Pretty, Happy, Funny Real this week is Ella’s first week at skating.
She’s working on stopping here.
She’s not really sad in this picture. The coach drew lines on the ice for them to follow while working on various skills. Ella had so much fun. Since she’s been skating since she was 2, they moved her up to the second level group. Ella can’t wait for next week.
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Yarn Along this week and no Christmas presents to share. I’ve been working on Ella’s afghan this week. Made a lot more progress on it than I thought.
I think 5 more rows and it should be long enough. Elizabeth, this would be a great pattern for you to try next. Looks really impressive but very easy and can be done in any size yarn.
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A favourite picture from 2010
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I don’t know if it’s the over cast skies and rain, but MAN is Ella in one heck of a grouchy mood! School was like pulling hens teeth -including math. She usually ASKS to do math. Sure hope the protein kicks in soon, Brown Owl won’t want to deal with cranky Ella.
Finished up all the little Advent decorations. I made a couple changes and I need some beads to finish them but all the fiddly knitting is done. There is a Christmas light bulb, gingerbread man, Christmas cracker, a heart, angel, basket, Santa hat, bells, star, ornament, wreath, Christmas pudding, and icicle.
The little snowflake is a swap I made for the Advent garland, much nicer than the one in the original pattern. Also a couple ‘full’ size snowflakes, the top one is here and the other one is this one. They need to be starched still.
I’ve been working on Ella’s sweater too. It always amazes me how fast raglan sweaters knit up. This isn’t a good representation of the yarn colour. Maybe I’ll try outside next week (if it’s not raining).
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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week and I can’t believe it’s nearly Thanksgiving. For various reasons only my family will be here. I just found out today that Belinda and Stefan are coming up. We’ll be having chicken instead of turkey because there isn’t enough time to thaw one of my big turkeys. That’s OK, we’re not obsessive over food, it’s the company we like on holidays. Ella will be very happy (it’s a surprise) because she was sad that we weren’t going to Grandpa and Grandma Lorraine’s.
So I got brave on Monday and went to the fabric sale at the farm of one of Colin’s Mennonite friends. I’m so shy when it comes to doing something like that. You should have seen the looks I got when I walked in the machine shop door! I swear everyone stopped shopping to have a look. I was getting a rather cold reception until an older lady came over and asked if she knew me. I told her I was Colin Fletcher’s wife Paula and we had a little chat. After that everything was OK. Most of the fabric the ladies brought up was polyester (that’s mostly what they use for their dresses) whereas I like cotton. But the prices were good and the prints were pretty, so I picked out a couple of pieces. And I found a cute cotton one for Ella.
The middle one is more of a light purple than grey. The top one is obviously the one for Ella. The bottom one is about the colour of my favourite dress from the summer and is a little more ‘seafoam green’ in person. New fabric makes me Happy.
And here’s my Funny girl. First she’s wearing ear muffs on one of the most beautiful days we’ve had all of October. But I’m sharing the picture for another reason. Do you see how she’s holding the phone and talking to Grandma? She’s got the phone under her ear muff so she doesn’t have to hold it. What a funny girl!
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