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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Little Birds

I had put off using my USM to make certain types of stitches like stranding and intarsia. After watching Cynthia and Cheryl's videos I decided that I would give it a try. I knitted an earflap hat using Cheryl's "little lice" instructions. However, my daughter requested that I used the term "little birds" given the problem that the name may cause problems when the children wear the hats to school.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blooper for Zero!

Zero requested a Blooper earflap hat... I never say no to him (according to CoCo)...

He had to put on his Mario shirt for the pic!
My ZachARoni had to have one too!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rectangle Vest

Well I finally did it... I made something. It has been 7 months since I have knitted on The Beast and yesterday I decided to take the plunge. It is not like I haven't wanted to, I just didn't have the want to want to. I haven't wanted to do much of anything for a very long time. Just getting out of bed and sometimes getting dressed or brushing my hair is a feat in itself.
I was, as always... skulking around the USM group site on Facebook and after looking at a pair of socks that Joan had knitted on the USM and I felt a spark of inspiration. I felt an overwhelming need to get back to the things I love to do. Later I received a precious message from Joan which really blessed me. She may never know just how timely that message was and how much her kind words meant to me. 
I hear so many people complain about Facebook... and yes, many of their complaints are valid... but I for one can say that Facebook has been a blessing in my life. 
I have times that there is no way I can leave the house and for sure cannot be around people for fear of breaking down. Facebook has kept me in touch with dear family, old friends and offered me many new friends that chat, play games, knit, crochet, and yes even share the burden of grief that comes from the loss of a loved one.