Thursday, April 12, 2012

Finished Hoodie Vest

I finished my lacy sweater vest! I really like how it turned out, and I have received tons of compliments already.


 I used Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool, purchased at JoAnn Fabrics, which made this very affordable. This is pure virgin wool containing natural oils. I am not sure the oils are still in the wool after I washed the pieces to block them. I bought 4 skeins to make sure I would not run out, and didn't even start on the 4th skein. Don't worry, though, I have plans for the other skein.

I decided not to start a new knitting project until I finish a couple of UFOs/WIPs (UnFinished Objects or Works In Progress). I am working on the black lacy shawl, and should be able to finish that within a week. I have about 6 more inches of knitting.  I have 5 guild projects to finish, beading heart, the sudoku puzzle, a surface embroidery angel ornament, a set of 3 biscornu, and my needle book.  I want to get re-started on my TAST sampler. The chemo caps are an on-going knitting project too. And I have the scarf set I promised my cousin. I don't promise to finish all of these before I start a new knitting project but I can make a good dent in the list. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Weekend

We had a very nice Easter weekend, even though it was very busy. On Friday I ran to pick up the kids, and was able to shop an estate sale. I picked up these "day of the week" dish towels in Spanish. Aren't they cute!?  Friday is missing, but they are not the same chores as usual on English DOW dish towels.


So then on Friday night, of course we had Good Friday services, always very meaningful. Then this year there was an extra service for Holy Week. The oldest member of our church passed away this week, and the service was on "good Saturday." I think that might be the best day of the year for a funeral, since we are in between death and resurrection until Jesus returns.

Then of course, we had Sunday services, celebrating new life. Here are my two sweeties all dressed up. Aren't they getting big?


C helped me make the cake for dessert. I covered up her pretty dress with the apron my mom sent me: she loved it! Look at that face. She didn't take it off until the cake came out of the oven.


(DD1 & C, and DD2 were here too, but I didn't get pictures. Thank you, girls, so much for your help in the basement. Everything is gone out of the alley, and there was a lot of interest at the thrift store for the horse and the dresser. I also dropped off 150 books at another thrift store. Like I said, it was a busy weekend.)