Sunday, November 30, 2008

Calib and Santa

Saturday we went to see Santa. Calib is one of the children on my Husband's side of the family that lives here in Ohio. He was very good with Santa. The little girl before us in line would not pose at all. Afterwards, we went out to lunch.

Lime Jell-o Stocking

This is the first stocking I have ever knit. I think it turned out pretty well.
It was done flat and seamed up the back. I used wool and felted it a bit in the washing machine and laid it out to dry.
I am happy with the results. I used a double strand of yarn to do the cuff on the top.

Mistake Rib Scarf - Noro Yarn

I have been working on holiday gifts. This scarf is called a mistake rib. I love how the colors change from row to row.
Here is a link on how to do the mistake rib.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Swans At The Pond

Thanksgiving visitors at the pond
Originally uploaded by whirledpeas00

We have had a few snowy days and I am sad to report that one of the 3 white swans is no longer with us. We did get these visitors within the past week. I feel badly for them as parts of the pond around the edges are all ice. I hope they all make it through this winter.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Purple Handspun

Purple Handspun
Originally uploaded by whirledpeas00

I also finished this skein of purple handspun this morning.
I love the way it turned out. It hangs perfectly balanced. I am so happy I took that all day class on spinning. It helped me figure out how to spin better yarn.

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread
Originally uploaded by whirledpeas00

Homemade Pumpkin Bread
1 small can of pumpkin
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup applesauce
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar splenda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 small boxes instant jello pudding (pumpkin pie spice) seasonal
1 cup chopped walnuts
Makes 2 loaves
Bake at 325 for one hour
Sprinkle 3 Tbls sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon on top and bottom of the loaves.

Purple Fingerless Mitts

Purple Fingerless Mitts
Originally uploaded by whirledpeas00

I just finished these mitts this morning. They are for a 12 year old girl.
The company I am working for is giving gifts to an underprivilaged family in Dayton. The family is a single Mom with 7 kids. Everyone in the office is split into groups of 2 to shop for family members. I made these for my girl in the family along with all the gifts we are going shopping for. I believe we are going shopping sometime later this month. The company is paying for all the gifts.
The stripes in these glow in the dark. I thought she might like that.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Handmade Mug

I wanted to post a pic of the mug I made last week, with the ladies I work with.
This morning we got our pieces back from the pottery place.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mom with Suze Orman

How exciting! My Mom got to meet Suze Orman at OU (Oprah University) in San Francisco.

Fingerless Mitts

I have not posted in a little bit. Yesterday J took me to KY to the aquarium. It was the best aquarium I have ever visited. In the evening we went to the Cincinnatti Symphony.
It was a nice to both have a Saturday off to spend together.
I made these mitts on the way there and finished them up this morning. They are fall mitts for my Mom. I hope she likes them.