Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Mandy!

Hee hee - I made another cake for my friend Mandy. Hers was "special" because it was gluten free! She loved it. Yummmmie. Look at these! How cute! My friend Joan gave these to me. They remind me of pogs. You can use these to attach to gift bags or put inside boxes before you give out your knitted gifts! Thanks Joan!
My friend Kitty is just learning to knit. Let's all add another one to the mix! I love it when new knitters are just starting out. It makes me remember how excited (and obsessed) I was to just knit every minute of every day. She will be joining my Wednesday stitch n bitch that I have at work. It's always fun to have a new member.

Last night I casted on the stitches needed to start my very first sweater. I'm thinking it's going to take me a while to decipher the pattern and such so don't look for any pictures or updates just yet. I'll get back with ya!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Holly Jolly Christmas

Here are some of my goodies that I received for Christmas. My sister Linda sent this yarn tote filled with Sugar 'n Cream. Hmmm... I wonder what she wants me to make her for her Birthday!

My Mom sent me this yummy Lion Brand tote. It's quite big! I've got my felted bag project in there that I'm working on in tandem with my friend Mandy. We both had to put it down in order to finish up some holiday knitting. She's been a knitting fool since I taught her and made everyone in her family scarfs for Christmas!

Below are some other great items I received from my Mom as well as my Brother and his Fiance Michelle. I love these great little accessories that you just can't get along without.
We'll here it is folks. The lite up knitting needles. My Brother and Michelle got these for me. Aren't they just the coolest?

Here is something I bought myself. It's a cross stitch pattern (no I'm not giving up knitting) but I miss my cross stitch and thought this would be something great for our kitchen. My husband loves roosters and actually when he was in the military everyone called him Rooster. I'm going to change the "doodle doo" at the bottom to actually say "Rooster". I think it would be super cute. I don't like that frame so when It's all done, I will take it in and pick something more appropriate.

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What the New Year Brings....

What the New Year brings is the unknown. So far we have a few exciting things planned:
On Christmas Day, we found out that Paul's mother got engaged. Her boyfriend works for Boeing and has been asked to work on a project in Italy. So not only are they getting married, but they are moving to Italy! On they day before New Years Eve, we found out that they are getting married on Jan 14th! So we had to make a quick scramble to get some flights to Montana which is no small feat considering a few things that are challenges in that respect.

So I suspect that a trip to Italy is in the cards for this year. We'll have to wait until they get settled but I'm already thinking of when we can go and for how long. Italy certainly wasn't on the agenda for 2007 but I think I can make an exception!

In February, we'll be going to Flordia to visit my Mother and Brother. We'll be attending the Daytona 500 for the 2nd time. This will be so much fun, I can't wait to go and to see my mother as well. We went with them 2 years ago and I'm hoping that we can make this more of an annual event now that we have purchased our own tickets (when you have your own tickets you get first 'dibs' on tickets for the following year with the hopes of upgrading if possible).

Knitting in 2007:
My first sweater
Finish the child's sweater that I started in 2006
More warshrags (of course!)
My first socks
Finish first felted bag WIP

Hmmm... I think I need to work on that list.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

So little time...

Sorry it took so long to get this up.
Here are the results.