Monday, December 27, 2010

Taking a Break for a few weeks…….

Knitting is on hold for a few weeks

Today my siblings and I had the honor of being home with my mother as she passed away. As with most things in her life, her passing was done with a quiet dignity, grace & quirky humor. 

Yesterday 26 December would have been Mom and Dad’s 63rd wedding anniversary.  We know Daddy was waiting for her with open arms & in true Cahoon fashion………………she was late.  But, Daddy wouldn’t have minded.

So, I’m going to take a few weeks…to help take care of what ever needs done here & then go home & say hello to my husband again.

Any customs I have lined up will be a tad later than planned.  I will be contacting each of you & if you choose to have your yarn returned or cancel an order I understand as growing babies can’t always wait.

Thank you for your patience, prayers & support

Katie

 

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

What’s on the Needles At Katidids

I guess it would me more appropriate to say, What is off the needles. 

A few of reallllly bad photos.  I miss my good camera and its been raining so much here in California it’s hard to get good light so bear with me!

My second Reid Romper in “Pine Needles” by Liberty Fibers (sized 3-6 months) trimmed with a deep copper The second photo is a more accurate color but, in reality the browns are much deeper and richer. This has been done…just waiting for buttons for nearly a month!  

Pine Needles Romper 005

A few modifications give a trimmer body and a longer button placket to ease changing.  Beautiful buttons are by Ayarina's Buttons a fellow Etsian.  Although she ships from outside of the US orders arrive in just a few days!

Bird in trees

Be sure and check out her fun collection !

Pine Needles Romper 006

Soft and squishy medium  “Hunting Mushrooms Shorties” in Manos del Uruguay

Trimmed with a coordinating Cascade 220 waist, cuffs and appliqu├ęd  Mushroom pocket.  Just the right size for little hands with little treasures.  Once I have better photos they will be listed in the shop Mushroom Shorties

And, a Ruffled Sunhat by Raya Budrevich of Blissful Knits.  This was knit to coordinate with a previously purchased pink & chocolate romper….and the Mama had a boy!Pine Needles Romper 014

So I’m waiting to hear if she wants it redone with booties for a boy.

On the needles now are custom Orchid & chocolate Longies for Megan. 

Chocolate & Orchid LongiesI’m working on the legs and will have them done in the next day or so.

Hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Finished Knits & Customs In The Mail

Miss Gabby will be a warmly dressed baby in these longies!

Violets for Gabby (2)Western Sky Knits, 3 Ply merino “Violets”

Super soft for those tiny noodles legs! 

Using a new pattern by Raya Budrevich of Blissful Knits, I had just enough left over to make a matching  Ruffled Hat. 

Here at Mom’s I don’t have my ribbon stash (or better camera for good photo’s) to finish it off but, Gabby’s Mama assures me she has plenty on hand.

I have 5 other items in the works.  OK, to be honest the knitting portion is done. I need to add buttons or a bit of seaming to finish them….the dirty details! 

Off to sew on buttons & hopefully the rain will STOP! At least long enough for some photos or, I’ll be knitting an ark!

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Taking the Knitting on the Road or …er Plane

I receive a call from my sisters that my mother’s health is rapidly failing. Tomorrow morning I’ll be flying out to California for an undetermined amount of time. Yes, I’ll be taking the knitting with me.  I want and need to be there but, I know me and I’ll want and need to keep my hands busy. 

I’m not sure how long I’ll be gone but it will be as long as need be. I’m very Blessed to have such a supportive husband!  Letting go is never easy so your prayers and thoughts will be appreciated.

Right now the plan is……….

Any customs that are in line will still be completed, I’ll just ship from Calif.

For those of you who have wool in route…my family will send it to me as soon as it hits the mail box.  Yes, it will create a day or 2 delay but, most had at least a week wait before I could start so…… at this point I really don’t anticipate any significant delays.

My awesome, super suitcase packers (THANK YOU Erika & Danielle!) will still ship orders for completed items in the Etsy Shop

I’ll have my laptop with me so don’t hesitate to e-mail

Katie

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