Saturday, February 27, 2010

FO: End of May Mittens

New Mittens! Hooray!

Pattern: End of May Mittens (rav link!)
Yarn: Cascade 220 & a tad bit of KP Palette for cuff
Needles: Size 3 dpn
Thoughts: LOVE!! Such a great pattern. Have had so many compliments from people. And hints that they may also like a pair of these amazing looking mittens. They are very warm and I love the brightness of the green. Or I just love green. :D I would absolutely make this pattern again.

Speaking of green, I've cast on for another Ishbel. In green. I'm really pushing to get it done for the end of the month so I can use it for Feb in my 10 Shawls in 2010 group but it's not looking promising. The loooong purl rows just slow me down way too much. There's got to be a faster way to purl! Well anyhoo, I'm loving the way it's coming out and can't wait to finish it and wear it everywhere.

Here's a photo of Duncan to finish this post. He's kind of cute, even though he woke me up at 5:45 this morning to eat.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Lack of Words

Yesterday I lost two of the most amazing people I know. My brother and sister-in-law were murdered in their own home. I don't really know what to say about it. I'm still in a state of shock and am trying to be strong for my father. He is the one that found them. I can't imagine the pain that he is going through. I know not many people actually read my blog, but for those who do, and perhaps those who just randomly come across it... please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. No matter who or what you pray to. And please don't let petty things cause trouble between you and your loved ones. You really don't know how much time you have left.

"If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again" I will never stop thinking of either of you.