Friday, November 28, 2008


We had the best ever turkey. Gravy, stuffing(made in oven, outside of bird) and brussels sprouts were over the top. After a small sliver of pumpkin pie there were several flavors of Bulgarini gelato to be enjoyed. Did I mention wine? We had some of that, too.

In between bouts in the kitchen, I made some progress on the squirrel mittens and Noro Striped you can see.

I have much to be thankful for this year...most of all, my wonderful husband and daughter.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving planned for tomorrow. If you live in another country, celebrate anyway!  I discovered a last minute site for those of us who are recipe challenged. It even provides a shopping list. Several items on the menu appeal to me. If interested, take a look.

The Knotty Gloves are finished. The pattern was well written and I managed to make it through the chart without too many do-overs.  Photographing them proved to be a challenge, however.

The other projects currently on needles are a top-down sweater:                   

and Squirrelly-Swedish mittens, a pattern that is available as a download on Ravelry.

There is also one more Noro Striped Scarf.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Project Completion

Our group yarn sale on Saturday was a huge success. Thom was a gracious host for the event and provided his shaded front yard for the sale. I was only able to stay until shortly before 10AM because Saturday is a teaching day for me at Skein.  Mindy, Larry(knitdad) and Judy manned the register and provided personal shopper service as requested. The consensus is that we will probably have another destashing event in a few months. 

On the knitting front, I have been working on mittens and gloves for Meghan....who soon will need them! She provided me with some fantastic pictures of the Druid Mittens in Boston. I hope you enjoy them.

My personal favorite shot is on the table surrounded by lobsters...
Just off the needles and searching for the perfect buttons (I'm thinking acorns) are the Broad Street Mittens.Due off the needles sometime later today are the Knotty Gloves, a wonderful pattern that I have enjoyed making. 

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Yarn/Yard Sale

I plan to post some more pictures of the Druid Mittens in Boston tomorrow. But, since I promised information to some of you by the end of the week about next Saturday's FANTASTIC yarn/yard sale....

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Mittens of the Freedom Trail

Meghan sent a picture from Boston of the mittens hitting the trail. 

Time Flies

Time flies when you are having fun/busy...that is for sure.  

Last week we visited the Huntington Library to see the Darwin exhibit and the new Chinese garden. That is a must see, if you are in the Los Angeles area.

Knitting-wise I have been very busy and productive.  It is always good when you have a product at the end of the week-my knitting stars aligned!  Announcing the Druid Mittens, just in time for a trip to chilly Boston.
My current "new" project on the needles (yes, sadly...there are some languishing in my bag) is another Brooklyntweed design, Porom.  It is going quickly and will go well with the mittens.