22 December 2005

Three Days Left!

Three Days Left!!!!!

Haven't had to much time to post. Between delivering a ton of mail for the last two weeks, finishing up shopping, and figuring in some baking, I haven't had very much knit time. We just finished our fifth and final birthday today, "Happy Birthday MOM", and now we have 3 days left to Christmas!!!!!
We did manage to get the tree up and decorated on Sunday, (Husband's Birthday).

I did manage to finish the pink kitty hat and mitts for Jennifer which she will receive on Boxing Day.

Poor raglan hoodie will not be done on time with one sleeve, the hood and the button bands to do time is slipping away.

My entrelac bag is suffering. I hear it calling "finish me, finish me!". But I have been contacted by another guild member and I think there maybe a small mistake in the pattern on row 1 of the top triangles. I'll have to let Julie know before the pattern is printed.

And from the sounds of the weatherman we may have rain for Christmas. So we will enjoy this snow for now till the next deep freeze.

I'm off to finish up baking and wrapping a few last gifts.

Merry Christmas to all. HOHOHOHO

4 December 2005

Weekend Gone Awry!!

Over the years my daughter has shown a slight interest in knitting. Mostly which sweaters she likes and how fast can my mommy knit it for me. Lately though, with all the new novelty and fancy yarns she has shown some promise of a becoming an avid knitter. She has made some scarves, a felted hat and felted bag, and some Debbie Bliss toys for gifts. Thursday evening we went to the mall to get her birthday gift and some how ended up in the Dollar store. Do you know they have yarn at the dollar store? So after $5, which I thought was well spent, I started to knit but just couldn't bring myself to go farther than one inch. I handed the reins over to her and this is how our evening ended.

Thank goodness he's a good natured cat!!!

After she went back to Toronto on Friday I had the perfect weekend planned. Nothing but lots of knitting. Saturday was minus 1 degree, a light snow falling, maybe a couple of good movies. I figured I could get two kitty-cat hats and 2 sets of mittens done. Then maybe I would try Julie's Mist scarf with some lovely fuschia angora I bought 2 years ago at the Knitters Fair in Kitchener.

Guess who showed up for a visit? Gramma's little angel.
The kitty-cat hat fit perfect, and we did get the mitts done late last night after she went to bed.
She went home this afternoon, after a morning visit to her great-gramma's and grocery shopping. So much for my quiet week-end of knitting.
Tonight I will start the other hat and mitts and then maybe by next week-end the scarf.

Tuesday night is our guild meeting and we get to work on our felted entrelac bags finally. After that it might just finish it before the next meeting.