Thursday, November 13, 2014

Something for Me

I finished a knitting project for me last night.  I started it on Saturday so it only took five days.  Captivating Capelet by Rosalind Jung.  I love it!  I used Cascade 220 highland wool yarn in a raspberry color.  I'm steaming it a section at a time.  It was simple enough that I think I might be able to adjust the pattern to fit the granddaughters.  I could use a thinner yarn and smaller needles.


Grandson Arrived!

Our grandson arrived safely today!  Momma is doing well and baby is beautiful!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Baby Knitting

Knitting for baby.  Not that you thought this post would show a baby actually knitting.  LOL!

I finished a bonnet to go with the sweater I made two weeks ago for Michael (my grandson who is due on November 9).


The yarn is 100% Alpaca.  It so warm and soft!  I found the pattern on Ravelry or maybe on Pinterest.  I don't quite remember.  It's called Fresh by Kylie McDonnell-Wade and can be found on likepurlsoffastring.wordpress.com.  I think it took me about six hours to knit.

I started another bonnet last night and realized this morning that I had a serious mistake about 10 rows back and that it was off-gauge so I ripped it out and started over on size 3 needles.  The pattern is called BabyDROPS 18-12 by Drops Design and can be found on Ravelry.

I've only gotten through three pattern repeats which is approx 2 1/2 to 3 inches in length.  I'm using Berroco Vintage DK in white.  Here's the photo from their website.


Here's my photo.  I added a medium green ribbon tie threaded through the eyelets at the neck.



A sweater I finished yesterday.  Same yarn as for the white lace bonnet.




Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Sweater for A Grandson

I've been trying to find the perfect yarn to knit a sweater for my soon to be born grandson.  Today I looked through my stash and found the perfect yarn!  100% Alpaca yarn in a beautiful Prussian blue.   I'm using the zzz-jumpsuit pattern by Pickles.  I'm hoping to have it finished by next Sunday.  Fingers crossed!



I need to find a pair of 16 inch size 9 circulars for the sleeves in order to finish.  I did eight buttonholes.  The yarn is so soft and warm.  The pattern called for knitting with two strands of yarn.  It's thick and lovely!


I finished the sweater just prior to leaving for the baby shower!  Now the sweater needs a matching hat.

And here the little feller is all dressed in his going home outfit.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Crabapples

Who knew that crabapples could be so delicious?


I picked these on Friday.  They turned into beautiful crabapple butter and the juice turned into jelly.  Yum!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Going Home

For the past five years I've wanted to go back home to West Virginia.  It just never panned out for me to do that, however, I received an invitation to the wedding of one of my first cousin's sons.  I couldn't refuse.

I drove almost six hours from my house to stay the weekend with my parents at my uncle's house.  It was a fabulous weekend.  I took a lot of photos.  I had a great time.  My brother drove up to attend the wedding.  If only my sister had been there.

The only thing I came back with besides memories was a sinus congestion, sore throat kinda thing.

Here's a photo of me, my brother and our parents.  No, my hair isn't short.  I had it up in a bun.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Outlander

I haven't read the Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon.  I've only recently found her website online and then saw the promos on Dish for the Starz channel so I signed up.  

We've watched the first two episodes and, actually, I watched the first episode twice!  Love the series so far.  The characters are believable and charming.  It seems very historically accurate which makes me love it all the more.  The costumes are correct.  The food is correct.  Here's a video to watch.

I enjoy the series Reign, however, none of it is accurate.  It's more a fantasy series based on historical characters.  Outlander is something different entirely and there are NO commercial breaks!  

The one thing I should warn you is that there are some sex scenes which can be explicit.  I would not watch this series with children or even teenagers.  I read a post on one of the Outlander Facebook pages where a mother said she watches the show with her 15 year old daughter.  I thought it was rather lax judgment on her part as a mother.