Hello, hello!!! Didja miss me? :) I won't go into all the yucky details...Mom was sick again and in the hospital but she's doing so much better now and things are getting more normal. It just had me really worried and at my wit's end with the holidays coming up too. But, not to worry...you can't keep us knitter's down for long.
I have some new designs that I'll be posting for free as I get back into my blogging. I have to get them all sorted out...lost my place and need to get it all organized. I hate when things get crazy!
I have been knitting amid the chaos....got to get photos of everything and get them posted too. I just finished a baby blankie for my sister to give to a friend at work. She picked it up this morning and I realized after she left...I didn't get a photo! :P Oh well, it's just a blue version of the previous pink blankie with the horrible to knit with Baby Clouds. Man, am I glad that is over. lol
This is the cowl I finally finished. I cast on so many different ones and just couldn't find "the one". This one is written to be knit in the round but I did it flat and seamed it since that seemed to go faster for me. Sadly, I don't know the colorway of this yarn....it's some I had left over from a long time ago. I'm pretty sure it's Lion Brand Wool Ease.
The pattern actually shows up really well but with my blurry photos...it's hard to tell. I used the Seaweed Cowl by Elizabeth Blake. (Rav link) I love this cowl!! It's reversible and looks nice on either side. I tried to link to the blog for those non-Ravelers but the site isn't available right now.
I have made nice progress with my Christmas knitting....hope to post photos soon...they don't read the blog so it's safe. :P I also have an alligator scarf OTN and may cast on another cowl of some kind soon.
I just had my cell phone upgraded and added texting so my oldest daughter is teaching an old dog new tricks. I think I have the hang of it but I have no clue about all the text lingo...she has a lot of work to do. lol I'm trying to figure out how to operate all the little features of the phone...oldest daughter says she can't even figure that out so I think I'm in trouble. :P
I had an awesome day yesterday out thrift store hopping with Froggie. We even hit the towns around us for some new finds. We did really well I think. I actually snagged a Coach purse for $3.oo! I couldn't believe it! Then in another store...I found a nice Dooney & Bourke purse for $1.5o! I got some fabric scraps cheap which I think will be great for lining bags or small projects like pin cushions. It was a good day! :)
Well, that's about enough for now. It feels great to be blogging again. I hate that I feel like I've lost touch with my bloggy friends. I haven't commented in so long on other blogs and I miss you all so much. I will be commenting again...you have been warned! :P I hope everyone is having great weather and good luck.
For those who do....please say a prayer for Wendy and her hubby Jack. He is going to be having open heart surgery and they need our prayers and support. She's trying to be strong *which she is* and hold down the fort while they go through this together. Being strong for the sake of family is a hard thing to do and can take a toll on a person....that I can relate to....so please remember them.