November 2, 2008

Halloween ’08

Posted in Holidays tagged , , at 2:42 pm by outdoorknitter

We had a nice Halloween.  It was fairly quiet and this was the first year EVER that we haven’t decorated in some fashion. 

Daughter brought Grandbabygiraffe by the shop for a surprise visit:

 We have now lived in Macclenny for 4 1/2 years and I’m still amazed at how Tricks or Treats are “done” out  here.  Most likely due to the fact that it’s a very rural area.

We live in a neighborhood and just past 6 PM, this begins to happen:

Cars, Trucks, Trucks hawling trailers… all hauling Trick or Treaters.  Some park inside the entrance of the neighborhood and get out and walk, others drive real slow as their child goes from house to house.  Needless to say, more than half the neighborhood turn their lights off and fake a “not at home”.   We choose to participate until the candy is gone, then do the same.

I thought it was a perfect time to work on a little knitting between treaters.  We started a shop KAL at The Local Needle for EZ’s Adult Surprise Jacket.  I chose Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Grey Heather. 

It kept me warm, laying over my lap, but wasn’t too long to cover up my boney feet.

This was how our cute little deranged giraffe looked most of the time…One hoof kept falling off and the hat would slide down where she couldn’t see.

This was one of the best costumes of the evening…my kind of mom!  Two brothers dressed up as pirates and this was their ride!

October has already come and gone.  Looking ahead tho, we have some major knitting months approaching, gotta love it.


December 31, 2006

Knitted Wrapping paper?

Posted in Holidays tagged at 9:15 am by outdoorknitter

Now this is special….only Mom could come up with this find, from Tuesday Morning. 

Knitted wrapping paper

December 28, 2006

Santa has arrived!

Posted in Holidays at 12:23 pm by outdoorknitter

Just a few goodies from Santa and family.  I’m very excited about the First and Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting, by Marianne Kinzel.  I am looking forward to trying a few of these patterns, like Azalea  and Sunray….they are just beautiful.


My dear daughters gave me KNit 2 Together and the Shea Body Butter.  They do know what I like!


December 15, 2006

Time for gift knitting

Posted in Holidays at 11:01 am by outdoorknitter

I feel I must explain my lack of gift knitting this year…..

I had intentions of knitty hubby a pair of socks, daughters new scarf (although they hardly wear the ones they have due to the Southern warmth!), and some felted alpacas for sister, and the list goes on,  but….

In addition to the normal busy-busy that you have with 2 very active daughters, Girl Scouts, a business to run and such…Mom had knee surgery and we have several elderly relatives of which we are the only younger generation in the area to care for them. 

Needless to say, I’ve not only pulled my Christmas decorations out of the closet, but both Mom and Mom-in-law’s too.  It was actually kind of fun….and of course they were just so glad to have help with it. 

I fear some won’t be here next Holiday season, so treasure my time spent with them now.

November 27, 2006

Time for Thanks

Posted in Crystal Springs Alpacas, Holidays at 9:30 am by outdoorknitter

It was a beautiful day….the house was ready, turkey in the oven and family due to arrive.

The table

The girls DO NOT like the fact that they have to sit at the kiddy table.  We have always referred to it as the kiddy table because that is where the kids sit.  My oldest (15-yo) inquired as to when she would qualify for the adult table?  Dad was quick to respond with….”when old people have died, there will be room for you at the table”.    Now that the picture was perfectly clear and of course, not wanting Mema and Papa to pass on any time soon, she replied, “well can we call it something besides the kiddy table?”  Bud (12-yo) piped in, “yeah, how bout we call it Bob”. 

 So family start to arrive as I’m telling the girls to put some candles on Bob, needles to say they thought I’d been in the kitchen too long.

Here’s a shot of Pat and I on the deck.  From alpaca breeder (Crystal Springs Alpacas) to yarn shop owner (The Local Needle). 

Pat and I

More family pics…nephew and wife, E.J. and Roberta. (Guess I could have cut out what we country folk call “the burn barrel”, huh?)

E.J. and Roberta

Mom, Pat, Bud and boys in my favorite knitting spot…

A bunch

It was a nearly perfect day.