The pattern is easy but requires really paying attention. And you can never start Christmas gifts too early!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
If you would like to get a closer look at what Moose is learning you can check it out at http://www.moosegoestoschool.blogspot.com
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Then we checked out the tractors. We were supposed to vote for our favorite.
This was it! Although, I don't know which one won. We didn't hang around long enough to find out.
This is the machine that applies the labels to the bottles.
After the fermenting and bottling, the cases of ale are stored in a warming room to finish the fermenting process. This room stays a toasty temperature between 75 and 85 degrees.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
We took a tour of the day room and two of the residents offered to model a poncho for photos. Nurse Angela helped Maria Loomis with her new "Loretta Lynn Poncho".
Elaine and I came away with a renewed sense of fulfillment that God worked through the hands of The Chicks once again. We knew we were doing something good with the gifts God gave us. And it warmed our hearts to see the dedicated staff at work at the center. God bless all of you.
And God bless you Chicks for all your time and efforts on making this wonderful donation. I'm so grateful to have you as my friends!
On another note, I finished my baby alpaca stole from the half price, sidewalk sale yarn from Manchester, VT. Of the 675 yards, I used all but 2 yards to make this cable and lace stole.
The finished, blocked size measures 17 inches by 72 inches.
Just the right size to wrap cozily around my shoulders.
I'm not wishing for cold weather to come too soon, but I'll be prepared when it does.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
All we could hear was the gentle clicking of our needles, a trickling fountain, and a little Latin beat background music.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Cascade wool is her yarn of choice.
Here are the three "Wooly Pulleys" that we've finished so far. The center one was made by Kathleen with the brown yarn. The black and grey helmet liners were knitted with Cascade 220 Superwashed wool.
Karen popped in right before we finished up for the day to show us her first knitted afghan. It's going to be a gift and we wanted to see it before she presented it. Karen is the "Crochet Queen" and we've all been encouraging her to get back to knitting. I think she proved our point that she can do a beautiful job!
The pattern is a favorite of ours, the Feather and Fan and Karen used an acrylic yarn.
I'm all out of yarn to make some more helmet liners. I think I'll take a run up to the store and pick up enough to make a few more.
In the meantime, keep those needles clicking!