Tuesday, July 31, 2007

All Finished and Ready to Go !!!...
I enjoyed making this top and do recommend this pattern to anyone who is thinking about making it........
Oat Couture Simple Saques for Baby !!!
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I went out in The Yard this morning to have my coffee and Here were My Feathered Friends looking for some Breakfast too...
After the Family ate they went to the paddle boat next door and all lined up for a fresh drink of rain water that was inside the boat!!
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Monday, July 30, 2007

I finished the Blankets so now I got back to the Little Oat Couture Top... I really like the way it is done by knitting the Front and the Back together... It makes for nice comfy shoulders with no seams in it...
As you can see here I have finished the back and am now working on the left side of the front....There will be a trim at the bodice for the button loops and short sleeves as in the picture...
It is a Fun Project and I think I'll be done in time to pack it up with the other things that are going to Samanthas House by plane with her Uncle Timmy ... :)
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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Living On The Water we always make sure the Kids are safe.... Most of the younger ones are told to wear a lifejacket when they go on the Dock... Here is Skylar next door visiting her Grandma.....She not only has her life jacket on but she took it one step further and put on her tube...LOL ..Cute!!!!
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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Someone in My Babysweaters Group just mentioned about how I was trying to organize my yarn a while back...Yes..I did... BUT............

Well.. Its a tough situation for me because I live in two places...Florida in the winter and NY in the Summer.. So .....I have two BIG Stashes...
Yes... I did find that putting a copy of the pattern and the yarn I want to use for it in a zipper sweater bag has worked out great.. At least I know what that yarn is for .. and I have about 15 of those " kits" made up...I made them up before I left Florida and took about 10 of them with me to NY... But so far I have been knitting away with " NEW" Yarn and have not done any of My Kits yet.. Thats ok tho because at least they are all organized and not just a bunch of yarn thrown into a bin....
BUT problem is that here in NY there are just Way Too Many Yarns Shops within driving distance and it is a temptation that I just can not resist !!! Especially when some of them were having going out of Business sales..... No Really.. Could any real knitter in her right mind not have to build up her stash when the yarn is 50% OFF.... She would have to be Out of her Mind to not take advantage of such a " DEAL"...right???
When I go to Florida there is only one knit shop in Town and its a bit too expensive for my pockets.... Only if they have a SALE !!!!
So I have several NEW "KITS" now ready to go... I think I will be knitting well into my 100 's.....
This Blankie is an unusual color I know!!!! So Lets hope I don't get a comment about it like the " Nut" Sweater!!!! :)
Its a grey with white and the yarn sort of goes like thicker and thinner.... Its a NICE soft Alpaca , wool and acrylic mix... I bought this yarn about five years ago so I am really Happy that I finally used it.. Well ..Some of it... I still have four more skeins of it left... What do ya think?? maybe a scarf or two ????
For the Blanket I just did a wide garter border and stockinette for the rest of it.... Its about 40 X 40 ..... That should be enough to wrap around Little Samantha when its cold .....right!!!
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Friday, July 27, 2007

Sorry to bore you with all these photos BUT ... JUST LOOK AT THOSE BABY BLUES !!!!!!!!!

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The Beginning of a Little Top in size 12 months... It is an Oat Couture..BB209 " Simple Sacques".... The pattern calls for a size 4 and 8 needle..I found them to be too large for the way I knit ..So I am using a size 3 and 4 instead an still getting the size I want....
The yarn here is TLC Baby !!!!
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Cuddle Soft Blankie that I just finished for Sammi.....
My Son is going to visit them in five days so I am trying to get a few things done for him to take on the plane with him....
This Blankie was done all in Garter Stitch on a # 15 needle using R.H Baby Clouds !!!!
It is very cuddly............................
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Looks like MaMa was in The Pool and Sammi is getting her Shade from MaMa's Hat !!!!!

April wanted me to put this photo in because in the other one Samantha was moving her hands so much !!!....
Maybe she will be a Piano Player with those long Fingers..OR Maybe she will be a KNITTER like her Grammy!!!!
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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Want To Swap ????

I have a Full Bag of this Encore D.K Yarn in a Blue and Black colorspun ... There are 10 Skeins and they have 150 Yards in each...
I bought this to make Boys Sweaters but I am now making Girls Sweaters and would like to Trade them for an equivelent yarn but in a lighter color...
If you are interested please leave you email address along with a comment...
Thank You!!!
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Here Samantha is Wearing the Famous " NUT" Sweater.....
Now.. Doesn't the color look good on her :)
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Samantha is wearing a Pretty Pink Crochet Dress and Shoes that were made for her By My Friend Rindy!!! ..
Thank you Rindy... She Loves them !!!!
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Saturday, July 21, 2007

A Pink Baby Wrap for Samantha!!!! ........................................
I made this with a Fingeringweight yarn so it is really nice and light for her...
Last night I started a top in a light DK weight yarn and it seemed like I was knitting with worsted weight and big needles (they were a 6)..After working on fingering and size 2 needles it is so awkward to work with even a DK weight...But I'm sure it will go faster than the fingering...
I think now is the time to make something with that laceweight yarn I have so it won't seem much thinner than the fingering.. Only thing is I can't think of what to make with it.. I wanted to something like a laceweight little baby dress but I can't come up with anything just yet.. Guess I am just going to have to make up my own design for it!!!
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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Yes There is knitting content here !!!! Samantha is cuddled on a blankie I made her.. Actually it was a shwl that I made and sent it to My Daughter with some baby things and so she just assumed it was a blankie... hey!! Whatever Works, Right!!! :)

Now LookAt This Picture!!! Awwwwwwwwww.........Do You think she is going to be a "Singer" he he!!! ......She is Singing " OH Holy Night.....!!!
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Samantha just LOVES the yellow wrap sweater that her Grammy made for her!!!
I am now making her one in Pink!!!
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Thursday, July 12, 2007

I made a little pair of Capri's to match the Bolero....
I just didn't want to have one skein of the domino yarn left and I thought of this idea.... :)
The Capri's have a rib waiste but I also out a drawstring through it...
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Monday, July 09, 2007

It has been Perfect weather to take My Kayak out for a ride these days !!!!
I went out three time this week!!!
Next time I will bring my camera so I can take you on a tour!!!!
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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Here it is .....A 29 inch .. 8 and 3/4 pound Fluke...
Nice and FRESH.. Caught by My Son ..Tim.. or Better known as " The Legend"

All cleaned and filet by Bob... :) and ready to be cooked By " ME".....
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Friday, July 06, 2007

The pattern for this sweater is Tasias Cardigan by Cabin Fever... Its a one piece knit and one of My Favorites !!!
The sweater is plain and I added some interest to it with the novelty yarn :)
I used Pound Of Love for the Sweater !!!
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Thursday, July 05, 2007

She is All Dressed Up for Her Baby Shower !!!!!!
She got here so fast that the shower came after her ...LOL

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww Strawberry Samantha!!!!!

She is wearing her First Sweater made By Grammy!!!!
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LOL... After Samantha Read her Bib she took a nice Nap just knowing her Grandma LOVES her... Awwwwwwwwwwwwww ............. LOL
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