Thursday, December 11, 2014

Can you stand two more......and poor Little Buddy

I am done with my Christmas crochet/knitting creating.  I may not be done with all creating but creating of the crochet or knitted kind is finished.  I made the last cowl for Little Buddy's babysitter.  She watches him every Monday and Wednesday while I am at work.  I love her and so does he.  She loves purple so I decided she needed a cowl too.


Yes another Malabrigo Rios Cowl.  I usually make her a shawl, but she is getting a cowl this year instead.  She likes to walk in the park and believe it or not it has been chilly here recently.  I thought this might keep her neck warm on chilly mornings.


I love the variations in color in Malabrigo yarn, and it is just so soft to work with.


Then I decided to use the Cascade Yarn Eco Duo yarn I bought in Ohio to make myself a cowl, too.  Now I just about love this yarn more than any yarn I have ever worked with, and I love this exact color.  I now have this cowl, a large basket weave cowl, and a Queen Anne's Lace Scarf all made from this exact same yarn in the exact same color.   Knowing myself, next time I see it in a store I will probably buy some more.  I just can't seem to help myself.


It is so pretty and soft who can resist?


Now for Little Buddy.  Apparently he took a big fall on the playground today near the sandbox.  His poor little face hit the fence and I think the fence won.  He was very sad when he got home from school, I can't blame him, I bet that it was pretty scary.  I know his teachers took great care of him and I told them that little, active boys are going to fall, no matter how hard we try to watch them.  It is all part of growing up and exploring.  I have a feeling this sweet face is going to look worse before it looks better.

Hope you are not feeling as beat up as this little one is looking.

41 comments:

CJ said...

Oh poor little man, that must have hurt so much. But you are so right, boys do tend to collect bumps and bruises. I do hope he's feeling better soon. The cowls are beautifully made, and the yarn looks delightful. A real treat for your giftees. CJ xx

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Meredith!

Well done for making another two beautiful cowls! <3

Awww, I'm sorry to see the marks on Little Buddy's face, hope he will get over his tumble soon!

Sending love and hugs!
Ingrid xx
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kathy b said...

Oh My goodness. Poor Lil buddy. He will get all kinds of colors as he heals...you are right. Poor baby.
How great of you to understand and you are correct....kids fall. Poor guy . I hope he smiles again soon. Is he excited for Santa???? I CANNOT wait to see his face for that

Sue Silva said...

Poor, little guy. I hope it doesn't bruise too badly.

S
xo

kristieinbc said...

Poor Little Buddy! Childhood scrapes and bruises are inevitable, but it's still hard to see them when they happen.

Well done you for finishing all your Christmas knitting and crochet. You made it with two weeks to spare. :-)

Chris said...

Poor little man! Nasty fences have a habit of winning!!! Love your new cowl and all your Eco Duo projects, it is such a nice soft yarn and works up really well. Great news you have finished all your lovely gifts, try not to be tempted by more ideas or yarn! I hope your hands are still ok.

Annie Cholewa said...

Ouch! He does look sad. But kids bounce right back don't they, and bruises that look really sore to us barely seem to bother them after the first day or so.

Those cowls are both gorgeous Merediith :)

Neighborhood Watch said...

Ooo. Poor little one.
All of the people are very lucky to get these handmade gifts from you.
Have a great week!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That face just melts my heart! I know how it is when the little one's get hurt. Lots of love from Mom will help the healing!

Love the cowls! Gorgeous!

hugs,
Linda

Toni said...

Oh! Poor little guy! Hope he's feeling better. How old does he have to be before yarn makes it better???? :)

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh, poor schmoopsie! Sad to see his bruised up little mug. But he will heal up fast. Your two cowls turned out faboo! I'm getting lots of compliments on my Meredith shawl! I started on a beret using the same yarn today while volunteering at the falls.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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Mrs. Micawber said...

Such a sad little face. So sorry he took a tumble! I hope he feels better soon. Years from now you'll look back at your Christmas photos and remember the story of LB and the Fence.

Oh my word, that amethyst-coloured Malabrigo is to die for! And I can see why you love the Eco Duo. I look at that yarn every time I go to the big yarn store in Madison ... yours is such an elegant colourway. I think you need a shawl or a sweater in it too. :)

Home Meadows said...

Your cowls are very pretty and the yarn looks like it would be a real pleasure to work with. I hope your Little Buddy is feeling better soon, he looks so sad. I'm sure he'll be feeling better with his TLC from Mom and Dad. Take care, Heather

Grammy Braxton said...

Poor little Buddy. It's hard being little and active when those fences won't get out of your way. His face looks so sad. Sending him and you happy thoughts.

Hugs,
Sharon

Jackie said...

Your poor little boy! Hope he feels better soon. I love your cowls ~ they are both lovely but my favourite is the blue one. Hope you have a lovely weekend :O)x

Taciana Simmons said...

So sad to see his little face... I hope he is not hurting too much. The positive side is that little boys forget about it quickly and soon he will be in the playground and playing again.
I love the cowls and I'm so happy you made one for yourself. I'm sure little buddy's baby sitter will just love hers.

Teresa said...

WOW!Poor little guy. I bet he will turn some lovely colors before he is done. What a shock that must have been for him and you.
I love the cowls I bet they are so nice and warm. Thet is one place that is hard to keep warm. Especially when the wind blows.

Gracie Saylor said...

