A Swift Kick??

Anyone have a swift kick to spare? I could certainly use one! March was a hurry up and wait month – waiting for an offer for the job DH applied for to arrive, waiting for an appraisal on our house, waiting to make the decision as to whether we would move or stay, waiting for the weather to improve so I could get out in the yard, waiting, waiting, waiting………
Well, the waiting is over! The offer came in and was a good one, but not good enough, so here we stay. The appraisal was unnecessary after all, but included some good information, and some areas where we need to do some work. All that decluttering for nothing!!! LOL The weather is much nicer, the tree and shrub pruning is done, and the spring cleanup type yardwork is finished. There are crocuses blooming, and the daffodils, tulips and irises are making their presence known.

The kids and I had a lovely trip to BC to stay with my Mom over Easter – look, pics to prove it!

I did manage to complete some knitting while we were away.  This is a prayer shawl knit with Lion Brand Homespun in Barrington colorway.  Since I am not at all religious, I think I will call it a comfort shawl – it is the perfect weight to wear on a chilly spring morning or evening, and is thick and comfy.

These socks are knit with JLSalvia yarn using Nancy Bush’s basic sock recipe from Folk Socks.  I do have some toddler socks and ornie socks made up too – but have a few more ornie socks to make to use up the rest of the ball, so that will wait.

A while back I posted pics of the lovely scissors fobs that Jodi sent me in our exchange, and since Rachel has now received her package from me, here are the pics!  I stitched Just Nan’s Beaded Rose over one on mint green Belfast for her, stitched it into a tiny biscornu, and found a cute pair of pink scissors to match.  I added in the beads so Rachel can make some beaded fobs – she does gorgeous beading.

Finally, here are progress pics on the Giggles in the Snow girl wip, and on the Honor Thy Needle pyramid etui SAL piece.


Oh, and before I forget – a pair of felted clog slippers for my DS – who was feeling a bit left out when his dad and sister had them and he did not!

And that swift kick?  I need one to get going on stitching and finishing work!  Since our return from BC, and all the yard work, and all the waiting, my stitching and finishing has been largely ignored.  Time to get moving on it again!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy A
    Apr 09, 2008 @ 23:36:43

    beautiful stitching, knitting. Nice family photos. Well, not moving is not a bad thing – just think you had time to sort things you would not have done otherwise. Any treasures during that tidy?? Nice to hear from you again. It has been a while. Take good care


  2. Patti
    Apr 15, 2008 @ 16:21:58

    Oh Kathy, where to start! I’m glad you guys enjoyed your visit to your mom’s. And the shawl is gorgeous as are those yummy socks. And lucky DH with those felted clogs – what pattern did you use? I’m throwing out my ratty old slippers this spring and a pair of those would make a great replacement. Maybe if I start now, I can finish them by cold weather time! LOL


  3. dragonxser
    Apr 17, 2008 @ 18:21:15

    aww thanks guys! Nice to know I have been missed – LOL. The felted clogs pattern is by Fiber Trends – and they are very simple and quick to make. Felting is a hoot too!

    As for treasures found during the tidy – just a bit more space 🙂


  4. Pauline
    May 13, 2008 @ 11:34:54

    awesome shawl


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