Thursday, March 06, 2008

Ah crud!

Ah crud...literally. I got that crappy icky nasty cold / virus that is going around and I've been laid up in bed pretty much all week, working from home via my laptop whenever I could find the energy.

I am starting to get better, just in time for the weekend and for my friend Zori to come visit - yay!

A few things for show and tell today.

First up, my new Knitting Needle holder, which is probably older than me! This lovely holder came to me from my Grandma. She had given me her yarn stash about a year ago, but had held on to her needles. My Grandfather gave me the holder and her needles after the funeral. Now, every time I go to get a new needle, I will think of Grandma.

Grandmas Needle Holder

Next up is the hat I made for Meti while back in the US. This hat provided some well needed laughter and relief at times when I would pull it out and stick it on my Dad's head for sizing....we laughed because the hole in the top of the hat where the needles were would showcase ever so wonderfully that little patch of "clear hair" that my Dad has on the top of his head!

A hat for Meti 1a A hat for Meti 1b

And last up today is a wonderful surprise that was waiting for me here in Belgium when I arrived back. It was hand delivered while I was in the US by my friend Zori, all the way from Argentina. Thank you Vik! It was so bright and cheery - I smiled when I opened it up!

Cotton from Vik

I am off to eat some more Chicken Noodle soup! Have a great day everyone!

8 comments:

elaines630 said...

Its great to see you back! I hope you are feeling better - I caught some nasty cough/chest cold thats going around 2 weeks ago or so and I am still getting over it!

Thats so nice that your have your grandma's knitting needles. I think that those kind of things passed down help keep memories alive for so long!

Vik said...

Dear Kim, you´ll get better soon - Zori´s coming to town!!!

Awww that precious needle holder... I have the one from Grandma too...

I wish I could have minimized myself and be inside the cotton when you opened the package! ;-)

PeWee said...

Ewwww, I'm sorry your sick. I hope the chicken soup helped!

Your Grandma's needle holder is gorgeous! What a wonderful item of her's to have!

The hat's very handsome!

mrsfife said...

Hope you feel much better soon! And you're going to have fun at the weekend, too!

I love your needle case, it's gorgeous. Could we have a close-up of the design on it?

Sue said...

What a lovely keepsake from you grandmother. I'm sure you'll treasure it always.

elaines630 said...

I tagged you!

http://catsnhooks.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-first-tag.html

kathy said...

SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOU BEING SICK. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER DO IT. IT WAS POTATO SOUP FOR ME. IT TOOK ME ABOUT 5 WEEKS TO GET BACK TO NEARLY NORMAL.IS ANYONE EVER REALLY NORMAL?
WHAT A WONDERFUL MEMORY OF YOUR GRANDMOTHER.

Mimi said...

Hope you're all well now :)
That's a lovely needle holder, and the needles would surely be good to use.
How sweet to make your bf a hat, and him to love wearing it!