Friday 3 FO 3

The 3rd time is a charm, right? Well than this is just as charming as it can be. Yes, another P057 pattern has been completed. Now I have to move onto baby boy patterns as there are 3 boys coming in the next 4 months! And then one unknown to finish out the baby boom in November. But for now I give you, Charming.

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Still with the Ella Rae Cozy yarn

image The buttons are actually orange with the pink center, just love them!

This sweater will be winging it’s way to the east coast soon, knowing it will be stashed away for a year or two until the little princess can fit into it. I have now made all 3 sizes from the pattern and can say they are all just adorable! If you are interested, I did make mods on this one. There is an issue with the lace version that just rubbed me the wrong way so I noted the changes I made on my Rav project page. 

Now on to the next knit. Annis from Knitty using this yarn. I have no idea when or where I picked this up, but with 2 other skeins similar in color I am using this to make a shawl for a friend. But now that I gaze on it in cake form, I want to keep it!!!!

Soft limey green and denim blue

And just because he got left out the other day, the old dog is no stranger to the pampered life.

Blankets AND pillows!

Now head out for the party places! You know you want to. Here, here, and here.

3rd times a charm when WIPping.

I love this pattern, but on the lace version there has to be a mistake. The instructions don’t have you knit over the short row made with row 5. You should knit to the end of the row after finishing the instructions for row 5. This time I am following my intuition and doing that.

Ready to start the right sleeve

Thank you all for the kind thoughts and prayers. The issues at hand are still in limbo, but calm has been restored to some of them, so going forward those affected are a little more positive. College Girl is still in Spain, so continued prayers for her are greatly appreciated!!

Soon I will be less lonely at home. Diva Girl will be done with school this week, so prayers for a job would help out here. She has applied at tons of places and no go. Hoping something opens up soon. I just might go crazy if I have too many people sharing my days with me. College Girl will also needs a job once she gets home, but she has a few prospects to follow up on. Fingers crossed there also. It’s not like I would mind having them around more, but the endless I’m bored, I’m broke, I’m hungry will drive me crazy! I get enough of it from this guy!!!!

OK, so not the broke part, but definitely the
I’m bored, pet me, pet me, throw me the ball!!!!

That was the view I had one day as I was easing into the morning. It’s a sweet face, but the constant begging for attention does get old. Especially since once I pet hism, big brother decides he needs attention too.

OK, head over to the link parties and have some fun!!! I know I will.

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Mid-May Recap

Getting some of this stash knit up this month, little by little. And it helps that I haven’t bought any to reverse the reduction. So, the numbers reveal…

Month to Date:
Knit – 655 yards 2 skeins
Bought – 0 yards 0 skeins!!

Going good so far.

Year to Date:
Knit – 4195 yards 18 skeins
Bought – 7038 yards 25 skeins

Eek! I am 2843 yards and 7 skeins in the hole! I gotta knit faster! I am doing better at not buying as much this year. OK, so I’ve only bought 441 less yards this year. Too bad I have knit 2384 yards less also. I really gotta knit faster!

In the finishing race I have 1 item done so far and another close to done, so 16 for the year. Plans for the rest of the month include another shawl and 1-2 more baby items. And then in June it’s knit for me time!! I mean it! I will have 2 more baby items to do, but I have all summer to get them done, so no rush on those.

May Goals:

  1. Mother’s Day Shawl for my Mom
  2. Finish current baby sweater
  3. Start and finish Annis Shawl
  4. Knit baby vest 1 and 2

Better get back to it, these knits don’t knit themselves. If only I had Molly Weasley’s knitting needles!!!