Friday, December 26, 2008

Just a note to let you know I won't be home for a little over a week.
Will miss 2 Saturday Sky's.

Taking knitting with me. Haven't knitted all week, it's been
too busy.

See you all after the New Year.

So, I will be knitting

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Sky etc.

Took this photo today around 12:30 PM or so. It
snowed like crazy yesterday, and we got about 7
inches. Hubby couldn't get his car up when he got
home yesterday and had to walk up the hill. He
then ran the snow blower on the up and down part,
and was able to get his car up higher, where others
couldn't see it as well. He was afraid someone would
bother it if it was down low. Today, he ran the snow
blower all around so he was able to get his car into
the garage. When you come of out the garage, you
drive a 10th of a mile around the house and to get
down to the bottom, The driveway circles the house.

This is the hat I am making for a friend at Curves.
It appears I have messed up the 2x2 ribbing and need
to redo it. I've been knitting it while watching TV
and most have goofed a couple times. Since it's for
someone else, I should take it out and start again with-
out the TV on.

I've been sick also, which probably didn't help any. I
am on day 4 of a cold. Hope it's done in 7 days.
Don't plan on going to church. There's another snow
storm coming so it might be canceled anyway, but if not
I'm not going. Couldn't sing with the choir at the moment
either. Yes, we are traveling the next two Sunday's, so
such is life. At least I took the gifts for my friend's
last week, so that's done.

We're leaving the day after Christmas. Such fun.
Going to spend some time with youngest son Ben and
family down in North Carolina. I think we'll be
stopping half way and get a hotel. It's a 12 hour
trip and we're old.

Got a package from my parents today. Hubby went to
the post office since I've been sick. They always
send lots of little gifts. I sent them an order
from Figi's.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas or whatever
it is you celebrate.

So, I've been knitting

Friday, December 19, 2008


No knitting, hardly any reading, I'm sick. No fun. Sorry.

So, no knitting

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Well, no pictures. I think I will have to stop using the
Wordless Wednesday pictures, as I have trouble finding good
shots to put here.

My son hasn't sent the picture of Wynnie's hat yet. Oh well,
maybe after Christmas. We will see them over New Years as
we are going to North Carolina out on the coast for a week with
son and daughter-in-law and granddaughter. If they bring the
hat there, I can take the picture.

I think all the presents for hubby have come and are wrapped
and put away. Poor guy has his birthday 4 days before Christmas,
so he probably gets a Christmas present wrapped in birthday
paper. I remember one year when I forgot and gave him his
birthday present wrapped in Christmas paper. I did do one
thing, I got him a 2 volume set of books and am giving him
the first one at birthday, and either the first one again
at Christmas or the 2nd one, I haven't quite decided yet.
Evidently his sister did that to him one year, giving him
the left boot for his birthday, and the left boot again for
Christmas. Later she gave him the other. So, we will see.

Ice!! The driveway is full of ice. Hubby waited an extra
hour and a quarter before he left for work. He called and
said the streets are ok. But I've had an accident on the
driveway ice before, so not going anywhere until it gets
better. I called the leader at Curves telling her I was
iced in. She didn't blame me. By the way, our driveway
is a tenth of a mile with half of it down a big hill.
Trouble is we live halfway up the hill, oh well.

I got out last night when it was snowing and it wasn't
too bad, but drove at 30 miles an hour going to Weight
Watchers. I lost 2.2 pounds this week, which makes
48 pounds lost. I do have a four wheel drive but
it runs like a front wheel drive until it needs it.
Doesn't help on the down part of the driveway at all.
I do have anti-lock brakes, but even they don't work
on ice very well. Last night the driveway was just
covered with dry snow, so not too bad going down. It
always gets up which is nice anyway.

The one time I had an accident on the drive, I hit some
black ice and hit a tree. No fun.

Luckily I got the mail from the post office yesterday,
so it won't hurt if I don't get there today.

I might ride my exercise bike but we did have to move
it to put the tree up, so not sure it would be good
to ride it where it is. We'll see.

Guess I should put more decorations on the tree. Hubby
had left the lights on our fake tree, so that is done
anyway. I put a few decorations on yesterday. I don't
know, it was more fun when the kids were home.

I haven't cast on again yet for that hat for my Curves
leader. Need to do that. Plan to take it on our trip
and knit on the way there and when there is time during
the week. I'll take something else to knit also as hat's
don't take too long (usually).

So, going to knit

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday Sky

It is very cold, like 20's but very sunny today. After the
ice last night, it's nice to have sun to dry up the wet
places. Took this picture around 2:00, but from inside.
Sorry, but it's just too cold to stick my nose outside at
the moment.

Wouldn't you know I sent the baby's hat to her, and forgot
to take a picture of it. I will email my son and get him
to take a picture of it, maybe on the kid. It turned out
very cute, she can turn up the bottom if it's a tad too big,
or not. I have to email washing instructions as this Mission
Falls 1824 Wool, is a little fussy. Wash in the machine in cool
water by itself and dry in dryer but take it out before dry, and shape
it. That's a little fussy for a couple with a little one.
But maybe it won't need washing too often, right she's a one year
old? Hope the hat fits, it should.

I'm starting another hat, for a friend. Just made the gauge
square. It's going to look very similar to the hat I made for
myself. She likes it, and picked the same yarn when I took
several for her to look at. Once I start knitting it, I will
take a picture. I looked at my knitting diary and though I
had the size needles, I didn't write down the stitches per inch.
Therefore, had to knit the gauge square again.

Oh, Knitty is out for the winter. I spent a lovely hour or so
looking at patterns and reading the articles. It's an online
knitting magazine for people who knit. It's found at

So, I've been knitting

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Saturday Sky's and updates
(picture heavy if you're dial up)

I took this picture this afternoon. The sky is just plain,
no clouds, etc. It's cold, high of 32 or something.

This is last week's Saturday Sky picture that I forgot to post.
Silly me.

I tried to send these picture to my friend in Denmark and
the email failed. It connected but the site rejected them.

So, decided you could all enjoy some of my Christmas decorations.
You can click on the pictures to make them bigger if you want to
see them better.

This is a tree that my hubby bought at a craft store. It was
just a wood tree with holes. Hubby had a larger set of red lights
so he had to drill more holes, then painted it red, and put his
red lights into it. I like it, hope you do too.

Ok, this a Santa I made years and years ago. It is made with
a rug needle, putting the pieces of yarn into the Santa. It
is filled with newspapers. I also made a tree the same way but
didn't take a picture of it.

This is my collection of Snowmen. I leave some of the them
up all year because I love them, but others were put away with
the Christmas stuff. So, here they all are. I especially like
the two small ones. The one of the left is a small glass one,
and the right one is a Harry Potter Snowman, by Jan Karon, he
has a book on his head.

These two pictures I made years ago. The left is Crewel work,
for those who knows what that is. Outlined background, heavy crewel
yarn, following the pattern to embroider it. The right picture was a
kit of pieces that you had to applique on the background using sequins.

Oh dear I forgot to put the picture I took of my knitting. We
went to a Christmas Party at church last night. There was a
dinner, and there is always time at a dinner to knit, so I finished
the ribbing and started on the rest of the hat in ST. It does it
automatically knitting in the round. I will have to another post
tomorrow with the knitting update. Such is life.

So, I've been knitting