one to go. first I have a sleeve to tackle. :o\ I thought second sock syndrome was bad! (for you non-knitters, second sock syndrome is something only knitters suffer from, so you're safe! We get one sock done only to move on to another project and leave the solo sock all alone. I joked once and said I needed to find me a one-legged man. A knitting friend of mine said she works at the VA and could hook me up! What a charity project!)
Friday, December 28, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
tofutsies yarn? It's knitting up VERY nicely. I did an eye of partridge heel on this but somehow the detail of the stitching was lost in the pattern of the yarn. Or I made a mistake. It's probably the latter. I am digging this yarn though. Thanks mom!
Friday, December 21, 2007
It's true. And now I want to feel it. The yarn, not the musk ox. Can you even??
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I must have been grumbling a bit because Ken threatened to hide my knitting needles. "I want you to do something you enjoy!" he cried. I do enjoy knitting. I swear I do! Ignore the knitted brow (ha!) and the cursing and muttering under my breath. This is a hobby I enjoy. It is!
Today, I finished a sleeve. I sit here amazed as I look at my progress. I'm. Knitting. A. Sweater. There's a back, two fronts and now, a sleeve. It's amazing!
I'd show you a picture but my battery ran dead taking too many ice shots. (no need to comment Clementine! :oÞ) I'm hoping to put this sweater together this weekend. Maybe. With a little help from my friends?
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I couldn't have done it without her!
Excuse the crappy camera phone picture, it's all I had to capture pure genius at work. (nice kiss, eh?)
We frogged 15 rows of work. A whole afternoon of knitting but, as Cami pointed out, "For the same price you get to knit it again!" HA! Turns out if I'd just done what Rhonda said to do in the first place, all systems would have been go right off. I'm still not sure how I did it, those right slanting through the back loops, double somersault, full pike decreases but knitting is like that. Magic. And I'm hooked. Pun intended. Though that's really more of a crochet pun but I guess it works here too. The joke wouldn't have worked at all if I said I was needled so hooked it is.
Sleeves are next! And I know I'll feel like I'm almost done once I get the sleeves finished and really I'll be very close but then I
And Cami? Don't even complain one bit about this picture. Remember, I know your super secret password and have access to that slanty face picture and I didn't post that. See what a good friend I am? :oÞ
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I have been knitting today. Knitting and watching a marathon of Sex and the City.
We got our tree up and for the first time I have two trees - one in the formal living room and one in the family room. Even though I hardly ever go in the living room it's fun having a tree in there. It has white lights and teal and silver ornaments to continue the room's colors on the tree.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I -love- this picture of Ashley. It is just so HER. Justin in his Power Rangers jacket (everything really DOES come back, doesn't it?) waiting for his turn to talk to the big guy.
Taken in '94 at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I think I win that game. She totally tried to blackmail me. I finally gave in (cause that's what people close to her DO - it's self preservation as "Boris" informed me) and said, "I will if you will." Well she did, so I do...
Here's what's been making me pee my pants lately:
there's just nothing better than pee-your-pants funny, is there?
Saturday, December 1, 2007
I feel like it's finally Christmastime.
I made this for an ornament exchange I'm doing with my Pampered Chef team next weekend.
I bought the pattern from Little Coon Creek a few years ago and TORE my house apart today looking for it. I found bits here and pieces there but no pattern. Luckily, I had enough pre-cut pieces, I found the website, looked closely at the picture and guessed at the rest.
Now I need to go clean up the mess I made looking!