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Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Finished Mittens!




The yarn is superwashed wool merino from my dear friend at Emerald Isla Yarn. They are beautiful and perfect for the time of year!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Parents and Children.







Grand Parents and Grand Kids.










Garrett and Delaney created a graham cracker house...sweet!







My Bliss Shawl needed a new pretty for Christmas. I received many complements on it at the Christmas gathering.



Monday, December 21, 2009

Rain and snow are a bad combo

Highway 2 had some interesting roads this last weekend!







Thursday, December 17, 2009

Batman Arrives


So...do you think it is safe to post dear son's Christmas gift here? I guess I will find out if he reads it or not!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Surprise!

Lesa is amazing! She was my JH swap partner...which means I've been lucky twice. Lesa is a teacher also...did you notice the book, poster putty, and hand sanitizer? The Kisses will be put to good use. I had purchased some to bake into peanut butter cookies, but my family ate them first. Now I have some they don't know about...I can do stealth baking!

Then the yarnie stuff...wow! I love the needles, and I didn't have that size...you rock! Galway is a wonderful yarn...I think it will become some of Alice's New Moon Mitts. The bag will become an emergency knitting case...with the Knit Picks Dakota yarn being the first part of the kit. I'm in love with the Baby Alpaca Grande Hand Dyed yarn...it is so soft and beautiful. I need to find the perfect project for it!

Thank you, Lesa...I'm very lucky to call you my friend.

Oh...I can't forget the Christmas card either...I now have stamps so mine can go out soon!






Someone will be getting a Mountain Colors Cap (knit with two strands of this glorious yarn) for Christmas. It will help keep a loved one warm!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Baby, it is cold outside!



This is what the front door at the apartment...the -18F was creeping into my living space!





This should help keep me warm!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup comes to an end




at least for the semester! The last of my homework is ready to turn in...




This month's work!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Transfiguration Homework!

When my boy was a baby (19 years ago) I purchased this yarn...I would tell you what the yarn was, except there was free jewelry if you sent a specific number of labels back to the yarn company. I loved this blue...but as I was knitting on my sweater, I wasn't certain I had enough to finish it...so I decided to transform it into a hat!






Becoming a hat!







The finished Hermione Cable and Lace hat!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Completed!

 
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Monday, November 16, 2009

more OWL

 
 
 
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OWL progress!

 
 
 
 
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fake Isle hat #9 of 10!


My goal is in sight...er...on the needles!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Astronomy - Mayan Influence



Blocking - it is tougher here at the apartment!









A closer view of the beauty of the waves! Size 7 needles - Mountain Colors Blue Frost Bearfoot yarn.




The ancient Mayan culture reminds me of the blues and green tones combined with the shape of the edging.


Saturday, November 07, 2009

Hat #8!




Hat number 8 of 10...so I am 80% done with my OWL! This is made from Lamb's Pride Worsted using Pine Tree and the pattern Hurricane.

Happy Birthday to a fabulous MIL!




We met up at Dunkirk for dinner...and a bit of a party. There wasn't a band but we still had a good time!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I'm closer to my goal!


Hurricane (pattern) in the Caribbean (yarn color)...and one more present!





This yarn was a gift from my JH buddy, Lesa...aka Mollyknits. Isn't she the best?! The pattern is the Yarn Harlot's Unoriginal Hat...sweet!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

October HPKCHC is complete!

OWL - hat number 5 of 10...sweet! This version uses a size 8 needle for the top section of the hat, and only 3 repeats of the pattern instead of the 4.







Is it an ear warmer...


or a cowl!