppy and kittens and some cows!

The kids and I have driven by a few times a week just to see the property again and dream about the future. I have no pictures of the house to share with you, but the current homeowners allowed to walk through the yard and the barns – so beautiful!

This is the largest barn on the property and we are thinking about painting it!

This is the largest barn on the property and we are thinking about painting it!

There are a total of four old barns/sheds. We are very excited to go sifting through the items the current homeowners choose to leave behind!

There are a total of four old barns/sheds. We are very excited to go sifting through the items the current homeowners choose to leave behind!

I hope to take before, during, and after photos of our renovations you can expect a few of those in the future! We can hardly wait to make this our forever home!

Hungarian Goulash Soup

This fantastic recipe has somewhat of a long story.

When the Hubbs and I were first married, he would happily eat anything I made without one word of complaint. He would definitely still praise and compliment the meals that he DID like, which of course was much appreciated by myself the ‘chef’. But after a few months of noticing certain meals he made no comment on, I decided to try something different.

So one night, after yet another unsuccessful meal, I asked him what some of his favourite meals were growing up. After all, my cooking is no comparison to the scrumptious meals his mother makes 🙂 So the Hubbs listed off a few meals he liked, but one of them sounded particularly intriguing to me. Evidently, is was Hungarian Goulash. Now, being the proud ‘chef’ that I am, I decided to browse on the internet for a recipe. Seeing none that looked overly tasty to me, I thought I would try combining a few to come up with my own creation! The result?!?! Well, it looked appetizing enough…

So I called Hubby to the table, hoping for the best! When he looked at the meal, I could tell instantly that something wasn’t quite right; he looked slightly confused. His first comment “Uhm, did you get this recipe from my Mom?!” So I admitted to him that I was too proud and tried it out on my own first. So, we daringly took a bite. The REAL result?!?! An absolute FAIL! It was MUCH too powerful a flavour and served over mushy noodles 😦 But thinking back now, the expression on Hubby’s face was quite hilarious!

So the next day, I caved in and asked his mom for the recipe. The NEW result?!?! AMAZING!!!!!!

Hungarian Goulash Soup

So without further delay, I give you…..HUNGARIAN GOULASH SOUP! (with a few minor adjustments to feed our small family)

Hungarian Goulash Soup

8 slices Bacon, chopped
1 large Onion, chopped
1 Green Pepper, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 pound Ground Beef
2 Tbsp Paprika
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes
3 1/2 cups beef broth
3-4 med Potatoes
Sour Cream

Directions:

In a large pot, at medium high heat, cook bacon until almost crisp. Add pepper, onion and garlic; cook until tender. Add ground beef and cook through. Sprinkle in paprika, salt, pepper and sugar. Stir thoroughly. Add tomatoes and broth. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Add potatoes and return to medium heat, cook until potatoes are soft (about 20 minutes). Dish it up and serve with sour cream 🙂 Serves roughly 4 adults.