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December 5, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 10:14 am

December_knits_002 I know it is difficult to see but this is the new dining room paint–Quincy Tan–with a bit of Owen’s handiwork!  Cameron and Owen were chasing each other around the house with a couple of little airplanes, I sat down to type out an email and Cameron starts shouting, "Owen is making circles on the new orange paint".  Sigh.  I did get quite angry and put Owen to bed early for a Friday night.  It can be repainted. 

I went to bed early that night.  Thus not much knitting this weekend.  AlthoughCrystalfx_cozy  I started a wine bottle cozy for the shop in Berroco Crystal FX.  Yes, it’s kind of cheesy but what the heck–it’s quick.  Gracie likes the yarn and wants some fingerless gloves.  It’s got a bit of elasticity to it so it will work nicely.

A_hat_for_kevin Kevin is in need of a new hat–the last one got felted accidentally.  I am planning on a ribbed cap with some beautiful alpaca I bought at Rhinebeck last year.  Using stash yarn feels so good! 

I know these entries are boring lately.  Not that I was ever that exciting.  Electric is supposed to be here on Wednesday!  Yea!

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Do unto others December 1, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 1:40 pm

I love that idea.  I do try to live by it and teach my children to also.  Certainly, the holiday season is as good a reason as any to try to be a little nicer.  Point in case–I had to drop Gracie off at school early this morning.  Packing the boys in the car at 7:20am is not fun but the promise of a fresh bagel helps!  When it came time to pay the $5.84, I found I had just $3.00 in my wallet.  With the kitchen out of commission, we have been eating out a lot.  I scraped together some change, offered a priority mail stamp or Chuck E Cheese tokens.  They weren’t happy.  Not even smiley.  A very kind woman gave me a dollar.  With the couple of quarters in my jacket I was able to overpay!! 

Knitun2others With that thought in mind, I made just a couple of hats for Margene and Carole’s Knit Unto Other’s KAL.  I enjoy charity knitting.  Our local guild contributes to many charities near and far.  For me, they make perfect inbetween projects and are terrific for using up odds and ends.  Lamb’s Pride Bulky knits up pretty quickly and I used Manos, Serendipity and Soho bits I had left. 

Speaking of giving…my Better Pal package arrived.  It was wrapped so nicely.November_knits_004  It is unfortunate that the picture I took of the gifts isn’t as nice.  I am no Cara!  Inside was some lovely Noro–a skein of Kureyon and Silk Garden, a Lantern Moon Needle cozy and a Knit Lit book.  Thanks Better Pal.  Blossom from Whispering Pine was my Thanks_better_pal_1 Pal and she did a great job!  It was especially nice to try some yarns that are new to me!  The Artyarns and Drops are in the queue.  And Noro is always appreciated.  Thanks again Blossom!