Sunday, November 26, 2006


Here is my Thanksgiving Card to you, my knitting and artsy friends.

I am THANKFUL today!

Our Thanksgiving Day was really wonderful. Three of my five children were able to be here, with their families. We had a house full of happy people, lots of tasty foods and treats, even some of the family pets came along for the day. We adopted a little Guinnea Pig, Sparkles. She arrived in time to be with everyone for the holidays and she is sooo cute. Sparkles was a pet of our two grand sons, Matthew and Stephen. But, as they grow older they did not have much time to spend with her. So she is now with us and we will enjoy her.

My daughter Ilsa and I joined my sister-in-law, Debbie, and her daughter Penny Rose for a day of shopping on Black Friday. What fun we had, leaving at 5:30 am to go shopping at a mall. We went out for breakfast around 9 am, and after that we returned to the mall for one more hour of shopping before we headed back home with the back of Debbie's Jeep filled to the top with packages.

In the middle of the holiday festivities, I am managing to get some knitting done, too. I have been working on Christmas gifts. I have now completed five scarves, one sweater, some dish cloths for gifts. I have some other things on the needles that will be Christmas gifts, too. I will keep at it and see just how much I can get done before Christmas. I think I will really enjoy seeing my family members open hand knitted gifts this year. I am happy that I can do this.

For the UFO list:
First, there is a sweater for my great-granddaughter Delaunay that is nearing completion right now. It is done with Moda Dea Yarn - Sassy Stripes which is made by Coates. I am using the free pattern that on the display with this yarn. I hope to complete the sweater today and then begin work on the hat to match it. I can't wait to see her wearing it. I think she will be delighted when she opens it up on Christmas day. If I get it all finished in time, maybe I will even get a scarf done to match the sweater and hat.
Check the site out - The Color for the set is No. 6946 and It is beautiful.It is in the red colorway.

Second, there is my kimono
I am making it out of Moonlight Mohair. It is getting there. I have completed all the pieces for it and just have to sew it together and then knit in the short sleves. A couple of days, and it should be done. Maybe that is something I can work on over the winter break when I have a couple weeks off between semesters. I LOVE this pattern, don't you?

Third, a sweater for a great grand son. It is started.

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