Monday, September 26, 2011

What A Beautiful Morning

We had gotten a couple of new pillows at Ikea a few weeks ago.  Then last week I realized that Sophia did not have a pillow case for her pillow so I embroidered this for her.  She loves it!!  The photo of the whole thing did not come out, bummer!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

3 books read

 Since I found out that the movie was filmed here in NC, I was curious about this book.  We ran over to Walmart last week and I picked up this book.  It is a young adult novel about a 16 year old girl named Katniss. In the country Katniss lives in is divided in 12 districts. Every year, one boy and one girl are chosen from each district to fight to the death for entertainment. The child that wins is given a house and food for life. Almost everyone is starving in this country. Katniss hunts as a way to sustain her family.  This becomes an advantage in The Hunger Games.
I recommend this book.



I chose this next book because a friend was reading another of her books.  I don't know if I liked this book.  At first it was very confusing for me.  I just could not follow the story.  But I kept reading, waiting for it to get better and when it did it was over.  Here's a link for another review.


The other day we ran into CVS to pick up something and they had their books on sale for 1/2 off.  So I saw a James Patterson  and got it.  This is another young adult book, which is ok but I wish it had said that on the cover. It is an exciting story about 2 kids, Wisty and Whit, that are arrested and sentenced for execution for being witched.  They don't know they have power until this happens.  But just as the story gets going the book ends, which really disappointed me.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Patterns...

Need some new patterns to knit?  I found this really cool site, Sweaterbabe. There are some really pretty and feminine items here.
Here are some of my favorites!!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Americano Vest from Berroco

I think the hottest thing for fall will be vests.  So I looked around for a pattern to make for Sophia.  We found this one.  I ordered everything I needed from Jimmy Beans Wool.  It came like 2 days later!! I was very surprised.


The Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn is very nice to work with. I zipped right through the back piece.  I had no problem with the left front BUT I have been knitting the right front while I am in another world.  I was almost done and realized I had forgotten to knit in the buttonholes, frog it!  2nd time, I didn't get the buttonholes even, frog it!  3rd time, I was almost done knitting the piece and I forgot to stop knitting the pattern and it was 5 inches too long.  I guess I just zone out while I am knitting!!  4th time - hopefully I get it right this time!!


Wish me luck!!  Maybe the 4th time is the charm! haha!