Friday, October 29, 2010

Winter Fun

Skating has started for another year.  Our local arena has 'pre-school' skating every Thursday morning, but really it's open to any one.  We had to buy Ella new skates this year, her feet grew 2 sizes.   I was surprised how Ella just hopped on the ice and took off.  I thought she might have to get used to the ice again.

Ella was so happy to wear her new skating outfit.  Grandma finally finished knitting the skirt and sweater.  Ella is so pleased with herself and hopes her little friends from last year come back.  For some reason Ella is still skating with a stiff left knee.  She won' t bend it for anything.  She wants to learn 'tricks' so that's likely how I'll get Ella to finally use that leg.  Can't do waltz jumps with one leg  :)

Since Ella can't read, I'll share with you another Christmas present that I have finished.   I hope the picture is a little clearer than it looks right now.  I'm not sure why it looks blurry uploaded??  Any way, I finished Ella's stocking this afternoon.  It's Falling Snow from the Ravelry website.  I've actually seen some pictures on Ravelry that show this stocking with names knitted in.  I may have to make this stocking again and add Ella's name.  It was such an easy knit that it's really tempting.   In which case, I'll have to find a new home for this one, hmmm...........


Diann said...

Ella looks very happy out there on that ice! She is such a doll!
The stocking is really pretty -- one with her name on it is a great idea. It would be more personalized.
My son-in-law left for Canada today for a week of hunting with his dad, uncles, etc. He forgot his green card so won't be able to get back in the USA till my daughter sends it to him, LOL What a dork! :)

Paula said...

Yeah, I've already put the ball of wool on the grocery list :)

Ella loves skating so much. She feels like such a big girl now with the outfit Grandma made her. She just has to stop falling so much this year -she has less padding.

Is the SIL up for deer hunting? Must be, I think moose has already ended. Mom's brothers deer hunt around Tory Hill (the cottage). Your SIL better get something nice for your daughter or maybe she won't let him back -ha ha!

Diann said...

Yes, they deer hunt, bear hunt, whatever! I think it's somewhere around the Keene area, where he's from, but I'm not sure. It's at some deer hunt camp?
He'd better get my daughter's car back to her in one piece, too! But she is driving his old Trans-Am - a show car, so she'd better be careful, too!

Jess said...

This reminds me of when I went ice skating with my school in Bradford for our leavers present! :)