Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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 up.....it 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 quickly...one 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 toad.....love 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
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 set....so 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.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Small Things.....and today I can share my completed baby surprise jacket!! I love the way this came out and it was sooo fun to make! I used a wonderful organic cotton yarn ....plymouth earth oceanside organic. (my LYS just told me this color is being discontinued). I think the little wood buttons are adorable......this should fit Hannah Grace next winter! I added the cute ruffles to make it more girly......cause we all know Hannah Grace is already such a girly girl!! I just started the matching bonnet with some of the leftover yarn.....another fun project!
Next on the needles is a sweater for Brian......I just ordered the yarn so maybe I can cast on for Fathers Day!!!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Another week has come and gone and I am joining in over at Small Things for the yarn along. I've got a few projects going right now but I thought I would share this one. You might remember this yarn from a few weeks ago as I began a sweater for Caleb my 4 year old. Well half way through I realized it was coming out too small and so ripped it out and began a different sweater found here. This is a top down sweater and so far has been a very easy knit. And the size is perfect!
I began rereading The ministry of motherhood by Sally Clarkson. I am participating in the book club over at Good Morning Girls. Sally has had weekly videos and the discussion has been encouraging!
Also on my needles is the bonnet for the BSJ. Yes, I finished my BSJ....it just needs buttons! And then I will take a picture of it and share!! The bonnet is coming out cute......I think I will add some Mary Jane booties to match as well! I am going to pick up more yarn to start another BSJ......it was a lot of fun to knit!