FO Friday, What To Do Next?, Pretty!


OFF THE NEEDLES

My Guernsey Wrap

It’s unblocked and I’m sure the stitches will really pop after blocking, but I’m so excited to have something finished for today  that I couldn’t wait.  I’ll post another photo, I promise.

DECISIONS, DECISIONS

What next? Socks maybe? Another wrap? A sweater?  Maybe one of each?

SHINY!

This is my anniversary gift from Mr. Iknead. We’re renewing our vows next week with son in law Clefton officiating.  Thirty-five years and he’s still my best friend.  (I’m leaving out the lover stuff because it grosses the kids out.) He’s getting better at his gift giving, but he still needs more practice ;).  I saw this when we went to get our wedding rings cleaned and resized, and I loved it. I never dreamed I’d have it on my finger!  I can’t stop admiring it!

Ouch!!! Successful Sling


OWWWW

I woke up Sunday before last with a toothache, just out of the blue.  It was strange, just coming on like that.  No problem with my regular evening’s brushing and flossing Saturday night.  Anyway, I had a root canal this afternoon and with any luck, I’ll be back to normal toothwise tomorrow.  OK, whine over.

SLINGING THE BABY

Look what Babymama and I made!  The sling, I mean; I had nothing to do with making the baby.  Wait, Mr. iknead and I made Babydaddy, so I guess I did have something to do with… never mind.

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The first official wearing of the baby sling Babymama and I made.  It looks great, doesn’t it?

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I’m having some challenges with WordPress/BlogPro.  Here’s hoping I can settle these.

Well done is better than well said.  Benjamin Franklin

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WIP Wednesday, Booklove


ON THE NEEDLES

Though it looks the same as it did last week, I have made progress on My Guernsey Wrap and hopefully will have knitted the last stitch in time to post it as a FO on Friday.  If I didn’t jinx it by saying that, that is.  You can read more about it here.

BOOKLOVE

Man, I’ve been burning through the downloaded library books this week.  So far, I’ve finished Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg, Grey Wolf by Simon Dunstan, Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld and started Delicious, by Ruth Reichl.  All great books, but I  think my favorite is going to be Delicious, but really, it’s too soon to tell.

FIXED

I had a challenge or two with my last post with a couple of pictures missing.  It’s fixed (I hope) and if you’d like to give it another look, it’s here.

I’m linking with Ginny’s Yarn Along, Tami and Frontier Dreams.

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.  Booker Washington

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Grape Jelly, Pots and Paper


JELLY GIRL

This photo is so totally cute, so totally Sprout, I have no words…..

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POTS

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This little guy started out as pinch pot practice, then it grew on me and I added some coils and I just this second saw a funky face on it.  Does anyone else see a face?  Not sure I like what I’m seeing.  Freaking me out a little to be honest.

This one slid in under the radar, for some reason, I have no notes on it at all, so I have no idea what it’s glazed with.  Salt celadon, maybe?

 IMPULSE BUY

I saw these on my latest trip to Hobby Lobby and picked up a couple on a whim, a pack of watercolor and one pack of Bristol.

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The top two are spray inks, the bottom left is watercolor and Pitt pen and the right is Pitt pen and Copic marker over watercolor.

By the way, I finally broke down and got a couple of Pitt pens and I love love love them!  They’ve totally lived up to my expectations, why did I wait so long???

One today is worth two tomorrows.  Benjamin Franklin

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*MOMM Finally Shared


FINALLY SHARED

I can finally share the mixed media project that I put together for Charlee.  I wanted it to be a surprise and since Babymama reads this blog, I had to keep it on the down low, even hiding it in the house whenever she came to visit.

I think this is my favorite piece so far, all full of girly.

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.  Pablo Picasso

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*My Own Mixed Media

WIP Wednesday


ON THE NEEDLES

Guernsey Wrap

I’m just a little over halfway finished on this project and it’s been a surprisingly quick knit and the yarn, which I bought mostly because it was on sale, has been perfect for the pattern, both in texture and color.  Even though I don’t care much for shades of orange, I’m looking forward to finishing this and wearing it as the weather cools.  I have project details here and pattern details are here.

I’m linking with Tami and Frontier Dreams today.

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.  Robert Schuller

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Hey, I Know You!


GETTING TO KNOW YOU

 

Getting Acquainted

Without planning it, Mr. Iknead and I have four photos that are practically identical, one with each of our grands on the day they were born. Whenever I see these pictures, I fall in love with him all over again.

Beautiful mom, beautiful big sister, beautiful baby.

Our son and his new daughter.

We are so blessed!

 Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.  Chinese Proverb

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