Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cable Glove Crazy

I am sure my obsession with gloves will pass but right now it's so bad that I look at any yarn as future gloves.
These Welig gloves by Robin Melanson are made from Cascade 220 Tweed.

I love this pattern and am sure I will make another pair soon.

On the family front, both my daughters are teachers with MA degrees and are now home owners. They live 10 min. away from each other both farther away from me! I guess I will be moving very soon.
My first born is an amazing writer and I wish she would do more of that because I know there is a best seller waiting to come out.
My last born is an awesome artist and now that she has a studio in her new house I hope she will soon have a showing of her work.
I am so proud of both and bless to have them.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Oh Yes I Did!

My lupus flares keep me from moving so my goal this summer is to start moving more.
I hope the Wii Fit will help.

I started yesterday and was sad to see how little I could do.
I hope to be better and able to do more as the summer goes on.

On the knitting front I finished the Welig gloves by Robin Melanson.

The pattern can be found in Knitting New Mittens & Gloves a great bookby Robin Melanson.This pattern is well written and the cable chart is very easy to follow.

I made them out of Berroco Ultra Alpaca so they are super soft and warm.

I'm up to 11 hand wear projects. Most knitter/crocheters hate doing detail work but I enjoy it. I guess that's why I like making gloves and doing the fingers!
Yes there are more gloves on the way and another lace shawl.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

My mother gave birth to me 57 years ago today.
Today is a perfect day to celebrate this amazing women.
This is El Escudo De Puerto Rico (The Seal of Puerto Rico)

A proud, strong Puerto Rican women who had dreams of Puerto Rican Independence.
She never went to college but had more insight, intelligence and wisdom than all of the professors I had when I went to college.
She worked hard in a hot hospital kitchen to give me the best life anyone could ask for.
When I was planning a family she put her life aside to care for my girls.
When she past in 1990 I spent many years working on being like Mom and came to the understanding that she lived her life making me ME.
I miss her more than I can say and as I write this I am filling my healing vase with tears.