Saturday, February 28, 2009

Family Time

Here is my brother playing with his new kindle.
He and his lovely wife were in this weekend from CA.
Hi Mike - he is a longtime reader of the blog!
Here is his lovely wife with the featured guest at dinner..

Joe playing with his food.

And all the kids with a lobster buddy.

We had a great family evening -- Mom was happy having all the kids and
grandkids under one roof.
Oh and I even knit a is soooo close to done.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thank You!

I was lucky enough at a point in my sweater when I
had a question to run into (okay maybe track down)
the sweater designer!
I got a private tutorial on button loop making.
Thanks Kim.
I am about 4 inches from being done - so stay tune!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Things... and Sleeves

Here is what the first night at the State High school wrestling meet
looked like!
And there in the center of that orangey mat the young
man facing us is Paul - "the" one of Joe's teammates
to make it to the State finals.
Way to go Paul!!

Here is what is truly keeping me busy --
Big Blue

See it has sleeves -- well one is done and one is close.
I will attach them tonight!

I am really loving this pattern!
to Kim -- Rosanna's sweater is done and wonderful &
Jill is making one too!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It's coming along!

See the Easy Lace cardigan is moving along -- third time starting is a charm.
I was adding an extra stitch in my head -- it was not on the pattern.
Sometimes mistakes are on the readers end!
I love the feel of the yarn.
And it is tough to see in this photo but the lace at the bottom is really cool.
I sat at the boys basketball game last night and got
about 2 inches done. Brooke was playing in the pep band.
Not that the regular reader will know - but Kim will -- I am thinking I will add a button
or maybe a pearl bead later -- could not find a button I just loved.
Oh and this came out of the March 2009 issue of Creative Knitting -
there are more on sale at my store!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Here is most of our small group dining at church's
Italian dinner last night.
It is put on by the youth group as a fund raiser.
Joe our lovely waiter took this photos.

Here are some happy friends of mine
enjoying some time hanging out!
It sure was great fun.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Big Blue

Isn't that what Crush the turtle calls the ocean
in the movie "Finding Nemo"?
Well that is what i think of when I see this "cake" of yarn.
It is Baby Twist Alpaca.

It is a lovely yarn. It will soon be a pretty cardigan sweater for me.
The design was created by a friend - Kim.
I am just getting started but I think it will move quickly.

Yummy yummy Big Blue!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Superbowl, Snow & The End of a Season

We had a blast last night at the Jacob's Superbowl party.
Not tons of football watching - but lots of friends chatting.
And we did all get to view the 3D commercial.
Isn't Stacy cute in her paper glasses.
And Greta, Derek and Jim seem quite amused.
Mara was able to build a snow fort since the snow is sort of melting and
getting more packable.

And Joe had his last meet last week - here he is trying hard
to pin this flexible opponent.

I thought I would get to knit at the Superbowl bash -- nope to much
fun hanging with good friends.
I really love football but only got to watch the last quarter (which
I think was the most activity of the whole game).
I have the baby blanket moving along -- but also have 2 other
projects lined up right behind it -- or maybe along with it.