Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Take Me Out to the Ballgame (so I can knit!)

The best part of spring is baseball season...and baseball KNITTING season! Many hours at a ballfields equals lots of hours of knitting time for me. We recently traveled to Maryland for the Ripken Experience tournament. It was a wonderful weekend watching our son and his team play. They did great, winning 2nd place out of 16 teams. The facility was beautiful, the kids, parents and coaches were wonderful and it was a weekend we'll never forget! I got A LOT of knitting done. I made a ton of progress on my Le Pouf sweater. I finished up the bottom hem and one sleeve. I had to bring my food scale into the stadium to weigh my yarn as I went. My husband thought I was nuts...but he's also not surprised! 

This is the first "fade" sweater I have ever knit. It's been fun to see the colors fade into each other. Now time to pick up sleeve #2!

Friday, April 21, 2023



Spring is here. Summer is close. I can't wait to plant seeds in the dirt and watch everything grow...

Happy Friday, friends!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Spring Has Sprung!

The weather has been beautiful the past week or so. We were treated to summer like temperatures! I took a much needed day off of work last Friday and spent the morning on the beach. I walked the dog and then my husband met me for a few hours. I knitted, read, soaked up the sun and then we headed to Spring Lake Seafood for a nice lunch. My friend Purple Debbie recommended it to me and I loved the food. Cute spot! So glad we went. We spent some time walking through town. I love Spring Lake and walk through or around the lake a few times a week with Buddy. It was nice to actually go in a few stores!

My mom made another fun hat on her loom. I loved the colors of this one! She uses ribbon fabric from Knit Collage, some of her handspun yarn and alpaca yarn. They're so fun!

The trees and flowers are starting to bloom and it's beautiful. Buddy and I took a nice walk to the silo today and the wildflowers are starting to say hello!

Hope the weather stays nice :)


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

My First Fade


I lost my knitting mojo after finishing my Spark Cardi. I loved knitting that so much and it was hard to follow it up with a new project. But not having something on my needles is too unsettling for me. I have been eyeing up this sweater, Le Pouf, since seeing it at Vogue Live NYC in February 2020. 

I dove into my stash (it's not very big) so I just used what I had. I casted on over the weekend and I'm really enjoying it so far. I have to use a food scale to make sure I have enough saved for the sleeves. Me and math...not the best combo!!!!!! But I'm making it work!

What are you working on? Hope it's something fun.