Behind door #1.........Knit One Felt Too, plus two skeins of my favorite felting wool -Paton's Classic or........
Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It's Christmas Eve Day - and as you can see, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. I bought the teddy bear stockings the year the twins were born, and even though they are 15 now I'm still using them. Tori's is the smaller one - but believe me, it is filled so tight it is bursting at the seams. I'm thinking that next year I may retire the baby stockings and knit them each one that they can take with them when they leave home (which I hope won't be for at least 10 more years!).
The presents are wrapped and under the tree - do you think there will be enough? I never think there are enough - but there has to come a time when done is done - and Christmas Eve is that time! I try to use gift bags and decorative boxes that don't have to be wrapped as much as I can - they usually come back to me the next year with presents for me in them!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Look at the goodies that arrived from Norway today! It is all from my dear friend Vigdis who is a member of my Whoduknit Group. She sent all of these goodies to use a prizes in our mystery and project contests......and, she said I could pick out some for myself too! There is wool, alpaca, cotton, sock yarn, bulky yarn, lace weight yarn, plus some knitting books and cross stitch books. She also sent some of her beautiful hand made stitch markers and dpn holders. It must be Christmas!!!!
Sunday, December 07, 2008
She made me a pair of really pretty, comfy slippers and some fingerless mitts (which I am wearing now) I've been wanting to make myself a pair but just haven't found the time so I was very excited to get them. She also sent some hot cocoa mix and a book called Murder Can Crash Your Party - both just perfect for a snowy day. And can you see the knitting ball ornament in the picture - how cute is that?!
One of the reasons I haven't had time to knit myself a pair of fingerless mitts is because I was getting ready for a craft fair. Last Thursday night was the annual Christmas Shopping night for our town and the 8th grade class always sponsors a craft fair to earn money for their trip. I did pretty well (if I don't stop to think about the amount of time I spent knitting all the stuff I sold!) I found that using pretty manikin heads (leftover from my DDs beauty school days) helped attract customers, who said "I want to look like that!" LOL. Some of the things I sold were felted bags (you've seen enough of them on my blog!) and felted hats, headbands, scarves, cowls
Monday, December 01, 2008
And a question for you. My DH went to the town office to renew his registration and a friend of mine who works there and reads my blog asked him to ask me what DH means. DH does not read my blog - (would have no idea how to get to my blog even if he wanted to) but his guess was 'Damn Husband'.
So what does DH mean to you?
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I'm in a couple of holiday swaps and I think a few of these would be great in a package along with some other goodies.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
So today please join me in giving thanks to all of our veterans past and present, (including my DH who served 22 years in the Navy) and praying for those serving in the current war to come home safe and soon.
And oh yes, I'm thankful for a day off in the middle of the week too!
The picture on the right is my father who fought in WWII.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Clue #1 said the size is Adult Female - Well - I don't think it's going to fit this adult female! I have two more clues to go - and I can't wait to see what it is. This group is so much fun.
These two gift bag got a much better response from DH - he thought they were very pretty. They are the Evergreen and Christmas Rose gift bags from Handknit Holidays. I love them too - almost too much to give away!
Sunday, November 09, 2008
And, not just any party- but a "Casino Night" with dice and card games, bingo, and prizes! The whole place was decorated in a Casino theme - the kids were wearing 'casino night'
t-shirts with 'staff' on them. And even Casper was dressed for the occasion.!
What a great surprise!
Sunday, November 02, 2008
I'm trying to get a few finished in time for a holiday craft fair at the school next month.
This was a mystery knit on the Holiday Mystery Gift-Along Group. I had no idea what it was even after I finished it - looked like a miniature slipper. But when the photo was revealed - it turned out to be a chapstick holder keychain. What a great stocking stuffer! What a great group this is!
Here is Mspalmtree's Traveling Scarf (Noro Combo Group 37) I added the panel on the bottom - this time I added on to the original panel in crochet.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This is pretty much the end of this tree, there is not much left standing, so DH will be cutting it down next week and cutting up the branches for fire wood.
Fortunately nothing was hit by the branches - not even our grill was damaged.
I do believe this is the end of our foliage though!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
These are two of their alpacas, Salt and Pepper. The first thing I wanted to know was what they do with their fleece! They haven't done anything with it yet, but plan to have it processed and spun as soon as they can find a place to do it. They are such gentle animals.
This is my grandson talking to and petting them.
My DH wants to know if I want to get some - he thinks he's being funny, but I do think it would cut down on the grass mowing. Maybe when I retire?
And here is poor Casper dressed as King Casper for the pet parade - he wasn't very happy, but did win a dog biscuit.
And the costume parade - the mermaid with the purple hair is Tori.
I finished my figet made from the Araucania handpainted Wool/Alpaca/Silk blend yarn. I'm not crazy about the buttons and will probably change them if I can find some I like better. I used this Fidget pattern, but it is basically a 5 1/2" x 23" rectangle with buttonholes at one end and buttons an the bottom side of the other. It can be made with any pattern and any yarn, in knit or crochet - the possibilities are endless! And I think they make great little gifts. This one might stay with me!
I'll be back later with pictures from the Harvest Hoedown at the local community center going on this afternoon. It is a beautiful day for it!
Monday, October 13, 2008
While watching the Amazing Race last night (my couple, Terrence and Sarah, finished third so I'm still in the Ravelry contest!) I knit up some baby pumpkins. These were a 'blast from the past' on the Holiday Mystery Gift-Along Group. They are filled with rice and very squishy. You can squeeze them, and change their shapes, and my grandchildren, even the teenagers, will love them! There is also a "shooting star" pattern up (one that will only last a week) for some awesome knit and crochet masks that I will have to make.
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you probably have heard my sad story about how the grammar school I had taught at for 22 years was closed down due to mold found in the walls, and how we moved lock, stock, and kids, into a neighboring grammar school where we have been packed in for the past 5 years. Our new school is finally becoming a reality. My grandson took these aerial shots from my SIL's plane this weekend. So far it is on schedule to open in September! It's an absolutely gorgeous spot!
Hope you are all enjoying a long weekend too!