Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

New Project

February 6, 2018

  This cowl pattern is in a book my daughter gave me for Christmas.  She also gave me the variegated yarn.  It was a freebie, but she had no use for it.  The blue is Brown Sheep, one of my favorite yarns.  After knitting on size one needles for the past few weeks, I needed to work on something with big needles.  This pattern calls for DK and size six needles.  I had worsted so I used size eight.  I considered size nine needles,  but they weren’t handy at the time.  I had a shawl over my feet and a kitty in my lap keeping me warm.  I really did not want to get up.

  And here is the book she gave me.  I’m also considering the medallion pull-over. There is also a hat, another cowl, sweater, vest and baby jacket that I like.

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I Understand

December 29, 2013

My sister-in-law says it always takes her a week to get ready for even the shortest trip and another week to recover when she returns. Thar is pretty much how I am beginning to feel. I’ve been home since Friday and I still feel I am way behind in the things that I want to accomplish.

Christmas was nice.  There was breakfast at my daughter’s and the opening of presents.  Then Sweetums went back home to take care of the animals.  In the evening, my son and I did the Jewish thing.  For those of you who don’t know, we went to the movies, then got Chinese.  A perfect ending to a perfect day.  My son he might make reservations somewhere next year, but it really doesn’t matter.  We had fun.  “And what movie did you see?”  Who said that?  Must be the voices in my head again.  It was ‘Frozen’.  If there aren’t any zombie movies out, we go for cartoons.  We’ve also learned not to see shows that start on Christmas day.

I decided not to join the knitting group today.  It’s raining hard and I just don’t feel like going.  It’s not the driving.  It’s trying to maneuver me, my knitting and an umbrella down a long driveway and back.  I could park on the driveway, but I don’t like being boxed in.  And I would still have all that maneuvering.  I can knit in the comfort of my own home.

314601_2682776109943_1272550237_3047098_1956528008_n  Merry Christmas!

Christmas Yarn

February 9, 2013

Normally, the thought of getting yarn for Christmas from a non-knitter is downright scary, but my daughter asked what I wanted.   Many years ago I bought an ounce of qiviuk yarn at a fair.   I made a close-fitting wimple to wear on cold winter days.  I could not believe how warm and soft on my skin it was.  It helped  me make it through many cold windy days while waiting for the bus or train.  I do not miss those days.  So I showed her the website and different options that would make me happy.  She cringed a little.  We don’t go crazy with Christmas presents, but we do try to get something special and are not ashamed to ask for suggestions.  I told her to get her brother to go in with her.  He’s usually clueless as to what to get anyway.   I think I saw her breathe easier.  Needless to say, on Christmas morning, I was a happy camper.

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I made this beautiful shawl with three ounces of Qiviuk and Mulberry Silk from Windy Valley Muskox.  The pattern is called Bigfoot Shawl from Wrapped In Comfort, Knitted Lace Shawls.  The main pattern is only a four row repeat and was quick to knit on a size eight circular needle.  I bound off on a wrong side row and had about one yard left.

Well, Merry Christmas Everyone

December 25, 2009

Win and I went over to my Daughter’s home this morning for breakfast.There was eggs and sausage and bacon and waffles with strawberry sauce and whipped cream and black bottoms and chocolate chip cookies and coffee and orange juice and I’m stuffed.  There was Jenn and John and Kevin and Mee Mau and Cousin Bobby.  Brandon brought Rob and Mandy brought Laurie.  And the answer to the question currently forming in your mind is yes and no.  I took pictures, but they take too long to download here.  We had fun.  Bo, my daughter’s Maine Coon, was trying to mooch a free meal off anyone that went by the laundry room.  At first, he slept on their bed.  He had been out all night.  It was his idea.  He’s a Maine Coon after all.  He can take it.  By the time we were getting ready to leave, he was sprawled out on the living room floor on top of Kevin’s Lego’s.  I  tried to take pictures of him.  If you think that my  Zippo is big, wait until you see Bo.  That’s all for now.  Win is going to take a nap.  Later, we’re going to get Chinese and go to a movie.  Isn’t that what you are supposed to do on Christmas?  Love you!  Yeah, I’m happy.

