Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy New Year

Well, it took me long enough to get to this site. You would think that since Christmas is over, knitting would slow down. Well, I am glad to say it has not. I was so glad Jess liked the socks, so much that she wanted fingerless mitts. They only took 2 days to make. I think they might make some quick Christmas gifts next year. I hope they are still in style. I also made a hat for the homeless. This year I intend to make at least 10 hats to give to ScottishLamb (on Ravelry) in December. Jess saw this hat and decided to keep it for herself. I don't mind and was really happy she could use it. I will still make more for the homeless.

I also test knitted William's hat for The Unique Sheet. It was a really fun knit and I love cables. I am now test knitting a child's cabled sweater. It is blocking now and was so much fun to knit and I loved the yarn. It was back to basics and felt like butter knitting with it.

Well for the sickies in my family, my husband is doing much better with his new knee, and my dad is coming along as well as can be expected for a man almost 93 years old. I just keep worrying about my mom and hope she can keep up with helping my dad out. I try to help as much as I can, but there are only so many things I can help with. He was able to make it to my daughter's birthday party this past weekend which was a plus since he hasn't been anywhere except to doctor's appointments since last May. We were going to change the place to my brother's house where he lives, but he insisted he could do it and I am glad he did. He seemed so happy to see everyone and being outside of his house. I guess it can get monotonous being in the same place every day. The change was good for him.

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