Monday, November 17, 2008

Mittens and Things

Well, it hasn't been all gloom and doom around here.
My 2nd cousin who is 100 years old will be at my Aunt's viewing this evening, so we are a pretty resilient bunch.
In the meantime, I have been knitting mittens to give away to charity.
I've knitted some up on 2 needles, but have yet to sew them together.

These smaller mittens knit up so quick - I had no idea!
I can definitely use up a lot of my old acrylic yarn on these things.
I'm supposed to be reading Typee by Herman Melville, but on Friday I got this book in the mail. It was recommended by Wendy, and I thought it sounded interesting so I ordered it.
It is a good read, very clever development of a new plot line, and of course it involves knitting.
If you're interested in reading it next, drop me a line and I'll send it your way.
Normally I love keeping books like this, but it would be fun to pass it on, so that you too can pass it on.
Let me know.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt, Julie. Just when we're starting to get the hang of raising children, they start to get ready to leave us for their own lives, and along with that, that generation that keeps us from being the "old" generation start leaving us too.

I luaghed at your "blood pressure" story, not because I wasn't sympathetic, but because we seem to have yet another link. I was getting my teeth cleaned of all things' and the dental hygenist took my blood pressure with one of those "squeeze your arm" monitors. I'd had a hectic day, and hate those monitors. It went haywire, and the girl looked at me a little worried. She knew I was a runner too. Anyway, she used the old fashioned one, and it went back down.

Best to you and your family