This year is designated to sweaters and recipients will include: two grandbabies, one toddler grandson, the Doc, and myself! Below is the yarn for my Virginia grandchildren and I'll cast on the pink for Brooklyn very soon. The family is moving very soon to the DC area and all are definitely going to need more winter clothes than they need in Houston.
Until we close on our new home in Colorado, we belong to this very active and very large parish in Centennial. It's actually too large for my and Jeff's preference but once we move further north, we'll find our niche. May God bless all teachers, and all Catholic School teachers.
Each family at St. Thomas More Parish was given a blessed candle for their home.
Of all the homes we've lived in, of all the homes we have purchased during our 38 years of marriage, this has to be my favorite! This home is in Corpus Christi, listed for sale in April 2010, and is our "summer home" since it is still on the market for sale. What fond memories I have of all the great things that happened during our five years there.
Yes, well, my floral Doc Marten boots are huge and yes, I admit to having narrow feet. However, I LOVE my boots! After all, I've worn Birkenstock sandals for the last 30 years!!!! No one wears boots and wool socks in Edinburg, Texas, or Corpus Christi, Texas!! Thanks to all the cables and lace patterns, my Eunice socks will help fill up my boots!
Such a good brother!! Those eyes of little sis sure indicate a longing for a piece of popcorn, to grab and taste the chapstick, and to touch and drool on all of brother's treasures. At five months, all she gets is a new hat!!
This is how the chart should have looked in the book.
Here is the Eunice sock chart that is all wrong! Unfortunately, I didn't check interweave.com for corrections before knitting the heel, looking at the pictures in Sock Innovation and trying to knit according to the picture.
Here's the heel of the first sock, the one I knit before searching for corrections. I chose to leave the heel as is, only have a few knit stitches where there should be purls. Two knitting friends had a hard time seeing "errors" in my work without my pointing out the area. Sock #2 will be knit according to the corrections.
Wow! What a delightful book! Little grandson added some other uses for me like: knit Rudolph hats, play slow/fast game, play scoop you, splash water when drinking from the water fountain, pull the wagon lots and lots with him as passenger, and "do this" on park equipment.
Brooklyn needs a new hat to wear around the city in her new home. It'll be cold in Washington D.C. but oh so pretty. My brother was born there but I don't remember much from those four years of residence. I did enjoy being a tourist when I was a teenager and then again, when attending a NCEA Conference in Baltimore as an adult. Lots to see!
You need a basic sewing machine, thread, and a pair (or one!) of knee high adult socks. I like socks with a bit of lycra in the fabric content. You will need about 4-5 minutes to sew the tights. Turn the sock inside out; measure down from the top to accomodate the doll's torso. It'll be roughly 4 inches.
Fold the sock flat, cut off the foot, and stitch down the center, twice, leaving a small space, about 1/8 inch, to cut open.
After stitching twice, cut the two legs apart.
Fold the foot as pictured and stitch across, twice.
Here's another view of the stitched foot.
Voila!! They're a good fit so some little hands might need help from larger hands to get these on the doll. They will NOT fall down!!
Here's another view of the foot when the tights are on the doll.
The Kids' Sewing "Girl's Skirt" class is this afternoon and I found a doll pattern that is so similar. Doll Patterns are usually $14.95 but they are on sale this week for a mere .99. At $14.95, I usually take time to draft my own! Can't wait to be able to spread out and sew, sew, sew!
I love being married to the absolute best companion for life. I love being Mom, and now a Gramma. Grandbaby #2, a darling blonde chatterbox arrived on August 14, 2010. Grandbaby #3, a little boy, arrived on July 12, 2011. He is gorgeous! Baby sister arrived in August 2013 and what a beautiful baby! The most recent arrival is Augustine, 5th grandchild, born January 2014. Life is so good!