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Little Shoreline Vest (Red)

This is the second time I knitted this precious little vest from the Swoon knitting book. I absolutely love this book!

This time around I knitted the Little Shoreline Vest in red for Aria.


The yarn is I Love This Yarn purchased at Hobby Lobby. This project  took two skeins of yarn.


I am still loving the bottom edge that swoops down in the back, and is finished off with a ribbed knit.


Three buttons close up the front and I chose brown buttons, just to give some contrast.


Even though ‘I Love This Yarn’ is durable, cheap and easy to knit, the acrylic is no comparison to wool. You can really tell  by the way the yarn hangs in each of these vests.


I am shooting for the moon here and hope to make yet another Shoreline Vest, but this time, maybe in an adult size.


For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. 1 Peter 2:25


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Little Shoreline Vest

For Mother’s Day I received a gift card for Amazon, so after days of searching my precious daughter encouraged me to get something just for fun. And so I purchased the wonderful knitting book by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Swoon Maine.


One of the things that I loved about the book was it’s multi size patterns. There are little versions of the wonderful adult patterns.


I chose to knit the adorable little shoreline vest.



Another favorite for me was the hem line of most of the patterns. The back dipped down lower than the front and I really liked that feature.


The short row technique was a little different for me, so this particular vest has some mistakes, but I think I finally got it on my second try.


The bottom edge is ribbed and it has a garter stitch on the front band with three buttons.


The yarn is wool of the Andes by knit picks. A little itchy on tender skin, but its made to be worn over something. I wanted this to be something that would warm her core in the cooler weather.


I have already started on a bigger version of this same pattern, only in red for big sister. I am actually hoping to wear this book out, there are several patterns that I intend to knit.


“I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow And the hair of His head like pure wool His throne was ablaze with flames, Its wheels were a burning fire   Daniel 7:9

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I combined two wonderful patterns to create this precious little outfit.


The Easy Enough Twirly Skirt pattern is the second pattern I have knitted from Paelas. I can’t tell you enough how much I love this Norwegian designer. The only problem I have is that they are not all in English and I want them all!  They are constantly adding to their pattern collect and each pattern is just as wonderful as the first. I love, love, love this site!  https://www.paelas.com/

Find this pattern here.05-IMG_8989

This skirt has four knitted cables that run up the entire front and the back. The straps are an extension of the cables in the front and they button in the back.


The skirt is fitted at the waist with a ribbed band, then flares out at the bottom. You can adjust the length as needed.


The yarn is my go-to yarn purchased from Hobby Lobby for $3.66 a skein, plus a 40% coupon, I Love This Yarn. And just so you know—I Love This Yarn!


Next is the adorable little top by Amelie Clothing.  Find the pattern here. Check out her etsy store here.


This sweet little pattern has a ruffled collar that fits perfectly over the skirt straps. I found the fabric at Walmart and I am very pleased with the soft feel and colors of it.


This is the perfect outfit for this years Spring weather, with cool mornings and warm afternoons.


‘For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone. ‘The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land. ‘The fig tree has ripened its figs, And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, And come along!’ ” Song 2:11-13 (NASB)

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Canyon Cowl

Find the Canyon Cowl pattern here.


With size 13 needles and super bulky yarn, this precious little cowl works up fast and easy.


I added just a little bit more length to have more covering. It is super warm and cozy.


The hood and tassel is definitely one of my favorite things about this pattern.


This is the third project I knitted from this pattern.



How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered! How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit!  Psalm 32:1-2

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Bitty Birchbark Sweater

It was a race against the weather, me knitting, and Spring closing in and Spring won! Even though I finished the sweater in time for her birthday in mid March, the weather had already been in the 70’s since February. All I can say is turn the air conditioner down . . . . .  really low!

You can find the Bitty Birchbark sweater here.


By now it is no secret that I love turtle necks, so that was one of the attractions to this particular pattern.


The other thing that I really loved about this pattern was the simple details. It has a ribbed stitch on the shoulders that gives it a fitted look. It also has the ribbed stitches that run up the sleeve and bottom, extending some of the stitches up into the sweater. A simple detail that adds a lot to the sweater.


The turquoise yarn is my go-to yarn-I Love This Yarn-purchased at Hobby Lobby for $3.66 a skein, this sweater took two skeins.


And it just so happens that this sweater matches her boots that Gumps gave her for her birthday!


And they mounted four rows of stones on it. The first row was a row of ruby, topaz, and emerald; and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond; and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;…Exodus 39:10-12


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All Year Round Jacket

I found the most delightful Norwegian knitting patterns here and here. Unfortunately for me, not all the patterns come in English, and I want them all!

