Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Its Been Awhile..and I've been Knitting Socks

It's really been awhile since I've popped in and posted. I didn't mean to be gone so long, but there have been some issues with my new grand son, Henry. He is now 5 months old and will be having kidney surgery when he turns 1, in the meantime it's been a lot of back and forth helping my daughter.
I haven't been without knitting, in fact, I am making my very first pair of socks and I must say I am quite liking it a lot. I really never saw the purpose in making socks since they are so easy to purchase and often at fair pricing. However, once I started I understood and have quickly become addicted. They may not look like much in the photographs and can assure they are nearly done with the exception of sewing the toes close. I can see making many more pairs down the road. These where done with Red Heart/Heart and Sole yarn. I thought I might try them first and then go to a more quality yarn although these are pretty darn comfortable, not to heavy and breathable. The pattern was a bit tricky as most Bernat Patterns often turn out that way. There is a YouTube video by Sandy Davis which really helped a ton, explained very well and video taped nicely. Sandy uses Bernat Sox yarn which is a bit heavier on size 3 needles. I used the same pattern with the Red Heart/Heart and Sole yarn on size 2 needles made them a bit longer both at the cuff down and along the foot. I used the size Medium following the pattern and love them. Again I measured my foot and adjust them to the proper length and made them so they bunch up at the ankle. I like my socks that way which are hard to find. As soon as I sew up the toes and weave in the ends I will pop back with a photograph wearing them.
I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Christmas...and will enjoy the same for the New Year.
Thank you so very much for following along with me, it really has meant a lot to me. Happy New Year to all dear friends.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Simply Stunning...

My grand daughter, Emma, had her photo session at the studio "Heart of Me Photography" and this is Emma in the cape I made for her...Be still my <3 she is one gorgeous little girl...then again I am grammie...then again I stand by what I said!
Look for more things to pop up, that I have been knitting or crocheting, in the next week.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Tiny Visitor

I had a little visitor grand daughter Emma, 18 months old she is amazing. I am so delighted and grateful for every see your genetic roots carry on is one incredible thing to have happen in life.

Her cape was complete, it took me forever to decide what buttons. Back and forth, I just kept placing 5 different possibilities trying to decided what look suited Emma and the cape. Finally I decided on detailed metal buttons for a bit of a vintage appearance. When her dad, my son, Aaron slipped it on her we just fell in love. A cape on a little one is truly something you don't see everyday. When she stood up it was the perfect length. I am satisfied as was her mom and dad. Now I will work one in a soft pink and this time add armholes. I left one button out from the original four, I am glad I did it made a huge difference in how it hung on her tiny shoulders. This pattern is called the  Isla Cape on Ravelry by Mel Clark. It's incredible easy and so much fun to knit. I did Emma's in a 2 Toddler and in Cascade 220 Heather 2441. Currently I am working on the head bands in an earlier post.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Emma Cape Complete

I finally finished my grand daughter, Emma's cape. Despite 3 buttons that have to added later tonight. I am going out to pick them out, I wanted to wait until it was complete.

I really enjoyed making this cape and plan on making another one this winter for Emma in spring, only this time I plan on adding armholes. I made this using Cascade 220 Heathers 2441 and love the way the yarn worked on the needles. I am a Cascade fan without a doubt. I think the tag added a bit of a keepsake charm. Don't you agree? Nothing is better than handmade especially when it's from grandma!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Earflap Headband

I am nothing than spontaneous, popping in and out, going here and there, whenever the moment grabs me. Since the last time I posted I've been doing a bit of knitting, feels so good to be doing so. In fact, oddly enough the weather here in North East Ohio has been nothing other then beautiful, warm, and so very sunny, and nice. The weather unusually warm, trees just turning gorgeous colors, the sun shinning it's just beautiful outside.

So why then am I knitting instead of spending time outside...the knitting, is going on at night. Since the time rolled back... I guess I have to....rolled right back in the chair and have been knitting away.
I am currently working this pattern, one of many, I clip out of magazines and put in folders. This one  I had to try...sometimes the weather is just cool enough to cover the ears and it's great for my long hair when it's up in a ponytail. Yes, I do wear ponytails and my hair is much longer now then in my bio photograph. 

The earflap headband is made using Cascade Venezia Worsted yarn and quite expensive. Since I have such a large shelving unit of yarn... I decide to try it using a Lion Brand tweed. This is just a trial knitting...I always like to do this, for me, the second and so on always turn out the best. All I know it sure looks better then typical ear muffs, and, it's so fashionable.
 Don't you agree?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A New Beginning

Welcome to my new blog home...a fresh start, a new beginning, into more of what I love. Knitting, crocheting and photography. These are all shot with a Canon EOS T3i. I am not new to photography, however, I am new to shooting nature. Which I am loving tremendously.

I hope you will follow along, with this, my new adventure. Please stop back and watch, even interact, as this little blog grows.