Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sooooooo Sloooooooow

Why is it that the holiday weekend can fly by and these 4 days of work before the new year are crawling along. I want to be done with 09 and move on already!
09 did have some highlights - noteably reconnecting with my SJU girls via Facebook. But. it was also The Year of Stress, Weight-Gain, Unfinished Projects & Hot Flashes. So bring it on 2010 ---- I'm ready for you.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Have a crafty New Year!

Because I sure will. I discovered. through my holiday knitting, that I am one crafty old lady when I don't confine myself to someone elses's pattern. So my plan for the new year is to flood etsy and eBay with my craftiness. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On the 5th day of Christmas.......

my mother gave to me.....FIVE skeins of yarn.....

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5 days before Christmas, my mother comes to me with a bag of Lion's Brand & a scarf from Target. I should have run screaming but no, I'm a knitter, I can do ANYthing. Turns out she wanted to buy a matching hat, scarf & gloves for my daughter's best friend in her favorite color blue as a Christmas gift. She finds a scarf and gloves but no hat. But wait, that's not a problem. Her daughter is a knitter, all she needs is some yarn. Now, if this had been a project for anyone other than my daughter's best friend, I would have driven my butt to Target and found a matching hat, scarf & gloves in her favorite color (which happens to be green, not blue - and how do I know that? cuz I'm knitting her some socks, in green!). But my daughter's best friend is part of the family so she gets a hat. First pic is with said scarf. My daughter wants me to add ear flaps but I'm not feeling the flaps so we'll let Shanay decide. Not bad for an improvised design and 4 hours of knitting.