30 December, 2009

PROGRESS REPORT


Teen Hoodie Centre Back Panel
I have completed 5 repeats of the 16 row centre panel pattern- 80 rows, very easy repeat pattern
The yarn feels great to work with (Cabin Fever Cottage Colours, 100% Wool).  Soon I will start the front side panels.  Looking good if I do say so myself, after all it is my right to brag - Right?
MommaBearKnits-on & on & on-into the future.  Have a great New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

28 December, 2009

Christmas is Over for 2009 - Back on Track Moving on into 2010

Finishing up some projects:

These are 100% Wool (ends left over from other projects) Mittens.  Trust me they both are the same.  I knit the hand part twice, placed one inside the other and then worked a single cuff.  Now I have very warm reversible mittens - Very Warm.


Of course I have socks in progress.  Socks are always on my sticks.

Now A New Project is Coming!!!!!


I could not wait to tell everyone that I have started the pattern sample for the Tween Hoodie.  I am sooooooo anxious that I took a picture of the cast on-- I have yet to knit Row 1.  Deb, Dana and I met before Christmas and now we are all on a tight schedule to complete each of our own individual patterns.  Keep in touch, I will be updating my progress.
Don't Forget ------ MommaBearKnits

23 December, 2009

Greetings

Merry Christmas

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To All

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To All

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A Good KNIT

13 December, 2009

It's Winter in "(frozen) Lake Country"


Yes it's finally winter in Central Ontario.  But I am OK, lots of stash, lots of needles and a lazy boy chair draped with a warm afghan.  What else does MommaBear need.




I am working on a few projects and some are finished - just need to end the tails, Yuck.
Sweater is size 18 months- just for my stock and the socks are knit with Berroco Sox Metallic.  They fit me but will likely be a gift for someone, not sure who.


My main project right now is the teen hoodie.  I have the design in my head but must work it out so that the pattern can be understandable.  The first try is knit with a back panel and the two front panels worked down from the shoulder.  Then the sides are worked out from the sides, and the front band and hood will be done last.  I have already decided to do the back panel, bottom up, then the two front panels bottom up as well and joined at the shoulder.  Of course there will be no sewing, I will use 3-needle cast-off to join them. 
Until next time MommaBearKnits on into the night.


And, of course, I have another pair of socks, just for the mindless knitting periods in my day.  This pair is Bamboo yarn from my stash.

02 December, 2009

BUSTED!

And I thought I was a big stasher.  Not so much.  I still have to go through the remaining boxes but I have to concede to Cynthia.  Now there is a big stasher.  Thanks Cynthia for your comment.  Now I can shop without guilt.   Yes Cynthia I have reduced my stash since retirement but retirement also gives me more time to shop, however, not as much money to spend, but I can search for sales, Right?  Joy oh Bliss, life is good.

And Deb, you work in one of the biggest stashes ever.  How good can that be - being a partner in the yarn business must be awesome, no end to sifting through and planning projects. 

Katrina, thanks for your good wishes.  I always stressed that I could not go until my stash is done, I will try, but I will still shop, how can I not?  Knitting is my addiction and I will do my best to prevent the stash from overtaking me.   

Met with Deb today, talked about my hoodie and her teen project.  Back home now, knitting on into the night. 
-MommaBearKnits

29 November, 2009

Am I in Trouble?

Today I was expecting a customer to look at my baby garments with the idea to choose a couple for her great granddaughters and also later today I will have a less than 5 lb baby visit and her mom will have the privilege of choosing preemie sized sweaters for the little darling.  So, I went to my closet and sorted out the appropriate sizes and then I became obsessed with my stash that lately has become quite disorganized.  That may have been a big mistake.  After a few hours I find that my stash is taller than me and I still have four cardboard boxes in the spare room with more yarn.  When I am done, my stash will be pushing on the ceiling.  My question now is, Am I In Trouble?  Is yarn stashing addictive just like knitting is?  Do I have multi addiction problems.  I know that gambling addicts can sign up with casino security to be turned away from entering Casino Rama, do I need to notify all the yarn shops to deny my entry?  Should I put my stash in my Will for the next generation or should I just stay around forever until it is all gone.  HELP ME, Please. In the meantime, ---- MommaBearKnits and obviously will for some time to come.  At least I will be warm. 

