Tuesday, October 28, 2008

AS the weather turns....

As the cold weather has been creeping in, with pelting hail and bone chilling wind, we have been "winterizing" the yard. It's a good reason to start modeling all the lovely hand knits. It also is inspiring me to finish up all the knitted items that have been keeping my needles cozy.

Rosalie is very thankful to have this finished project I started last May!

I need to get started on all the new fabulous patterns and yarns I've been collecting. I have so many Christmas gifts I want to make. I'm excited to be giving my knitted items to people that will appreciate the work and time put in every stitch.

On the kid front..... Homecoming dances and new experiences as one forges into adulthood.... I wonder why fighting the parental desire to document such moments is required. The pleasure of seeing the kid [who doesn't think brushing his hair is worthwhile] all cleaned up and shiny is far and few between. I need these documents to remind me eventually "teenager" will be a memory and they become normal again.

I guess, if sullen was the look you were going for.......

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Whew! October is busy!

This weekend the Lovely Stephanie will be coming to visit! She is bringing her very charming partner, Matt and her best friend, Theresa. S, M and T are running in the Free Press Half Marathon. The rest of us will be participated in the 5K walk. We will be on Team Autism.

I am trying to finish knitting my Witch hat so I can get it felted and dried for a party on the 25th. So, I better get going on it.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I enjoy reading blogs about knitting and life of fellow knit addicts. Usually I just read a long and enjoy a laugh or pics of other bloggers incognito. I've followed Knit-Whit for a while now. [I came across her on Ravelry] This month she decided to have a comment contest and I decided to take a whirl at the comment thing. And yes, I one for week one! Whoo-hooo! I will soon be adding a charming wee sock to my collection along with a matching pack of gum!

See the wee clothes pin just waiting for your sock?

Also, the girl and I attempted to make a felted bar of soap. I don't think we have quite the knack for this. The soap bar got considerably smaller and the roving felted minimally. Hmmm.