Friday, November 26, 2010

FO Friday


It's me Bootsie.  Mom can't come to the blog tonight.  She did something to her right hip yesterday after she cleaned our litter box and she's having a hard time walking on it. We think the loud monster that sucks up everything did it.  We put her to bed on a heating pad.  I was just in there licking the turkey juice off her face.  She said, "Bootsie, I need you to help me.  I worked so hard to have FOs for Friday.  I need you to  post for me before midnight."  I spend many hours on the back of Mom's chair supervising her technique. When it comes to yarn, knits and crochet, I'm your cat.

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Mom didn't get to make her pies last night, as she was unable to stand.  Bright Eyes is disappointed, she was so looking forward to Mom's pumpkin.  We have a store bought pumpkin.  Mom hopes to be able to make the pies over the weekend.

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Pop took pictures of the spread.  He and the neighbors cooked the dinner.

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No pictures were taken of humans.  Everyone seemed to be feeling kinda poorly.  Di is coming down with a cold, Pop is exhausted from working without having two days in a row off for awhile now, Mom is going to stand up one day and her bones will crumble to dust. J was the only one jolly, however, he looked like a wild man of desert.  Be glad you were spared.  I have to admit they did pull off a fine bit of festivities. Di noticed that we cats were missing and not begging for turkey.  That's because we knew that this was coming soon after.

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This was the plate Mama fixed for us.  I'm pretty drunk on the turkey right now. (burp) Excuse me.

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First up is the cowl for her mother.  It was knit with spindle spun merino/silk that Mom and I dyed. She used the pattern Ciara's Cowl with DK weight yarn and a US size 5 needle.  She found a video on You-Tube for Jeni's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off. This worked well and Mom is saying she might just try toe-up socks at some point, now that she has this bind-off to use. All that's left is to weave in the ends.  Mom will send this off on Saturday with some fudge. and that will be that.

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Next up is the socks. Mom used a sock blank that we dyed to look like camo fabric, however it knitted up as  stripes.  They were knit top down plain vanilla stockinette. Mom said she is glad to be finished with these as she was disappointed with how they knitted up.  As long the recipient is happy and they keep her feet warm, that's all that matters.

Well, that is all for this weeks knitting report.  We hope all of you in the US had a happy Thanksgiving.

Go to Tami's Amis blog for hosting of other's people's FO's this.  Thank you Tami for hosting this.


CraftyCripple said...

Hope Mom feels better soon. You type much better than my cat. Glad you enjoyed your turkey.

Ann said...

Shame the humans are feeling poorly. But Mom's knitting is doing fine! With all your help of course.

by Teresa said...

I'm so sorry you hurt yourself! I hope you get all well soon. That is so nice that hubby and the neighbors made your TD dinner. You are blessed. ((hugs)) Teresa

pattas said...

LOL, what a funny story,, love the animals, very crafty :))

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