To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Whoo Boy!

That was not fun. I have the lingering cough, but otherwise, I'm back to normal. Thanks to each of you for the good wishes in the comments and via email. That was very kind of you and much appreciated.

Miss M received her leggings, but sadly, not her hat. Huh, I should remind you that I haven't been knitting all that long so there are things I didn't know, but I do now after many frustrating attempts to get the hat to work. Really, the pattern is so simple, but I didn't know that Stockinette Stitch in-the-round is different than on a flat piece. I tore that 'lovely' hat out at least 1/2 a dozen times before I took the whole darned thing into my LYS and begged for help. The clerk was gracious, if you can count laughing at me as being gracious, and quickly explained my troubles. So, it's still on the needles, but I'm hoping it will be done in a couple days and then I'll be able to take a picture of Miss M in her leggies and her hat. I also have to mention that I did the leggies in my incorrect version of the Stockinette, but it actually worked out for the better because there is a lot of up and down stretch to them and she'll be able to wear them longer. And yes, she loved them.

I managed a walk or two in the woods during my sick spell. I didn't see any wildlife, but that was probably because my constant cough scared them away. This might be the last of the fall pictures. There's nothing left on the trees so I'm waiting patiently for the snowfall. I'm envious of those of you who have already received your first snowfall.

When I was nearly recovered and no longer contagious, I spent a few precious hours at my favorite pottery show. Will you look at this pretty little piece?

My goodness, she just jumped in my basket and insisted on going home with me. How was I to tell her no? As soon as I brought her in the house she climbed right up on the table and nestled in next to the pumpkins and a pretty little bowl that shares the same color blue glaze. It's as if she were meant to share my home.

Added: I just found this via Flip & Tumble. Check it out....very cool. Anyone know how to play the piano?


  1. I love that video! I would probably play a song if I came across stairs like that :)

  2. I am so glad you are feeling better! That pottery piece is gorgeous...I can see how you couldn't resist her!

  3. No snow here either (Ohio), December seems to be the month it really hits us.

    I'm so glad you are feeling better! Sounded like a rough ride. Love the little blue pottery you bought. so pretty!


  4. is she a vase or one of those lovely candle heaters?

    i am glad you are feeling better and thanks for the tip that the stitch is different in the round. had no idea (beginner knitter here).

    oh and your comment on my blog...i know a handful of lilys of various ages. our most loved is 2 year old lily, AKA lillian megan. i love your name!

  5. Nicola - she's a vase and she flaunts it quite well. No flowers to hold since I've put the gardens to bed, but just you wait til next year. By the way, Stockinette in the round is all knit. I was told it wasn't the actual stitch that mattered but how it made the item look. oooooooh, that makes sense. lol