Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ballband; Bingo; and More.....

Well, I am scurrying around trying to get the last minute knitting done before Christmas. I have a few 'special orders' from friends that I would like to have done by Friday. In between stitches, I am trying to get the shopping done; baking done; and spend some fun time enjoying having the kids home and their friends as well. Here's a bit of a glimpse:

First off, Sumo continues to be a huge help in the knitting department. He faithfully sits at my feet and keeps me company at any time of the day... whether it is 3:00 am and I can't sleep or 2:00 in the afternoon, right in the middle of HIS prime nap time. (Well, in reality, all day is his prime nap time!!) When I need to get up for a minute, he watches over both my knitting and my coffee. Haven't quite trusted him with my chocolate yet....

Here he is with my latest 'Kirstin Bag' I'm working on... (and my Iced Latte....)






Now, I know that some of you may be feeling sorry for Nikko, that she doesn't quite get the same blog time that Sumo does, but to be honest.. she finds my knitting boring, and lets me know!! I tried to get her to watch over this 'One Row Scarf' I am working on and she let me know what she thought of it! And then she got up and dragged the ball of yarn across the room, almost taking out a few row of stitching at the same time. That's ok. She has a right to her opinion! But a bad attitude is not blog-friendly!





I can finally show you the bag that I knit for Ryan to give to his girlfriend, Mallory. (He is giving it to her tonight...so I think I am safe!) It was such a fun bag to knit. I know I will make more in the future. Brown and pink is her favorite color combo..so I went with that. I double stranded Lamb's Pride wool, which produced a VERY STURDY bag... A few more rows of pink, and it would have been perfect for a laptop!! I think it will make a great book bag.







Now, on to Bingo! A group of the kids' friends came over for an impromtu game of Bingo.. including some AMAZING prizes!! Steve was the Bingo caller and did a great job! It could be a good retirement job for him when the time comes :-)!!










Here are a few of the Bingo gang:











And some of the AMAZING prizes:






Mallory got a 'Shana Original'... a Very Hungry Catepillar hand sculpted masterpiece. It was 'stolen' back later when Shana's mom got a 'Bingo'.












Aliya got this adorable pink and purple duck.
















I hit the 'jackpot' with all of these fun prizes.....















I will leave you today with a quick picture of the pies that we had at the Lockwood Christmas; courtesy of my oldest brother Greg, who is one of the best pie makers I know. And, although we are usallly all so very full by pie time, these always taste amazing!!!

They are pumpkin; pecan/cheesecake; and apple. And yes, I had a sample of all 3 :-)





Until next time.....

7 comments:

Robin said...

Janice, I always look forward to reading your blog. It is great to see the bags that you make. I hoped Mallory liked it. Loved the bingo pictures. How ist the sock knitting coming?????

hakucho said...

That is one nice ball band book bag Mallory will be receiving! I know whe will love it!
Have a great holiday and may you be very happy knitting all your last minute gifts :)

Shelley said...

The ballband bag looks great! Mine didn't turn out nearly that big...but then I didn't knit it big to begin with...and I didn't use large size needles like I found out afterwards that I should have used (I probably should have double stranded the knitting too, but I didn't know that either). I'm hoping my friend will like it anyway - though even if she doesn't she'll never say so (she pretty much admitted to that not long ago when we were discussing making gifts for each other this year - there are 3 of us exchanging)

Sounds like the bingo was a blast - love your shower cap and those gloves!

Rohanknitter said...

It looks like you are all having great fun! That ballband bag is great - I bet she will love it!!!

AR said...

That looks like the best bingo game ever! What fun!

Love the knitting, too.

Hope your holidays are great!

Heidi said...

I was just about to say what Robin above said, I love reading your blog entries! They are so fun to read, and your pictures are just as enjoyable.

What a great bag, looks like a good sturdy one with style.

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