Saturday, November 26, 2011

Knitted Sweater

After I finished the knitted skirt for Lilly, I decided to work on a cardigan for Dixie. She grew faster than I could finish that last sweater. Hopefully, by the time another grandbaby comes along I'll have finished it!

I loved the colors in the yarn and finally found a pattern I liked well enough to begin a project. I picked the Precious Heirloom Cardigan pattern by Lisa Ellis which I found in the Love of Knitting magazine (Winter 2011 issue). The yarn is from the Deborah Norville Collection Everyday Soft Worsted in Nursery made by Premier Yarns.

The pattern called for Cloud 9 in white by Cascade Yarns which contains a fair amount of Angora. I managed to snag up some Cloud 9 in pink from a fellow Ravelry knitter. Thank you, Bethe! One of the next projects will be using this same pattern but for Lilly this time. I do have to make something for Jassmine or she'll feel left out that Grandma isn't making anything for her. :(

I've gotten to the point where the back is on stitch holders until the two fronts are finished then they will be joined and the sleeves started.

Here are some photos.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

So much to be thankful for

There is so much that I'm thankful for today. Here are but a few.

Number 1--I'm thankful to be alive and that my cancer is in remission.

Number 2--I'm thankful for my husband Phil. He works so hard to provide a home for us and put food on our plates. He is a good man. I couldn't ask for more.

Number 3--I'm thankful for my children and their families and that they are all healthy.

Number 4--I'm thankful my parents are still with me.

Number 5--I'm thankful for my mother in law.

Number 6--I'm thankful that my mother's cancer is not worse than it could have been.

Number 7--I'm thankful for my sister and brother, and for extended family and friends.

Number 8--I'm thankful for my doctors and nurses. They have lifted my spirits in terrible times.

Number 9--I'm thankful to live in the United States of America and to have the freedoms we enjoy.

Number 10--I'm thankful for two working vehicles that get us where we need to go.

Number 11--I'm thankful for friends I've met via the internet.

Number 12--I'm thankful for God's plan of salvation and for sending his son, Jesus, who died on the cross and rose again the third day, to save us from our sins.