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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Baby Animals and Knitting

Did I hear someone say we're going to see some baby animals?
 YAY! I love baby animals!
 Come on! Hop in so we can get going!
 Poppop and I will sit here in the sunshine while you take Moose for a horseback ride.
 And here he is waiting so patiently for the horse to come around for his next rider.
 Moose really loved riding the "bigger" horse this time.
 Giving him treats is fun but kind of scary when you see the size of his teeth.
 This year Moose dropped only one baby duck but he held him gently before the release!
 I think Moose's favorite animal was the teeny tiny baby bunny. He was being so sweet to the bunny. I love seeing Moose's gentle side.
 The baby goat was all wiggly and squiggly but Moose held on to him.
 When we got home Moose and his Dad played a quick game of croquet before dinner. Let me just say Moose is not a very gracious winner. His victory dance would rival any salsa Victor Cruz could think up.
 Ok! Now on to some knitting. This week the Chicks will be delivering to the New York Oncology and Hematology center in Albany.
  We have collected 12 chemo hats, 11 shawls, 11 pairs of fingerless mitts, 13 scarves and 1 cowl.
  Barbara started a baby hooded sweater for our next project.
 Liz already finished a few scarves and hats.
 The colors of Liz's scarf pooled a perfect zig zag pattern.
 Maureen started a baby blanket in a sweet yellow, washable, acrylic yarn.
 Carole worked on her Hitchhiker Shawl, a pattern she found on Ravelry. It's a great design for hand painted yarns.
 My own design is just finished after sitting in hibernation for two years. It started out as a "waiting room" project but I didn't have many opportunities to wait.
 So I decided to just pick it up and finish it. It's a basic triangular shawl with "make one" increases and a ruffle with picot bind off.
 Last Saturday I helped Karin with her backyard yarn sale and found out about this pattern from my friend Iryth. The cowl is called "Zuzu's Petals" and I found a perfect yarn at the sale to complete it.
 I started this Sunday night and finished it Monday night. It might have taken a total of 6 to 8 hours to knit. It's going to be my mother's Mother's Day gift.
Speaking of which, Happy Mother's Day to all those who celebrate. Hope you have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

6-8 hrs? I'm in awe, I can only dream of being that fast. Is that a sock yarn you used? I love the pics of the kids with the baby animals:-)

Knittingchick said...

The yarn I used for Zuzu's Petals is a DK weight merino from Periwinkle Sheep but I don't know if it's available anymore. You can check it out at:

AlisonH said...

Those boys are so, so sweet! And wow on all the knitting--thank you all for your generosity.