29 November 2006

Presents..............

Look what Mr. D bought me.
I would have put it on my truck, but he's been driving it all time, and I didn't think it suited him. I found it here.











And just a little more stash enhancement. Cherry Tree Hill mill ends ( a whopping 9oz, about 950yds), and a handpainted skein of yarn from Sunshine yarns, colour Hedwig ( after Harry Potters owl).















Lady says "My mommy has really lost it, but she's happy!"

27 November 2006

Santa has left the building!

Not much knitting was done around here this weekend. Miss "P" was here for our Saturday night special.
Santa came to town though. The weather was perfect and you have to love living in a small town. The crowd is never to big, and there's always a place to stand. There were marching bands.














Horses dressed up.















Paisley's buddy the town chicken.














The big guy was up too high to get a good picture.

But "P" made out like a bandit. There was lots of candy for everyone.

21 November 2006

Mmmmmmmmmmm.....

Look what Mr. Mailman brought me today!
I had to see what all the fuss was about for myself.
Socks that Rock!
Scottish Highland and Rocktober. The colours are much more vibrant than the picture. And SOFT!!! Can't wait to start a pair.














Last night I thought I would take a break from Top Secret sweater so I started this. It's Caitlin from Debbie Bliss Junior Knits. Miss "P" picked this one out herself,( so don't tell her) I might even have it done for Christmas. I'm using Dale of Norway Freestyle. Nothing but superwash for that girl.







Duece says "I don't care if it is Merino, I want to be alone."

19 November 2006

Slow progress.

NO knitting pics today. I did get the back of the top secret cardi done and it's blocking now. I'm having second thoughts about it though. The schematics show different measurement than the finished measurements at the beginning of the pattern, like a few inches difference. So I'm blocking by the finished measurements and it still seems like I had to stretch it out too much. My gauge was on when I started knitting but this yarn has alot of sproing to it. I know lace is supposed to block out quite abit, but this doesn't feel right. Am I obessing too much?
I think I'll wait till it's done drying and see how much it bounces back when it's unpinned.
I'm hoping there's no ripping back in my future.Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
I should have picked something with larger needles if I wanted it done by Christmas. DUH!!!!!

I'll be back in a couple of days to report, so I'll leave you with my daughters two new cats...


Tux















and Jalepeno!

15 November 2006

DUECE

These were just to cute I had to post them. This is our new Duece. Check out those paws!
Seven toes each.

13 November 2006

Post Office Closed today.

There's nothing I like better than and extra day off. The Post office is closed today because Rememberance Day fell on Saturday, so that means a stat holdiday for us on Monday. Whoo Hoo! So you know what that means and extra day to do what I do best. Knit, knit and knit some more. So without further ado..........pictures of progress.............
My shawl is coming along, I'm still only on the first ball of yarn . 4 more to go.












My top secret knit-- the back is almost finished.













I blocked the back of the sweater for my daughter. She is knitting this for her boyfriend. I'm so proud. It's her first try at cables and a full size sweater. But rumor has it she was knitting Barbie doll clothes last night.















And the new addition to our family "Duece". He is Miss "P"'s cat but will be living with us because he needs other feline company. So far things are going well and I'm hoping that all three boys will adjust without too many "cat"tastrophies. He certainly is not afraid of the dog. But then again he has two extra toes on his front feet for self-defense.



12 November 2006

I knew I was Fall!

Thanks Wannietta!


You Belong in Fall



Intelligent, introspective, and quite expressive at times...

You appreciate the changes in color, climate, and mood that fall brings

Whether you're carving wacky pumpkins or taking long drives, autumn is a favorite time of year for you


Still madly knitting. Pictures tomorrow!Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting