Saturday, January 10, 2009

Belated Family News

I am a bit belated in sharing our joy at Christmas. Yes, romance is alive and well in the world. DD Emily and boyfriend, Steve, became engaged on Christmas Day in CT. It was a very traditional proposal, complete with asking her Dad the week before and then down on one knee in front of the whole family, Steve proposed to Emily. What a brave man! Here is a photo of the happy couple on Christmas Day.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year and Some Finished Projects

Happy New Year! I have some finished projects to report. I finished the afghan for Emily, using a basic mile-a-minute pattern my Mom taught me years ago. I think Emily is happy with the afghan and it will look nice on the back of her couch as well as be warm and cozy for the winter. I used Vanna's Choice yarn. The center of each strip is "Dusty Green" and they are edged in Black.

While we were in CT for Christmas, I gave my Aunt some items to turn over to the battered women's shelter. I made some sweaters for children, scarves for the ladies, and some ziploc packets with washcloths, small soap and shampoo.

Last, but not least, I finished my Weaver's Wool Mini Shawl. This was knitted in Caron's Simply Soft, "Gray Heather".