Monday, January 7, 2008

More Friends

We finally were able to see our other friends and neighbors from seminary last week when they came through DFW on a layover back to Scotland.  Jason and Erin were the other couple I spoke of a few posts back.  They moved to Scotland over a year and a half ago so Jason could do his PhD work.  Erin and I used to go walking together every week.  She is now pregnant with their first child!  She is such a cute pregnant lady. 

I meant to get a picture with the two of them, but forgot.  

Changing the subject, I have to say that ABC News is way off.  They posted this picture today:
Celebs Relax, Rest on Vacations
The caption reads: "Romo and Simpson's sunny getaway."  That is not Tony Romo.  Whoever posted that picture must not watch entertainment news.  It looks absolutely nothing like him, and any Cowboys fan will see that. 

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Actually, I completed this bag over a month ago, but I was lazy and did not take pictures until now.  This is the Farmer's Market Bag from Weekend Knitting.  This bag definitely took me longer than a weekend to knit!  Here is the bag before felting:

Then came the hard part.  I tossed my 100% wool bag that I had worked on for hours upon hours into a washing machine full of hot, hot water.  The result:


The bag didn't shrink quite as much as I thougt it would, but I love it.  It it now very sturdy since all the fibers meshed together.  It will be a great bag to use on trips.  It was my first fair isle and my first felting project and I am quite proud of the results.  

The next completed object is a lap blanket made with 100% wool that I bought on clearance at Tuesday Morning (LOVE that store)!  You can buy this particular yarn in yarn stores for $10, but I got it on clearance for $1.75 a skein!  Yeah!!!  Part of the pattern was taken from a book.  It was originally a poncho pattern, but I converted it into a lap blanket.  It holds in heat well and is very warm.

Kevin and I are still painting and scraping wallpaper in the new house.  This particular wallpaper was discovered when we removed a large mirror from the wall in the bathroom.  Definitely original wallpaper from the 70's.