Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Porque un niño nos es nacido, hijo nos es dado; y el principado sobre su hombro: y llamaráse su nombre Admirable, Consejero, Dios fuerte, Padre eterno, Príncipe de paz. Isaías 9:6


He is the reason for the season…

El es la verdadera razón para celebrar…

As we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus, we are so thankful this year to also be able to celebrate the gift of our son Ian Patrick Donahue who will be born God willing in April 2008!

Al celebrar que un hijo nos fue dado en la persona de Jesucristo,

Este año estamos muy agradecidos de poder también celebrar el regalo de nuestro hijo Ian Patrick Donahue que nacerá Dios mediante en abril de 2008!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Feliz Navidad y Año Nuevo! te desean:

James, Marlen, Mariel, Rachel & Ian

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Last minute X-Mas present

I am making this tube scarf for a last minute present. It takes two balls of LION BRAND Landscape (I am using a different shade though). This is my first time working with this yarn and I love it! It is very spongy and elastic. Perfect to make really warm winter items. I was able to knit up half of the scarf (1 ball) in about 2 hours, so I am hoping I can finish it tomorrow to be able to mail it to the recipient. I am not going to say who it is for to keep the suspense, all I am going to say is that it is for a person that I love dearly and that I haven't been able to knit anything for before. In fact, this is the only X-Mas present that I actually made this year due to the terrible period of knitting-vacation/laziness that overcame me at the beginning of the pregnancy. I love this project because it is soooo easy and it knits up in a snap. I highly recommend it as a last minute present, that is, if you resist the temptation to keep it for yourself. Pattern is free at:

Esta es una bufanda tubo que empecé ayer. Se lleva dos bolas de Lion Brand Landscapes, ya use una osea que en un día hice la mitad. Es el único regalo de Navidad que tejí este año pues estuve super vaga desde que empecé con el embarazo. Espero terminarla mañana para enviarla por correo. Es un proyecto muy fácil y me encanta la lana ya que es gruesa y esponjada y se teje rápido. El acabado final también es muy lindo . El patrón se obtiene gratis en :

Monday, December 10, 2007

My knitting power is back!

I was afraid my knitting power was gone. I lost interest and I haven't knitted for a long time, except for a few rows here and there. But now I think my interest is coming back it came back to me with the Christmas smell... I think the problem I was having was the lack of motivation I have with my current project. The intarsia sheep sweater that I am making. It is soooo boring...

So, I decided to go ahead and start looking for a challenge that would bring my knitting power back. Here is what I found; a god's nectar drop of inspiration for knitters:

His name is "Douglas", you can find him in Rowan RYC Book #22, Classic Travel - This is new for Fall 2007 and features sixteen designs by Martin Storey. Isn't he gorgeous? ah... and the model is not so bad is it?

Just what I needed to recover my knitting mojo... LOL

Finally a sweater that has the potential to become my next Christmas present for J. For the next Christmas of course... This year I am just hating my current project and I have not make anything for anyone...