Thursday, May 26, 2011

Great Book!!

I checked this book out of my local library today, and what a find it is! Yarnplay at home, Handknits for Colorful Living is written by Lisa Shobhana Mason. It includes patterns for cozies for wine bottles, CD's, French Press, dishcloths & tea towels, throw pillows, bed pillows, shams, throws, table runners, you name it for home decor and it's in this book! I just wish I would have found out about the book sooner and could have knit a lot of the home things in it by now. If you get a chance to get your hands on this book I think you'll be very pleased.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I'm Baaaaack!

After some quiet time, I've managed to make it back to my blog. Sometimes life just gets in the way, as it's happened to me.

In the knitting department, I've finished these fingerless mitts:
This pattern is Flitt Mitts. The embroidered flowers make them fun!

This pattern is my favorite "go-to" Cozy Thermal Mitts:

This mitt is another Cozy Thermal Mitt

I'm currently working on this one - Susie's Reading Mitts:

My husband has been diagnosed with Cancer,again - this time, prostate cancer. So right now we're in the consultation, determining treatment procedure, etc. He's feeling fine and anxious to get this done and over with. He has beat the big "C" three times before, so this should go okay for him.

We've had lousy, rainy, cool weather with a day of sunshine thrown in here and there - just enough for a teaser. Of course I can't complain - the south and the midwest are certainly getting more than their fair share of really bad weather.

I'd like for hubby and I to "get-away" for a day or two - maybe to the Washington coast", but sure would like it to be warmer weather. Temps in the 50's just aren't too conducive to walking on the beach.

I'll try to keep up my blog writing a little more frequently!