Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blogging Hiatus

I won't be blogging for awhile. :) Things are busy here, family is keeping me busy, my health is keeping me busy, and I'm knitting to keep me busy at home, at dr appointments, and when picking up kids from various activities. I haven't been on Ravelry even. Yikes, and I really, really love Ravelry. I've been lax on two swap partners, and I ashamedly just sent out the last two packages to my pals...a month late. That's bad...and I've always been a great swap person to count on. Sounds silly, but I like to be dependable and be counted on.

I guess I'm trying to set priorities in the midst of turmoil, and just need to take a break from extracurricular activities right now, and trust God in all things! He is always good. :) And, I need to write some very apologetic and sincere notes to my swap pals for their waiting.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

September Update

It's been a month since I blogged! My how time flies. So, this is my "update", as I still don't have the time right now to blog, to "Ravelize", and such. :) Soon enough, I will. :)

1. Knitting is my friend. I'm on my 2nd BSJ with ShibuiKnits and Koigu. No pics yet! Also, working on a 2nd sock (hence second sock syndrome will be licked in the butt), and then it's onto fingerless mitts, scarves and hats for my Greenlandic son's family (Christmas). No matter what, and although I don't have much time, my knitting is with me. I haven't had time to begin my MS 4 project, but it's all in a project bag, along with clues 1 and 2...just waiting. And, at the moment, I've been tagged by a team member for DishRagTag, and I'm "IT". My dishcloth goes out today to a team member, too. Go Knitting Aces! :)

2. My eldest son had a rollover auto accident this weekend while out of state, on his way to NG training. He fell asleep at the wheel early in the morning, while raining, and flipped his 20 year old Jeep a few times. God saw that it was NOT his time to leave this world, as he's OK. :)
He looks like he's been beaten with the "ugly stick", as he's black and blue, with lots of cuts, scrapes and bruises. He moves like a 100 year old man, but he's fine. Of course, when he's recuperated, I'll give him the mom speech, sort of a "what were you thinking?!!!!" with a motherly whack on the side of the head. :) Not really.

3. Kiddos are back in school. The youngest is at a private Christian school this year, and it's working well for everyone. HS Jr is homeschooled and taking online classes, Eldest is taking local college courses, and our exchange student son is at the public high school. I've never been more busier in my life, and that's including when I was working full time as a RN!

4. I love, love, love being a host mom. R is an awesome young man from Greenland, and we're blessed to have him as a part of our family. More on this to come later.

5. Time for me to send out packages for SP12 and Yarn Thing swaps, and I have a few things to mail out for a few swapees (PIF, a cool mug for someone else, etc).

Yikes! It's 6 am, and it's time for me to get going. Enjoy Fall, Y'all!!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Off the Missouri, and a Big Thank You to my SP12 Pal!

I'm off to Missouri today, to see my eldest son graduate from Basic Training/AIT at Ft. Leonard's a 17 hr trip by car. I have plenty of knitting (dishcloths, 1st BSJ and video, and socks) to keep me entertained, and my iPod is loaded and charged. I won't be online probably till next weekend, around the 25th. :) Also, our Greenlandic son, Rene, arrives later today, but I won't be able to meet him till I return! :( He'll be with us for a year. :)

I received some wonderful swap packages, noted on my Ravelry forum boards, but this is a thank you to my SP12 Pal, whom is very secretive, without ANY clues to her whereabouts! I like mysteries. I have lovely, lovely yarn, a handmade dishcloth/washcloth, notecards and gummy bears (Yum1). Thank you, thank you! I enjoy the colorways you've chosen for me. :)

I've been knitting quite a few facial cloths. This is one of them:

It's addictive, especially with the luscious cottons now available!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

August 9th...and where do the days go?

KnitPicks of my new favorites for washcloths, and below...Rowan Pure Life.

It's ALREADY August?!!!!! Where did the summer go? One minute I'm planning what to do, what to reorganize, what to knit, what to do on the lazy dazy crazy days of summer...then ..... school is about to begin. Oh My.
As you can see, I haven't taken many pictures recently. I've been knitting facial cloths and even dishcloths, and now...a swiffer cover (free pattern).

Things are hectic with kid's camp, church activities, and etc...and my knitting is well, but not worthy of photos (how many striking photo ops of dishcloths can you dream up?). However, I will attempt to photograph something to put up here. On Ravelry, I've been involved in the Knitters Holiday Swaps, Handmade Soap and Washcloth swap, the Caffeine Addict swap, and a few other things. For my Caffeine Addict swap pal, I whipped up a Cabled Mug Cozy in Noro cute, that I need to make one for myself. However, the one I sent to my pal is a bit tall, so she may have to use it on a LARGE mug, or a travel mug. I'll adjust mine to fit my oh-so-wonderful Longaberger coffee mugs.
Yarns I'm using for various facial cloths (too nice to be called washcloths!) are...Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton and Skinny cotton (my very, very favorite cottons), KnitPicks CotLin, Louet Euroflax (not enjoying the feel of this while on the needles...but I'll press on), and Rowan Pure Life, another organic cotton, naturally dyed.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

SP12 Question #9

Here's the question of the week:
In many communities, "the fair" is a great place to visit and spend
time with your family. It's also where many have entered one product
or another (jams, cakes, even knitting)...

Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair?
Would you ever consider it?

This is a short answer. No, I've never knit for the fair...and no, I have no desire. :)
Although, I do enjoy seeing the entries!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Birthday Entry...

Today in History July 31 Yesterday


Columbus arrived at the island of Trinidad.


The Marquis de Lafayette became a major-general in the American Continental Army.


The first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a process of making fertilizer.


Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States, died in Tennessee.


Mount Godwin-Austen (K2), the world's second-highest peak, was climbed for the first time, by an Italian team led by Ardito Desio.

1963 I was born!

1964 The U.S. space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the Moon’s surface.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week...

"What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening?''
  • nothing I have to cook or prepare (leftovers, going out to dinner for a salad, cheese and crackers, or even a bowl of cereal). Truth.