Friday, November 25, 2011

Advent Scarf

Hi!  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
This year, I am participating in an Advent Scarf knit-along.  The designer will post a section of the lace scarf pattern each day of December.  Each day's section is different, like a lace sampler.  There are almost 2,000 people from all over the world participating through Ravelry.  I am so excited!  I can't wait to start!
I didn't participate last year, but the pattern is still available.  Some of us who are terribly impatient for December 1st have started knitting the 2010 Scarf while we are waiting.  Here's what I have so far:
2010 Advent Scarf
Here's the yarn: Alpaca with a Twist Fino

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello, my friends!
Today is Thanksgiving and I spent the morning preparing my yearly contribution to the feast: Rolls.
Making Rolls.
From the looks of my cookie sheet, my family and I have consumed a bit of Teflon over the years.
Brushing the rolls with egg wash.
Unfortunately, I forgot that I threw away my pastry brush.  It was looking as bad as my cookie sheet.  So I had to brush the egg wash on with a new paintbrush.  Tedious.  Very tedious.
Best rolls in the world.  Not because I made them, but because they are made from the Challah dough recipe in Secrets of a Jewish Baker by George Greenstein.  Heavenly!!!
I haven't knit yet today, but I will!  I am planning to finish Spencer's Christmas present:
Ear Flap Hat for Spencer
Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Hello!  It's 11-11-11 but nothing much exciting has happened today.  I suppose that could be good thing!  I am working on a Christmas stocking for Rebekah right now, so no pictures of that yet.  I do have a picture of another nice cable/bobble mitten.  It's mate won't be knitted until I am done with Christmas knitting.
Aran Felted Mitts #132 in Cascade 220 Heathers
Blessings to you!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pictures of Stockings

I have pictures of stockings!  Sarah's is finished and Tim's is half-done.  Merry, merry!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November, already?

Is it already November?  It has been weeks since I have written!  I have been knitting a blue streak, whatever that means.  Remember last year when I said I'd knit a stocking for each of my kids by this Christmas?  Well, it is going to happen this year!  I just finished Sarah's and I am working on Tim's now.
Blogger is being weird and won't let me insert pictures.  Sigh!