Ruana

Way last October I mentioned that my SIL asked me to knit a cardigan/poncho/ruana for her.

My progress so far – 200+ rows each side for the front with a few stitches added at the back neckline knit in a ribbed pattern for 15-16 rows.

I’m on the back half which will be approximately 200 +/- rows and 171 stitches for each row.

Nothing fancy as that is what she requested though I think pom-poms at the corners would be a great addition to add weight and interest.  My plan is to be finished with this by the end of the month…for mid-February at the latest.

The quilt is top is still unfinished but it’s down to the border pieces then the quilting…

Gift idea

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I’ve sent these delicious confections to family and friends for at least five years and will continue to do so each year.  Children LOVE this and adults have just as much fun.  Check out this post from a while back.

Note: I received no compensation from Saratoga Candy Company.  I like their products and thought you might, too.

 

I’m HOME

Yes, yes, yes, I’m back home!

But I can’t rest just yet.  Our daughter and family are coming here on Friday for Thanksgiving.  They will be here for the weekend then go to our S-I-L’s family for a few days and then head back to Colorado

It will be so much fun to see them again so soon (since I just left them) but I have a few things to do by Friday evening.

Are you expecting guests for Thanksgiving?

I’m leaving

Again.  It’s not such a long story and the details are unimportant.  I’m leaving on a jet plane…. to Colorado to take care of our grandchildren, granddogs (and grand chickens) for a few days.  Nothing serious happened, just a glitch and I’m so happy that I get to see them all so soon!

Mr. Aitch can’t go as we are in the midst of some home maintenance issues and someone has to stay home.

The grands will be in school Thursday and Friday, I just have to get them there and back home again.  We will have a great time on Saturday and Sunday. Mom and Dad will be home Sunday evening and I’ll be back in West, by God, Virginia on Monday.

It will be a whirlwind trip and I’ll be taking two knitting projects with me: Scrubby Sparkle and the fifth pattern in The Handmade Sock Society II. I’ll be using the Grumpy Gus yarn I bought last month to knit Sailing School Socks!