Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Yeah for quick knitting and small projects. WOW 16 completed knitted items so far this year. I am a pretty happy camper. Hopefully, the other hat will get done today as I am off work.
I can't wait to give this to the expectant dad.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Here is the biggest daughter out back practicing her mellophone - she plays the French Horn for concert band but this is new to her and it is easier to carry when marching.
I can here her out there as I type this -- I think the neighbors are happy it is not a tuba - or drums!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
- I have a scarf almost halfway done.
- I started a cute pink baby hat for a little girls yet to be born.
- A baby blanket for the prayer shawl ministry at church.
That is what I have on the needles right now. I got a new sweater pattern and another sleeveless sweater pattern that I got from a magazine that I am considering.
I hope to finish the baby hat in the next day or so - it seems big so I may start a smaller one after I finish this one -- just in case. Then she can have a hat now and one for winter!
I will get some knitting photos tomorrow!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I hope to have more knitting to post for you all soon! But be sure to enjoy the joys of summer.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Kids are off in 10 different directions - I work some evening hours so I can get them where they need to be.
I like lots of things about summer...
- sitting out on my deck in the evenings
- flowers in the yard
- all the good summer food
- grilling out for dinner
- corn on the cob
What are your favorite summer time activities?
Saturday, June 14, 2008
The Double Secret Project
Here is Miss Lisa & I with her new lovely Alpaca prayer shawl. This is pretty true color - it was done with 2 yarns camel color and cream. I love the way Alpaca feels - it is so soft and luxurious. It is light weight but really warm!
Lisa is in the beginning stages of her battle with breast cancer and this blanket was a labor of love -- it was quite emotional for me to knit this and often pray for Lisa and her family.
I hope it brings her lots of warmth and comfort now and when she has beaten this cancer!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
And here is a good picture of my nephew (and new graduate) Andy --he is going to IUPUI in the fall. We attended a nice graduation party at my brother & sister-in-laws house yesterday.
Now the thing I am so close to doing is finishing the double secret project. Realistically I think Wed is a good guess on when I will be done. But today is a nice slow nothing going on day -- I may try to work hard on it. We will see and then I will post!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
How can I now be the mom to 2 high schoolers! That is soooo not possible when I still think of myself as just about the same age I was when they were born.
So long middle school -- high school here they come.
Also last night I had our friend Alison's high school graduation to attend -- it was a very nice ceremony and I got my son's knitted gift completed before they even called her name.
So here is finished object 14 -- I am not sure it has a name - neck warmer - camo-face cover?? It has an elastic string run through some well placed eyelets then it has a little toggle to tighten it. He is sure it will be quite handy when hunting this winter. It was easy and quick and there is cool inexpensive camo yarn out there. I see 2 more of these in my future for some other hunters I know.
Here it is in lovely neck warmer style -- oh and today this smiley boy has a stomach bug on his birthday --poor guy. He and his slightly older (just 11 minutes) are 15! Really now folks where did that time go? P.S. If you are wondering - double secret project is moving along -- it is now 40 inches long. I am estimating that I have about another 12 - 16 inches to go -- or that is when the yarn will run out I think.