Friday Finds!

The nice weather continues as the month of July begins to wind down.

It has been such an exciting and special July for me  because I became a grandmother (but please call me Nana) for the very first time!  I can’t tell you how it feels to hold your grandchild and look into those beautiful eyes – knowing that your family has grown in the most wonderful way!  Meet my grandson!

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Each day that I see him, he grows and becomes this little personality all his own.   He sleeps so peacefully and will sometimes smile about something only he knows about. His tiny lips and nose are perfect and his cheeks are so full and round.  I cherish each and every time I spend with him.  I am so lucky!

So, with all that baby-holding – my knitting has suffered a little (lol, ok a lot, not that I really mind!)  Please notice that adorable knitted hat that my grandson is wearing!  You know, a person (like me) dreamed of knitting a hat (like that) for a grandson like mine!!

Happy knitting,

Nancy

Friday Finds!

Happy friday and hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather!

Plan on telling you what I have been up to recently and what exciting news I have, but first need to just say a quick hello and hope y’all have been doing great!

I have been doing some knitting though I have been pretty busy. Still working on some quick scarf Christmas gifts – pictures to come later.

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Enjoy your weekend with family and friends – there’s nothing like it!

Happy knitting,

Nancy

Happy Almost 4th of July!

Here we are at the beginning of another month with great expectations on the days to come!  There will be fireworks and family time and, thankfully, great weather for the great northeast!

I have been able to take puppy out on short walks again and I know that both he and I are enjoying that time together.  I don’t have to listen to quite as much crying and howling as I leave the house to venture out on my own.  So, the other night while walking I took this picture of some beautiful looking flowers!  Maybe some day I would take those photography classes and really take some awesome pictures!  Such a great pastime – taking a moment in time and capturing it!  Dare I say – very cool!!

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Though I have put baby knitting aside for now (just for a short time), I am continuing my idea to knit some Christmas gifts that will be given this coming holiday.  They are a quick and easy way to produce something that someone could use and appreciate come the colder weather.  So, I found this really fun yarn called, Patons ColorWul.  The color is called Bloom, and as you can see there are many great colors in it!  It is bulky yarn, so it will knit up fast and with it being 100% wool, you know that it will keep you warm.

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I was thinking of using a pattern that I saw on Purl Bee that makes the ends curl on purpose, adding to the fun and carefree feeling of the yarn.  The scarf is called Confetti Scarf.

Happy knitting,

Nancy

Friday Catch-up!

Happy to say it’s Friday!  The weekend is upon us and time to have some much needed relaxation, or time to get things done around the house and; don’t forget to wish those dad’s in your life a Happy Father’s Day!

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I started knitting a scarf the other day with my Noro yarn called Obi, which includes so many colors; such as bright pink, turquoise, burnt orange and celery green.  Almost too many to name.  Really don’t want to think about the next season that is ahead of us, but what can I say, you have to start sometime!  Take a look!

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Also, puppy continues to feel better and now little by little is traveling up and down the stairs.  Hopefully, he will not hurt his back again, but since he is such an active dog, I do worry that he might.  I don’t want him to be in pain like that ever again.  Here is another great picture of him sitting on the front steps – just enjoying the outside for a change! Such a cutie!

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

Friday FInds!

This has been a crazy week – the temperatures have dipped where it was down right chilly!  Now, thankfully, we are experiencing moderate temperatures in the 70’s.

Puppy is definitely feeling better and thinks he is ready for the stairs!  According to the vet – he should stay on one floor for one more week.  Not sure I can make it since Puppy has decided to wake me up between 3:30 and 4:00am with constant barking!  I really think it’s because he has never really been on a different floor than me – I stay with him – but as soon as I leave (like to shower or do the dishes) he starts in again.  Honestly, it’s exhausting!!

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But, I do have to say that I am soooo glad that he is feeling better!  He gave me quite a scare!

Anyway,  as you know, I love Pinterest and Ravelry!  Both sites offer tons of knitting ideas!  Sometimes, I like to just look around for new ideas and definitely wish I had more time to tackle some of the great patterns.  I found this on in beautiful scarf on Ravelry and thought I would share it with you.

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

Friday Finds!

Happy Friday and say good-bye to May and hello to June!

Time to start those summer knits!

First,  think happy thoughts for my puppy who is suffering right now with what I believe is a muscle strain.  He has had this once before after jumping off the couch and I have to tell you, this time it is a lot worse.  He just looks at me with those big brown eyes that tell me he is a hurting puppy.  :( I have gotten meds for him from the vets – just hope they give him relief soon!  It’s so hard – I want him to be his old self again!

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Though it’s hard to think about right now, I continue to  work on my color-tipped scarf from Purlbee.  I have added the third color with is called, Dusty Purple by Lion Brand Yarns.

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

Its been a little while since my last post so I have a few things to share with you.  Like many of us, spring is a time for all kinds of activities, showers, wedding, and just getting out there to enjoy the (finally!) nice weather.  That’s why, best guy and I took a sunday drive to one of the most beautiful parks around.  It was a hot, sunny day at Saratoga Spa State Park and we just brought a blanket, lunch and sat and watched the people go by!  It was very relaxing!

FullSizeRender-149 I also needed to show you part of my great Mother’s Day gift from daughter.  Besides the day together with the whole family, she always comes up with the thoughtful gift, even when she has so much on her plate – I so appreciate it!  Here is a picture of the roving wool that she got me to use in my felting projects.  I can’t wait to felt something and I need to do it soon!

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And, lastly, I have (crazy as it sounds) decided to work on some Christmas gifts because I never seem to leave enough time to complete them?  I thought I would make a larger version of the Color Tipped Scarf from PurlBee.  It is a fun and easy project and I know when the weather turns to – you know what – I will have a couple gifts done!

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

Friday FInds!

I guess we skipped spring and went right to summer!  Today it’s going to be in the 80s.  I don’t know about you, but I happen to like spring-the mild temperatures, the light breeze, finally getting out and enjoying the pleasant weather, looking at all the flowers and trees that are beginning to grow and bud.  Not that I can do much about it-just saying!

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I found this really cute Cap Sleeve Lattice Top on Purlbee – just right for this warm, warm weather.  I like the style that can be worn with those cute skirts out there or just your favorite pair of jeans!  Enjoy!

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

Friday FInds!

Growth is happening all around us!

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I thought for this Friday Find, I would show off a finished project of mine. This is a blanket I made for a very special  little package due in July!  Can’t wait!!

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I really didn’t have a pattern for this blanket.  I used a garter stitch and single crocheted the edges with a worsted weight yarn called Linen by Lion Brand. The body of the blanket is in a slate blue/grey color from Berroco Weekend.   I wanted this blanket to be washable and wearable. I love the simplicity of it.  I know that I was inspired by Purlbee styling.  They have beautiful patterns, yarn, and great ideas!

Happy knitting,

Nancy

Friday Finds!

Ok, so the weather is still cloudy and very windy.  I know the calendar says spring – but the northeast is never predictable!  So, I really like this shawl that I found on Ravelry.  The colors are vibrant and will keep you covered during those windy days!  The pattern is a free download and looks very playful.

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This is will go in my bucket list too!

Happy knitting,

Nancy