Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas with Lil

Ok, so yes, I took her in and this was her looking cute on Christmas Day. I didn't even pose her on the background!

. . . and using my iPhone . . .

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Afghan for Kaitlyn

This blanket was made for Kaitlyn, little Pete's baby sister. I'd made little Pete a blanket when he was about one, and shipped it to him the day his father was leaving for Iraq. I didn't get to photograph that one, since getting it to him was a higher priority.

But for Kaitlyn, here are the photos. Her mother, Kristin, asked for lavender and green, so I also threw some white and deep purple in. It reminds me of my favorite comforters.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jacqueline's Bead Scarf

Marybeth from Thursday night knitting had given me two skeins of Moda Dea Bead-nik in the fall, or was it summer... ?

Well, I had been making a series of scarfs for co-workers, and when I saw this one, I knew who I had to make it for! I knitted up a sample inch in garter, and then showed it to Jacqueline to get her opinion on the yarn. She liked it, so I told her I was planning on knitting a scarf for her out of it. (Such a good idea to get buy-in at the get go, because she wears the scarf and gets many compliments!!!)

I love the color on her, and how the sparkles pick up the highlights in her hair. It's very dressy. Not meant for warmth.

Additionally, the day I presented it to her, unbeknownst to me, she had dropped her scarf in a puddle and her neck was chilled. So the timing was perfect!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Scarf for 15 year old Erica

Here is a scarf / Christmas package that I prepared and delivered for someone at church. The scarf is in Homespun, knit 15 stitches in garter on size 13 needles till it is long enough. Takes just one skein.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm in love!!!

OK, so I'm totally in love with this stray cat, who is oh-so cute. I've been letting her inside after work for an hour or so, but she just hisses at my other cats. She seems to be taking the alpha-male role, if that is possible, which just stuns me, given she is half the size and a fraction of the years.

Thing One inside

And I'm miserable because she's out in the cold, wet rain tonight.