Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Great Chardon Visit

Yesterday My Mom and I went to Doogan's restaurant in Chardon, Oh to meet my new friend and her Mom for lunch. I was so excited for the 2 Mom's to meet as they are so much alike and so close in age. Both are widows. And they hit it right off. We had a great lunch. Then we went to KotS in Chardon, Oh, so I could spend some Christmas money on the yarn I wanted to buy to make the Einstein Coat. The link is a ravelry link so I apologize to any readers not on ravelry. If you are not on ravelry you can sign up for an invite here. It is really a great knit and crochet community.

So there is a pic of my friend, the 2 Moms and the einstein coat that I started.

I really love the yarn and the color I bought. The store sample that I tried on is made from this yarn but in a different color. At first I thought I wanted that color--but I really like the one I am using much more. It is being made from Araucania Nature Wool Chunky Multi Color #201. I love the fit and feel of this coat. I am making size Medium. The pattern is from Sally Melville's book The Knitting Experience: Book 1: The Knit Stitch. Hope to post a few Christmas pics soon, but today I am taking a break and knitting.

We have had a very busy holiday season. Monday we buried a very dear friend--so there has not been a lot of time to knit. I will work Thursday and Saturday.

Happy knitting to all.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Crunch Day #2

Hi all. Hope that you all had a Very Merry Christmas--Happy Hannaka--or whatever you all celebrate. Yesterday we had my hubby's family and my Mom and I cooked lunch and ate off of real dishes with real silverware. There were 8 of us.

Today--well my clan comes. There will be 30 of us--Oh my how the family has grown. I made a 20 lb. turkey and a 10 pound ham yesterday. Today is leftover turkey and ham sandwiches--on you guessed it--paper plates, with plastic silverware cups etc. I don't think I have enough real dishes for this many. Will be pretty casual and hectic today.

Yesterday was quiet and relaxing with no little ones running around. But I can't wait till everyone gets here. The little ones really make Christmas. I will have 10 grandkids and 3 great nephews and 1 great niece. All my kids and their spouses--my bro and his spouse--my 2 nephews and their spouses. My Mom and my Aunt. I am looking forward to a really nice day.

Sorry no pics--maybe next time. No time today. Happy Knitting!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Where I'd Rather Be

Hi there Trainergirl. I stole the idea from you but the pic is mine. There is no better place to be but at the shore. I love going the end of September when it is still warm, but not too crowded. This was taken in late September at Myrtle Beach, SC. Thx for the idea Annie--and Merry Christmas to all.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Look At Me!

Thanks to Shelly at KotS and a little tutorial on youtube I am actually magic loop knitting socks. I have been knitting socks for a little over 2 years and cannot believe I have not tried this before--I thought it would be too hard. It is so easy and so much faster. If you haven't tried it you really ought to. It is great!! The sock is made with Dream in Color Smooshy--can't remember color at the moment and too busy to look. Will give the details on the sock when the pair is finished--probably sometime after Christmas.

Oh My, There Is Knitting

Yes, there is actual knitting going on amongst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The socks are the 56 st. 56 row sock pattern with mods to suit me. These are made with Aussie Sock Yarn in the color faded valentine on size #2 DP needles.

Next is the Noro Scarf from Brooklyn Tweed. I made it to his specifications, however I used Berrocco Geode yarn in colors 3658 & 3645. It is 5" x 60". I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I used 2 skeins of each color.

Well back to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy Knitting.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas

Just some of my ornaments to get you in the Christmas spirit.
What's a tree without a nurse ornament when you are a nurse--gift from my hubby several years ago.
The green ornament is a ceramic ornament my Hubby's 42 year old daughter made him when she was a child.
The silver ornament is from my early childhood and hung on our tree every year when I was a kid--thx Mom.
The girl in the wreath has the year 1977 on the bottom and was a gift from my parents--of course in 1977.
And last but not least is one of my many Wendell August Forge ornaments gifted by my parents over the years.

This idea was stolen from Bea. Thx Bea--and Merry Christmas and Happy Knitting.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lucy, Lucy, Lucy

Well Lucy #6 is done and lined--she is the dark gray one with the plaid lining. My DH says that plaid is his favorite color. She is for my step daughter #1. The brown one I have posted before--but she is finally lined--with kitties--step dautghter #2 loves kitties. Hope they like them. If they don't, ah well, they are getting them anyhow.

I have seen lots of memes etc that I have wanted to do, but time constraints have not allowed that. I truly hope that everyone has a great holiday season and Happy Knitting.