Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Green Sweater

Yesterday I finished my first World Vision, Knit for Kids sweater. It is supposed to be a size 8, but I think it turned out a bit larger. They say that no matter the size, it will fit someone!!  I love this pattern, and the sizes range from a 2 to a 10. Bev's Country Cottage has done some fine-tuning with it and has lowered it to a size 6 months. I adapted it for my Build-a-Bear sweater last year. I have made and given away several of those!! After five years or so of making Prayer Shawls, I thought it was time to move on to something else. The patterns for these sweaters can be found on the internet for free. The yarn I used is Red Heart "Glowworm", and I used size 7 needles.  Have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


This is the first really big snow storm since the year 2000 (that was in February, also). So far we have had ten inches!! It is snowing again, and we may get an inch or more before it is all done!  Growing up in Michigan, I am very familiar with all aspects of snow.  Lovely to look at, but don't drive in it if you don't have to!  Luckily, both my children work at the Community College, and it is closed in bad weather. I have been remembering the snows from my childhood all morning. I'm glad I live in NC where we don't have to live through this very often!!  I am working on a "World Vision"  (kids) sweater. Photo when I am finished.   The above photo taken by my son...note that you cannot even see the road!