Flag Day Knitter

Monday, December 24, 2007

Hope Santa is good to you

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 23, 2007


We finished, and it was a good thing. Our family present exchange was moved up to today. Whew. The boy is also glad we are finished. He was tired of us having him try them on repeatedly - repeatedly. He was the perfect double to the bro feet. Now I can knit the boy some socks too!

One more day of work (a shortened day) and then a leisurely Christmas morn. Ahh. I am so looking forward to it.

May all your Christmas' be bright!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Essential Socks for bro

A progress shot of a pair of socks for my brother - maybe for Christmas, maybe not. No pressure here. Mom and I are knitting these. Each knitting one. It was fun finding our gauge.... We found a perfect match with me on size US 2s and mom on US 3s. We are even getting the same row gauge - unheard of! We check every inch or so. We hope to get to the heel today before mom heads back to the ranch. We can work the heel/turn/gusset on our own before meeting up on the foot to make sure we are still "spot on" with our gauge. Yarn is a new one for me, Knit Picks Essential Tweed - Russet, which is more a rich chocolaty brown.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

a new babe

And another babe is born. She is a Christmas present for the daughter of a friend of mine. In fact for the little sister of the girl who has the ballerina babe. And of course the oldest sister (16 yrs old) wants one too!

Monday, December 03, 2007


When I moved here my brother told me that if I used an umbrella people would think I am a tourist. You see in WA we don't use umbrellas, not just for some "weather." That is what drizzly, spotty, scattered, showers are here. See midwesterners have billions of words for the wet stuff, here? just "weather." Well people we have been having some "WEATHER" here the last 24 hours! In fact :
Gov. Chris Gregoire declared a statewide emergency as the largest storm to strike the Northwest since last December brought hurricane force winds to the coast and torrential rains elsewhere, sending some rivers to their highest levels ever.
exerpt from the local news channel's website.

The weather report this morning warned of avalanche, mudslides, hurricane force winds, and flooding.
No foolin' !

thankfully me and mine are all safe and sound.

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Chloe out in the white stuff.

Crissy by her Christmas Tree. I made her a hat last night - none too soon! It's 33 out there,....must keep her warm :-)