Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I can see the light... the end of the tunnel! Yes! We woke up this morning and nobody had a fever!!! I do believe we are on the road to recovery people! Maddie still has a touch of croup, but it looks like we are finally on the other side of this hateful flu. We were sick all through Christmas, but the kids still seemed to have a good time despite feeling yucky. Luckily Molly and Tim were over the worst of it by then and Maddie was just starting to get sick so it worked out better than I thought it would.

There have been quite a few things going on around here besides the flu, thank goodness! Just before we got sick I bought the first edition of the Craftsanity magazine, and I'm so glad I did. I was in need of a good hand project to make for Christmas gifts since what I had planned kinda bombed at the last minute. I bought the PDF version (only $ 3.99!) since I was in a hurry to get something started, and I was very impressed! If you enjoy to knit, crochet, sew or embroider I think you would really like this too.

I found the perfect project right off and got started, Granny Stars! You know how I love me a good granny pattern. I made stacks of these little granny stars for Christmas ornaments to gift to family and friends. They really were a good quick project to work on in the small spaces of time between checking temperatures and comforting sick babies.

I really love the way they turned out and it felt nice to have something productive going on when it seemed like nothing else was getting done around here. I changed the pattern up just a bit on my ornaments by adding a picot to each point of the star. I just wanted a little more *point* at the points. :) Molly made a few of them too, I wish I had a picture of one of hers, but I'll take care of that tomorrow. I gave them away in sets of three like this....

I have started (and finished) another pattern from the magazine too! It's a knit pattern! *happy dance* I've been knitting my little heart out (and loving every minute) for the last couple of days..... and you know... I think I've finally got the hang of it! This may have been the perfect time for me to give knitting a fair try -when I have plenty of sit down time and not a lot of work related distractions. So nice.

I'm going to get back to knitting and praying for the first good night's rest to be tonight, and I'll see you back here soon with some knitting to show! I hope you all had a good Christmas friends! xo, Sam


Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

those are adorable!

We;re still in the midst of the flu and hoping to see the end soon :)

Sonja said...

I love that you found such a great book...and a little over $3, that's even better. Hope the family is well soon.

Jess said...

It is good to hear that your family is feeling better. The flu can sure make you feel awful, we just got over it a week ago.

I love the Granny Stars. The are so beautiful.

Robert Smith said...

These look beautiful...!!