Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thanksgiving at Jennifer's

This year we had Thanksgiving at my sister Jennifer's home. She set a beautiful table using new and vintage china and glassware. Jennifer and Kevin's home is the one that has the beautiful gardens.
Before the meal we had a little reading (in the leaf covered paper) about what Thanksgiving is and how it started, and how it matters to all of us who came here from different lands at one time or another. The little folders housed a tag on which we listed 5 things for which we are thankful. We shared these also....they ranged from making us laugh to making us cry!
And here is my neice reading to my nephew John...all about the pilgrims. We had a wonderful day.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Apple Hat

A couple of weeks ago we went to a baptism for our newest family member. Isn't she a doll!? This is the little hat I made for her. It's still a little big on her at the moment, but I'll bet it will be perfect in no time...they grow sooo fast!
This is the first felted item I am trying...the yarn is so beautiful! It's a bag and I can't wait to see what it is like when it comes out of the washer. I have it done and I just have to work up the courage to wash it. I actually knit this twice. I finished the body of the bag the first time and wondered why I had only used half the yarn....of course I had knitted it single strand and it is supposed to be double. So I pulled it out and started over. Yikes.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Christmas Knitting!

I'm working on a scarf for my daughter for Christmas. I'm using a pattern from this book. I love the I cord fringe! This is to go with her navy blue pea coat. The yarn is TLC Wiggles by Coats and Clark. I'm enjoying working on something that is mindless enough for me to knit and talk at the same time....and a scarf is such quick work! Christmas is coming up on us fast!