Sunday, October 3, 2010

No such thing as a mistake!!

So folks, there really is no such thing as a mistake! Even art can be made from a fatal flaw! Case in point: I tried to make a lace-type of pattern for a new hat I was knitting. Well, it's not exactly what I had in mind. In fact, I messed up so badly that I started panicking. But, I kept knitting. Mostly out of curiosity. I wanted to see what my awful mistake was going to look like. And actually, I'm really happy with how it came out!!

This was actually super simple to make! I cast on about 57 stitches onto circular needles (I have a teeny tiny head). I joined in the round and k2, yo, k2tog. I repeated until desired length. Then to add a little flair to it, I just knit for about 2-3 inches (decreasing stitches as I went) until I finished the hat. I'm actually really proud of this little hat! I love the little twisting affect that my "mistake" made!! 

And if this weekend couldn't get any better, my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew showed up with a car full of goodies. Tasty goodies. Desserts to be exact!!! She wanted to take some promotional pictures for a new desert table service she's offering to all of her brides, and our farm made for a lovely backdrop! It was so much fun setting up the table with all the little decorations she bought. It was even more fun to eat all the wonderful goodies when we were done with the pictures! Martha would be proud! My sister got to take a couple of great shots of me and my hat as well (thanks tiff for taking some pictures of me!!)

My nephew (and his glow pop) wanted to take a picture with me!

Candy apples covered in carmel and heaven!

The most amazing white chocolate covered strawberries I have ever had. And I have had a lot of white chocolate covered strawberries! I love them almost as much as I love knitting!!

Rice crispy treats with peanut butter chocolate wonderfulness on top!

Cupcakes with vanilla and chocolate buttercream.

Are you drooling yet??

White chocolate and chocolate dipped pretzels which were then rolled in jimmies, nuts, and cranberries (or some kind of berry thing).

Fudge brownie bites.

The desert table! I want this for my wedding :)

Our masterpiece glowing in the pale moonlight.

So glad I got to take a couple of shots at the desert table. I was so tempted to reach over and grab some goodies though.

Nolan wanted another picture. This time just of him and his glow pop. What's the stuff under his bottom lip you ask? He stole a fudge brownie while we weren't looking. Then another! That little thief!!

Ah! I had such a wonderful weekend. I'm sad that it's over. I've been working diligently at my scarf, and I'm a little upset that I'm not done with it yet. Between all that happened this weekend I didn't have as much time as I thought I would. Oh well. I'll be cuddling up in front of the fireplace tonight with my knitting needles! It's going to rain (again) for the next 4 days, which leaves even more time for me to knit! I WILL be done with this scarf by Friday!!

Oh! And incase I forget! I tried the wonderful apple pie we made! It was amazing! We have had some trouble in the past with the pie becoming slightly watery from the apples. But that wasn't the case. It was seriously, perfect. PER-FECT-O! 


  1. welcome to blogland, I love knitting and photography too.
    thanks for your comment on my blog, and I look forward to seeing lots of your knitting. I'm currently knitting a gift for my nearly born granddaughter, so will post pictures of her wearing it next month I hope.
    joy xx

  2. Thanks so much Joy! Congratulations on your granddaughter!! I can't wait to see what you're making for her!!