Friday, December 6, 2013

This Could Be Back East

The weather here in the Bay Area of California has been pretty cold this week,  I mean Back East/Midwest cold,  like 23 degrees one morning and 28 today.  People are getting out their credit cards to scrape the ice off their windshields; boy does that bring back memories!  Of course during the day it has been going up to 50 or so, but for us wimpy Californians, that's cold!  The weathermen/women here are having a field day - they are so excited to really have something to talk about!

Finished my Rascal Raccoon Pullover and I can't wait to see it on my grandson:


    That's it for now, stay warm everybody.


Check out Tami's blog to see what other knitters have been working on.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My Raccoon Sweater

It's the week after Thanksgiving and, surprisingly, there is a real feeling of accomplishment around here.  Our Christmas tree ( which my husband and kids cut down themselves!) is set up and decorated. Looking good! I have done most of my Christmas shopping and have actually wrapped many of the presents. The Christmas cards have been ordered, complete with pictures of our entire family. Now time for a little knitting.

I finished the scarf I was making for the Red Scarf Project which is part of Foster Care for Success and mailed it off last week.  I attached a note of encouragement to the young woman or man who gets it and I hope they enjoy it.  The yarn is Filatura de Crosa's Adhoc which is wool and alpaca and, hopefully, will keep them warm for a long time.


Unfortunately, not all my knitting projects have gone smoothly: the Rascal Raccoon Pullover was on time out for a week until I had time to redo the neckline - it was too small for my grandson.  I had hoped to have it done by now, but I just finished the backstitching which was time consuming, sewed on the button eyes and nose and now I just need to finish putting it together.


I picked up this book by Linda Greenlaw called The Lobster Chronicles.  It's about her  life living on a small island in Maine and working as a lobster woman.  Some of you may remember her as the woman who had her own swordfish boat in the movie The Perfect Storm with George Clooney.  Actually, she wasn't in the movie but the character was based on her.  It really is a cute book and I'm enjoying it.  There seems to be alot of interest in Maine this year and if you haven't gotten your fill, you may be able to find this at a used book store; I think it came out about ten years ago.


Have a good week everybody and check out what others are up to at Tami's blog.