Monday, September 19, 2011

Counting My Cards and Blessings

Our anniversary and my daughter's and my Birthday stack up right next to each other in September. Here was today's Birthday blessings at my office by my wonderful co-worker and friend, Carol. She knows my weakness: PUMPKIN SCONES...

and she knows about the OTHER weakness,... well, that is obviously YARN. She found me some fantastic alpaca in Boise, Idaho. Squishy! And a cute handknit card that reads:   
And on the inside it reads:"Me neither." Perfect.

Also, another friend Sue knows one of  my OTHER weaknesses (gee, I have alot of weaknesses...) and that is Fainting Goat GELATO. YUM. Oh, and JEWELRY. Another weakness. How many does that make?

 When I look at the array of cards jamming up my kitchen window for our anniversary and my Birthday, I think to myself, each one represents someone special in my life, in our lives. How very blessed are we to have all these people in our lives.

Friday, September 16, 2011

George, the Sock Monkey Coffee Cozy

With a little bit of Fisherman's Wool and some Paton's Classic Wool, George, the Sock Monkey Coffee Cozy has come to life tonight. After all, every coffee cup needs its own little sweater. Especially if it lives in Seattle where the weather is fickle.

This was the first version, but I added more red to the mouth and spaced the eyes farther apart.
 The little cozy warmer is nice just on its own actually, before adding accessories such as ears and face:
This was a free pattern on Ravelry and it was finished in a matter of hours. Size 5 dpns were used. Fall is in the air and that means more lattes!