Monday, December 31, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007


If you were a hat would you be:




Friday, December 14, 2007

Winter Wonderland

We are supposed to get snow clobbered this weekend, so in the spirit of "let it snow, let it snow", these are what I have been working on.

The December Snowflake Sock from the Sockmania KAL. Each month Anni (be sure to take a peek at the shop) sends all of those who are signed up a wonderful pattern for FREE!!!. I am using Cherry Tree Hill in Amethyst and Knit Picks undyed for the snow. I love this easy pattern, you can double the fair isle snowflakes and have them go all the way down the leg or stop one repeat. If you want to be a member of the KAL, email Anni before the end of the month and you will be on the January list.

This wonderful little snowman hat is a present for a great-neice. I used a simple hat pattern, needle felted the eyes and mouth with black roving and icorded an orange nose. The nose is stuffed with cotton batting and a "peep cleaner" thereby making it bendable. I used Elsebeth Lavold Chunky AL for the hat and nose, on size 8 needles, I had it in the stash. This is a wonderfully soft yarn if you haven't tried it, 50% Alpaca and 50% Peruvian Wool, it's great for felting as well as other chunky projects.

He's a cutie, I will use this next year for a few baby/toddler gifts. Easy knit finished in one night, felted and dryed for two days, needle felted in about an hour.

Monday, December 10, 2007

We spent the weekend in New York visiting our grandaughter and her parents, and meeting the new man in her life "Rocky". I had the opportunity on Friday morning to skate on the ice at Rockerfeller Center (that's me in the black pants and pinky sweater, I never could skate with my coat on) - expensive but thrilling, not to mention a little dangerous when you consider that about 99.9% of the people on the ice had never had skates on before. I was very proud of myself, I haven't had my skates on in about five years and I did just fine, no falling, no holding on, just wonderful freedom, it's like riding a never forget how.


Monday, December 3, 2007

Swedish Gnome

I finished this little sprite yesterday. He's an Alan Dart design from a Christmas supplement that Simply Knitting had a few years back. I have knitted a few of over the years, they make wonderful last minute gifts. It takes only a few hours to knit and another couple of hours to finish and stuff. My knitting group is having the exchange gift we draw numbers and choose a bag, he will be headed sit under an other tree on Wednesday.
Spending Thanksgiving in Boulder was wonderful and to see James even better, although he will be home on the 22nd I still miss him. We head to New York on Thursday to see Rob, Sherry, Avery and Rocky (Avery's new horse). I get to go shopping on Friday before heading out to Long Island, it's a sort of a whirlwind trip as we will be home Sunday evening.
We spent the last three days decorating the house, inside and out, we look full of Christmas spirit. I wrote the Christmas letter on Thursday, addressed and signed the cards and they are in the mail today. We are almost finished with the shopping, I will spend a day next week wrapping and sending out packages, I have a few more treats to bake but in general we are finished with the majority of the Christmas "stress".
It is bitterly cold and windy today, with flurries, I turned the lights on the tree on at noon and every time I turn to look at it I can see the snow coming down behind it.