Friday, July 20, 2007

In honor of Harry Potter being released tomorrow, a gift for my grandson to go along with his long awaited book

Miss I's White "Girlfriend's Swing Sweater"

Miss I's Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille Poncho in Scuba (yarn seceted by her, it's soft and cozy and HARD to work with)

So as you can see, although I've been absent, my needles have been flying, and I'm trying my best to keep the yarn industry alive and well. I finally invested in a ball winder and swift (all I need now is to be sitting in front of the hearth, in a rocking chair, and a huge black kettle bubbling away over the fire). I also was compelled to buy a blocking board ( I did think of making it, but decided it more cost effiecient if I just purchassed it). We were away on holiday in the Spring, I will post pictures and perhaps someone will guess our destinations. While away, Calamity Jane fell and broke my front teeth, had two black eyes and a fat lip ( I looked like a prizefighter). zour homecoming meant weeks at the oral surgeon and dentist---sounds like fun, no?? I brought back yarn, much to my husband's chagrin, my 8 year old granddaughter found yarn stalls at farmer's markets (who knew?). So Miss V choose yarn for a sweater she plans on wearing back to school on the first day, optimist that she is. I signed up for the Wallaby class, I'm working on three at once, five more to go!! Back to knitting the fourth poncho (second this week), my grandaughters won't freeze this fall.


Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Oh I don't know… I missed you. Sorry to hear about the injuries, anything involving the words oral surgeon sounds horrid. Your knitting is lovely. That Swing coat is especially adorable.

Lone Knitter said...

Wow! So many finished objects. I'm sure that your grandchildren love all of their new knitted items.

Calling on Kahlo said...

I love the HP scarf, did you knit in the round? I have completed one Gryffindor and I have the yarn for Ravenclaw waiting....for a while