My title says it all. Fletch has been sick since the night of the 11th and I have been sick since this past Tuesday. We both have head colds - the kind that comes with complementary fever and aches. As a result we have mostly stayed indoors. Too much t.v. On the other hand I have had some good knitting time.
Thanks, Barb for posting so many pictures! I am going to contribute some today also:
this is the hat and mitten set I made for Fletch for his birthday. I used Barb's book: The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd. I really enjoyed making these, I used Peace Fleece and love, love, love the colors. I made the thumbs a bit short and wish I had used another hat pattern. This one really should have some type of bobble on top to make it work. Fletch did not want that. I also tried to add ear flaps but did not get it figured out before I had to wrap them up. So I told Fletch after he opened them that I was going to redo the top and add ear flaps. He said no. So much for that idea. He loves them just the way they are, but won't wear them because they are too itchy!!!! If my little prince allows it I may line them.
I really really love the calorimetry Barb made from Knitty and so used up some Noro stash (bits and pieces from three different skeins or different colors) to make one my niece as a late birthday presents. Rowan turned fifteen on December 24th and is one of the very coolest teenagers I know. She lives in Humboldt with my big sis Devon, dad Kelly, and little brother (10) Jasper - who I have not sent a gift for his last birthday in May!- That will come soon. Rowan has great thick hair that is a different color each time I see her - I think this will look stunning on her:
this is Rowan from our camping trip this summer modeling fake glasses to show us EXACTLY what her mother looked likeas a teenager, hair and all.
So, I started this post some time ago and now would like to finish it!
We are feeling much better. Jim is in Reno, Nevada for two weeks for work and we miss him like crazy. I just hope he's having fun and relaxing, he needs that.
Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
That last attempt did not get too far, so here goes again:
I cut my pinky finger on our meat slicer at work this a.m. - not too bad, but it needed to be bandaged and is now severely hampering my typing. As a consequence this post will be mostly pictures!
Some time back Jim hooked our record player and receiver up to the computer so we can play our records through it and some day get the hardware to copy them to CD. I thought the whole setup was not working at the moment, but flipped the power switch and wahlah! Music! I love records, they sound so beautiful. I just finished Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie, moved on to Stevie Wonder's You Are the Sunshine of My Life, and am now listening to Roberta Flack - the whole album.
Fletch and his buddy Forrest are playing outside in the first bit of sun we've seen today.
They just came inside for lunch and I have moved on to John Prine - in my opinion one of the top ten best singer/songwriters. Please don't ask for the other nine - I have not made a list - I just know he's up there. I'll have to ponder that list.
Here is Rowan in her Calorimety and Jasper in his tie - he loves to wear ties. When I gave it to him, this is what he said (I'm not making this up), "A tie?! Oh, wow this is so awsome. That is the best present!"
And the hat I made my mom for Christmas
She loves it, and I am working on one with a wider brim for my Nana in red. I made mom's out of Peace Fleece, it is so soft and holds shape well. This is the same pattern I used for my brown hat some time ago:
Another of my favorites: Van Morrison is singing about When That Evening Sun Goes Down.
Johnny Cash, I Walk the Line from San Quientin - his voice gives me chills. This is my other creative passion, painting on fabric: My Humpback Whale Pie Plate
These are paintings to be made into fabric books for babies/toddlers
We've moved on to Willie Nelson singing Always on My Mind - enough said.
I must peel myself away from the computer.