peonies






























The peonies have gone crazy again this year. On one large and two small tree peony bushes I counted over 60 buds. The first bloom opened Easter Monday and since then I have picked baskets of them for big, billowing arrangements to place around the house. The extravagance of having pots of peonies in the center of my coffee table on a Tuesday afternoon with no one to see but me and hubby feels very decadent. Carter LOVES flowers. On our walks he likes to gather flowers, pine cones, leaves, and really anything I'll let him grab. The bottom of his little push-car is always a mess with his treasures! The bee activity around the peonies is high and I'm teaching Carter to watch them quietly and not disturb. It's amazing how much he listens and how quickly little ones learn.

Below is a little sneak peek of some new Simple Shapes designs from Rowan and Quail Studio that will be available later this month. All four will be free with purchase of the lovely yarn, Softyak DK. I could make them all, but the first one will be the garter pullover with the pretty boatneck, top right. LOVE! I'll let you know when they become available--very soon.






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baby kits

While going through my patterns and stash (a favorite hobby of mine!), I kitted up some pretty baby knits for Carter. He is quickly outgrowing his sweaters and will need bigger sizes for next winter. I'm all about planning ahead and more importantly, nibbling away at my stash when I can. I love my stash now that I've cleaned it up a bit but I have to admit it continues to overwhelm me as it's so large. Still I  continue to expand it frequently with big banquet sized additions, and only take tiny bites out of it now and again. Sigh. 

I think this will end of being a 2 year size Flax Light fade with leftovers of Madtosh fingering light, Unicorn Tails that never made it into a shawl, plus some yarn samples from Stitches West.

This  blue version above and the yellow one below will most likely become striped 2 year sized Playdates from Tin Can Knits. There is some Rowan Super Fine Merino 4 ply, some Canon Dyes Charles Sock, and some Rowan Pure Wool 4 ply. The pale blue is vintage Rowan Cashcotton 4 ply. 


This will be a Silver Birch in size 2. I love this pattern!

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Happy Easter


















Hello and happy Easter!
The family is here; kids, grandkids, and granddogs too. Very happy!
May the hope and joy that Easter brings linger in our hearts forever. 
xo Kristen

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