Sunday, October 31, 2010

Knitting FO's & More

 Traveling Woman by Liz Abinante - the second in a series of patterns based on the TV show, Bones. knitted in Trekking sock yarn.  I have the third pattern in the series, Saroyan, otn. 

This is a simple little sweater dress I knitted for Sophie.  I still have some sort of applique to add, but can't find something I like.  The pattern is Baby Sweater Dress by Maryann Wu. She added cute little fall leaves to hers, which I like, but want something a little different.  Still looking.

Yesterday was Amy's birthday.  We didn't do anything fancy, just ate at her favorite Mexican restaurant, then had cake and trick or treating at home, but I imagine it was one of her best - her first birthday having Miss Sophie in her life.

She didn't dress Sophie up last night, but she surprised us and willingly gave out candy, putting it right in the bags or pumpkins.  Tonight we are going to a fall festival at a church and will hopefully have pictures of her dressed up later. 

Today in the beautiful sweater knitted by my friend Timmie.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend all the grandchildren were here and we made a trip to a local farm where they had a great time petting animals, riding ponies, taking a wagon ride, going to the pumpkin patch and corn maze. It was a beautiful fall day, but very hot - wish it had been just a tad cooler.

Nikki loved all the animals and finally got the concept of how to feed them.

I think I now need a farm and some goats and sheep.  Unfortunately, DH doesn't share this thought!

 Nikki was so proud of herself for riding the pony.  There was a really small pony that she had picked out to ride, but when her turn came they said he had had a busy day and was too tired.  She wasn't sure about the bigger pony, but with mom walking along she did great.

 Nikki and Sophie love the bunnies.

 Sophie picked out her first pumpkin with granddaddy.

 This little house is at the back of the farm and Santa is here at Christmas.  While in this area we also saw the horses, most of which are rescue horses.

 Picture before we tackled the corn maze.  With the dry summer we've had there was no worry about getting lost in the maze - we could see over most of the corn!

 The sun was so bright and right overhead so we couldn't escape it.  Here are Bethany and Nikki with their pumpkins.
 The little playground at the end of the tour was a big hit with Sophie and Nikki.

 Looking at the baby pigs.