Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall Photos...

A couple of posts ago, I told you that it was all about the babies...and it was. Still is many days, in my world of knitting anyway. But, somewhere in that post, I showed you a photo of a sweater that was less than stunning. Let me clarify...the PHOTO was less than stunning. The SWEATER was (and still is) GORGEOUS!!! And, may I just say how excited I am to knit a "Little Sister Dress" for an actual little sister? I am simply delighted!

It's just that I live in northeast Ohio, and it is fall, and I don't like to go out in the rain for all that perfect, natural light that makes for good photos. Since I don't have an indoor studio, that means that I sometimes settle for less-than-stunning photos...it is what it is. 

But last week, there was sunshine, and better photos followed, like this one...

...and this one, too. These buttons are just killing me with the cute!

In my Prettyanna kind of way, I hope to be able to catch a few more rays here and there (for my photos - I am well beyond my personal, sun-worshiping, golden-tanning days), even through our darkest of seasons. If I am unsuccessful, please forgive me...I'm working within the limitations of a northeast Ohio seasons-of-darkness, but I'll do what I can. 

How are you coping with the onset of the cold-and-dark where you live? Or is it turning summer for you, there in Australia? Whatever's going on in your weather, and in your world, I hope there is knitting.

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Knitting with a Heavy Heart

Knitting a prayer shawl and mourning with a friend today. She has lost her son. I have no words, but I have knitting. I will knit for her, I will cry with her, and I will pray. It feels like so little, but it is what I must do. 

The blog will return with its usual knitting content on Saturday. Until then, hug your loved ones. We just do not know the hour or the day that will be their (or our) last.

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health. 

Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd;
--I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
--he leads me beside peaceful streams. 
--He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
--bringing honor to his name
Even when I walk 
--through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
--for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
--protect ans comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
--in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
--My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love
--will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in hte house of the LORD forever.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Seven Silly, Stripey, Sets of Socks

You know me. I knit. I knit socks. I knit lacy socks. I knit funny socks. I knit stripey socks. I knit socks like it's my job...and I love it! I'm smitten with hand-knit socks...especially for Christmas...and these seven pair of stripey, Christmas socks are simply stupendous! (If I do say so myself...and I do!)

I was so excited to have them done...one pair for every member of the Pretty Family*...that I headed right out to the front yard for a photo shoot! I took pictures of them neatly folded...

...and in the bushes, on sock blockers...

...and on the clothesline. 

As a matter of fact, I posed them several ways on the clothesline, and I used my fancy photo-editor to play with the images. Here's another shot...

It's possible that my neighbors are planning an intervention. Of course, if they cure me, who would entertain them? That's right. I am live entertainment, 24/7. No interventions necessary. Just get me some sock yarn...and lay it right over there, that's right. Now, walk away slowly, with your hands where I can see 'em, and nobody gets hurt. That's right...

Hmmm, maybe the neighbors are right. Maybe I'll knit a sweater next...maybe. 

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

*Pictured are socks for Snake, Dollface, Mork, Mindy, Pop Pop, Pretty and Peanut!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All About the Babies...

Last time, I told you how Connie is all about the beads lately. I have not fallen into my bead stash (yet), because I am currently all about the babies! Knitters, you know what I'm talkin' 'bout, right? Sometimes it's all about the babies, 'bout the babies (no kitties).

Cats: (Gasp!) What?!? I think it IS about the kitties!

Pretty: No, it's all about the babies, 'bout the BABIES!

Cats: No, the KITTIES!

Pretty: NOOOO!!! It's all about the BAAA-BYYYYYS! 'Bout the babies...

Cats: Pretty, you have two cats and no babies...

Pretty: I know, but I am knitting for babies...unless you'd like me to knit YOU a sweater...

Cats: Nope. Nevermind. Step away from the cat! I guess it IS all about the babies, 'bout the babies...

Pretty: That's what I thought.

Thanks for stopping by friends! And remember, no matter what the cats say, it really is all about the babies in my current knitting season!

Knit in Good Health!

Projects pictured above include the following:
It's All About the Babies, Baby's Snuggle-y Friend, Christmas Baby Hat (I'm working on writing up the button-on, or off, bow!), Gender-neutral Baby Blocks, and Neopolitan Baby. It IS all about the babies!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Random Stuff on Saturday

Ready? Here we go!

Remember Connie? Yeah, she hasn't blogged much recently...or knitted...
Because, you know, she's all about the beads, 'bout the beads, no knitting.
She's all about the beads, 'bout the beads, no knitting.
She's all about the beads, 'bout the beads, no knitting.
She's all about the beads. (shake tube of super-duos here)

Yeah, it's pretty clear, she ain't working with yarn,
But she can bead it, bead it...all around her arm - 
'Cause she got that fireline that all the beaders chase,
And all the right beads in all the right places...

But seriously...Connie has the bead bug, and she (and others in my knitting group) are making some lovely things lately. I'm thinking that I will soon delve into my own craft closet to make some pretties for Pretty's arm!

::Wow! That was random, Pretty!::

Yes, yes it was, but it was fun! Hiya, Connie, sweetie! Now, for more random:

Spooky Stripey Sockies, finished at knit night on Thursday!

Snake's birthday afghan (which was sadly not finished last January, for his birthday...), which I also worked on this past Thursday.

You know, it feels good to finish things. It's also nice to work on a project that has been languishing for months...but you know what's best? That's right! New projects!

Yep, finally casting on the Little Sister's Dress I bought buttons for back in August! I am pretty excited to see it grow on these needles, and I am twice as excited to meet our newest little Princess Pants when she is born!

Oh, one more bit of random is a little giftie I received, for no particular reason, from an anonymous giver...thank you, whoever you are! The mug is lovely, and the coffee was delish!

So, there's your random for the day! Thanks for stopping by to see what's going on in the world of Pretty...and if you go read the first couple paragraphs again, you'll have an earworm, too! You're welcome. :)

Knit in Good Health!