Monday, November 1, 2010


Did you miss me?  I missed last Friday's post!  Oh well, nothing like a Monday Five or Six to make up for it!

1.  I call this "What is going on with my camera?"

 This was taken in my kitchen during the day--it's not super-bright in there.  I was checking the white balance and pressing all sorts of exposure compensation buttons.  No idea what the problem is.  But it does work later in the day (and in lower light).

2. See here--the flash came on, which I don't love (but it was night), and now you can see that I've finished the first mitten for this set!

These mittens...are tough.  There are some mistakes.  I can live with it.  The next one will be better.

3.  Here's a completed set!  I finally finished the last thumb--and it didn't turn out right because I should have reversed the pattern (not that the book tells you that).  Anyway, it's done.  These mittens have been so challenging for me.  The hats were an absolute breeze, so the difference is surprising.

4.  Soccer season is almost over.  But we have to get through a tournament first--a "two games in one day" tournament!  And there are two days of "two games in one day"! 

This picture is of Bobby at a soccer game.  He sure looks funny, doesn't he?  He's stooped over and reading the first Harry Potter book!  Each child is reading a Harry Potter book!  They are all so into it, I'm just tickled!    

5.  I finished that scarf for Hermione just in time.  And then Bobby said he wanted a scarf! 
Happy First of November!


audreypawdrey said...

Your knitting is beautiful. I have always wanted a Gryfendorf scarf. Of course they are into the books, they are all wonderful!:) Love the picture capturing the moment!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Yes! I missed you on Friday. I love that Harry Potter reading shot. My daughter is such an avid reader. I wish I captured all the odd places and positions I would find her in with a good book.

And don't tell anyone you made mistakes with those mittens -- they look professional-grade. Not to worry.

stitching under oaks said...

I've caught my kiddos reading in the strangest places and positions too! Your knitting is wonderful....amazing. I'd like to try something like that (with two colors) but I'm a bit nervous I couldn't do it....yours looks wonderful!

dodi said...

Don't look at them as mistakes - no, no! More just what makes them handmade and gives them something special we all like to call "character." They are turning out so beautifully. I hope you get to enjoy a set when you're done knitting for everyone else.

Kristyn Knits said...

Yes, I've missed stopping by to linger with you for awhile. I'm sure the mistakes are ones only you will see, because they look simply perfect to me!

Larissa said...

I missed you a lot but not because you didn't post on friday but because I cannot seem to get to my computer these days and touch base! I absolutely LOVE your mittens - and hats! You must make sure that the kiddos you gift these too wash them correctly because they will last forever - and become family treasures. Gorgeous work!

I, too, love the photo of your son reading. So engrossed in the midst of all the chaos! I need to start taking these of my kiddos reading too.