Friday, August 31, 2012

8-31-2012 Happy Hippo

Happy Hippo...
I'm crocheting my granddaughter
some amigurumi dolls 
to match the ones on her crib quilt.
Here is the first one finished.

I have a tiger, zebra, lion, elephant and turtle to go...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

8-30-2012 Once in a Blue Moon

Well, it's not really blue,
but it IS the second full moon this month,
and DH & I spent the evening outdoors
with a cool breeze under the blue moon, 
sipping wine and enjoying our fire pit.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

8-29-2012 Mia

Mia received her cat today
(see 8-24-2012 post)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

8-28-2012 AWESOME Gift!!!

This past weekend
my dear S-I-L
gave me this AWESOME gift!!!
This denim bag was handmade
by my S-I-L and nieces,
and is PERFECT for toting around
all my knitting projects!
Thank you sooooooooooo much!

8-27-2012 Dutch Kitty Rescue

While on our road trip this past weekend
I knitted this stylized kitten...
or as the pattern calls it,
a knitten!
I already have a recipient in mind...

8-26-2012 BFF

Today DH & I attended church with our BFFs
and went out to lunch together...
tried this restaurant for the first time...
it was delightful
(and very busy!).

8-25-2012 One Shoe, Two Shoe...

One Shoe, Two Shoe,
Red Shoe, Blue Shoe...
Today we drove to Nebraska
and enjoyed a small family get-together
at the home of DH's sister!
It was wonderful seeing everyone there!

8-24-2012 Beans

Beans the Cat...
for a 2 year old
with whom I eat breakfast
on Wednesday mornings.  

Thursday, August 23, 2012

8-23-2012 Mystery Pattern

This past week I've been trying to help my friend Lesa
decipher this knitting pattern...
I think it is a variation of
the Feather & Fan pattern.

8-22-2012 Fire

Enjoyed our fire pit this evening.

8-21-2012 Breakfast in a Blender


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

8-20-2012 Twosome to see BOTH my grandbabies
and their parents this weekend!

Life is good!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

8-15-2012 Stingray

Couldn't resist whipping up 
this cute little guy
this morning!

8-14-2012 Sock Monkey's a work in progress...
still knitting the tail.
A fun way to use up the leftover yarn
from the baby sweaters I knit earlier, yes?!?!?!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

8-13-2012 One Month

Happy One month birthday
dear grandson!
Can't wait to see you this coming weekend!

8-12-2012 SeaHorse

 Two sides of the same SeaHorse

8-11-2012 Mini Kitty

I crocheted this mini kitty
for the LYS, Knit & Knot
at "Sit and Knit" last night...
another shop denizen.  :*)

8-10-2012 Scott Joplin

As much as I love Scott Joplin ragtime music,
I won't miss this sound once summer is over
and the neighborhood kiddos are back in school!

8-9-2012 Magic Loop

My first attempt at learning the "Magic Loop" 
method of circular knitting.
I think I've got it! Yea!
This method of knitting in the round
is great when you have small diameter tubes to knit...
like fingers on gloves, 
or these arms for my sock monkey!

8-8-2012 Sunset over Corn

My view this evening...
the clouds were so pretty!
They remind me that I need to look UP more often!

8-7-2012 Cool Cats

I use a size E crochet hook for the one on the right...
and a size F crochet hook for the one on the left...
the left one was definitely bigger!

Monday, August 6, 2012

8-6-2012 Two Hoodies

Today I finished knitting
my two "Easy Baby Cardigans"
by Knitting Pure and Simple
for my two new grandbabies to wear this fall/winter/next spring!
I found the pattern to be well written
and very easy to follow.  :*)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

8-5-2012 Top Secret!

This morning I just finished knitting
a BSJ for a baby due in September 
in the San Francisco area.
This yarn reminded me of the SF area...
the red for the Golden Gate Bridge,
the aqua blue for the waters of the San Francisco Bay,
the greens for the vineyards
in which the parents to be were married,
the brown for the fertile soils in CA
that grow so much of our fruits and vegetables!
I know they are not the 'traditional' colors of a baby sweater
(pink or blue)
but I hope the new parents will like it anyway!
Grandma, I know you check my blog on occasion,
so this is top secret!!!
Don't show this to them until AFTER they get it! Ha.

8-4-2012 RAIN!!!

Today was the first rain we have had 
in several MONTHS
here in our corner of Iowa!!!
We have been experiencing extreme drought,
so the ground is hard as concrete right now
and this will all probably run off instead of soak in...
but I'm so happy to see and smell rain again!

Friday, August 3, 2012

8-3-2012 Roll Over

My 3 month old granddaughter
has learned to roll over
from her back to her front!
She does it non-stop!
As soon as you put her on her back
she will flip over.
Now if only she could figure out 
how to roll back over onto her back!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

8-2-2012 Pink Fish

After finishing work on my most recent BSJ,
I knit up this pink fish
at last night's "Sit & Knit."
She will be a Knit & Knot shop denizen.

8-1-2012 Great Summer Give-Away!!!

While at Wednesday morning breakfast
with my gal pals from church,
one of them came in with a bag of
freshly picked cukes and tomatoes to give away!
Now that's what I call
"The Great Summer Give-Away!"
Thank you so much, Diane!
Lunch was on you!