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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

One More Hat!

 Last night I finished another hat, my third one this month!  The stitch pattern is very nice and not too difficult, so I know I'll be doing THIS HAT again soon. The yarn is a favorite of mine; it's Malabrigo Rios, and the hat pattern is DK Treadhead Hat. 


OK, that's it for now; it's time to get ready for the trick-or-treaters!


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Another Hat! And Some Flowers

Here's the latest hat I've made for my friend who is having her second chemo today. I hope it will cheer her up. I used the same pattern as the last one only a bit smaller and added a topknot. (It seems that the pattern is no longer available though sadly.)

It's been gloomy and rainy here this week so far, and the indoor plants have cheered us up by blooming! I love my plants, both outside and in!

~~~ Have a nice day!~~~

Saturday, October 21, 2023

We Are Back Home! And a Few Finishes

 If you have been wondering where I've been, it's because we were out of town. First we went to Palo Alto, CA, to see my husband's brother and wife and then headed south to see more family and friends. When we were in San Diego, we visited our old neighborhood and were delighted to discover that our neighbors on both sides were still there! (We left for Seattle in 1977.)  

Our first house

When we knocked on the door of this house, it was opened by Betty, our oldest daughter's friend who is now grown up and was visiting her mom. What a nice surprise that was!

Another great surprise was seeing the orange tree Dick planted back in the day.  It was still tiny when we moved, but now it has lots of oranges!

We spent a couple of days in Anaheim, too, and had a surprise there as well. We got to see the Disneyland fireworks from our hotel window!

And I've finished a few projects this month.  I made this hat for my friend who's having chemotherapy.

I finally finished two pairs of mitts that I started long ago. I want to make the first pair again in a solid color so the design will show better.  And the bottom pair was given to another friend who just got home from the hospital after 7 weeks! (This is just a pair of mitts that I added a cable to.)

Hope you are having a nice weekend. We are happy to be back home again!

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Another Finish!

These socks were a fun knit, and I know that I will make this pattern again. Try it, you'll like it!

You know it's fall when you see mushrooms and fall blooming crocus.

But does anyone know what this plant is?

Do think she likes her newest hat?


Happy Sunday!