A Creative Spirit (What do you do with yours?)

"She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands." Proverbs 31:13

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Merry Christmas

Only 3 more days until Christmas, can you believe it??! It sure seems to sneak up on me more quickly every year.

The tree is up, the house is decorated, cookies are made, most presents are wrapped (though we're not done shopping), I'm going to start a knit dishcloth to use as a package trim for hubby's Mom. She loves those knit dishcloths, but always says "they're much too pretty to use". She's right, of course...but they are so quick and easy to make that I don't mind. =) I've made her one with 3 crosses on it and think I'll make her a "K" cloth (for the last name lol) or a flower one. I'll start it in just a little bit.

Both of my Marines ~ Justin and Jessica ~ are home for Christmas, that is fabulous!! All we are missing is Kristin. She's in Missouri with hubby Chris and the new baby Jonathon ~ he was born on December 9, 2005.


**Cross stitch assignment update: I am about 95% done with square #2, then just have one more square to do before I mail it in. As of today I am 14 days late on completion! =(

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Feeding The Fiber Fiend - and it's hungry!!

Oh my, this really is so getting out of control! I seem to be suffering from the worst documented (or not) case of knitting and crocheting fever in all of history! There just don't seem to be enough days to feed the fiber fiend! Ah, but it is a good thing, no?

I've started yet another pair of knit socks, using that ball of Lion Brand Magic Stripes. I scrapped the crochet version....I dislike the look and feel of that sock. I think I'll stick to knitting them. I knit a Seaman's Cap for hubby....I found patterns for all kinds of really cool caps and eagerly showed them to him...but alas, he wanted to stick with something plain, knit up in deep green. Ah well......his noggin will be warm anyway. =)

I found this amazing crochet vest over at Crochet Me called the Stash Buster Cardigan Vest and I've started it. For the front of the vest I'm using up some leftover wool I bought to make a tote bag. I'm using some leftover WoolEase in black for the back and the hood. It's an awesome little vest!!! If you click on it's name you'll go right to the pattern. Check it out!!! That Chloe Nightingale is one talented young lady!

I found this pattern today ~ Crystal Cove ~ and am going to use up some of that Chenille Sensations I have in my studio...I know I have more than enough of it to make the shawl. Oh and the Chenille is the most beautiful shade of purple, it will make a gloriously gorgeous shawl!!! Oh yeah!!! =)

Fiber junky....who me???? <<giggle>>

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Crochet Sock

I have been meaning to post the photo of the crochet sock I've made using the Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn. I love the way this sock turned out! =) Now to get the 2nd one completed! I want to knit a pair using the same yarn, maybe just a different color.


Yesterday the mailman rang the bell....normally he just puts the stuff by the door and leaves. You know, normal mailman stuff...what they do most every day of the year (excluding Sundays and holidays)

Well, there was this HUGE box sitting by the door for Warming Families. No name or return address, no note in the box, so I have no idea who to thank. We opened the box to find 22 pair of gloves and 21 hand knit hat and scarf sets!!!

Isn't that amazing! Whoever you are...thank you so much for your generosity! There will be 21 warm head and 22 sets of hands protected from the cold this winter because of you! Thank you!!!!