Sunday, November 20, 2011

Yop Update # 20

Absloutely no progress on my suprise hat! Someone has been home most of the week, sick, so not only no time for secret knitting but also I may be able to claim Insanity soon. I have had a bit of good/bad sock knitting this week though. I had to start over because when I picked up these socks to get started with them again I found a gaping hole. *sigh* but now I'm almost to the heel turn so Yay! These will be for me this time (I hope). I love this colorway.

I've actually gotten a bit further than this now. I'm into the darker blue again.

We've begun oue holiday decorating early this year. We just couldn't resist what with all the holiday music already on the radio stations. This is my major Holiday craft. It will take me about 10 years to complete by my calculations because I only work on it during the Christmas season and even then it has to share me with the knitting and present wrapping.

On a sadder note we (the family) have hit a run of bad luck. My Grandma broke her wrist just after last weeks Sunday post went out and The day before yesterday my sisters house burned down because of something with the clothes dryer. Lucky for her her 2 boys were at school and all she had to worry about was getting her and her daughter out. Now we're all going through our possesions and loading up the car for a trip down there to help out. Thanks to the Freecycle group I'm a member of we have much more than we could have collected alone and I think everything will be alright.

Hope everyone is well and happy. See you all next week.


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Thank goodness everyone's alright! Poor sis and family to lose all their treasured possessions! You'll have to make this Christmas really special to replace some of what's been lost!

Nice sock too!

Faith said...

My goodness, sounds like your family are getting stretched a bit. Thank goodness no one was hurt in the fire, but it must still be very distressing. I hope that you manage to rally locals and friends etc... To make things better soon.

Your sock looks great, I like that colour way too.

Have a good week, and I declare no more rubbish for your family, onwards and upwards!

Ruth said...

I'm glad to hear your sister and her family were not hurt in the fire, it must be so stressful and I hope her friends and community pull together with you all, so needed at this time. Wishing you Grandma a speedy recovery too and I hope this week and the next ones are event free for you and your family

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Glad to hear that everyone is ok, but goodness, what a fright! And your poor grandmother.

Hope this is a better week for you all.

Dorothy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister's house. That would be the most devastating thing I can imagine. The only good thing is that nobody was hurt. My thoughts are with them. xoxox

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

I'm sorry this week has been so tough on your family. I'm glad to hear everyone was safe at your sister's though, and hope your grandma is feeling better.

Kepanie said...

Sorry to read about your sister's house fire; how devastating for them. Glad everyone made it out safe.