Friday, August 31, 2012

FO Friday and Creative Friday

Happy Friday Crafty Peeps!

I almost forgot I had 2 projects to share today! Go me!

I finally knitted up a whale for my grandson, Jonah. You can't be named Jonah and not have a whale, right. I put his fins on wrong, They were suppose to be sideways, but I'm sure Jonah won't mind or even notice.

My second project is my Hello Kitty hat I made for a friend's daughter. Of course I had to try it on and model it. I wasn't too sure about the whiskers, but I guess they look alright. I hope my friends daughter likes it. I have requests for a few more Hello Kitty hats. Luckily it only took me 2 days to make.

That's it for me! I'm ready for this long holiday weekend in the States. I have girlfriends visiting from TX and I'm too excited! Can't wait for them to get here later today!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Neuse River Adventure

A couple of weeks ago we decided to do a little exploring and check out the Neuse River which is about 10 mins from our house. We cross over the river practically everyday, but this is the first time we've stopped to check it out.
When we got out the truck, we heard rushing water. The river normally looks calm when we cross over it, so was shocked to see a waterfall! There were people sitting along the river bed fishing and also sitting on rocks in the acutal river fishing. There were turtles swimming about, dragonflies, little fish, the boys said they even saw a crayfish.

It's amazing what you find when you slow down and take time to explore.

Knitting Life

Happy Wednesday Peeps!

I've been bit by the knitting bug!

I think since Fall is on the horizon I've been wanting to knit more and more. I've been knitting my little heart out the past week. 2 of these WIP are already finished.

The projects above are my Happy Bright Zig Zag afghan - that will be a WIP for a while, a whale for my grandbaby Jonah, a Hello Kitty hat and a SF 49ers mohawk hat. 2 of these projects are already done!

I have a LONG list of hats to knit, more babydolls and I also want to step out of my comfort zone and try this, Tiny Owls Woodland Hoodlet in red!

If you follow me on Instagram, (I'm isaidaveale) you can see all my knitting, finished projects. Have I told you how much I LOVE instagram! I'm sure I have. I wish there was a way to post instagram posts directly to your blog. I think someone needs to develop that!

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Insta-Life - The weekend

Another weekend has come and gone.


Saturday was spent AVOIDING housework, as you an see by my beautiful :) self-portrait below. Cleaning is such a waste of a Saturday. We've tried picking up during the week, so weekends aren't wasted cleaning, but we are still figuring that out.

Sunday we went exploring. Neuse river is about 5mins from our house, we cross over it all the time, and Sunday afternoon we decided to check it out. So glad we did. I took a bunch of pictures and will share in another post. You can see one of them below.

After we explored the river we grilled some wings, made a berry salad and enjoyed the rest of the weekend in our own backyard. All in all, a good quiet weekend at home.

Friday, August 10, 2012

FO and Creative Friday - Babydoll Madness!

Happy Friday Peeps!

I almost forgot I had something to share on this FO Friday! I finished babydoll number 2!

On to number 3!

I've promised 3 more babydolls and I think I will be done with babymaking for a while! Or that's how I feel right now.

I'm such a bad Grandma because I still have the first babydoll I made for my Granddaughter Carmen. I want to finish a hat for my son, and a whale for grandson before I mail it all off. I really need to get on the ball with that and send it already!

Bad Grandma!

Pattern can be found here.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Weekend Getaway - Charlotte/Carolina Panthers

This past weekend we took our last trip of the summer. We spent the weekend in Charlotte - went to Carowinds amusement park and to attend the Carolina Panthers Fan Fest. Fall and football is right around the corner!


I think the most excited about seeing the Carolina Panthers was Ezekiel. He is a die hard Panther fan and the biggest fan of Cam Newton! We were hoping and praying to get Cam's autograph!

Ezekiel doing his Cam Superman

Ezekiel has been to a Panther game before. Fonzy took him when he was about 3yrs old. That was 10yrs ago! The only thing he said he remembered was the big panthers! I see why he would remember that! They were huge!
Elijah doing Cam's Superman - Zay doing his Heisman pose.
Ezekiel, Elijah and Zay were really close to the field and Cam. They were sitting in the 2nd row behind the goal posts. Fonzy and I chose to sit up higher in the shade. I was already burnt up from Carowinds the day before.
After the practice, the players gave out autographs. I was hoping and praying Ezekiel would get Cam's. I'm sure he was too!
Cam ran around to each part of the stadium to sign autographs, but couldn't sign everyone. Unfortunately, Ezekiel didn't get his signature.
Disappointed he didn't get Cam's signature, but he did get Steve Smith's.
We spent all day Friday at Carowinds. I didn't get a lot of pictures since we were on waterslides and rollercoasters. I love the rollercoasters, hate the waterslides. I told the boys they had to get on the rollercoasters, so I had to get on the waterslides! Ezekiel got on all the rollercoasters, even the biggest one! Zay got on all, but the biggest one, Elijah got on none!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday & Yarn Along - Baby Making

Happy Wednesday Peeps!

I decided to join along with today's WIPW and Yarn Along since I've made significant progress on babydoll 2. She actually has a face now, so really complete except I need hairbows and maybe some buttons for her dress. I'm going with a watermelon theme. As with the first babydoll, I love this one too! Luckily, I love making the dolls because I have promised 3 more!

I'm still working on my zig zag afghan and have a LONG list of hats, and other things I want to make. I swear I need more hours in a day! So much knitting, so little time!

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