Archive for August, 2007

In the mood

The weather here has been unseasonably cold the last few days, which puts me in the mood for all things autumn (like carving pumpkins, reading spooky stories and knitting). It’s a bit too early for pumpkins, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start knitting again. I’ve hardly touched a pair of knitting needles in a couple of months, so was excited when I took a peek at this simple pattern.

Cotton-Ease (new)I picked up three skeins of the Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn in a pretty berry color. This little V-neck sweater will be for my oldest daughter, Leah. I figured I owed her one since I made a sweater for her little sister a while back.

Are you guys contemplating any autumn knitting or crafting projects?


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Made in China

crochet doll

After traveling through China for almost twenty days, we are now trying to settle back into our regular routines while suffering from some major jet lag. It is nice to be home again and to now be a mother to two beautiful girls. Feel free to stop by my travel blog to see pictures from our trip.

One of my favorite shopping experiences while in Guangzhou China (which is in the southern part of the country) was a little shop called “A Gift from China.” As Guangzhou’s first charity store, all profits go towards helping orphaned and abandoned children in China. You can read more about the organization that runs the shop, The Good Rock Foundation, here. I purchased this beautiful hand-made crocheted doll for our new daughter Maya from the store. You can also purchase items from them on-line here.

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