So sorry that Little Buddy fought with the fence today :( but then again, I like you am glad he is able to be active and explore the world around him!
Your latest cowls are so very pretty, Meredith. I really like Malabrigo yarn, too. I loaned out the hooded cowl I made with Malabrigo and before she returned it she washed it in the washing machine, I told her she could...what was I thinking!!! Now I am thinking of turning it into a bag! xx

Crafty in the Med said...

AaaaH! poor little wounded soldier as my Gran would say! Nasty,nasty fence!!!
Love that yarn!!! really! I have bought some smashing yarn from Katisa which I am dying to get hold. My idea a cowl too -..a christmas pressie for my daughter.

keep well

Amanda

linda said...

Aw hugs and kisses for little buddy! it happens bless him, I have started one of those cowls too Meredith, my shoulder is still aching from all the decorating so I'm having to take it slow but hopefully it will get done for Christmas, like you I was going to make a few but that's not going to happen but never mind. Have a lovely Friday :) xxx

Géraldine B. said...

OH poor little boy ! Hope he's getting better soon .... Your scarf is as always beautiful !!! well done !!! Hugs

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mamasmercantile said...

Such a shame, poor little man hope he gets over it quickly. The cowl is beautiful, well done for finishing all your projects for Christmas. A truly lovely gift.

Helen said...

poor little Buddy, what a mean old fence. Hope he's bearing up ok, he sounds like quite the adventurer! Beautiful cowls as always, your makes have put that cowl on my '2015 make list'!

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

Oh, poor boy! Hope he'll be smiling again soon! : )
And about the cowls, they both look great, I particularly like the purple one - I love purple as well, one of my favorite colors!
Wish you a happy weekend! xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Yes, of course we can stand two more!! Lovely gifts again!!

Poor Buddy, he looks so very sad and rather worn out from it! It does show that he is off having lots of adventures though and bumps and scrapes are all part of growing up aren't they. I guess that this was a big accident for him though so I am sure that it came as quite a shock to him. I hope that he is feeling much better today, I am sure that Mom and Dad cuddles will have helped a lot! Give him a hug from me too! xx

gaia said...

I hope Little BUddy gets better soon...I totally agree with you witht the little active boys comment; may God help us mothering them!
Hugs,
Gaia.

HollyM said...

Oh, you are right, he will probably suffer more before he grows up. Little sweetie.

The cowls are lovely. My favourite color is green too.

kathyinozarks said...

Ouch Littly Buddy will probably turn all black and blue soon-part of being a little boy I think too-hugs
Yes I can always stand two more of your beautiful creations
Happy Friday

Christina said...

Poor wee Buddy, he looks so sad. Little active boys and girls are accident prone. I hope he feels a little better today. We had two accidents this week, both falls onto the corner of our coffee table, both ending with a head wound behind the right ear. The little ones have been silly unfortunately, they are not allowed to skate over the coffee table but can't resist... I can only take one boy to the hairdresser today, otherwise I'll have too much explaining to do.... Love your cowls! Have a lovely accident free weekend! Cx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

BIG Ahhhhhhhhhh when I saw poor LB's darling face all scratch up : ( Oh it broke my heart.......looks like he is in loving hands, but it hurt to see him hurt. Sending love and hugs to sweet little buddy xoxoxo
Love the cowls that you are whipping up!!!!
xoRobin

Debbie said...

Poor little Buddy! Hope he heals quickly. Your cowls are beautiful!

Dee said...

Oh my gosh....so close to his eye. I'm sure that was scary for YOU too.

But, you are right. Kids take tumbles and fortunately, they seem to bounce back pretty quickly.

Hugs to your sweet one (and you too). I'll bet a candy cane would sure put a smile on that sad face. :::wink:::

Melissa said...

Poor baby! He needs lots of love and hugs and face-kissing. And maybe a favorite dish for dinner too.

Ljubinka said...

Beautiful cowls!!
Little Buddy :((
Many greetings.:*

Joyful said...

Very pretty cowls. I'm sure buddy's sitter will love hers as it is in her favourite colour. Poor little Buddy! He looks so sad. I hope he will heal up soon. xx

Karen said...

Beautiful cowls. I'll bet LB's babysitter will be so pleased with hers.

So sad to see little ones hurt. Hurt feelings, bumps and bruises. It's an icky part of growing up:(

Pam said...

Bless his heart! Seeing that sweet little face all banged up is heartbreaking. I can just see him falling in my mind. Oh, I'm not making it any better, am I. You poor thing. I know you feel bad for him too. Hugs to you both. Love the cowl . That Eco Duo is so soft! I still have mine in Pecan. Pammy Sue

Jo said...

Oh dear! Megan has a bruise on her chin and knee this week too. The bruise under her chin changes colour daily but it won't stop her running around on the playground will it? I am all done making presents now too. Love Jo x

moonstruckcreations said...

Poor LB, hope he is recovered really soon. His sweet little face looks so sad :(

Love the cowls, these will make such great gifts.

Helenxx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh no, Little B, I sure hope he is feeling much better now. Poor guy! The scarves you have made are gorgeous. I'm not a purple person but the colorway in that yarn is very pretty. Hope you are having a good weekend. Tammy

Judy S. said...

I need to try that cowl once the holidays are over; yours are sure pretty. Hope LB is feeling much better by now. MY little GD got her foot caught in the seatbelt while getting out of the car and banged her forehead on Monday; not a good way to start the week.