Monday, December 31, 2007

Extended "Grand" visit

I am up north at my daughters house for a few weeks, possibly a month, maybe more. I am going to try and spend some quality time with my daughter and 2 grand daughters. I was here before Christmas while my daughter and son-in-law went to Cancun but didn't get to spend time with her.

Me and Ella walked to the Dollar store after lunch and it started snowing. Ella will be 4 and was having fun catching snowflakes with her tongue. She noticed everything along the way. She carries on the cutest conversations. The yarn store was closed so we will have to tyr and go another day. She wants me to knit her a baby blanket for her dolls. Too cute.

My husband will be "batching it" while I am here. It is a little over 3 hours away but in the winter that could turn into 5 or more. Maybe he will come up for my birthday. :-)

I have my own room here with a computer and internet, tv and swivel rocker. It is very comfortable. My son-in-law loves to cook. I get to play with the girls while he cooks and does dishes. A Grandma could get used to this!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Test Socks finished

This is the side view and I should have taken a front view as it shows the pattern better. Knit with Lorna's Laces. The pattern will be available where those patterns are sold. The Lobed Leaves are very pretty. My picture just not do it justice.
They were knit toe-up, 2 at a time on 2 circulars. Very nice short row heel.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Frantic knitting

I still have a long ways to go on my son' sweater for Christmas. I was busy knitting a test pattern and finally got them done. It was my first test knitting job. I was challenged with some new techniques and accomplished them. I am a better sock knitter for doing this! :-) I will post a picture once the pattern writer has them and gives me the ok.

I pulled a muscle in my back somehow and can't bend down much. I have much Christmas cleaning to do as I am having a house full on Christmas day. My hubby has promised to sweep and mop the floors.... oh dear...

Thursday, December 13, 2007


For the past week I have been up at my daughter's house watching my beloved grandaughters. My daughter and her husband took a long awaited honeymoon after being married 4 1/2 years. They are in flight from Cancun home. I am tirrrrreeeedddd! Izzy is 18 months and can escape anything which keeps me running. Ella (4) is a good hlp but she has her moments of jeolousy and things get mighty noisy. Overall, it's been a wonderful week.

I do knit after they go to bed but I realized I made one sleeve a whole 2 inches shorter than the other on my son's Christmas sweater. I guess I am more tired than I thought! I will repair once I am back home in a safe un-knitting environment.

I will post pictures once I am home and recouped.

I am looking for a copy of Knitting Marvelous Mittens by Charlene Schurch if anyone has one they don't love anymore or if your local bookstaore has acopy...drop me a comment. ;-)