Thursday, September 30, 2010

Is it really the end of September?

Just where did September go? I know, I've been busy, and not sharing well with you all. But I think I'll make up for it here. Sit back and come with me on my journey!
When was the last time you cooked up a batch of No Bake cookies? I think the last time I made these, I was at Beth's house after school way back in jr. high school for me. Boy are, I mean were these good! But I'd forgotten how sugary they were! Makes me want to go grab a glass of milk all over again.
Made a slew of stitch markers for a friend and her Mom to share.
Finished the 'Cuse Scarf (Used Flaunt your Colors Scarf pattern and 2 skeins each of the orange and navy Plymouth's Encore yarn, and 60 st cast on size) which then was mailed to daughter. However, I'd really like the flier miles the scarf went, since it made it way via the postal system to New Hampshire, back to Long Beach, CA, then to Anaheim, before crossing the country once more up to New York for it's delivery! Man, what a trip that scarf made! (See what putting tracking numbers on your packages will do for your handknits?)
Finished the hospital socks and they're just waiting for the final try on before I graft the toes shut. Why is it, that when I want the kids to try on the stuff I knit for them, their schedules just never seem to match with mine? Makes you wish they'd never grown up-eh? Not to mention you'd not have to knit size 13 mens socks, either! Kids sizes would be finished so much faster!
Finished almost the whole kitchen set for the kid's friend's wedding gift (Cables 'n Columns set from the 2011 Dishcloth calendar using a cone of Peaches & Creme cotton )
 Hugged a kid...
 Added fringe to the high flying miles 'Cuse Scarf...
Hugged another kid...
When I finished the last placemat, look how much I had left from the cone of cotton? Oh, how I love using cones to knit the kitchen sets! No ends to weave in and plenty of cotton to knit the whole set in the same dye lot. 
And now Mom's socks are within moments away of starting the toes! Yea! They will be ready to gift to her the next time I go to see her. Now, shhhhhh don't anyone tell her! I can't wait to start a pair of these for myself!

Now, are you ready for what's coming up next on the calendar? There's a hint in one of these pictures, can you figure it out?


Anonymous said...

Yay! You're back! We were missing you! You did a lot of neat things between September 11 and now... How did you do the stitch markers? They're so cute! I am sure you will be coming up with SOCKS pattern for 2012 Calendar? RIGHT?

Cathy said...

ummmmm...not socks...that 2012 is for cotton/home stuff...besides, my sock 'to-do' list is already a mile high with patterns I have paid for to knit up first.

Famous last words, huh?

Nancy said...

Oooooh, I love No Bake Cookies, and you are right it has been a long time since I've made a batch.

Your projects are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Geez I love those stitch markers but don't know how to make them. How about a tutorial? Or at least point me to the place for instructions. Or better yet sell them?? Love your blog and patterns!!!

KnittySue said...

Can't wait to see what's your blog and your patterns. I just finished a flaunt your colors scarf and will be doing another soon.
Have a great day.

Susan said...

I have not had those "lunch room"
cookies in years ! I need to fix a
batch !