Monday, December 31, 2007

Knitting Gifts

I had the whole family over for dinner the other night and each one got - for better or worse - a hand-knitted gift. I think they really liked them!

Number one son got a pair of Wool-Ease socks for boots or around the house.

Wife of #1 son got a pair of fingerless gloves. They were a quick and yummy knit in pure wool.

Son #2 also got a pair of Wool Ease socks for lounging at home in cold weather.

Wife of son #2 got some groovy socks in a beautiful Sockotta yarn from Italy. She was with me when I bought this yarn and thought it looked deliciously retro. It did and it worked up beautifully.

My only daughter got a nice pair of Superwash socks that go equally well with denim or khaki. These should keep her toes nice and warm this winter.

There was an extra gift for DIL #2. She had given me some yarn that she bought in hopes of learning to knit but discovered that she just doesn't have the patience for it. No matter. I made her a cap and scarf out of the yarn, mixed with some nice green and neutral cream ribbon yarn for contrast.

The grandkids love it when "Nonna" makes them things, so here are their winter slippers for this year. I'm a bit worried about how "slick" they are, but the boys love "sliding" in them. Hmmmm.....

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Weight Loss Surgery Article Series

As I said recently, my new obsession is writing Web Articles. I am learning how to write for the web better all the time. Meanwhile, based on my own experience, I have written a series about having Weight Loss Surgery. This is not the personal story, rather it is what you need to consider and what you can expect if you choose to go through the process. Here are the links if you would like to read more.

So, You're Considering Weight Loss Surgery
So You Want to Pursue Weight Loss Surgery
A Guide To Getting Ready for Weight Loss Surgery
So You've Had Weight Loss Surgery: The Physical Aspect
So You've Had Weight Loss Surgery: The Mental Aspect

There's a lot of practical information here. If you are even thinking about Weight Loss Surgery, please take a few minutes to read these articles.