We are seriously engaged in preparing our documents for Alia. Things are moving with unpredictable speed. Kind of start and stop. More and more papers certifying other papers needed.Some will need to be picked up in other states. Only one of the organization will require 44 original documents. Possibly more.All this takes time and money. Money to travel to one and only location where they issue certified copies of th
The three day holiday is over. Would you believe me – I wrote up a wonderful post (at least I think so) about Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) and had not time to post it. Oh well… Now I have a whole week until the next Holiday – Yom Kippur.Am I knitting? Yes and no. The baby is teething. The poor thing is in pain and screaming, screaming, screaming. The only way to lower the noise is to hold her. For
I have not posted for a few days.Here is what have been happening!On Sunday I went to a Bar Mitzvah of my friend’s son. The kid did really well and it was such a pleasure to listen to him. It was also a pleasure to talk to my friends. I do not see them often enough! DD #1 went with me and stared in shock at her dancing Mom. She had no idea I could do that!Then, on Monday DH came down with the same nasty virus I had.
I am running around like a beheaded fowl! I guess I am a natural at it.In just one short week DH and DS #1 will board the plane to Israel. Of course, true to form, we are trying to accomplish everything at the last possible moment. Most of the day today was spend in obtaining ONE paper. For that DH had to visit THREE governmental agencies, and, of course, pay at each one. Here is the total:Boro Hall $35.00City Hall $
Yes, yes, yes! I finally finished the Happy Triangles Baby Hat in blue. I love it! The pattern stitch is very nice and bumpy. And I think after all my doubts the top knot looks very cute. What do you think?Now I am making a girl’s version in white and bright pink. Of course tis top will be different. Pattern will be published soon.
Yes, I know one got to be mentally impaired or “special” to knit in the dark with black yarn. Yet I did it. The result is a disaster. I looked at my Son’s vest today and was very dismayed. Cables turned wrong, knit and purl pattern is off… Yikes!…Had to rip about 5” down!Now here we go again…. re-knitting, but not in the dark anymore.
Thank G-d the fast is over and life resumes as normal. Or at least as something that passes for normality around here.And magically my thirst for knitting is back.And I am knitting furiously, trying to finish up a few projects that were at the “almost done” way too long.I have to hurry up if I want DH to take the pictures. He and DS #1 are leaving for Israel in about two short weeks! DH will deliver DS #1 into his me
I found this fun knitting survey in my travels on Ravelry.Try it out, I would say it applies to crocheters too.Just so you know here are my reasons for knitting (they asked for four):1. I love it.2. Keeps my fingers from getting stiff.3. Keeps me from murder.4. It is a channel for my creativity.
I have finally taken a plunge. I have Cast On and started DS #1 Bar Mitzvah Vest. I spend lots of time with my stitch dictionaries, charting possibilities, and even making a swatch – thing almost unheard of in my knitting.After all that I decided to make the vest plain due to the lack of time. Well… As happened before some of my projects just got a mind of it’s own. First everything was more or less
I have almost finished a baby boy hat for my friend and got totally stuck. I am not sure how to end it. I wanted to make a nice fat I-cord like this one on my Baby Beloved Hat. I thought I would make it striped. But a friend (thank you Tamar) insists that it begs for a huge pompon. I do not love pompons. I am too Russian for them. They feel like a waste of yarn to me. They are counter-intuitive. After all we like our