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Sunday, November 26, 2006

A bit late, but here is a photo of our smaller-than-usual Thanksgiving dinner:

I'm the one at the foot of the table. My children are all there, my son's girlfriend is beside him, and my mother is there as well.
My sister and her family usually join us, but stayed in Laredo this year. This year's turkey was the best I've ever cooked (I have a problem with over-cookin). The recipe I used called for making an apple glaze that was I basted and stuffed into the turkey.

My husband bought me some software from The Apple Store that I played around with all afternoon, and I've added another free pattern(the hat I made this week) to the blog to try it out. This one is in PDF form. Enjoy!

Free Knitting Pattern- The Inga Hat

This is a downloadable PDF.
You'll need a Adobe Acrobat Reader (a free download) to open the file.

The hat is made with 3 colors of a dk or heavier sport weight yarn (I used KnitPicks Merino Style), and sizes 3 and 5 (US) circular needles in 16" length, plus dp needles size 5. One size fits all (about 21" around, can be manipulated during blocking).

Click HERE" to get the pattern.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year will be the smallest Thanksgiving I've hosted yet, but small and intimate sounds appealing. The other difference is that we'll be eating our Thanksgiving meal at dinner time rather than lunch. It'll be interesting to try and maintain enough of an appetite until then to have some of all my favorite dishes, so wish me luck!
I finished hat #5 of 6, and took a break from the gift hats to design and knit one for myself

Its a hat that fits like a glove!
I'm thinking of starting The Harlot Scarf from The Yarn Harlot next. Sheepish Annie made one in 2 days, and you know I'm all about the quick projects these days.
Anyway, may you enjoy a day full of grace, family, and blessings!

Monday, November 13, 2006

I'm Alive!

Things got worse in the dental arena after my last post, and I am now feeling somewhat like myself. I spent several days in a purple-haze kind of Vicodin stupor, and several others in bed. This all provided some good knitting time, and I've finished 4 of the 6 hats that I'm knitting for Christams gifts:

I've started the 5th hat

These really are a lot of fun to knit. I need to finish making and attaching the little braids to the tops, and to block them all to size, then I can work on a hat for myself.
This weekend I went to The Kid "N Ewe Fiber Festival in Boerne, TX with my friend Tess. I came home with a shawl pattern and some lovely lambswool/Alpaca yarn in a natural dark grey color.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Today I experienced the joy of having three wisdom teeth extracted from my little mouth. The doctor seems to have done a nice, clean job as there isn't a whole lot of swelling, just a bit on the more "involved extraction" side.
One holiday hat can be marked off the to-do Christmas knitting list!!
I've started on a second, which leaves 4+ to go.
The Bea Ellis Norwegian inspired hat kits are fantastic! I bought 3 and will be using 2 of the patterns plus the yarn, and also some Knit Picks Merino Style as well as Debbie Bliss's Cashmerino somemthing -or-other DK yarn to knit them all. I'm typing, and thinking, under the infulence of 2 Vicodin, so forgive me I make no sense, please.
I'll post pictures when I can better navigate such a task. To say I'm pleased with the results of the hat patterns is, well, true.
Happy Knitting to all, and to all a good-night! (oops, wrong holiday)