Sunday, September 28, 2008

Grandparent Duty

Well the threatened thunder storms arrived so Norm went and picked up Hunter and Daniel after supper Friday night because there was no way I was leaving the house or getting behind the wheel during a storm. I have a hard enough time getting in a vehicle without having an anxiety or panic attack in great weather since being in a car accident a few years ago. According to the doctors I have a form of agoraphobia along with PTSD, to go along with my other permanent injuries from the car accident.

The weather always affects our satellite dish reception so it is a good thing that I have lots of movies as well as craft supplies for when we are doing the grandparent thing.

Well while the kids watched movies and did their craft thing on Friday night and Saturday. Phoebe decided that she was going to watch as the kids did their coloring and crafts and I was actually able to get a couple of pictures before she moved over onto the blanket on the couch for a nap.

I was working on a hat pattern that was posted on one of my yahoo groups. I found a yarn in my stash that I just fell in love with and by using two strands was able to make gauge and if I do say so myself, the pattern turned out gorgeous. It is called Easy Cable-Knit Hat and it is easy. They also posted a pattern called Irish Hiking Scarf which I have now started knitting and I think will just be perfect with the hat. Then someone posted a pattern called Cabled Bag which I think is just a perfect companion for the hat and scarf. Needless to say I now know what sets I will be making for my sister, daughter in laws and grand daughters for Christmas.

Here are the rest of the pictures that I got before the kids went home.

Well today looks like we will have a wonderful fall day even though it is a bit on the cool side, there is no signs of rain and the sun is shining. I am going to keep working on the Irish Hiking Scarf and then see if I have some yarn in my stash to make up the Cabled Bay to match, if not will just have to make a trip to town or find something I like that I can order online.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day.


sailorcross said...


Thank you so much!! I've just found the perfect Christmas gifts for my older daughter!!

I had already decided on the Irish Hiking Scarf for her, and now I have a hat and bag to match!!

The younger one is a little more difficult to knit for. She lives in Texas and has no need of scarves or hats. I'm looking for a bag for her though and also she is requesting market bags. Any suggestions?

She is going green!!


Dorothy Noreen Hunter-Talbot said...

Your welcome Beth. If you belong to Ravelry - go to patterns and search Irish Hiking. I found free patterns for fingerless mitts, leg warmers and a head band too. If you don't belong to Ravelry let me know and I will email you the url's for the patterns.