I have two of their wonderful patterns, but this is the first one that I have actually knitted.


This pattern is called the All Year Round Jacket, and it is knitted totally in a three by three ribbed pattern. It is very stretchy and bouncy. The pattern is a one size fits     2-5.


One of Aniyah’s favorite features of this pattern is the little pockets, just big enough to hold her treasures. This was the first time I have made pockets in a sweater and I almost eliminated them but decided that I wanted to learn how to make them.


I changed the pattern some by adding a band along the front. It kind of messed it up, so I added the buttons and it seemed to make up for it.


The Boutique Unforgettable yarn is from Red Heart and I purchased it at Walmart. It is a self striping yarn and comes in a few different colors. I am a huge fan of self striping yarns. This yarn was nice to knit and came out feeling really soft. I used two skeins for this project.


Aniyah will be able to wear this sweater for a few years because of the sizing. I always appreciate a pattern that allows for growing room.



I also clothed you with embroidered cloth and put sandals of porpoise skin on your feet; and I wrapped you with fine linen and covered you with silk.   Ezekiel 16:10


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Just A Note

So I finished Aria’s scarf and was totally surprised by what I found when I blocked it.


This beautiful, colorful yarn ran when I got it wet, not just a little, but a lot! I soaked and rinsed it twice and the color would not stop running. I even soaked it in hot vinegar water, but it still ran.


I am a little concerned that if she wears it outside and gets it wet that it may ruin her clothes.


A good thing to know.


Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:23

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Aniyah’s scarf and bonnet combo can be found here.



This precious little bonnet and scarf combination was the perfect choice for my little Aniyah, and I could not resist.


I love that the hat and scarf are attached, so there will be no separating and losing one without the other.

The eyelet pattern throughout the entire hat/scarf was one of the appeals of this pattern, however I have to say that it took constant concentration on my part to stay on task. It felt like a long project and I worked on it forever. But it was two projects in one and I am most certainly glad that I did it.

The tassel at the back of the hat was the finishing touch.


The super soft yarn is from Yarn Bee purchased at Hobby Lobby for $4.49. (don’t forget to use your 40% off coupon) The soft Haystack color was a more subdued color for my little laid back girl. This project took one skein of yarn.


This was certainly worth the effort, seeing her wrapped up snug and warm, cute as a bug makes me a happy mammy. I also purchased another skein of this yarn so there may be some little mittens to match in the near future-I hope.


I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Isaiah 61:10


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Not quite ready in time for Christmas, and not quite ready still, I couldn’t wait any longer, so I gave Aria her knitted cable hat and hand mitts.

These awesome patterns are available for free here and here.

I found this amazing self striping Yarn Bee yarn at Hobby Lobby. The colors are so fun, bright and vibrant. Beautiful sparkly sequins cover it. It reminded me so much of Aria, so I knew I had to make something for her out of it.

It cost $7.99 but I used my 40% off coupon. This project took two skeins.


I loved the hat pattern and you just can’t go wrong with a pattern that is free, however I did change it up a bit and added a 1×1 rib along the bottom edge.


I knew that hand mitts would be a hit for her, she has always loved them. These turned out so cool because each hand mitt looks different because of this awesome yarn.


I could not leave this pattern alone either, I added a couple of 1×1 ribbed rows at the thumb.



This project was a lot of fun for me to knit because of this fun yarn, but it is still not complete. I am still working on the scarf.


He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Psalm 91:4

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Yuri Pullover

Most of the knitting that I do is for my granddaughters, so this Christmas I decided to surprise my daughter and knit a sweater for her. I spent months hiding it from her. Every time she came to the house I would gather it up and hide it in my bedroom. I really wanted this to be a surprise.

And surprise it was! She had no clue and it was totally worth the months of knitting, hiding and waiting, even though I was tempted more than once to let her see it.

I loved her reaction.


You can find the Yuri Pullover pattern here.


There were three things that drew me to this particular pattern.

I love the 3/4 sleeves. This sleeve length has become a favorite of mine over the past few years and I am drawn to any pattern that has them, both in knitting and sewing.


The second thing that I loved about this pattern was the cabled pattern down the outside of the sleeves. I not only love seeing cables, but I also love to knit them.


The last thing that I loved  was the wonderful turtle neck, which I am a huge fan of. This sweater had all of my favorites.



It was knitted in her favorite color and I used my favorite yarn, I Love This Yarn, purchased at Hobby Lobby.


That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ

Colossians 2:2

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