Archive | December 2008

So much…

We’ve had a whirlwind of activity here…

Bug had a Christmas program at school.

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We had a good Christmas and Bug got to spend lots of time with her Pappaw T.

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I finished a few things (I’ll add details later):

a pair of fetching with an added ‘pointelle’ lace pattern from the vogue Stitchionary in silk/alpaca

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and a pair of clogs for FIL

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I’m glad to be back home – whew!

Making candy

I love to cook with other people, especially my friend J from high school/college. We get together each year to make candy to give away to family and friends. This weekend was that weekend…

We made:

2 batches of truffles

3 batches of fudge (2 chocolate, 1 peanut butter)

2 batches of peanut brittle

1 batch of sugared cinnamon pecans

3 batches of mock heath bars

1 batch of no bake cookies

1 batch of buckeyes

lots of haystacks (too many batches to count)

s’more cookie bars

7 layer bars

Whew, it was a good time! Bug was even good the whole time.

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Icy day

We are home from school because of icy conditions. I dread ice on the roads, but it sure makes for some pretty winter pictures.

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Mitt-o-rama

I’ve been knitting mitts up a storm.  Mainly for gifts.  I like to give people things to kind of thank them around this time of year, but I don’t want them to feel like they need to give me something back.  So, I don’t wrap them, I just give them as I get them done.

1. Mitts for NB

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Yarn: Knit picks wool of the Andes, 1 ball

Needles: US 9

Pattern: made it up – CO 45, did K2, P1 ribbing and a 1×1 cable sort of like fetching, but for a man’s hand

2. Sherbet Mitts

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Yarn: Knit picks Memories, 1 ball, used double stranded

Needles: US 6

Pattern: Fetching

3. Purple Mitts for CB

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Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, 1 ball

Needles: US 3

Pattern: Top Down Alpaca Mitts by Ann M from 101 Luxury One skein Wonders

Also, DH ran in the Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer 5k on Friday.  They gave out ‘noses.’

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We went to FIL’s family Christmas dinner on Saturday where Bug played with a piano for the first time.

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I lost my grandfather on Saturday.  He was an 88 year old cratchety type of guy who didn’t know us the last year or so.  We’ll be traveling back to Ohio for the services.  I was born with all 4 grandparents and 3 great-grandparents living.  I have only one grandparent left now – my Mammaw S.  I know lots of people who don’t have any.  I was very lucky to have had so many of my older family around me growing up.  They taught me a lot about working hard, having fun, and the importance of family – especially my great-grandpa J.  I miss them.