Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
The prize for the January Project Contest is this "7 foot long Snake Scarf" plus your choice of one of the books in the prize locker. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing of all the entries. Post your project before February 1st for a chance to win. Remember it can be a project for any book that we have read on Whoduknit.
Monday, January 18, 2010
I am sorry I am posting my package from Heather so late. Please forgive me. It was a lovely package. Here it is in all it glory.
I received three different yarns in my package.
Here is first of the yarns I received. This is bamboo from Southwest Trading Company. The color is more lilac than it shows in the photo.
Here is the second yarn I receeived. It was dyed for me. It will make some nice socks.
This is another skein of yarn without a label but with a stand of beads around it.
I also received American Hershey Bars with Almonds but, alas, they are no more.
I recieved a lovely knitted PINK hat,
and this book which I haven't read yet.
This is the cover of the Christmas card I received with my swap package.
Again a big thank-you to Heather for her lovely packge.
Boy this sure was difficult to post on today.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
If you want to see what I made while I was laid up, please go check out my blog! I frogged these so many times, at one point I threw out some of the yarn. Then in trying to get the pattern to repeat sort of evenly, I rewound and rewound the yarn, and almost got it, but not quite.
Friday, January 15, 2010
This is the blanket that occupied me during my husband's surgery. Thank goodness I didn't try anything more complicated because I dropped a strategic stitch during the day I was most worried about DH and re-knit a large chunk of the blanket today. The kitty in the picture has been trying to steal the blanket even on the needles.
No snakes for me--but this blanket could have been knit for new baby David Anthony in Murder Carries a Torch. (By the way, that book also sustained me at the hospital.)
Sunday, January 03, 2010
My favorite ornament wasn't in the ornament boxes we opened this in December and I was mostly too busy to worry about selecting another for the contest (congratulations, Patt!). But my husband ran across my fav as we were organizing and culling the Christmas decorations today. I just had to post it (I think you see why.) My oldest daughter was about 3-1/2 at the time, as I recall. Somewhere I hope we still have the accompanying wise man and camel (you would be surprised how much a camel resembles a wise man). What you see is an angel, as carefully explained by my daughter Bethany many years ago. It is about 4 inches long and frequently still hangs on our Christmas tree.
Saturday, January 02, 2010
These are my favorite highlights of Nate's surprise package to me. The famous bag (already mentioned and coveted by my daughters) is shown with how much it can hold. The yarn in front was Nate's added gift to me. The Santa is a make-your-own ornament that I just loved. The package also contained an ornament I did not have to make, filled with Life Savers, a cheery snow globe, and a snowflake mug that I used all December. Many thanks, Nate!
Friday, January 01, 2010
It's time for our "Favorite Holiday Ornament/Decoration Contest. Post a photo of your favorite holiday ornament or decoration by January 1, 2010, and tell us why it is your favorite, for a chance to win a prize in the drawing.
My grandchildren gave me this decoration for my birthday this year. They know that I collect snowmen and when Tori saw this she recognized the three of them right away! The message is especially meaningful to me this year. Joy, Love, and Hope to all of my Whoduknit friends!