Sunday, February 26, 2012

This is what I've been spending my time doing, of late - knitting on this baby blanket for our first great-grandchild. It's a pretty easy knit once you learn the pattern. I'm already visualizing my new great-grandson all snuggly-wrapped in this. Due in June.
Going to Oregon for 3 days this week and I know I'll have lots of knitting time and can hardly wait. It'll be cold outside, but all the better to stay in by the fire and knit!!! This is a new knitting "toy" for me this week - a hand-thrown pottery bowl. It's so pretty and very practical. It's got two holes for yarn and the bowl is large enough to hold two balls when doing colorwork (which I hope to be doing more of).
Promise to come back with some beach pictures.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy V-Day everyone! Hope you're having a good one!
This is what my wonderful hubby brought home to me yesterday:
Plus I went to Shipwreck Beads and picked out my beads and sterling bracelet and had fun putting it all together. I know, I showed this bracelet in an earlier post below, but it was too tight after adding all the beads, so had to go back and purchase a larger size sterling bracelet and now it fits perfectly. This was a combo Valentines/Birthday present:
Knitting-wise, I have a lot of things On The Needle, but not enough progress to show you - maybe next time I'll have something finished!!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Spring Coming????

I can't believe our weather! Two weeks ago I posted how cold it had been, how much snow we'd had, how long our power had been out, and now all I can see outside is beautiful, warm sunshine. It has been sunny and dry for several days now and supposed to stay this way for 4 or 5 more days. High temps are running in the 50's and low in the high 20's - no wonder I feel good. Hubby is out playing some golf and I'm trying to catch up/clean up all the stuff on my desk. I have the top layer done, but still have things to put away so I can get to figuring our income taxes this next week.
Knit-wise, I have 3 current projects "on the needles"
This is a February KAL and I've selected a pair of Mitts that will look all cable-ly some day soon (I hope).

My second project is a colorwork KAL (knit-a-long for your non-knitters). I've never done colorwork before, and finding it quite fiddly getting started. We get a new "clue" each week, so don't know yet what this will be (maybe a hat - maybe a drawstring bag??)
The final knit project I'm still working on is the Moving Mountains Baby blanket for our first great-grandchild to be born in June. I've done about 18" in length so far, only another 18" to go. Really enjoying working on this project!