Saturday, January 30, 2010

What a Difference a Day Makes

I was going to wait to post this but First Born has already posted on her blog.
I'm going to be a Grandma!!!!!
First Born is the writer in the family and she has been writng about her 3 year struggle having a baby on her blog.
She is only 6 weeks so we are taking it one step at a time.

Last Born couldn't wait to buy something!

Now to some fiber work.
I started this crochet blanket years ago. Now that a baby is on the way I wanted to finish it.

I made it out of Bernat Handicraft Cotton. I love the feel of this blanket and the shell stitch pattern I used for it.

I started this sweater last week as soon as we found out about the Baby.

It's a free pattern from Lion Brand Heirloom Cables Baby Sweater.

It is made with Cascade 220 Tweed. I love working with this yarn and the pattern was easy.
I put button holes on both sides to play it safe.

The Chalk Dust Knitters/Crocheters met up Thursday.

There was less knitting/crocheting but lots of eating and talking about Grandbabies.

I would like to thank almondrose
for this

She has a great blog and if you have not checked it out you must do so!
I was to tell ten things about myself.
I'm going to be a Grandma is my 10 things.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Brag Time

I must show off some off how gifted my daughters are.
Not only are they awesome teachers but they are artists as well.

First Born has made beautiful jewelry.
These are just a few things she has made for me.

More can be seen on her blog
The GrimmWitch of Jersey
on the left bar under My Jewelry.

Last Born is a visual artist.
These paintings are of her grandfather.

This is from a picture of Pipa,as they called him, in the 1940s.

Those who knew my Dad know this painting looks just like him!

I just love this painting and was so thrilled when she gave it to me!

More of her art can be found at The Art Geek.

Look What I Got!!!!

I have been eyeing this
Namaste Bag online for months!
I walked into a LYS to get needles for the Central Park Hoodie I am going to make for First Born and asked the sales person to show me the bag. I almost past out when she told me it was on sale for $36!
There is tons of room for big projects.

I will be showing it off when The Chalk Dust Knitters/Crocheters meet on Thursday!

This is the cable scarf I made for Mr.J being blocked.

It is the Reversible Cable Scarf by Lion Brand made from Adriene Vittadini Trina.

I normally don't like making scarves but I enjoyed this pattern so much I'm sure I'll have another one on the needles soon.

Finally finished Wisp by Cheryl Niamath made from Tilli Tomas Silk 'n Shimmer. I love this yarn!

Thanks to Sunday for recommending it.

First Born is modeling a beret I made out of one of my fav yarns Cascade 220 tweed.
The pattern is from Le Slouch
by Wendy Bernard
which was free on Ravelry but is no longer available.

I looked for it on her website but couldn't find it.

I'm glad I have a copy because I know I will make another soon.

Last Born is modeling Norwegian Gloves by Nancy Bush.

They're made with Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull. The yarn is nice to knit with but it's not wearing well.

I will make this pattern again but I will never use this yarn again.

Next post will have faceless pictures of The Chalk Dust Knitters/Crocheters meeting.

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Gift of Family and Friends

I would like to thank all who are nice enough to read and comment on this little blog of mine.
I wish all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

This is when you know you gave birth to a Yarnie.
My first born's tree topper!

This is first Christmas day at First Born's house.
Girls making Bocaditos. The Croquetas are in the center of the platter and off to the side are the pastelitos de carne and the quava on queso crema.
A very Cuban Christmas in memory of my Dad!

The traditional Christmas games that son-in-law BB gets. This year is the Zombie game year.

We got a PS3 which shows Blueray movie as well.

The perfect game for me with this little yarn guy!

We spent some time with good friends.
The food was awesome but the friendship is priceless!

This is Otto their cute little puppy.

I made another scarf for Mr.J.
It is all garder stitch Knit Picks swish yarn.

Here's Mr.J modeling his new scarf.

I hope to cast on another scarf for him today but would like to make one with cables in it.

This is Last Born's tree for next year. She and her husband went out the day after Christmas and got it and some orniments on sale. They're all set for Christmas 2010!

This is my Debbie Bliss Pleated Wrap I finished after almost a year of it sitting in my kniiting basket.
It is made with Patons Silk Bamboo on size 5 needles.
I loved working with this yarn but love wearing it even more. I use it more as a scarf than a wrap and it is very warm and comfy on the cold days we've been having.

I'm on a mission to finish the projects I have sitting in my basket but I do have Mr.J's scarf, First Born's Central Park Hoodie and Last Born needs something new from me. Well I think I'm off to the Yarn store tomorrow. There's no hope for me but I love it!