Thursday, March 20, 2014

Easiest Baby Beany Ever

I was in baby beany mode when Miles and Riley
 were getting ready to enter this world.
And now with my third grand baby on the way I am at it again.
I also made a few to donate to the hospital that they were born in.
I plan to do the same this time.
This is the easiest and quickest little project and I can usually get one done in a couple of evenings "watching" TV.
You are only restricted by your imagination with colour combos or a solid colour.
Here is my first one done!

Baby Beany (newborn)
 yarn sports weight
needle 3.25 mm double pointed

Cast on 72 stitches. Divide evenly (24 on 3 needles)
Join and work 6 rounds of k2, p2 ribbing

Knit 24 rounds.

For shaping
Round 1 and all odd rounds: Knit
Rnd 2: *knit 4, knit 2 together; repeat between *s -- 60 stitches
Rnd 4: *knit 3, knit 2 together; repeat between  *s -- 48 stitches
Rnd 6: *knit 2, knit 2 together; repeat between *s -- 36 stitches
Rnd 8: * knit 1, knit 2 together; repeat between *s -- 24 stitches
Rnd 10: knit 2 together around -- 12 stitches
Knit one more round even.
Cut tail and thread through remaining loops. Pull tight and tie off. Weave in ends

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cuz Siobhan asked me to Update...............

A  Birthday
A sick  Grand Kitty
New Books
Coffee Catchup
3 Weeks Strong
My sweet baby girl has turned 29.
We visited with her and her hubby.
Watched a hockey game ---- O Please will someone put the Ottawa Sens out of their misery?
Ordered the most delicious Indian feast from Karara.
Unfortunately her birthday was overshadowed by her sick boy MacGuffin.

A couple years ago he almost died from a blocked urethra.
But after lots of treatment, days in the hospital, and copious amounts of drugs he was better. $$$$$$$$$$$
Fast Forward ------ he was acting strange again so they rushed him the  clinic emerg and he was blocked AGAIN!!!
Well this time he didn't have to be in as long but he has a lot of meds and he seems to be peeing perfectly. :)
I finished reading  "The Book Thief" and I highly recommend it.
Not sure I will see the movie. I am always disappointed in the movie adaptation.
Just received my next books in the mail.
Started "The Goldfinch" by  Donna Tartt. I have been hearing good things about this book.
Its a hefty one -- over 600 pages.
The second book is "The Favored Child" by Phillipa Gregory
I have read numerous books by this author and have enjoyed them all.
She writes historical fiction around English Tudor times.
Had a great coffee catch up with my friend Chris.
Its been a while since we did this and it was terrific getting the skinny on each other.
The weight loss journey is going fine.
I am deciding to give myself leeway on this journey.
In that I am only weighing in on Fridays and realizing that a 1 to 2 pound loss per week is the healthy way to do it.
Looks like spring is taking its good sweet time getting here.
We have done something to Mama Nature and I think we have pissed her off!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Potpourri Post

I feel kind of behind the times right now.
Maybe in a bit of a winter blues funk.
But the sun is shining today and it is just creeping above zero.
I also want to thank those of you who have been encouraging me to keep up with this blogging thing.

And the time springs ahead tonight.
Got a new do and I have started a weight loss journey.

Deb and I are chatting about getting back to our walks.

Made these hobo mitts to wear while out taking pics with HB.

These are a MARTHA STEWART pattern and are the easiest fastest knit up.
He is well into his second month of his Lanark Big Year.
Click HERE to read about it.
Unfortunately it has been a dreadful start and the birds are few and far between.
Although there seems to be a plethora of Blue Jays.
Here are some silly pics of

and Riley

We will be welcoming a new granddaughter the end of July.

HAPPY just does not seem to be enough of a word to express our feelings!
Of course now I am working on wee baby things.
Next on the list wee hats!
Still working on the second blanket for my Alberta grand kiddos!
Hope you all enjoy the weekend and that spring comes soon for you!

Saturday, March 1, 2014



I apologize for my last post if I have led you down the garden path.
This is what we still look like here in Carleton Place (west of Ottawa Ontario)
The pics that were posted were from last spring and wishful thinking.
Happy First day of March