Saturday, December 26, 2009

After Christmas Post

Hello from Morrison Colorado! I am visiting my daughter and enjoying the white Christmas. Weaving is on vacation, but there is some knitting of hats being done.

How To Start Your Day

Watching the Snow Fall

After The Snow Falls
Mmmmm Cranberries in Red Wine

English Trifle - Yum!

Sherry in the adults trifle. Orange juice in the kids trifle. Both very good!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Heating The Feet

Heet The Feet is ON!

I'll be knitting up slippers and socks to send to the Cheyenne River Reservation.
Our Yahoo Group - Native American Support - will be mailing them from Jan 1st to the 31st.

Join in the fun of making some warm feet covers. Crochet, Knit, sew or buy - all good ways to donate.

My 3 pairs were made from knitting worsted yarn.
I used this pattern:

My Grandma's Booties - free to Ravelry Members

The brown ones were knit following the pattern and the other two I added more rows for length and a little more for height.

Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 List Of Books I Have Read

Updating my book list - I've read 97 books this year.
Only a few more days and I just might make it to 100!

November Reads - 6

Dan Brown
Lost Symbol & The Da Vinci Code

Audrey Niffenegger - The Time Traveler's Wife

James Patterson
Maximum Ride: The Final Warning
Maximum Ride: Saving The World

Alfred Savinelli - The Power of Plants

October Reads - 9

Dan Brown - Digital Fortress
Catherine Coulter - The Aristocrat

James Patterson
Sunday At Tiffany's & Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever

Luanne Rice - Cloud Nine
Kat Richardson - Underground

Nicholas Sparks
At First Sight & True Believer

Mary Daniels Taylor - A Place as Wild as the West Ever Was

September Reads - 9

Janet Chapman - Moonlight Warrior & Secrets of the Highlander
Catherine Coulter - FBI Series - Tailspin

Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dream Chaser
One Silent Night

Stephenie Meyer - Eclipse
Kathy Reichs - 206 Bones
Kat Richardson - Poltergeist

August Reads - 8

Nora Roberts
The Pagan Stone
Hollow, The
Blood Brothers

Sherrilyn Kenyon - Devil May Cry
Kathryne Kennedy - Enchanting the Beast
Iris Johansen - Firestorm
Janet Chapman - Tempting The Highlander
Philippa Carr -Voices in a Haunted Room

July Reads - 5

Janet Daily - Dance With Me
Sherrilyn Kenyon - Dream Hunter
Tess Mallory - Highland Rebel
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - The Wheel of Darkness
JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

June Reads - 7

Laurel Bradley - A Wish In Time
Dan Brown - Deception Point
Dan Brown - Angels & Demons
Barbara Delinsky - Three Wishes
James Patterson - Sail
James Rollins - Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Bryan Sykes - The Seven Daughters of Eve

May Reads
- 8

Berry, Steve - The Templar Legacy

Clark, Mary Higgins
Loves Music, Loves To Dance
Before I Say Goodbye

Coulter, Catherine - Double Take
Patterson, James - You've Been Warned
Patterson, James - Double Cross
Patterson, James - Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
Shiplett, June Lund - Boston Renegade

April Reads
- Only 7

Warriors - Eclipse - Erin Hunter
Warriors - Outcast - Erin Hunter
Double Enchantment - Kathryne Kennedy
Reserved For The Cat - Mercedes Lackey
A Highlander Of Her Own - Melissa Mayhue
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
Everlasting - Kathleen Woodwiss

March Reads - 12 More!

Loving The Highlander - Janet Chapman
Wedding The Highlander - Janet Chapman
Neanderthal - John Darton
MacGowan's Ghost - Cindy Miles
Cross - James Patterson
The Lake House - James Patterson
Mary Mary - James Patterson
Dance of Death - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Book of the Dead - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
To Kiss A Texan - Jodi Thomas
To Wed In Texas - Jodi Thomas
Twilight In Texas - Jodi Thomas

February Reads - 10 Books

Charming The Highlander - Janet Chapman
Only With A Highlander - Janet Chapman
The Hard Way - Lee Child
Highland Rogue - Tess Mallory
Pirates - Linda Lael Miller
Step On A Crack - James Patterson
He Shall Thunder In The Sky - Elizabeth Peters
Brimstone - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Vulcan's Soul Trilogy - Exodus - Josepha Sherman
The Texan's Touch - Jodi Thomas

January 2009 - 12 Books

The Ape Who Guards The Balance
- Elizabeth Peters
The Black Opal - Victoria Holt
The Empty House - Rosamunde Pilcher
The Enemy - Lee Child
The Falcon at the Portal - Elizabeth Peters
Highland Dream - Tess Mallory
Highland Fling - Tess Mallory
Highland Magic - Tess Mallory
The Last Oracle - James Rollins
Santa Cruise - Carol Higgins Clark
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
We'll Meet Again - Mary Higgins Clark

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Knitting The Accessories

I've been knittin' up some mittens. Here are pairs 36-40

The big red ones are Super Mittens from Weekend Knitting. About 3 1/2 oz of 2 strands of knitting worsted.

The others are variations of Leisure Arts #186 - Hats Mittens & Scarves to knit and crochet.

And let's not forget the feet!

Blue garter stitched ones - my own pattern I just made up - no notes.
And another pair of the North Country Sockies

I've knit up a bunch of hats too, but I'll save those for a later post.