Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sweater, Sweater, Mitts!

I think it's a little like "Duck, Duck, Goose!"...for knitters...right?!? Let's play!

Sweater (baby owls on a baby sweater!)...

Sweater (dog sweater on the cat...but not "on" the cat...she would not approve, and I am not that brave)...

Mitts! (I know...you've seen them before, but not alongside little sister's sweater!)...

Sweaters and mitts, so I won't have fits, when it's brutally cold outside (temps ranged from 0-7°F on my drive into work this morning...brrrr!)

Now that I am back inside, safely (and warmly) at my desk, I'd better stop blogging and get to work! I hope that you are warm, wherever today takes you!

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The rest of the story...flexibility

I mentioned on Wednesday that I've had to be flexible lately, and that has not changed. My boss was recently hospitalized, then diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer (no, he never smoked...not a single cigarette, ever). As you might imagine, this means a few more hours for me in the office, and (because I am the secretary of my church) out of the office, too. I am totally ok with that, but it has left me less time to knit and to blog. And again, I am ok with that. There is still knitting, but I tend to go for simpler, quicker projects these days, like fingerless gloves for my favorite 3-year-old:

If you are the praying kind, please pray for my boss, Tim. He is my minister, friend, mentor, boss, and brother in Christ, and one of the most extraordinary men I have ever known. And pray for our church members and leaders. Many have taken on extra responsibilities, most unpaid, to keep things up and running, and many are simply so stunned by the news that they aren't sure what to do next. There have been many days in the last two weeks that I have been unsure of what to do next, so I just keep going...praying and knitting to get through the uncertainty of what comes next. The owl-y baby cardigan I've been working on is a little more complicated, and it reminds me that I know "Who?" holds the future of all of it.

Thank you, in advance, for your prayers and good thoughts. Thanks for being a reader of the blog, and for keeping up with what's going on in my pretty knitty life. Thanks for your understanding if the blog happens along late, or short, or not at all in the next few weeks. Finally, thanks for stopping in to read the blog today, and each week.

Knit in Good Health.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Being Flexible...

My week, so far, has been all about flexibility. If only I were as flexible as Peanut...

Even so, I have memories of Sweet Pea baby snuggles,

and new hats for Big Girls

to keep me going! I am sure that I will tell you about our recent trip to see the grandkids (Did you see that? It's plural now!), but for now, this is all I've got. I guess I'll just take one more moment to distract you with BABY TOES!!!

I hope that you are finding time to knit and to breathe in two-thousand-fifteen! Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I'm Outta Here!

So, my son sent me this photo, and he said, "Open arms waiting for a hug." 

and I have finished a sweater for those arms...

...a sweater with mitten and hot cocoa buttons.

Do I really need to say anything else? 

You know where I'll be, and I'll tell you all about it when I have more pictures to share. Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stuck in the Middle (of the week)

This has been an interesting week. I haven't made it to see Sweet Pea in person (yet), but there are plans afoot. Still it's only just mid-week, and most of our visits happen on weekends...so for now, how about I show you some knitting? :)

First up, a finished cardigan for a sweet little miss...

Not one of my granddaughters, but a dear friend at church. She was also the recipient of the stripey socks you saw last Wednesday! I know it's big for her now, but I can't wait to see these little buttons on that sweet baby!

And then another cardi on the needles! This one for a young man (very young, at age one!) at church that I never did get around to knitting a newborn size for...Who? is it for?

Yes, I just love that cabled owl motif! I've put it center back, at the waist, and I'm also carrying it up next to the button bands. There aren't many pics yet, but that one is a pretty good representation of how the knitting makes me feel...warm and cozy, with a hot cuppa joe at the ready on a cold winter's day!

There was more, but I've been lax with the photos lately. Maybe I can make up for that on Saturday. In any case, thanks for stopping by for your mid-week "Pretty fix," and Knit in Good Health!