Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Finished Knitting

Finished Knitting:
Alpaca Test Arroyo, Aplaca Test Piper's Journey, Tardis Shawl, Orchid Thief, Robin Hood Test Knit, Fox Stole, Jacqui Vest, Toy Fox, Watermelon Socks, Two Shaun the Sheep, Shiny Trousseau, Bear Baby Blanket, Mini Aliens (19), Spirit of Guernsey Shawl Test, Summer Flies Shawl, Diamonds Top, Estonian Lace Shawl, Tardis shawl, Olivia Shawl for Mom, Alpaca Fenna Test, Two Pair Lion Mitts, Gemma Cape for Mom, Tin Man's Heart, Purple Hedgie, Purple Potholder, Corn Potholder, Star Hat, Pentagon Hat, Damask Rose Shawl, Slippers, Tatted Little Hearts, Sothia, Fifth Marilyn Square, Two Special Olympics Scarves

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dena's Knitting 2012

Huntress, Felted Slippers, Orions Belt, Watermelon Socks, Galaxy, Faroese Shawl, Rainbow Orchid Thief, Magnificent Mantle, Magic Square potholder, Seven Cancer Hats, Red Hats, Red Hat Hedgehogs, Coffee Cozy, Sothia, Magnificent

Cold, cruel winter

Relaxing . . . .
at the beach . . . .
taking long walks . . . .

and doing lots of knitting.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Dolls

are ready for hair, faces and clothes!

They are adorable!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy 21st Birthday!

 A few friends over too cook . . .

yummy, sweet potato dumplings.

Good friends; ones that you can hide behind,

and feel perfectly safe. 

The boyfriend with a bow tie.

 Cuz, bow ties are cool.

Then, after dinner, there were presents to be opened.

The dog and Dad were nestled all snug in the dog beds.

 Since there were two the same, Girl said her sister could open one.

 The sister, not being normal, opened it with her teeth.


The gifts were few, but they were good and she liked them.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Recap

 Flowers blooming in the subT,

Dad relaxing with the dogs on Christmas Eve.

 A very cool Shooting Star Hydrangea that a friend gave me as a present.

 The little kids are excited and telling each other secrets,

 and napping together (on a much too small bed) so they can stay up and wait for Santa.

 Camera wars.

 The littlest kids opening their stocking on Christmas Morning.

The coolest Norwegian knitting books.

 A gorgeous fox shawlette on a gorgeous fox girl.

 This goofy carrot was a big hit with both dogs.

Somebody got lots of knitting books, a new bag, a pattern protector and a knitting calendar.

 We ate very well.

And a glass of sparkling wine is good with anything - mimosas are great!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

and happy holidays to all. Wishing you Peace during this season and throughout the new year.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

8000 stitches

That's about what I knit on the test shawl today, give or take. That pile of yellow lace is on one of my longest cables and it is more than twice as wide as the needle will stretch. It is going to be a monster. The rows are just about 500 stitches each, or were when I started today but since they grow each round, they may be more now. I have 42 more rows of the body of this, with the rounds growing a few stitches each before the final edging. Then I knit three or four rows which will suddenly grow the number of stitches to 900 for the last 26 rows.

I was much happier before I thought that out and wrote it down.

The purple is a baby sweater that I was also knitting today, but it is going to be huge. I am about to rip it out and cast on the smaller size.

Friday, December 21, 2012



(Bad web grab pics, sorry!)

And one good shot from himself!