Friday, August 26, 2011

Blog change!

I have combined my crafting and every day life life blogs and you can find me posting over here now

All is grace here

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday! As usual I am joining Ginny over at Small Things for the weekly Yarn Along link up. I am so inspired on has become routine for me to sit down in the afternoon and as I am nursing Hannah Grace I click through all the linkys for the Yarn along while sipping my tea! So fun! And I have become acquainted with so many talented women and so many wonderful "to knit" list just keeps growing!!

And so because of this these adorable booties came off my needles yesterday! Thanks to Ginny herself who hosts this all affair! These were so fast to in the morning and one in the afternoon! Now my whole family wants booties and I think I know what I am making them all for Christmas!! I found a great pattern for big kids and adults here...... now I just need to get some nice chunky wool yarn to get going!!

I also cast on for this sweet dress called the Little Sister Dress. It is going pretty fast now but I had to rip it out twice in the beginning because I lost track of rows. I like this cotton yarn I am using by Rowen called Calm......and the colors are soft and so pretty!! (they look darker in this pic)

I am reading the same book as last week .....preparing for our homeschooling to begin again! Educating the Wholehearted Child is the perfect book to get my mind in gear for the upcoming year!

And I can't help but post this pic of my little one wearing a cute crocheted hat I made for her back in February while I was waiting for her arrival! I can't believe I only just started knitting then and now I am clearly an addict!! I so wish I had knitted for all my other children this way! We went to our county fair and I knew she would need a hat. Then I remembered that I had put a few aside that were bigger and this one fit perfect! Love shopping from things that I have made for her!! And from her look I think she likes it too!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Knitting!!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's time for the yarn along.....

Seems these days the only posts I am making are for the yarn along......well, summer is busy and I guess I'm glad Ginny does this yarn along or I would not be posting at all!!
The puerperium cardy from my last post is done and only needs buttons.....any ideas on places to find cute buttons??

So I've gone back to plugging away at Brians is coming along slowly but surely....I just keep praying that the size will be good. This is my first really big project.....I'm loving the yarn...Ravelry notes here.
I am about to cast on for a new project......I'll share that next week.....acute tunic for Hannah Grace....something to do when I get tired of the endless rounds on Brian's sweater!!
I began rereading my all time favorite homeschooling book.....Educating the Whole Hearted Child by the Clarksons. I love this book and know it will help me focus as we begin our 17th year homeschooling! My 4 year old little guy has me reading this cute little book over and over to Him.....It's the Lords Prayer.  I think he will have it memorized in no time!!
Make your way over to Small Things and join in the Yarn Along!! I have found so many new projects and loads of inspiration from all the creative ladies that link up every week!!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yarn Along

Well I missed 2 weeks of joining in on the yarn along! But I have a good excuse......vacation!! We just got back from sunny.....HOT!!......Florida. My brother had his wedding down there and then we had a condo for a week with my Mom and other brother......just the girls and I went and it was a blast!!
I did get some knitting done and a little bit of reading......tending to the needs of Hannah Grace kept me pretty busy on this vacation!

First here is a pic of the little miss in her shrug that I shared in an earlier yarn she is at the wedding
I also managed to find a lovely little yarn shop and while the girls were parasailing I ventured out and picked up some yummy yarns for more projects on my wish list!!!

Here is my beyond puerperium cardigan that I am working on. One more sleeve and then I will need to find some cute buttons to finish it up. Ravelry notes here. This should fit Hannah Grace this coming winter. My little sweetie is 5 months old's going by way too fast!!

My box of books from Amazon arrived and I started right in on Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman. I used to read Kim's blog when we were just becoming a large family and I can't wait to get into her book and get some new ideas on managing this house and tribe of kids!

I am also still plugging away on Brians sweater and I'm almost ready to split for the front and back.......I need to really get going on that one!!

Jump over to Small Things and see what everyone else is up too!! Happy knitting!!



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yarn Along

It's Weds. and that means it's time to join in on the Yarn Along over at Small Things........ I am still working on Brians sweater and from the looks of it will be for some time!! I really like the yarn and the color is a really nice forest green called toad.....I've been knitting more then reading lately.....I'm waiting for a box from amazon with some new books for easy summer reading....can't wait!

I just finished these adorable booties for Hannah Grace! These are the first pair I ever made and I think I'm hooked!! I mean cute are these!! I made them to go with the shrug I knit her!!

I'm so blessed to have a little girl to knit for!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yarn Along

This week I have a few projects to share.....the last few days I have been sitting and rocking a feverish baby, poor Hannah Grace caught something at the doctors when she went for her 4 month check seems to be just a fever so far no sign of anything else.
So as I sit and rock and nurse I am putting the finishing touches on some projects and I began another!!

Here is little Hannah Grace modeling her finished shrug that I shared at last weeks yarn along. I love how it came out and so does she from her smile! I decided to whip up these little Saartje’s bootees to match .....they are going just needs buttons and the other is almost off the needles!! So sweet and cute and they fit perfect!!
My boys have been asking me to read this book over and over this week. It's the 127th Psalm and beautifully illustrated. It's called The Lord Builds the House by Johannah Bluedorn.
I also cast on for a sweater for my hubby!! He has been asking for a heavy sweater for hunting season and I finally felt I was getting good enough to try! I am using the neckdown pullover sweater pattern from knitting pure and simple. I have only been knitting since March and this looked like an easy sweater to start with. I love making the baby items as they go so fast.....this is going to take me some more time and I hope I can stick with it!! I am using knit picks city tweed HW in it!!!! I also picked up some for me in blue blood....I am hoping to make the shalom cardigan soon!!
Well I am heading back to rock my baby....... you can head on over to Small Things to join the yarn along


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yarn Along

It's time to join in with Ginny for the yarn along.....this week I cast on for a baby shrug for Hannah Grace. We are going to be heading to Florida next month for my brothers wedding and I wanted a little sweater for her to wear over her dress. I am using Plymouth Yarn Select Worsted Merino Superwash  in a soft pink tone and I have loved working with this yarn.....I'm also using my new knit picks circular needles....I broke down and got the whole worth it!!! You can find the shrug pattern here.

I've been doing more knitting then reading lately but I did pick up this book I had gotten for my daughter to read. She loves Jane Austen and this author writes in the same manner and it looks like a fun easy read! There are 2 series and this is the first book in the second one....Miss Read~ Village School.