Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Christmas countdown

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Christmas Day More Snow

Over night we received 6" more of this white stuff. My poor car is not going anywhere for a while.

We now have over 24" of this stuff. It may go away.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I was NOT dreaming of a White Christmas

Merry Christmas to all. To friends and loved ones Thanks for all you have done.

I understand Santa's rosey cheeks now. Santa is at the door. Also Santa and Mrs. Claus peeking out the window above the door. To the very bottom left Ken shoveling to find the walkway. We got over 6" more of snow last night and it is still coming down. If you can make it soon the way is cleared.

The view out my window to the back yard. Sorry no squirrels right now. But, lots of birds and snow. Solar Snowflakes probably will not come on tonite as the panel is covered.

I guess Batman was trying to come dig us out last night. But he got stuck, this was all that was there this morning.

A picture of my Grand scarf. My very own pattern made by someone else. SHHHHH this is a gift. Not bad for Sandi's first lace project( Sandi said it was much much better than "Not Bad").

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kid Merino

Susan at Crystal Palace Yarns sent me some yarn to play with. I received some Kid Merino in rose musk colorway. I decided to knit this from their web site. The scarf took one skein to complete. It was fun. I wish I took better pictures but hey guess I should be lucky I got a picture. (my photo)

Then I have this (not my photos)

Ahhh socks I knitted. But, these are photographed by a more skilled person. I need one of these photo foot models and lighting and....... Like that would help. Dang, I want it all.Kinda fun to see what my work looks like when a pro takes its picture. Maybe I should send the scarf off for it pictures. I never thought my socks could look so good. I promise they do not look this good on my feet. The first and last one are in the new Panda Superwash yarn. Yeah no more shrinking socks.

The Carefree or not KAL is wrapping up. Congrats to all the winners. We used over 50,000 yards of yarn in a variety of projects. I think a good time was had by all.

I have been working on Christmas gifts. I have 1/2 of one left to make then comes the bonus gifts. The gifts that go to loved ones that love receiving "hand made items".

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Slippers or Ski Boots?

I got a chance to try a pattern from Fiber Trends. Natural Comfort Felt Slippers. The pattern is close to all the other fiber trends slippers. Doubled soled, felted, cuff. But this one is knitted flat for a while then joined into the round. I knitted the size 8. I used some Lion Brand wool I had had in my stash for a while.

Here they are pre-felted. I wish I had something to see just how large they were. But, when we measured the soles they measured out to 22". Yep almost 2 feet long.

Below is the slippers after felting. Together they weigh about a pound. The height in the back is 6 1/2". It is too high for my liking. Ken calls them snow boots. They will be very warm. They do no have the ease of putting on and off as the clogs.

Over all I am happy to have used up more stash yarn. I think they will be very warm, very cushy sole. If I were to make them again I would not make them so high.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Cactus

I have not posted anything for a while so thought I would at least post of picture of my plant. I think it is pretty.