Last year I found a sewing shop near by to my house. I brought in my grandmothers sewing machine to have it fixed up.
And I got a gift certificate from my boyfriend to take an intro to sewing pajama class. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to finish my project during the class. So, they have been sitting in my closet since February. With a little help from my mom, we managed to get the pants finished.
Hopefully I will have the top done soon too!
I didn’t get them done in time for Hanukkah. I didn’t get them done in time for Valentine’s day. I didn’t get them done for his birthday. But, the point is….. I finally got them done! Hurrah!!!!!!
I’ve been working on some knitting, but I’ve also been working on CAKE! A certain special someone loves peanut butter. In fact, he loves it so much that I cannot keep a jar of peanut butter in the house. I decided to make this cake as a special birthday treat. It. Was. Awesome. I wasn’t too into the buttercream frosting, but the peanut butter mousse filling was soooooo good.
Irises from the back yard that were transplanted from mom’s garden last Fall! And some zinnias grown from seed in the background)
Roses… getting rained on….This was a mini rose plant that was a Valentine’s gift from some order online flower company…. it is now a year and a half old and growing strong. Who would have thought!
Momma Bear here, it has been a long while between posts, busy time of the year I guess. My progress on DD’s crochet blanket is coming along. I now have only four more color changes left and about a million ends to deal with. Loving the wool eater pattern but I think next time I will try something like a Russian Join to minimize the ends I have to deal with. How do you all handle projects with lots of ends?
I have also been working on a pair of socks out of Socks That Rock “Hot Flash” and man are they bright. I love their yarns as not only are the colors out of this world but the base is nice and consistent. They also wear well no matter how many washes.
The weather here in Jersey has been getting better although we are still getting a few blasts of cold that jeopardize the new seedlings. It looks like I may get strawberries again this year from the plants my DD gave me last year. I tucked them in a protected area over winter but was not sure they would make it. Now I just have to fight the birds for the berries. It is so nice to see all the signs of spring begin to show. How is the weather by you?
I haven’t been doing much knitting lately, but what better way to get inspired than the Maryland sheep and wool festival!!!! We headed down with a group on a bus trip, which was much better than driving ourselves.
We didn’t get to spend too much time with the animals because we were too busy shopping….
Since the last festival, I’ve been wanting to get myself a big ball of colorful fluffiness. I don’t know how to spin or felt, but that didn’t stop me!!! It’s so soft and reminds me of ocean colors.This is a kit I bought that is mean to go with the “Albers Cowl” pattern. It is a log cabin type pattern.
Some pretty, pretty worsted weight golden yarn!!!! Had to hunt for this one!
A hand dyed silk scarf….
We had a great time!! Hopefully some inspired knitting to follow!