Sunday, December 16, 2007


This is how my knitting basket looked this morning - stuffed full of finished, woven, blocked, sewn, and looped stockings! Yes, there are two that are still in progress and one yet to be started, but those are not for my family and the timeline on these was not to be finished by Christmas.

I thought all day about how to try to get them all in one photo - and then I thought of the big brick wall of the neighbors house that it in my back yard... To be nice I did use those hooks that come off the wall without leaving a mark. It was the perfect backdrop! (Or would have been had the tuck pointers done a better job...)

The first photo is all together. The next photos are how they will be gifted by household. First, the grandbaby and his parents - then my dad and his girlfriend and her dog - finally mr.sunneshine and myself. Last there is the skull stocking that I love, but currently has no place. I am
working on that...

I can't wait to get the other three finished and off to their new homes as well :) There is one stocking missing from all these photos and that is the red one that I am giving to my grandma for Christmas. She is doing better - attitude is improving (but feisty-ness never leaves) - and she will get home from the hospital Monday night. I told her she could open her present when she gets home, and that has been a good carrot to get her to try harder, do her therapy and such! I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers!! She is not out of the woods, but she is
making progress every day!

And on one other cool note, I had two of the knitters that were in my stocking class, drop by the store with their complete/almost complete stockings to show me. Both Nse and Anne did an amazing job - I was so proud!!

Happy Knitting

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Blocking stockings...

Mubs made it through surgery and through the night. Thank you everyone for your prayers and well-wishes!! I talked to her for a minute this morning, she was kinda cranky and not feeling well from all the drugs. I took cranky as a good sign - she has a sparky spirit. They are only keeping her in the hospital for 4 days, so I am just waiting to see how things go today - to see if I fly back to see her Sunday and Monday. She has such great friends where she lives, they are all stepping up to help her, which is so comforting since we all live far away. By Sunday, she will be surrounded with family as well. If you could please keep her in your prayers, I would be so grateful!

And on a lighter note, I leave you with the first batch of stockings blocking. Three of these will be send to Omaha tomorrow!

Happy KNitting!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

She taught me to knit...

My grandmother fell this afternoon and fractured her hip. She has been mentioned many times here and is the most wonderful woman. She was taking the neighbors trash can in and slipped in their driveway and fell. Thankfully, someone found her quickly and took her inside where it was warm and got her to the hospital. She goes into surgery tonight at 8. If you have any spare prayers or good thoughts you could send her way, I would really appreciate it. She is the strongest woman that I have ever met, but she is scared. She is the matriarch of the family and she could use more prayers and love then we can give.

Thank you so much!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Let the drama begin...

Sorry that i have disappeared, it has been a long and stressful couple of weeks since I last blogged!

There have been a couple really fun things too! Mr.sunneshine and I went Christmas tree hunting with some friends and bagged a great tree. The Ent gods pointed this one out for us to grab - we came to a clearing where everthing was shaded but this tree and the bottom 4 feet were dead. That was great for us, since our house doesn't have super high ceilings. Now its cut down to about 6.5 feet and looks great and the forest has one less dying tree...

I ripped back my ex-christmas stocking a bit and have my new one almost finished. I spent a couple hours weaving in ends yesterday, so I will be blocking the stockings for my grandbaby and his family tonight. I also started one of the two paid stockings that I am doing. I would like at least one of them to be done by Christmas.

Happy Knitting!