Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cardigans & Catching Up

Wow! It's been a while since I posted. Thank goodness for Wednesday Yarn Along day.
It's always a nice way to start my morning and post what we've been up to over here lately.

Thought I would catch up on what we're knitting and other things that have been going on around the farm compound.


My sister, Andee, just released her new pattern.

Postcard Cardigan by AndeeKF
She's a miracle worker! What talent.
I did the graphic design for the pattern layout and I was amazed that she can design patterns.
I don't have that brain. I can knit it and make the pattern look nice...but design? Nope.

Pattern Page Link Here


Andee also started a Ravelry Group Page for pattern support, KALs and fun.
So hop on over and check it out. I did the design for her banner. Glad I could help!

Now onto my knitting and reading...
I am knitting non-stop on my Goldfinch Cardigan.
It's a joy to work on and I'm determined to get it done before the warm weather arrives.
At this rate, the winter is hanging on way too long so I might just finish it in time to wear!

The pattern is the Channel Cardigan by Jared Flood.
Knitting with Beaverslide Yarn, worsted weight in Winter Wheat colorway.

That's me knitting in the coop last week.

Yellow is impossible to photograph. That's what I've decided.

Body is blocking....started the english rib button band collar.

I'm reading My Notorious Life. Based on a midwife's journal from the late 1800's in NYC.
So far it's ok....keeping my attention but not the greatest.

Onto other things....

A bit of catching up around the farm and family.
My parents were away last weekend at the National Alpaca Show.
We kept down the fort and helped with the animals.

Maggie is such a ham and likes to get very close. Hard for taking her picture!!!

A brief warm moment for some swing fun.

My son Garrett celebrated his 10th birthday last week. He asked for brownies to take into school.
While they were cooling he asked if he could have one. I said yes.
This is how he cut a piece for himself. So Garrett....

Curly head

That's it for now! Have a great week and happy knitting!

Joining in with Ginny for the weekly yarn along.



  1. Red is something I can't photograph either. I love your cardigan and from the weather reports I think you may have plenty of time to wear it this season. Winter just doesn't want to leave so many areas.
    Happy birthday to your son, double digits! My guys always take rolls from the center and leave the edges.

  2. Oh my gosh! You have a Shiba Inu! My husband had one when we first started dating and it eventually became my in-law's dog. Jodi made it to the age of fifteen and we miss her everyday. You don't see a lot of that breed.

    OK, back to the knitting...

    Your Goldfinch sweater is beautiful. I love that shade of yellow.

    1. That's Jeter, our shiba inu. He's 7 and the perfect dog for us! He's a little wacky but we love him. Not a dog for everyone but for us he's perfect.

  3. Thank you for the amazing design work! Everything turned out so pretty!!! I love your sweater. Maybe when you finish it and I finish my Spire we can stalk out Jared Flood in the city!

    1. I think that's a fine idea. The man is a genius.

  4. you knitting looks stunning! and love all the photos of the alpacas. :) happy birthday to the boy. <3

    1. Thank you! WHen the weather warms up I'll get more alpaca pictures. IT's just too darn cold out!!!

  5. I had no idea you and Andee were sisters. I just commented on her beautiful new pattern over on her blog. Too cool! :) Oh, and I am seriously in LOVE with your Goldfinch Cardigan. Gorgeous! :)

    1. Yup...sisters! I'm the older one. She's the middle one and there's a little one too. Three girls in the family. Thank you for your comments :)

  6. leanne your photos are so cute! i think the yellow looks great, your sweater is gorgeous, i may have to make that cardigan too. andee is incredible, such talent. her newest pattern is so pretty, and ten times prettier in real life! your design is awesome, so much talent in your family! even your boy (happy birthday!) it takes real talent to cut a perfect piece out the middle that way ;)
    my favorite photos are the boys swinging and the alpaca, toy and your little curly head (3rd from the bottom), SO CUTE!!

    1. Lori, Andee told me she sent the sweater to you. Isn't it great? So nice on all types of bodies. I am in love with my Goldfinch cardigan. Jared does it again. Really...the man is a genius. I have loved working on this sweater every second I can. Oh...and I am soooo jealous of your upcoming trip!!! It's going to be amazing.

  7. Love the logo! And great shot of the knitting and boots :-).

  8. Oh Leanne! I am in awe at your knitting! I'm a novice... Starting at the very beginning. I have a mama and aunty who make the most gorgeous lace work and I'm determined to learn as much from them as I possibly can! Those cardigans are just lovely :)

    Sophie xo