Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Thank you!!

Greetings and Dear Laura:

There is just nothing better than coming home and finding an unexpected treat in the mailbox!! Thank you!


What a wonderful surprise! And timely - most of the young mom's in my family have been requesting hats and socks for their kids, so I'll be putting the book of hat patterns to good use in the near future! I enjoyed the goodies that you picked up for me at Stitches - certainly things I would have picked up.

The last few weeks have been kind of crazy, but things are getting a little bit back to normal, as much as normal ever is. A few highlights:

Finished my nieces socks during another hospital stay with my dad - mom is modeling them.


However, she noted that one was noticeably shorter than the other. I started to rip out and make the second one longer, when it occured to me...."Have my niece try them on and see which fits best!" Which resulted in my getting to rip back the first sock and SHORTEN it - always easier!

And here they are being worn by Hayley.


Without pictures, but other things that I've been up to:

Canned 20 more pints of salsa.
Finished a baby hat for a gift. Cream cashmere yarn, basic roll brim hat with a knot on top!
Cast on a pair of "Falling Leaves" socks from the new Interweave Favorite Socks books - although I nixed the ribbing, and chose a picot-edge top.
Cast on a "Ribbons Baby Blanket" from Fiber Trends using leftover Dale of Norway Baby Ull from several baby projects.
Had a bit of a meltdown about the amount of baby knitting in the next nine months.
Picked and husked seed beans so that we will have them again next year.
Took a little yarn store trip to Knitting Today (it doesn't count as buying stuff if I just ordered it, right?? or put it on hold??)
Also went to D'Vine in Shipshewanna, which has a fine collection of yarn. I did buy some yarn with sequins to carry along in a little-girl hat....
Accidently ordered GORGEOUS sock yarn online, because I read a blog that said, "(Go buy his hand-dyed yarn. Go.)" so I did. Truly beautiful colors!
Didn't blog for three weeks because I just couldn't seem to put my thoughts together.
Decided to finish out the year without monthly goals, just for old-times sake.
Oh. Started a blog with my friend The Rebellious Pastor's Wife, focusing on our weight loss/health improvement goals. (Haven't posted much there either, but it's next on my to-do list!) Our blog can be found here.


I will endeavor to be more regular, as my life seems to be settling down a bit. (Yeah, I know, a sure sign that the whole thing is about to take a dip, a swerve and a couple of wild curves....)

Keep knitting!

Cynthia (aka Designated Knitter!)

1 comment:

YarnThrower said...

So nice to hear from you! I was hoping that all is well where you are, and have missed you! I hope your dad's health is good.