This is KnittingPatternsGalore Jump for Joy Hoodie. It is adorable says me.
Someone of you, I’m so sorry, I can’t recall who, was contemplating the Elizabeth Zimmerman EZ baby sweater. I’d knit this instead in a heartbeat. Because I don’t need no knitting challenges right now. Just success! Also, I love a hooded baby sweater. Keeping it Simple….
This is Miss Pie Pie. She adores Fireman. But, this morning she’s all over me and I’m so loving it. He’s making noise with hammers and she’s not liking it at all. I LOVE when she comes to me and sits on my lap and rubs me. We share the kitchen chair at these times, while I post.
She is just so wonky eyed . She’s not terribly pretty, but she’s our Pie Pie and she’s just so fun and quirky. She can’t help that her expression never changes. She also loves baked goods like me. Have I told you that? Well, she gets a bit of a crumb of pie crust or bread or cookie and she’s in heaven.
Why on earth did I buy this book? I love Ann Budd but this book is full of charts. Not sure, this may be a giveaway!!! Charts……ew. They are not part of simplifying for me. They are challenges. SOME days, a very few somedays, I want to knit lace with a chart. Mostly, I don’t.
Okay my cousin Kevin and I have been emailing way too much this morning. It is noon and I have things to do before 3 pm barn. But it is so fun to chat with Kevin. He sent me this photo and I just adore it. I’m in the middle! Four of the 7 are my family, 3 of them are his. Please note my brother’s tube socks (far left) . Please please note my mom’s decorations.
THERE IS ONE. IT is a PLASTIC SANTA above the Fireplace.
One. That’s it. Let me just tell ya. I remember so much fun at Christmas. I remember it as if we lived in Marshall Fields and it was all glitz and snow and glitter and toys. But, look, it was ONE plastic Santa. Gotta love my mom. She had 4 kids then and one in the oven. This is how one simplifies for the Holidays.
Im off to find that Plastic Santa.