Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The All-Knowing Frisky Speaks

"Oh great and all-knowing Frisky, tell me what to do about my Manos sweater that is too long. Should I frog it?"

"Nay. Give it to my Nana."

"Oh yes, that is much better!"

"Of course it is, silly hooman. Next you must make her a Huckleberry Ascot. Except with picots instead of bobbles."

"Of course, Wise One."

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Handmade Holidays

For Mom: Breeze from Knitty

For Hubs: IK Holiday 2008 Aran Isle Slippers

For DS #2: Cabled Footies from OneSkein

For DS#1: (made this at Rhinebeck - just added the fleece lining for Christmas)

For my niece's American Girl Doll:

Last-minute Gift for Self, modeled on DS's perfectly round noggin :)

Ornaments: (the kids made these for everyone - very cute and easy to do)

And More Holiday Wishes from Frisky, hiding out under the tree with his handmade gift from Hubs's co-worker: a bunch of fleece stips knotted together securely to create a ropey thing with little ends hanging off all around. He is in love with it - a great gift idea for those doggies who have everything.

Also, thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts on my dad's passing. It has been a very difficult time. Thank god for family, good friends, and knitting - somehow we get through it, right?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

Wishing you a blessed holiday season, whatever your reason.

Friday, December 19, 2008


It's been a while - and a tough time for my family and me. My stepdad passed away very unexpectedly on November 30.

He was my kids' hero, my husband's buddy, and the light of my mom's life. I think we are maybe still in denial. It's still so very hard to believe he's gone.

I've been doing a lot of knitting and rav-trolling and trying to get through the end-of-semester grading/drama/ice storm/snowstorm bullsh*t. Guess it's a blessing to be so busy.

Hug your loved ones tonight, and be safe.