Saturday, February 15, 2020

Happy Valentine's Weekend!

Hope everyone had a very nice Valentine's Day! Even the weather celebrated here as the sun actually appeared and not even a drop of rain came down. (We had the rainiest January since 1953, and back then I lived in Wisconsin where it probably snowed.) In our family there are quite a few birthdays in December and January, and that caused quite a lot of knitting:

First was a scarf that found a home with Michael: 


Then came Catherine, right after Christmas. I really like this pattern and plan to make it again.


Then comes Max.  Here's what I knit him for Christmas, and not too many days later, came his January birthday. 


I think you'll recognize this guy! He was a fun knit!:


You've already seen this hat, and here are the matching mitts for David, our speedy swimmer and best of all they fit!:


There were two more January finishes:  This one for a choir friend's new baby. (You've seen this pattern before many times.)


and this one for another choir friend who loves tacos:


It's from a sweater pattern, but I used the design to make a pot holder!

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That's it for now. Have a wonderful weekend! (We are spending the President's Day holiday with our local grand kids.)  See you next time; now back to breakfast and my February projects. (All are yet to be finished!)


Thursday, January 23, 2020

What Happened to December and January?

Yikes!  Will I ever catch up? Don't you think it's time to remove the turkey header?  I am so behind on posts I don't even know where to start. First, I was behind with my Christmas knitting, and now I don't even have an excuse!  I guess I'll start with some of the finished projects.  I made lots of mittens:


 The grand kids in Chicago need lots of mittens.


And so does their mama. She requested really warm mittens, so I used this pattern which includes directions for a lining.  If you want a challenge, here's a link to the pattern, definitely a "don't talk to me" one!  But the results are worth the effort.


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This slouchy hat was a fun knit.


This hat was fun, too.


This hat was for my oldest grandson who's on a swim team and needs something warm after practice!  It had matching mitts which are on their way to Chicago for his January birthday.  The pattern is interesting and includes both the hat and mitts.


If you want to knit something totally different, try a bracelet!  You can get kits from Ellen Sandin at Earthfaire.


Our youngest grand daughter loves to cook, so I made her this apron.


I got a Christmas surprise, too. The avocado seed finally sprouted after weeks sitting in water.  Now it has lots more leaves and is probably a foot tall!
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That's all for now, but I'll be back soon for an update on the late December January birthday projects.  Happy New Year a tad late!