Sunday, March 16, 2014


I have been sidetracked. I guess that happens when you have numerous knit and crochet projects going at the same time. My I Promise You Pineapples Shawl, pattern by Justyna Kacprzak and available free on Ravelry has been laid to the side. It only needs to be blocked but I have just been too busy to do it. This is why.

I Promise You Pineapples #2. My sister Jane Ellen's birthday was the week before last and I needed to Block this shawl for her first. This pattern is so easy and fun. I am sentimental about the pineapple pattern because my grandparents made a lot of them. The only thing I wished was this shawl was a little larger. It is more like a shawlette. But I am very pleased with it and Jane Ellen was too.

The yarn is I Love This Yarn Sportweight in Ivory #20. Size J crochet hook. I am sure I will be using this pattern again. I am thinking of using worsted weight next time to experiment with size difference. I highly recommend this pattern.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Little Things

A ride in the park.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Scout!

Today is Scout's birthday. Unbelievably she turned 5. Where has the time gone?

I have not posted much knit or crochet lately because most of what I have been working on has been for gifts. Back last year Scout thought she would have another Halloween birthday party. Yeah, in March. The kid loves Halloween. But she decided first Spider Girl and then changed to a three tiered rainbow sprinkle cake. Allison is great with cakes so that is what Scout got. At gift time she opened this:

It is a Halloween afghan pattern from Red Heart. I finished it way before the change in party themes. But she still loves Halloween and I am sure will love covering up with it on the couch.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Thanks to Norma Meatheringham for this great picture and quote. Love it.