Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mom weekend

Spent this last weekend with Mom and it was great. We took a ride to the beach to visit the TWA Flight 800 memorial at Smith Point beach. I forget how strong the waves are since I spend a lot of the time on the water, but it's a really different kind of water. My boat is located on the bay and this is the ocean. Here is Mom enjoying the sunshine and her new pink beanie that I made for her. We had lots of laughs and enjoyed each others company all weekend long.
As always, a weekend with Mom - priceless.

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Saturday, September 06, 2008


Finally finished this UFO. Blanket! I love the edging - as much as a pain in the woot it was to do it, it looks great!
OMG. Remember this DRAMA? Well.... I think I just created more drama. Maybe I'm just not meant to finish this project. I worked on the side today and I frogged it several times and I really really really thought that I had got it right until I was down to 6 stitches and I held it up to the back side of the sweater. Now really??? Anyone can figure out that something is amiss here. Back to the drawing board. I'm going to have to get some help AGAIN.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Where you been?

If you've been checking my blog, hopefully you haven't given up on me. I've been busy taking care of my mother while she is ill. I have, however, been doing some therapy knitting and I will have some pictures up very soon. I'm working on my UFOs as previously mentioned so some of those items are DONE. I also have one new project started and finished. It's a beautiful shrug and I can't wait to show you.

See you soon.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The power of blocking!

My friend Joan made these beautiful pillows last week and when I asked her about them, she said they curled up beyond recognition and that they were unable to become the two pillows they were meant to be. I said, let me at them.... I will give them a go on my blocking board. I had to stretch them hard after soaking them up with lots of water.

Look at them now! They look beautiful!! Ahh... the power of blocking.

Another hat for Mom. It's a beautiful multi colored cotton yarn. The picture doesn't do it any justice.
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Sunday, March 09, 2008

They call it Mellow Yellow....

Another hat for Mom. I think she told me no more hats but I like making them and when she's all done with the Brain Cancer thing and we've moved on, we're going to donate them to the Cancer Care Center!
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Friday, February 29, 2008

It's what you do...

Mom and I with our new haircuts!
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Saturday, February 23, 2008

What do you do when....

What do you do when you learn that your Mom has brain cancer? I read this on another blog and agree that "knitting is my stress relief valve".

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

The list gets smaller

My bathmat is completed. I was very excited. The reason that I wanted to make this specifically is because I wanted it to exactly fit the space between the tub and the wall. You just can't buy a store bought mat this perfect. It just plain garter stitch but I love it. It is so soft and cushy on your feet when you get out of the shower. And at the end of the week it goes right into the washing machine to get cleaned up for the new week ahead. I've washed my log cabin bath mat several times and they just come out perfect out of the machine. Thank you Sugar and Cream!

Went this weekend to see our friends in PA. Yvonne picked up this book below for a knitting muggle like myself. I can't wait to comb through every page and see what I can make!

So now that the list has one less UFO on it, I've moved on to the said baby blanket. I have one more ball of yarn to complete the bulk of the blanket and before I start on the edging. I will shoot a picture tomorrow to show! I'm so glad to have an extra day off this weekend. Tomorrow will be some chores but some knitting too! It's turned very very cold here this weekend (20 degrees!). It's just perfect weather for knitting.

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all. No resolutions here but one of the things I'm going to strive to do is to complete some of my UFOs. Here is one of them. It's a bathmat. Just knit. I had made one in the past for my guest room that was the log cabin pattern from the Mason Dixon book but wanted one for my bathroom too (they are so soft on your feet!). I'm making progress and should be finished shortly.

I really don't have many UFOs but here is the list in no particular order:

1. The above mentioned bathmat 85% complete

2. Button/stripe child sweater 75% complete

3. Koigu Socks 20% complete

4. Beaded scarf 5% complete

5. Adult sweater 5% complete

6. Baby blanket 60% complete

Keep on knitting!