Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 wrap up

Well, it's that time of year, time to see what I've accomplished. LaurieC is blaming me for not having lots of FO's this year, so now I'm going to pass it back to her! I could have done this post at the end of November, because I have done NOTHING this past month!!
So, here goes:

I only made 9 yarn purchases, and used 6 of them, 1 purchase is "resting, but being used", 3 are in the stash

I knit 11 pairs of socks and 2 lonely ones

I had 11 non-sock projects completed

I read 54 books!!! Yes, 2 I read twice, but it still counts!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year! We'll see you on the other side!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

is this the cutest ugliest thing ever??

This is a baby aardvark, new to the Detroit Zoo!!!


Here is the one row lace scarf:

Here is a present to myself, made possible by two very generous preschool classes, one teacher, one board and a little bit from me:

HP mini 1035 nr

i hate blogger

i just typed up a wonderful post with photos and everything. it is gone.
)(**&^%%^*((*) maybe i'll try again later.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow day!!!

An early start to the Christmas Break!!
and now we know for sure that it will be a WHITE CHRISTMAS this year!!

So, what did I do on this 1st snow day? Not much. I could have done a lot:

could have cast on and made the mate for the sock that has been sitting since OCTOBER!!!
could have cast on another "gift" with the leftovers from the other 3
could have worked on the much dusty Modern Quilt Wrap
could have cast on another pair of Basic Mittens

Here is what I did:

wrapped the presents to ME from HUBBY
cleaned the downstairs, a little bit
read an old magazine
took a nap
watched Enchanted

and I did all this ALONE, as the boys were outside, trying to shovel, from 10-12, then came in for a quick lunch, then off to their friends house for video games and movies from 1-5. What a great mom she is!! :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

bad blogger

So sorry, I have been absent of late. Nothing to report. I finished the chef's mittens long time ago, I think she has been wearing them.

It has been freakin cold here lately and we are in the midst of a snow storm.
Son #1 is hoping for a snow day tomorrow, but I'm still making them take showers.

I finished a super quick scarf for a teacher gift. Photo to come tomorrow.

Christmas shopping is FINISHED, plus a few goodies for myself (thanks to bonus).
keep warm

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Lovely, just lovely

Here is the Tilted Duster in all its glory!!!! Suffice it to say: I LOVE IT! 2 L'd Allison's mom brought it to me on Tuesday, I ran out after dinner to Skeins on Main to have it blocked, stopped at JoAnn's for 2 inside buttons and come home to sew them on! I had a bit of trouble getting everything to line up and it still looks a little wonky on the one side, but nothing I can't live with!! I got so many compliments and I was sure to give credit where credit's due. I have 3 people who want one of their own it grandma isn't busy. I am going to wear it to at least 5 holiday functions this month, the color is gorgeous!! Thank you again grandma!!

And so, I must do some knitting myself. I have cast on another "gift" (this makes the 3rd) but I don't think I'll be able to get 3 more finished by Christmas. Must think of something else. Also going to cast on some mittens for the Chef with the leftover yarn from the duster.