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In spite of a bad cold, I finished Zachary's BSJ.

DGD1 (also suffering from a cold) finished her first hat:

It's the  F346 Coffee Beenz Hat from Plymouth Yarn. She used the yarn I spun from Gaywool fiber shown in my blog  last spring. Here it is from the front.

I took the photos during a hike in the beautiful outdoors. No snowshoes were needed due to the lack of snow. However, we got some Saturday. Here's a shot of our backyard taken during the morning. 

We ended up getting about 3”. The local ski resorts are happier. They have been making snow, but there's nothing like the real thing!
A few days ago I started my Dogwood Blossoms sweater, which I'm going to be doing with a group. I believe I'm the only one making the red version. Here's the first sleeve.

I'm changing the colors and the pattern a bit. Watch this spot for progress. However, it will be slow, because I have lots more baby knitting to do. Not only will Daphne become a big sister with baby Zachary due in April, but now DS2 and DDIL2 are expecting in June, gender as yet undetermined. I need to whip up a wardrobe of baby sweaters for the new one, as well as keep Daphne dressed with sweaters her younger brother can wear later. [Whew!] Not to mention baby quilts!
What's on my needles: Dogwood Blossoms first sleeve.
What's on my iPad: Still The Skies of Pern by Anne McCaffrey. Not much time to listen with company in the house. DGD1 leaves today, though.
What's my app of the week: iBooks. I use it for my electronic patterns, such as the Dogwood Blossoms, which you get in eBook form along with printed form when you buy the kit. I like that you can zoom in on the chart, which enables me to put my iPad on my book stand and view the chart while I knit.
What's in my wine glass: Green Fin California Red Table Wine 2010. Organic!

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad. (I used the Notes app to write it.) No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 16, 2012 at 9:26am
They have a child-size one. It should still go pretty fast. It's a fun project!
Comment by EmilyVictoria on January 16, 2012 at 9:13am

Aww, the baby surprise jacket is just so adorable!  I should do one for Dino.  I'm jealous of all the baby knitting you have to do.  Tiny items go so fast, I used to be able to finish a Dino sized sweater in three days, now... oh I don't even wanna think about it!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 14, 2012 at 9:08pm
Thanks, Talisa!
Comment by Talisa K Tuggle on January 14, 2012 at 7:19pm

Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 10, 2012 at 6:06am
Alex is a doll! She's very sweet, too! Heather, the colors are mostly the ones in the kit. I've only made a couple of changes.
Comment by cherubhmm on January 10, 2012 at 5:54am
Love your Dogwood blossoms sweater..very professional job and love the color choices!
Comment by cherylbwaters on January 9, 2012 at 10:26pm

Have I mentioned what a beautiful girl Alex is? She did a terrific job on her first hat!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 9, 2012 at 5:55pm
Alex has made a lot of scarves, mostly for friends. This is her first nonscarf project. I adore Palette! So many lovely shades of different colors!
Comment by parisribbons on January 9, 2012 at 5:11pm

Peggy, great blog as usual. The BSJ is very natty. Your DGD1's hat is gorgeous and

wonderful for a first project. She is gorgeous! Your Dogwood sweater is going to be

a work of art - what beautiful colors.

Your blog always makes me happy. You are a very special and talented woman.

Yay, Peggy!   --- Judith 

Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 9, 2012 at 3:46pm
Only one of the babies is a first, so I don't have as much knitting to do for one. I thought Zachary should have one made just for him, although he can wear Daphne's outgrown baby sweaters. I made sure that the colors and design would be unisex!

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