Sunday, December 28, 2008

Way Too Many Pictures!

We have had a tradition in our family since the girls were little of getting Christmas board games and playing them all day. The tradition continues but now the games are more mature.

Even tradition will not stop the knitting! There is also origami being created in the background.

Yes,these are a Christmas present my first born is making for her sister.

More game playing.

Lots of origami.

And more game playing!!!! All the games are beautiful and lots of fun.

I got some great stuff! I do love Lucy!!!!

Lots and lots of awesome yarn.

This is my silly husband with one of his gifts.

My last born is and artist.The Art Geek is the website of her work.
She took these beautiful pictures for me.

I am working on Columbia Beret by Sarah Pope Blue Garter.

Yarn Heaven!

This Noro Silk Garden will soon be a take off on brooklyntweed's Noro Scarf for my husband.

This is all way too much for Maggie. She is the reason everyone should go to a shelter and adopted an older a pet!
This is where we found Maggie Pet Finder.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

First Snow!

I was able to finish my first pair of gloves just in time to give them to my daughter for the first snow of the season.
Some people don't like making gloves because of the fingers and I am sure those same people hate to weave in ends. Well call me crazy I enjoy doing both!
The only problem I have is getting hole in the space between the fingers. I have added and extra stitch and passing it over but I still have to do touch ups when weaving in the yarn.
Any help out there?

Martha has some knitting patterns in her January issue. I mean real knitting(not just cutting up a sweater knitted by someone else and crafting with it).

We had a one session day at school because of the snow and I got home to find my car smashed! Hit and run!!!!!

Needless to say I was a little upset! After yelling and cursing in the middle of the street for a few minutes I went went into the house and started to count my blessing.

Blessing 1. I have insurance and I can pay the $500 deductible,for something I didn't do! Oh right, I'm listing my blessings.

Blessing 2. My husband and I are off for almost 2 weeks which gives us time to handle all of the paper work.

Blessing 3. If the car isn't ready by the time I have to go back to work I go to work with my daughters and they can drive.

Blessing 4. I was going to stay home but went in because the other teacher in my group was going to be out. Oh! this is for the person that hit me because if I would have been there I may have gone out and beat them.

Blessing 5. I have enumerable blessing.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Spectrum Is Done

I finished the Eunny Jang's Spectrum Scarf and I love it.
I have not blocked it but was checking out the Spectrum Scarves on Ravelry and may just have to do that.

I'm not much of a scarf person but I like wearing this one.

I made it long so I can loop it and the pattern is lace like so it is light so it's not bulky.

I'm on the second glove I'm making out of Jitter Bug yarn. I hope to be done by next weekend.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

No Knitting Post

So here I am with my coffee and no knitting to show.

I did finish the glove I was working on but why post about one glove.
The Spectrum Scarf still needs to grow more.
Thought I would show my new favorite thing and some old favorite things.

I love the circular needle organizer I got from Knit Picks.

Now instead of looking through the box I had them in and checking for size I know just what I have when I want to start a project.

Old favorite things. My collection of Martha Stewart magazines.
When my friend Pat was moving out of her house she told me she may have a few old Martha Stewart Living magazines.
This is the oldest one in my collection April/May 1992

I always loved the magazine but was raising my daughters and would never spend money on such an expensive magazine. So whenever I went to the doctors office I would read my fill.
Thanks to Pat I now have many of them up to February 2002.

Empty nest has allowed me have a subcription of my own!