Tuesday, April 24, 2012

When Last we met....

I have been knitting, yes I have.
Yet another Watch cap, out of Plymouth Encore and this time it's for me! Doesn't happen often, does it?
We celebrated a little bit of March Madness...complete with cake and....
Basketball rings. Mom and I are modeling them here. Guess who has the bigger fingers?
Here in town is a big St. Pat's parade....Mom got into the spirit when the lady came by with a green can of hair spray. I can say, this was a first! I have never seen her in Green hair before.
These guys were Mom's favorite.
We celebrated another birthday. Check out the cake!
Pink AND purple so the daughter didn't have to choose one over the other.
Yep, she got some socks. Pink, of course.
(Lace Rib socks from the Little Box of Socks)
Baby daughter got some socks, too. These are called City of Boston by Regia. Can you remember why I would pick these for her?

 These are going to be for me. At some point. Another Regia pair. Because the Moment I start to knit for me,....
There turns out to be a baby girl on the way that needs a blanket. I'd share this one with you, but....it's not quite ready to be unveiled. Soon, I promise! But the purple sockies are pretty cute, right?
Check out what was finally mailed! Did you order your copy that was due out last year? Well worth the weight...errr....wait!

Just in time for Mom's Easter basket, I knit up and 'Easter Bonnet' for her. I think the watch caps are a good pattern for her to wear. No matter which hat I make her, she insists on folding up the cuff. This is the perfect pattern for that use. And this time, I used a skein of the left overs from her 'Too Teal' cabled sweater I made her a few years back. Yep...perfect match when you have the same dye lot.
I have decided a bit ago, that I wanted to start knitting up one of each of my patterns to keep on hand as a 'sample'. That way when I want to show someone a particular pattern, or take updated photos, I'll have them available to grab at a moment's notice. So, of course, as soon as I got this one started (can you guess which one it is?)....
Daughter went to a Bridal Shower last weekend. So, in the best UCLA colors we could find, came a set of Bridal Shower Lace Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel and Dishcloth and a few others to round out the knitted portion of her gift. Yes, she had a really good time with some friends.
How often do you look on Ebay? Check out what I found for $14 just two weeks ago! Yes, I believe it's about to be reprinted, if it hasn't been already, but having an original hard cover copy in terrific condition for $14, what a find! Yes, I have 3 sweaters already picked out and in my to-do list. 
But right now, I am trying to get this done for Baby Daughter's friend. Her little boy is on his way and I'm racing to get this finished and mailed back to California before he's ready to make his grand entrance. I'm using a double strand of Bernat Baby Softee in Mint. It was the closest I could find quickly in a green that says wrap me up and snuggle me all day long!

What are you working on? Sorry I took so long to pop back in. I know...I know...that's on my to-do list, too.