Wednesday, February 14, 2007

These are the beautiful flowers that were delivered this afternoon from my wonderful husband. I love tulips and he usually gets me these every Valentine's Day. I am such a lucky woman.
Patrick made this wonderful Valentine sentiment while I have been reading blogs tonight!
I love this kid!! He is the best!!! Do you see what his shirt says? He can be a stinker at times and I have often heard these words come out of his mouth!! He has been very helpful while I have been recovering from surgery. I am so blessed to have this boy in my life.

I have finished one sock and started a pair of mittens for another one of Maggie's friends. These next pair of mittens are felted and I am using Cascade 220. The recipient is my best friend's daughter. I made Chris some felted mittens last year and Kaitlinn loves them. She asked her mom if she thought I would make some for her. Of course I would!! So maybe tomorrow I will have more pictures. Happpy knitting!!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


The first picture is of my kit that I received from Vicki for the KMKS. It contained a beautiful felted bag made by Vicki, Cherry Tree Hill Sock Yarn and mitten pattern, Brittany dpn's, three packs of Orbit gum, and a big bag of Haribo Gummi Bears. Notice that one pack of gum and the gummy bears are missing!! Hubby has the gum and I ate the gummy bears!

This next picture is of the mittens I made for Maggie's friend, Lauren. I used a generic mitten pattern from Yellow Dog Knitting and Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Heilo together. We just had terrible below zero weather and it is starting to warm up some. I guess from Friday sometime to Tuesday we had 82 hours of below zero temps! I should have had these done for Lauren before all that cold hit us..but my surgery knocked me on my arse. I hope she likes her mittens!

The sun is shining today and it looks so beautiful outside! The cold is a bit more bearable. I plan to start on a pair of socks for myself. I will be using some STR that I bought around Thanksgiving. Okay, so I need to go rest. It is amazing how the smallest task makes me tired. Happy knitting!!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

I know this is a knitting blog, I just don't have a lot to show right now. I am working on a pair of mittens for one of Maggie's friends. I am using Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Heilo. One is finished and the other will be by tomorrow. I hope to post a picture then.

My nausea and headache are gone!!! Each day gets a little better. I started to feel a bit more like myself yesterday. I just have to take it easy and try to enjoy the fact that I have a reason to lay around and not do too much. It is very hard for me to not be going in a million different directions. This will be a good time for me to reflect and see how and where I can simplify my life. I tend to bite off more than I can chew!! I took three knitting projects and eight magazines plus a novel to the hospital with me!! I really thought that on Monday afternoon I would feel like knitting and reading!! Well, the joke was on me!! I just started knitting on Saturday and have only looked at about 5 of the magazines. I guess it is good to be optimistic!

I need to get to bed. Happy knitting!!