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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hat for Baby!!

Here is my friend's grand-daughter wearing the hat I made. Isn't she precious?! Such a tiny hat for a tiny baby!! The pattern is on my projects page on Ravelry - simple K2P2 rib with stockinette top decreasing after it's about 4" high from CO edge.

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Matt's guitar

Matt's guitar
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Looks can be deceiving, but trust me, he's a happy man!

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Keurig Christmas!

Keurig Christmas!
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My mother-in-law and I both got Keurigs! Woo Hoo! I also got dark chocolate cocoa, a stand for the containers, a tea filter insert for my tea leaves and a gift box full of differnt coffees. Happy times!

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter Break!!

Yay!! It's here!! Winter break has arrived!!! We all know it's the kids' dream, but here is a secret - teachers love winter break too!!!

I thought I'd share a pic of the cutest socks one of my colleagues gave me:

Socks from counselor

Happy Holidays and best wishes to all of you for a healthy and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Knitting Night Happy Holidays Party

We had such a nice time at our holiday party!! Thank you everyone who came and brought yummy things to share! I think I can safely say that a good time was had by all!!

Here are the busy knitters at work: (unfortunately, my phone took on the glare from the lights)

Holiday party2 2010

Here we are smiling and posing:

2010 holiday party

Holiday party 2010

2011, here we come!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Busy Saturday!

We got a lot accomplished today! I had another Biomodular appt. and had a great conversation with Shana, the Nutristionist. We will continue it in two weeks when I'm back for my appointment with Dr. Ria. I've been doing pretty good with taking all of my supplements regularly and although I don't feel great - still fatigued and low on energy, this is the first school year in years that I have not had to take one sick day!! I know I'm a week early, but I feel confident in saying that I made it to winter break with no flu, no pneumonia and no cold!!!

I made the baby hat for Joyce's grand-daughter. Here it is, I used Moda Dea Dream on size 8 DPN's:

Baby hat Joyce's grandbaby

Here is a pic of it on my hand so you can see how tiny it needed to be:

Baby hat for Joyce's granddaughter

Pretty teeny, huh?!

Bryan spent most of the day cleaning Matt's room - a job I did not envy!! Matt was working all day but was very appreciative when he got home. We even got kisses from him!! I did some last minute holiday shopping as well and then we went to dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant, Plum Tree. We get the most amazing gluten free meal there and we don't even need to place the order anymore. We walk in, they know us and put it right in for us! It's so nice there, they are so kind and take good care of us!

In the meantime, Bandit enjoyed his Chanukah gift from my parents.... as they say, a picture says a thousand words!!

Bandit's new bed

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jeanette's scarf!

Finally finished up her scarf - it's my leaf pattern that I'm using for the fingerless mitts and shawl set, but I added gold beads to match her dress. I hope she likes it!! I did a drop stitch pattern for the main length - she's tall so I thought it would be complimentary to her.

Jeanette's scarf

Here is a close up of the bead work:

Detail Jeanette's scarf

The only thing I'm not thrilled with is that since it's a cotton yarn, it won't really block well. She's going to have to fiddle with the leaf pattern to get it lay the way she wants.

Next up, a baby hat for my friend Joyce's new grand-daughter!! She's so tiny - 5lbs!! I'm going to use my hat pattern from the free pattern page. I'll post a pick when I'm done.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sweet ending bird story

So, you all remember the whole bird fiasco from the summer... Someone sent me this video and I thought it would be nice to share a happy bird ending!