Friday, December 26, 2008

Kristina's Glo

Love the hats from Hip Knit Hats. Here is another quick one to knit up. I used Cascade Autunno on size US 10 needles. Did some minor modifications to the pattern and it turned out cute.

And the best part is that Kristina likes it! Merry Christmas, sweetie.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Finished Thorpe

Here is the finished model. We tied the earflaps up for an alternative look.

This hat and 116 other items went off Tuesday to the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative Holiday Gathering that was held last night for 97 foster youth and aged-out foster youth. You folks are amazing! In less than two weeks you donated all of those items.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Where's a crocheter when you need them?

I am working on the Thorpe. And I have it knitted.

Now I have to half-double crochet around the edges. Easy for you to say - just look it up on You Tube. But I have to have someone show me first, as I always seem to find some way of not fully understanding the directions.

So, where are the crocheters?

P. S. You just have to ask. About 5 minutes after I posted this, Pamela came in. Pamela, a crocheter. Guess what is now crocheted around the border.

Thanks, Pamela. Now all I have to do is add the braids.

Friday, December 12, 2008

More Goodies

We just received these great pendants! They are from Debra's Garden. Knitter's Review did an article on them a while back, which piqued my interest. I finally got around to ordering them and they are really nice. They come with a bag and would make a great gift. Clara Parkes tells us that she found that ChiaoGoo US 6 did not fit properly in this gauge, but when I checked mine, they worked, so it may be that ChiaoGoo fixed their sizing after Clara's review.

I have to admit that one of the fun things about owning a yarn shoppe is that it feels like Christmas year around. We get to try out all sorts of wonderful items and I am forever awed by the artistic talent that is shown to me.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Missing Kathy

A while ago, I was really excited because I met up with an old friend. She came back into my life and once again, she enriched it. Then that rotten cancer came back into her life and this past Friday, Kathy left this world.

So, I am feeling sad and I know that I will miss her. I keep hearing that heart attacks are the biggest killer, but the majority of people I know that have died, die from cancer. And they are always the good people. In fact, I have adopted the philosophy that I had better be a really terrible person if I want to live a long life.

I find it hard to say goodbye. I am not afraid of dying, I just don't know what to say to the folks who are left behind. And in the last couple of months, three people have died who are connected, in some way, to my life. And that is pretty crappy.