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We are off on an outing today.  Today would have been the day I started breaking ground on our new garden but with the temperatures in the upper 50’s today, we just can’t resist so the garden will wait until the next warm day which the forecast says will be about next weekend 🙁  In the meantime, I am busy with paper and pen doing the important work of planning.  Checking whenever we have sun, were it lands or does not land in the garden, where the water goes when it rains etc.

With all this talk of warming weather, I got to thinking that in the spring, all of Matthew’s longies may not be so great for being out in the warm weather.  I am making him my usual bucket seated shorties from my own crochet pattern but wanted to knit something up.  It is so hard to be a mistress to crochet but ever since I learned to knit, my heart really is there more so than with crochet though I understand crochet so much more and can construct most anything with it.

These shorties are super simple (do I always say that about my projects?).  Many years ago, I saw a pair like these somewhere and sketched the idea down in my crochet notebook.  There was no pattern with it but looking at the sketch last week, it seemed so simple that I just cast it on.

I didn’t of course write down the steps I took but I’m pretty sure I can figure it out from looking at the diaper soaker.  I still have to add some ribbing around the leg openings to give it a bit more security but so far I really like it and it is a fast knit.

So what did you make this week?  I can’t wait to see it.  Please post a link to the pin that inspired you in your post :)

To see my Pinterest inspiration board for today’s project, click here.  Oh and if we aren’t friends on Pinterest you can follow me by clicking on the “P” bunting flag at the top right corner of this blog.

Here’s what to do.

1.  Pick a pin you have pinned from your Pinterest boards and do it.

2. Take a picture of your project or progress and blog about it or post a picture to flickr.

3. Then come back here on Saturdays and post a link to your blog post (please make sure the link you post is to your Pin-along post and not your main blog)

4. Don’t forget to link back to the Pin-along  so others can find us and get encouraged too.

5.  We all love comments and encouragement so please leave a comment here and visit at least 1 other pinner and leave them a comment  too :)
Fair enough?

Below is the link up tool.  Let me know if you need help!

You are invited to a Pin-along party.  Bring along all your Pinterest ideas and pinned projects and make them a reality.  Don’t just pin it, Make it, Bake it, Do it and then Share it!

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longies for Matthew

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Well, no sooner did I decide to love winter that it warmed up to the 50’s.  I’m not entirely sure that this trend will continue but in any event I am purposely deciding to love the weather no matter.  This morning as the snow on the ground all started to melt and we were able to go out in long sleeves and sweater without a coat, the kids and I all had similar sentiments.  “it wasn’t so bad” and “I loved winter” and even “I hope we get more snow soon”.  It seems that we do indeed like having this season which is so new to us.

It also feels good to have had the indoor time to work on lots of knits and project which I know I won’t have time for once spring arrives.  In addition, my reading pile seems to be actually getting some attention this week.  I love to read but there are so many other things that I love to do that I don’t ever get the time to lay down and read though this week I have finished two books and am starting this one.  Servant’s Hall, a real upstairs downstairs romance.  It seems that it is a sequel to,  Below Stairs being the first.  I felt that I should wait and the library ordered a copy for me but it is hard to put down the real life story that actually inspired Downton Abbey which will probably be over soon for the season and leave me in the lurches.

On the knitting front,  Matthews longies (remember these?)  are pretty much done, except for that little hole in the crotch that needs to be sewn up and the ends that need to be sewn in.  I love these longies.  They are so simple to make and no dreaded kitchener stitch since the crotch is open and then just sewn closed once the longies are finished.  I did not even think of writing down the pattern as I made them thinking I would remember every step (it is very simple you see) but I will need to make another pair and write it down before I can share it with you.   This is a great pattern for anyone of you who wanted to try some longies but thought it might be too hard.  I promise you, it’s not difficult. If you can knit, purl and put some stitches onto waste yarn, then you are on your way!  I will try to have it done by next week.

I’m off to visit Ginny and the Yarnalong today and pick up some inspiration from all the other bloggers over there.

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