~Yarn Along~

Joining Ginny today…


I finished the Poppy Cardigan for my daughter’s doll. I love this pattern and I will certainly use it again. It is really quick and easy and very cute. I am loving the yarn that I used and I wish I could make myself the same sweater in a grown up size. It just feels so nice.

I found another really cute shoe pattern that I know I will use again. Talk about fast…and cute!

When I saw The Rosy Baby Booties pattern I knew this would be a perfect choice for a Mary Jane type shoe. I had hoped to make the covered buttons but the yarn I used to make it was too thick. Instead I went with a dark brown “leather-like” button and it worked quite well. I used Loft from Brooklyn Tweed for the main body of the pattern and Martha Stewart’s Merino for the contrast. I downsized the pattern and used a size 2 needle. I think it worked out well and really makes this school outfit complete, which is what my daughter requested.

She is sassy…

I can’t wait to see what everyone else is working on this week.. I need a new project!!

~Birthday Doll~

My littlest turned nine. I have no idea where these last nine years have gone. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home after an emergent c-section and here she is almost grown (so she thinks)!

My how these  years have flown. She asked for several different things this year for her birthday, however, the one I was most happy to hear was that she wanted a doll made by me, for her with red hair and green eyes. Just one week ago I had a head. That’s it. I worked a little each night putting her together. Friday I strung her together. Saturday was hair, Sunday more hair and a skirt and shirt. Monday was spent finishing up her sweater and making shoes. Tuesday Birthday Day DONE!

Yay. So happy.  If I can make something my daughter really wants, well, that makes me so happy.  These years may past so very fast, but she will always have a little piece of me with her, wherever she goes I will be with her.  It may be tangible or perhaps just a precious memory this small creation from wool, and cotton made today a special day for a mother and her daughter.  Happy Birthday Emma,  you make us all a little brighter by being in our lives.

~Remembering Greta Benn~

My grandmother passed away early on February 23rd.  My dad’ mother.  She was born in Keswick, England and came to America with her family as a young child.  My grandmother was proper.  Quiet, calm, and strong. We spent every summer in Florida visiting both sets of grandparents.  One day she and I went to the beach and I was swimming in the ocean. She was standing on the shore.  As I was trying to coming in I got caught in a rip-tide.  I was beginning to panic and get tired because I could not make it to shore,  I was so close but I could not get out, it kept pulling me back under.  My grandma somehow managed to reach in and pull me from the stronghold of the sea. I dried myself off and we went back home.  This is how I will remember my grandmother. Strong.  Godspeed Greta.

~vintage 80’s I think~

~Yarn Along~

Joining Ginny this week…

Not too much knitting going on here, I have been working diligently making my daughter her new doll. Her birthday is Tuesday and I am running out of time.

We’ll see, I seem to work best under pressure. On my needles I have the Poppy Sweater pattern, this is going to be a great sweater. I love the yarn and the pattern. I am so close to done..

I just need a few more hours in the day.. don’t we all??

~ A little peek~

I am planning on taking Friday off so I can really spend some time with this little one. I think she is going to be cute! I hope :)

~Weekending~

~Enjoying beautiful blue sky and really cold sunshine, winter storm advisory tomorrow!

~Just a touch of crochet.. can you tell what this is? I am not the best at crochet.

I started with this pattern and made a little chain and finished with a kind of   heart-y topper. I am going to use it as a bookmark. I wish I would have tucked in some lavender into the bottom heart. I have no idea how I did to the top, I just kept going until it kind of looked like a heart (to me).

~Cleaning, cleaning. Where does all that dust and whatnot come from?

~Organizing, organizing. My sewing area was so cluttered, I had to re-organize it. A cluttered space makes a cluttered mind. Not good.

~Laundering, laundering. So many things to launder.

~Listening to pandora. LOVE to listen to music while I work. So enjoyable.

~Hope your weekend was all that you needed it to be~

~Yarn Along~

Joining Jenny in her Yarn Along post’s.


I am so happy to be able to report that I have completed the cute little blue doll sweater. My gosh, it is so cute and cozy. You can see the pattern and information on the Ravelry link.

This week, I am still on doll clothes. My daughter’s birthday is quickly coming up and she has informed me that she wants a waldorf doll with red hair and green eyes. She also would like her doll to have some clothes that look like school clothes, a grey sweater, blue skirt, a white shirt. Yes, of course so, a grey sweater is on the needles. This time I am working on this pattern, and I am trying to remember this yarn, the tag has been lost.. I believe it is Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Yarn. I think.

I am also working on another pair of baby booties, or dolly shoes. I just love this pattern it is most definitely my go to pattern.

I am on the hunt for a slipper pattern that my grandmother used to make for making our slippers. It was a simple pattern that always had a pom pom on the end of it. I know I’ve seen such patterns, but I need to spend some time finding the right one. I think that would just go perfect with my little nightie. Maybe something like this or this is really cute too.

As far as reading.. I need to gather some books this weekend and perhaps make a new tote, I have jury duty all next week. I am not sure how I feel about all of that, but I know I have to do my civic duty. There is a long list of what you can not bring, so I believe I will be reading quite a bit. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is reading..

~Finishing up the small things~

 

I began this project long ago. I have worked in spurts around a full-time job, the holidays and some major stress at work. Not to mention my sewing machine had a melt down (after returning from the repair shop). Some nights I am so tired it’s all I can do to fall into bed. That being said, I have loved working on this little doll.   It will be hard to say goodbye, but it’s time for her to be on her way.  I just have a few more small things to finish up. Like binding her quilt, stitching up her little pillow. Make a nightie and she could use one more dress.  **Happy to say all of that is done**  Although, I keep thinking she needs one more pair of shoes and a going away bag to hold her clothes.  Hmm, no, I think it’s time to go.

She is ready to roll. I am ready to move on to my next doll. She will have green eyes and red hair (so I’ve been told).

 

I can’t wait to see what her name will be. She is going far away to live in Washington State with a special little girl. I told her she must be very sweet and a best friend to her new mommy. I think she listened.

I will miss you little friend but I know your going home to right where you belong, so I want you to be good and be sweet!