Rusty

Good Friday everyone!

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My sister-in-law, Christine, made this adorable giraffe afghan for her newest grand baby. It is so cute! You can find the pattern here: Rusty the Giraffe Blanket.  It is crochet.  She makes the cutest projects.

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Here is a photo of what it looks like before the details.

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Finished.  Thanks Christine for letting me Show and Tell your beautiful blanket!

Lauren and I are going to “Mrs, Cosby’s Dye Workshop” this evening at SWAK, (Sealed With A Kiss) our local yarn store.  We are going to learn how to dye yarn.

Have a great weekend and happy knitting.

 

Tammy

Sweet Pea

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Boy, what a difference blocking makes!  This is the Sweet Pea Baby Blanket.  I made this for our newest grandson, Henry, who lives in Wyoming with his mom and dad, horses,  chickens, cats (I particularly like Mr. Pickles myself), motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, and plenty of mountains to explore.  What a lucky little boy!

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Henry has beautiful strawberry blonde hair, just like his mom.  I have 3 blonde/gingers myself.  I know he will look so handsome with this navy blue blanket as a background for photos.  It was my knitting project for the long road trip to Wyoming.  I worked on it while I was there.   It was UGLY.  I knew it would look better once blocked, but I also knew Bailey didn’t know that.   I bet she thought, “Why is she making such an ugly blanket?”.  After blocking, it turned out beautiful.  I just mailed it to her this week.  She is so creative and takes such great photos.   I’ll post a pic when I get some back of Henry and the blanket.

This is Bailey, Henry, and Dodge at their home in Wyoming.  I miss them.

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We travelled to Wyoming to see our new bundle of joy.  Wow!  Has anyone spent time anywhere where the weather is actually in the minus category?  Well, I have.  I found it very interesting actually.   I was wearing jeans, a sweater, and shoes and walking into a convenience store and the temp was -6 and it wasn’t that bad.   Apparently, the wind and moisture in Oklahoma makes anything below 30 degrees super cold.

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This is the view from Bailey’s living room.

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Another view without so much snow in the air.  Can you imagine waking up to this every day?  So pretty.

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You can’t see them well, but there is a heard of Elk on this mountain.  We could see them well with binoculars.  You have to blow this picture up and you will see them as tiny little Elk on the mountain.  Much better with binoculars.

It took us 3 days to drive home.  Driving in the snow is so much easier than driving on ice.   We arrived in Oklahoma to an ice storm.   We couldn’t get into Oklahoma so we had to stop in Texas for the night.   We passed about 15 semi-truck wrecks.  I mean bad wrecks, with the semi’s toppled over and crushed, on the side of the road.  We passed one UPS truck hauling 2 semi loads crashed on the side of the road with packages strewn everywhere.  I have never seen anything like it in my 49 years of life.  It looked like something from a disaster movie or the apocalypse.  Crazy!

I highly recommend the Sweet Pea Baby Blanket.  It’s a super easy knit and it’s very pretty once it’s been blocked.  I used Encore Chunky yarn for this project.

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Happy knitting folkes!

 

Tammy

 

Season of the Cowl

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Len and Bailey in her hometown of Wyoming.

This is my husband, Len, and his daughter, Bailey.   She is pregnant with her first, a boy named Henry.   I made her the red cabled baby blanket, as pictured in my last post.  I also made her a cowl to match.  Her cowl is the “GAP-tastic Cowl” which you can find on Ravelry.  It’s basically just a seed stitch pattern.  Both yarns are from Plymouth Yarn Co.  The baby blanket is Encore Chunky and the cowl is Baby Alpaca Grande.

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Grey Cabled Baby Blanket with Goldendoodle pups.

This is one of the baby blankets I made in a different yarn that is the same as the red baby blanket in my previous post.  See, it’s super pretty in any yarn!  Our Goldendoodles are growing so fast.  They are adorable!

Back to the cowls….

Len is in Wyoming and I didn’t have anyone to help with pics.   You can still see the cuteness of the cowl.   I had some yarn left over so I made a hat to match.  I had to be creative because I had little of the cream left and more of the variegated color.  It’s not an exact match, but it still goes together.  I made the pompom with my hand.  No tools used at all.  (Big pat on my back here). The hat pattern is from the “Chunky Beanie” by NatHipKnits on Ravelry.

Max loves all my knits.  It’s so cute.  Len is retired and home all the time.  Max is used to having someone here.   He doesn’t like to be alone and he’s always with someone, regardless of what we are doing.   I was doing some chores the other day, in particular, laundry.  I was going from room to room putting away the laundry and when he would notice I had left the room, he would meow.  I would holler, “I’m in here Max.” and you could hear the frantic pitter patter of his paws racing to find me.  It was so funny.   We did this from room to room while doing my chores.  Cracked me up!

This is my daughter, Lindy.  This is several years ago.  I think she was 17 here.  She will be 21 this December.  She is wearing the “Drop Stitch Cowl” by Abi Gregorio.  She gets tons of compliments on this when she wears it.  I bought some super chunky yarn from Tuesday Morning for this.

I miss my man so much!  Eagerly awaiting his return home.

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Babies Everywhere

Hot off my needles is the Reversible Cable Blanket.  I love this blanket.  This is the fourth one I’ve made.  No matter what yarn you choose, they all look stunning.  I’ve used Simply Soft from Hobby Lobby, and 100% acrylic I Love This Yarn, and most recently Plymouth Yarn; Encore Chunky Tweed.  If you’re using it for a baby blanket, it needs to be washer/dryer friendly.  We all know how messy those wee little ones can be!

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4 week old Goldendoodle puppy

The most accurate picture of the red color is the one here with Max on my lap.  It’s a deep rich burgundy red, not neon pink/red.  This is for our new grandson, Henry, that lives in Wyoming.

Played outside with the Goldendoodle puppies today.  They are still little babies.  They’ve just started to act like little puppies, growling, barking, chewing each other.  They are still a little shy and learning about the big new world of the back yard.  Only two more weeks and they will be ready to go.  A new momma came by today to see her petite little baby girl

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Grandkids; Xander and Jourdyn at the Pumpkin Patch.