27 November, 2009

Back on Track - Knitting and Designing

I am back working on the Teen Hoodie.  Deb, Dana, Lynda, Sophie and I have met several times and will meet many more times I am sure.  Each of us are working on a different teen style project.  I have received lots of input and have listened to Grandmoms, Moms, Teens, Knitters and other Designers.  I also listened to my Brain. Now it has begun.  It will be a multi-directional project, at least for now it is.  First step is the centre back panel. 



I have worked 10 1/2 inches of the 16 inch centre back.  I am using a large ball of acrylic yarn from my huge stash, just to see how it works. Next I will write the pattern and knit the first sample in Cabin Fever Cottage Colours.  I am working the smallest size to see the project completed.  Then when all the glitches are worked out, I will knit the middle size and then another designer will knit a different size, that way we will have three of the 7 sizes tested (now there are 7 sizes on the spread sheet but it may be taken down to 5 for the finished pattern). 

I am still knitting small mindless projects and socks, of course, when I am tired or being distracted by TV, Visiting or Travelling.

As everyone knows ---- MommaBearKnits and Designs on into the night.  See you next time, with more of the Hoodie Project done.

22 November, 2009

Still Knitting or Knitting Still


While I was at the Christmas Art and Craft Tour in Oro Medonte, of course I needed a project that would not require a great deal of concentration.  So---- I started a size 12 month pullover version of  "Baby J".  It was easy to work while watching the customers, answering questions and making sales.  My no sew and multidirectional concept became quite a subject of conversation and now I have a new project to start my stock increase for the next show or sale that I encounter-Bonus!  This one is worked in Worsted Weight yarn and is a warm spring or fall coat weight pullover.



Don't think It is over for MommaBear, she is still knitting.
----MommaBearKnits

21 November, 2009

Mommy, It's Over!!!!!

Great time, Great sales, Great networking, Great compliments.  I learned a lot, and listened to the people.  Now I am knitting on into the night.  Tired, but happy.  Big boost for ego and encouragement to continue. 
Good Night, see you tomorrow. 

20 November, 2009

End of Day # 1

It was great.  There was a steady stream of touring paticipants, I received awesome compliments and sold much more than I expected for my first event.  I know, I tried to keep the prices reasonable and likely could have upped them some but I still am very very happy.  I could hardly get my swelled head inside my car to drive home.  Apparently tomorrow (Saturday) will have much more traffic so I had to really spread out my stock to keep the table looking full.  I am happy, very very happy and I listened to the customers and now have many more ideas of what people want.  There seems to be a lot of requests for the tween sizes so I guess the Tween Patterns that Cabin Fever and Friends are working on will get out of the starting gate and do well.  Today I took some pictures of my show neighbours.  It is a small location but fits right in with the Christmas Tour concept.  The ladies of the church served tea/coffee and muffins in the morning and a great English Style lunch.   How great it was to be served tea in a china pot with the choice of sweets and a cup and saucer to enjoy your tea and also refills from your own personal teapot.  The pictures are random shots of my vendor neighbour's products before the doors opened.  The locations are small and intimate but the tour consists of four locations within 10 minutes of each other, a great idea. 




  MommaBear will be up and running again tomorrow morning.  At 4:00 p.m. it will be over, until next year, because Buffi already invited me back. 
---- MommaBear is tired.

19 November, 2009

12 HOURS !!!!!!

Set up is done, well sort of, I know that I will be changing things around in the morning.  I need more space, or less stock. 

This how it looked before I begun getting stuff out of bags.


First go at it, changed things around quite a bit, still not enough room.

I will make some changes and then I will be out there for all to see.  I look forward to the experience.  I have no idea where I will put the three sweaters, two mittlet pairs, and one last pair of mittens that are still drying on the towels.  I will be reporting after the tour is over.

The weather was scary for the drive to Shanty Bay, Rain and Fog big time, but I made it in one piece.  I guess better than snow but Buffi was looking for a little snow to help promote the "Christmas Tour".
---- MommaBearKnits

ONE !!!!!!

Countdown, One More Sleep!!!!!!





The Last Items are now drying on a towel and the Information Tags are ready to be attached.  This afternoon I will drive to Shanty Bay and set up my display.  I guess these last few projects will have to remain at home until tomorrow.  They should be dry by then.  Wish me luck, I dreamed about the show last night and I am looking forward to the next two days talking about my sticks and string.
MommaBearKnits on into the night.
Then I will take a break and get back to my Hoodie Project and finishing up Baby Compass and Samorelle.  Will it ever end ----- I hope Not!

