Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Out with the Old, In With the New!

To all of my knitting friends, new and old, we would like to wish you all a very Happy, Prosperous, Healthy New Year. Here's to 2009!
Happy Knitting!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Harlotty Scarf Cause Baby it's Cold Outside!

Yes, even in the sunny South. 50 is considered cold down here. Eat your hearts out all you New Englanders that are getting snow!

This is the Yarn Harlots One Row Scarf done on size 9 needles.
Very easy, very relaxing and oh, so soft in Malabrigo worsted. I have 3 more skeins. Might make 3 more things. Gift? No. For me. I wanted to use up every last drop of yarn. This is the pattern stitch close up. I haven't blocked it yet, or washed it, but hubby and I keep putting it on. It's so snuggly!
The Baby Girl is coming home tomorrow, then to the Drs. on Monday about her jaw again. It's bothering her, so a CAT scan has been ordered to see what it's all about. Then, well, then Tuesday she's leaving me for 4 days to go to the mountains with her friend to visit her Grandma- my Mom. Do they ever stay home and just visit? Nope, didn't think so. Keep your fingers crossed about the jaw. Jeesh, we don't want to have to go thru all that again!

And since she's leaving, I figure I may as well leave too, so I'm headed in the opposite direction with the oldest Baby Girl to find a new yarn shop I've never been to. And she's got a friend that lives over there that's going to drive us around! He wondered if I'd be upset if he sat in the car while we shopped at the yarn shop cause he doesn't know anything about yarn. She told him "heck no, when Mom shops at a yarn shop she likes everyone to stay out of her way cause she doesn't like anyone knowing how much money she spends." Whatta kid! Gotta love em.

Happy Knitting!
oh, and the grandfather will be just fine. He offered to stay at the oldest baby girls house to wait for the bus! How can you beat that? We have no curfew!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

They'll be Home for Christmas!

Just found out that they'll all be back, the Baby Girl (of course, expected her to come home), the Baby Boy, my Parents, and the oldest Daughter will all be here for Christmas. The grandkids are all going to their father's for Christmas and the oldest isn't too fond of waking up alone on Christmas morning, so she'll be spending the night here Christmas Eve to have an old fashioned Christmas morning, just like when she was a kid. The Baby Girl will be driving home this weekend and will be home for about a month! YAY! And, the Baby Boy will be arriving Christmas Day, after his Christmas Eve traditions he started when he moved up near Atlanta. The parents will be here the Tuesday before Christmas. So, I'm having Christmas dinner, first in 2 years, and everyone's gonna be here. Yup, I'm happy!

Mr. Maroonjeans; aka Mr. Greenjeans from Knitty Just have the sleeves to go and it's all done. I'm doing it in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, color Candy Apple, 3/4 sleeves. Loved working those cables without a cable needle.
Guess I better go decorate some more. Lots to do and today nothing got done cause of the weather. When it's this bad my sinus's don't cooperate. We've had severe thunderstorm watches/warnings, tornado watches/warnings and lots and lots of rain. So, I had a nice long nap with the puppies and not much else.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Itty Bitty, Teeny Tiny Bears and Socks

Teeny Tiny Little Bear
From: here to here
Yarn: Palette by Knit Picks

Tiny Christmas Stocking
From the same place. I went to So Much Yarn, So Little Times sight and found this website for the stocking and the bear. Lots of fun and super fast.

Got a dang toothache so that's it from me. Why is it you never need a Dr. or a Dentist Monday - Friday, it's always on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday? My own fault, should have gone a long time ago.

Have a great week and Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Turkey's, Cakes and Beret's

Did you all survive the big Thanksgiving feast? Wow, I need to do the Wii Fit every single day between now and Christmas if I'm going to eat like that again! I know better too. I can't eat all that stuff, but it sure did taste good. It's all gone now, so back to eating right. We had dinner at our Oldest Daughters. Here's 1/3 of the table. This table spans the length of her livingroom AND her diningroom!
She not only made the whole dinner, she also made this to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of my Heart Attack. My favorite cake - chocolate with white frosting. My heart was very happy!
I made this tam for my oldest Granddaughter. I've had this yarn forever, and this hat only used a little over a skein. I was hoping to use it up. I'm trying to knit with yarn I have because, well, I have way too much!
Ravelry pattern:Baroness Beret by Susan Power
Yarn: Green and white GGH something (This is unblocked)

Happy Knitting!