Saturday, August 26, 2006

Saturday Sky!

You get two sky's today. Both the "Big Sky" of Montana.

The University Of Montana, Missoula, Montana. Greg got his B.S. and his M.B.A. from here.

Helena, Montana.


Saturday, August 19, 2006

I love the mail!

I have been getting a lot of goodies in the mail lately. Would you like to see?

I won this beautiful set of cotton yarns and a dishcloth pattern book from Emily over at Yarn Miracle. She held a contest and I was the lucky winner. Thank you Emily for the yarn, patterns, candy and peanuts. The Virginia postcard in on my fridge. Did you know that I grew up in Virginia? And that I miss it so much that it sometimes hurts? As soon as I can convince my parents that the east coast is the place to retire, this family is heading back!

Next up is the most beautiful hand dyed, hand spun, skein of wool and silk. Schrodinger is one of the participants of SP8 and she made this for me as a thank you/ get well gift. I have never had anyone hand dye and spin yarn for me before. I have no idea what I will knit with it, but it will have to be something very special. It's beautiful and I love it very much!!!

And last, but not least, is the latest package from my SP. She sent me the yarn and pattern to make the slipper socks from Knitpicks. I have been eyeing that pattern since it came out. I plan to make them for ME. They will be perfect in the cold snowy weather. There was also a Knitters Companion book in there as well. But I have to say that the best part of the whole box was the note that she wrote me. It was very touching and if I was closer to Colorado, I'd find my SP and give her a hug. Thanks again SP :-)

My oldest child, Katie, started kindergarten on Monday. I was amazed that I didn't really cry when I left her. She was so excited, I had to remind her to say good bye to me. She has been so eager to go to school everyday, and today was a bit difficult for her. Her first weekend. It was a lazy day, none of up got out of our PJ's until noon. I forgot how nice it is to be lazy when you have been so busy all week! Would you like a first day of school shot?

There ya go!

Saturday Sky

A Beautiful Sierra Nevada Sky!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Back from Vacation!!!

We had a wonderful vacation in Montana. We were lucky enough to fly home the day before the alert level was raised. I can't even imagine how much MORE stress would have been added. Flying with three young children is challenging enough. I will say that the kids did very well. I think the new crayons, coloring books, snacks, drinks, and the laptop that played Chicken Run over and over, helped :-)

While in Helena, I only bought one skein of yarn. It's Trekking in the pink and green colorway (107).

I have been looking at that color on line, and as soon as I saw it in person, I snatched it up!

I haven't really knitted in a few weeks. I have been trying to rest my hands. I did a little last night and so far so good. I do have a few WIP......

Green Gable, well really Lilac Haze Gable that looks like a Blue Gable! I have finished the lace section on this and am heading into the boring part. The Cotton Fleece is hard on my hands, so I think this will be a now and then project.

This is my bag for the KSKS swap. It's almost done and I hope to be able to felt it in a few days. I have all the goodies to put inside it, I just need to get knitting!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

My wonderful SP!

My wonderful SP sent me this a few weeks ago. In between vacations and doctors, I just haven't been able to blog about it.

It's a wonderful Christmas theamed package! Not pictured is a really cute pattern for Christmas socks. She also included the yarn to make the socks. A red and green skein of Lorna's Lace, and a skein of white Jawoll. She also included a small wipe off board, post it notes, and a small journal.

Thanks so much SP! :-)

I also recieved this in the mail. A beautiful handmade charm bracelet. There was no note, and no name. It's really pretty and it came on vacation with me! Please let me know who you are so I can thank you properly!

I started this post before we left for Montana......almost 2 weeks ago!!!!

Thank you to Everyone.

I want to thank each and everyone for all their well wishes on my last post. I do have an appointment with a Rhumatologist in a few weeks. I'll know a lot more after I talk with him. In a way I am hoping that I have Lupus. It will explain a lot of some of the mysterious symptoms that I have been having. And if I DO have Lupus, then there will be a course of action.

Right now I am just going with denial as my course of action. The swelling in my hands and ankle are making that harder to do... but I am NOT sick until the doc says I am!