Nine years ago tomorrow, January 4th, I was laid off from my job of
25 years. I was devastated....so I started the blog as a way to pass time and
have something to do that I felt was productive. Luckily, I found another job
within a a few months...and thanks to Ruth and Martha for contributing
every week. It would be quite dull with just my knitting.
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This is the Christmas knitting for the year, minus the mittens and one
pair of socks. From left to right they went to:
Mom, Vicky, Joey, Joe, Mark, Joe and the scarf to Tiffany.
Mark's size 13 fit !!
most favorite present after her ring (more on that later).
she was crying with happiness....
Blue Bell Hill Scarf.
It is a garter then stockinette chevron stitch.
Plymouth Select Worsted superwash yarn.
I started with some acrylic first and it just didn't work!
It was fun, quick and nice...
Ruth and I participated in the Just for you Two 7-day
before Christmas knit-a-long...now named Bittersweet.
I used Encore bulky for mine.
On Christmas Eve, I finished up my Alice's Capelet.
Actually wore it that night.
Cascade Eco yarn. I altered the pattern a bit. Added button bands
as I went. Added 6 stitches to each side.
Used Elizabeth Zimmerman buttonhole.
On New Years day finished up the first Christmas sock for 2016.
green. Have a small start on the 2nd.
Trekking XXL yarn.
Lilli Pilli this week.
Making is more scarf like. Cast on 75 stitches.
Using Madelinetosh Light yarn.
little more lose.
It is boring right now...LOL
Tiffany finished up her blanket for Chase.
Ruth is done with her sweater,except for the buttons.
Pattern: Amy Herzog's Burnish
using Oak Meadow Alpacas cormo/alpaca blend yarn.
how to do short rows at the top of sleeve and work down so she
didn't have to sew them in. She has become a really great sweater
Now she's working on some dishcloths in the lull.
Apple Leaf Cloth by Petronella
This is a classic corner to corner pattern. Both are Lilly Cotton.
done and decided it needed to be bigger so had to rip the whole
thing and start over.
Pattern: Jackaroo by Amy Herzog
yarn switching every couple of rows to avoid pooling.
In other news:
Joe's family got together before Christmas for the first time
in many years. Here are some pictures. I did not really
Sister Donna (caterer) and boyfriend Ed
Sister Jeanine and daughter Jenna
Very magical !
New Years day...to try out the cake lady.
Wedding is October 8, 2016. A lot to do in 10 months, but why wait?
I won't bore you with tons of wedding details...too much!
Looking forward to lots of blog updates and knitting adventures