You know how you become acquainted with someone, and you can feel right from the beginning that you’re going to be the richer for knowing them? That’s this crew; fairly new to the East Coast, and belonging already. Sweet kids, happy light, busy laughter. It was a great night.
Though it is rather difficult to believe, our sweet niece Katie is a senior. She’s got a smile that can bring the sun, a personality that shines, and she’s intelligent and hard-working. She’s also getting taller by the minute. She towers over her Aunt Betsy. (Not that passing a 5′ 1″ person is a feat…)
She’s the oldest daughter, the oldest grandchild, and we all love her.
She’s going places, this girl. And we can’t wait to watch it all unfold.
‘Love you, Kate.
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.
(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…)
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.
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.