My Family, The Main People (or Victims) I Knit For

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pink Saturday!!

Ok Ladies, guess what I came across?? A lady that started an event called Pink Saturdays on her blog. Here is the link to her blog post explaining Pink Saturdays!
Pretty simple, you post something pink. This is so perfect for me!!! I sooo love pink!!! Any shade and pretty much on everything! You will be surprised to know that there are no pink walls in my house or anything big for that matter. My husband *gasp* really isn't into pink. My best friend is into purple & cant stand pink. Really, how can anyone not like the love and happiness that just seems to seep out of pink??? My daughter is thankfully okay with pink now, but said best friend has tried to take her to the dark side of purple! lol My pink is a doll that my auntie in England had made for me while I was visiting her one summer. The photo isn't showing how pretty it really is. In the third photo, the doll is standing with a gnome. The lady of Pink Saturdays suggested we might want to add some red, white, and blue to our post because it's America's Independence Day this weekend. My little guy is my red, white, and blue. lol   If you enjoy pink, why not join in the fun?? You could click on the link above or the button on my right side bar. And as always, Happy Knitting!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just A Peachy Day!

Nothing special went on today which means it was just a peachy day!! The weather took a break from raining, the grass & ground dried out, the temps drop to the high 60's/low 70's, there was a slight breeze, and a tons of sun!!! I helped the kids make a play tent in the backyard. The boy claim his side a clubhouse for his tribe of airbenders. The girl said her side was a science lab with a loo and a kitty house.  They really amuse me! After a few hours of quiet play, all heck broke lose when the boy's tribe decided to declare war, with a hose, on the head kitty & take over her lab for evil experiments. It ended with two kids, sitting in their rooms, one soaked mummy who became a human shield for the head kitty (sort of not by choice) and the dismantlement of their tent.  Honestly, I almost enjoyed taking down the tent. Thought of Momzilla came to mind. lol The worst part of all, I swear my dogs were laughing during this from the other, safe, side of the yard. Traitors. During those few precious hours of peaceful, well now looking back at it, more like the eye of the storm. So peaceful & calm, then BAM!! lol I was able to finish knitting this pretty round dishcloth that I started last night and take a few photos of the cool clouds that were above my house. Really today was a very good day. My kids & I were able to just hang out, relax, and be silly with one another. That makes for a peachy day! Enjoy the photos and as always, Happy Knitting!!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Top is finished!!!!!

I am so excited to share this with all of you! The summer top is finished & it turned out wearable!!! My daughter loves it!! She has already asked that I make another one, just longer, to make it a dress.  Here is the Ravelry link to the pattern Child's Sun Top. My daughter picked out the pattern, type of yarn, and of course the color.  The yarn was Peaches & Creme,Shades of Denim. I was a little surprised by her color choice because normally "blue is a yucky boy color".  She really likes the feel of Peaches & Creme. That might be because that is my favorite current yarn to knit with. lol   I had to made the back come up a little higher for her comfort and add a few more rows to the straps because they were to short to be able to tie. I think the pattern is awesome but some people will need to change the rows for the straps to match the child's body. No biggie really. I also had trouble with decrease the yoke on the back but was able to figure it out for the front. I did a little happy dance over that! Now I have learned how to sort of decrease & increase, cast on with just one needle & yarn, what should
how to do next? What would be the most useful to learn? I might have to look around on Raverly, some other blogs, and youtube to figure that out. As always, Happy Knitting!!