Sunday, January 22, 2006

Finally

Isn't there a song? I think so. It has been so long since I posted on my blog that I am almost forgetting how!

Christmas was wonderful and everyone loved, loved their knitted gifts. They all fit and that is the main thing..especially if they are loved!!

On New Year's Eve day, Ali, my 8 yr old gd and I decided to dye some white, alpaca yarn. It was lots of fun and although we ignored the advice of wearing rubber gloves, we eventually were able to sport our flesh again!
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Ali thought maybe CSI might wonder "where the body would be", if they saw our hands as we used varying shades of red/rose/pink to get some nice colours.
THis is my first experience at dying with Kool Aid so we were both doing it for the first time. Always fun to do unique things with the grands
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The yarn is now (some of it at least) being knit into a pr of socks at A's request. This alpaca yarn doesn't seem to be plied all that tightly and I wonder why, you can easily find the 2 plys separating alot of the time. Annoying...
Knitting continues as does some sewing. I finished a suit for myself today for work. My new job is going extremely well and I love it! The atmosphere is positive, inspiring and generally a great place to spend 8-10 hours each day! Strategically this company is very well positioned and that is also very important as you look at the longer term!

I am in the middle of knitting a "horse sweater" for A. She has wanted something with a "horse on it" for quite some time so although doing intarsia isn't my favourite, who can say no to their grands? Not this Grammy!

Well if you continue to read my blog (all 2 of you) thanks for your support.
Hope 2006 is a bright and happy one for you and yours.

4 Comments:

Blogger Patti said...

I am sure there are more than two of us. Glad you had fun with the dyeing. Food coloring works good as does easter egg dyes. I get them when they goe on sale cheap after easter.
Have fun.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Cara said...

I've been dying (pun intended) to do some Kool Aid dyeing. I've got some knitpicks dye your own in the stash - I keep thinking I'll do it with my niece and nephew, but I think they might be a bit young.

Your grandaughter is beautiful and so enthusiastic!

That's just wonderful that you've found a job that you like and can be proud of - so, so hard in this world. Good luck with it!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

It looks like you and Ali had a ball dying your yarn. It turned out great too! I might have to try that one day. *S*

I am so glad that you are so happy with your new job! If anyone deserves a fun, positive place to work it is you!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

12:20 PM  
Anonymous grumperina said...

Hi, I just saw a picture of your completed Sharfik, and it looks fantastic! Are you interested in having it appear in the gallery? (http://www.grumperina.com/gallery.htm) If so, drop me an e-mail (grumperina@gmail.com)!

11:05 AM  

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