Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Playground Mittens

I've knit two pair of Playground Mittens, one for each of the girls. The Noro Kureyon was a gem to knit with and the mittens are beautiful.  The girls are not too much into wearing them, oh well.  Maybe next year.

I finally convinced T. to put on the playground mittens and swish her hands in warm water to shrink them a bit. I've got to get her to do it again because they still are not small enough.  Or since spring is less than 6 weeks away, maybe I will set these mittens aside for next winter. Who knows how much their hands will grow by then!

Pattern:  Crossroad Knits - Playground Mittens
Yarn:  Noro Kureyon
Needles:  US4 dpn

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Birthday, Brad!

Last week we celebrated Brad's birthday.  The girls had a great time making and decorating the cake.  Any excuse to bring out the sprinkles and they're in! 

My idea to rent him a clarinet has proven to be a huge hit.  Most every day he gets it out and practices a bit.  Of course he is not pleased with the sound, but I'm impressed and think he sounds great!  I had hoped to have his old clarinet restored, but it was beyond repair.  Rental costs for the student clarinet can be applied to purchase of a new one.  I hope he decides to buy one and continue practicing.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My 2008 Rockin' ABCs

I thought it would be fun to celecrate events, accomplishments and new products that came into my life for 2008 in the form of an alphabet.  Here goes.

'A' Amy's 50th!
'B' Big Apple Circus
'C' "Colonel Hathi's March (The Elephant Song)" The Jungle Book
'D' Diapers No More!
'E' Emma Haring
'F' Flat Stanley
'H' Harmony Needles
'I'  IPhone
'J' Jingle Bell 5K
'K' Knit 2 sweaters, 2 hats, 4 Christmas tree ornaments, 2 dishcloths, a market bag, a pair of socks, a triangular scarf, a putter cover 
'L' Lemonade Stand
'M' MacBook, Mad Men
'N' Noro
'O' Obama
'P' Pumpkin Plant
'Q' Queen as in "Dancing Queen"
'R' RE instructor
'S' Sibling GAP Bike Ride
'U' bcmes a cmmn acronym 4 me as I m intrdced 2 txt mssgng
'V' Victory Brewery Gift Card
'W' Winter Olympic Scarf Project
'X' Xylophone
'Y' Y's Owls
'Z' Zingo

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Let The Games Begin

My first finished object for 2009 was mailed today to the Special Olympics Winter Games Scarf Project. I had to use the required Red Heart yarn which was oh, not so lovely to work with.  Mine is worked up in a single crochet, lengthwise.  For some reason, crochet seemed a fitting technique (I had not crocheted an item in decades.) It's funny because many of my knitting buds thought the same and crocheted too!

Soon the scarf will be in the hands of a worthy group and my hope is that it will embrace a very Special Olympian.