Friday, January 30, 2009

My Einstein

Well the Einstein Coat is definitely growing. It sure is a lot of knitting, but easy and mindless while watching tv. All there is left to do is the left front and the sleeves--then buttons and block of course.

Supposed to get another snowstorm on Tuesday--oh when will it end. It is better than ice. The dog doesn't really care for it. But it sure is pretty,

Happy knitting.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Prize and Let It Snow

Well, here it is--the prize that I won from the contest on Jane's blog. I love the book and the yarn and can't wait to use them both--but it will happen after I finish my Einstein Coat. I am not sure yet what I am going to make--but I plan to use the yarn with a pattern from the book.

And in the weather--Yikes!! We are now on our third major snowstorm this season. We are expecting at least another foot of snow. The last 2 major snowstorms dumped about 14" on us. That was each snowstorm. And we have had lots of 2-6" snow storms in between. Ah well, lots of time to knit. Not going anywhere, and very grateful I did not pick up at work today.

Happy Knitting!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How Good Does It Get?

Well--Mom and I went knitting Friday at our favorite LYs--KotS. If you are ever in NE Ohio anywhere even near Chardon, the snow capital of Ohio, you really have to visit this shop. Everyone is so friendly and they have a great selection of yarn. Anyhow I purchased this Circular Solution for my circular needles. And here they are all hung up by size with all the kinks out never to be in there again. And only $19.95. And they can hang in my closet and not take up space and I will always know where they are. I also purchased a little yarn and the One Skein Wonders for Luxury Yarns. There are some great patterns in this book. Happy Knitting.

BTW Mom I had a great day!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

An Interview

I was reading Grace's blog, and my blog has been kind of boring lately so I allowed her to supply me with some blog fodder. I have allowed her to interview me. She is a really great knitter and makes the most beautiful shawls. She is also a kind and generous lady, and I love reading her blog.

So--here is the interview:

1. I know you live in Ohio, what do you find delightful about the area you live in?
Well--I live in a small farming community and it is quiet, peaceful. and really very pretty. We have a private lake on our property-and my kitchen sink overlooks it so it is always enjoyable to wash the dishes. Lots of wildlife--And in lovely N.E. Ohio you just never know what the weather is going to do.

2. What is your favorite knitting yarn and why? Right now it is Dream in Color Smooshy because it is so soft and smooshy. Not splitty and really a joy to knit with. That could change as I experiment with other yarns.

3. Are there any knitting techniques you would like to learn but haven't yet? I want to become proficient in lace knitting--and then make shawls like you, Grace. I plan to start this year with scarves and hopefully a shawl by the end of the year.

4. What is your favorite holiday and what makes it so special? Christmas, Christmas, Christmas--simply because it is the only time of the year I really get to see my whole brood all at the same time. There were 29 of us at my house this year and it was great. Only 1 was missing--my grandaughter had to work. Family is what it is about to me. And of course also the reason for the season.

5. It's been very cold lately, everwhere, what is your favorite, chill chasing supper time recipe that is loved by all??? Why of course my homemade chicken noodle soup.

For those of you who might want to be interviewed, here are the directions:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions and I will need your e-mail.).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Thank you Grace for offering me the chance to be interviewed and seeing some of the things that I have to be grateful for.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Won!

Run on over to Jane's blog and check it out--then you can come back and congratulate me. I very rarely enter contests anymore--but I really liked this one. Jane is thinking of retiring soon--and I am sure will make the right decision for her. I will post pics when I get the prize.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Isn't She Cute

Just a little something to brighten your day. I was looking for something to buy for my daughter for her birthday which is today. Would you believe that my baby is 36 years old today. Well I found this and bought it for myself. I did buy her a gift also. I haven't bought a nurse for myself in several years--and I have quite the collection of nurses. I will have to start taking pics and posting them. Happy Knitting.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A FO For 2009

Well--here is my first finished object for 2009. A pair of 56 stitch 56 row socks from Chicknits. They are done in Dream In Color Smooshy--color--Go Go Grassy. Done on size #1 needles the magic loop way. My very first pair of socks done using the magic loop method. I cannot believe I have been using dpn needles for over 2 years now. I will not go back to dpn needles. The magic loop method is so much faster and so very easy and simple. Happy Knitting.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Contest!

Run right over to Jane's Blog and enter this really cool contest. Jane loves to knit and read and has a great blog.