Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tending my yarn garden...



Finally! The shawl from long, long ago is finished. Many thanks to my wonderful husband for snapping some photos for me. :)  Isn't all that moss (that is supposed to be our lawn) lovely? We do, in fact, live in a rain forest.

As for the adorable baby sweater, it's the first (and surely not the last) project I'll be making for my first grandbaby who is due in mid-June. Life is good!

Yes, I know this is a rather non-descriptive post, and yes, I know I don't have a photo with my current reading. Curious? Still the Bible, still Pride and Prejudice, still Beautiful Girlhood, still Mr. Pipes, and still The Scarlett Letter. Bedtime reading has been slow since the husband and I have discovered Downton Abbley (just finished season two -- ssshhhhh! Don't give anything away!!)

I'm trying to keep my Ravelry page up-to-date -- sort of a promise to myself -- the shawl is there, but the sweater is not...yet. Later this week, I hope.

 So what's growing in your yarn garden? What books are you reading? Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's & Tami's :)

~Lisa

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  1. Both are so beautiful Lisa :)

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    1. Loving those stripes on your stockinette socks, Karen. Thanks for the kind words here. :)

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  3. Beautiful work, you must be proud on your shawl. Hope you enjoy wearing it!

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    1. Proud, yes, I guess so. :) So thankful to have it off my needles! Thanks for visiting. :)

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  4. As you probably know, I definitely like Downton Abbey. The day season 3 came, Charis was sick and just wanted to sit and be cuddled ALL DAY LONG. So, we watched 4 episodes that day.

    The shawl is lovely, as well as the cardigan. :)

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    1. So, we're starting season 3 on Monday, I think...can't wait. The most we've watched is two episodes, but then it does get late and the alarm goes off about 5 a.m. -- yawn! :) Wouldn't it be fun to watch an episode together, knitting needles in hand and with a warm cup of tea to sip on?

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  5. What a beautiful shawl.

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  6. Oh I love your shawl, it is so lovely! And what a precious baby sweater. They are so fun to make, aren't they? Babies are the perfect models for all our hand knit hard work!

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    1. Cannot wait to see this sweater on the baby!! 'Twill be perfect indeed. :)

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  7. Ha ha, Lisa! We were on a "catch up with Seasons 1 & 2 of Downton" as well, LOL! I won't tell any secrets ;-) Did you watch this last season on PBS? We got started with it, and that's when we said, "we've got to watch the whole thing!"

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! A Grandbaby! That is so very exciting, and I am super happy for you! I only dream about that for now. Can't imagine the thrill.

    Your shawl is beautiful! Once we're done with all this real-estate-stuff that's eating me alive now and for the next 5 months or more, perhaps, I hope to knit a shawl for myself for next fall and winter. More than likely I won't wear it until 2014, LOL!

    Your muffins are calling to me...I've been wanting to see how my Einkorn wheat does as a pastry flour, perhaps today will be the day!

    Sorry I haven't been commenting too often...I read every post, sometimes I'm just so tired and overwhelmed that I just can't find it in me to leave comments. But today, it's early...

    :-D Have a lovely day, Grandma!

    Blessings,
    Lori

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    1. We've watched all the episodes on dvd as we have no tv reception here in Dole Valley -- no cable, no nothing. Amazing, isn't it? All our media is through the Internet, the radio, or via the son and daughter-in-law's netflix. :) They have season 3 which we'll begin watching next week in an attempt to catch up so we can watch season 4 (I believe there will be a season 4...) episode by episode like everyone else. :)

      Thanks for your sweet words about my knitting...such a joy to work with my hands, and such a gift from God this twisting of yarn over sticks is...

      Blessings to you, dear friend! ~Lisa :)

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    2. Making your Easy Peasy Cinnamon Roll Muffins today! Bryan mixed up the crumbly topping for me :-) Batter is resting, and we're drooling already! 1/2 hour to drizzle and eats!
      {{{HUGS}}},
      Lori
      PS: I would LOVE IT if our TV was just a non-entity. We went TV-free a few years back and it was great :-) But it's here again. We don't watch very much, but it's nice that the old shows like "Leave it to Beaver" and "Andy Griffith" are on!

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    3. Hope those muffins turned out well for you, Lori. :) Did you use the new flour (can't remember what it's called...)? Andy Griffith is one of our family's favorites! The kids even like them; so many good characters!

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  8. That little sweater is darling!

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  9. Congratulations on the expected little one! What a blessing! Your knitting is absolutely lovely as well.

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    1. Thanks! We look forward to her birth and can't wait to see that sweater on her. :)

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  10. Everything is lovely!

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  11. Love the shawl and the little sweater is just adorable!

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  12. The shawl is amazing! love it! and the baby sweater is sweet :)

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  13. Your shawl is beautiful. So lacy and delicate.

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  14. That baby sweater is oh so very sweet!

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words. :)

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  15. How beautiful! Love the color of the sweater--wish it was my size, ha!

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    1. I'll bet one could figure out how to do the Lilianna sweater for adults...let me know if you give it a try! chuckle. :)

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  16. That shawl - it's the first shawl I knitted, in bamboo. Yours is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Leslie. :) My first shawl as well, and it won't be my last since I have two projects from Stitches just waiting to be cast on. :) Do you still wear your bamboo shawl?

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    2. I still wear it, love the drape...now I have shawl-ites, always have one or two on the needles.:)

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  17. Your knitted things are beautiful! Congratulations on that sweet grand-baby!

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    1. Thanks, Keri! Can't wait to see that sweater on the baby. :)

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  18. Lovely! You always do such beautiful work.

    Blessings!

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  19. Both of those things were really, really beautiful Mrs. Seifert. :) Though, not nearly as beautiful as the model. ;) Love ya!
    -Jessica

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  20. Oh they turned out BEA U TI FUL! And don't worry about trying to keep up with the Jones' when it comes to reading. I purposely don't join in on meme's b/c I tend to read slow so I don't put any pressure on myself in that department. [o= But I do have some show and tell in the yarn department. ((grin)) So I will try to take some pics tomorrow and maybe get up a post b/c you inspired me! Yes, I still need to get things loaded on ravelry too. All in good time.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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    1. Ah, thanks, Mary. :) About being behind on my reading, I just haven't done much at bedtime of late due to watching Downton w/ Dan. No pressure at all to keep up with anyone...I love to read and get in plenty during the day during read aloud time with the kids! Can't wait to see what you've been up to; let me know when you've posted onto Ravelry. :) ~Lisa

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  21. I love both the shawl and baby sweater and would like to try knitting both. Are the patterns available anywhere?

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    1. You can find links to both patterns through my Ravelry page (the link is in the 2nd to the last paragraph of my post or on my sidebar). Enjoy!

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  22. The shawl is just lovely, Lisa. You do such beautiful work. And the baby sweater is adorable. You must be so thrilled about your first grandbaby! I speak from experience when I say you won't be able to get enough of her. :)
    Much love to you,
    ~Lisa

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Lisa. :) We are soooo looking forward to the joy of grandparenting and praise the Lord for His kindness to us! Blessings, ~Lisa :)

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  23. Congratulations on finishing your shawl! It is lovely!! The sweater for your soon to be grandaughter is very pretty!! I love the colour! I added you to my friends on Rav. I am sweetpickle on there. ;o)

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    1. Thanks, Heather. Added you on Ravelry, too. :) Happy to meet a kindred spirit. :) ~Lisa

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