Edited: For some reason Typepad is not playing nice with my pictures. I've had a trouble ticket in for almost a week, with no resolution. So I deleted the offending post and have reposted using .jpg's instead of .gif's. Not sure what the problem is because I've been formatting my pictures the same way for at least a year or more!
Up until now Maggie's been pretty good with my yarn. She hasn't bothered anything that wasn't at floor level. Until now. Hubby came home from shopping the other day to this pretty picture:
This was in a ziploc bag on the sofa! Bad dog!! Fortunately no serious damage was done.
I had a fun weekend. Saturday, thanks to my sister, I got to go see "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" at the 5th Avenue theater. It was the most fun I've ever had at a musical. I think rollicking would be a good description. Our seats were only four rows from the stage, so we had a great view. Thanks sis!
Today I drove back from Seattle to join our knitting group at the annual Christmas dinner sponsored by our sister group. As you might remember, we host a picnic for them in the summer and they host the Christmas party for us:
The food was great, the company even better and the show and tell inspiring. And to top it all off, our group was gifted with delightful snow people and Christmas trees:
This little lady went home with me. Isn't she precious? What a generous group.
In preparation for the trip to my sisters I knew I wanted something mindless to work on. I'm pretty much done with Christmas projects other than a few machine embroidered pieces, so I wanted something very simple and with no deadlines. In the past I've knitted for Children in Common, but since they have been making fewer trips overseas, they are pretty much stocked up on sweaters. So, I've decided to do some knitting for the Guideposts Knit for Kids. I'm not overwhelmed with the pattern they provide, but they do say that you can use another pattern, so I 'm using Knitting Pure and Simple's top down pullover. I like that it has a raised back neck and no sewing! During the weekend I managed to get the body done on one little sweater:
I don't seem to have the necessary needles for the sleeves, so while I'm waiting for my Knit Picks order I started another one:
Both sweaters are Encore – my favorite machine washable yarn for kids.
Time to go relax and enjoy our local PBS presentation of "The Priests". Talk about beautiful music!