18 November, 2009

Two

Days That Is!

16 November, 2009

Oh My!!! I Only Have Four Days Left!!!

We went to Orangeville this weekend for a OFAH Zone Annual Meeting.  PoppaBear went to the meetings, MommaBear networked, shopped, ate lots of food, had a few cool ones and sat out in the Sunshine, in November, in Canada without a coat on.  It was a good trip, because we normally travel through terrible weather to the Annual meeting. Last year we travelled to Owen Sound and came home in a bad winter storm.   Of course I was accompanied by my Sticks and String all weekend.  I also visited the local yarn shop and, guess what---spent money on yarn.   My knitting attracted lots of attention and I answered lots of questions, the most common question was, "Where is your pattern"? Answer: "In my Head".  "Oh, how does that work.? Answer: "With lots of frogging".

The Cruster Ruster also had a fabulous weekend at Snuggles Pooch and Kitty Holiday Camp http://www.snugglespetcamp.ca/ .  He loves it there and this time he even got to go for a 40 minute walk in the bush with one of the owners.  It is a great home away from home for the lucky dogs and cats that get to holiday there and we never worry about him when he is under their fabulous care. 

Now I am getting down to finishing up the last of my stock, I will be ready, hope we have lots of traffic. 



Last week I discovered that, although my stock was plentiful, I was a little short on the size 12 month garments, so I started the cardigan shown above.  Now it is finished, just needs its ends sewn in (oh I hate the word sew, when it comes to knitting). 


I also am working on two pullovers, the Rhubarb/Beige pullover is on the home stretch, and the Denim Blue pullover will be ready for Friday morning---I hope, if not, it will be worked on during the show.  I also have two pairs of mittlets, one pair of adult mitts and a child's hat to finish off and then I am ready.  I will, however, start a couple of projects to show off at the show, hopefully the knitting will attract some interest and be a topic of conversation. 

Come visit if you are in the area, remember ------MommaBearKnits

09 November, 2009

ELEVEN DAYS TO GO!!!!!

Today I spent several hours preparing my stock records.  I had no idea just how much knitting I have done.  But now, every item is tagged with my contact info, size, yarn content, price, description and stock number.  Now that I finally got down to record keeping instead of playing with my sticks and string I can, from now on, just update my stock records with new products and hopefully record some sales.   I will be ready for the show, I know I will.  Hope it goes well and the weather is nice to us all. 

Back to the sticks and string now.  MommaBear will work on the hoodie design as well as finishing off some small items. 

- MommaBearKnits

07 November, 2009

13 Days to Go!

Well I am working hard and almost ready.  Thirteen Days to go, then I will know what I will do over the next 12 months, will I be getting ready for the 2010 Tour or will I be going in a new direction?  Whatever happens, I will still be knitting on into the night.  Today I visited several craft shows in the area, just to see what is being featured.  Not a whole bunch of knitting but I did see some really cute doggie sweaters, they were awesome.  Looking at what is out there, I think I will be well within the range and there were not a lot of baby/children garments just lots of scarves, mittens, dish cloths, stuffed teddies, Christmas decorations and of course, doggie sweaters.  Very few children socks and sweaters so I should do ok. 

My little models are all ready to shine.  Thanks to my Big Brother, Bernard for the work he put into these wooden display units for me. 

I have also been busy making stock lables and pricing the projects.  So far for stock numbers I am at number 122 with still more to go.  I think there will be no problem filling the space.  Hope to see lots of people at the St. Thomas Church Hall in Shanty Bay, Oro Medonte.  Remember I will be there Friday November 20 and Saturday November 21.  After it is over I will post how it went. 

Now back to the sticks and string.  MommaBearKnits on into the night and first thing in the morning.

04 November, 2009

16 Days and I will be in the middle of it!

I have not been working the sticks and string very much today.  I walked Cruster Ruster this morning and then went to visit my Mom in Law.  She is still doing pretty good for 97.  I love her she is so cute and she still has strong opinions that she is not shy expressing, good for her.  Then I visited with Deb, my Knitting Guru. We had a talk about knitting and she gave me some good advice for my first craft show participation, I really appreciate help from someone who has been there (of course Cabin Fever Sisters go to much bigger venues than a local craft show, but the advise will still help me).  Then I came home, hauled out all my stock and worked all afternoon and into the early evening preparing the stock tags for everything.  Lots and lots of stock.  I still have some tags for hats to do and then all those socks.  I am winding down and will be ready ------

 It doesn't look that large in the picture but believe me it is.  I cannot believe that I actually knit all the items along with the designing and the huge project knitting my JJ Jacket. Thanks for retirement time. 

