Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WIP Wednesday

It's my favorite day of the week.  Besides getting to see all the projects of my bloggy friends, I don't have to think up a title or a post subject.  I've been pretty post prolific this past week, hope my writing creativity continues and that my meager offerings continue to keep you entertained.

If you read yesterday's post, you will know why I haven't made much progress with the gift knitting. I noticed there is a theme with my current projects on the needles. We will see if you notice it too. I'm almost finished with spinning the silk, so I will have to wind the Shetland lace off my big plying spindle.

From Knitting Kitties

I made it as far as turning the heel and picking up the gusset stitches on the twin sister sock.  A few hours of knitting and the rest of the foot should be done.

From Knitting Kitties

On Saturday, I started this little hat for my granddaughter.  I love the way this yarn is knitting up.  It won't take the whole skein, so I'm wondering what I could make her with the rest.  I would make her mittens, but I don't know the measurements of her hand.  A call to my daughter should solve that dilemma, however, my daughter loses all measurement devices as soon as she uses them.

From Knitting Kitties

I worked on the cowl last night while watching Driving Miss Daisy on the TV Guide Channel twice in a row.  I love that movie, Jessica Tandy, I want to be her when I grow up.  This cowl and another one has to be done by December 3 or 4 to send up to NY.  The other two packages, I'll send out December 17 or 18.  There is more work to the last 2 packages, so they are last.

D has to work tomorrow, so we will be celebrating on Friday and getting together with our neighbors Di and J.    Usually, I make the pies on Wednesday, but I will wait and do it tomorrow.  Last year it was in the 80's down here, and really didn't feel like Thanksgiving at all.  Drastic change this year.  All that snow up in the NW has brought a cold front in and we are in the low 60's and supposed to have our first frost.  As I have explained before, after a summer of 110F+, temps in the 60's is pretty darn chilly.

Today is my Grandfather's birthday.  He would be 108 if he were here.  I do kinda wish he were, as I really miss him and Grandma.  However, I don't think being 108 would be very comfortable physically.  I wrote a post about him a couple years ago and if you have a couple extra minutes to go read it, I would really appreciate it.

I hope all those who will be celebrating tomorrow have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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CraftyCripple said...

Have a great Thanksgiving. We don't celebrate it in the UK, but I like the sentiment, so I shall you send you Thanksgiving vibes across the pond.

Liz in Ypsilanti said...

I SO love pink, and these are such touchable, candy-like pinks! I hope your granddaughter loves them!

melbatoast68 said...

You must be feeling a little pink! I do enjoy it since I'm surround by all things male in my house. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I get to make baked chocolate pies tonight, so I'll be thinking of you!

CloseAcademy said...

I love the hat & the socks and all that pink. You are making so many cute things.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Denise! Nice to meet you! I've been reading back a bit, and I got a kick reading about your furbabies! So cute, and I just had to show Dear Son how cute they looked playing outside with their harnesses and leashes!!.. We, too, have a black and white cat! He's a big boy!.. About 16 lbs! His name is Tuffy, but he's really so good natured.. a little lover he is!!... Having read about your move, I can relate. We had to move to a smaller apartment last October 2009, and I was not happy about it.. I still miss the old place very much, but I try to count my blessings, and make the best of it here, for now!.. Wishing you and yours a blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy! ~tina

by Teresa said...

Your little rose hat is coming out just adorable! I can't wait to see it finished and hope you share a shot of your granddaughter with the hat on. I get to try on the hat I made on my gd's tomorrow - will share that with you. Have a great Thanksgiving on Friday!! ((hugs)) Teresa

Marushka C. said...

Your projects are beautiful. I'm glad to see all those pretty pinks on what is a very gray day here.

Here's a coincidence -- today is also my grandfather's birthday. He died 20 years ago and I thought about him a lot while I read your post from 2008 about your grandfather. Thanks for writing it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

elephantJuice said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the pattern that the yarn is making on that hat, the colours are so pretty!

Tami Klockau said...

Your projects are beautifully pink! LOL, I love them all. Have a great Thanksgiving, even if it is a day later. We are the same way, weather wise in So Cal. We've been in the 50's with rain the past few days. Nice to have weather to go with the holiday season.

autumngeisha said...

Thank you for sharing the story of your grandfather. He sounded like such a kind and patient man. I loved that he taught you how to knit.

Kathleen said...

That hat for your granddaughter is lovely, the way the varigated yarn is working up is making such a nice pattern.

I had a Thanksgiving-on-Friday a few years ago, and I remember it fondly, so I hope yours this year goes well. :)