Tuesday, January 22, 2008

20 days later

I can't believe it's been 20 days since my last post! So much has happened since...well not really. I came back from south of the border and started culinary school. For those of you who don't know me that well, I'll explain a little. I graduated from medical school, but it's been about 5 years since I practiced Medicine. I won't go into the reasons because sometimes it's even hard for me to understand what I'm doing. Long story short, I've always loved baking and pastry and for the next year that's what I'll be doing. After that, who knows, maybe I'll continue into the baking and pastry career or maybe I'll go back to medicine. Whatever I decide, I'll definitely be knitting!

And speaking of knitting, there are tons of things that I haven't posted yet.

Remember the calorimetries? Well, I ended up knitting about 20 of them. I don't have pictures of all of them, but here are a few. Needless to say, everybody loved them!

DH didn't get one, he was just posing, but even guys look good in them!

My mom received a hooded scarf, loosely based on this pattern. I used 2 skeins of Paton's Divine yarn. She liked it, but next time I'll try to round-off the top a little bit.

My MIL collects angels, so I decided to knit her an angel scarf. I modified this pattern to make it a scarf and I used Lion Brand's Jiffy yarn in one of her favorite colors: Yellow.

(MIL with my sister)

(Close up)

For my two sisters and my BIL I knitted each a pair of Felted clogs. I'm still waiting for the "good" pictures from my sisters, but here's at least a preview. My husband decided that his pair should also be in the picture. I still have to finish a pair for my little brother. I ran out of yarn in Juarez!

This adorable baby

got a pair of EZ baby booties from The Opinionated Knitter

My friend Roberto got a nice neckwarmer. Trust me, he could had sued me if I didn't crop the picture ;-)

I'll end this post with more babies! Well a baby and a toddler.

O-man got a Ganomy hat, another pattern by EZ found in The Knitter's Almanac

His sister Zaida got a top-down bonnet that I knitted with Kool-aid yarn

Aren't they cute?

I'm still missing some FOs. I'll post them next time.

Have a great week! or month, depends how much it takes me to post ;-)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Feliz Año 2008!

Mil disculpas por no escribir mas seguido, la verdad es que estoy disfrutando estos dias con mi famila. La navidad la pasamos todos (y me refiero a TODOS) con mis suegros y el año nuevo la pasamos con mis papas, muy padre todo.
El 2007 ha sido un año lleno de bendiciones, robe paso los examenes, entro a la residencia, visite Europa por primera vez, nos mudamos de ciudad, todos tenemos salud y amor, que mas podria desear? Yo se que el 2008 superara por mucho el año que se acaba y eso me emociona mucho, hay tantos proyectos! Ya despues les contare.
Espero que el año que empieza este lleno de bendiciones y cosas buenas para ti y tu familia.

My apologies for not writing in such a long time. I've been busy having fun with my family. We celebrated Christmas with my in-laws and New year's with my parents, all very nice. DH left yesterday and I'm leaving in a couple of days :-(
I feel so blessed, 2007 was a great year, but I know 2008 will be even better, we have so many plans and projects. I'll tell you about them later.
I really hope that 2008 is filled with blessings for you and your family.