Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It’s Done–Fringe And All


I finished adding the fringe to this last night while watching DWTS!

I really like it.

I know it will go perfectly in the friends home I made it for.

I hope it will keep her warm on our chilly evenings.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ombre Afghan


When I was organizing my studio I came across a very small amount of soft yellow yarns. It inspired me to knit this afghan for a friend who’s home is decorated in these colors. It is almost done. She does not read my blog so I can share it with all of you as I am working on it.

I have been enjoying knitting it since the color scheme is totally different than anything I’ve worked with before.

It has been keeping me warm on chilly evenings as I work on knitting it.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012


I had a delicious dinner with my neighbors on Thanksgiving Day.

I enjoyed meeting their family.

One of the things I have been interested in this year is family holiday traditions – be they food or other things.

Betty made a wonderful dish which I had never had before. She combines apple slices and sweet potato slices and adds a small amount of sweetener and seasoning. You could taste both the apples and the sweet potatoes and they complemented each other.

I am indeed fortunate to have good friends when I am not near family at holidays.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 Potholders


One thing I often do is bring potholders as a hostess gift.

These are not your hang on the wall – don’t touch or use them potholders.

I use fun fabrics and make them BIG – 10” square.

There is a lot of padding and you won’t burn your hands when you use them.

They wash up beautifully and get puffier and better each time they are washed.

I’m bringing some as a hostess gift today.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Turning Fraternal Twins Into Identical Twins!


Long time readers may remember the first pair of socks I knit. They ended up being fraternal twins – different sizes.

I might have still been able to wear them but they were also too BIG!

It took me quite some time to come to the conclusion I’d have to unravel and reknit them.


I now knit both socks at the same time. I work a little on one, then a little on the other. It works and I end up with two identical socks. I use Size 0 bamboo needles and get the weight and texture I like. I also knit a longer cuff for a better fit. These are almost ready to shape the toes. They will go with so many things I wear. They are knit with Emily Parsons Sophie’s Toes sock yarn – my very favorite.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nick’s Pizza Party


I “borrowed” this photo from my grandson Nick’s Facebook page. He’s the one in the chef’s hat to make himself look taller!

I made the half the aprons you see  – namely 1,2,3 and 5!

The aprons add to the whole ambiance!!!


“ A Make Your Own Pizza Party” is something other members of his family have hosted before.


All Hail the host and Chef Nicholas!

This is a great idea for any age group except the very youngest.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Honey I’m Home Again ………….


And I’m going to have to figure out where to put all of this in an already full house!

We filled the car to the brim and this is part of what came out of the car.

I had a great flight and sat next to a delightful couple I enjoyed visiting with.

The flight was on time (actually early) and smooth. I think there were 699 people on board as I watched them get on from my seat in Row 2!

Glad to be home again.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hide The Amulet


Tonight we played “Hide The Amulet” on Cooper’s bright shirt!

We also did magic tricks where they disappeared (up a sleeve). He was funny because you could see him put them up his sleeve!

And then we counted and I did a little slight of hand and made some of those we had already counted appear again and they were counted twice.

He eventually did catch on!