Listen – do you hear that? That’s a huge sigh of relief from a mom/mother-in-law/nana. Abby got her immigration visa! If all goes well they will be here in just a few weeks. I can’t tell you how happy I am! It has been so hard to have them so far away. Now we need to get to work. We’ve got to get the guest room cleaned out and ready for my younger son and get the apartment all cleaned up and ready for Ben, Abby & Izzy. At least the time should go quickly with all we have to get done!

As promised, here are pictures of St. Enda:

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I am very happy with how she turned out. I know that I usually whine about the fit, but this fits perfectly. And Cascade 220 – what can I say? It is so soft – this will be a pleasure to wear. Wow, two new sweaters in a week. I feel spoiled. And the weather is turning cool enough that I might actually be able to wear them.

Of course, knitting for Isobel has gone into high gear. In addition to her Christmas sweater, I have started a larger strawberry hat. That will only be about a couple of evening’s work, though. And you won’t believe this – yes, I have started yet another Estonian scarf. I am a glutton for punishment. My husband and I were talking about giving of our gifts and I decided I would do a scarf for our church’s Christmas bazaar. The proceeds go for both local and foreign missions. This will go in the silent auction portion of the bazaar. I can request a starting bid – what do you think? I’m thinking at least $50 to start with. I know people pay a lot more than that for nice scarves. Besides, we’re going on a road trip this weekend and I needed a portable knitting project. We’re going to Seattle to see the Washington State University Cougars play Grambling. The Cougars only come over to this side of the mountain about once a year (except for Apple Cup and I’m not fighting the crowds for that one!) and as a distance ed student I not only get a free ticket for me, but lunch for me and my guests. So along with my sister and my husband we will go support our favorite team. What do you think about pictures of the scarf (ala Yarn Harlot) at Qwest Field?

10 thoughts on “

  1. St. Edna is stunning!! You go!

    I think a starting bid of $50 sounds good, I’ve seen people pay that for some icky muppet fur scarf, you’re gorgeous scarves are worth lots more!

    I’m so happy for you, I know it kills my mom that her only grandkids are 3000 miles away.

  2. Yet another beautiful sweater, you did a fabulous job on it!
    $50 sounds more than reasonable for an opening bid for the scarf, hopefully the bidding will go WAY up for such a beautiful item.

  3. What a beautiful sweater!Too bad that it is so hard to get Alice Starmore’s patterns.I did not discover her till her books were way out of my league.

  4. Beautiful sweater, and great fit! I think $50 is a good starting bid for one of those fantastic scarves. I just blocked my Birch and it’s on it’s way to the MLT Senior Group auction. I am afraid it won’t be appreciated enough, but I have to let go and trust it will do it’s job.

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