Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1-30-2013 Pizza Baby

Look what I would have missed
if I had not gone to the LYS
for "Sit & Knit"
tonight
because of a winter storm/blizzard...
pizza baby!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1-29-2013 Hansel & Gretel

Do not...
I repeat...
DO NOT
take children to see this movie!!!
It is VERY violent and gory
and well deserving of its "R" rating!

And what a difference a week makes...
from 0*F last week
to 62*F this afternoon...
breaking our record by 5 degrees!!!
And, it has rained all day,
melting the ice from yesterday's storm!


Monday, January 28, 2013

1-28-2013 Zombie Sweater

Remember my post from a few days ago (1-18-2013)?

Today I finished knitting the sweater
for my first knitted zombie doll...

front...

and back...
It turned out so cute
that I haven't quite worked up the courage
to cut holes into it yet...
sigh...

I also  finished
JP's Wonderful Wallaby sweater!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

1-27-2013 Ice Storm

We had an ice storm 
make its way through town today...
so I stayed indoors
and worked on this 
Wonderful Wallaby sweater for JP.
Looking forward to lighting the fireplace
and watching the ProBowl football game tonight.  
:*)

1-26-2013 Another pair of crocs

I forgot to photograph these
before gifting them away,
so my dear D-I-L was kind enough
to send me this picture of my third pair
of crocodile stitch fingerless gloves.
Thank you so much, Nancy!
Love You!

1-25-2013 Today's Entertainment

...was the neighbor's cat...

1-24-2013 Standing

My sweet grandson
has started standing
unsupported...
they grow up so fast!
Next thing ya know...
he'll be asking mom and dad for the car keys!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

1-23-2013 Cutting Edge

My factory re-sharpened knives
came in yesterday's mail...
yippee!!!
My 30+ year old knives 
now have a sharp cutting edge!
(See my January 8, 2013 post.)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1-22-2013 New Eye Candy

Lots of new shelves and yarn
at my LYS!!!
What beautiful, colorful eye candy
to a yarn-o-holic like myself!
It was a chilly ride there and back home(0*F):


1-21-2013 The Wonderful Wallaby

I'm knitting "The Wonderful Wallaby" 
hoodie with a front pouch
for my Granddaughter.
I just finished knitting the 'pouch'
and am ready to continue up the body
to the armholes.
Hope I get it done before she is too big for it!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

1-20-2013 It's a Miracle!

My sweet grandson was baptized today!
Parents bring their children to church...
but it is also true that
children their parents back to church.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

1-19-2013 January Thaw

 We are currently experiencing
our 'January Thaw"
with temps above freezing...
so DH & I decided to take our walk
along our favorite trail this morning
and enjoy the 'warmer' temps (41*F).

1-18-2013 Current Reads


Thursday, January 17, 2013

1-17-2013 Rat Patrol

(no caption needed!)

1-16-2013 malabrigo rios

Bought this beautiful
malabrigo merino superwash yarn
to make another sweater for my GD...
I'm using the size 2T instructions...
hope it won't be too small for her!



1-15-2013 Grandma's Helper


Grandma's little helper...
helped make quinoa salad for lunch...
and cabbage soup for supper...

Monday, January 14, 2013

1-14-2013 Zelda & Harriet

Yesterday I finished 

and also

for my granddaughter...
to match the 6 animals on her baby quilt:

The collection is now complete!


Ooops, my S-I-L pointed out
that I forgot the little yellow bird
sitting on the turtle's shell...
I think I already have a little yellow bird 
in my Granny stash bag:
I think one of these should do...
what do you think?





Sunday, January 13, 2013

1-13-2013 Happy 6 Month Birthday!

Grandma and Grandpa love you!!!


Saturday, January 12, 2013

1-12-2013 A Year in Review

Each year
I have my blog
printed into a hardcover book.
(I use Blog2Print)
It gives me a year in review,
a nice 'photo album'
from which I can re-live my memories.
My favorite event 
made the front cover this year:
the birth of my first 2 grandchildren!


1-11-2013 Zelda the Zebra

is coming right along!
I should finish her up tomorrow.  :*)

1-10-2013 My Boys

Photos of my son and his son
at approximately the same ages.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

1-9-2013 Les Misérables

Fabulous!!!!
GO SEE IT!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1-8-2013 New Blades

After 30+ years of use
without ever being sharpened
my kitchen knives are more dull
than butter knives!
So, I decided to ship them off to have them
sharpened at the CUTCO factory
to regain their original razor edges!

During their several week absence
I needed something to replace them
so got these cheap (compared to CUTCO!)knives 
at the grocery store...
$12.99 for the yellow serrated edge knife
and $7.99 for the orange straight blade.

They did a great job cutting up tonight's German stew:
pork sausage, cabbage, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, zuccini.
Mmmmmmmm...

1-7-2013 Thrumming Progress

Here's the progress I'm making 
on knitting my


With all this 'fleece lining'
(which will felt together from wearing)
they should be super warm!!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

1-6-2013 Hugs & Kisses

This granny got to give her grandson
some hugs and kisses today!
She also got to give HER baby/son
some birthday hugs and kisses!
Enjoyed coming to Chicago
and celebrating your birthday, son!
Love you all.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

1-5-2013 Mittens




This is my the first pair of mittens I've knit.

The one on the right was made according to the pattern
using the instructions for the women's medium
and was way too big for my hand.

The one on the left was made
with some tweaking of the pattern
and it fits perfectly!


So, I then unraveled and re-knit
the mitten that was too large...


...and I now have two mittens that fit perfectly!
I'm so happy that I have finally gotten to the point
where I understand how to change a pattern to suit me.
Makes me feel like a 'master knitter!'
Elizabeth Zimmerman would be proud!



Friday, January 4, 2013

1-4-2013 Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, son!!!
It's so hard to believe
that my son now has a son of his own
(and my daughter, a daughter of her own)!
Love you with all my heart!

1-3-2013 Roving

Today I cast on
my first pair of "Thrummed Mittens"
and got these hanks of roving (un-spun wool)
for the insides.
I need a good warm pair of mittens 
for the cold Iowa winters!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

1-2-2013 Flu


Baby got daddy's flu today.
:-(


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1-1-2013 New Year's Resolution

...I resolve to
get a good dose of 'fiber'
every day in 2013!