Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy Accident and Happy Moments


The last knitting project of 2013 was a Happy Accident (Details are here).  I'm tickled pink over how my Roo Vest turned out. 

When my daughter and grandsons are in town for their annual December visit, I will not lie… I go through withdrawals from my LYS. However, we make NUMEROUS trips to Hobby Lobby for Christmas projects, etc. In my desperation, I fondled this yarn and LOVED the way it felt. I surmised it might enlarge the Baby Sophisticate enough to make Roo a larger version than his first.
Almost as soon as I started it, I recognized it was going to be MUCH larger than Roo could wear… and I had a secret hope it might be large enough for me. ;)

After they headed home, I picked it back up… did a little math and decided it would work perfectly… and, I decided to make it with cap-like sleeves, more like a vest (which I love to wear… way more than sweaters).  It was indeed a Happy Accident!


Just a few Christmas memories...


If one is good, two must be even better!! 

I'll hold these precious moments in my heart until I can hold these sweet angels in my arms again...


I miss them...

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
1 Peter 5:7

blessings ~ tanna

36 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely vest, it looks wonderful. Happy New year!

TexWisGirl said...

those little ones are indeed your joy. :)

From the Kitchen said...

What cute little sugar-dusted faces! I'm sure December was very special for all. We had one of the boys home for Christmas--and his lovely wife--but the other one had to remain in S.F.. Oh how I miss them all.

Best,
Bonnie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I LOVE your vest!! What a very happy accident. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!

Carol Z said...

Sweet, sweet pictures. Wishes for a happy and healthy 2014.

Our photos said...

Lovely children photos!

Annette T. said...

Cuties for the cuties! Those are some adorable babies! You are so blessed. You have to take a selfie w/you wearing the vest. Love the way the collar lays! You are so talented, puts my knitting to shame.

podso said...

Oh the sweetness of the photos! Little Miss is getting big! And the boys ! And the vest looks wonderful and has a story to go with it. Love the buttons!

Susan said...

Your ROO vest is gorgeous and I especially love the button trim. Perfect. Yes, your little sweeties are gone again, but wasn't it the best of times? They will remember...they really will.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww those sweet little faces so full of love. You are truly blessed sweet friend.

I love your Roo vest....I had to laugh when you wrote "I had a secret hope it might be large enough to fit me" I just love that!

Wishing you many blessings in 2014 sweet friend. :)

Mereknits said...

There is so much fun and love in that last photo. I love that the vest became yours, I swear sometimes yarn has its own mind and knows what it wants to become more than we do.
Hugs,
Meredith

kathy b said...

Tanna I WANT to make that vest. It is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing the prayer… Al's flight connection in Atlanta was missed. She rented a car and is driving home 8 hours…IM not thrilled. I can only pray she gets home safe……

Marie said...

I love your "Happy Accident". I know you had a wonderful time with those precious grandchildren. I wish you everything great for the New Year. Love, Marie

Amy at love made my home said...

It looks great Tanna! Some of the best things are happy accidents, so it was obviously meant to be! xx

Sandy said...

I love it...and those precious grandchildren of yours! So cute!! Oh, and I will take a vest just like that for myself, please! lol
I love and live by 1 Peter 5:7, my great comfort.
Blessings~

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

What cuties. Missing my grndkids, too. Happy new year. xo Laura

Deb said...

beautiful vest....even more beautiful babies....great shot of you with your sweet grands...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your vest looks pretty and you do have the prettiest grands I think I've ever seen! They are just precious! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Wanda said...

Tanna, being such an expect knitter...You know how to CAST your cares on the Lord.

The vest is adorable and so you. Your grandchildren could win any contest for cuteness.

Such a darling picture of you and them.

Sending Hugs

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, A very happy accident indeed. I like the vest too. It is not bulky under a jacket and not too hot indoors for wearing.
What happy and beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing. You look like you are beaming with happiness with your grandchildren. I am very happy for you.
I give all of my worries and fears to Him each day and know that He will provide and care.
It is so good to see you back. I missed you and prayed.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your grands are all growing so beautifully, Tanna! A very happy and healthy 2014 to you and your family!

karen said...

the last photo is just the bestest. It captures your joy and happiness and you radiate :) may 2014 be kind and generous to you :)

Donna said...

I miss you. I have completely given up blogging…no real choice, but it is a reality. Homebuilding is too slow to write about. And very frustrating.
I am having a wonderful season of growing closer to God, so that is good.
I love hearing about your life and seeing your joys and your beautiful things.
Happiest of new years to you, Miss Tanna.
<3 donna

steph said...

those precious peeps!!!! They are growing so fast!!! Hugs and Happy New Year!!!

Shug said...

They are growing so fast. Beautiful children and wonderful photos.

We are so Blessed to have all six of our grandchildren live so close. One set of three lives about a mile and a half to the North of us. The other three will soon move into their new home...about 4 miles West of us.

Your work is absolutely amazing!! I really do like this one...

It's cold outside...stay warm!
shug

Vicki Boster said...

Tanna your little babes are adorable!! It's the best thing ever to have your grandbabies close by--

The vest is truly beautiful-- that really was a happy accident!

Vicki

California Girl said...

Yarn fondling...he he he. That's a good one.

Happy New Year Tanna. Your grandchildren are too cute.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Such sweeties they are! Those precious faces! And your hair is getting long. :) Love the vest! But then, I love everything you knit! Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year! Tammy

Stephanie V said...

Happy New Year, Tanna. Just getting back to visiting everyone after my long hiatus. I can see why you miss those little people. And the vest turned out so well. Congratulations!

Tricia Buice said...

Happy New Year Tanna! Love your beautiful vest and the pink buttons are perfect - as are your gorgeous grandchildren. I KNOW you loved your long visit. Was thinking about you when I opened a gift from my brother in Atlanta - a box of fixins from the Loveless Cafe :) He was in Franklin on business and picked up some gifts for us all. Can't wait to make the biscuits! Have a great week :)

Debbie said...

I can picture you in it! Really, I can. It's very "you". I personally love your style.

And yes, you have some of the cutest grandchildren on the planet. Just thought I would throw that in for good measure.

(BTW, I really do mean that and am not just being polite. They are all three really gorgeous kids.)

Sharon Lee Smith said...

I love your happy accident. How fortunate.
I also love all the great family photos you've posted through the holidays. What a gorgeous family!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Happy New Year dear Tanna! What fun to have the Grands with you and they are SOOOOOO very cute! Now...what is it about powdered sugar donuts!?!?! They are enticing! AT ANY AGE!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Happy New Year..and these pictures are just sooooooooooo precious! God is good.

Donna said...

Your grandbabies are beautiful! I love your vest. I have made 3 Sophisticates this year. I never thought of making a vest from the pattern. What a wonderful idea!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, these are the most adorable pictures. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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