Monday, December 7, 2015

Getting to be that time of year....

Yup, 'fraid so.  I've been knitting.  I finished the two front panels of Rowe.


And I'm now working my way through 422 stitches worth of ribbing -- for 8 inches.  Sigh.


I also succumbed to the Opal Sock Yarn Advent Calendar.  I've been opening a door a day -- each door contains a mini skein of Opal Sock Yarn!  I've been knitting a square a day from the yarn.  Such fun!


The pics were taken on Saturday.  I've since added Sunday's square with Sunday's mini skein.  (The top row on the blanket is what I've added so far.)  I'm not sure what I will do with the rest of the yarn on the skeins.  Probably knit them into the blanket too?  We'll see.  Each time, the square will look different, I think.

Thanksgiving has come and gone since the last time I posted.  The boy child came home on the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving, so we had an extra day with him.  Girl child came home on Thanksgiving Day itself.  So nice to have the kids home at the same time -- a rarity these days.


Boy Child let me cut his hair -- thank goodness!  Look at how long it was!


His hair will be shorter in the rest of the pictures.  lol!


The kids worked together and made mac and cheese from scratch.  Delicious!


The turkey, made by my sweet Father Type.


Yum!

All too soon, the kids scattered again.  The Girl Child left on Saturday, and we sent the Boy Child back to Boston on Sunday.



Not long till it will be Christmas break!  I'm looking forward to that.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.



26 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your sweater gets more beautiful with each post. So nice your children could be home together (and cooking). Your turkey looks amazing. The Christmas countdown has already begun. Miss Mia and the BoyChild--she is always happy to see him

Vickie said...

Wow! I wonder if I will ever see the day that my kids cook?! ;)
Your sweater is so wonderful!
Mia looks very, very content.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Sweater is coming along nicely. Thirty years ago I learned to knit cables. These days I don't imagine I would have my wits about me enough to give it another try! Your "boy child" all of a sudden looks very grown up! Looks as if you had a wonderful family Thanksgiving...just as it should be.
Have a great week,
Robyn

the Fairy Stitcher said...

beautiful knitting and yarn

Vera said...

Hi Margaret. Your sweater looks amazing...and love, love, love all that sock yar. You need to start making socks!! Sweet Mia - so happy to have her boy home. Glad your Thanksgiving was so nice. Not long now will the winter break - yay!!

Melissa said...

Your sweater is looking amazing, Margaret! Now that I am knitting again I can appreciate how addictive knitting can be! I love that advent blanket thing-y, very colourful!

Nice to catch up with your family photos, including Mia. Love that sampler wall!

Carol said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful family Thanksgiving, Margaret--it really is rare when the whole family can get together now that the "kids" are older, isn't it? I'm sure Mia was especially pleased with your son's arrival :) Did she recognize him with that longer hair?!

Lovely knitting and that mini-skein blanket is looking so cute. What a fun idea!

Hope your countdown to Christmas is going well--can hardly believe it's closing in so quickly!

Evelyne said...

Your sweater looking amazing! The blanket is so lovely.
Great to have the kids at home!

have a great week.
Evelyne

Ronin said...

How wonderful to spend time with the family. Love your sweater. Was it a Ravelry pattern? -if not can you please let me know where you got it. Would love to give it a go myself in ivory coloured wool.

Ronin said...

How wonderful to spend time with the family. Love your sweater. Was it a Ravelry pattern? -if not can you please let me know where you got it. Would love to give it a go myself in ivory coloured wool.

Penny said...

Seeing your knitting really really makes me want to be a knitter. Love the sweater and I'm really drawn to that colorful blanket - pretty! Very nice that you could all be together for that delicious looking dinner. What a difference in the before and after pictures of your son. :) And I always love seeing sweet Mia.

woolwoman said...

OH you are having such great success with your Rowe - wonderful progress Margaret ! I love your Opal sock advent - what a brilliant idea and fun too ! I love the progress on your mitered blanket. well I love your son's long hair but everyone needs a crop every now and then. Hope you've made him a nice hat to keep his years warm. My DH loves that Sockhead I made him. Take care and have a great week - Mel

Vicki said...

Sounds like you had a great time with the kids. It's always so special to have everyone home all together. Your sweater is awesome!

Edgar said...

Lovely knitting - and such a great colour!!! What a super time you had with the kids home!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

It is good to have the kids home, isn't it?
LOVE your sampler wall and your knitting is breathtaking as always.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That sweater is going to be lovely! I do like the boy child's hair shorter. He looks nice! Mia sure is enjoying him.

Annie said...

Nice heartwarming time for you. Your son's friends were probably so surprised to see him return with shorter hair. I like the look.

Love that sweater. It's going to be so warm. And the skein a day is such a fun thing to play with.

Mary Ann said...

Your sweater is continuing to look great, and I really like the blanket you are making with the mini skeins!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Mia and her boy....
Awww sweet memories being made and stored in the heart.
I always leave you with a smile, Margaret :)

Brenda in WI said...

As a knitter I love your sweater. I am a cable lover also. Love your blog. I am also a sampler lover and loved seeing your sampler wall. Love pics of your kids and Mia. You are a lucky lady.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Lovely post, Margaret! Always so nice to see the "kids" at home and your projects are beautiful! Your BC's hair was a tad longer than Matt's was when he finally cut it. I have to admit, he (Matt) looks a lot more respectable and mature with his hair short but I sort of miss it... he (as does your BC) had gorgeous locks.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Mia does love that boy child! I do love to read your posts. Your children are just adorable! Merry Christmas Margaret!

Brigitte said...

That sweater already looks gorgeous. And an Opal advent calendar with mini skeins of sock yarn, how cool is that. I love how you used them. All these squares look just gorgeous.
Oh my, that turkey just makes my mouth water and reminds me of last year's Thanksgiving that we could spend at my daughter's home. And my son-in-law cooked the turkey and we others all the other stuff. It was like in paradise for me :))

Jackie said...

I hadn't heard about the Opal Advent Calendar. What a great idea! Perfect for the blanket you're making. The sweater is looking FAB!

Poor Mia - her boy always leaves her!

Joy said...

I wish you could teach me to knit, your's is wonderful. I imagine there's never enough time with the kids. Have a happy day, Margaret!

Beth said...

Fun family time - but way too short I'll bet!