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    Thanks for stopping by! I'm Betsy, and I like taking pictures-- of people, most of all. I'm wife to Paul and mother to Joel, Nora and Connor. They are my favorite subjects. I'm a Special Care nurse by day, a knitter and reader by night. I love New England, and Cape Cod most of all.

    I am available for some limited travel, especially if it's to Ireland or some other lovely clime.

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Knitting Lately. Little Lamb.

Sometimes, I’m in the middle of a project that is turning long and tedious. It can be knitting a lace sweater, editing tons and tons of photos, or painting the sunroom. (Or all three, lately…) Sometimes you just gotta’ take a little break. Problem is, I have to get something done during that break.

So I find myself sitting in the sunshine, knitting up two little lambs for no reason at all, except to give to someone special.

Meet Hubert and Eunice.

On Ravelry here & here.

(If you’re a knitter, it’s a great, quick pattern- just a few hours of happy knitting, stuffing and sewing. You’ll smile most of the time.)

And now, it’s back to those projects. (And laundry. Sigh…)

 

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September 8, 2014 - 3:07 pm

kara - SO stinkin’ cute! Love love love.

September 8, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Cheryl - Don’t ever remember seeing a lamb who came with the wool already dyed on its back. Would save lots of time for niceandknit.com!

September 8, 2014 - 11:51 pm

Donna - These are so adorable, Betsy. And they look like they were fun to make.

September 9, 2014 - 6:37 am

Sara - Such plump little cuties! How’s come a lamb can look plump and be cute but we can’t??! Love keeping up on you on your blog!;)

September 10, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Lauren Mattesen - Oh Hubert,,, my sweet little baby will love to cuddle you. Thank you again Betsy Jo! #baaa

4.

This family of 4. They’re something special, these two little curly-topped girls… Priceless. Full of spunk and personality and just plain overflowing kindness. Perfect manners, sweet childlike voices and pure little hearts.

They’re something special, through and through.

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Pinecone & Mulberry. Knitting.

Sigh. I love this pattern’s name, Pinecone & Mulberry. It sounds all nostalgic and warm, like a cozy wood fire in the stove on a starry night, bundled up in a cabin with those you love best, a piping cup of tea waiting to be enjoyed. I love when words can evoke those kinds of feelings.

Do you read Melody’s blog? Her photos and words conjure up all those aforementioned happy emotions. I was so glad when she had me test-knit this pretty hat, which is so on-brand with her style.

Of course, I knit this up in my most favorite of hand-dyed yarns, from my dear sisters at Nice and Knit. I used one of their new fall color ways (shhhh, I got a sneak preview). My sister Kara, knitter extraordinaire, can model a hat like nobody’s business, so I texted her and asked for her help. She obliged, on a 90 degree day, with beautiful evening light on a pretty New England dirt road. That’s just another reason why sisters are the best. Warm, fuzzy feelings all around.

Project page here.

Yummy yarn here.

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