Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Pioneer Day

Today was Pioneer Day and we had a wonderful dinner! John and Jack cooked little chickens on the fire and we ate those, homemade bread and butter and corn on the cob. It was fabulous! We talked about the pioneers and the things they suffered and experienced. We talked about the way of life and sang songs(walked, and walked, and walked............) LOL!

In knitting news:

This is what I am knitting with the baby alpaca
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It is so pretty and soft
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It is a "Cardigan for Merry" for my Hannah.

A couple of weekends ago I knit this:
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pattern: Ball Band Dish Cloth from MDK
yarn:Peaches and Cream Cotton
colorways: Pumpkin and Warm Brown
needles: US 8

I love the detail
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I love this dish cloth so much that I have kept it in my knitting basket loathe to use it. Today I needed to wipe down the counters and all of my towels and dish rags were in the washer. In desperation I wet the beauty of a dish cloth and used it. I LOVE it! It is so scrubby and thick. :)

So, I cast on for a fraternal twin for it:
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I love knitting! *grin*

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Poor Krull

I started John's socks the end of May. I was in love with the yarn and the pattern and I was just cruising along. He was very happy and excited to wear them. Then I became bored with them. I cast on and finished the Apron top without even picking up the sock. Then I cast on and finished the doll. When that was done I knit a few rounds of the sock and then cast on for the MS3. Here it is with chart A finished:
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It is not blocked and it looks pretty raw but I love it. :)

This is not all. I swatched for something else(super soft baby alpaca!)and have big plans to cast on for it tonight. Pictures to come.

I feel a little guilty. He hasn't said anything about it but I know he really wants these socks. I suppose I should go knit a bit more on the sock.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Sweet Hannah!

My baby is 1 today! Little Hannah was born into my hands one year ago. She is an adorable bundle of love and fire.

Mama loves you baby!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Little Dolly

For Hannah's first birthday coming up:

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pattern: LTK Fluffy Doll
yarn: Peace Fleece
colorway: Natural
needles: US 8

Friday, July 06, 2007

Because I want to

I have been seeing things posted about the Mystery Stole 3 all over the internet. I really wanted to join but it says the project is not recommended for inexperienced lace knitters. That's me. No lace experience. I had decided I just was going to have to pass this year. I could learn to knit lace and then join MS4 next year.

I read The Yarn Harlot's blog last night and fell. Hard.

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This is my guage swatch. It was loads of fun to knit. I do not think this yarn is laceweight though. My sister got it from a friend of hers and then gave it to me. There is just a little tag on it that says 100% wool. I used size 5 needles and think I need to go up one or two more. I am trying to decide if I will go ahead and use this yarn or head to my LYS this afternoon.

Here is the doll stuffed and felted:
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Thursday, July 05, 2007

A work in progress

This is a doll I am knitting for Hannah. Her first birthday is in a few days. Here is the doll knit. It still needs to be stuffed, closed up, felted and then hair and a face put on.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Stone Soup

Last Tuesday(John has Tuesdays off)I told the children the story of Stone Soup. They were enthralled and we had a great discussion after about the moral of the story. Then we talked about each of us having unique strengths and talents and how working together as a family benefits all. We discussed each person and their strengths and it was an amazing afternoon. Then we made Stone Soup! I filled a dutch oven with some water and put a stone in it. Jack and John built a fire outside and then we all put something in the pot. It cooked outside and we watched it bubble and smelled the yumminess coming from the pot.

We had Stone Soup and homemade bread for dinner. It was a hit! I LOVE homeschooling and the opportunities it affords our family!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

My Saturday Night

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Chamomile tea, homemade chocolate chip cookies and knitting. *grin*