I have been wearing JJ and am truly amazed at how many people approach me and say how much they like it.  Makes me proud. 

MommaBear is going to rest now, that means of course, she will pick of the sticks and work an easy project to relax.  Love to knit, yes I do-------

02 November, 2009

Time is Running Out!

It is November 2, 2009.  I have only 18 days left until the 16th Annual Christmas Art and Craft Tour in Oro Medonte.  Oh My --- What was I thinking. 

I am busy getting all the yarn ends worked in, (my least enjoyable task of knitting).  I have solved the problem of sewing, working top down and multidirectional but still have to face the "Work in the Yarn Ends".  Here lay some stringy unfinished projects but they are well on their way to being part of the show.  Thanks Buffi for the opportunity to shine ---- I hope I shine.


 See below a baby hat knit from left over self patterning yarn knit double, really multicoloured and knit from the top down. 


Below is a circle (there are more coming) of warmth for cold hands in Oro Medonte.  Hope they get to do what they are meant to do...........



I will also have a circle (or pile) of hats and children's socks.  So warm heads and feet are in.............  I will have baby/children's hoodies, cardigans and pullovers.  Lots and lots to choose from.

I am now working on all the information/price tags for each and every item.  I had no idea just how many pieces I have produced.  If nothing else there will be plenty to choose from.  I am also still working on the Tween Hoodie that I asked for advice from my visitors over the past few days.  I am still open for suggestions - don't hesitate to post a comment or comments. 

I love my retirement, it enables my passion, how can that be a bad thing. 
MommaBearKnits, boy oh boy, does she knit.

26 October, 2009

Thanks

Thanks Ericah and Katrina.  You comments were greatly appreciated and trust me I listened.  I am looking forward to and hoping for more suggestions.  So far I have frogged a couple of ideas and started again.  Everyone out there, if you visit please offer your opinions, especially moms and grandmoms of teenage girls.  Knitting for teens is a big undertaking and I want to get it right. 

MommaBearKnits and Designs in Lake Country Canada.

22 October, 2009

Question!

I am trying to branch out and step up from the baby/toddler patterns.  I wonder what would a tweeny girl ( say 10 - 14 yrs) like to wear if I knit it for her.  I want it to be fashionable, multidirectional and no sew.  If those of you out in cyber world can just give me some hints, I can certainly work the multidirectional no sew concept into the project.  Just a few suggestions would be appreciated. 

1.   Do they like Cardigans, Pullovers, Hoodies, Vests, Jumpers, or what? 
2.   Do they like Lace, Cables, or just Stockinette or Garter stitch or perhaps a mix of two or more stitch patterns. 
3.   How about colours, do they like basic colours, self patterning, or out-of-this-world fabulous bright  colours? 
4. What do you knit for your daughters and/or grandaughters? 
5. I would like to know if the girls will wear them if they are cool and fresh in 2009 or just say 'thanks mom', and put them away in the closet never to see the light of day.
6. What works best for teens, DK, Worsted, Aran, Chunky?
7. Do you think teens will want to knit something themselves if it is their style?

I have gone on the web, seached for teen specific patterns and they are scarce.  There is and will always be the classic cardigans, pullovers, and shells in all sizes but I want new stuff.  For every other size there are thousands, but fashionable specific teen patterns, not so much,  Help me please.  Send pictures, descriptions, web sites and blogs that I can visit, where I might get some ideas or find patterns that I can purchase and download or free pattern sites as well.  

Contact me: berniebydesign@gmail.com or even just post a comment.

I need to feed my addiction and this will help.  MommaBearKnits on and on.

