Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Yarn Along {4}

The nicer weather and birthday celebrating has left me little time for knitting.We have been having summer-like temps around here instead of Spring, but have been enjoying it none the less! I did get a picture of Emma in her sweater, though, and managed to knit a few rows of Caleb's Easter vest. I am a little skeptical of whether or not I will have it finished in time for Easter, but I am certainly going to try.

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Would you believe this is the only picture I snapped of her in her sweater at her birthday party? I know! I went looking through my camera for more and couldn't believe that this was the only one! Oh well...the next time she has it on I will certainly snap many more!!

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Despite my lack of knitting lately, I have been getting a lot of reading done! I finished 22 Britannia Road and thought it was just ok. It left me a bit disturbed and was not at all what I had expected. I then read and finished The Summer I Turned Pretty. It typically isn't my type of book and I am actually surprised of how much I really liked it! A cute, young-love type story. I am currently reading the second in the series, It's Not Summer Without You and will most likely finish it today and start on the third, We'll Always Have Summer which I managed to pick up at the library yesterday!

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I also received these two little gems in the mail last week! {Itty-Bitty Toys and Spud and Chloe at the Farm}  As soon as I opened up the package, they were quickly snatched up by two sets of little hands pointing to their requests of which animals they wanted knitted first! I wish I would have gotten my hands on these sooner because I would have loved to have a few of these cuties knitted up and placed inside Easter Baskets, but I just do not see that happening!


Happy 2nd Day of Spring! What will you be knitting/reading today?


Linking up again with Ginny at Small Things

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Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. ~ Psalm 106:1

31 comments:

  1. my knitting/reading go in spurts too and are always competing with each other for my attention ;-)

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  2. The vest is so pretty! I usually don't get much reading done but do a lot of knitting. Yarn Along is boosting my reading at least!

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    1. Thanks Donna! I am pretty pleased with how it turned out...being my first piece of clothing I've ever knit! :)

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  3. Wow--your book selection is amazing! What will you read first? Let us know what you think of the toy books and what you will knit first, please. I just love your daughter's cardigan- I love the design. It looks great on her--cheerful and bright. Can't wait to see the vest you create- the color looks great!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am sure I will make a post all about the animals I knit from these lovely little books! I am just as excited to make them as the kids are to receive them! :)

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  4. What a pretty finished object! She looks lovely.

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  5. Your daughter's sweater is really sweet - and what a lovely bright color!

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    1. Purple is her favorite color - she actually picked it out herself! :)

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  6. I love that little sweater! So cute! And that itty bitty toys book is one I need to find, and before all of the spring birthdays are upon us!

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    1. I bought the itty-bitty toy book from knitpicks, but I am sure you can purchase it from amazon as well. It is a really sweet little pattern book!

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  7. What a useful looking sweater. I've been toying with the idea of a tank top, but I suspect my girls might prefer this design. Your daughter looks very cute in it.

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    1. Thank you! I fell in love with this pattern when I first saw it mentioned on another blog I follow! It was an easy, pleasant knit...especially for a newer knitter! :)

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  8. How cute!! I love Emma's sweater - can you tell me the pattern?

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    1. Thanks Aurie!! I love it too!! :) Here is my ravelry link to the sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/blssdmumof2/plain-vest

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  9. Very cute sweater. The blue yarn is gorgeous in the other photo. Of course, I am partial to blues. My reading and knitting often vie for attention. That is why I also like audiobooks so much!

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    1. I wish I could get into audiobooks...but I just can't. :( Myhusband enjoys them...may need to give them another try! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Love Emma's sweater, so cute. And the blue yarn you are using is lovely. Those two gems you received in the mail this week look amazing, may have to get a copy of them for myself :)

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    1. Thank you!! I love the blue yarn. My son has the brightest blue eyesd I cannot wait to see him in this! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  11. Such a cute cardigan! Looks like she likes it. :)

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    1. Thank you! She does really like it...thank goodness! :)

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  12. how precious your little girl looks in her new sweater!

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    1. Thank you! She loves it and so do I! I wouldn't mind one in a bigger size for myself! :)

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  13. Your daughter looks adorable in her new sweater, I love the lighter colour buttons in the deep purple. Those two toy knitting books look like a lot of fun.

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    1. I went round and round with what buttons to use, but ended up buying the light purple ones and am really happy with the way they turned out! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  14. Firstly, Emma and the sweater are both adorable!

    I find that I do lots of reading OR lots of knitting and one of my goals for the year is to learn to read and knit at the same time... it hasn't happened yet though!

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    1. Thank you! And yes...I need to figure out how to enjoy doing both at the same time...other than an audiobook. For some reason I just cannot get into them! :)

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  15. I love your girl's sweater! I have that pattern in my favourites on Ravelry but I forgot about it until just now. I think I'm going to have to find some yarn & give it a try... I also love that vest - it looks like a Milo but with buttons! I have a million Milos for my children & I'd love to try something a little different for the next one... xo

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    1. I started out wanting to make a Milol, but have yet to do cabling...so I figured since I am crunched for time, I better stick with a pattern that I am familiar with. However, I LOVE the look of the Milo and will definitely be making hime some for the fall/winter! :)

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  16. So cute! I can't wait to knit for my children.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Yarn Along {4}

The nicer weather and birthday celebrating has left me little time for knitting.We have been having summer-like temps around here instead of Spring, but have been enjoying it none the less! I did get a picture of Emma in her sweater, though, and managed to knit a few rows of Caleb's Easter vest. I am a little skeptical of whether or not I will have it finished in time for Easter, but I am certainly going to try.

