Posts Tagged ‘grandson’

Mad Scientist

April 3, 2022

I made this for my grandson. He graduated from college a few years ago, but other projects and life kept me from starting. Usually, I only have two knitting projects at a time: a small one to carry and a big one for home. That doesn’t include knit-a-longs. Last year I joined two KALs which drove me crazy. I’m always anxious to finish.

Working with Alan Dart patterns is a love/hate situation. How does he do it? I hate knitting them, but I love the end product. The gloves were supposed to be black but getting that much detail in was impossible to see so I had to change to green.

Knitting Plans have been Thrown Out the Window

November 24, 2013

I tried.  Really I did.  But I forgot something.  It’s called Christmas.  It all started a couple of weeks ago.  Fer and I were in a knitting shop when she spotted some yarn she liked, so I bought it.  I thought, I could squeeze in one pair of socks with my Must Complete Before Anything Else projects.  My little coppery scarf was almost finished at the time.  I could do it.


It was fun to make and it looks good with a turtleneck.  I should have laid it out on something that contrasts. 

I started making the socks.  The pattern is fairly simple and they should be finished this evening.  They are striping nicely.


So, everything was going along as planned when a friend asked if I would make short finger gloves for her Mother for Christmas.  She is in and out with her job and needs them for cold days.  I couldn’t say no.  She even had an outline of her hand.  OK.  We can do this.    I had some blue, rust and tan yarn that looked good in a DK weight.  They won’t take long.  Then, I can get back to my unfinished projects.

Wait a minute.  My grandson wants me to make a scarf for his girlfriend.  Well.  I can’t say no to my grandson.  You know?  I found some red yarn that is smooth wool, rayon ribbon and furry.  That’ll work.

Maybe finishing those other projects will be my new years resolution.



Settled In

March 28, 2008
It’s not as nice as yesterday, so there was not of this.

We did go for a nice walk down to the horse farm and then over to the river and back. Kevin came along. It’s nice to know he feels so comfortable with us.

I’ve been working on my sweatshirts.

Zip has been helping me choose colors.

Word-filled Wednesday

March 27, 2008
My daughter showed with my grandson and her sick husband while we were out for our walk. I was going to turn back but Doug said, ” They probably won’t be here for another hour”. A few minutes later, Jenn called so we had to head back. It was a perfect day for walking. I didn’t have to wear a sweater or gloves. When we got back, Kevin had already put the spare TV in the bedroom and rearranged the bed. We never really saw John. He was laying in the backseat of Jenn’s vehicle.

I picked out the fabrics for my quilt and I didn’t buy anything new.

Now I have to find scraps of light and dark fabric to go with it.

Kevin is Coming

March 24, 2008
My grandson will be here Wednesday for a few days so I thought I had better get the room straightened. I couldn’t get to the bed or the table where we put the spare TV. We decided to go to Goodwill to get rid of some of the stuff. Doug dumped everything on the dining room table so that I could make a list and now it is all out ready to go tomorrow. We need to go to the supermarket anyway. After making the bed, I recalled how he slept at the other end last time. If he doesn’t like it, he can always change when he comes.

I got some embroidery done this afternoon. I bought two sweatshirts at Walmart the other week to embroider. You can’t beat seven dollars even if they were not colors that I would normally buy. Here’s the back.

I have to find something cat related for the front. I found some houses that I like for the other shirt. After I finish them, my machine is going for its annual physical. I am so glad I have another machine to use. I just joined a mystery quilt project. We’ll see how that goes.

We Had Fun

March 15, 2008

Jenn, Kevin and I had a wonderful time last night.  When I get back, I’ll have about 60 pictures.  There is one of Kevin this is out of this world.  It’s scary.

My son and I went to animal shelters this morning.  I didn’t have any luck, but he did.  He fell in love with this little black and white female.  Her fur is medium long and very silky.  She is about six months old and very friendly.  She’s not sure about being held, but she loves to be petted and rub all over everything.  She’s a sweetie.  Doug would love her, but she doesn’t have an aggressive enough personality to get along with Zip.  Maude can get along with him because she acts like she weighs thirty pounds.

Life Goes On

November 28, 2007

I bought Christmas decorations for the cemetery today. I found some bright sparkling garland, some bows and a tiny Christmas tree. I pretend that they are standing there with me as I pick out stuff. I miss Louie. I miss Nannie and Pop too. You expect your grandparents to die, but not your child.

Here’s my daughter, Jenn, and Kevin, my grandson.

Here’s my husband, Doug and my son, Winston. What would I do without them?