Friday, August 28, 2009

The death of me

My newest knitting project may just be the death of me. I saw the picture and decided that I must have it. Since I feel comfortable with the knit stitch, and the pattern was FREE, and it said it was "easy" I decided to give it a shot. My sweet, lovely mother helped me purchase the yarn, which was quite costly since it is wool, and the knitting needles. She also showed me the purl stitch, which was a bit challenging for me (and still is). Why then would this lovely shawl be the death of me? Well you need to cast on 91xs, then it is knit, purl, knit, purl...91 times!!!!!!!! I live a very distraction filled life so I was sweating and shaking, and hoping that I would not be needed by my children because I would surely lose count. However I did finish my 1st row...I don't know if I will finish it by this winter, or winter 2012, but I must have it so I will persevere. Wish me luck :)


I found these old paper dolls at a antique store near our new home in Phoenixville Pa. I bought them for $3 each. I cannot wait to frame them and hang them in the girls new bedroom.

a little house on a little hill....

our new home...

It's old, not the most modern or luxurious accommodations but it has charm. I can't wait to make it our home, and decorate it. I think we will be happy there! Thank you Jesus.