December 31, 2008
December 26, 2008
This is what Santa brought to me! A Fine Fleece, which is a beautiful book. I can't wait to try my hand at some of the sock patterns. Of course, Santa brought the sock knitting book by Ann Budd - looks like a great book and my annual calendar by Susan Branch.
The other big surprise was the circular interchangeable needles from Knit Picks and the beautiful wooden cable needles. Santa totally surprised me this year!
What was it? Hmmm, looks like some sort of pouch....
It has the date embroidered on it...
It has numbers of dpns embroidered on each little pouch and a pocket for stitch markers.
December 24, 2008
December 20, 2008
December 18, 2008
Of course when you have left over cake batter, you can't waste it! So, the minions were made. The cake is normally a big hit. The only problem we've ever had with it is nobody wants to cut into it! RL said he had to take the plunge at work or it would have sat there all day in one piece!
Tomorrow is RLs last day at work for the holidays! Can't wait to have him around here for a couple of weeks!
December 14, 2008
This was the first year for the pink tractor. Where else are you going to see a pink tractor?
We had to be held back.
Just how could we get them to follow us home? How on earth could sheep be topped?These babies topped the sheep! Forget all the 'big city stuff' - we have fibery goodness in our parade!
Oh - for the menfolk among us, we have little beauties like this. See, a little bit of something for everybody!
December 12, 2008
December 4, 2008
I think the one above is a starburst pattern. You can tell that the one below is a snowman.
Christmas crafting is stepping up a little more. Hopefully it will be finished in time. I don't know if I'm trying to convince all of you or just me! The kids have terrible colds, so that is forcing us to stay home and I'm able to do a few things as a result. I just hope they will be better soon. It's no fun for them to be sick when they want to be busy with holiday activities!
We have a prayer request. RLs Dad has been battling lung cancer all year. He started having problems breathing and the doctors thought it must be scar tissue from the radiation treatments. Turns out it was the cancer again. Either it never went away or it has come back. They suggested he start chemo treatments again and he would possibly have 6 to 9 months. If he didn't get treatments, he would only have 3 to 6 months. Our prayers were answered when he agreed to the treatments. Our prayer now is that the treatments will work this time. Maybe we are being selfish, but we just aren't ready to let him go just yet! Thank you for your prayers.