Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ready to Block...

 I have finished the knitting and ready to wet down and block. 
Oh, how I loved knitting this top.

Took it outside to photograph the weather is gorgeous today, yet a bit hotter than usual although I am not complaining, by any means.

Knitted this Bulle top using Cascade 220 Superwash wool I almost hated to see it done. So, I have decided to do another, of course, in a different color. I love the top down knitting patterns only because when they are done, it's done, it's the beauty of them. Gee, it almost sounds like I have joined the ranks of the world and lost my patience in this techno society. Ha ha, not at all that's the beauty of children, many children one has and especially, special needs, patience is a must or one learns real quick. There is no crash course in patience as I sit here typing, looking out the window that is giving me a showing of the gorgeous greens of spring, car after car someone is texting at the light or on the phone.  I was telling a friend of mine today that it's wild how when I am out, I find myself wondering did I bring my phone, or if I use it thinking did I put it back. Always checking...what has happened...I miss the days when the phone was simply on the wall or a small table. One less thing to consume my mind. I often wonder what the world will be like in 5 or 10 years. Simple is so much better all the way around, oh simple, how I love you and this knitted top. I didn't add the pockets, I thought, she's only 2 no reason for them. I simple ended after the stockinette stitch looped on 10 stitches, turned, slipped on purl wise and knitted.  I always slip purl wise the first stitch on garter it gives a beautiful edging. I highly recommend this pattern a super great knit would make a wonderful gift for anyone has it comes in adult too...she just released a pattern not long ago.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Spring and New Knitting's on the Needles...

Hello May...yup it's arrived technically although last night was 38 degrees, making for one very cold and chilly day in May...I don't mind just makes for more knitting time...and this gal is loving it.
On the needles is a beautiful Tunic type top called "Bulle" size 4T a gorgeous and easy to knit top. I am using Cascade 220 Superwash, oh how soft, and the stitch definition out of this world dreamy. And right now, it the time to snag yarn there are so many sales going on it's just too hard to pass them by..so this gal is stocking up on all things Cascade, love, love, love it!

There is also plenty of things happening outside...oh, how I love this time of year when everything is new and fresh. A bit more sneezing as the years climb, but hey, I don't mind at all. I caught this little guy with my Cannon through a storm door...then 

this happened...I'm not sure what he's doing but it was priceless! Pose for the Camera..Yippy!

Bella had a hard day sitting in the window watching the birds come and go....and so she went right to sleep in my sheepskin chair...girl thinks every chair and especially this one...was bought for her. Who can complain...she is a keeper.

I don't know if you remember the knitting of these cardigans from Tin Can Knits called Harvest...so fast and simple in design. I bought matching fabric for this one to sew an outfit to coordinate. I don't know about anyone else, children's clothing and clothing in general has really gone up in price. And, groceries, whee, less and higher priced. What is happening...everyone at the store is just as baffled as myself.

And to finish things off...this rose colored cardigan I made for my grand daughter who is 2 this month. I used Lion Brand which I do not like working with at all...but..what the heck it too was on sale, for some reason the stores where I live carry nothing but junk yarns...I dream of a huge shop just filled with premium yarns.

So here is Emma in the Rose Cardigan a bit lighter than it shows above...so adorable on her. It was Mother's Day and we all  went to a really cool Yogurt Ice Cream store. Self serve with tons of flavors and toppings, and this little one was chatting away. Most of the time we had no idea what she was saying, but, she sure did...currently I have three grand babies that all just turned 2.  Sometimes I watch and think how did I ever raise my children...where did the energy come from...ah yes...youthful times. Be still my heart I am one blessed Mom and Grandmother.

Have a beautiful day where ever you may be...keep those hooks and needles moving, create, create, create!