Thanks to everyone on my finish of His Eye is on the Sparrow. I emailed Beth Twist, the designer, and she said I'm only the third person to finish the piece -- besides her and another stitcher. Pretty good, huh?
Oh, that reminds me. The person who finished before me used 28ct linen, and she also ran out of WDW Havana and GAST Caramel Corn. So you should get 2 skeins of those in addition to the ones mentioned on the chart. And I think she said she needed 3 skeins of the green -- WDW Oscar? -- that is listed as needing 2 skeins.
Enough of that though. As a reward for finishing, His Eye, I finally started this fair isle scarf I've been dying to start knitting. It's called the Walking Tour Scarf, designed by Dolly Donhauser. I got the kit for the scarf from the Feral Knitter website -- it uses Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift wool, lots of pretty colors. Here is my progress so far.
This picture doesn't show the ribbed edging -- it came out a bit too loose, but I'm not about to redo it. I'm enjoying knitting this one up. Part of why I like fair isle in particular is it gives you breaks once in a while with a row of plain knitting. Always nice to have a break once in a while!
Here is my last Fussy Cut Friday with two star halves, both mystery fabrics.
Next year, I will start making the white diamonds to go between the stars. I don't know if I will stick to Fridays or one a week or anything. We shall see!
The girl child arrived home Christmas Eve in the evening. So we were all set for Christmas morning!
If you're wondering what the Father type's new toy is, go to this website. The Father type and the boy child had a great time together playing with it. The boy child learned a lot about the audio type things that the Father type's toy involves, so the boy child could give his dad pointers on how to get the most out of his new toy.
And I was made a very happy mom when the girl child asked me to teach her to knit. Yay!!!!!
I got her started right away on a garter stitch scarf. She's gotten a lot done this Christmas break.
It's even longer than what's shown in the last picture!
I'm hoping the girl child sticks with it and becomes a fellow knitter. I would be thrilled if she does!
We had to go out for dinner for Christmas this year -- our stove broke at the beginning of the week and the replacement will be arriving today. So we went to our favorite diner for Christmas dinner, quite a change for us for Christmas.
(If I'm looking tired out, it's because I was still feeling the after-effects of that vertigo episode I had mentioned a couple of blog posts ago. We were having a good time!)
Then we went home and settled in to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas and Santa Claus is Coming to Town, both classics from us old folks's childhoods. It was a wonderful, family Christmas with lots of bonding time.
Mia got a toy for Christmas too. I'm not sure how much she likes it.
If you look closely, you can see the toy up in the air.
Mia was not best pleased by all the hubbub of Christmas morning.
Father type got this picture -- isn't it hysterical? She's got this look on her face that says "I hate this! Leave me alone!" lolol!
This will be my last post of 2014. What a weird thought -- a New Year is just a few days away!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a great week -- and a happy, healthy, wonderful 2015!