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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wintery Knitting

Papa has gone home to Spokane and that leaves Gramma here with Piper.  We're having a great time, although this East coast weather leaves much to be desired.  More on that later.  But I'm sure you're as interested in Piper as I am.  ðŸ˜  Well...maybe not as interested as I am but please bear with me, I only have five more days with this little girl before I, too, have to fly away home.  So, here we go!

Sleepy Piper on the car ride home the other day.
I adore this little girl.
We arrived in an ice storm.  Papa left Sunday in an ice storm. Ours was the last flight in when we arrived last week.  His was one of the last flights out when he left on Sunday.  What is it with this weather?  Because guess what's happening again. Right now?  An ice storm.  Freezing rain is coating the roads again.

These were the trees outside my bedroom window Monday morning when I woke up.  That's ice on them. Shiny, pretty, ice.
Pretty but cold and icy.
Blue sky for one day before the rain came back.
So, Miss Piper and I are knitting together.  (How do you like her Minnie Mouse slippers we brought to her?). Since she was so interested in the washcloths I'm knitting...
...and she was trying her hardest to put that needle right where it was supposed to go...
....so I cast on a knit a short little scarf for her dolly on a circular needle and knit a few inches for her.  Now we knit together!  Well, maybe not REALLY knitting, but she sure is trying.
And she's so proud.
And she's so serious.
Just look at that face and at that wild hair.  I know we have a budding knitter here my friends.
And Grandma?  Well, the weather stinks and we haven't been able to go many places but this is he reason I came anyway.  To play, and knit, with my precious Piper.

Blessings,
Betsy

20 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about the weather hope it improves soon.

    But time with Miss Piper is so precious I don't suppose you mind too much!

    Love the knitting photos, so sweet!

    Helenxx

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  2. She is so, so adorable. I am glad you are there for another week. Enjoy every single second of your visit.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. LOVED all the photos of Miss Piper! She has the neatest facial expressions--I always smile when I see her:) Such an odd weather year--we're forecasted to have weather in the mid to high 60s about the time you get back and things are blooming much earlier than normal. I am happy our weather is so nice this year but feel badly for those on the east coast that have been hit so hard with winter weather.
    Blessings, Aimee

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  4. I sure am sorry about the weather for everyone on the other side of the USA! But we are having a 7 day forecast of sunshine.. and up to 70 degrees this weekend!?! I hope the weather improves by the time you fly home.. so scary! Piper is just adorable and that is so neat that you let her play with the scarf - I know she will one day master the skills that you'll teach her. Have fun.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. Oh bless her she is so sweet. I do hope she learns to knit when she is older, it is something that will give her a life time of enjoyment. Praying your weather gets better soon. We are expecting sixteen inches starting tomorrow and lasting until Thursday. I miss Spring! :) Blessings always sweet friend.

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  6. Oh enjoy your time you have left! What a sweet girl. I so enjoyed this post. Hugs as you head back home.

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  7. It's a shame about the weather but it sounds like you've got everything you came for right there in the house with you. Piper is getting really big, I love the knitting photos. It won't be long before she's knitting things for grandma. :)

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  8. Little Piper has knit you into her life?! Cute and hopefully she will figure out knitting eventually! Stay warm and safe! Thanks for the update!

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  9. Precious! I enjoyed this post so much, Betsy...and I laughed out loud at one point :) Even though the ice is horribly hazardous it is amazingly beautiful to behold. I am glad that while the weather outside is frightful you are able to be cozy inside with your Minnie Mouse slippered Miss and making good memories. xx

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  10. How adorable. I love that serious face, such concentration. How wonderful that she is interested. I think you do have a budding knitter.
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  11. She really is concentrating! Did you lose power with the ice storm? I hope not. I get nervous around here when they predict freezing rain as in 2009 I lost power for 8 days and thought I would freeze to death! Some people did too. The elderly who couldn't fend for themselves and who they couldn't get to.
    So glad you're enjoying your time with your family.

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    1. No we didn't lose power at all and it's been nice and cozy here in the house with the fireplace going. We got quite a lot of snow again here yesterday. Meanwhile, Hubby keeps calling to tell me it's in the 60's at home.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  12. It is so wonderful to spend time with family and Miss Piper is so adorable. Such a shame about the awful weather.

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  13. I am not her gramma, but I have to admit that she is a gorgeous little girl. I love the photos of the two of you knitting. This seems like the perfect way to ease her into the joys of knitting!

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  14. Ice certainly is more dangerous than snow, so I would say that staying indoors is a very good thing and you are definitely spending your time wonderfully and wisely. I just love her knitting face. So cute! You have a little protege for sure. Take care, Tammy

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  15. You know that all of us Grandmothers are definitely interested in Miss Piper... We know how much you love that grand baby since we all love our grands just as much!!!!!!! She's going to be like her grammy ---learning to knit already. She's so serious --as she learns. Love it.

    The trees there look like ours. It's been a wicked winter for so many. One good thing to come out of storms like this is a bunch of good pictures!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. Oh, that precious, little girl! She is JUST adorable! How dear those moments that you are spending with her and teaching her. She will never forget those memories. I am so thankful God orchestrated this time with you, and how gracious of Him to even allow the ice storms...this gives you such sweet one-on-one time with her that may not have happened had life been busy keeping you on the go. Oh, God is good! Thank you for sharing these darling pictures...yes, I agree, you definitely have a budding knitter. God bless you both and just make your time together as precious and as long as possible.

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  17. ah Betsy, what a blessing in our life family are... and your Piper is definitely one of those gi-normous blessings of our dear sweet LORD!
    " the blessing of the LORD it maketh rich".
    so very pleased you could spend time with her and her mummy :D

    Thanks so much for popping over :D and for sharing!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

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  18. Oh that sounds like it was so wonderful my dear friend. All the time spent with Piper and Mindy I believe the weather was a blessing so you could spend more time together. I just love that she is so loving knitting ... I don't doubt we might see her in one of our knitting groups one of these days :) :) :)

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