Friday, April 11, 2014

Shabbat Shalom

My grandson goes to a JCC preschool program in Denver and today is Grandparent's Day.  Here's grandpa hanging out with Forest, on his left,  and a good buddy of his in their classroom:


                                                                                 


We listened to a few books read to us by his teacher:

                                                                         

    
 We learned about making Matzah Ball soup:


                                                                 



We ate Challah bread and toasted with a glass of grape juice: Shabbat Shalom!


                                                                               


A nice time spent only with Forest.


On the knitting front; still working on my Little Wave.  Here are a few pictures:


                                                                           


The first sleeve and when I went to get my camera to take the picture, here is what I found:


                                                                             

Naughty kitty!  Not sure why the color is so off, it is more like the above picture.   Kitty and I had a talk about how to handle my knitting and here is the second picture of my sleeve:

                                                                                 


Good Kitty!

                                                                             

Have a great weekend and check out Tami's blog if you want to see what other's are knitting.

Shabbat Shalom!





                                                                   
                                                 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tudor Roses

I recently bought a copy of Alice Starmore's Tudor Roses,  a revised and expanded edition of the original published in 1998.  What a beautiful book to browse through, and although I imagine most of these copies will take their place as coffee table books, there are some very interesting (and challenging) knitted designs in here.  My favorite is Anne of Cleves.  This retails for 40 dollars but you can get it for alot less on Amazon.


                   
                                                                             






                                                                 

 

Here is my work in progress, the Little Wave; I have about 12 inches done and since it is knit in one piece, it is slow going for me.  Thank goodness for Audible books.  I'm listening to Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen  Oyeyemi which is an interesting story that incorporates elements of a fair tale (the stepdaughter is named Snow) into modern day events.



                                                                             



    
Have a great week and stay warm and dry!

                                                                    

Friday, March 21, 2014

A Simple Newborn Hat

One more finished baby hat for the new baby girl that is expected any day now.  This is Ginny Sheller's Simple Newborn Hat and I saw a version of this on the always interesting  chrisknits blog:


                                                                                                     


Here is Ginny's version:


                                                                                  



Fringe Association is a blog by Karen in Berkeley and I have been following it lately because it is so well done; the content is always interesting and she does a great job with her photos.  She recently posted from Vogue Live in Seattle and this picture of  Jared Flood's Channel Cardigan has me joining her in adding it to my must do list.

     
                                                                                 



Wow! Is that gorgeous or what!  All those details - will I really hang in there and do all that?  I would like to try.

Have a great weekend and check out what others are knitting on Tamis blog.