Tuesday, December 29, 2009

the trouble with Christmas knitting....

you're so busy trying to get it finished in time (and in some cases mailed to England) that you forget to take pictures! As well as the gifts I sent home to England, I knit a cowl and some mittens for my neighbor/friend, a golf club cover for my father-in-law to add to his stocking, and I forget to take pictures of them. I'm hoping that some of the recipients might send me some 'modeled' shots of their 'wears' but I don't know when that will be. In the mean time I do have a picture of my sweet Mam not quite modeling her shoulder wrap....

I mentioned on my daily blog that my dear Mam had her pacemaker replaced a few weeks ago but due to some complications she was in hospital for 3 weeks instead of just a few days. I thought she might not even get home for Christmas. And of course not being able to get to England and be with her just breaks my heart. She came home two weeks before Christmas and is still having some 'not so good' days. She spent all day Christmas Eve in bed, not feeling very well at all. The above picture was taken on Christmas day at my sisters. She's 84!

I mentioned in a previous post how 2010 would be all about ME when it comes to knitting.... can I be honest and say I think I've changed my mind! Honestly, I love knitting small gifts for others (and sometimes not so small when you think about the cabled throw) that I just don't want to stop. I've already cast on for this .... (haven't taken a pic yet, so this is from Ravelry)

It's the beautiful 'Fresco Basket Whip Cowl (Ravel it HERE) I'm using some Caron Simply Soft that I have in my stash in a lovely soft blue color. I'm just about finished, so in a few days I should be able to post pictures. I'm not even sure who it will be for yet, but there are plenty of gals I have in mind. I won't even say here who it's going to be when I decide (they might be reading!). I've got lots of little nephews and nieces I can knit for too (actually they're the kiddies of my nephew and nieces!) so I'm browsing all my knitting books and magazines to see what I fancy casting on next. If I knit for everyone in my family back home in England it should keep me busy for most of the year ;-)

8 comments:

lucky knitter said...

Glad your sweet mom got to enjoy Christmas day. Can't wait to see the cowl. The pattern looks beautiful. Happy New Year!

amanda said...

Happy New Year Denise!

Hope your mum is on the mend now. She looks very happy with her shawl.

Gigi said...

Oh your little mom is so sweet looking. Bet she loves the wrap you made her.
Love the cowl too. I'm on a real cowl making binge lately. I love the way they stay put -- unlike scarves that are always falling off or getting in your way.
Blessings,
G

Anna said...

Happy New Year! I hope your mum is well on the road to recovery now -she certainly looks happy with her shawl! I wish you all the best for 2010.

Sam said...

Hope your Mum is getting better. Wishing you the very best for 2010!

Kara said...

Your Mam is a sweetheart. I hope she is doing better.

Love to see what you do in 2010.

kv said...

happy new year to you and your whole family denise! and knit for whomever you wish!!!

a friend to knit with said...

oh, denise! i hope you mom is feeling better!
and i wish you all the best for 2010.

btw: NICE GIFTS!!! :)