Saturday, December 31, 2011

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

I’ve never made a collage before, so I just tried it…it was a tad frustrating, but I think I got it..these are my favorite things that I made from this year..

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My Wil-key is probably one of the favoritest things I’ve ever made…and I free handed him an outfit….I love my Raspberry Sherbet, as a reader named the dog.  He makes me smile….

The Kathy Merrick flowered scarf/shawl is my favorite thing I’ve ever made.  I was wearing it yesterday and told the Hubs that….

Ba’al’s dagger was just fun….Deidre’s cowl…it made her so happy and she wears it all the time…the pumpkin was just cute, I hope the recipient liked him as mush as I did…My first knitted socks….one of the two birds I made this year, the other went to Germany…The Hub’s ripple, which he uses every day…and my Mission Falls set, which I so love…

I made 72 “things” this year…the most being fingerless gloves and hats…I had a productive year!

Here’s to making 100 next year!  (I count small things like squares too!)

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It’s Wednesday….

time for some WIP’s

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The afghan is coming along…it’s a little over 3 feet now…probably will go to 4 feet and then decide if I want it bigger from there.  I started it for my FIL, but he got a nice cuddly heated blanket for Christmas (he is always cold) so now not sure I’m going to give it to him, as don’t think he will use it….

The pink thing is my Tunisian scarf….I pick this up and work on it, but I think I may frog it…as it is suppose to be a scarf, but only one side has the stitch pattern….so still deciding on that…

and I am working on the gussets for my ugly green socks….I’m thinking of felting these when done and using them for slippers….they are big on me and this one is a bit longer than the other one…sigh….

I picked up A Dance with Dragons again….After slamming through the first 4 books, I was kinda lingering through this one….but now I have HBO and am watching the mini-series…so back to the book

and I got a nook tablet for Christmas – Yeah!  The funny thing is the Hubs has a regular nook and he can download his books anywhere….I have to be connected to wifi….we don’t have wifi, so the only signal I can get is standing in one spot in my dining room…after I download I am fine….but now I have ordered wifi, am waiting for the router to be delivered….

Oh so I finally started The Help on the nook….

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Baloo Gets a Gift

 

Baloo is our Pionus parrot.  He’s about 15 years old. And loves me and tolerates the Hubs.  I let the Hubs feed him for the most part, so he knows where his food is coming from….The Hubs bought him a present.

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He tried to open it.

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Finally, he said, “Hey!  I need some help here!”

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The Hubs opened the bag and cracked a walnut for him (his favorite kind of nut….mine too) His beak is not quite big enough to crack a walnut.

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He’s got such a great personality…Never thought much of birds having personalities, but he definitely does….

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

 I just returned from our Christmas Eve service.  I have not attended in many years.  I have been to church; to baptisms, weddings and funerals, but I haven't been to a service in my church in a very long time.

I'm not a big one on "organized" religion, it's more of a personal relationship for me.  But it is a good feeling to attend a church service and I've been thinking about it for awhile...I think I may start going back, at least once in awhile...

These were taken around 10:30 at night
Methodist church down the street (sorry it's blurry - took hurridly from car)

My church..I also went to school there from 5th-8th grade...that's the church office/school building on the right. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

My First Gift

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See Indigodragonfly had a special offer for Holiday Giftapalooza. So essentially I bought an unknown gift for a stranger and was sent an unknown gift…

So what did I get?

A lovely skein of merino/cashmere/silk in “Laugh It Up, Snowball”  It’ really quite soft

A bag..I loves me bags…with mutant zombie squirrels

a tape measure and pattern from the lovely Natalie, who has some great patterns, but this is my first…

and a few smaller goodies…..yeah!

And I’ve won this past week two blog giveaways!  Since the Hubs said he didn’t buy me any yarn this year…I have to fend for myself!

Bawahwahwah!

Friday, December 23, 2011

It’s Friday!

And that means finished objects…and oh yeah…the start of my holiday!  Whoop!

DSC01515 It was a Christmas gift for a friend…I made it with Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande Hand Dyed.  Nice yarn, very luscious and squooshy!

And yesterday this popped into my classroom:

DSC01524 This is Luke and he is 5 months old and he is wearing the sweater I made his brother Jack four years ago…

DSC01530 It was a little worn in spots, but still holding up….They have a sister Cindy…I made her a blanket, but do not have a picture of it….

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along

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The afghan is coming along…the little green circle is the beginnings of a hat…and then my very badly knitted sock…I am on the whole separate stitches, so I can do the heel part….and I need to focus on that….

Today I bought the two magazines peeking out at the top, so I’ll be browsing through those for the next few days……

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Winding Sunday

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This is how I spent my Sunday…winding yarn and watching

drwho1 had an urge to watch the Doctor, and I usually choose #10, but hadn’t seen #9 in several years….

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stash Sunday

Today I have some stash enhancement….this arrived in the mail

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It’s Tosh Merino Light…it’s for this.  Which I have been dying to make….I just got one of his books too….I love his linear designs….today I listed to a podcast with him at A Playful Day.

So it is a Nerd Wars challenge, not sure I’ll get it done…but it is a landscape challenge and I took my inspiration from Cheyenne Mountain.  The setting for Stargate Command…

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cm2 This second picture is the what the establishing shot looks like in the show….I think I matched the colors pretty well…what do you think? Not sure about the pinky one, but the other three work well..

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Today, I

am catching up on blog reading with several cups of tea…..then I need to do a little online shopping…baby it’s too cold outside and I don’t want to go anywhere near the mall on the last weekend before Christmas…
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Then I need to decorate the tree….the Hubs did the lights a few days ago…but my knees were acting up from the cold, so didn’t want to head into the basement to get the ornaments…
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When we bought the tree last weekend, I also bought some new ornaments…
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I have put out a few of my Santas…
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There is a Planet of the Apes marathon starting at noon, think I'll decorate the tree then....

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wow…look at that…FO’s!

DSC01468 Tunisian squares – very addicting..made from Peaches and Crème…so going to be washcloths..

DSC01464 Wee baby turtles…I love these!

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DSC01452 Stocking, an orange and some nuts…

Yep, these were all Nerd Wars challenge projects….

And I showed you Wil-key, but last month I made him a banana…

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And with the left over bits from the vegan yarn, I made myself a watch…

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