I am getting to be a braver knitter - doing things without a pattern...this is one that I just winged - having the basic idea and knitting away at it.
She is going to look adorable in it!
My mom and I spent the afternoon together yesterday - shopping a favorite craft/country store, having lunch, and then going to a huge Re-Uzit store. I scored some great things at both places. This three bucket planter has a handle and is going to either house some herbs on my deck or hold candy in the fall on my dining room table. I am going to age it a bit first though - it is a tad shiny! Last year, I had fun buying the autumn color m&m's and using them in canning jars for part of our decor. It thought this may work in the same way!
I also found this great gravy boat! I don't own one, though Lindsay and Emma both have their own and we use theirs! I loved this red and white simple pattern, and the price was right at $3.00.
I love this candle holder! I was looking for something for the top of Tim's bookcase that sits next to his side of the bed. This is just right.
If you notice on my sidebar, my friend Becky has an Etsy store where she is selling her fabulous candles. I went over to sniff some yesterday and ended up bringing 6 home! My current favorites are Cappuccino, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Blueberry Muffin, and Apple Pie Spice...I love the way these add a layer of warmth and coziness to our home. I have the Apple Pie Spice burning on the kitchen table these days and it smells so good! If you love candles - check her store out - they are all soy and she uses hemp wicks. No toxic chemicals burning in your home! She is experimenting with making soy wax tarts to burn in the electric burners....They are going to be great!
Tim has been helping my dad to replace a shower in their downstairs bathroom. This was a big job, but they are taking the time to do it right. A bit more work tomorrow and it should be finished.
Rachel picked out the yarn above for a new knit hat as well. It is a wonderful color for her. I am going to do a knit row then a purl row so that the bottom rolls up instead of folding up. I think it will be cute.
I am going to do some baking this afternoon, bread, baked oatmeal for breakfast, some cookies....It takes a lot to keep this crew feed! The afternoon is my own - Tim is at work, so are Lindsay and Emily, school is done, so I am at my leisure. One thing that I will definitely be doing is reading my new issue of Victoria magazine. This is the British issue....I love it!
Have a happy weekend!