Friday, November 28, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Here are my brother-in-law Rob and my husband Jim out back preparing to fry our Turkey.
By preparing I mean opening a beer.
The end result though was a wonderful turkey.
I got no shots of the bird going in I was too busy in the kitchen getting the other
stuff ready to eat. There were 16 here. So lots of food and lots of family.
Here are the guys after eating -- the big one on the sofa is my
brother Jim.

After most of the company left (the in laws are here til Saturday)

We went to friends and had a fun little turning on the Christmas lights event

it included a live drum roll and some fireworks.

Today I worked in the morning then we all went to see Bolt at the movies -
Alex - 7 and Hannah 5 really liked it - but so did the rest of us.
Now to watch football and knit

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Two for One - One blogging post that is

Look -- 2 finished projects! They look like they
go together but they done - I will make a different scarf to match the hat.
The lovely scarf will be a Christmas gift that needs to be shipped in about a week.
These are #34 and #35!
Yeah -- I make make Forty items this year.

Monday, November 24, 2008

YAHOOO for Project #33

This is my youngest new winter coat - brown with a touch of purple or burgundy
in the bright light. So I found this wonderful, very soft, fat yarn
that made this great scarf!
It is a 2 by 2 rib for those of you who know what that means.
She was in no mood to model this right before bed tonight -
you guessed it she is 12 1/2!
This is a nice long scarf ~ she can wrap it twice around her neck at least.
And I think I have enough yarn to make a hat too.
Now off to finish that second peach clog, oh and that scarf for a Christmas gift,
and those other 2 Christmas gifts, and a hat and scarf for a
homeless guy that hangs out at the store....and who knows what else while my
day job kicks into high gear.
OH WELL..... like the song says ..... I can sleep when I'm dead.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Knitting & Wrestling...Wrestling & Knitting

Wrestling season started today - Joe is in the green.
got about 4 inches knitted on Mara's scarf during this freshman only event.
In this hard to see pictures the peach clog is unfelted (its partner is 3/4ths completed
but needs more yarn on Monday). It is supposed to fit someone in 1st grade...
the shoe beside it is my size 8 shoe.
I am hoping it will felt to fit the small person it is intended for.
I will get more (shall we say better) pictures later.

Friday, November 21, 2008

To Show You Size

Wanted to show you just how small and cute these little felted clogs are. This is Brooke modeling them for the blog in the 5 seconds before she headed out to school!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Great Day

Me and Sandra Lee -- of Semi-homemade fame!
She was signing in Ohio today - so a friend and I went to see her.
It was great fun - she was funny and nice -- what a perfect day!
OH and I finished project # 32!
a pair of felted clogs -- tiny ones
The left is the finished knitted clog - the right is the other one after going through a hot
agitated bath in my washer.
I made one last night and one tonight. They were so fun.
Oh and the wool was free from a friend.
Now I am going to felt the other one and tuck them away for a
Christmas gift for a small girl, and get started on another pair!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What My Knitting Day Looks Like

Here is Lyn teaching Sam a cast on (I think).

Here are the gals and I headed down the block to Keltie's for lunch.

This is Pam - she always greets us at the resturant with a smile!

Here we are ready to eat Keltie's good food.
Left to right it is Cheryl, Rosanna, Jill and I.

This is what my knitting day on most Tuesday looks like!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lots Going On - No Pictures

Sorry for no posts lately. Just regular old life for a Mom of 3 kids stuff going on. Wrestling season is under way. Yes the meets are long - but I like watching the kids and usually can get lots of knitting in during them. Our first meet is Saturday and I am planning what I need to take knitting wise to keep me happy.

Weather here has gone from balmy the first week of Nov. to down right cold this week. I believe winter has set in.

I will snap some blog photos today - so that I can share tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Isn't She Cute!

Here is Miss Claire in her new hat.
She and her Nana came to storytime - so I gave her the cute
new hat. She really liked it and wore it all around the store.

Monday, November 10, 2008

And Another.... hat! Miss Claire will like this - she is almost 2 - I hope to give it to her tomorrow.
This is finished project 31!

And if you look closely you project #31 is atop my current in progress project #32. It is a moss stitch scarf out of charcoal grey alpaca (do you know that I have a 'thing' for alpaca?). It will be a nice Christmas gift for a nice family member.

I am busy knitting -- especially now that winter weather has arrived in the Midwest -- man do I wish our fireplace was working. We need to get it all redone on the inside (it has cracks in the back wall) so now fires in it til that is done -- probably in the spring - bummer.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Internet Was Down - So Two Finished Projects

Here is a cute little girl hat -- think my 5 year old niece will like it.
Of course yesterday and today it is 75 degrees out there - so no hat needed.
And you don't need these (what we call) Muffeties - thanks to
Brooke loves them -- you can call them wrist warmers,

I used 2 colors on both projects out of necessity - not enough of the main color to finish the projects. So I'm saying I used up leftover yarn from my stash!
So these are # 29 and #30
-- hey 40 may not be so far away!