Monday, August 29, 2011

CP & B

As in Cracked Pepper & Brie.

That's what popped into my head when I picked out
new yarn in a color called Cracked Pepper.

It instantly reminded me of college . . .
how my friends and I would occasionally have "fancy" snacks:
cracked pepper crackers with spreadable brie
(thank you, Allyson, for providing the yums !) . . .
and how that somehow made me feel a bit sophisticated !!!

Thus, we have the "Brie" sweater in the works !

This sweater will be anything but sophisticated . . .
just a nice, simple pullover with a bit of a cowl neck . . .
in a lovely gray perfect for fall & winter (eeek . . . even to say that word !)

To sweet memories and simple sweaters !!!

Happy Monday !

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Makes Me Smile" Monday

Just a few pictures taken this past Saturday while we were in Rockport, MA . . .

Always beautiful !!!!

Happy Monday !

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


August 9, 1997

July 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pom-Pom Tails & Life Lessons

I always have a picture in my mind of how I want a knitting project (or any project !) to turn out . . . and this little guy was no exception ! I rarely knit things for other people (don't necessarily want to push my hobby and taste on everyone else !) . . . but this is my first time becoming an aunt, and I HAD to make something for my yet-to-arrive nephew !!!

This knitting project was new and fun . . . and frustrating !! I just couldn't get the sweater the way I'd envisioned it !!! I tried several different techniques and asked one of my knitting/seamstress co-workers for suggestions . . . but in the end, I had to punt !

And you know what ???!!

I'm really happy with the way it turned out !

So here he is . . . . Benjamin Bunny !

(named in honor of my nephew Benjamin !)

I just love that little face . . . and his pom-pom tail, too !

So I guess my yarn reminded me of a little life lesson:

things may not turn out like you'd envisioned,
but you might just end up appreciating & loving the result that much more !!!