Wednesday, April 23, 2014

96 Young

Today was a sad day because we buried Jo, but a happy day too because we celebrated my mother's 96th birthday!

Happy birthday, Mom!

My Dear Friend, Jo

Jo, a 91 year young angel on earth, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Jo was the devoted cook for our church where she served many priests and several bishops. Jo had a smile for everyone! Her positive energy inspired many as did her kind, considerate and helpful ways. Jo was devoted to daily mass and saying the rosary. If you asked her how long it took her to drive from door to door to her son, Jackie, in Virginia, she'd reply, "As long as it takes to say the rosary five times!" 

Jo was a very active, wonderful woman who will be greatly missed by me and so many, many others.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Linda Looks Lovely

She likes it…..

I think Linda looks lovely in the swing sweater I knit for her. Hopefully, she will get some compliments when she wears it this spring.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Summer Swing Sweater

This sweater is made of cotton because I want it to be used as a summer throw on over anything type of sweater. Throw over a bathing suit if you must! It is very lightweight, does not have buttons, it has three-quarter length bell sleeves and feels more shawl-like than sweater. I did a test wash, washing it in cold water, on gentle and drying it in the dryer on low heat. It came out great!

It is a gift for someone special, although it fits me perfectly and my mother really likes it on me.  I will give away soon. Once it has been gifted I will take pictures of it on it's rightful owner. I hope she likes it!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Knitting Review 0f 2013

The year started off with Cruiser Mittens for Jennifer:

Followed by a Knit, Lace and Leaf sweater for Sophina

Next, fingerless mittens for Ava

Felted Satchel for Fr. Joe

Etherial for Jennifer

A second Knit, Lace and Leaf sweater for Pia

Modified Swallowtail 

Modified Dreambird 

Lap Robe for Charlie (since his passing his daughter told me she now has it next to her bed)

Sixteen Cable Hat for Dawn and Jennifer

The NOT Horrible Sweater for Ava

Holden for Toni

Ladder and Lace for Steph

Nineteen projects in twelve months….not bad!  

Thanks, Tanna for reminding me that I hadn't done a review of my craft in a very long time. You are so beautiful in so many ways and you inspire me in so many ways! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Snow Day Knitting

We have been having a lot of snowy days here in the Northeast. Yesterday was a day of icy/cold snowy weather, perfect for a knitter! So, I knit up this pretty scalloped neck warmer for my neighbor. She is leaving tomorrow morning for a ski vacation in Vermont and I thought she might like a new wool scarf to keep her neck warm. Of course, actually modeling the scarf would do more justice to the project, but I am as impatient as always to post my completed project.

The pattern has a knitted slot on both sides of the scarf to keep it tucked inside your coat; and since there is no real right or wrong side to this knit piece having a slot on both ends makes it easy to wear.

I love the bit of detailed lacy on the bottom.

The pattern is from Mary Maxim and is free; find it on the Maxim website. It took less than one skein of Hobby Lobby's 'I Love This Wool' rosewood.