Saturday, December 31, 2016

With Love...



A few weeks ago I posted this unedited picture on Instagram. One of my wonderful followers mentioned that I looked so healthy. I thought that that was the loveliest thing someone has ever told me!

After having lost so many wonderful people, especially a close friend of mine,  this year, this is what I wish for you all: a Healthy 2017!   (and beyond...)

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Christmas Miracle Of Sorts...



Cast on was at the end of September, cast off was yesterday. Yay!!! This was the first time I made a sweater for someone else and the pressure was certainly there. So glad with the outcome though.  {smile}

Yarn is Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter (worsted) in the color Barn Owl. Blocking this yarn was a miracle in itself, the sweater came out so soft with a lovely drape. (it was rather stiff to work with...)

The sweater was designed by Ann Budd. It was knit bottom-up with both armhole and neckline shaping. Short rows in pattern on the sleeves, which was 'tres tricky'. All new techniques for me. I prefer the top-down method with more control over the whole thing, but I love how sleeve shaping worked out. (no raglan shaping!)

Mr. G. is wearing it as I write this!

Hope you're all having a wonderful time with your family and/ or friends...

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Let It Snow...








At 5:20 am all the phones in our house started ringing; Snow Day!!!

Last night we actually had some snow coming down. Not so much here at home, but definitely more in Seattle and surroundings. Since our area is very hilly and there are a lot of student-drivers, several school districts decided to close down for the day. We don't mind at all!  {smile}

The above pictures are from this morning in already melting conditions, but the one below is from last night.

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"



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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Lord Frost...



17 F / -8 C this morning: so crisp and frosty out. I love it!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Early Morning In The Garden...

I just stepped outside to pick some flowers from our garden to bring inside,  when I stopped and just looked and looked and looked.  ...