Monday, November 26, 2012
Cowls, Owls and False Starts
I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We traveled west to visit my Mom and gorged on turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie.
Laughed and loved and visited with siblings and nieces and Mom!!
Came home to do some Elf Work and be blessed by lunch with Evan's daughter, Audra and her husband, Brian.
Then, feasted on a pot of delicious, homemade chili with Zachary and Candice and The Girls. Oh, my, what good, sweet loves we enjoyed!! I don't know if there is much else that gives me such pleasure as to be welcomed to my children's homes and offered their hospitality. I think that must be one of my big "love languages". And, Zach outdid himself with his chili recipe!
Now, on to owls... Well, this has been the year of owls for me and I love this little pattern: Chouette (details on my Ravelry page). This was my second version... I thought the first too small... now, this one fits Noni... hmmm... may have to try again so I can keep this one for myself!
AND, my friend, Kim wore a beautiful owl-bordered shawl last week and had me all excited about starting one of my own. Knit this much (almost two skeins) in the car during travels... but, I'm not satisfied with the gauge. A false start. Bummer. I'll be ripping it out, dropping down a needle size and giving it another go.
Oh, the cowl is a Noro pattern: Slip Stitch Cowl (Details on my ravelry page here).
Lots to do! The Little Men will be pulling into Texas later this week!! My heart is singing!
blessings to all ~ tanna