Musings of a quilting librarian Grandma.



Thursday, July 19, 2007

Knitting Sweaters

I finally finished a garment that I can wear!
I made this cotton shell and it actually fits. I wore it to work and to knit night last week.
The pattern is Soleil from Knitty, I made it from Cascade Sierra that I got on sale at a LYS.
I love the lace along the bottom of the shell. It was fun to knit and looks pretty, too.
After I finished this sweater, I had the confidence to start a cardigan! It's a Nolo pattern, but I am using Berocco Ultra Alpaca in a lovely purple heather. So far I have finished the back and both fronts and have started the sleeves. I'm knitting them both at the same time, so that they will match.
How far I have come from all those scarves I made for Christmas 2005.
Last night I dreamed that 75 people came to Knit night! We had to meet in 2 meeting rooms and I was worrying about how long it would take for all of us to share our projects. Math in a dream--how boring!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

My parents recently celebrated their 60th anniversary, and we had a wonderful time!

They took the entire family, all 24 descendants and spouses, to Pete's Place in Krebs for a memorable meal. Our Norwegian foreign exchange sister sent an extra-special Norwegian wedding cake, a delicious almond cake with 18 rings.

Here's Mom & Dad with my little granddaughter Miss H., who is about to taste the Norwegian cake.