Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm Back to Blogging

Thank you for the prayers and well wishes for my mother. She is recuperating and doing remarkably well.
I have returned to blogging. Unfortunately 2009 continues to bring sadness for us and I need to absorb the sadness before I post it. So I am blogging knitting fun today.

The following temperatures are recorded in farenheit. It is a balmy 1 degree outside. It doesn't matter if it's 1 degree or 15 degrees outside. It's COLD! In my opinion, once the temps are below 20 degrees, it is cold regardless how much lower they go.
A few inches of snow have blanketed the ground and I have been inside the warm house knitting away. This little bunny seems to be appropriate knitting in the freezing temperatures. It is knitted in a square then cleverly stitched and folded to create this adorable little bunny. I must make another one and they will be Easter gifted for two little girls.

Like I don't have enough scarves to finish, I decided to start yet another one. I have been busting to make the chevron scarf from this book. I wanted something fun, happy and cheerful to work on. So I dug around in my stash for two colors of my handdyed yarn that would make the scarf. I'm not so sure about the pooling so I may send it to the frog pond and start over. Although as I'm knitting I have noticed the colors are beginning to blend and stretching out the coloring. I may just knit on and see what happens.
Talked myself right out of frogging that one, didn't I?

I finished my first monkey in the hospital waiting room and I am in love with the monkey. The pattern is easy and the results are stunning. There will be more of these on the needles as soon as I finish the second one.

Extra needles and yarn were with me (of course) in the waiting room and I cast on for these. It's theLeyburn sock pattern. Easy to knit and so far I like the results.

Did I write something about finishing projects, a plan or some such bother earlier? Oh well, I'm on a roll starting new projects and I'm enjoying every minute of it. Pictures will be forthcoming.

p.s. It's 2:23 pm EST and the temp has risen to 11 F. Where are my flip flops? LOL


Channon said...

Oh dear. I'm sorry 2009 continues to be mean to you, but gee the bunny's cute! Is it for Mr Bettis? ;)

Grace said...

that is the second time I heard of the bunny, it is really really cute, but all of the knitting looks great!
Glad to hear your mom is recuping!!

Bubblesknits said...

I love that little bunny. :) I wish I could have gotten my Leyburns to work. Maybe I need to try a different yarn.

Sending you lots of hugs.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

(((Hugs))) hoping things get better.Your bunny is the cutest one I have ever seen!!!
Your chevron is the happiest and I love it.Hugs Darcy

Anita said...

Your bunny is really adorable! :) And I'm loving all of your projects!! Remember if you run out of needles just let me know, I can send you bunches of dpns.... might do that anyway, I'm not using them.
Hope things are getting better for you!!!! Pick up the phone if you need to talk...