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A little bit about knitting, a little bit about my family and anything else I feel like writing about :-)

I won, I won!

One of the baskets on the Happily Handmade giveaway!  I am still in shock, I never win anything.  I think I originally saw the post on my SP9 hostess’s blog, but I don’t think I was able to get the link to post on here.  Well, I visited each website and signed up and was contacted last week about winning.  I just got the box Friday and it couldn’t have come at a better time–my husband was tearing apart our house to begin repairs on our ceiling.  Not really what I wanted 4 weeks from Christmas with all our family coming here to celebrate, but that’s another story.  Anyway, just wanted to share in my good news.

I will be off to knitting tonight, bringing along my cardigan and possibly start some mittens for DD.  Wish me luck in finishing them before Christmas!

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November 27, 2006 Posted by | Family and Life, knitting | Leave a comment

Shall we start the Christmas countdown?

Hi all!

I had a post started about all the things I was thankful for, then my computer froze and I lost the post.  I don’t feel like re-creating the post, but let’s just say I am thankful for many people in my life and the many things I have.

For all those waiting to see what the Debby Ware Christmas hat looks like–here it is:

Cute–isn’t it?  I tied little bits of the yarn on the garland instead of making french knots–it seemed more fun and dimensional to me, lol.  My DD loves it!  Tries to put it on when she sees it.  Can’t wait to take some pictures of her wearing it.

There’s progress on my cardigan but not enough to take another picture and post it.  It looks like the last picture only twice a long.  Use your imagination, lol.  I will be diving into my stash and books later today to find some mitten patterns/yarn to make for DD.  It’s getting cold out up here in Joisey.  TTFN, hope everyone had a great turkey day and don’t go crazy shopping in the malls! 😉

November 24, 2006 Posted by | knitting | Leave a comment

StuffKnittersWantandGottaHave_Exchange

Thanks Toni.  Sorry for the delay in posting pictures.  See below post for description of my crazy life at the recent moment.  The pictures don’t do them justice, they are very cute.  For anyone wanting to join the stitch marker exchange, this is a yahoo group with the same name as this post’s title.  Join us–it’s fun and addicting! Stitch markers and washcloth

November 16, 2006 Posted by | knitting | Leave a comment

What a crazy mixed up world this is…

Hey blogging readers!  I can’t believe I have over 1,000 hits at this point.  I remember when I first started this, I thought I would never get any hits, lol.

I apologize for not blogging more often this past month or so.  It has been an extremely crazy 2 months over here.  My FIL passed away, my MIL was in ICU, and recently my BIL fell off a ladder and broke his heel and back.  Suffice it to say, 2006 has not been the greatest year for my family as a whole and I pray that next year will hold better things for us.  I do have to be grateful that I, my husband and daughter are all well. 

In the middle of all the chaos I was able to spend an afternoon at a Creative Memories Scrapbooking event with a friend of mine.  That was so nice to get away, I needed time apart from everyone and got to do something creative, which is always a stress-reliever for me.  I know I rarely blog about scrapbooking, but I am constantly keeping up with my pictures by uploading them to an online site for my family to look at, but I never have the time or space to do my actual scrapbooking.  I hope this winter to have my craft room up and running so that I can dedicate more time to it.  To me, recording family memories is just as important as making them. 

OTN:  my DD’s Christmas hat is nearly finished.  I have complete the actual hat and it requires two stars to be made and sewn together for the top.  I am almost done with the first star.  I haven’t really touched my braids cardigan KAL in weeks, but I am honestly shocked I have time to even knit the hat, so I’m not worried.  I get to go to my knitting group tonight, so I will bring them both to work on.  Maybe I can even finish the stars while DD sleeps, so I can concentrate on my cardigan tonight.  When I have a minute I will take pictures of the hat and I almost forgot to post my pictures for the stitch marker exchange I belong to, I will try to add that as well.  TTFN!

November 13, 2006 Posted by | Family and Life, knitting, Scrapbooking | 1 Comment