Monday, May 15, 2006

Mother's Day Weekend

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This weekend the family was together in Arkansas for the graduation of daughter, Robyn, and son-in-law, James. Don't they look happy! They should. They've worked hard for this day. Both received their master's degrees from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Many changes are ahead for these two, including a move back to Texas. I'm really excited about that part. Other plans are still in the works. Job searches are in progress. Best of luck guys. Love you lots!

Well you know when I travel, I always try to visit the local yarn shop. This trip was no exception. Searcy has one shop. It's brand new and has only been open for a few months. It's called The Knitter's Cottage. Their selection is limited, but what they have is very nice. I bought some worsted weight yarn by Nashua Handknits, 75% Wool, 25% Alpaca. I love the feel of this yarn--very soft. I may use it for a scarf, but I'm not sure yet.

Received some knitting/yarn related presents on Mother's Day. Robyn is crocheting a granny square throw for me in shades of purple. She wasn't quite finished with it, so she gave me a swatch to take home. The squares she is making are much bigger than this. It will only take six squares for the whole throw. I love it!

Matt gave me The Opinionated Knitter. I've almost bought this book before, but talked myself out of it, like I do so often. Lately though I have been wanting to try the Baby Surprise Jacket. Mariella has inspired me. You need to visit her blog and see all the variations she's come up with. Be sure to scroll down and check out earlier posts. Here are a few that aren't on her front page.

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There were non-knitting gifts too, but the best gift of all was being with my children on Mother's Day. It is a blessing to be a mother.

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3 (NJKV)


  1. I love the feel of that yarn, too, but have never used it. I think your afghan is going to be gorgeous! Makes me want to learn how to crochet!

  2. Congrats to the grads, and glad you had such a happy day. :o) The socks are cute. I like that stitch pattern.

  3. How wonderful! Congratulations to your daughter and son in law.

    The yarn and swatch look wonderful. :)

  4. Harding?! Is Jerry Jones still there?

    I love Elizabeth Zimmerman! Is the Baby Surprise Jacket pattern in that book? I think it's the only one of hers I haven't read yet. I tried to order the pattern from Schoolhouse, but the shipping was going to be twice what the pattern cost!

  5. congrats! they look great as graduates ;) glad that they will be making a move back to the area.... sounds like a great mothers day ;)

  6. Sandy1:21 PM

    Tracy..does this mean you have "one down and one to go"? GD is off to UT of San Antone in July. We are soo proud of her too. Thanks for the hyperlink to the lady that knits all the B Surprise sweaters. Are these cute, or what? Might have to get that pattern myself. Should be heading for TX the first of the month..finally!

  7. I'm so glad you had a good Mother's Day! And congratulations on the graduates!


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