Sunday, December 27, 2009

Big Socks/Big Holiday

I decided to make a pair of clog socks for Audra. I made sock #1 to the point where I would need to Kitchener the toe closed, put it in a gift bag and presented it as a gift on Christmas evening. The fit was good so yesterday I started the second one. I managed to get it done today so now she'll have a nice warm pair of socks to wear around the house. I made these with Lion Brand Jiffy in Apple Green color. It was inexpensive and I could knit them up speedy fast and that was the goal. I used my sock construction knowledge and made them up as I went along. I did use the stripe idea from the Clog Sock pattern in the book "Simple Chic".
Speaking of the holiday...it was good. Nice visits with family and no drama.
Glad it's over and I'm looking forward to 2010. It's a nice round number and hopefully it will bring good things. Hope you and your families had a nice holiday.

Boomer and Sam are practicing for the New Year's Eve party with their new toy...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Seasons Greetings


No matter the reason, enjoy the season.

Best to you and yours from us and ours!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Boomer's on look out for Santa...
and I survived the office Christmas party today...
I managed to gift these cute little Hedgehog pin cushions to a couple of special people last night. Now it's on to the regular knitting...The Saint's Big-Ass Sweater still needs to be finished and I have the ZigBagZ in the works...hopefully I'll get those both done by the end of February...that's the goal anyway. But, of course, the Ravelympics are gonna get in the way...

Have a great holiday!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

two forward, three back...

...the perfect description of my knitting activity this past week.

The scarf I had 3/4 done...frogged! It needs a larger needle and a garter stitch border. It was too tightly knit and rolled on the long edge, ew.

The clog sock I'm working on...I've tinked at least 20 rows at least 3 times, gah!

I have a bunch of little projects swirling around in my head but I know that realistically I should stop thinking about the holiday and focus on post-holiday projects. I do have to get a couple things finished up in the next couple of days though.

During all this needle and yarn wielding, Boomer's most difficult task has been figuring out what position he wants to sleep in...in my knitting chair! Fortunately, Sam chooses the floor to sleep on...ever on alert though for any threat, LOL On Friday Winnie came to spend the night with us. It's always fun to have him here. Although he didn't seem to thrilled with us this time. He spent a lot of time watching the door waiting for his Mama.

We're on the count-down to the holiday. A three day work-week and a bunch of days to relax and knit...just doesn't get any better! If I don't make it back here before Thursday I hope all of you have a wonderful day if you are inclined to celebrate.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

finishing and starting

I finished the scarf I was making for a recovering friend.no it isn't blocked yet...I'm waiting on a set of wires to come from KnitPicks.

Started a new scarf to go with my new bright green coat...maybe the scarf will tone down the coat a bit, LOLBoomer is still lazing around. He even goes to sleep on Rena when she comes to visit. As he is in this picture...sleeping on Rena's lap. He still loves her even though she evicted him...hehehe
12 days til Christmas...are you ready?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I am not worthy!

Whoa! I've been part of a Pug Lover's swap over on Ravelry the past few weeks and my package arrived today.It was heavy and stuffed with goodness.
Treats for me and for the dogs.Looks like Santa has already been here!Thank you so much Suzi!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Decorating at Chez B

This is it... The tree has been uncovered, brought up from the basement and placed in a spot where I'll see - it alot. Then I hung some lights around the window. Phew! I'm exhausted now, LOL The snow outside adds a nice touch don't you think?

Sending you all some holiday spirit. I thought if I put up some pretty lights it would help me feel more cheery. I'll let you know in a couple days.

In the meantime I've been knitting like a fiend on this...
I hope to finish it by the end of the week so I can give it to a special friend. I've sent up many healing thoughts while knitting this piece. She's finally (after 8-9 weeks) been moved to a continuing care facility and hopefully will be strong enough to get home by Christmas.

I'm thinking I'll need some blocking wires, better go check out the Knit Picks site...

Have a great week!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

winter in W Mi

It's finally here...

I think I'm ready...

are you?

Happy winter everybody!