Sunday, November 14, 2010

Count Down to HP

WOOOOO HOOOO! ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS UNTIL THE NEXT HARRY POTTER FILM! I'm so excited I can't contain my enthusiasm. On Ravelry I joined a group "Hogwarts at Ravelry" and am working my class assignments in Apparitions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Care of Magical Creatures. I'm enjoing the challenge of producing knitting to accomplish the class assignements. My pygmy puff. I plan on wearing him on my shoulder to the HP movie on Friday, for which I have taken the day off in order to go. I'm working my ways through the movies here at home......gosh.......I'm such a geek. He still needs a name. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My First Hat

I'm proud to announce my "OFF the Needles" very first knitted hat! Yes, first one. I've done dozens of dishcloths, an afghan, a baby blanket, numerous scarves, a men's vest and first hat. It was also the first time I added a color change to my work. WOW am I adventurous or what? The hat was made with KnitPIcks Worsted Swish in the Jade and Gold colors. These are Kelsie's (darling daughter 2) college colors. Go Bulls! The pattern was a free pattern I found on the Knit PIck's site. Kelsie look's adorable in the hat and best of all she love's the hat, and I know it will get lot's of use as winter approaches. I've also completed a couple of dishcloths recently and a patch of fun fur to be turned into a pygmy puff.

Still on my needles, is the MilkyWay Shawl. And due to be Cast on is a pair of socks for Kristy (darling daughter 1). I purchased some lovely Knit Picks Hand Painted Stroll yarn in the colorway Tea Party. I have 2 skeins, and am at a loss of what to make. I love the colors of pinks and browns, and I thought a shawl might be nice, maybe a scarf? O heck, I don't know. I've been searching for the perfect pattern. I seem to be struggling on getting a feel for what to stitch with this yarn. Any suggestions???? I could use some help.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all

OOOH, I'm so alive with this beautiful weather. I really come to life when the weather cools and I can feel the year coming to an end. The holidays are almost here, and all is right in my universe. The only thing missing? The changing of the leaves. Florida stays pretty green all year. I miss the trees changing the summer greens for a wardrobe full of golds, browns and russets. The crisp chill in the air to remind you it's not summer, and winter is on it's way. The time change back to normal hours. I HATE daylight savings time. I miss that hour for months, and I never seem quite right. Then we fall back, and my universe falls into place, the spark ignites, and life is good.

My son enjoyed his visit home, now he leaves for Hawaii. I miss him already. I finished my first knitted hat and will post that this afternoon. In the meantime.....have a great FALL day.