Wednesday, March 29, 2006


The contractions are regular but not strong enough to do the real work, but it looks like everything is finally happening and my next post should include a picture of my darling granddaughter. I spent my lunch hour walking with her through IKEA and hopefully that helped a bit. Time to get out the knitting and finish those socks!

Friday, March 24, 2006


Plyed but not set yarn from SP's roving gift and sock yarn from her Kpixie gift--lucky me! I have yet to decide what to do with the homespun maybe a hat or some mitts or even the cuffs from knitty. It's always nice to contemplate what do with the finished yarn.

Daughter still hanging in there but baby is giving her a very hard time. This little one is anxious to be born and while we are just as anxious to meet her, hope she waits just a while longer.

Monday, March 20, 2006


This is from the lovely roving that my Secret Pal sent in one of her fabulous packages. The colors are lovely and the perfect antecdote to a cold and windy day (yes does get cold here in California every now and then). I am not sure what the fiber is, but it spins very easily and is going to make some lovely yarn.

Daughter and granddaughter are still bonded and will hopefully stay that way for the next week and a half, if not longer. Her husband is home and that should help a lot. Helps me and Dooley at least. She was very sweet and sent me a gift certificate for a Spa day. I went yesterday and had a great massage, hand treatment, facial and aromatherapy session. It was wonderful and really picked up my mood.

Friday, March 10, 2006


Yesterday was my birthday--how many of those I have celebrated is not important--but a lovely day nonetheless. My staff feted me with a surprise birthday luncheon with way too many tasty treats, my family had a dinner and lots of presents and when I finally got home what did I find on my doorstep, but a package containing these two lovely books that I have been lusting after for ages. I love the inventiveness of Alterknits and am dying to try a crepe paper crown. The sock book has some very interesting patterns including some for the newest member of my family. And if all of this largess was not enough there was also a gift certificate from kpixie in my mail box this morning. Lucky, lucky me for having such a generous and very thoughtful Secret Pal!

Thursday, March 02, 2006


Tah-dah! Finally finished and it only took two months to get up the courage to trim the edges. I am not sure that these will ever be worn by an actual child. While they are the right length for an average six-month-old they do seem to be a tad narrow. They will probably end up on a shelf or in a drawer and be remembered as the cute shoes Nanny made. Fine by me--it's the process that counts and not the final use. And if they just happen to survive the years and the moths just maybe some future great or even great-great granddaughter will fit into these magic slippers.