Wednesday, December 22, 2010

recent projects

I have been knitting up a storm. I finished this hat on Monday. I started it Sunday night. It was a quick knit and the perfect use of this yarn I bought this summer in upstate New York. It is so soft and has a hint of silver running through the yarn. The pattern is can be worn two ways, as a beanie-like hat or a slouchy beret. I am not a hat person and I love it.

I also finished up my sister's Christmas present. Socks. These are the second basic pair I have knit using the magic loop method. The day after I cast off I started a new, slightly more complicated is a little hard. But I am working on it.

My trip to visit Cary comes up next week (after the holiday) and I CAN NOT WAIT! I am planning which projects I will bring with me because it will be a long day of traveling. Also he will have to report for duty each morning and may have to work at least partial days so I need projects...I should be studying for my counselor's exam but...knitting is so much more fun!

Monday, December 13, 2010

monday gratitudes

Christmas village houses I have been painting
Today I am grateful for...
  • The chance to host dinner for my parents and sister this weekend. I loved having them here.
  • Teaching my last class of the semester today.
  • Art and creativity.
  • A real Christmas tree full of memories in the form of ornaments.
  • cable tv
  • A vacation in a few weeks.
  • My computer.
  • Having learned how to knit from my mom.
  • Trader Joe's Chocolate Ganache is heavenly!
  • Coffee in my favorite aqua blue mug.
  • candy canes.
Heading out to start my day/week. Happy Monday!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

beautiful weekend

my cousin's wedding reception
This weekend was spent racing to get to a wedding on friday night after work. What a beautiful evening! My cousin and I were insperable as children...only a year apart. Countless sleepovers, bike rides, days playing outside, and hours watching "The Neverending Story."

The rest of my weekend was equally wonderful. Spent time having dinner with a friend's family and she taught me how to sew a bit. She even gave me her old sewing machine that she had gotten at a yard sale for $1....

...I feel a new crafting addiction coming on...


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