Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winter Carnival

Maggie went to Winter Carnival last night at her high school. She and her friends looked beautiful. I know that I am biased. Not much knitting content to write about but I do have a picture of some beautiful yarn that I got this past week. One of my Ravelry friends starting dyeing yarn last year and I asked her to custom dye some blue for me. It turned out so pretty. Even better than what my mind had envisioned. Her name is Kim and her yarn is Indigodragonfly.

Here is a picture of the yarn:I'm planning on using this yarn to make Gathered Pullover with my new yarn. Maybe I'll start this week. Happy knitting!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Year

Okay, January is almost over, but it's still considered the New Year. For our family, 2009 came with some losses. My sister-in-law, our precious cat Sadie, and in November my mother-in-law.
I am just now feeling like I am getting back to normal. I was able to be with my MIL every day from Oct. 18 until she died on November 13. It was painful to watch her die, but I am thankful that I was able to spend that time with her. It meant a lot to her as well as my husband and his siblings. It was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but I've become a stronger person. I miss her so very much but I know that she is in a better place and out of pain.

The fall was also busy with volleyball and football games. We all had the flu, probably H1N1, but they didn't test us. Our symptoms were the same as half of Eau Claire the dr. said. We managed to get through the holidays and now are looking forward to the new year.

I haven't been knitting much at all, but I did make Maggie a hat. She actually wore it today when she went sledding with some friends. I am feeling like I'm getting back to normal (whatever that is) and am starting to feel like I want to knit. I've been doing a lot of reading lately, too. I love my Kindle!!! It was worth the price. I have read eight books in the past month.

I'm going to try and post regularly. I probably don't even have any readers, but we'll see.

Happy 2010 and Happy Knitting!!!!