Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Niece #3

Niece #3 turns 8 on Sunday - wow, time flies by! For her birthday package we are sending her American Girl Bath and Body Works products, a cute little American Girl bag and a washcloth knit just for her with lots of love. Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Made with Rowan chunky cotton chenille on size 5 needles using the pattern from the Weekend Knitting book. I will definitely make this pattern again even though the cloth seems to be HUGE!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Welcome Claire and Liam

There is a certain goalie coach that has been a wonderful resource and mentor for our family and our young hockey goalie. A few days ago, I received a photograph of his brand new family with the recent addition of twins!

These hats are knitted with love for Claire and Liam. This one was knit with Claudia Hand Painted Yarns - Fingering Weight 100% Merino Wool on size 2 needles using the Open Top Preemie hat pattern from here.Liam's hat was knit with Lana Grossa D-85080 Gaimersheim yarn that is 80% wool and 20% Polyamid on size 2 needles with the same Open Top Preemie hat pattern from above. Since Daddy is a hockey coach and they are from a fellow hockey parent, I thought it would be fun to cinch the tops with the lace from a hockey skate. I've also included matching twisted cord ties for the hats for the "off-season".

Monday, February 18, 2008

High School Parent's Night for Hockey

Have I shown you my handsome hubby and eldest son lately?

This is our family on Parent's night. We were one of the first families on the ice since we have one of the youngest players on the high school hockey team.

The other players skated out, gave Mom a carnation and a kiss on the cheek.... Dad said "I'll give you $10 if you get a kiss on the cheek". My big smile is due to the kiss AND the $10 richer!

He has skates on so he has a few inches of assistance in the height department but I still am starting to feel short - and I'm 5' 9" tall!