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Many ways to wear one knitted tee June 20, 2012

Filed under: knitting,Uncategorized — maiknits2 @ 10:33 pm

I have finally finished knitting my Spring Garden Tee. It turned out really nice and has a very soft drape. This would have been my first time knitting a top. I am glad i picked up this project as it was very easy to follow. Here are so many ways you can wear this tee. My daughter and I had an enjoyable time during our backyard pictorial 🙂

Remember this?

Turned to this one…N modeling my knitted tee

May wear tee to a semi formal

Casual attire

layered with a tank

date night out

Casual “running around with kids” outfit

Who says one can never wear a tee to a wedding…..? 🙂


Father’s day surprise June 18, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — maiknits2 @ 5:47 pm

My hubby is a simple man with very simple needs.  Our eldest and I got up early to make him his favorite apple pie.  Yes, he can surely eat apple pie for breakfast 🙂  The kids made homemade cards and each of them gave their dad coupons for him to redeem anytime.  Our oldest daughter gave a Free tennis match, middle son gave a Free hour of yardwork and youngest daughter gave Free head rub.  I love my guy!  So lucky to have him in my life ❤

French Apple Pie (my hubands fave recipe with brown sugar crumb topping)

1 9 inch pie crust

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

dash of salt

6 medium apples (granny smith)

1 C all purpose flour

1/2 C brown sugar

1/2 C butter (room temp)

Mix apples with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. 

Place above in the pie shell.

Mix flour, brown sugar and butter until crumbly.  Sprinkle over the apples.

Bake at 425 degrees for 50 mins.  Cover the pie slightly during the last 10 mins with foil.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top.


Yum! Mile high apples in this pie 🙂

Brown sugar mixture on top 🙂

into the oven you go…

Can you smell that?  The house smelled like cinnamon and brown sugar.  Heavenly!  Hope y’all Fathers out there had a great day yesterday.


{This Moment} June 15, 2012

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{This moment} inspired by Soule Mama – A Friday ritual.  A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, special, extraordinary moment.  A moment to pause, savor and remember.

If  you are inspired to do the same, please leave a link to your “moment” in the comments for all to find and see.




Knitting bowl and my new cast on project June 5, 2012

Filed under: knitting — maiknits2 @ 3:38 pm
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How i would love to get a knitting bowl or yarn bowl as others call it.  It’s a decorative piece you can have lying around the house with your knitting project and ball of yarn in it.  Knitting yarn bowls look like this.  However, I improvised in using an old orchid pot that has been neglected on the side for a long time.   No plant nor knick knacks claimed it.  Hence, my new knitting bowl.  🙂

My new (old) knitting bowl 🙂

My Magrathea is kept on the side, hibernating for couple of weeks.  Started my Spring Garden Tee by Alana Dakos.  I originally used Tweedy Pima but frogged it as the needle i used for gauge went all the way down to US 2 from a 6.  The knit became stiff so i completely changed yarn to silk bamboo.  Ohh..the drape is beautiful and the yarn sooo soft.  I hope i can finish this soon as the weather has become super nice.  Sunny days and 3 more days of school!  How great is that?!

Spring garden tee in progress

Love the detail on the sleeves