Monthly Archives: December 2012

Monday Project Report – Chip’s Fingerless Gloves

The one thing Chip asked for before Xmas was a pair of fingerless gloves.  So we did some research, found a pattern that used a worsted weight yarn, picked out the yarn (Madelinetosh Vintage in Van Dyke Brown) and then … Continue reading

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Illuminating Blogger Award – Who, Me?

So something kind of amazing happened to me the other day. A very wonderful and beautiful writer/blogger nominated my little blog for the Illuminating Blogger Award. Wow. Dre, who writes Grackle & Sun is someone who I feel very close … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – Mom’s Sauce and Meatballs – YUM!

I am not Italian.  My Mom is not Italian – but she always wanted to be – so she married an Italian and learned how to make Italian spaghetti sauce from her mother-in-law and passed it on to the rest … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Update – Too Small Toothless and Funky Wrapping

Today’s blog post is a quicky since I have to gather the family and get to Chip’s sister’s house for the family celebration today, but I wanted to post quickly because – well – for a change I have time … Continue reading

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Monday Project Report – Dead Fish Hat and Star Wars Hat (the Dark Side)

Finally finished the “have to finish before Xmas” hats today.  I still may knit one or two more before Xmas but I don’t have to knit them.  They are just bonus.  Also, I have an idea for how I am … Continue reading

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Three More Hats – Heading for the Finish Line

Yes, there is a hat making frenzy going on around here. Today I have not one, not two, but three hats to show you.  Don’t worry, we are getting near the end of this (though I am thinking that, if … Continue reading

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Gingerbread and Piggy Mitts!!

Where were their parents!!! Every year we go to the Holiday Faire which is put on by my oldest son’s grade school because it combines a warm family atmosphere, good food, wonderful crafters and a great gingerbread house auction of … Continue reading

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Monday Project Report – Claudia, Sea Urchin and Shades of Hogwarts

Project life has been centered around hats lately. This is what happens when you don’t start your holiday/gift list until Thanksgiving. Sweaters were NOT going to get done before the holidays so I started on hat production. Today I am … Continue reading

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