Wednesday, March 7, 2012

On my needles...

This photo of my handsome youngest son was taken on Easter morning 2011...see the vest he's wearing? Of course he outgrew it as soon as the last strand of yarn was woven in (notice the length in the photo); 12 year old boys have a way of doing that. Sigh.


I'm in the process of remaking it so that he can wear it again this year. I've got the back completely redone and am slowly working on the front (which I've had to tear out now twice -- ugh!). Lord willing, I've got the sizing right to allow for at least a little growth this time.


Thankfully, Easter is still over four weeks away, so I've got plenty of time. :)   And when I'm not cozying up to my wood stove with my knitting (yes, it's still very much winter here), I've been doing a little reading...


...and looking forward to spring. :)

Crocheting? Knitting? What projects are you working on these days? Join me over at Ginny's:

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  1. The vest looks very nice...and those books, we happen to have the same ones my friend :)
    m.

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    1. I knew you were a kindred spirit. :)

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  2. What a gorgeous sweater! Definitely worth the re-do! Happy Yarn Along Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks and welcome, Victoria. :)

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  3. What a handsome young man in that handsome sweater. I am sure it will be very much liked by him and all the effort that mom has put into it. And look at that wonderful stack of books and a seed catalog! Ohh that reminds me I pulled some seed packages aside for you. I need to email you a list or tell you what I have on Friday.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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    1. Looking forward to getting some dirt under my fingernails SOON. It's just about time for us to be starting some seed indoors (this weekend, Lord willing), so I'm looking forward to talking "garden" with you on Friday. :)

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  4. Happy to have found your blog! What a handsome son...and a talented momma! Love the vest...what a blessing you can work on it again and he can enjoy it this Easter too. I am working on a small cross-stitch project and ready to be finished so I can choose something else. I'm thinking of stitching a Precious Moments piece next. I am also reading a couple of books. One on Vitamin D and its importance in reducing health problems such as inflammation, diabetes, etc. Another is an Amish fiction book by Beth Wiseman.

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    1. Welcome, Sherry, thanks for your kind words. :) Sounds like a couple of interesting books you're reading; I'm always interested in the topic of health. Enjoy your cross-stitching! Many blessings, ~Lisa

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  5. Handsome son and lovely vest! Your skills are amazing! I can not go back and rework something. I have the hardest time with that, finding my place I mean, if that makes sense...

    I am working on knitting a Kindle cover and sewing some skirts and blouses for the girls, bottle feeding baby goats and I have baby chicks in the kitchen floor... and I cleaned the pantry, made a stock up list, and am working on my canning plans. Bought some seed potatoes and onion sets, waiting on the "tractor man" to plow my garden...

    On the book front, I just finished Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto. I have Backyard Homestead and love it!! I learn so much everytime I pick it up. I see the Just in Case book. Do you like it. I am thinking of ordering it.

    Sonia

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    1. You are one busy woman, Sonia! We're enjoying a sunny, somewhat warm (50's-ish) afternoon today, so I just came in from taking a photo inventory of our property -- so much work to do!! I did see a few signs that spring is just around the corner, and for that I am thankful. :) I've learned quite a bit from "Just in Case" and highly recommend it; ditto on the Backyard Homestead. Blessings!

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    2. Ordered Just in Case on the Kindle. Haven't started it but may have to buy a hard copy if it's as good as Backyard Homestead.

      And yay! Spring!

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  6. It is great that you had enough yarn to expand his vest. Amazing how fast boys can grow...lol...and girls for that matter. My son is still hanging on to one I made for him several years ago. He's no wider around, but a good 5 inches taller...lol. Of course, I have no yarn to expand it unless I add a stripe or two.

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    1. They do grow fast, don't they. I am sooo thankful I hung on to the leftover yarn from Daniel's vest; I figured it would be cheaper and easier to tear it out and add on that to make a new one from scratch. Cheaper, yet. Easier? Maybe not so much. :)

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  7. Oh, that photo made me giggle...LOVE it! I've just found Duluth Trading Company for "Trim Fit Extra Long" t-shirts for my 6'2" Bryan who is skinny as a rail...I could NEVER get a shirt to look like anything but that vest of yours in the length on him until now! Knitting and sewing still have to wait a bit for me...but there are 2 afghans planned, one is started (a year ago..*blush* while confessing).

    Blessings,
    Lori

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  8. Lori, I will have to check it out. The boy is growing like a weed and might even pass me up by Easter. Honestly, I am praying the vest still fits him by then... ~Lisa

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  9. Oh I love that vest! I SO could not rework something - I would just sigh and give up! LOL
    12 year olds sprout fast, don't they?
    Here's hoping you get it done in time for Easter.
    Blessings
    Karen

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment, Karen. :) They do sprout quickly... ~Lisa

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  10. It's looking good, Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!

    Those look like some great books. I'm reading a book my daughter just bought me~ Kisses from Katie. Have you heard of it? It's a book written by a 23 year old girl who has been living and ministering in Uganda since she graduated from high school-and has herself adopted 8 (9?) girls! Some half her age! Amazing autobiography...

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    1. That book sounds quite inspiring; amazing, isn't it, what one person can do when we follow the Lord's leading? I do think I've heard of the title before, but I can't recall when or where, will have to see if I can get myself a copy for summer reading. :) Hope your family is well, Pamela. Take care, my friend. :) ~Lisa

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  11. Hi Lisa,
    I love, love, love the vest! And what a handsome young man! So I have decided that you need to move close to me to teach how to knit and to give my family a steady supply of those yummy-looking muffins that you make. ;) My current projects? Planning our garden (we've already planted 4 rows of peas. Yay!), making quilted potholders, and making a log cabin quilt wall hanging. And I, too, am looking forward to spring! :)
    Have a blessed day, friend!

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    1. Alrighty then, I'll get to packing. ;) Is the rest of your family able to eat grains? I've not ever had to go without them unless I was trying to eat low-carb, and we don't have anyone in the house who needs to avoid gluten, so I've never had to bake or try to adjust any of my recipes to be gluten/grain free. Thanks so much for your sweet words, Lisa. You're way ahead of me in the garden dept. -- I was just out yesterday taking photos of our property for "before" shots. Our garden needs quite a bit of work...

      Praying blessings upon your day! ~Lisa :)

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    2. I'm the only one who has to eat gluten free. (The only grain that I'm allowed to eat is rice.) And it is oh so hard to smell homemade bread baking and not be able to eat any of it. But it's getting a little easier each day.
      Looking forward to "watching" your garden progress. :)
      Hope you're having a blessed day!

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  12. Now that's something I haven't done... adding to an outgrown knit. I can certainly see why he would want it modified. It's wonderful!

    Blessings, Debbie

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