21 September 2014

busy as a bee ~ posted by Melissa

Jason found this dormant (thank goodness!) nest in our backyard last week.  It was as big as my head.  I'm allergic and have been doing yard work all summer and never noticed it being built.  How can that be?  I feel very lucky!!
I've been knitting quite a bit but haven't made time to post so today is the day.  I have two projects to share now, one more finished and another just about done that I'll share in a few days.

This is Sprinkles from Juju's Loops.  It was a breeze to knit and I have enough yarn left to make a pair of two tone socks for me.  I'm thinking a vanilla pair ~ green with purple heels and toes.  This is a gift for our second Goddaughter who will be arriving later this year.  I love making baby things!
I am joining Liesl at Buckaloo View in her monthly sock challenge (while I enjoy watching her raise chickens, experiment with dyeing yarn, and take on the huge task of returning her family property to a working farm).  These are my September socks!  I have my October socks cast on already so I'm feeling like a pair a month is a reasonable goal.  Plus it's always nice to have someone to knit with :).
That's it for Sunday blogging.  There are important goings-on today ~ in case you haven't heard there's a Superbowl rematch starting in an hour or so!  Hope everyone is enjoying the last weekend of summer.  I, for one, am looking forward to inviting Autumn in tomorrow! 


  1. Wow! That is a big nest, I am allergic too so must be careful.
    I love the knitting projects, especially the socks. I have a pair of sock on my needles that I really
    need to get back to, there are just so many things I want to knit!
    Have a beautiful week and I hope you enjoyed your ball game, football?

    1. I did enjoy the football game...it was an edgeofyourseatnailbiter!!!

  2. I love knitting baby things too, instant gratification. I love the colour combo you've chosen, feminine but not too girly.

  3. glad your husband found the nest and you are safe and sound, phew!

  4. yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes.

    love seeing the knits. I have been working on an embroidery project for a while so have not knitted a thing since June!

  5. Such a super sweet cardigan! It really is fun to knit for babes--generally they are quick knits and cuteness is always guaranteed. :)

    And your September socks look amazing! What a color. So perfect for fall.

  6. great choice in color~ these socks are kinda spicy, like someone I know.

  7. Sprinkles and Satsuma almost sound like something you could eat -- together. But I digress... the sweater is adorable. That's one lucky baby. The socks -- fantastic. A pair a month, eh? I love how you showcase your masterpieces. :)