Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Red Sweater











Upon the request of Tiny I made him a red sweater. He picked out the yarn and pattern himself. I wasn't about to argue with him since he picked it out I knew he would wear it and that was what I thought was most important.  Brady's sweater I made also. I posted it last week but added a few more pictures this week.  Brady picked out the yarn for his sweater, but let me pick the pattern and I am very happy with his sweater.  I am planning on adding a button to the top of Tiny's red sweater, but I took these pictures right after I finished knitting it, so I'll add it soon.


 I made a simple hat for a Christmas present.

I also made a fun slouchy hat.  I love it. I wanted to get better pictures of it today, but it was raining :(




This alpaca and arrow hat has more bells and whistles than this picture. I added a fun fuzzy border, ear flaps and a braid down the back. It really is a fun hat. I planned on giving it as a Christmas present, however Brady is insisting it is his.  So we'll see. I'll post finished pictures next week.


We are very grateful to have gotten our power back after hurricane Sandy.  However we still have lots of friends and family without power. Some of our family members are starting to rebuild their homes.  It is going to take a long time to recover from hurricane Sandy.  Our local schools are selling "Restore the Shore" bracelets for $5.00 a piece. 100% of the proceeds go towards restoring the shore and helping all the families that have lost everything from the hurricane.

Here is a picture of us and my sister Leanne with her family.  We were hooked up to a generator so we got to watch the Steelers vs Giants game.


 Our family lived in our tiny family room for two weeks without power and kept warm by our fireplace.  We are grateful to have our power back, but it is heart breaking to drive down the street to see so many people still without it.  Some of the area around us are not allowing residence to return to their homes for months.  For now we are helping out by making food for friends and family that still can't live in their homes. This weekend many of our family will be helping our cousin move everything out of her home that she worked so hard on.  Her house is now unlivable.

But we are going to be stronger and better!!!! Even if the weathermen are talking about another Nor'easter for next week. Nope not going to listen to that. 


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20 comments:

Tracey said...

So many lovely knits and really, the red sweater is awesome.
I'm glad to hear you have power back and hope others do soon. I love the idea of the bracelets. I live on the coast of SC and know the devestation hurricanes can cause to the beaches.

Natalie B. said...

I love all of your projects, each one a delight. Glad you have your power again.
x

M. Emily said...

I'm so glad that you got power back, but I am sorry that it took so long. We have family in New Jersey and New York that lost it for about a week.

Beautiful sweaters!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Both sweaters are awesome! Love the long sleeves so they'll have room to grow :-). I'm so sad about all the destruction out there :-/.

steph said...

my, you've been busy!!!! wonderful knits!!!
so glad that your family is getting back to normal.....still praying for all those displaced.

Christine N said...

Your sweaters are absolutely amazing and your hats are too. You are very talented.

karen said...

each project is lovelier than the other, you have been so busy and I love the red sweater :)

Anke said...

The sweaters for your boys turned out great! They both have great taste in yarn and patterns. :-) I'm glad you got your power back, but feel so sorry for all that have lost so much.

wifemomknitter said...

I'm sending up prayers to your family, Andee, that things get better.

Deborah said...

Wow, that red sweater is fantastic!

TexWisGirl said...

your boys look great in their sweaters.

i am glad your community is helping each other as they can. i cannot imagine...

KC Pagano said...

Dropping in from Small Things. You are an amazing knitter! I love the orange sweater!!

Debbie said...

love those boys, LOVE those sweaters!!

YiKeS, i heard there is another storm coming.....you do have enough firewood though!!

Eileen said...

Your knits are lovely and your pictures great. Glad you have your power back.

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Erin said...

What a lovely red sweater! May I ask which pattern it is? I have a little boy who would love that sweater too, I think. :)

Victoria said...

So glad you have power back and the support of family close by! I love the red sweater - reminds me of the gurnsey wrap everyone at my LYS is ape about at the moment!

Lori ann said...

Gorgeous beautiful knits andee, and your boys, SO cute! Beautiful photos too sweetie.

Brian King said...

Great job on the sweaters! I bet they last longer than anything from the store, too. Fun shots of the boys!

kerri.warmus said...

I love that red sweater! What beautiful knitting and pretty yarn. Your son has good taste!