Saturday, December 3, 2011

Knitting Errors, Wide Eyes and Canton Fun


This Noni is obviously past being able to focus!  LOL!  I worked to get this second stocking done last weekend and as I was finishing the toe... I noticed, "Houston, we have a problem!" Oh, no!  The Snowflake had gone bad in the last half.  Doggonit! 

But, for now... there is just no time to start over.


This is what it should have looked like...


 But, the errors are just going to have to hang for this year... It will still hold some goodies!  Now, to find those stocking holders so it can move to the mantle and wait for Santa to fill it. 


The Littlest Man was wide-eyed with excitement yesterday morning as we hit the Canton Trades Days for a wonderful good time!!


After all, Santa was there early, too!  (Little Man still wanted no part of him!)


I was very excited about this little shop!  LOVED the banner and the owner was super nice; he is also a blogger at  the Junk Exchange!  These are the only photos I made the whole day!  I have to confess that time holding and keeping up with grandsons takes huge precedence over photo taking. 

We stayed from 8:30 in the morning until almost 5 in the afternoon.  Ate lots of goodies; enjoyed good visits with our friends Barbara and Troy; and, Amanda made a pretty substantial little haul.  It was a delightful day!!  Delightful!  The smells, sights, and sounds of Canton are a real treat.

I came home with only one little treasure (no photo)... Obviously, having grandsons along must slow the purchasing process as well as the photo process.  hee hee.  Their Pop Pop would like to send them along everytime!

Blessings ~ tanna

45 comments:

Deb said...

looks like a fun day....the stocking has a story to go with it...that's always fun...

podso said...

What a fun day you had and I'm amazed the boys handled that length of time! They must have also been having fun, and I'm sure being with Noni helped with that.

As to the stocking, if you hadn't said I wouldn't have noticed. And, after all, there are no two snowflakes alike you know. Therefore your stocking could beautifully illustrate how God designed each one of us to be wonderfully different, yet often alike, and how he intricately designs even each snowflake to be different!

From the Kitchen said...

Ditto to what Dotsie said!! I'll just add a thank you for another adorable photo of Littlest Man!!

I love those kind of events around the holidays and they are even more special attending them with little wide-eyed children.

Best,
Bonnie

TexWisGirl said...

i really need to get over to canton one of these months! i'm only about 45 min. away!!! and it's been about 27 yrs! :)

i laughed at your snowflake gone bad! just proves no 2 are alike!

Kelly said...

Your cute stocking turned out fine. I know what you mean about things not working out as you had hoped sometimes. I just worked on a project yesterday and made a few mistakes on it too. I don't think anyone will notice but me though. Sometimes you just have to allow things to be imperfect! looks like you had a lot of fun at Canton Days. I'm going to a Christmas Open House today at a store. I hope to take pics to share!

Susan said...

I had a snowflake turn out like that some time ago. Where is it? It is still an unfinished project in a bag somewhere....sigh...

Julie Harward said...

I would be wild-eyed with excitement too if I got to go there! You are amazing with that stocking..beautiful my friend! :D

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh his wide eyes are just precious...oh Canton, it holds so many memories, I have been going all my life. Just went a few months ago. I didn't get pictures with all the signs saying "no", but I did find a small treasure.

Looks like the visit has been a cherished one..

Stephanie V said...

Well, that snowflake is melting just a little bit. I love that you have a truly unique stocking. BTW, it's gorgeous. I love the colors.

And a junk exchange? Now you're talkin'

Ginny said...

Oh, so this is kind of like a Farmer's Market/yard sale? It looks fun!! LOVE the wide eyed picture of your little man!!! Hey, don't you know that each snowflake is individual, unique, and different??? Your stocking came out just as it should, different like them all!!! I don't know how you manage to make that design, you are talented!!

Donna said...

No, I wouldn't change the stocking at all. It tells a story and it is still beautiful.
Glad you had a fun day with your kids!

AudreyO said...

I don't knit, but I do crochet. I get frustrated when I find errors after the fact. I can fix them if they are within a few rows, but I just can't get myself to undo hours worth of work. Instead I try to make the item fit the mistake I've made :)

Jen said...

It's still a beautiful stocking. I call those little mishaps character. :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Houston... I did not even realize what was wrong with the stocking until you spelled it out! lol I still like it! :) What a fun family day!

Betsy said...

Hey, no two snowflakes are alike, right? :)

I want to go to that Junk Exchange!!!

Debbie said...

I went to Canton in November; it was a perfect day, but Santa wasn't there yet. Oh well... Glad you and yours had a good day. The stockings are beautiful, even with the flaws. I can barely tie shoe laces. Merry Christmas, friend.

Pondside said...

That must be some place!
I hope you don't change the stocking - it's meant to have a bit of a wonky snowflake, and we all know that no two are alike!

faith hope love ღ said...

nice post! thanks for sharing... God bless you... loves soraya

Mary said...

It sounds like an amazing day. The Littlest Man is darling and those eyes would delight the coldest of hearts. I'm amazed the boys held it together for that length of time :-). Mine would have fallen apart before lunch. I suspect you'll be the only one who notices the stocking is slightly askew, so display it with pride. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Christine said...

First of all, I love the new look!
The Grand Old Lady is looking beautiful this season.

