Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
I only have to knit the hood, weave in the ends and graft a couple seams to complete it.
I remember one of the things I like so much about this pattern - there's hardly any seaming to do. Once you're done knitting, the sweater is intact, the only seams to finish are at the underarms and hood.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
So, the next time I say, "No, I can't go" or I do not pick up the phone because I think everyone else in the world is busier than me. I am going to come back and read this post.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Pattern: Minnow Knits - Sweetie Pie
Yarn: Manos Cotton Stria - melon #205
Needles: US 5
Button: Zecca - 1 1/2" black & white swirl
Adds: Single crocheted egde around the neckline and bottom edges to give more shape.
Start date: 5/11/ 2005
Finish date: 11/25/2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Gram is not able to follow much of a conversation these days. But today, she did smile and answer "yes" when my oldest daughter asked "Do you like to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse"?
Thursday, November 23, 2006
This year my pecan pie turned out beautiful. Not only did it look good, but it tasted great and none of the filling leaked through the bottom crust. I baked it at 365 degrees for 20 minutes uncovered, then I put foil around the edges and baked for another 20 minutes.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
I'm a little Indian on the go,
Here is my arrow.
Here is my bow.
When I go a'huntin, hear me shout,
Bears and Buffalo, you better watch out!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Direct and Indirect Objects
1. She wrote on the blackboard - "Lable the DO and IO.
The fish was swimming to the land."
Vocabulary word "vitality"
Sample sentence - The turkey was so full of vitality we weren't sure that he was dead when we ate him.
Now what do you think of that?
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Not everyone there shared my experience. One woman flung her needles down in frustration over the Moebius cast-on. The needles slid across the table towards me and just missed my jugular vein.
Thank you P & E for a great Moebius lesson.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
This photo is from the calendar in our kitchen:
This photo is from the calendar in our office:
Now I realize how much I dislike both these photos. I'm replacing both of them in the morning!
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Here is a photo taken on our deck on October 1, 2006. I want to remember 2 things for next year's planting: 1 - this barrel looked great as late as October 1 and 2 - the mint looked so much nicer planted with the vinca, purple hyacinth vine and lemon thyme than it did when planted alone in the barrel. That hyacinth vine was my prize plant. I bought it late in the season when I went to a local nursery for some morning glory. There were just a few of these viney-type plants left on the table and I must have spent at least a half hour there untangling the vines. I bought the hyacinth vine because I felt sorry for it (my husband just rolled his eyes at me). But look at it - it was so happy on our deck!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
I hope you can see it in the photo - the pouch is being knit on the bamboo straight needles (with a seed stich edge) while the main body of the sweater waits on needles (approx. 4 inches above) to be merged with the pouch.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
The next day she walked up to me with a full size Snickers bar in her hand and says "Mommy, you go take a nap!"