Tuesday, November 13, 2018

About Time for Another Post, Don't You Think?

Where does time go?  Lately the days seem to disappear extra quickly, even when we gained an extra hour.  Sigh.  It's been busy here: lots of singing, some travel, and believe it or not, some finishes!


Our youngest granddaughter talked her mom into buying this kit, thinking she could make it and then wear it. (She's 5.) Not. She finally gave it to me to take home, and I, no lover of crochet, made it for her.  It's too big for her baby doll and way too small for GD.  Sophia sewed on the black buttons though which made it special. (I have no idea as to this hat's destiny however!)


I saw this free pattern in a knit shop, loved the stitch, and just had to try it. This is a keeper!  (I used 1 skein of Rios and even had some left.)


It took a while, but I finally finished this pair of socks.  The pattern is Gladys and is also free.



In response to the Squirrel Hill tragedy, I completed these two squares for the Yarns by Design knit shop. This shop is in the town next to Verona where DH grew up, and we've shopped there several times although not recently.

Yep, it's that time of year.  Here are my two contributions to the local Ronald McDonald House stocking project that our quilt group supports.


This stocking is different on the other side.


On this one both sides are the same.


Have a great week and a very Happy Thanksgiving!  (Our family is celebrating this weekend since daughter #2 and family as well as our son will be out of town. DD#1 and family live in IL.)

11 comments:

kathy b said...

I love your stockings. I remember now that you do this yearlly .How wonderful.
Whenever you celebrate, I know you'll enjoy your dear family. I am really impressed you learned Latin for your upcoming choir recital. Wow. Oh and your socks.......they show off how talented you are JUDY!!!

Betsy said...

You have been busy. What a cute little frog hat. I hope it finds a home and is used somewhere after all the work that went into it by both you and your granddaughter. The socks are beautiful. I had completely forgotten about your Ronald McDonald House charity. The stockings will be much appreciated, I’m sure. We have no family here for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year, although we are having dinner with friends for Thanksgiving, Christmas will be alone. It’s OK. We’ve almost gotten used to it since the kids have grown and gone. It sure makes us appreciate our times together even more. Have a lovely day my friend. Blessings, Betsy

Tired Teacher said...

You've finished some great projects. The frog hat is adorable! I bookmarked the neckwarmer and added it to my Ravelry library.

Dee Kissinger said...

You have been VERY craft. Love your Gladys socks. That was a fun pattern to knit.

Araignee said...

That frog hat is just too cute!!

Rian said...

Welcome back! LOL That’s a sweet little frog hat, hope it finds a fitting head to warm. Happy Thanksgiving!

karen said...

those kits are pretty advanced if you ask me! Lovely crafting and knitting you are doing - I am on schedule for all that I want to get done for the holidays. I still have more knitting to do though :)

Susan said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! The fun about posting seldom is there's lots to show! That frog hat is adorable, too bad it won't fit the child. Your stockings look great, and are for such a good cause. It looks like you've been busy with a lot of things as you traveled and sang. Any chance for a new CD for the choir this year?

elns said...

So much great work! You are full of love to crochet a frog hat with an undecided direction LOL. It does look fabulous though and I'm sure it will be appreciated no matter what. I really like the gladys socks. I hope to do them one day when I return to an attention span that can keep track of an actual pattern.

Merry said...

That frog beanie is to cute and love the cowl (i think that's what is called) i might just make one for my daughter for next winter. It doesn't get cold d enough in cairns. You are very generous with all your other creations to.

kathy b said...

Judy, love your angelic header!