Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Jeanette's Necklace

A big thank you HUG to Deb for providing the inspiration for Jeanette's chain! I'm really happy with the results. I've been holding it hostage for awhile until I could get some pics, but will zip down to her office right after my work day and return it to her.

OH, and I'll be 'zipping' down there in my new ride! After many months of searching (by my husband), we have finally purchased a different vehicle - not the VW Bug (lucky Tabby) or the Mini Cooper that I wanted, but a nice 2004 GMC Envoy. Now I just have to pay attention to what it looks like so when I come out of the grocery store I know my car! It's pretty funny I park next to an Envoy everyday in the lot at work and it wasn't until after we decided to get mine, that I even realized what it was. All those SUV things look the same to me!

My friend Paula continues to clean out her yarn collection and has now given me even more goodies!

Self -striping yarn - more socks !!

A hat kit all the way from New Zealand (Paula takes fabulous trips every year)

And a beautiful beaded purse kit - even with the first tube of beads already strung :) I've never knitted with beads before, so I am really looking forward to tackling this project.

Speaking of new things, here's my cable scarf I'm working on, also using yarn from Paula. I'm making it extra long so I can wrap it around my neck. I've got about 28 inches so far, and am thinking I want it about 60 inches long - almost half way done :)

And if I don't feel like I have enough to keep me out of trouble, I just jumped into my first beading contest sponsored by The Beader's Muse. I couldn't resist when I saw the beads in the kit - they are so pretty. Not quite sure if I will actually enter my finished piece, but I thought it was a fun idea, plus those beads.....yum!

My wish for green has been granted. Our temps have 'soared' into the 50s and today they are predicting 62! Its very ugly outside now with the decaying snowbanks, but the grass is showing and the birds seem to be singing a bit more. I do love the snow, don't get me wrong, but it has been so nice to go outside and not have to scrape the ice or brush the snow from the car and I actually didn't wear gloves yesterday-no gloves in February?? that's unheard of! The moon on Monday night was so amazing. It had this pink halo around it - I took a picture, but of course it was much more spectacular in person.


*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi lynn
that chain came out fantastic!!
what a beautiful piece it must be so stunning on!
and a new car!!! yea! aww no bug this time...sigh... :)
love the cable scarf-the only way i knit is straight across-vbg
can't wait to see the socks!!
pretty warm here in ct too-the snow is all brown and icky
enjoy your day
x's & o's
tabby :)

Carol said...

This is just a beutiful piece and the chain is perfect.

Boy, you are a great knitter. I never could knit, but I can crochet ANYTHING.

New car, yay you. We have an orange Element. Never forget the time I came out to the parking lot at Walmart because I forgot coupons after Terry had dropped be off at the door before parking.I walked over to the wrong Element and the key didn't work. It was parked where we usually park. Mine was just across the lane. How embarassing. Terry got a good laugh! I laughed at myself too!

dochoamom said...

Aw thank you Lynn... my pleasure.. it looks perfect.. its always fun to find something new...

Love, Deb

GraceBeading said...

Some gorgeous items you have there! Congrats on the new car too.

I checked out that contest and entered too. I've only entered one before and thought it might be fun as well. We'll see if I can come up with anything I feel is presentable. I just got the kit today and everything in it is wonderful!