Sunday, August 14, 2016

Year of Projects - August 14 - 20



Well I did get 31 squares done for my sock yarn blanket before I left for New York, so that is one thing.

I did swatch for my husband's socks using Briggs and Little sport yarn, so I am ready to start knitting on the airplane on Tuesday night.

I am about 20 rows in on my C2C blanket which I worked on during the five hour flight last Thursday - although it seemed for every two rows I had to rip one out because I was watching movies, and learning to crochet this pattern needs attention.


By the way - watch the movie Eddie the Eagle - it is such a lovely film.

Mostly though I have been celebrating with part of my extended family my Aunt's 100th birthday.

Such a wonderful four days, not much knitting, but lots of love and joy, laughter and stories.



I am the one on the left!




15 comments:

  1. 31 squares is great!!! So glad you could go and celebrate!

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  2. Keep smiling...Eddie is on my tv this week, so will check it out... Xxx

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  3. Is this a picture of your aunt who is 100?!? If so, she looks incredible. You both are simply glowing.

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  4. aww, sorry to hear about the frogging. I do that too when I am watching netflix. I usually find myself holding my hook/needles frozen because I'm so sucked in but when I try to work and watch I usually end up frogging. I really want to knit another pair of socks and I ordered some! It is self striping and omg so perfect for me. It is acutally my first REAL yarn lol so I need to order a yarn winder and swift. I can't wait until it gets here so I can figure out what I'm going to do. I really want to make a sock yarn blanket too now. I like the idea of a "memory" blanket using left over yarn.

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  5. Oh, I completely forgot to mention that you look great and so does your aunt! Wow, what a milestone! I'm so glad you were there to spend it with her.

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  6. Your Aunt looks incredible, many belated birthday wishes to her. Great job on being so organised and on top of the projects even with all of that partying going on.

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  7. 100! She doesn't look it tho I am not sure what 100 is supposed to look like.... she is very classy looking and I see the family resemblance You both have lovely smiling eyes ;-)

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  8. These are lovely pictures of you and your aunt. She is doing really well for 100!
    You are doing so well with your projects and I am sure will catch up when you get back home.
    I watched Eddie the Eagle recently as well, and it was a lovely film. I remember him so well, he was a national hero over here (you know how we always love the underdog)! ;-)

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  9. You both look so so beautiful. A Hundred for her! Fabulous So much to teach us. The elders are wise wise wise

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  10. 100 years.......imagine all she has seen in her lifetime! Sounds like you had your yarn and needles/hooks ready for travel too.

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  11. Wow, look at your aunt! You must have good genes! And 31 squares is fantastic all on it's own.

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  12. Wow, look at your aunt! You must have good genes! And 31 squares is fantastic all on it's own.

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  13. Lovely photo and what a wonderful thing to be able to celebrate.

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