Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Christmas is here and I really don't want the long, holiday weekend to end. It has been packed full of last minute shopping and knitting then time with friends, family, and our pets, Molly and Sheba. Our neice Amy looked adorable in the striped slouchy watch cap I knitted and she was a dear to make us a prime rib dinner on Christmas Eve. It amazes me that she can be such a great host when she is getting married in just 6 days.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Slouchy Watch Cap

I found a great Cascade yarns pattern, the Mock Cable Watch Cap. It calls for Eco Cloud, but I'm using Berroco's Ultra Alpaca. The yarn makes this relaxed-fit hat soft and slouchy (but not too much of a rasta slouch) and I really like the mock cable design. I'll be making many more of these hats.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Out for a Spin

Met up with some of my knitting friends, Jan and Pat, for an afternoon of spinning at their monthly gathering at Covenant Presbyterian Church. It's probably been over a year since I've had my wheel out and it was so much fun to chat it up with them about our dogs, life, sloths and menopause while working on a spool of recycled silk.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Antique Vanity

I've been looking quite a while for a bedroom/makeup vanity and finally found one at the Flying Moose antique mall for the bargain price of $150. I debated it for several weeks and today Mom shows up with it loaded in the back of her Subaru. It's in very good condition but I gave it a good soaking with Old English dark oil scratch cover and went to Bed, Bath & Beyond to get some drawer organizers filling it up with beauty products from two of my bathrooms. It will be nice to have everything in one comfortable, girly place. I feel much more organized and everything has it's place now.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

GAP-tastic Cowl & Mitts

The pattern for this was inspired by the huge loopy cowls that can be found at the GAP. My home-made GAP-tastic cowl is even better in a Kermit the Frog green, soft Berroco Comfort Chunky yarn and fingerless mitts that I made up to match.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Santa Baby!

That's my Santa Baby making an appearance for the kids at a lock-in at the Tae Kwon Do Academy. They all went nuts when he walked into the room with his bell and bag full of toys. I'm nuts for him too!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Christmas Boxer

This is Molly's first Christmas so I needed to get a holiday picture of her to make my annual ornament. She was so naughty on our trip to see Santa. She piddled on his lap and while I had my back to her, she raced across the room and jumped up on the table where I was paying. So cute but such a bad baby boxer!