Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat

If you have the urge to knit one, you’ll have to google search as WP not letting me add a link tonight. I knit it on two circulars-size ones/2.25mm

Ravelry: Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat pattern by Keri McKiernan

Regia sock yarn from a few years ago.

P.S. I left the white speck on the table in the foreground For my fellow blogger , Yvette from Priorhouse blog Xxoo

Said “Cheeky” to Me

My take on this week’s challenge- CHEEKY

Although I was looking for cheeky photos with a touch of irreverence, I found these happy baby photos of grandson Michael (now 12) instead.

Grandma Marlene kissing Michael’s kissable cheeks

Love those cheeks!


PUMPKIN hat season- again

There’s been a lot of buzz about the early appearance of pumpkin spice lattes. Not too much about pumpkin hats.

People gripe about rushing the season. It’s a short window for pumpkin hats.

Plus, as babies age and turn into toddlers with their own fashion sense, they may reject sporting a pumpkin on their head!

Spoiler Alert: These two knitted pumpkin hats are for my first cousins twice removed. (Or my first cousin’s new grandson and his big sister.)

The pattern Punkin’Head is by Tara Thomsen and is available for free on Ravelry.    

Color: Bittersweet  Yarn: Premier Yarns Everyday: Deborah Norville Collection

(Wash and dry with ease for mom)

Two years ago I knit eight of these in a week.


3 Cousins Meet New Baby Cousin

Cousins, explained

Yesterday three of my grandchildren, Michael, Jack and Maura met their new baby cousin Joseph.


Their mothers are first cousins as their mothers are sisters so their offspring  share a great grandparent!

Michael, Maura and Jack are first cousins once removed to baby Joseph’s mother but are second cousins to her son Joseph.


It can be confusing -even looking at the chart







Eight is Going to be Great

Happy Eighth Birthday Maura Clare.img_1220Aunt Lala took this picture of Maura carrying her cousin Charlie


        November 17, 2008                                             October 2016



Maura loves arts and crafts, swimming, piano lessons, dancing, going to the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh and taking good care of her dolls.  She brings a lot of energy and spirit to the party, that is for sure! Have a wonderful birthday, Maura.

Love from Grandma Frooey.

Hope you like your birthday blog.  You can always check out some more photos of when you were little here   on your 6th birthday blog.

What happened to ‘ I think I’ll be six forever and ever”?

Our Dad’s Shoes

-are at my sister’s in NYC and they’re on top of our grandmother’s mirror. Nostalgia post 2

Worn such a long time ago.


WordPress Photo Challenge


Roy Joseph Hendricks

Born in Farmersville, Illinois February 26,1912


(Different shoes in the photo)

Maura in the Mirror

Mirror is the Weekly Photo Challenge so I’m interrupting the Northwest Vacation Series to post my favorite mirror photo.  Maura is going to be eight come November- her baby photo  makes me smile. Time passes at a rapid rate which is what old people always said to me but now I am understanding what they were advising me when I was young.  The baby blanket belonged to her mother Erika when she was a baby.  I always like the heirlooms passed on to another generation.


Maura in the Mirror

Happy Birthday Lala

You were one not so long ago.

Now you’re mom to a one year old!

Happy Happy Birthday to you Laura. 

You make life nice. 


Your Mom

P.S. Refer to last year’s birthday post to see how time flies. 

(It’s something old people say to younger people and then suddenly you experience it.)