Monday, December 10, 2012

High Fiber--Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah, everyone! Zachary and Daphne got to celebrate with "Bubbye" and "Zayde" by way of Skype. What would we do without Skype? 

When they come here, we will celebrate Christmas. Lucky kids, get to have Hanukkah and Christmas both!
Speaking of Christmas, I have been busy working on the clothes for Daphne's Bitty Twins. I made two cardigan sweaters and some other clothes for the dolls. (See last week's post for the pajamas.)
They look pretty good in their new clothes:
The pattern for the cardigan is on my Ravelry page for the project here.
Here's the outfit for the girl, overalls trimmed with the same fabric as the shirt.

The mock Crocs I bought for the girl had straps I thought Zachary might eat, so I took them off. The boy's outfit was purchased during the spectacular Cyber Monday sale. ( I also dumped a bunch of $$$ on some yarn to make DH a new cardigan to replace the one he was painting the new bathroom in. That one, the old one, was purchased for him
Common Threads met at Georgette's house this week. Lynda has taken a class in weaving and has made this great scarf.
She also wove this great table runner using Noro yarn.
She says it was fun to learn, but she wouldn't buy a loom. She didn't enjoy the process as much as knitting and spinning. If she wants to weave, she can rent a loom. Several members of the group have their own looms, though. It's nice to be able to take a class, rent the loom during the class, and find out whether you really like the process enough to own your own loom.
Margareth has made some hats for Christmas presents. The pattern is the Wooly Bear Hand Knits Maple Leaves Hat.
It has what looks like a couple of rows of braid horizontally around the hat. The pattern explains how this is made. It looks pretty interesting.
She also is almost finished with this great sweater:

She was finishing the collar at our meeting.
I started a new BSJ for Soren. (You will have to scroll down if using the link.)
The yarn is KP's Comfy in "Serrano" and "Maize." No rush to finish. Soren is still too small for it.
One sleeve of the Dogwood Blossoms Cardigan is ready to sew on. I dropped it so I could finish the doll sweaters and get a good start on the new BSJ.
In other news, winter snows have arrived to Park City. If you're planning a ski vacation in our area, the ski areas are open and we are getting new snow now. The bathroom renovation hit a snag with the arrival of the snow. DH had planned on doing the sanding and staining of the doors and door trim outside. While it's possible to sand the doors in 16-degree weather, staining wouldn't be advisable, and blowing snow makes it impossible. So...we did a little furniture moving instead. Here's a look at the new hallway that leads to the master bath:
And the patung we got during the time we lived in Indonesia looks more at home in the shower than he did on our dresser. (He likes heat and humidity!)
It's looking pretty good, even though the lack of trim around the doors looks a little...unfinished. With any luck, we will have more to show next week.
What's on my needles: Besides the Dogwood Blossoms Cardigan, now the BSJ for Soren.
What's on my iPad: The Knit Wits Podcast is back! Still reading Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse.
What's in my wine glass: Amberhill Secret Blend Red, Vintage 2010. This rivals "Two-buck Chuck" for a great inexpensive wine!
Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the MacBook, using the iPad for photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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