Friday, October 22, 2010

A quiet day

Finally - after what seems like forever I've got a quiet day where I'm not running around trying to get 15 projects done at the same time. No, the work isn't completed, but at least there is no pressing deadline today. Makes for a nice way to ease into the weekend.

I've been thinking about so many things lately. They rattle around in my brain and that's about as far as they get.

Even after all this time and all of the good things that have happened in my life since January 2008 - I still get that twinge when I hear stories about babies born at 24 weeks who thrive and go on to be wonderful, normal, happy little babies. Of course I'm happy that they survived and are able to grow up - but it makes me wonder why my little girl didn't get the same chance.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Yes - I know it seems like this one took forever. But it is done and delivered for judging.

It's kind of cool to have something entered in the state fair.

I also entered a version of the birthday cake hat in a category for self designed projects.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Knitting is done!

Now I just need to figure out how to make the petals lay flat...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Three layers done!

I didn't make much progress on the hat over the weekend - but I did get the third layer done last night...  I'm really liking the color transitions. I was a little worried about them looking odd.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Grapefruit Tree

This is a grapefruit tree that my Grandmother started from seeds about 5 yrs ago.  My aunt and uncle planted it in their yard and it's just taken off.
I still miss her terribly.  But seeing this makes me smile.  It's exactly what she would have wanted. 
She took on any orphan plant and nursed it back to life.  Everything she grew she started from seeds in little cups on her kitchen table.  They were her babies.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Big curled up mess...

I managed to re-knit both sections and get them joined last night! 

This morning I'm rubbing my eyes and clutching my coffee wondering what I was thinking.

For all my excitement, the hat so far just looks like a big curled up mess. I hope it gets better once I get the rest of the layers.