I wanted to make Jo a hat since she started school this year. Her favorite color is yellow so I thought...easy, I will just use the standard kids hat pattern. I can do that in my sleep. First I made the hat in bright yellow, her favorite color. It was so cute. Then on the first really cool day I gave it to her.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I am tired of the unpredictable weather. The ups and downs of low 40's to high 70's in a matter of a couple of days. Back and forth with today an unbelievable wind making it feel colder than it is. First it is the knee, then the elbow, and to top it off the neck. All are griping at me about the seemingly instantanious weather changes. Argh!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I mailed the "Soldier Scarves" today. Well, that is what JE and I call them. A few months ago we learned about the Operation Gratitude organization. While they help send boxes of all kinds of things to deployed soldiers ( see http://www.operationgratitude.com/ or click on the link in my blog roll), the scarves were what caught our attention. Knitters that we are we saw the scarves as a way we could send a hug to deployed soldiers and help keep them warm. A little love sent across the miles. I started knitting and let JE know what I was doing and she also pulled yarn out of her stash. Since my son Joseph enlisted in the Army I have felt the mother's pull toward all servicemen and women even more than before. I see the uniform and want to let that soldier know that they are loved and appreciated for all they do, for their sacrifice. No one made them sign up. It was their choice. So here is the first box of hopefully many for as long as we have soldiers who need a litttle touch from home.
We always take a picture of the things we knit. We knit 28 scarves since August.
Boxed and ready to mail.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
My sister Jane Ellen (knittinginnaples) was here for a visit this last week. Things have been a little overwhelming lately, to say the least. She surprised me with an beautiful knit shawl. It is made out of Euroflax Linen (love it) with little tiny beads on the fringe (love them). No words can describe what it feels like when someone knows things have been difficult and then gives you something so beautiful. As a knitter I am doublely, triplely, quadrupely (are these real words?) appreciative since I know how long it takes to knit these things. Thanks Sissy, I will love it and you always.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Here is a picture I found on http://www.whatkatewore.com/ of Kate wearing the original design of Cambridge Shawl. I have hopes of mine turning out this nicely. For pictures of Ravelry members completed projects go to http://www.ravelry.com/ and check them out.