I can hardly believe how the time has flown.. with Thanksgiving thrown in there... what have I been doing.
I finished this and mailed it off, it has been received (thankfully with much delight),
this was knit with love for Ms. Clover Grace, Julie's granddaughter, who will be making her debut soon! *****SHE'S HERE!!!!******* I used a US #3 circular needle, shetland wool, my very first BSJ! that EZ, what genius mind. Love this pattern!
Love it so much....
I also knit this.....
(I know it's not seamed up in this photo but yes, it did get seamed up)
for a certain bouncing baby boy, I kid you not, he weighed in at 12 lbs at birth, so ok, his Mom is diabetic and it's a medical condition, but mercy...he made his arrival on Sept 24 (?) this jacket is bigger than the first one. I used Mission Falls 1824 Wool, #7 circular... He lives in Nashville, TN, and his Grandma Cass informed me the weather there was cold and wet and they're looking forward to this little jacket. I was going to post it off yesterday but last night was Knitnight at the library... had to take it in and let everyone see it... and fondle it.
The little hat I made to go with... and the Smooch...
Little earflaps, just winged those.... Hey Julie, this next photo is one for your DH..... creep out time? (check out the colour on those lips! this is a very old baby doll, she was mine when I was very very young, and I think it's kind of creepy those lips are still that red!)
No holiday knitting going on here, seriously, it's hard for me to believe but there you go. However, I am knitting a blankie, for Bobby, and I don't have photos yet. Soon, I hope.
I have also fallen... hard... for a shawl design, Anne's Irtfa'a... seriously, I bought and downloaded it last Monday, and although I have no idea when I'll get to the knitting of this most stunning shawl, I am just that much closer with the design in hand, eh? Did you follow that link? Did you see it? This design has touched my soul in a way no shawl has, and believe me, there are a few that have touched me, my soul. This one... it's really special. Anne has many beautiful designs up and more to come.
I think I wrote in my last post about showing photos taken of 'my' room... it's been so long since I've had a little room to call my very own... so here it is.
This is a little antique folding desk, the top flips up for storage underneath... Gracie uses this as 'her' desk.... she works very hard at her desk.
That little doll? really small... with moving arms and legs and the eyes open and shut, I kid you not... that little teapot in front of it? about an inch across... not a great photo but you might be able to click on it (as with all my photos) to get a better view, this teapot is a true little beauty.
Oh look.....a spinning wheel! Gee..... ain't she pretty? Esther, who is a member of our knitting group at the library was selling this wheel, she'd had it for 20 years, hadn't been spinning and decided to sell it..... I don't know how to spin. I'm going to learn. Sometime. I will.
A couple of weeks ago I helped out a friend, Dee, with sock patterns, which I was really tickled to do in that she's always directing me toward dishcloth patterns, I was only too happy to do the same for her, and look...
she made this! I had seen this on her blog a few weeks ago when she was working on it and had finished it, it's so pretty, I'm such a sucker for the holly!
This is hanging on the lamp right next to my pc and I love turning my head just a bit and seeing it.. thank you, Dee, that was sooo sweet of you!
Now... the shame faced thing... there's a couple.. but I'll cover just one today. Norma was part of that NoBloMoFo... yes, I know that's her version of it but I like it and plus, I couldn't tell you what it's really called because my brain got stuck with the 'MoFo' version... anyway, she brought to my attention that the Soaring Eagles Project is in need of some helping hands... be sure to check out the 'tally' in the side-bar. I've not been my usual charity knitting self lately... the thing is, this is for children in Oklahoma! seriously, just down the 'road' a ways! So... I've put the blankie down and did some stash diving and I have mittens on the needles now. I'll continue knitting mittens until the 14th... because Rachel will be in Tulsa on the 15th and I'll get what I have to her. Would anyone else like to join in? Please? Mittens are easy... honestly, quicker than socks... in machine-washable fibres....
Other than keeping those fallen leaves cleaned up off the baby grass, of which I can actually see the new baby grass... and fairly mild weather so I've been working a bit cleaning out parts of the flower beds and laying in the leaf mulch (waste not, want not), knitting on the blankie, taking care of Conor and Gracie (who btw... whacked a hunk of hair out of her bangs... again, heh) I've been trying to take it a bit easier on myself and it seems to be working out for the better.
Next post I'll hopefully have photos of my feeble attempts at holiday sprucing around here... the next door neighbors to the west of us have a huge Grinch in their yard, I'm not so secretively tickled about this.
Happy Knitting to All and continue to make good times.