Monday, December 31, 2007

Goodbye 2007

It has come to my attention that the year of 2007 is really over for good!! I'm glad to see a new year come in. I do hope 2008 bring us very good health, especially my sister, Kimbo.

Non-knitting FO of 2007 - just want to show off my new project! (can I?)

My friend, Sue and I made three snowmen sack light last Saturday. So much fun to make ones and they are so adorable cute to add in the house through the winter time.

Happy New Year from our house to yours!!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2007

New Partner and FOs!!!

My New Partner!!!

Look what Santa bought own dressform partner!!!! ( was my DH! I gave him plenty of hints that I would like to have one) Thanks DH!! I'm thinking of giving her a name - Harleygirl? Hayden? Hailey? I will let my DH vote. I bet he would vote her "Harleygirl".

I have several FOs...mostly were done last November. I didn't have time to blog about them. Let me present........

Here is my big Raggedy Ann doll modeling the completed hat. My boss' secretary is expecting a baby boy in January. I thought of making her a baby hat. It took me whole day to finish when we went down to Florida for Thanksgiving weekend. The hat will fit a baby to 18 months.

Pattern: Fishes of the Sea Hat
Source: Theresa Gaffey Designs #43
Yarns: Reynolds - Soft Sea Wool
Needles: 16" needles/DPN - sizes 4 and 6

Baby Kimono for my boss' secretary

Pattern: One-Piece Baby Kimono
Yarn: unknown (found it in my stash box)
Needle: size 8

Christmas gift for my secretary - Montego Bay Scraf . She loves purple so much.

Source: Interweave Knits Summer 2007
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere (2 skeins)
Needles: Size US7

I also finished the Veste Everest vest. No picture yet but soon I will make times.

Lastly, I finished the Tilted Duster sweater on Christmas Day!!! Here is my new dressform modeling the completed sweater. I need to buy buttons and plan to block the sweater today.

Pattern: Tilted Duster sweater
Source: Interweave Knits: Fall 2007
Yarns: Cascade 220 - Heathers
Needles: 24" and 32" size 9
Start Date: November 2007
End Date: December 25, 2007

I better go and buy the buttons as I really want to finish the sweater. I would like to wear it on New Year Eve dinner.

Coming up real soon - my next obession projects!!
Happy Knitting!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas to You and Yours

Enjoy your Christmas Eve, and very best wishes to you and yours.
Happy Knitting!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Happy Birthday to....

my dear hubby, Craig!!!! He turns 44 years old today!
I'm taking him to his favorite restuarant - Houston's Restaurant tonight.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Christmas Meme

Okay, I don't usually do these, but I saw this one on several bloggers & had to steal it. What can I say? I'm a sucker for all things Christmas!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? That depends on the gift

2. Real or fake tree? We have a really skinny, very thin fake tree that comes with lightings

3. When do you put up the tree? Uusally a day after Thanksgiving Day.

4. When do you take the tree down? On the day of Superbowl Game.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yummy!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Raggedy Ann doll

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes

8. Hardest person to buy for? My father in law

9. Easiest person to buy for? My hubby

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever got? I can't think of one right now...

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail Christmas cards

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? White Christmas

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Every year I take one day off from work and shop for one day - I'm the person with the plan because I hate shopping in crowded places.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Homemade Christmas cookies from my mom... of all kinds!

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear lights

17. Favorite Christmas song? I'm deaf and don't listen any songs but I know Jingle Bells song.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? In every other years, we travel either Florida or Kansas to spend with my hubby's family or Wisconsin to spend with my family. We stay home this year.

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeers? Hmm hmmm....not really!

20. Angel or a star on the tree top? *blushing* Santa

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Eve

22. Where are your favorite places to shop? Well, any local gifts shop or cyper-shopping

23. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Crowded places at the mall and bad traffic

24. What I love most about Christmas? Sharing it with my dear hubby (and my family when we get together)