20 October, 2009

MY ADDICTION IS GETTING WORSE

I am addicted; I admit it; I can live with it (although, not sure if PapaBear can); and I am looking forward the the 'Arts and Craft Christmas Tour in Oro Medonte'.  I have finished some projects and am working on more:

This one (above) is a pullover version of the Jr. J.  It is worked in superwash wool and is size 2-3.  I have added a little different edging on the cuffs and bottom but the #'s are the same.  I encourage anyone who has worked the "J" series ('Baby J'; 'Jr. J'; and the latest cabin fever release 'J J Jacket') to branch out and be creative. The numbers can be worked for a sweatshirt style pullover; a crew neck pullover; a vest; and a hip length, waist length or I bet a full length coat would be great.  Go for it and if you do, please send me a picture, it will make me very happy to see my beloved "J" in many many different ways. I have worn my 'J J Jacket' in the public a few times already and it has never failed to attract attention and receive compliments.  Everyone is facinated with the directions and the no sewing.  If you are interested in seeing the leaflet patterns that I have self published and Cabin Fever published click on the link at the top of the left side panel.


This one (above) is similar to Sam's Delight, but not!  This one is size 8-10 and will be available for sale at the upcoming craft show.  I will likely write it up as a new pattern as the neckline is different, the yarn weight different, body texture different and there will be more sizes (2-52 hopefully).  That will likely not happen until January 2010 as I am kind of busy with the Craft show and working with Deb, Dana, Lynda and Sophie on the new Cabin Fever book.  Keep an eye out for it, you will like it, I promise. 


Hanging on my clothes line (I love outdoor clothes lines) are some more small projects, not quite finished but soon.  I gifted my Son, Daughter-in-Law, Grandaughter with the first three pairs of Fingerless Gloves, so will have to keep on knitting some more before November 20.  I think they are very popular now.  The hat looks weird right now but in my head it looks real neat.  Will post the finished hat, if it works.



I am also working on another multi-directional garment.  This one is just for ideas, so it is just size 1-2, but it will help me with the ideas and various panel stitch patterns.



Close-up of the back 2 panels.  Keep watching, it will change a lot before it is done.

As alway the addicted MommaBear cannot stop, is there help out there for me? Or if you don't have any help, join me, I love knitting with other knitters, awesome networking opportunity.

09 October, 2009

Countdown to the Oro Medonte Christmas Tour


I am counting down to my first Art and Craft Show participation (6 weeks to go).  Scary, but I need to do it or else I will have to add on a room or two for my stash and my projects and take out a second mortgage to keep me in yarn; just kidding, my stash would keep me knitting forever.  No matter how the show goes, I will still "Knit On Into the Night".  This morning I decided to sort out the sweaters by size.  I have overdone it with the Preemie/Newborn sizes, they are sooooo cute and very quick to knit.  I have 13 Preemie/Newborn; 6 Three months; 8 six months; 5 nine months; 9 twelve months; 9 childrens sizes 2-10.  Total 50, I think--- I keep finding more tucked away with other projects. Quite a few of the baby cardigans will also have matching hats and booties or socks.  I will also have many Baby/Children/Adult hats.  There will be a special price for the ones that I call my Scrap Hats.  Dish cloths, mitts, scarfs; baby/toddler socks and fingerless gloves will be for sale as well.  My Huggy Bear and my Hoodie Bear patterns will be available and there will be a special show price.  I plan to take copies of my Friends of Cabin Fever Patterns and if anyone is interested I will be proud to direct them to http://www.patternfish.com/ or http://www.cabinfever.ca/ to see all the Cabin Fever Designs and, if they are interested, they can be purchased for download on line. 

So, one more time:  The 16th Annual Christmas Art & Craft Tour in Oro-Medonte will be held Friday November 20; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday November 21; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Four locations, all within 10 minutes of each other; Old Town Hall, Oro Fairgrounds; Oro Station Community Hall; St Thomas' Church Hall, Shanty Bay; Art and Sale Show at the White House, 628 Ridge Road East, Oro Medonte.

MommaBearKnits will be located at the St. Thomas' Church Hall in Shanty Bay.  Please drop by, I would love to meet everyone and there will be a great variety of arts and crafts of all kinds at each of the locations. 
-----MommaBearKnits on into the night. 

05 October, 2009

Long Time No Post - I am Back

Catch up time: 
First of all I want to thank Cynthia McDougall, http://www.cgknitters.ca/ for the write up in the current issue of "Knit Together" (the quarterly publication of Canadian Guild of Knitters).  I was featured under the category "Meet a Canadian Designer" and am totally flattered by the recognition.

