Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!!!


I LOVE my new socks!!!!!! They really were easy - just like everything else you have to pay attention to the pattern - but I highly recommend Margarites pattern.

I am going to start another pair soon - I have just finished a prayer shawl, had it blessed by our Priest and prayed on by my friends for one of my bestest friends who has breast cancer.   While us girls were praying on the shawl, one of us 5 girlfriends started crying, she has a good friend who also has breast cancer.  So I have another shawl half done and will finish it by Sunday so that I can give it to her.

Prayer shawls are so meaningful - I'm starting, as you can see, my own ministry of it at our Parish.
I will post pictures and more stories soon.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!!!

Blessings & Hugs
(especially Margarite for the wonderful basket weave pattern)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2ND POSTING OF GERMAN SOCKS!

Here they are!  I have turned the heel and now I am going to put them back on one circular needle.  I was afraid - but it was easy - just really follow the pattern.  I love the pattern by Marguerite of http://www.stitchesofviolet.blogspot.com/ - again Marguerite, thank you.

Of course, it is just like anything else - practice, practice, practice.


Monday, November 15, 2010

OUR GIRLS!

Today I'm posting 'our girls'!  Betsy is a 16 month old Cavalier King Charles - 13 lbs of total love!!!!!  She is the most loving dog I have ever hand in my whole life!!!!!  I actually got her for a song - they sell for considerable money and I adopted her at 9 months because she has epilepsy - the breeder felt good about letting me adopt her since I had to put down my Cocker Spaniel in March - she was 12 and epilepsy since she was 2 years old and the breeder thought that she could would be good for us. 

Then this is her sister, Heidi - a rescued Great Pyrenees!!!!!  She is 100#'s of love - I rescued her but she bonded with my husband.  They are wonderful dogs - look out for each other - always want to be with each other - we get looked at a lot when we walk them - Mutt & Jeff. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

SALZBURG DALIHA

Isn't this the most beautiful Daliha ever!  This one plus the one on my blog's heading are both taken from Salzburg Austria near where the Sound of Music was filmed - they had them in every color you could imagine.   I think that I'm going to paint this!

I have gotten the heel flap done on my Munich socks and have picked up the stitches for the instep - I had to put it down for a while - I think that I'm stuck - will try to go on with it this weekend. 

Thanks for looking at my Blog!!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Red Velvet Rose

The pictures doesn't do this Rose justice - it is absolutely magnificient!!!!!  My neighbor gave the plant to me a couple of years ago - she didn't like it.  I don't think I have a green thumb - this beautiful thing grew itself.  I bet I have had at least 3 dozen long stem red roses off of this plant this year.  I wish I knew what kind it is - I have this one on my desk at work and everyday it opens even more.  I must paint this -

Monday, November 8, 2010

MY GERMAN SOCKS!

Here we are!!!!! I bought this yarn in Munich, Germany last month - they have wonderful yarn shops over there.  I bought 2 skeins of this - I will have to post what it is when I post the finished product - I can't remember and I don't have the label with me.  Plus it is written in German - it has a free sock pattern, in German, which I don't read of speak - if anyone would like it, I will forward it to you!

I'm doing the Basketweave Ribbing Sock Pattern kindly posted free by Marguerite of http://www.stitchesofviolet.blogspot.com/ - again Marguerite, thank you.

I have another pair of socks that I started from the toe up and ready to do the heel turn - or whatever it is called - and afraid to challange it.  So I started these when I saw Marguerite's pattern - sounded simple but now I'm at the other end of the heel thinging - getting scared!  But I must pursue!!!!  Be strong - fight the challange - don't I sound strong?

We will see -  stay tuned for the next chapter!