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Saturday, December 31, 2022

The Last Finish and Post of 2022!

 Where has this year gone? I can remember when I was young sitting in the classroom watching the clock very slowly move to 3:30 PM when the school day was finally done, and now the days are gone in a blink of the eye. Yesterday I finished the second Minion hat requested by our youngest grandson. (I'm not sure what happened to this one, but I made the second one with different yarn and only 1 eye.)

Number 1

Number 2

Can  you tell I had trouble with the eye this time?  At any rate, it's done now just in time for his twelfth birthday!  (I well remember the scary drive up their hill in the snow to help our daughter when she came home from the hospital with him, and it's seems like yesterday.)  Good news though, there's no more snow and getting to their house will be easy!  I do have to get busy and make the cake I promised to bring because we are celebrating 2 birthdays tomorrow: his and his mom's whose birthday is 3 days after Christmas! (That was an interesting Christmas as I recall. ;>)


Thursday, December 29, 2022

Another Hat and an Ice Skating Adventure

Yesterday we had a fun afternoon! We took our 2 local grandkids and their adult cousin ice skating at the holiday ice arena that is available in mid November through December in our Down Town Park. We couldn't have done it without Charlie to help the kids. They were a bit tentative at first, but I think they had a lot of fun. After words he even took them to the park playground before they left for home in Magnolia. While they were doing that, we took a very long walk to where Dick finally found a place to park as all of the parking spots at the park/rink were full. (We have gone there lots of times and have always found a place to park; Charlie was lucky as he was in the right spot at the right time and got a place there.)

I offered this hat that I had just finished to Stella, but she decided it wasn't her style, so I will give it to charity. That yarn is quite fun but is no longer available.  She was wearing some gloves and socks that I made though.😊

Enjoy what's left of the day!

Monday, December 26, 2022

Brrr! Lots of Time for Knitting Here.

Well, we had an interesting week, first snow and then lots of ice! It was so icy here that we couldn't even walk to the mail box at the edge of our driveway, but that didn't matter because we didn't get any mail after Tuesday until Christmas Eve! Our younger granddaughter took a great video of a car slipping and twirling down the hill by their house. The driver jumped out somehow and the car stopped when it hit a car parked on the street.  Her video which I tried to post was even shown on the KOMO news!  Ever since Saturday, it's been raining, so no snow or ice is left now.

These were for Stella. She wanted a pattern from long ago, and I couldn't find it, so I improvised, using the stitch she wanted. I should have made the leg shorter, but she seems to like them.

When I stared this scarf, I failed to realize the yarn colors were like those of several of the local sports teams, so Max seemed quite happy with it.

 My sister requested a red hat, and since I had yarn left I made a pair of mittens.


That's it for now. Have a good evening!

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Two More Finishes!

 Two more hats came off the needles this week, one for an adult and the other for a child.

This pattern specifically called for a yarn that is no longer available, but I did have the 2 skeins of the required.  I think the pattern would work in a different yarn though. Do you?

No babies here to model this hat, but DH figured out a way to photograph it.  It's an interesting pattern and a fun knit. Thanks to the Wandering Cat Studio where I first saw the pattern!
I have several more finishes to share after Christmas, so stay tuned, and have a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, December 22, 2022

A Drawing and a Shawl

Our youngest grandson who's almost 11 is really good at drawing.  Here's his interpretation of the Grinch: (Our oldest grandson is also good at drawing and creating animations.)


I, however, am better at knitting than drawing!  Here's my version of the Sharon Air shawl. That pattern was pretty challenging.

Here's another recently finished shawl that was a very relaxing project.

There's another thing to share, but not till after Christmas.  And then there's all the unfinished stuff.................  Have another great day!

P.S. I couldn't resist coloring that drawing! 😉

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Last Roses of Summer and a Last Minute Gift!

We've had quite a bit of snow lately which makes taking walks and getting down our hill rather interesting. However, these two little roses keep trying despite the snow and cold!

If you need a last minute gift or a little stocking stuffer, try this pattern for hair ties. It's easy and also a nice way to use left over yarn. 

Happy December 20th!

Friday, December 16, 2022

Our Big Surprise!

After a recent snow, when we were finally able to take a walk without slipping, we saw something at a house we'd passed many, many times before without seeing even one!

These were only two of the ones we got to photograph.  Normally, the only animal we see there is "Woofy" (Our name for him) and you guessed it, he barks a lot. Do you suppose all these times he's been trying to tell us about the chickens?

Enjoy your day and stay warm! It's supposed to snow again here soon and then get colder, so we will be back to slippery hills!

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Finally done!!!

Our daughter send me 3 little shirts from when each of the now grown  grandkids were in preschool, and I finally figured out what to do with them. I made a pillow! (The oldest grandson is a senior in high school and the other two aren't little anymore either.😏)

It was a bit of a challenge to mail, but it's on its way.  I also have some finished knitting projects but will save them for another post.

Have a great day!


Friday, December 9, 2022

We Are Back in Action!

 In case you've wondered where I've been, our computer croaked, and it's been tough getting everything back where it was!  On top of that, we were kind of snowed in for a few days. It's very hilly around here, and when it snows it's hard to get around or even take a walk.

So, I'll be back soon with some of my recent finishes.  Have a great day!