Doug has a Cold

December 24, 2009

I hope want him to be sick on Christmas.  I’m driving to Reisterstown tomorrow.  My daughter always has everyone over for breakfast on Christmas.  I hope he doesn’t miss it.  And I hope I don’t catch it.  It’s been a long time since I had one.  I’m also hoping this snow will be gone soon.  It is so incapacitating.  I haven’t been out for a walk since Friday.  At least it was a good walk.

I Never Know What to Wear

December 9, 2008

It was nearly forty degrees warmer today than yesterday.  It’s supposed to be the same tomorrow with rain thrown in.  The rain will continue into Friday, but the temperature will drop.  I am going to get “P” pneumonia! 

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Excuse me.  I have to go down to the basement and point at boxes that are clearly marked as Christmas for my husband.  Olive can hardly wait.  The others have told her all about it.

I Accomplished Something

December 5, 2008

I paid my bills and ordered the rest of my Christmas presents.  There were no phone calls, no stamps and no driving.  Don’t you just love technology? 

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Just check out the socks!  Speaking of socks, only five inches left on my red socks.

Cemetery

November 25, 2008

Every year at Thanksgiving, I have to go to the cemetery.  I have to.  It calls me.  I tried waiting until afterwards a few times.  It didn’t work.  I had to go.  I don’t get anything  accomplished until I go.  And I don’t have any Christmas spirit either.  The cemetery comes first.  That’s all there is to it.  I got out my decorations and my T-pins, but I didn’t leave until 10:30.  Doug wanted to get the oil changed first.  So I got out the refrigerator roll dough I made last night and made up a few rolls.  While they were rising, I got dressed.  When Doug got back he took Gus for a short walk and I baked the rolls.  I also called Linda to come over and have some.  I got out the butter and jam.  They were wonderful.  They are so good right out of the oven.  It takes about two hours to get to the cemetery so I was glad to have Doug come along.  He decorated Nannie and Pop while I did Louie.  Christmas decorations are much better than flowers especially in Winter.  They look so festive.  I chat. I cry. I show off my sweater.  I wish Daddy were here too.  I feel better.  I can go on.

Good Friends, Happy Thoughts

January 9, 2008

Here are two pictures of some real friends. I believe that I could tell them anything.

And there are others, but I never remember to take my camera with me.

Here are some of my Christmas presents.

Kevin, my grandson, gave me this.

These are from the two prior years.

Don’t tell me you’re not smiling.

We’ve got to have some knitting. These are from Doug.

She is so cool. I’ve been to a few of her classes.

I finished the front of the table runner. I have to make a label and go downstairs to get the batting. Never buy ten yards at once. There is no place to put it.

And we have to have a cat picture.

Happy thoughts to you.

Rain, Rain, Rain

November 20, 2007

I woke up late due to the rain.  It rained all morning so I decided to drive down to Salisbury to get a haircut.  Monday’s a good day to go, but I took some knitting just to be sure.  Well, I breezed right in.  Of course, if I hadn’t taken anything, I would have had to wait.  Then I went over to TSC for horse treats.  No, I don’t own a horse, but I do walk my dog around a horse farm.   Next stop was Michael’s Crafts.  I needed green pipe cleaners for a Christmas display I am hoping to make for my daughter for Christmas.  They don’t call them pipe cleaners any more. The sales person looked at me like I had three heads.  I found them on my own.  They are now called chenille stems.  That store gives me a headache, but I did find some tiny presents to put in Santa’s tiny sleigh and some cookie sheets.  I’ll post a picture if and when my husband finishes painting the wall and I dare open my sewing machine again.  Hopefully, I will get a chance to finish knitting the gloves tonight and start on the scarf.  I want to do something different, but my brain isn’t in creative mode currently.