Sunday, July 29, 2012

Working Vacation 2012

This summer we decided to have a working vacation.

We started our vacation with a quick trip to Vermont and got to see Warren and take him to the local fair.  He had a ball on the rides and Daryl had fun watching the truck pull competition.

We got back home and set right to work on building the side porch.  Keep in mind that our house was built in the mid 1800's and nothing is square, plumb or level.  So, it has taken a full 6 days to get it where it is now, and probably another couple week ends to get it done. 

But even though it is not completed, I spent the early morning sitting on the porch knitting. I absolutely treasure this time of day, when my family is sleeping and there is no electronic noises through out the house. I sipped some good coffee, listened to the the various birds singing good morning and finished the edging on the baby blanket for grandbaby # 3 (coming in December 2012).

We find out if the baby is a boy or girl on 8/6/2012.  I plan to crochet either pink or brown along the outer edge once we know.  Keep your fingers crossed for a girl! 

Even though I worked harder physicially than when I go to my day job, I had one of the best vacations! It was great to spend time with hubs and work on a project together.

I'll post some pics when the porch is completely done, as there still is alot to do, but for now, I totally enjoyed the half that is done!

And don't forget -  starting August 1 - August 7, 2012, Take 25% off all orders in my ETSY SHOP to help me celebrate my 5 year anniversary!  Just use coupon code: 5YEARSANN on all orders.

Happy Anniversary to Me ♥♥♥ 

And a huge thanks to all of my past customers!  

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Ocean Waves Silk Wrap

Yes, another shawl/wrap!  This one is one of my favorites and is sooo incredible to touch and feel.  It is handknit with 50/50 silk/wool in very cool blues and tourquoise.  The center panel has a fun design and the border has tiny sky blue beads at each scalloped point.

I loved knitting this one. Although it looks a bit complicated, the pattern was very easily memorized so no checking off each row to keep track was needed. This one one of my 'on the go' projects and spent many hours in the car while traveling here and there.