Wednesday, January 7, 2009

No pics to night. Tried to get some cleaning done around here the last 2 days while Harv was out at tax class. My hubby is a tax volunteer for AARP and the IRS and does taxes 2 days a week starting Feb. until April 15th for seniors and low income residents. It is at our local library here. Every year they have 3 days of classes but as an old hand at it, he and our neighbour both are usually finished half way thru and pass the exams. He also answers questions for the IRS on the computer. He enjoys it and it helps to keep the mind active. Our neighbour who does it with Harv celebrates his 87th. birthday today. He plays tennis every week day morning and walks a total of 4 miles to our front entrance and back most days. He is just
wonderful.

I did start knitting a pair of crazy quilt mitts before we left for Christmas and only finished one. They are 2 needle mitts and then are sewn up. I really prefer the 4 needle variety but had no 4 needles with me and with about 100 pairs at home didn't want to buy more. I haven't done any knitting in a while so it felt good. Will take pics when I get them finished. I will send them to my daughter who could use them up in IL.

It appears to be such bad weather all over our country and in Canada. Just read about the white Christmas they had in the Vancouver area this year. A first I think. The Pacific Northwest really got zonked and now all the flooding is starting. Our world is changing.

Keep warm and safe.

Hugs

FredaB

3 comments:

Pat Winter said...

HI Freda, To add beads, you just string several "e" beads and any with larger holes, onto pearl cotton and use that as one of the string sets. When you go to put the string with beads up, just drop a bead into the center of your disc, and keep going. I know this will not make sense. I will try to make a little tutorial later.
Hugs,Pat

Allison Ann Aller said...

I think Harv is a champ to provide such a great service to people who really need it.
You'd better make him and his friend some cookies....

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Crazy quilt mitts...knitted? I can't wait to see a picture of them. They sound really cool (warm?).