While the camera batteries were charging . . .


lots of things were happening!

Vash brought us an Easter card he made for us in school

I tried to enlarge it so you can read it and see his drawing.  In case you don’t know which dog he drew, it is a flip card so you can see it is:

Outside the white forsythia was blooming

And the Lenten Roses were happily awaiting Easter

We got to spend time celebrating our friend Bill’s birthday at Becky and Bill’s house last night where the Beautiful Miss Maddi just stole the show.

But Becky’s cheese ball came in a close second – which will be the topic of another post on wonderful yummy things!!!

I started knitting the Berroco Prudence Vest (another free pattern – I am amazed at how many great patterns there are that we can access through various websites) with some Pure Merino Burgundy yarn I got at a great price through Elann.com and finished the four inch ribbing that starts the back. 

 I am heartbroken that they discontinued this yarn.  It feels wonderful moving through your fingers and stitches up so nicely with nice stitch definition.  I have always loved Merino wool and this one is just great.  You can still get alot of the colors on sale through Little Knits (www.littleknits.com) and if you knit with wool you should jump on this one (plus alot of their other sales – the Araucania Aysen is a phenomenal deal!!!). 

But alas, I am far from a monogamous knitter and so I have already put the Prudence vest down and picked up – again – Chip’s aran sweater and am back to knitting another 24 row pattern repeat. 

I am hoping that this will finish the majority of the back so I can get to the armhole shaping.  The beauty of aran sweaters is that they look so impressive but are really quite simple to knit.  I am wearing one of the ones that Gram knit for me today – well that is worth a picture so here it is.

The pattern is repeated on the back also.  Needless to say, this is my favorite sweater.

So with fully charged batteries the blog is back to being up and running.  See ya tomorrow (grin).

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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7 Responses to While the camera batteries were charging . . .

  1. danielle says:

    Gram made that!? Wow! I somehow remember thinking everything she made was with bigger yarn…bulkier stuff. That sweater must have taken a long time to make. She used to knit clothing for my barbies, and at the time I did not appreciate it, as nothing looked “store bought” and the clothing looked so handmade. I wonder if Mom kept any of the Barbie clothes. I LOVE Vash’s card. What a cutie!

    • Didn’t I send you the dark green sweater she made me when it became too small for me to wear? The fitted one? That one also had some really nice pattern work if I recall. That one was my favorite and I felt horrible when my waistline made a mockery of it. (sigh). I will keep posting pictures of my sweaters that she made me so you can see more of her work. She would dress dolls every Christmas to be given as gifts to poorer children that were just wonderful – but I don’t know if you were old enough to remember that. I would be so jealous of the poor girls who got those dolls.

  2. Barbara Antonelli says:

    Now that’s one sweater I don’t remember….loved all the pictures, and that Vash is so smart! Good blog today! Mom

    • Mom, you’ve seen this sweater 100s of times – you just probably never really looked at it. I have a picture sitting on my lateral file from a Thanksgiving at your house in New York where I am wearing it. This is my go-to fisherman’s knit sweater.

  3. Barbara Antonelli says:

    P.S. As I look back at the pictures,I think….could that Vashua get any cuter? I don’t think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grandma

  4. Becky Eighmie says:

    You snapped a good one of Madailein Rose! She is as pretty as the flowers! It was great to see you and your family. So much rain came down after you left that I believe that Vash wished that upon us.

    • I know – I love that picture of our Maddi – she is just too cute for words. We have been working on Vash’s weather control issue – at least he stopped the snow – he had threatened to make it snow all the way to next December.

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