Long Time Gone

Lots of craziness in our lives lately including a wedding for DD, we just gained another son and couldn’t be happier.    During it all the knitting went on just maybe not as fast as we might have liked. 

 Recently I acquired a beautiful Blue Moon yarn called River Rocked that is on a  base of silk, merino, and sea cell.  I am making Hilary Smith Callis’s Citrus shawl and will try to keep this one for myself.  Have completed more since this pic but here’s a quick look.   
Just recently I have begun an item for the granddaughter of a dear friend, I was so excited that it was tough to choose just one pattern to begin.  It is rare that I get to do any children’s items so …well you know.  Any how I decided to go with the Tiny Tea Leaves cardi by Melissa LaBarre.  Since it calls for a worsted weight yarn things are moving along nicely and it is a top down pattern so that saves finishing fuss later on.  I decided to use Madelinetosh Fragrant and am pretty happy with how it is coming along. What do you think?

While the newlyweds were on their honeymoon we got the pup and bunny so here is a token pic of said pup enjoying the sun while I got some knitting time in.  She is a sweet girl and we love when she comes to stay.


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A baby blanket

photophoto-2photo-3Finished a baby blanket for a friend a few weeks ago! It is a bit small, but I guess it’s baby sized! I really like the bright, bold colors and tweedy element to the yarn! I like that it’s not your traditionally pastel baby blanket.


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Sewing pajamas!

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!

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Two socks


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!!!!!!

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Believe it or not, I didn’t know how to sew on a button. This scarf ( knitted by my mom) has been sitting in my closet awaiting its buttons for some time. A few YouTube videos later…. And it is now finished.




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Let there be cake(if not knitting)

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.




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Spring flowers

2013-05-18_09-23-40_33Irises 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….2013-05-22_15-32-04_323This 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!

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