I have been wanting to post about this sweater for a long time but finally dragged my pregnant tushie outside to take some pictures yesterday. (Thanks to my sweetie for taking the pictures)
All the details are Raveled here. But I just have to say I am pleased as punch with the way this sweater came out. I wasn't sure how comfortable I'd be with a cardigan where the fronts don't reach to close but I knew that barely anything would close once my belly started burgeoning anyway so I thought pregnancy would be the best time to try it out. It's like wearing a really cozy hug.
My only gripe is the major seem down the back. I know there is a way to just knit this in one piece but I know my brain power limitations while pregnant so I knit it just like Norah said to and it's really ok. The seem was much more obnoxious before blocking.
There you go. One pregnancy sweater blogged and Raveled. One more to go. And one last gratuitous chicken/sweater shot because there's nothing like catching an escape chicken while 8 months pregnant on a driveway that is practically sheer ice ;)
9 years*, two (almost three babies), 4 houses, 7 cars, 15 cats, 8 chickens and two marriages** later we're still going strong. Happy Anniversary my love!
* We met 9 years ago today and married exactly one year later somewhat spontaneously to celebrate our 1st year together. So technically today we are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary.
** So we had a "quickie wedding" in February and then a "big" wedding at our first farmhouse (see picture above) that August with all the family.
By the way we didn't have 15 cats all at once. Most of those were kittens that were given away but many were lost to predators as well. The current kitty count is two.
I love this picture from when we were exchanging our vows so I wanted to share it as well. We cleared an old carriage path that was on our property and had the whole family hike, some elders were carried, down deep into the woods where our Baptist Minister "neighbor"/the closest person to our house guided us through our vows. Then after the wedding we had a huge BBQ and square dancing. It was really perfect. A beautiful day that set us on the path for a beautiful life.
Sorry about the lame blogging lately. I guess I've lost of bit of my blogging mojo. I am sure it will come back soon though. Etsy, Facebook and Ravelry have been soaking up my online time. And then, while I am not a TV person at all I have become slightly *ahem* obsessed with a certain program. So geeky, I know, but it is soooo good. Greg and I are almost all caught up to the fourth and final season which is on now.
The snow was falling freely today though so we decided to try this recipe for snow ice cream. I have to say that it is quite good. It really grows on you. I also came to find out that Greg's Italian Nana used to make this quite often back in the day, usually adding coffee or fod coloring for the kids. We had a lot of fun just discovering the whole process. Now, the possibilites are endless! I love the idea of using almond milk I bet that would taste SO good.
Every now and then when I am out "hunting" for the shop I come across a little something for me.
This was JUST what I needed. I have been knitting baby socks in preparation for Baby Spidey but wasn't very inspired by the sock yarn in my stash. I wanted simple, not stripes, but my sock stash is filled with patterned yarn and wild colors. Lucky for me I came across these 10 (one is not pictured ) of what seem to be hand spun fingering weight lovelies on my daily outing. Most seem as if they are certainly wool but the darker of the tans might even have some silk in them. Woot!
One of these days I'll get around to blogging the pile of FO's I have been accumulating :)
So Felicia! Go ahead girl and browse around the shop then just convo me with the item you want and I'll pull the listing for you. Happy Shopping!
Thank you everyone for sharing your memories! I enjoyed hearing about each and every one. I have to say that it was mildly torturous though to hear about all these cool things and not be able to actually see them as vivid as the descriptions were. I would love to see them all!
Thanks for playing along ya'll and next....back to our regularly scheduled blogging of the knits!
By now everyone knows how much I love Vintage Goods and that I've channeled my love and compulsion to collect into an Etsy Shop, Red Comb Vintage. Well, February 9th marks my shops one month anniversary and I want to give you all something!
Between now and February 9th leave a comment telling me about your most favorite old treasured item (or just leave a comment) then on the 9th we'll pick a name out of a hat/use a random number generator and one lucky commenter will get to choose any item ten dollars or less from the shop! So go, browse around and be sure to leave your comment!
There's a lot to choose from there and there'll be even more since I add new things almost every day.
It's just one way to say Thanks for reading from all of us here...especially the ladies :-)
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