Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's a finished bonnet - grown up bonnet that is. The real question with this photo is: Amish or not Amish? Hmmm. I learned on Monday and Tuesday that I don't give a damn - this bonnet is warm! It was fun to knit and has a pretty ruffle on the ends of the scarf and on the bonnet. If you can pick up stitches, you can make this too.

This pattern comes to us from the Knit2Together Book by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark. Love the book, love the bonnet.

I also made some socks! Warm feet!

I have a pumpkin pie baking in the oven right now and the rest of the week off from work. Today Chris and I will be packing up my car and heading home to Pittsburgh for our Thanksgiving celebration. Wish us luck please, we may just spend the entire holiday weekend in the car with the other 38 million crazies who thought it was a good idea to hit the road tonight.

I look forward to Thanksgiving - it's a time to see my family for the first time in a year and be reminded that they don't always miss me, but they're certainly glad to see that I'm alive and New York hasn't swallowed me up whole. Having Chris at my side is always fun and running around Pittsburgh enjoying all that is wonderful about that city is excellent. The food is always great, the company good and my niece and nephew the cutest things on the planet.

So have that extra glass of wine or piece of pie and relax - be at peace and remember how lucky we are to have a day like Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Knitting Content and pictures - no really, I've got pictures.

Completed projects! I made this beautiful clutch from a book I picked up on Saturday called One Skein by Leigh Radford. I love almost every single project in the book. I'm sort of surprised that it took me so long to buy this, but I'm not at all surprised that I've already made something from the book. The clutch was a blast to knit and I really loved the act of knitting it and felting it. I used Lion Brand's new felting wool in the color Pumpkin. (When I purchased this yarn, I alson

bought a pair of those light up knitting needles, but that's for another post, at another time. I'm planning on loading this baby up and carrying it to work tomorrow. It's the perfect color.

I've also completed my branching out scarf in Knit Picks Shine. I have knit this pattern before, but in the wrong yarn. This was the perfect yarn and looks so damn pretty blocking on the floor that I don't want to pick it up - I want to use it as something to admire everyday when I'm in my living room.

Here's a close up look at the leaf pattern - love it.

This is the length - and what people who have only hard wood floor do when blocking a piece. Can you imagine what's going to happen to my linen closet when I make my first big lace shawl? I better move to a place with some freaking carpet.

Well - blogger won't give me any more picture up loads, so I'll tell you instead of showing you what's on the needles now. I'm making myself the Grown Up Bonnet from the book Knit2Together. I love this piece and can't wait to wrap myself up in it for the winter.

In other news, this has been a really hard week for me and I've got a lot of hard weeks ahead. But even in the midst of darkness in one person's life, you can see the joy in other's lives - such is the case in my dear friend Danielle has announced that she and her husband are having a baby. I couldn't be more thrilled for her. I can't wait to meet her dear, dear baby. I know what a wonderful mother Dani will be.