It's Wednesday, it's YarnAlong with Ginny at Small Things, and I JUST finished this sweater minutes ago.
AND... I just saw that I need to move some buttons. Hmm.
It's made from Classic Elite's Montera yarn, which is 50% wool and 50% llama, single ply, in an Aran weight. I also used some Classic Elite yarn from my stash, for the color work, but I can't remember the name of the brand.
The pattern is a modified version of a yoke sweater pattern in Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns. I lengthened the body and the sleeves by several inches. I was afraid that a 26" inch finished chest would be too tight for Lauren's 24 1/2" chest measurement but it looks just right.
This sweater will look differently in a few days. Because it's not a "Sunday" sweater, or a "school" sweater- it's a sweater that will be worn when it's cool outside, and that means she will be in and out of the house all day. In the woods. In the dirt. Probably playing in the leaves. There's a chance it might even be taken off and hung on a branch if she gets too warm.
So I make sure I have some pictures of the sweater when I'm finished, and then she's free.
I took these pictures and then let her loose to play in the woods.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Sally Field's Christmas Cookie Party. My girls and I have been a part of it every year for years.
This time, Sally's friends at the Roanoke Times decided to cover the party for the Sunday newspaper.
They sent a photographer (above) and a reporter. They hung out with us while we decorated cookies. And you can read the article from the Roanoke Times right here! Don't miss this great article and photos.
|In the center of this cookie is the TARDIS from Dr. Who.|
We all got some baby joy, when little Gabriel woke up from his nap! Emily's new little baby Gabriel made an appearance.
His grandma Sally made a baptismal banner for him (below). She makes all the baptismal banners for the babies baptisms at St. Mark's Episcopal.
And as if a hundred and fifty Christmas cookies, a Roanoke Times reporter and photographer and a new baby were not enough fun, there was a zip line in the yard!
Above you can see sweet Madison Grace zipping along, with Jason Christian, Gabriella and Amie running along below.
Oh, we are having fun this December!