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Would you believe this is the only picture I snapped of her in her sweater at her birthday party? I know! I went looking through my camera for more and couldn't believe that this was the only one! Oh well...the next time she has it on I will certainly snap many more!!

Photobucket

Despite my lack of knitting lately, I have been getting a lot of reading done! I finished 22 Britannia Road and thought it was just ok. It left me a bit disturbed and was not at all what I had expected. I then read and finished The Summer I Turned Pretty. It typically isn't my type of book and I am actually surprised of how much I really liked it! A cute, young-love type story. I am currently reading the second in the series, It's Not Summer Without You and will most likely finish it today and start on the third, We'll Always Have Summer which I managed to pick up at the library yesterday!

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I also received these two little gems in the mail last week! {Itty-Bitty Toys and Spud and Chloe at the Farm}  As soon as I opened up the package, they were quickly snatched up by two sets of little hands pointing to their requests of which animals they wanted knitted first! I wish I would have gotten my hands on these sooner because I would have loved to have a few of these cuties knitted up and placed inside Easter Baskets, but I just do not see that happening!


Happy 2nd Day of Spring! What will you be knitting/reading today?


Linking up again with Ginny at Small Things

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Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. ~ Psalm 106:1

31 comments:

  1. my knitting/reading go in spurts too and are always competing with each other for my attention ;-)

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  2. The vest is so pretty! I usually don't get much reading done but do a lot of knitting. Yarn Along is boosting my reading at least!

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    1. Thanks Donna! I am pretty pleased with how it turned out...being my first piece of clothing I've ever knit! :)

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  3. Wow--your book selection is amazing! What will you read first? Let us know what you think of the toy books and what you will knit first, please. I just love your daughter's cardigan- I love the design. It looks great on her--cheerful and bright. Can't wait to see the vest you create- the color looks great!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am sure I will make a post all about the animals I knit from these lovely little books! I am just as excited to make them as the kids are to receive them! :)

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  4. What a pretty finished object! She looks lovely.

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  5. Your daughter's sweater is really sweet - and what a lovely bright color!

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    1. Purple is her favorite color - she actually picked it out herself! :)

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  6. I love that little sweater! So cute! And that itty bitty toys book is one I need to find, and before all of the spring birthdays are upon us!

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    1. I bought the itty-bitty toy book from knitpicks, but I am sure you can purchase it from amazon as well. It is a really sweet little pattern book!

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  7. What a useful looking sweater. I've been toying with the idea of a tank top, but I suspect my girls might prefer this design. Your daughter looks very cute in it.

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    1. Thank you! I fell in love with this pattern when I first saw it mentioned on another blog I follow! It was an easy, pleasant knit...especially for a newer knitter! :)

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  8. How cute!! I love Emma's sweater - can you tell me the pattern?

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    1. Thanks Aurie!! I love it too!! :) Here is my ravelry link to the sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/blssdmumof2/plain-vest

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  9. Very cute sweater. The blue yarn is gorgeous in the other photo. Of course, I am partial to blues. My reading and knitting often vie for attention. That is why I also like audiobooks so much!

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    1. I wish I could get into audiobooks...but I just can't. :( Myhusband enjoys them...may need to give them another try! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Love Emma's sweater, so cute. And the blue yarn you are using is lovely. Those two gems you received in the mail this week look amazing, may have to get a copy of them for myself :)

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    1. Thank you!! I love the blue yarn. My son has the brightest blue eyesd I cannot wait to see him in this! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  11. Such a cute cardigan! Looks like she likes it. :)

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    1. Thank you! She does really like it...thank goodness! :)

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  12. how precious your little girl looks in her new sweater!

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    1. Thank you! She loves it and so do I! I wouldn't mind one in a bigger size for myself! :)

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  13. Your daughter looks adorable in her new sweater, I love the lighter colour buttons in the deep purple. Those two toy knitting books look like a lot of fun.

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    1. I went round and round with what buttons to use, but ended up buying the light purple ones and am really happy with the way they turned out! Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Delete
  14. Firstly, Emma and the sweater are both adorable!

    I find that I do lots of reading OR lots of knitting and one of my goals for the year is to learn to read and knit at the same time... it hasn't happened yet though!

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    1. Thank you! And yes...I need to figure out how to enjoy doing both at the same time...other than an audiobook. For some reason I just cannot get into them! :)

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  15. I love your girl's sweater! I have that pattern in my favourites on Ravelry but I forgot about it until just now. I think I'm going to have to find some yarn & give it a try... I also love that vest - it looks like a Milo but with buttons! I have a million Milos for my children & I'd love to try something a little different for the next one... xo

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    1. I started out wanting to make a Milol, but have yet to do cabling...so I figured since I am crunched for time, I better stick with a pattern that I am familiar with. However, I LOVE the look of the Milo and will definitely be making hime some for the fall/winter! :)

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  16. So cute! I can't wait to knit for my children.

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