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Friday, December 30, 2011

FO Friday!

It has been a long time since I've posted!  I do have a few things to share.  My son's girlfriend and her best friend wanted scarves so I made them each one.  Very easy knitting - use a size US 11 circs, cast on about 160 sts and knit in garter.  Takes about 2 hrs to make one if your watching tv and stop for a snack. ;-D  The all black one is Homespun - nice and soft.  The other is one of my crazy novelty yarn stash busters - just knit about two rows of each, repeat as desired for the width you want.  Here they are:

Haley's scarf

This one has ribbon yarn, left over of the black Homespun from my son's girlfriend's scarf and some sparkly black Plymouth yarn.  It's hard to see the sparkle in the pic, but it's there...
Scarf 4 Haley's friend Casey

Last item is the poncho I was making for my SIL!  It was about 2 1/2 skeins of Plymouth Encore on the same size 11 (US) circs.  I did a yarn over, knit two together pattern.  I think I had cast on 71 sts...  Anyway, knit till you have a rectangle and then seam one short end to the long end leaving a neck opening.  Oh, my SIL also wants me to post that she is single and looking of a guy age 37-47.  If you know anyone, let us know.  She has a good job and is self sufficient but unfortunately divorced.  (His cheating stupid ass fault, not hers)  Here she (and my poncho) is/are:

Karen's poncho

So, those are my Fo's for now.  For more, visit Tami on her blog!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Squee Sunday post # 23

We had a fun time babysitting my "nephew" over night.  He is so cute and Bandit and he just play, play, play.  The excitement did lead to some toileting issues, but I guess that is to be expected.  I tried to get pictures of them playing together but they ran around so fast they all came out blurry.  I was able to sort of get one:

Walter & Bandit

Here is Walter checking out the rug by the back door:


Here he is on the sofa - I had to zoom in so he didn't notice me taking it and run away:


Here is Bandit now that Walter is gone...  can you say tired out????

Post Walter's visit

I don't know if you can see it, but his tongue is hanging out too!!!!

We will all be squeeing later on tonight at my parent's house for a pre-Chanukah party to exchange gifts and hang out.  Matt's girlfriend is coming too!!  For more squees, visit Calophi's blog.  Happy Sunday everyone!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Squee Sunday post # 22

I don't have any knitting to squee about today, but thought I'd squee about three of my kids in Hebrew School instead.  They passed today out of the Orange Level into Yellow.  I know that means nothing to you, but the Hebrew Reading program goes by color levels.  I started with most of this class last year and they've gone from White (very beginning) to Red, to Orange and now three passed into Yellow today and I have two more that I will be testing next week!  It's very exciting and they are so proud of themselves!!!  So, that is my squee - that and I think we are 3/4 of the way done our holiday shopping - woo hoo!!!  For more squees, visit Calophi's blog.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WIPW number 24

This will be a "quickie" post, but my sil asked me to make her a poncho.  I am using Plymouth Encore in a variegated shade of blue/green/purple.  I casted on 71 sts and am doing a yo, k2tog pattern.  It'll be a long rectangle and then I'll seam it together.  Here it is so far:

Poncho for kar

Here is a close up so you can see the colors and pattern:

Close up of poncho

For more WIP's, visit Tami!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Squee Sunday post # 21/FO Friday

Since I missed posting on Friday, I decided to make this a combination of both posts.  We did another craft show this weekend and I must say, we are much better at displaying our items!  We will be pro's for next years' shows!!  If we learned anything, it's that you can't predict what people want - the only constant seemed to be scarves.  Otherwise, all three were different - lots of headbands went at one, lots of mitts and shawls at others...  but, how you display it, definitely seems to be big on getting people to buy!  Here is our newest table.  The lighting wasn't as great as the previous one, but it wasn't too bad.

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Here is a pic that shows lots of the FO I had done over the last two weeks - mostly mitts, scarves and shawls: (some of Mary's things are mixed in there too)

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I just realized that you can't see the mitts in this pic - if you look at the one of the whole table, you can see my hand dummy and the mitts are next to it.   So, that is my combo post!  Oh, and one more pic of the mitts I made for David's wife:


Enjoy what's left of the weekend!  Visit Calophi for more Squees and Tami for more FO's.