Monday, September 21, 2015

"Old Blue Eyes"

When The Chick was born everyone began wondering just where she got her blue eyes. In our family my Mom, Dad and three brothers all had brown. My parent's siblings all had brown eyes as well. As I began asking extended family members I was told my grandfather was the one in my family with the blue eyes. But because he died when my mother was four years old it was only hearsay - until now.  Recently WWI registrations became available on the internet and I checked  my maternal father's registration and there it was in black and white!
Now in Hubby's family they all had brown as well. I did have the opportunity to know his Gramma Pearl who in her heyday was a fiesty redhead with blue eyes.

So there it is....
The Chick Who Flew The Coop got her blue eyes from her Great-Gramma Pearl on her Dad's side and her Great-Grandfather John on her Mother's side!

Just have to add this darling photo of the three girls:

Saturday, September 19, 2015

U of Montana Homecoming Socks

Next weekend is  UM Homecoming and they are again reviving the "Old Griz" colors. I was able to find Hubby an "Old Griz" hoodie but unable to find something for myself. So, out came the needles and I quickly knit a pair of crazy socks. These socks blend the old and new colors of the Griz. Crazy but I love them!
Pattern: Modified Stashbuster Spirals, with Fish Lip Kiss Heels, and Modified Mosaic Stitch
Yarn: Cascade Heritage Sock
Colorway: Black, Cinnamon, Burgandy
Needle Size: US Size 1

Sunday, September 6, 2015

What a win!

No one had expected the football season to have such a great start. North Dakota have been the division champs for the last four years and Griz are starting the season with a new coach.

I'm not sure what happened other than the stars aligned for a Griz win!  Griz 38/ North Dakota 35. One of the best games I've ever watched!

AND the tailgate party was a hit!
 The Crew:
Kimmie, me, Denise, Whitney, Susan, Hank

The Pirate's hand dyed socks

I called The Pirate's sock blank Mr. Magoo's Socks because they looked like he'd painted a pair of glasses on them. Of coarse he had no idea what I was talking about - I must be getting old....
Pattern: Modified Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner with a Fishlips Kiss Heel
Yarn: Knit Picks Bare Stroll Single Strand Sock Blank
Colorway: Hand dyed Mr. Magoo by The Tiger
Needle Size: US Size 1

I've finished them and will be working on Chloe-A-Little-Bit's soon.