Winter has arrived, it's sock knitting season, and it's going to be a pumpkin Christmas!
Yes, 2 inches of the white stuff....unfortunately it happened in the night so I didn't get the pleasure of watching it come down. It's mighty pretty though! Iowa has no snow but Arkansas does! LOL! Most was gone by noon but there is still some in the shade and the North side.
We are way below freezing at night now and low 40's during the day....it happened over night! It was 77 just the other day! I guess painting outside now is out of the question.
I went crazy this week crocheting pumpkins! I am addicted to them they are so fun to make and turn out so cute! These are for my daughter........one of her Advent gifts............
and then I couldn't stop myself......
I worked on my Pumpkin Alphabet..........
and since Winter has arrived...it is now officially sock knitting season! So, I had to cast on some socks.....this is West Yorkshire Spinners sock yarn but I have no idea what color....I thought it was one of their bird yarns but there was no name........I use Cherry Heart's sock pattern for magic loop socks but she does a rounded toe which is easier than Kitchener but 2 of the toes have come apart on 2 different socks so I am going back to Kitchener! None of my Kitchener toes have ever come apart.....
I got some treasures in the mail this week......the pattern booklet for Aunties Sewing Box SAL starting December 6th with the Sew n' Sews on You Tube. I still have to kit is up with fabric and floss. There are also supplies needed for finishing but I won't worry about those yet! The instructions for finishing each of the items is included.....
Plus, I got the ornament kit from Alicia Paulson.....everything is included! I love that.......the Grands love nature so I thought these would be right up their alley! I was surprised to see the goose with a wreath...that's a throw back from the old days of cross stitch!
This coming week I will work on the ornaments, the pumpkin alphabet and my sock.
On a more personal note. My cataract surgery went well and I went back the following day and he said it looked good. There are gobs of eye drops; 4 which you take 3 times a day except for 1 which you take 4 times a day. One of them stings like the dickens plus you have to wait 5 minutes in between each one. The worst part is the plastic eye shield you have to tape on at night. It took off a mole and part of my skin so the next night I was careful where I placed it....it sill took off a layer of skin so.......there are holes in the shield so I laced a shoe lace through it and tied it around my head and then used an elastic headband to secure it even better. It worked slick and I have all my skin this morning . This is a public service announcement in case you have to have cataract surgery. The next eye will be done 11/30...I am ready!
My daughter and the boys are coming down this coming Saturday for Thanksgiving and I can hardly wait. Amy said they all have their boosters and their flu shots and they are all wearing masks ahead of their visit so they don't catch anything to give to Grandma....so thoughtful! Plus she told them if they get sick they can't come....that was evidently an incentive to wear the masks! LOL! I will not be posting this coming week or next Sunday. I have cleaning, wrapping, grocery shopping, and cooking to do! So, if I don't talk to you.....I pray you have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving if you live in the U.S. and for those that don't I wish you a safe and wonderful week!
So happy your surgery went so well! And you figured out a way to save your face! Those pumpkins are just adorable. And the nature ornaments are so cute. What fun projects. We had a dusting here in northern Ohio yesterday afternoon, but nothing stuck. I love how your family is being cautious for you.
Good to hear your surgery went well and that you are looking forward to the second eye. How great to have family coming. Wow, you got as much snow as we did up here in Ohio! We got it in the morning so we did get to watch it snow. What a treat for my visiting South Carolina daughter and her hubby. Glad you are having so much fun with your knitted pumpkins.
Keep a chart of your eye drops that way you will know where you are at in the schedule! I am so glad the surgery went well, you never said if you can see better...I sure hope so. I didn't have to put anything over my eye at night...just had a patch for 24 hrs. So glad Amy is coming to see you!! Oh and the Grands too!
I know how happy you are to see Amy and the grandkids because I feel the same way about Alex and his family. They'll be here next week from London and it will be so nice to have two of our kids and their families together. I know you'll enjoy your visit so much and it's so considerate that they're trying hard to stay well for their visit.
We got some snow flurries on Saturday morning but that was it. No accumulation at all.
All Of your projects are great. I love the little pumpkins and the socks. Cross stitch too. :-) Your new kits look like a lot of fun too. I wish I had more time. There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done/made that I want to do.
I hope you have a wonderful week Sam.
Blessings and hugs,
I love the pumpkins! Do you suggest removing the cinnamon sticks for storage? Not sure if they attract critters or not. Best of luck with the other eye surgery. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and wonderful visit with your family.
Ooh snow, I’m so jealous. Those little pumpkins are so cute I can totally understand the addiction in making them. The sock yarn is Goldfinch I’m pretty sure. We have more goldfinches using our bird feeders than ever before which is nice. Have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family. I’m glad surgery 1 went well, good luck with the 2nd eye.
I hope you are having a fabulous time with your family. All your pumpkins are delightful and a brilliant advent gift.
Those Christmas xs ornaments will turn out so cute. I am old and remember the wreath dressed goose. So nice to see it is still around. Your sock yarn is such a nice colorway. I do not find kitchener stitch that hard to so and I have to do it right handed! (not so much fun for a lefty) Those pumpkins are so cute. I bet they smell good too. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your family.
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