Wednesday, December 23, 2009

French Press Slippers

I started a pair of French Press Slippers last night and they are going swimmingly. Not in the 90 minutes that Some People can pull them off in but still pretty good. I have about 3 hours into them and all the pieces are done and waiting on seaming. Hopefully tonight I'll get to do that and give them a bath to do the felting. Here's what they look like right now:

That's it for me. I'm ignoring the last 3 inches of the ladybug socks and the last 4 of a pair of boring guy socks for right now and am focusing on these little darlings. Maybe tomorrow I'll get to show you the finished project! Fingers crossed.

Monday, December 21, 2009

What I've been doing while not blogging...

I have been working diligently on a wedding quilt. I finished it 45 minutes before we had to leave for said wedding and I still had to go out and buy a card, gift bag and panty hose - then get ready!

What's all the fuss about? Here is the quilt with the corner turned up so you can see my little tag:

And a closeup of my little tag:

And the happy couple Bridget and Amer:

Let me just say that I am so happy to not be quilting today, I didn't even bring any socks to knit at lunchtime. Poor little fingers! It was a beautiful wedding and we are thrilled to see them tie the knot!

In other news...well actually that's been about it for me. No Christmas sweater for my mom, no socks for Damarys. I actually had to buy them stuff! I know!! As of today at lunchtime when I went to walmart, I am offically done with shopping. Yay. I hope you are too.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Oh my poor blog,

How sad you must be that you have been so ignored! Ok, here's a flood of pics to show what I've been doing...

We went to Disney for Mickey's Christmas Party and had a great time.

The boys and I visited Grandma in the nursing home and they had a great time.

Jake, Sean and I went on an airplane to NY for Thanksgiving week and had a great time.

While in NY we visited with my siblings and we had a great time together (that's my sister Jennifer, brothers Jeff & Kerry, and me.) Jeff got the scarf for his birthday but I, of course, forgot to take a pic. I LOVE how it turned out by the way. I threated to scalp him if he put it in the dryer. Yay angora blend.

Also while in NY, my othermother Joanne, the boys and I went to the Hudson River Walking Bridge. It's the tallest pedestrian bridge in the world. They ain't kidding. Also, it was cold. It was a great time.(me freezing, the 4 of us, view to the left)

Sean found some fall leaves at the base of the bridge:

And the boys hamming it up at my grandmothers house. They had a great time.

And finally, I wished for it our whole trip... snow! The boys had never seen it before, and even though it didn't stick to the ground, it did stick to my jacket! Also, they boys enjoyed it, and even though this isnt a great pic of them, do you see the HUGE snowflakes?

That's been pretty much it. I started a basic guy sock and am on the foot bit, haven't finished the 2nd ladybug sock... and am on the foot bit, and I haven't done anything with the wedding quilt that is due in 18 days. Gonna boogie on that this weekend (along with post-vacay cleaning and introducing our house to Christmas).

I hope that you all had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.