Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I've been knitting. . .

. . . just haven't been taking photos! But first, great news about Mam, she came home from the rehab center yesterday and is doing really well. Hmm, some of you may not know she was even in the rehab center, well she left hospital a couple of weeks ago and agreed to go to an assisted living place for rehabilitation before going home. She is healing well and gaining strength daily, but still has to take things very slowly. I'm just glad she's home.

I had Ishbel II on the needles when I went home, didn't get much of it knit there because, well, you know, it's lace and you have to concentrate right! But I'm happy to say she's all done now... I went outside today to try and get some photos and wouldn't you know the wind picked up as soon as I did!

I also tried to get more shots of my first Ishbel, I tried the first one before the second one actually, which is why I only have one shot of the grey one!




That's one of our fruit trees it's hanging on, already blooming :-) I think it's an apricot, I really hope we get some fruit this year. We've only had the trees 3 years and so far not much yield!

Also off the needles (but I haven't taken pics yet) is a cupcake hat from Susan's Itty Bitty Book, and a sock just like these

which will be going away in my 'Christmas Gift' box as soon as I do the other one. I think I'm in the mood to knit myself a tank, now that Spring is upon us, I just don't know yet which one?


11 comments:

Kara said...

Glad to hear your mam is doing well! The shawls are wonderful.

Charity said...

So glad to hear your mam is healing! Ishbel(s) are lovely! :o)

Mary LeMaster said...

The shawls are beautiful!

Louise said...

I am so relieved to hear that your mother is doing well.
I've been checking your blog daily and was becoming worried.
I, too, am making the Ishbel. I am really enjoying it. I am using some fingering weight that I won at Stitches in Atlanta last spring.

kim said...

So happy to hear that your mom is doing better. Lovely knitting as always.

Gigi said...

Oooo, pretty Ishbel, Denise! I tried to make one a while back and kept messing up, so I gave up. Seeing yours makes me want to try again -- maybe ;-).
And so very glad to hear your mom is getting better and better -- yay!!
Blessings,
G

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I'm sorry to hear that your Mom is having some health issues. So nice that you were able to fly home and be with her and it sounds like she is stabilized and doing better now.

What a great pattern recommendation ~ two Ishbels!!! They are both beautiful - enjoy.

Ann said...

Your shawls are gorgeous. I have also knitted 2 Ishbel & it's a great pattern.

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

Great news about your Mam and the shawls are lovely as well. One of these days I'm going to get around to making a shawl -- just taking me awhile to clear out the other projects first.

amanda said...

Glad to hear your mum is on the mend Denise.

And I told you one Ishbel is never enough didn't I? :D

Shelley said...

Hello there - I just 'found' your blog and your header encouraged me I love that verse - I am a Christian too and a new knitter! I am from England and living in Canada - I am a Lancashire Lass lol - Glad I came across this blog - I'm going to have a look around - blessings - Shelley x