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Monday, October 3, 2011


Hi my friends,

Thank you to everyone who has responded to my ONE Year Blog giveaway. If anyone would like to enter, there's still time. Just go to my last post, September 30th, comment and become a follower of mine and I will be drawing the winner on October 10th! Please please enter, it's a fun giveaway and I am excited to have alot in my hat to pick the winner!

Now back to my Ta-Dah!! I finished Little E's sweater. My granddaughter is now 3 years old, so of course I made a size 4T, so she will have lots of room to grow. They grow so fast as you all know.

Without further ado, here it is

The yarn is Plymouth yarn "Encore", worsted weight, 75% acrylic and 25% wool, completely washable and tumble dry. I always knit my granddaughters sweater in washable yarns to make it as easy as possible for my daughter on wash day. I think that is everyday!!

I used my favorite Yankee Knitter Designs pattern #21. If you have never worked with Yankee Knitter Designs patterns they are the best. They are very user friendly and in many cases have sizes Child 1-14 and Adult 36"-50" all in the same pattern. Isn't that great?

So I knit the Child's roll Raglan size 4. You need 3 skeins or 575 yards of your choice of yarn and color. I choose a pink tweed. It actually looks just like twine that is normally red and white only this is pink and white. Little E's favorite color right now is pink. It was purple.

Here are a few photo close ups

I will be seeing the kids this Thursday so I am super excited to give it to her. I will give a little something to Big Sister "A".

Look what else has come into our family. Best way to tell you is to show you. Now brace yourself for a big AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH, so sweet, I want one!!

                                                           MEET "BETTY"

Isn't she the cutest thing. I haven't meet her in person yet, but hopefully soon. She is my daughter's and her boyfriend's puppy. Soooooo that makes my honey and I grandparents again to our grandpuppy. Now we have 6 doggies in the family and 2 granddaughters. Do you see something a little out of wack? We are not complaining, we are going with the flow, it's the best way!
Almost forgot, Betty is a French Bulldog, 8 weeks old and weighs 4lbs

That's all for now. Many thanks for taking the time to pop in and hopefully leaving a comment. I love all your visits and comments. Have a lovely few days and I will be back soon.



  1. How cute is Betty???!!!!! Frenchies are such sweet dogs!
    Your granddaughter is going to look adorable in her new sweater. How fun to knit cute girly things :)

  2. I love the sweater and the puppy! There is nothing cuter than a baby doggie! Hope you take a photo of the sweater on your granddaughter!!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Ahhhhhhh, just look at those sweet puppy dog eyes, and I love the knitted sweater.........looks warm and cosy. x

  4. That knitted sweater is so sweet, really cute, bet your grand daughter's gonna look cozy in that & ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a deilcious puppy, precious :)
    Karen xxxx

  5. Oh Robin, Betty is sooooooo cute!!!
    I bet you can't wait for a cuddle. :)
    Your grandaughter's sweater is so pretty, she's going to love it and I love the little sewn label too.
    Vivienne x

  6. I love the new little pink sweater for your granddaughter, she will look so sweet and cosy wearing it. And what a cute little grandpuppy you have there!!
    Have a happy week, Robin.
    Helen x

  7. Robin, beautiful sweater and Betty is a doll. Congrats,

  8. Dear Robin,

    I hope I am not disappointing you here as I am not complimenting the beautiful sweater first but yelling how much I love BETTY?!! She must be the sweetest little puppy ever! And I LOVE french bulldogs, please show some more pics of her when she grows up!

    And now: The sweater is adorable, the little princess will love it! And it's just my color too :)

    Wonderful Tuesday, Robin!


  9. Ohh what a sweet puppy Betty is. Now as you know I am very much a cat girl but she is lovely. You have made a beautiful jumper there Robin, your granddaughter will love it and it's just right for the coming autumn.
    Jane x

  10. Oh, Betty looks so cute with her big ears! Really lovely. The sweater looks beautiful. The right thing for little girls. Have a nice week! Nicole