Friday, August 19, 2005

Whoo Hooo....

I am on my way to finishing my sock pal socks. I am on the gusset shaping of the second one. I really liked this pattern and will have to make a pair for me. I can't wait to send these off to my pal. I really hope she likes them.

Now here is my yarn haul from last week. There is some of Knit Picks new merino lace weight yarns ( the purple solid and variegated, and the green) and some yarn that I picked up at Filati's yarn sale. One ball of Rowan Kid Silk Haze to make some Airy scarves, some beautiful Regia stretch, and some Sidar Snuggly for a cardigan for James. There was more but I am sending it off to my SP.

I decided to make the Lace Leaf Shawl for my DH's Grandmother. Claire is 96 and doing very well. She really is a wonderful woman and I love to go visit. Not that we can do that much, she is in Montana, but when we do I really enjoy her stories. I think that she will really like the shawl. I had planned on making out of Lorna's Laces but now I am thinking alpaca would be better. Montana is COLD in the winter!

Now a story to make you laugh..

The night before last I heard Katie crying in her bed. I jumped up and was going to see what the matter was. I guess I was in a hurry....I didn't want her to wake her brothers up....well I tripped over the Fisher Price Barn that was at the end of the bed. I tore a chunk of skin off the bottom of my foot and...ready....GOT A RUG BURN ON MY FACE. Can you believe that? A rug burn? You can not imagine the smart ass comments that Greg and I have gotten about it. Now that it has darkened...I look really silly. It's raw between my nose and my upper lip. Not to mention that I am hobbling along because of my foot.

Ok so it's not funny but a RUNG BURN ON THE FACE.....yeah, go ahead and laugh. If it wasn't me I would laugh!

And yes, my yarn is lounging on all the wood that Greg is splitting for winter.....we think we will need 5 cords to get us far we have about 3.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Wiping the tears away....

About a month ago, I came across a blogger that was in need of a row counter. Normally this would just mean a trip to the LYS....but see this blogger lives in ICELAND! So I offered to send her one in the mail. No big deal....

Of course I couldn't just send a row counter. I sent her some of my stitch markers and some sock yarn, Brown sheep's Wildfote. I also just sent some to my SP and she flipped over it (i'm safe saying this because I am SURE my SP has never even heard of me). Well, my Icelandic friend got her package and she wrote a post that made me cry.....and cry....and cry. My darling daughter even came over and gave me a hug and told me everything was ok :-) It sure makes me feel good to make someone else happy! Go read her blog.....she is an amazing knitter.

On the knitting front, I have finished my first waving lace sock and have started on the second. I'll be posting pictures of it tomorrow. I'm getting nervous that my pal won't like them......SO I just want to say that if the knitter that is knitting ME socks is reading.....I will LOVE anything you send :-)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Stitch Marker Swap

Well I got my other set of markers today! This has been really fun and the best part is we have 2 more months left!

The cute little pouch belongs with the pink shell markers, and the other set is on the right. Of course I don't know who sent these but thanks! It's so nice to get markers made by someone else....everytime I use them they will make me smile since they were made for me!

As for knitting, I will finish my first sock pal sock oh so helpful son, Bennett, got to it and took out 2 of the needles. Thanks goodness that my Mom was here at the time. She was able to fix it in no time. All knitting is on hold until I finish these socks.

I am feeling a bit better today. Having this infection so many times I know the tricks to make it go away faster. I should be 100% by tomorrow.....I just wish the PAIN would go away!

Monday, August 08, 2005

A fly by night post.

Sorry guys there are no pictures today. We did Katie's 4th birthday over the weekend and I am worn out! I think that a touch of Mastitis is creeping up on me so I have been trying to just rest today.

Anyway, I got my first set of stitch markers from the stitch marker swap. I MUST KNOW WHO SENT THEM. Please Please tell me. The pouch is so wonderful and I was so touched that something was knitted for me. I have kept it with me since I got it. Really, it's beautiful. I must know who you are. live close to my parents. Really close. So close I bet you have been to the yarn shop that my Mother works at. SO tell me...who are you??????

I PROMISE pictures tomorrow if I am not in bed al day :-)

Thursday, August 04, 2005

So much to do so little time.

It’s been so long since I have blogged! Things have been so busy here…

First I want to say thank you to Lynette. She sent me this gorgeous sock yarn all because I answered some trivia questions on her blog. She also sent some really good German chocolates but they have disappeared. One day I am going to make it to Germany. A week or two there to do research would be my ideal vacation! It’s really too bad that Greg and I didn’t make it over there while his Sister was there. Oh well…..

As for knitting, I have made a square for the John Glick Memorial Blanket. I plan on making a couple more but think that I will set it to the back burner for now. I have to finish my Sock Pal socks first. I also have the Irish Hiking Scarf half finished…and I need to start my Violets by the river shawl for my Mom. And I found this knitted basket pattern that I really like. These would make cute gifts.

I went to Amazon to but the Last Minute Gifts Book. I REALLY want it…and the price has gone up! WHAT? Ticked me off so I didn’t buy it. Wonder if I hint enough Greg will get it for me?

But all knitting has been put aside for this….

I can’t stand to go into my kitchen right now! That’s the walls with the wallpaper off and the spackle on. Tonight will be a sanding night. It’s amazing how much dust sanding spackle puts in the air! We bought paint while we were in Reno this week. Too bad Greg didn’t read the paint can. It’s one of those textured paints. You put it on with a trowel! Plus the color he got is way to dark for walls. AND one gallon will only do 50 square feet. NOT GOING TO WORK. So back to the drawing board on what to do with the walls.

Sine we are not removing the 70 year old wallpaper that is right on the drywall, we have to come up with something so that all the rips don’t show through. Maybe we should just wallpaper…but I would rather paint. A friend of mine told me that there are additives to put in paint to make it textured…..I am just afraid that the kitchen will look awful!

I want to get it primed before Sunday since my parents will be coming up. My little baby Katie will be 4 on Tuesday. She will be starting preschool at the end of the month and it’s so sad. She’s too grown up already!

OOO and one last thing. I was able to get to my LYS and snap a pic of my stitch markers for sale….now I need to take a pic at Filaits also…..