Sunday, February 15, 2015

I know better but I did it anyway...

Pipers Journey....and a journey it has been!

First let me begin by saying I received this pattern for my birthday last year
from my friend Andi over at My Sisters Knitter 
Thank you Andi!

It is a Quince & Company pattern (Andi knows me well :)
and
I ordered Quince & Company yarn (heavenly yarn)

now...had only they included a little note in my package that said

DON'T FORGET TO KNIT A SWATCH TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

they did not
so
i did not

i don't really blame Quince & Co., i know better...i really really do
i have only myself to blame  :(


this is pipers journey  take 1

pretty little bandanna don't ya think?
it's suppose to be a shawl
 ( it was a very little shawl)

i knew in my heart it was small but i thought it could be a nice scarf
(it was even little for a scarf!)

i had completed the pattern & thought hmmmmmm
the picture on the pattern wraps around her neck twice...
mine wrapped once, and barely that

the above picture is done
 except for the lace section which doesn't make it longer, only a few inches wider 
but i forged ahead & added the lace

(insert cuss words here)

(insert more cuss words here)

so gauge is important you say 
ok, i'll give this gauge thing a shot
suggested needle size 6....well you see how that worked out
so i tried size 7...nope
size 8...right on the money


this is pipers journey take two

it's already bigger than journey 1 and i'm only half way on the length

so lesson learned

gauge does matter

(take everything everyone ever told you about gauge & insert here)

to be continued....



~*~

Thursday, January 29, 2015

baby reed...


our son doug , our daughter in law ashlie & their daughter iris

welcomed "reed douglas" on december 25th

so precious is this little one











~joy~

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

the pixie is in the house :)

today turned out to be many things!
a snowday
a no work day
a no school day
a no volunteer day
a baking day
a "lets set up a playstore in the living room" day

we've had the first winter storm of 2015
several inches of snow followed by single digit temperatures 
brrrrrrrrrrr

sounds like a good reason to stay home
so stay home we did & the pixie came by to spend her snowday with us...yeah!!!!!


we baked flourless peanut butter cookies with kisses
it's paula deens recipe....super easy, gluton free & makes less than 2 dozen, so quick i tell ya!


then we set up a playstore for shopping


complete with shopping baskets



a discounted holiday department



and of course a check out girl

it was the best kind of day :)

how do you spend your snow days?

~*~






Wednesday, December 31, 2014

welcome little one~

*joy*


Reed Douglas was born to Douglas and Ashlie 
on
December twenty fifth, two thousand fourteen
seven pounds and ten ounces
nineteen and one half inches
at eight fifty seven am
he was greeted by his big sister Iris Grace

~*~ 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday shelden & abbey!!!

christmas pictures of our birthday girl & her loves



thanks much to our neighbor sandy for the use of her beautiful barn



kissy faces :)


*love*


~be still my heart~


love our little christmas pixie !


oh that little face :) always so full of joy this little one is~


our little nose wrinkler :)


they all thought the falling snow was the best fun!


let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


 birthday wishes to our grandson shelden


merry christmas to you and yours

~*~

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

in the house, on the needles & around the hill...

in the house was this little one for her very first overnight


we roasted marshmallows & hotdogs
nibbled on popcorn and m&m's 
and watched charlie brown thanksgiving

the next morning
the cousins & auntie joined us for
pancakes with chocolate chips & holiday bazaar shopping


oh those little faces  :)

on the needles
in the making is the softest ever little cocoon
waiting for the arrival of the newest little
due december 26th


baby alpaca


my make-do yarn swift when the hubs isn't home


yarn winder found at the flea market for $2.00!


and on the hill in november we are blessed with beautiful sunsets


what's making you happy?

~*~