Monday, November 28, 2011

Tuesday night S&B

Are you knitting your little heart out yet?I've been pretty busy here.Trying to keep up with the holidays is a full time job.

This is not the time to start new projects,however, this sweater has been calling me for awhile now and once the next 4 weeks are behind us I might put it on my "just for me"list. For now decorating for Christmas is my priority. Christmas parties seem to be in full steam ahead mood. I have several days with 2 parties that I really should be going to. Every day is filled with the magic of the season.

Another reason to be excited is the Grand Opening of a friends new shop.That's right with all that's going on she has opened a handmade gift store. Her personal specialty is little felted people and holiday decor.

This was one of her Halloween pumpkins. Absolutely darling!!!Check her out I'm sure she has something for everyone.

And.............she asked ME to bring some of my knitting to the shop. How awesome is that!!!So,my little Christmas ornament sweaters and.......
my fingerless gloves are now in a shop. Isn't that just the greatest?? Beaming like a new mother over here...............said the hobbit.

Friday, November 25, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

Everyone told me that turkey would make me it Friday already?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Here in New England

I know ...........It's been a bit crazy here in New England. The past month gave us the strangest weather. We had hurricanes and snow storms that have kept us hopping. First you struggle with flooding than just when you think things have settled and you expect to enjoy the fall foliage along comes a snow storm that cuts power and disrupts life all over again.
This is my friends back yard. That is an ash tree growing at that crazy angle for the past 200 years. It measured 92 feet high. Pretty impressive.

During the snow storm a loud crack was heard ...........and down came the tree.
It filled the yard with its massive size. That's the barn where it took a large chunk out of the roof. The barn and home were built in the 1700. It is what we call a post and beam. Even with that kind of damage it still stands strong.

I'm amazed at the unbelievable construction that was done in that time period. Well all that is cleaned away now but, something about that barn and the tree falling on it reminded me of just how strong our family is becoming.I rarely speak of things that are happening out in the big world but like many othercommunities this has been a growing year for all of us. Time to prioritize what is important and keep our focus where it belongs. This week is Thanksgiving and those that can will gather round our small table and give thanks that we are healthy and able to take care of each other. I hope your Thanksgiving is warm and cozy and overflowing with good food and lots of love.......................said the hobbit

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

If she thinks I'm giving up this wool blanket ................don't even think about it,Hobbit.

Friday, November 11, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

Look at me needles!!!!!! I'm amazing!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

The weekends here! snow and temperatures near 60 degrees. I'm exhausted, I think I should nap now. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday night S&B

Still addicted to socks...........our group just can't seem to stop making them. This whimsical pair was made by Cynthia S.

A closer look at the butterfly gives you an idea of just how talented this girl is.
Of course we are working hard at getting that second knit-along carriage blanket done. Follow through is always a problem with my projects. I'm committed to getting a second one done and I'll be writing myself a note every week with a reminder to keep at it. Is this just me?? Does anyone else out there have trouble with finishing what they started??

Cynthia H. finished her second pair of socks and is now on to mittens and hats for her winter donation. Tonight we are off to Betty's for our get together. She has a new kitchen and we are going to give it the official S&B blessing...............should be a great time.