Sunday, November 30, 2008

Week in Pictures

Oh, so much to be grateful for. Life is so busy this time of year, I find it hard to take the necessary moments to enjoy it all. After a long week of stomach flu, we all felt so thankful to share beautiful meals with the our family. Thank you, Barbara and Dave, for hosting. It was so nice to relax and unwind with family. I got plenty of time to knit, read and sip tea contentedly. So, here are a few of our completed projects and photos of the cute cousins. Thank you, Aunt Jude, for the festive children's table decoration and costume.

The elegant grown-ups Thanksgiving table~

And now for the crafting...Vivienne made a hot air balloon~

Jasper's favorite train tee that got stained, and remade into a new t-shirt applique.

Vivienne made a carrot rattle ~

Warm wrists knit in delicious color!

Jasper's lambie ~The girls in their new cozy wrist warmers ~ with thanks to the long car ride to Virginia!

Finally, Vivienne's sweater is complete!Yippee!!!

And I received this really special surprise on my doorstep when we were away. It was a giveaway from the sweet mama at this blog. Thank you, zencrafter, for your inspiration and your most thoughtful package of goodies! What a sheer delight!

~frozen leaves in a block of ice~

In gratitude and with with warmest blessings to you on the first eve of advent!


Olya said...

Emily, your photos are so warm and inspiring as always!

I've just discovered Noro yarns and I'm so in love with them! You picked beautiful colors. Oh, and the jackets turned out so cozy-looking, can't wait to knit some for my kids as well :)

Angela & Angelica said...

Hi My Daugther and I love your blog,beautiful pictures , background, and great content, good job!.
Angela & Angelica Ison

Linda said...

Beautiful photographs and lovely window stars!!

ZenCrafter said...

What a lovely batch of knitting you did over the holiday!! I am in awe of how productive you were. I love the lambie especially!!

I'm so glad that you received the package. It was so much fun to put together, and I hope you and your family enjoy the books.

ZenCrafter said...

Hi again! I just posted a "Six Random Things" entry on my blog and have tagged you to play along. Come have a look, but there's no obligation to play!

Marchi Wierson said...

I really love your blog. its so lovely. the air baloon is so great and the rattle. thanks for visiting my blog! I saw you have a cancer sun. I have a cancer moon. we are almost identical. :^D

Carle said...


You have a lovley blog and I adore the handwarmers. Where did you get the yarn from and I would love a copy of the pattern. I showed it to Thomas [6] and he wants a pair for Winter. Thanks for dropping by my blog and for inspiring me.

onegoldensun said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments. Zencrafter, I have yet to post the "six random things" but I hope to do it! I am waiting for life to slow down a bit so that I can think straight!

Carle, I hope that you got my e-mail about the hand warmers. They are Noro yarns, and the pattern is very simple. I can't find my copy at the moment, but basically, you cast on 36 stitches (or I did 30 for kids size) and divide among 3 size 8 double pointed needles, then start knitting in the round in 2k, 2p rib pattern. Once you get to the desired length where the thumb will be, you cast off 4 stiches in pattern, then the next round you cast them on again and continue in pattern until desired finger height. They are wonderfully simple - I hope to make many more pairs!