Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Fall Days Yarn Along



I finally made it to the fabric store to buy materials to finish Millie's In Threes.  I was on the fence about whether to improvise and do some cross-stitch across the yoke and if so, whether to do one row, two rows, the hem...  Last night I just jumped in and I really like the effect.  I will do just the one row so it doesn't get too busy. Purple, being her favorite color, was my first color choice and I like this shade - kind of lilac.  The buttons are from Joann's (and I added the last two buttons after I took this picture) and the thread is DMC Pearl Cotton.   I am also still working on the Vanilla diaper soaker with Quince & Co. Lark that I mentioned last week; it is my first project with a provisional cast-on and short rows, so I guess I learned a couple new skills in a very basic project. 

I have started a fun October read -Dracula!  I have never read it and don't even really know the plot.  I thought about listening to it via the Craftlit podcast but since the only time I really get to listen to the podcast right now is late at night as I drift off to sleep... I decided that wasn't the best way to read it.  I also picked up Because of Winn Dixie at the library last week but haven't started it yet - it's been a busy week!

This week has been busy and knitting has taken a backseat to other seasonal activities.  Kingdom Kids (the after-school program Jesse leads that meets in our Clubhouse next door to our house) started up last week and I have had the privilege of working with the kids one afternoon a week which I am loving to do.

Lots of long sleeves and handknits around here this week since the weather has begun to crisp up and turn. Long afternoon naps and sleepy wake-up eyes, baby all over the place as she gets so close to true crawling, and  snuggling on the couch with library picture books.  






10 comments:

  1. Ummmm...do I really see red hair on wee Rosie??? :) Love the sweater--your finishing touches are perfect. And oh I want to kiss those little faces. xoxoxo

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    1. Everyone keeps asking that and I just don't think it's much more than reddish highlights! And thanks, I think the cross stitch turned out really sweet and just something to make it a little different!

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  2. I love the sweater! I never thought to do some embroidery like that! Love it!!! The pictures of your girls are so sweet!!

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    1. Thanks! I am so pleased with how it turned out and really inordinately proud of myself for the unusual burst of creativity that caused it. haha!

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  3. I love the way your In Threes turned out...how original of you to add the purple stitches!

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    1. Thanks! I am loving it too so you'd think it would be blocked and worn by now... but no... we're poking along over here these days!

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  4. I really like those purple stitches. It really adds a personal touch. I'm never that creative.

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  5. Cute little sweater ~ the cross-stitch is just perfect!
    Adorable children:-)
    God bless,
    Anne♥

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  6. Purple is my daughter's fav color too. Love the stitching on the collar!

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  7. I love the cross-stitch on your beautiful sweater! The children are adorable also. Sleepy children always are.

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