As I mentioned in my last post I am going to be a vendor at the 16th Annual Christmas Art and Craft Tour in Oro Medonte.
You all know I have lots of stock but, hopefully will need more.  I will also take my Huggy and Hoodie Bear Patterns for sale.  I am working hard, finishing up the Baby Compass pattern, making smaller items for display and hopefully they will sell at the November event.  I just finished a child's version of a hooded sweatshirt style pullover and of course more socks, hats and mitts. 






















Pictured here are more of my stock.  I cannot believe it, I have even started to knit Fingerless Gloves.  I never could see the reasoning behind them but they are popular and as I worked through several pairs, I began to like them on my hands and I bet they will be handy when I walk Cruster Ruster. So, I will likely keep one pair for me.   I am also working on a updated version of my Sam's Delight pattern, it will be called Samorel and will be written for children 1-6; 8-14; and an adult version will eventually be available, likely not until January at the earliest. (Picture will follow, I have completed the yoke and about 3 inches of the body.  Still have to do the sleeves.) 
Deb, Dana, Lynda, Sophie and I have held our first meeting to discuss yet another Cabin Fever Book.  It will be different from the previous ones, and will feature some very interesting designs.  Keep watching the Cabin Fever Sisters, for the release of another pattern book------------ 
Until next time ---- MommaBearKnits.

17 September, 2009

16th Annual Christmas Art & Craft Tour in Oro-Medonte


The show is coming up November 20-21, 2009.  This year there are 4 locations.  The show was born in the White House and grew to 3 Township Halls and this year, in addition to the three locations, there is an Art Show & Sale in the White House.  The White House location will be an Art Show & Sale only (628 Ridge Road East, Oro Medonte).  I will be located at St. Thomas' Church Hall in Shanty Bay along with other crafter's.  The other two locations are: Old Town Hall, Oro Fairgrounds and Oro Station Community Hall.  I have received many encouraging comments about the event from locals who have attended in the past.

I met with Buffi this afternoon, received brochures for distribution and discussed the tour as this is my very first experience participating in such a great event.  I came home and realized just how much I have to do to get ready.  I look forward to the show, big time.  I must get started tagging all the items, that is a lot more work than I expected.   For now my stock is just laying out in the spare room waiting to shine for me.  Trust me, what you see is only a small portion of the work I have completed over the last year.  Hope I am successful. 


 No matter what, MommaBear will continue to knit on into the night. 
 -MommaBear

14 September, 2009

BACK ON TRACK

I went to the Waterloo County Knitters' Fair with Deb on Saturday.  A whole day spent in the company of other knitters was great.  Of course Deb had to work in the Cabin Fever Booth, but I had the freedom to wander.  I did purchase yarn even though I have lots in my stash.  How can a knitting kook like me resist.  I met with friends that were also at the show as well as networked with others of similar interest.  You always learn something at an event like that.  It was a great show and the drive to Aurora with Deb was an opportunity to talk about, what else, but Knitting and Designing.  Then we joined the Aurora Guild and had a wonderful time on a school bus full of knitters from Aurora to the show.  The guild held draws for great prizes on the way to the show and of course Show-and-Tell on the way home.  Full Day!


JJ Jacket is done!!!! 


Now I am back at the keyboard, determined to get all the designs that are in my head on paper.  Baby Compass is my first project to finish.  It is multidirectional and after discussing the difficulty of writing, what is so easy to knit, with Deb; I am taking her advise and creating schematics for the sections.  It is time consuming but really will make the pattern easier to follow.


Above are sections 1-4 of 8 sections when complete.  Make any sense to anybody?  Trust me it will.  I am back in the saddle and loving it. 
- MommaBearKnits on into tomorrow

06 September, 2009

Break from the usual -- FABULOUS WEDDING

The bride danced with her grandson - beauty & handsome couple, even if they are a couple of generations apart.
The groom danced with his new step grand daughter. Is she a beauty or what!!! - & he is a handsome groom.

The bride's son gave her away, oh my, tears in my eyes.

What a fabulous event. The minister was wonderful, fabulous ceremony filled with laughter and love. Wow what a weekend.

No comment here, what more can you say about the most beautiful bride's grand daughters.
P.S. Jada (my inspiration for Baby J) on the left and Sophia (Sophia's Ridged Cardigan inspiration) on the right.
The groom on the right and his best man (first born son) on the left.

We had a fabulous wedding weekend, so wonderful for two of the most loving seniors on the planet. Great party.
Oh, yeah, the bride is the recipient of my knitted shawls.
Wow what a party!!!!!
-mommabearknits