Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Houston, We have Turkeys!!!



So, Thank you to all of Normas readers that tried to help out with the pattern for my turkey jar covers. I found a pattern, but it just didn't turn out right. So I just looked at the ones that I had and went from there. I only needed one, this year, but while I was making it my hubby said that I might as well make one extra for next year.
So, today, will be the day to make my apple pie, stuffings, banana and pumpkin bread. Also, chex mix and Spiced Nuts. I will also, be knitting for Christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I know that I will be very thankful. All of my children will be here.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Under Pressure!



So one down and how many to go? Here is Hubbys Chair Afghan for Christmas.
Winter Lace Throw (lionbrand)
Yarn: Wool Ease Thick n Quick Cranberry from stash!
Size 11 needles.
Notes: wish I had used size 13 needles. Easy pattern.
It is very warm and it took about 2 weeks to knit.
On to Neck warmers!
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Wednesday, November 05, 2008





I can not figure this out this early. I was trying to put these pics in the other post, but hey more posts more pics. Everybodys happy. So, here is Aruba and yes it was beautiful. We stayed at the Renaissance Marina hotel and had an all inclusive package. We ate dinner at a delicious steak house called L G Smiths and I had a manicure and pedicure. And of course breakfast and lunch was included. It was perfect. We are already talking about going back.
And now that I am back and it is November- ugh, sigh already It is time to start my Christmas Knitting. I will be making my husband an afghan from lionbrand. Already have the yarn, um since last year. I ran out time...A shrug for daughter # 1, the pirate hat from Hello Yarn and leg warmers for daughter #3 and a scarf and gloves for daughter #2. And did I say it is November already. Yikes! I work my best under pressure. LOL I will keep projects posted. It is supposed to be 65 today- In Vermont. Time to rake the leaves.
Oh, lets talk about this for a minute. Raking the leaves. Every year people all over my neighbor hood rake their leaves up when the trees are still full of leaves. I sit there and marval at this extreme waste of time. Because, I am not going to rake mine or mulch mine-with the lawn mower- I hate to rake- until they are all down. I simply do not see the point of doing it more than once. Well, that was until last week when we got 3 inches of snow. Hmm should have raked. Did I say it will be 65 today? Ha, perfect mulching weather! So out will come my lawnmower for its last hurrah of the season. Yay, Fall!
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Kiera's Sweater


So, yes there has been knitting. This is for my grandaughter to be, Kiera. She will be coming into this world supposedly on February 10th, the day before my birthday. What a present. I took this to Aruba to knit but, yukky, humidity and acrylic do not match. I knit more on the plane than the actual island itself.
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