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7th November
written by Steph
When reading slumps hit these days, I'm always grateful that I have knitting to fall back on to help me feel productive. And with the weather finally dipping into the autumnal range in Nashville of late (some might claim it's even been downright nippy!), I actually have occasion to start wearing knitted items... So it was about time I actually made something for me to wear... It's only taken me 2.5 months and several other completed projects!

Finally a scarf for meeeeee!

Voila my "A little ruffle" scarf, which I knit up in an Alpaca-Silk blend (no itchy wool scarf here!) in a lovely light lilac color! I'm very happy with how it turned out, and I've had several people comment on it, while mentioning how "not homemade" it looks, which pleases me muchly. I abhor the notion of lumpy looking homeknits, and I feel this scarf is sleek and pretty, and save a few flaws that only I notice in the body of it, pretty professional looking (if I do say so myself).

It's Emmy! In a sweater!

Next up: Emmy Lou finally gets her long-promised sweater!!! After botching my first sweater attempt with a misunderstanding regarding puppy measurements, I knew I'd have to make it up to Emmy. At the very least, I knew her winter sweater would have to be ready before our trip to Minnesota at Christmas time. So I picked up a pretty, purpleย  bulky yarn and spent yesterday knitting her her sweater. That's right, this was a one day knit! I realize it sounds impressive, but super bulky yarns do knit up rather quickly, so I only spent about 6 hours on this baby.ย  But the time was obviously well worth it, since look how pretty my little girl looks! And the kicker: mother-daughter shot, with us both in our new knits!ย  Happy Sunday, everyone! Snuggle a puppy (or a kitten) if you can!

The family resemblance is uncanny!


  1. 11/07/2010

    I love the scarf! I used to knit when we lived in Wisconsin, but there’s been no need since I moved to Texas…

  2. 11/07/2010

    You two are adorable! Certainly more so than most mother daughter combos out there! :–)

  3. 11/07/2010

    Wow, Steph! Very nicely done!

    That last pic is soooooooo cute. Spence says, “awwwwwwwwwwwww!”

    Let’s catch up soon! Phone or IM?

  4. i love your haircut!! so cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ the sweater for puppy-love is adorable and your scarf is really pretty. i have 8 scarves that i started but never finished. i’m donating the yarn to our local hospital for chemo patient hats because it’s just languishing in my cabinet.

    have a great week!!!

  5. 11/07/2010

    Love the matching purple knits on you two! Steph, the scarf is amazing, and I love the little ruffle. I also love the dog sweater, and think the color looks good against Emmy Lou’s fur. Very nice job on these two creations!

  6. Eva

    Love your scarf Steph! And your whole look! You’re so gorgeous. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Also, your caption on that last photo cracked me up.

  7. 11/07/2010

    Awww, how adorable! Your lilac scarf is very nice and I love the purple doggy sweater too (ok, I love purple in general and it seems you do too!) I’ve snuggled my black cat today, but he’s got so much fur, I’m not sure he’ll ever need a sweater…

  8. 11/08/2010

    Both of you look so good in your knitwear! Your haircut/styling is rocking ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. JoV

    awww.. you too look so adorable, with matching knitwear too! Looks like you are ready for the winter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Lu

    Lovely! I really need to learn how to knit well. I’m a decent crocheter, but knitting is so pretty!! Love the mother-daughter pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Kathleen

    The pictures are SO ADORABLE!

  12. 11/08/2010

    Nice work! And nice color choices.

  13. 11/09/2010

    You both look lovely! Learning to knit is definitely on my Things To Do Before I Die list.

  14. 11/10/2010

    What a lovely scarf! I’m with you on disliking “lumpy looking homeknits,” which your scarf definitely is not.

    I need to start knitting again! I always stop when it gets warm outside…somehow I can’t sit there covered in wool when it’s over 70 degrees outside. I end up knitting like a fiend in winter and not at all in summer.

  15. 11/19/2010

    The scarf looks lovely, Steph! All the pictures are nice! You are looking very different from your ‘avatar’ picture ๐Ÿ™‚ Emmy looks cool in her new sweater ๐Ÿ™‚

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