Sunday, November 30, 2008

Well Thanksgiving Is Over, On With The Show

Well my favorite holiday is over and now we get ready for Christmas. We had a nice Thanksgiving, but it wasn't the same without my brother and his wife and girls. He is scheduled to have the bone marrow transplant on Tuesday. My sister is the donor and will be here for the next week or so. Please keep them all in your prayers.
I have my Christmas shopping pretty much underway. I did most of it on line, but still have some stores to go to. Of course I knitted a few things. I can't wait for the Frederick Folks get together on the 19th it will be so much fun. Well that is about all for now. Please continue to prayer for Chip my brother.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Good Day to Stay Cozy and Warm Inside

I love cold blustery days like today, you can snuggle up and knit. You know the Bible says Sunday is a day of rest and lately that is what Darby and I have been doing, it is really great. I am still working on my Wicked Sweater, and waiting to get my square needles to start a neck warmer for my mom for Christmas. It is made out of Rowan Kidhaze Mohair in pink and it will be so soft. I have finished a good deal of Christmas shopping, most if not all of it done on the computer, what a wonderful invention, the internet (Thank You AL Gore, lol). I will be having Thanksgiving so I better get my list made up. I was watching Divine Design and Candace put a 10' farm table in a dining room that was fairly formal and it looked great. I love my dining room set, but the table is oval and it is difficult to set ten people. I wonder if I can convince Darby to look at a new dining room table. I can only wish. While that is about all, I better get up and do some straightening up.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Stitches East

Well I went to Stitches East for the first time. It was quite an adventure. I have to say I have the most wonderful husband in the world. He just sat upstairs and read as long as I wanted to shop. He called me, not to say he wanted to go, but just to see if I wanted lunch. I could have stayed as long as I wanted. My feet and back by that time had, had it and I was ready to go. I found there was of course a lot of yarn, but none that really wowed me except Shalimar and Serendipitious Ewe. Everybody else seemed to have the same thing and the same colors, but Kristi and Angela had different colorways and I think their booth really stood out. Also a lot of the yarns I touched were rather rough, I don't know if that was the quality or just the way the yarn was suppose to feel. I was surprised to see some major internet retailers there, which surprised me. I purchased a sea grass basket from Ghana and a bowl made of reed, they are beautiful. There were some vendors there with jewelry and shawl pins that were very beautiful. The most amazing yarn was the Jelly yarn, the kind they make the jelly shoes from. I don't know if i would buy it , but it was interesting to touch and look at. I saw a few friends there throughout my adventure and of course we all were buying. They had a vendor there selling Quivat, but it was $80 a ball and I really couldn't justify it. Well I guess that is about it.