family, knitting, living

Busy Weekend!

I kept Allison’s three girls today along with my two.  We decided to walk to the popsicle place on Kirkwood.  It’s called Las Paletas.  They ahve the most awesome popsicles.  Bobby Flay challenged them to a throwdown and he lost!  Anyaway, the girls are crazy about the popsicles, so we walked.  It is about a mile…one way.  I had to take the wagon for Elliot (9 months) and Evans (3.5 years).  Mycah (4 and some change) decided she needed to ride as well.  So, I wound up pulling them in the wagon most of the way there and back.  I am exhausted.  But, it was worth it.  Don’t they look like sisters!  They are so similar that they look more like sisters than cousins.  Of course, they also all look like Allison…even my girls! 

Here’s a few pictures of the shrug I made Grey.  She needed a little something for school.  It had to conform with the color regulations for her school.  She would have rather had something pink, I’m sure.  Anyway.  She is very pleased, even though it’s hard to tell in the picture.  She was tired from walking so far and was not digging the modeling shots!  I made up this pattern myself.  It is top down and seamless.  I used Caron Simply Soft Chunky.  I used about 2.2 skeins, so this would be about 110 yards.  The best part is that it took me about 1.5 days to knit!!!!!! Talk about some instant gratification.   The back has an OXOX cables so that she has hugs and kisses from momma all day!  I know I can be a cheeseball sometimes.  Anyway, I am going to give the pattern to Wendy to try out and if it works for her, I will put it on my blog.  It is my first design!!!! 

 Here is a picture of me in the February Lady Sweater.  I have gotten to the point that I hate to be photographed.  But…I do love my sweater.  This picture was taken by Henry right before we left for the Fall Carnival for Grey’s school.  Henry and I helped set up and take down a booth and we both worked a couple of shifts in it.  I also baked a pound cake and 4 dozen chocolate steel cut oat cookies for the bake sale that went on during the carnival.  This past week has been quite busy and I am exhausted.  It was all worth it though.  I think our family made some great memories his weekend.

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6 responses

  1. judy

    and to think, meme missed the ice cream! but she did get to the carnival. i have such beautiful grandchildren.

    October 5, 2008 at 5:49 pm

  2. slippingthroughmyfingers

    Yes you do! It’s a pity I couldn’t get all 12! Of course, if I had all 12, none of them would be smiling as I would have stepped out in front of a car on the way o the popsicle place!

    October 5, 2008 at 6:26 pm

  3. Wow what a crew!! I can’t wait to knit the shrug! Bring it on!! And the sweater is beautiful!! And that is a great picture of you. How much did your cake sell for??

    October 5, 2008 at 8:55 pm

  4. rebeccawip

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything!!!! YEAH YOU! YEAH LUCKY GIRLS! YEAH FIRST DESIGN! YEAH!!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thanks for such a great post! made my day!

    October 8, 2008 at 12:47 am

  5. oh my gosh!! your like a knitting god! hahaha
    i LOVE the shrug you made Grey! Its so adorable!

    October 8, 2008 at 5:42 pm

  6. Erin

    D- It is obvious I need to visit your blog more often. Wow! What a group of girls. They could be sisters!
    Teagan and I were talking about Halloween plans in the car the other night. When we stopped she was real quiet. As I was helping her out she said, “Mama, we haven’t seen Grey and Mycah for a lo-ong time.”
    She is so right! Look at you – your hair is getting long.
    We miss you all.

    October 10, 2008 at 1:35 pm