Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November Must Be With October....

...because it seems to have slipped away from me too. This year is just passing by much to rapidly. Why does that always happen when we seem to need more time. The holidays just appear to make time vanish. Please tell me I am not alone in this time factor dilemma. November did bring our first dusting of snow, and it was just a dusting, but I was ever so happy to see it. When it was falling, one would have thought we would have had some accumulation, but it was short lived. North of us had the lake effect, and had almost a foot of snow.... they are so lucky.

I really need to get back into the habit of blogging more. With the big time lapses, I forget what I have shared. I was a fortunate winner of a sock yarn give away on Romancing the Yarn A Priority Shoebox size box crammed full of yarn, how generous is that?!! It is an assortment of Regia, Knit Picks and Elann sock yarns. The driving daughter promptly went through the box and claimed the yarns she wanted socks knit out of. I have a pair started for her, but have not taken a picture yet.

I have started and finished a few pair of fingerless mitts. The first pair is knit in Louet Gems fingering wt in the CrabApple color. A cabled pattern. I loved knitting these. I think I will have to look through the stash for yarn for another pair of these.

This weekend I knit these in Jojoland Melody. I don't know what I did with the yarn label, so no color number...sorry. I had tried this yarn for a pair of socks and just really couldn't get a gauge that I liked, but it seems to work nicely on size 2 needles for mitts. I still need to write the pattern up for this one.

I have finished the baby blanket from the last post, but it is in desperate need of blocking, so I will wait to take a picture of that.

This weekend I also knit a hat for CAS (Christmas at Sea) I will have to go through the stash and see if I can get another one or two knit up before the end of the month.

And I have knit a few pair of socks for CIC. I really need to work more on these. I have been quite the slacker this year in knitting for charity. It doesn't take long to knit up a pair of these so I really have no excuse.

I bought some yarn from Sonny and Shear in their Thank Ewe sale a week and a half ago. Some Fiesta Baby Boom in Adirondack and

some Blue Ridge Yarn Jubilee in the Rainforest color.

And from The Loopy Ewe I got some Spindle City yarn in the "A Day at the Beach" color but apparently didn't take a picture of it yet. I will post it when I get around to doing that.

And I wanted to share this picture of the driving daughter. She is in a program at school that allows juniors and seniors to take college credit courses while in High School. There are a handful of state colleges/universities that work with the High School on this. One of the things required of this program is for the kids to do a certain amount of community service. They have worked on houses that were affected by the flood in June and they have also been doing work at the Youth Camp. It is all manual labor, something she is not used to, but I think she enjoys it... for the most part. Anyway, we had about 3 or 4 inches of rain just before they went to Youth Camp for the last time for this year and she sunk into the mud up to her knees and got stuck. I am so glad she had the fore thought to call me and ask me to bring some sort of covering to protect the car seat and floor. She even cleaned everything up on her own. She doesn't even look upset about the whole situation. And thankfully she wasn't wearing hand knit socks. (Ignore the messy garage.... please)
Sorry this has been so long and I will try not to wait so long to post again.
Wishing everone a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!


Beth N said...

Both mitts are beautiful and lucky you with all that yarn--can hardly wait to see what comes out of it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

JoAnn said...

It was nice to see your updated post and all the new yarn/projects.
We had our first dusting of snow, which is now gone. It won't be long now before it decides to stay for good.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family also.

Karen said...

Pretty yarn! Pretty mitts! Did you hose the girl down before letting her in the house?
Can't wait to see you tomorrow!!

Esoteric Knitter said...

I think that it's so great for your daughter to be doing community service via the school program. Gosh if I had that opportunity when I was in high school. :)

Wow!! What a fantastic box full of yarn!!

Daniele said...

You've been pretty busy! I love all the new sock yarns. Great colors.

Both of the fingerless mitts are great patterns! Great stuff.

Also - what a wonderful daughter you have. You must be so proud of her. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Daniele said...

Okay - maybe I didn't use the word "great" enough.... he he :)

Caroline said...

I'm completely inspired by the mitts. They're beautiful.

It's good to have you back in the blogosphere. I've been checking periodically, hoping that you and your family were doing OK. I'm sure it's been a difficult time for you, but you obviously have a wonderful family, which helps!

Diane said...

A filthy kid with a big smile. Love it!

Sheila said...

Glad to see you are back. I was worried something happened to you or one of your family. Lots of great projects.

Helen Knits said...

Lovely work as always Monica and lots of lovely yarns . I too was a bit worried that something has happened again but very glad to hear that all is well.

Alisha said...

I feel like the year just flew by....it is crazy.

So many great things to read about...hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and are enjoying the Christmas season!