Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Happy 2009!!

When I posted a few weeks ago I had a sneaky suspicion that it might be a while until I posted again. The holidays were nice and peaceful and snowy, but my whole family ended up coming down with the flu, so we didn't get out to do much! Plus I got a new camera for Christmas and it's taken me some time to get around to figuring out how it works and installing the new software on my computer, but I'm excited to start playing with it now!

I participated in Barbara's angel swap and Barbara sent the most amazing angel to me - she's filled with sand at the bottom and stands up so nicely! She took good care of us all while we were under the weather. Right now she's taking care of my straw goat under the tree - he seems to have come down with the flu, too! I've decided I'm never going to take the tree down - it's so beautiful!!

I haven't done any sewing to speak of, but I did receive some great decorator weight fabric, lots of thread, buttons, rickrack, etc., so stay tuned! There has been quite a bit of knitting while lying around on the couch watching movies - mostly not-quite-finished-yet holiday and birthday gifts for this year. Here are a few photos of the ones that are for folks who don't read my blog (more information on Ravelry, if you're interested).

10 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love the colours of the socks. My absolute favorites!

THey look brilliant.

floribunda said...

wow -- is that blue hat made from self-patterning yarn, or is it really done with three separate yarns? It's lovely!

Anonymous said...

I like the socks and the yellow/orange hat a lot! But they all look great!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

so sorry to hear that you all had the flu - that just sucks. Happy 2009!

The Burns Family said...

Hey I am glad you are feeling better. Just looking through your blog, the the Sassy Apron blog. Notice you haven't said you recieved your apron yet. It shows it was delivered Dec. 19. Please confirm that you received it. Thanks your swap partner - Kristiina - burns052700(at)hotmail(dot)com

Guðrún said...

I am sorry to hear that your family got flu during the visit to you.

Magpie Sue said...

Ooo, I love the blue scarf/boa on the star! Someone's going to love that!

karenfae said...

so many quilters seem to be knitters too, I have seen so many mittens and hats & scarfs on quilting blogs - I will have to take this up I know the basic stitches knit/purl but do not read a pattern and mix them up - maybe I should learn :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Ruth's Place said...

Sorry to hear that you have been ill. Your hats look great.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the knitting.... wow.... great colors.