Hello my friends: It's Tuesday again already! I don't know where the time goes these days, but it surely passes quickly. I told you in my last post that I would show you what I made on our car trips the past few weeks and here you go...
Five baby sweater, hat and sock sets plus an extra two hats and a pair of socks to use up the leftover yarn. I think these will go to the children's shelter here in Spokane. Our weather is getting colder and I think they will be needed by some little ones.
Then, I had that lovely Knit Picks Willow yarn that Teresa gave me. I made these wristwarmers with it.
I wish you could feel how soft these are and the pattern was so fast. I had this pair done in about 2 hours! Thank you SO much Teresa! I love them.
I also won a giveaway by Becky (GrandmaBeckyL) on my sidebar. I have three books going already but I'm looking forward to devoting my attention to this one very soon. I've already drank, (drunk?) the tea and it was delicious. Thank you so much Becky!
Are you all tired of Halloween pictures? I'm sorry but I have to show you my little ones. They're too cute to keep to myself. Grandma's opinion of course!
Miss Piper is Anna from the movie Frozen. I have not idea why her eyes are closed but isn't she the cutest thing?
A tired girl and her dog Polly who was dressed as a court jester. I cracked up when I saw this picture. Polly looks like a person sitting there. She adores Piper and is the absolute best dog a little girl could have. Grandma can't wait to see BOTH of these girls in a few weeks. Polly loves Grandma too. I give her lots of treats. :-)
Kyleigh and Caleb. Oh how I love these two. Kyleigh is Hermione from Harry Potter and Caleb is "The Falcon" whom I am told is a superhero. I'm kind of out of date on the new super heroes. Aren't they cute?
I started the squares for Alex's vintage blanket on Friday night. Each is bordered with a dark brown. Here I have them all laid out on the floor trying to get a good mix of the colors. Last night I crocheted them together vertically. Tonight I'll work on the horizontal rows and hopefully begin the border.
After I finish Alex's blanket, his girlfriend has requested a blue and red blanket. She doesn't like stripes and I'm going to be tired of squares after this one, so I need to find a pattern for her blanket. I would like to get these mailed by mid November if possible so they have them in Tokyo by Christmas. They have both asked for blankets as their Christmas gifts and I'm honored that they want something homemade by me.
This morning I spent 2 hours at the cardiologist. All is going very well with the pacemaker. They "interogated" it and can see that it is working just as it should. It is pacing me about every 100 beats of my heart or so. My heart does well on it's own, but the pm steps in when it gets "lazy". I don't have to go back for 6 months unless something comes up. Yay! He gave me directions on flying and going through security. Thank goodness he gave me the okay to fly since we already bought tickets to Mandy's. I wanted to get them before they got too expensive. I can't go through airport scanners anymore so I guess it will be pat downs for me from now on.
My back is still not happy though, and so tomorrow I am going to see an acupuncturist who did wonders for my feet a few years ago. I'm hoping she can work her magic on my back too. I always enjoy seeing her anyway, she's a lovely young lady who truly cares about the people who come to see her.
We're starting to have cooler and wetter weather here which is very, very welcome. Well, the wet is welcome but I do prefer warmer weather and open windows over furnaces and fireplaces. I hope it continues to rain every other day or so like it's been doing the past week and a half. The yards and foliage look so much better with the moisture. It's hard to remember that we usually have snow on the ground by now.
I am always reminded by the Thanksgiving holiday in November to try to be thankful each moment for the blessings that have been given to me. Each one of you are a blessing in my life.
I appreciate each an every one of you taking the time to visit me and I hope you all have a lovely week.
"Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song." Psalm 95:1,2