Monday, December 21, 2009

socks for Brian

socks for Brian, originally uploaded by little pearl knits.

I made these for my brother-love my new sock blockers from Loopy Ewe (thanks Nell).
Hope he likes them

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

singing once again

singing once again, originally uploaded by little pearl knits.

I have a concert on Friday and haven't had anytime to craft-only rehearsals-but thought you crafty folks out there would appreciate the banners in the background (GORGEOUS-huh?)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

toddler socks

toddler socks, originally uploaded by little pearl knits.

for sale in my shop

Saturday, December 5, 2009

palm tree dishcloth

palm tree dishcloth, originally uploaded by little pearl knits.

The second in the set.

shell dishcloth

shell dishcloth, originally uploaded by little pearl knits.

Kind of ironic to be knitting these when it snowing outside-oh well

Thursday, December 3, 2009

mittens for mattie

mittens for mattie, originally uploaded by little pearl knits.

My first pair of little mittens made for Mattie-she loves them-me too!

Monday, November 30, 2009

knitted star ornaments

I was looking through The knitters almanac and had to knit a few stars with my leftover yarn.
They knit up so fast-I know there will be more to come.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Thanksgiving weekend was wonderful.
So much to be thankful for....
so much holiday knitting going on...I'll post pictures this week.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

new hat for the shop

I bought this yarn from Etsy last weekend and love it!
It's from moonlightandlaughter.
I wanted to add some new colors and some varrigated yarns to my hats.
I hope to have good luck with my shop in the coming months.
wish me luck

Saturday, November 14, 2009

mom solo

(spray watercolor on paper leaves)

My husband has gone to Romania for a week and he took my camera!!

Mattie misses him the most, she has cried EVERY day since he has been gone-and I am just trying to keep with the routine of our day and give them a little extra lovin.
I spent the morning shopping on Etsy and bought a whole new batch of yarn to make some more hats. (This week I am going to try listing some Pixie style hats)

I love reading blogs-I love getting a little glimpse into the lives of complete strangers.
This week I will post some of the new blogs I've been inspired by.

Until then, wish me luck-2 days until the old man comes home.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I knitted these bears yesterday while watching football-pattern can be found here.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

apple orchard

we drove to Wisconsin to spend the day at the apple holler-
lots of fun!! I need to go back again and actually buy some apples.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I'm finally caught up on my hat sales -sent them off this morning(what a great feeling).
Here are a few new colors I'm trying out.

I'm back

Here are a few shots of my spoon river adventures.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

pilot cap for big kids

I made the adult size to sell in my store too!!
I love these hats!!!

a whole lot of knitting going on

I have been knitting like a crazy lady.

I sold and sent out 2 hat orders

One pair of wool socks for Matts

One dishcloth set for a wedding gift.

One new pixie hat pattern
Now I am off to spend a week in the woods-I can't wait!!!!-I am traveling by MYSELF and Joel and the kids will meet me on Saturday- I am off to enjoy this with WITHOUT my children!!!
GARAGE SALES (how I've missed you!!)here we come!!!!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

boiler man gone bad

Today I got home, only to have the boiler man yell at me-(all after a long day of worrying about a baby in ICU)
Wishing someone could kidnap me and take me back to the beach.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

blender socks

Made these for my mother-in-law's Birthday.
(ravelry inspired of course)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

a forgotten present

Here's a little something I knitted up for Pearl and forgot to give her for her Birthday.
(guess I'll save it for Christmas). The pattern can be found here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

the first born turns 8-YES EIGHT!!!!

We celebrated with a Prince Caspian Birthday party.
(Pearl absolutley LOVES that movie).
WHen did my baby turn into an ice queen?
Happy Birthday Squirrel.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

my baby turns 5

Happy Birthday Matts-you are my little angel baby.
I love you!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009


I had to buy these while thrifting-they just looked too sweet and I loved the hand crocheted outfits-somwhere in her travels she lost her other bootie.
I love them-don't quite think I will share them with my kids.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Browns Oakridge Zoo

Browns Oakridge Zoo is amazing!!!

If you live in Illinois and want to visit exotic animals and even be able to hold a baby cub-then you need to check this place out!!!!

Not your typical zoo by any stretch of the imagination-it's a family owned business zoo that you won't want to miss.

lions and tigers and bears(yes bears) oh my!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SAL sock #1

I bought a huge bag of vintage wool from the Salvation Army this summer(brown &green).
I am going to keep track of how many pairs of socks I can make out of this wool.
All for $2.50 (gotta love 1/2 price day)

have you heard of the blanket statement? sort of the same idea, but I'm just going to make socks.
(not as exciting as her projects)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

shop is updated

I updated my shop with pictures from the photo shoot -come on over and take a look.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

photo shoot

I did it!!! I was approved as a liscensed knitter for little turtle knits.
I have always dreamed of working as a liscensed knitter and now I finally get the chance.
I wanted to give my Etsy shop more of a professional look now that I have some hats to sell, so my friend Azuree agreed to take some photos for me.
I asked a few of my friends if I could snag their children for the shoot and Azuree ended up taking some amazingly cute pictures.
I will let you know when my shop is updated.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

ahhhhhh a weekend in the country

I don't have a garden in Chicago-but I do have a patch of Iris flowers that are guaranteed to make the neighbors jealous.

Friday, May 15, 2009

special guests

My friends came to my classroom to talk about New Zealand today.
(looking at a sting raye skeleton).
Then I took the kids outside and we played in the rain.....

Happy weekend to you!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Chicago-home of good food!!
we went to Mixteco on Saturday night it was wonderful!!!
I loved absoultley everything!!!-Fantastic authentic Mexican
and the tres leches cake was to die for!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

look what I got for my birthday

I turned the big 35 last week.
I was spoiled rotten-
and then I had the chance to escape the city and go to the country.

and....all of my presents were knitting related.
gosh, 35 is starting off to be a good year.

Monday, April 27, 2009

knitting something

I am finally organizing my yarn and trying to find a space to store it all.
(I can't throw any of it away-I'm too cheap).
Anyways, I came across this rough gray wool that I love!!!
It's too itchy for much of anything but I love the look of it.
I grabbed an old dishcloth pattern that I have always loved and I am going to just keep repeating this pattern until I run out of yarn.
I am thinking of using it somewhere in my home-maybe I'll drape it across my old trunk.

Also, keep your fingers crossed-I am sending in samples of my work to become a liscensed knitter for a small stay at home mom business.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I don't know why, but I was thinking of these cereals.
Is it true that Count Chocula is the only one sold year round?
I was reading where someone said the others only come out in October.

Gosh, you know it's time to go to bed when you are watching cereal commercials on youtube.
(Am I the only one to never have heard of Fruit Brute?)

just found this site!!! FUNNY


Thursday, April 16, 2009

I made these little summer dresses for my craft show a few weeks ago.
I love how they turned out-now I have to make a few that will fit my girls.
(interested?-they'll be up for sale in my shop by Monday.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

keeping with the tradition

When Pearl was younger, I remember my mom crocheting her a little Easter basket-
so here I am trying to keep up with the tradition - making them for my nieces, my girls, and my friend's kids.

Trying to come down from the sugar high.......

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter

My school Easter egg hunt was a success!!
The kids were amazing!!!-no major or minor break downs
I am exhausted and the weekend has just begun.

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


tell me robin-when will it feel like spring?