Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hedwig, Hedgehogs and Socks! Oh My!!!

Yeah, I know, I've missed 2 weeks after that last post saying I would post each Thursday.  Well, life has a way of getting in the way here in Southeast Georgia and I have spent the last 9 days between Atlanta, Gainesville and Blairsville. My father had to have a carotid artery procedure to unblock the left side. It was 90% blocked so he (and the rest of us) are very lucky they found it. His right side is 70% blocked so we'll be making a return trip in the next few months. I was their chauffeur because neither of them has ever driven to or around Atlanta and I'm not sure they'll ever want to. I enjoy the big city and enjoyed taking them around. St. Joseph's is an amazing hospital. They took very good care of him. He went in on Thursday morning at 10 and we were on our way home Saturday at 11:00. They sure do things fast now-a-days!

Okay, so I finished Hedwig but, forgot to take a picture. The newlyweds met me at her brothers in Gainesville and I gave it to her then, along with a few new pairs of socks. I'll try to get her to take a picture and text it to me but she isn't too good about remembering......right Alex? ;o)  Okay, so, I do have a few things to show. One of them is my Pig. If you're an Angry Birds fan you know who the pig is. If you're not, this is what I have to try to bomb, knock over, all that, on Angry Birds, a game on my cell phone.

I have had so much fun with these things and there are 3 more of them that have been published. Not sure if I'll do the others, I mean, how many stuffed toys can a grown woman have?

This Mom's been proven wrong. I asked, she sent! Here is Hedwig, Harry Potter's owl. Only like 3 more weeks until we go to Hogwarts in Florida, so I had to get this done. Oh, the cute little furry thing next to Hedwig is my Grandkitty, Katanga. I just love this cat to pieces. She comes and stays when they do and I've become quite fond of her. :o)

I think Katanga was a little rough when she first met Hedwig, looks like she pulled a stitch from his eye. Ha! That's okay, an easy fix, and makes it more hers. So, my first 2012 FO that's been unfinished for way too long.

I've also been knitting the Baby Girl socks for her cold, cold fibro feet. She wanted thicker slipper socks this time so I made them out of some Nashua Yarn that is a worsted, 100% wool I've had for ever. 
This cute little guy was for my father. He's wanted one since I made the big Hedgehog for Alex a few years ago but I made him the little one. He loved it!

Okay, I think I've covered enough for now. Libby and Maggi, Bear and Abby are yelling for their supper. Hopefully there will be no interruptions to the Thursday blogging and I'll be back then.
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Another several months goes by and my blog is empty. I guess I'm not real good at this kind of thing, I've never been any good at journeling/keeping a diary either. I am going to try something new here, see if I can keep up. I enjoy reading everyone's blogs so I need to give you all something in return besides a blank page (or the same page for months.)

I have lots and lots of UFO's in my stash closet. It's time to either finish them or RIP them out and use the yarn for something else. Starting today I'm going to be posting on Thursdays, working on my UFO's and blogging about how many rows I've accomplished or what I've managed to finish. I have to quit starting every pretty thing I see on Ravelry, it's making me just plumb crazy!~

Another problem I have is the computers. I have a big computer (this one) in my yarn room/Alex's room with the printer, I have a laptop with a printer I keep in my sunroom, a mini laptop for while I'm in the living room and my smartpphone (which isn't so smart cause half the time it's not working) and I always take pictures with the smartphone-cellphone. So, when I go to blog I quit before I start because the pictures are in my phone, not in my computers. Yes, I could put the little smartcard in the computer, but that's more trouble than it's worth and the stupid phone has so many issues I don't dare mess with that little card in the back. I've just found the Mobile Version of Blogger, so I'm going to attempt to download it onto my 'not-so-smart phone' and upload pictures from there, or if that doesn't work I'll send all knitting related pictures to my e-mail, open them on ONLY this computer on Thursdays, and blog. Sometimes having too much of something isn't a good thing. Thursdays are UFO, blogging days starting today.........................

My first UFO to finish up will be Alex's Owl. She was supposed to get it for Christmas, but, she came and spent 6 weeks with us at Christmas and there was no time for knitting Owls. This is Hedwig, a snowy white owl that lives in Hogwarts, home of Harry Potter's school of Wizardry. We are taking Alex and Lucas, her husband, to Hogwarts in March. We always promised to take her when they opened it. Who knew it would be 10 years after she started reading the books?  Hedwig Ravelry Page

He only needs two eyes and a nose and he'll be done. Until next Thursday, and hopefully an FO, have a great week and lets hope this works! I need a new plan for 2012 and something to enjoy and look forward to, and I'm hoping this is one of them.

Happy Knitting!