Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wedding Bells will be Ringing!

February 22, 2011
Our youngest, the Baby Girl, got engaged last night to her Prince Charming, Knight in Shining Armor, Lucas. Wedding bells will be ringing in Alabama in a few months. That is her engagement ring. Thank goodness for text messaging, Facebooking and e-mail or I'd feel totally disconnected from this whole thing. She keeps me updated minute by minute! Thanks Alex. I love you!

I had to share this little guys picture again. This morning he came to the feeder right outside my sunroom/knitting room window. I must have taken 25 pictures before he sat still to get this one. Isn't he beautiful? You can see his backside colors over in my side bar.  He's taking off from the feeder below, perfect timing.  These birds have gone through 40 pounds of sunflower seed in less than 2 weeks.  Time for them to clean up the ground for a day or so, then we'll refill all 20 feeders again.  They empty them in less than 24 hours! P....I....G....S!

This is my Martha Cowl that I made awhile ago but never posted.  For some reason the girl who wrote the pattern took it off of Ravelry.  It was very easy and fast and crocheted but I used 1824 Cotton and it is not at all stretchy so it's not as big as I'd like it to be.  I do love that flower though. I'll just add it to the basket with all the others. ;o)
Adding the ribbing to the Elbow Room Sweater  last night at 11:30 when I was too excited over the engagement to sleep. This is 1 inch of ribbing.
It was supposed to have 5 inches of ribbing but with the one skein of yarn I had left I was only able to get 2 3/4 inches. I need to wash it, block it and then sew the side seams and it'll be done.  This came out beautiful but when I make it again (and I hope I do) I will have enough yarn for the 5" ribbing and I won't use this yarn. I have the sorest armpits in the world from working on it! Don't ask me why armpits, but that's where it gets me.

Saroyan and my cute sunflower man. I only work on Saroyan when I don't feel like thinking or reading instructions, charts or directions so it's slow going. I'm on the 3rd straight piece.
I got this cute sunflower man while at a festival in Gainesville (Mule Camp Market Festival) with my son, Nick. I love it and it reminds me of an old man. It's great to keep all my cute little stitch markers in.

The beginning of Mom's Nantucket Jacket!  Finally.  Going to work on this today and then some socks.  I'm enjoying having my 3 projects going at a time. My hands seem to be getting stiff when working with small sock needles (age? Lord!) so when I start making mistakes I know it's time to switch to something else.  Fun, get to blog a lot so that it seems like I'm a Bionic Knitter! NOT.

Happy Knitting!


Marli and Memory said...

when i saw the title of your post i was laughing! congratulations to the moma of the bride! :) see you at the wedding ;)

stringplay said...

What a delightful post. Congratulations to the couple. So glad that technology makes it easier to stay in touch. Your projects are just GREAT. The crocheted flower IS lovely. You are being super productive down there. Happy for you all.

Brittany said...

thanks for your kind words, again. =) and i love your bird pictures. he's beautiful. and i always enjoy seeing the amazing creations that spin out of your hands. such God-given talent! i hope i find my talent someday. =)