Sunday, February 6


EAGLES fever is really here. It started about two weeks ago when it became official that the Eagles would be playing in the Superbowl for the first time in 24 years. I started noticing just how hyped up everyone is when on Monday the 24th I walked into the Acme to see nothing but Eagles paraphanalia. Shirts, hats, license plate holders, flags and window decals to name a few. WOW. And these items weren't just located in one designated spot in the front of the store, they were EVERYWHERE! I'll admit to almost buying into it- I considered buying a few balloons to put outside on game day. However, I'll be out of town at a Superbowl party so if the Eagles were to lose, (GOD FORBID!) I wouldn't be here to hang my head in shame as I took the balloons down before anyone had time to feel sorry for me.

I am ready for a day out. I have been couped up in this house for two days straight. As of Thursday, the boys came down with Strep Throat, so we were in the rest of Thursday (except I did go to Stitch-n-Bitch for a little while on Thursday night!) all of Friday and Saturday. Today is the first day we will all be out again. I am a bit nervous about turning them loose at our friend's house for the first time in almost three days, but I am hoping for the best.

Shortly after my last post I finished Maria's scarf. I forgot to take a picture of it before giving it to her, but she seems to like it! I then took a little break before deciding on my next project. I chose to make a little pink scarf for myself to show my friend Arlene how it would look with her new pink jacket. I used pink Rave, a blend of rasberry and pink Jai Alai and a raspberry Dream. It came out pretty cute- very fuzzy! I then immediately started on a skinny scarf using lavendar Punta, two strands of purple and fuscia Whisper (another Noble Knits find!) and lavendar Brilliant for a little shimmer. I made it very skinny and super long and finished it up at Stitch-n-Bitch on Thursday night. I think this is my favorite one so far.

I'm tried of knitting scarves. On one hand I love them because they are SO easy and fast, but on the other hand, I don't want to just knit scarves. One of the nurses at the boy's pediatrician's office saw me knitting and said, "Oh! So you are into the scarves." I politely told her that I am into knitting, not just scarf making. Then I started to wonder, "Am I really just into the scarves?" I hope not! I have been looking into other projects like hats and felted bags and things. But the classes I want to take at Noble Knits don't fit into my schedule right now. :-( Jackie and Cindy offered to teach me how to make socks, but after looking at Jackie's gazillion double pointed needles that she was using for just ONE sock, I have to admit to feeling very intimidated! Maybe they can talk me out of being so nervous about it.

Thank you to Kate, Jackie and Cindy for a quiet and relaxing evening on Thursday. Susan, Nicole and Rosie- we missed you and hope to see you at the next SnB!

GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1:36 PM

Sorry about those Eagles. Glad your boys are feeling better though! A knitting thought for about a hat? Real Simple magazine has a watch cap pattern available on their web site that is done on straight needles and then seamed. This was the first hat pattern I did (used Lionbrand Wool-ease chunky & size 13s), and I made one for dh and each kiddo (only had two then!). I was just reminded of this pattern because Timothy discovered Frances' old hat and has been wearing it around the house (it's a tad too small for him!). It's a super easy knit and is a good intro to seaming. :) Missed you guys too at SnB!
Thanks for the idea Susan- do you have a link for where I can get that pattern?
Welcome back! I'll help you so you will never knit another fun fur scarf again!
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