December 27, 2008

Christmas knitting

Posted in Knitting at 12:33 pm by dianelaces

019Well, here it all is (clockwise):

Helmetliner for Ted

Sheldon with lion costume and bumblebee costume for Madalynn

Green baby alpaca neckwarmer for Grandma

Pink baby alpaca neckwarmer for Mom

Kittyville hat for sister

Mug cozy for mother-in-law (coffee drinker extraordinaire)

Socks for Uncle Ron

I think everything went over well.  Sue didn’t make it here on Christmas Eve, so Audrey took her gifts home with her.  Hopefully she likes the hat – I liked it and I don’t wear hats!  Madalynn liked Sheldon; she immediately wanted his shell changed for the bumblebee costume and later we found him naked in the sink of her play kitchen having a “bath.”

I made a little story for Sheldon; below are some of the photos that Ian took to illustrate it.  (Click to make them bigger.)  We are really going to miss Sheldon at our house!

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Here’s my personal favorite:  Sheldon is a very curious turtle!



December 22, 2008

Still knitting…

Posted in Knitting tagged at 9:24 am by dianelaces

Still no photos, still knitting on the Christmas presents! Sewing on buttons will complete two projects tonight. An evening of watching the Bears & Packers game should finish one more project tonight. And the last one isn’t needed until Christmas Day, so I can knit even when my company is here on Christmas Eve.

Looking at the weather and expecting lots more snow during the holiday. Hopefully everything will work out for travel.

December 4, 2008

Early Christmas

Posted in Knitting at 6:05 pm by dianelaces

I’ve been doing my Christmas knitting, but can’t post any photos just in case my family is peeking!  We did have early Christmas at Thanksgiving with Dad & Dianne since they are travelling.



Here are some dish cloths and a potholder that I knitted for Granny Mil for her gift.  She is having her kitchen redone, so it’s always nice to have some new things.








Ian (on trumpet) and his cousin Thomas (on bassoon) gave a small concert for us after dinner.  They played some songs together, some individually, and ended with an encore of “Jingle Bells.”