Saturday, May 24, 2008
I recieved the book, KNITTING AMERICA by Susan M. Strawn for Mothers Day. I love this book. I have the HISTORY OF KNITTING, and NO IDLE HANDS, and thought this book would be a nice addition. I do believe my dears, it is my favorite. I am reading just a few pages at a time to make it last. The pictures are just a joy to gaze upon.I know this is very mimi mittens like and I promised not to cross over. Forgive me. I have reached a dry spell projects wise. I just have no desire to knit little fish or anything else. A very large in house project is looming so that could be a factor.
Look at my pink roses I have several more buds coming on. My red rose bush pictures did not turn out as well. S. Michael gave me my red rose bush many Mothers Days ago. It is my favorite.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
As some of you know our darling Bri Z. lost her mother May 3rd from complications from her diabetes. We were the same age. I wish I had known her better for the little time I was with her she seemed like a really wonderful person. She was beloved by all and must have been a fantastic mother to have such precious girls. Keep them all in you heart and thoughts this coming Mother's Day especially.
The yellow granny is another of Nan's creations. Isn't it pretty. She is working on a red white and blue one now. How blessed we are to still have my mom.
The sweater is from the book KIDS KIDS KIDS. I used mainstay yarn. the ribbon (red with white dots) is from Hobby Lobby. The buttons are from Wal- mart about 2 years ago. The buttons are black Scotties with red sweaters with white dots. The tam is from J Schlossma's site under Baby Beret. I added the bow on the side. If you want the link leave me a note. I am in a hurry and it seems my linking takes forever.
I am slowly working on the fish blanket for Gus T. I had cast on for the BSJ. I goofed up and now I must cast on again. I finished the preemie set, but failed to take pictures before I sent it off. Its been a little crazy around here. I have a baby set to make before Aug. so I am looking at patterns.
I sent off for some books for myself for Mother's Day. Wp encourages that kind of thing so it works for us. I get what I want and he can get the credit for the lovely thoughtful just what I wanted gift. He was very generous this year.