I agree with Betsy, about snowflakes. Don't undo it! Keep it!

What a great way to spend a day.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Tanna! I love your header photo. I can't believe you stayed out there the whole day with two little boys. That in and of itself is a major accomplishment. I think your knitted stocking is perfect. I don't ever think handmade should be perfect. Heck, if I thought that, I'd never make a thing. ha! Have a great week. Tammy

Kerin said...

You inspire me!
That stocking is beautiful, and I would be happy as a pig in mud to be able to knit something like that :)

It looks like you had fun on your trip and that sweet grand baby is a cutie-pie!!

Love your header too. Very cozy and welcoming.

Shug said...

Oh My....I love your brick street bungalow!!
Not to worry, I know that you will have that stocking corrected in no time....Can I say that this is a precious picture of the little man..love how he is all bundled up with those beautiful eyes shining through.
I sure wish we could have met somewhere at Canton...wasn't it a beautiful day? Shanda, Mylee and I had a great time.
Hugs
shug

Cindy said...

Your stocking is adorable, especially with the imperfect little snowflake. I think I would leave it.:)
What a wonderful day you must have had at Canton, oh how I wish I could go, just one time even.
Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs, Cindy

Stitchfork said...

I wouldn't change a thing about that snowflake! No two are alike and I like the story and memory that will always be attached to this one!
xo Cathy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I hardly notice any errors in the stocking, Tanna. Once it is filled with goodies no one will notice for sure.

I know you are having lots iof fun with your grandsons...my turn is coming soon..I can't wait! :)

steph said...

I LOVE Canton! I've gone every year for the past 10 or so with my Austin friends, but this year we did another flea market (in Paris!!!!) Yeah, it was amazing, but Jody and Diane still went this month to Canton. I missed being with them.
Love little man's hat!!! And the stocking--totally OK. A little duplicate stitch could probably cover it up--but once those goodies are in it--believe me, NO ONE will notice the snowflake. (And remember--every snowflake is unique!!!)

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Beautiful house! You are the decorating expert. Lovely. Also I love the unique stocking - very nice with or without the snowflake adjustment. I know you enjoyed shopping with your beautiful family. Can you come and decorate for me?

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Beautiful house! You are the decorating expert. Lovely. Also I love the unique stocking - very nice with or without the snowflake adjustment. I know you enjoyed shopping with your beautiful family. Can you come and decorate for me?

wayside wanderer said...

This is my first visit here and I enjoyed seeing the familiar site of Canton. So much fun! I love the colors of your stocking! It's beautiful, mistakes and all!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I think the stocking should hang as is. One day you will look back and remember those sweet moments in life that were keeping you so busy.

Remind me of that when I post a knitting flop!

Carole said...

I think your stocking is beautiful, made all the more precious by the unique design. :o) Love the picture of your house on the top of your blog.

Chatty Crone said...

I'm late but I'm here. Oh that cute little face with such sharp and sparkly eyes.

Well I can't knit - so you are worlds better already then I could do.

Sandie

Ana said...

You can't even tell...The stocking looks beautiful :-)

Hugs,
♥Ana

Dana said...

I'm loving your new picture at the top of the blog. beautiful! Looks like you guys are making the most out of the holidays so far!

Judy S. said...

Your stocking looks great! (The one side is just a little melty...) Where'd you find the pattern? (I've been asked to make a one for the little one that's soon to arrive.. And his daddy, too. Can't do it this year but there's always next, right?) Who's the lovely helper in the salt dough project? Our LMQ fan has found a new use for the Advent calendar; Mom reports that he's been parking his cars in the pockets!

no spring chicken said...

That little man made me laugh right out loud! What fun. And what a wonderful place to spend the day.

I was so relieved when I saw the stocking hanging, mistake and all. Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect that we lose the magic! I've found that a little imperfection in my life keeps me humble and adds humor to our days.

Blessings to you Tanna, Debbie

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, It is great to spend a day of just good fun and Santa too!! Blessings, Catherine xo

Debbie said...

How adorable is that wide eyed littlest man!?! You must be having the time of your life right now. I think that booth looks wonderful too. I'm going to pay his blog a visit.

Sue/the view from great island said...

Your stocking is gorgeous, blip and all! It's that little tiny error in the pattern than proves we're human.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

May I weigh in here? DO NOT FIX the stocking! It is PERFECT just as it is!

Love those bright baby eyes! Precious. Ya know...Santa IS a little scary for the little ones. Awesome junk shoppe...those are the BEST kind!

Swanski said...

I really hate it when I find a mistake so far into the project! I do love the two colors of the stocking. And the wee hat is gorgeous!!

Emily said...

Looks like it was so much fun! And snowflakes, like people, are all individual. I think it looks great.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Love seeing the lights on your bungalow! Re the knitting mistake, it makes it personal, your own! I'll bet a few duplicate stitches in the right place would make it almost invisible. The day at Canton looks perfect and I'm glad you have all your priorities in order!
Best,
Susan

Dianne said...

Oh, how blessed you are to have your adorable grandsons there (a little jealous here :-)! What a fun day you all had. I don't see any problem with the stocking! Don't point it out and no one will notice. Have a blessed and fun time with your family.

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