Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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
It's addictive, especially with the luscious cottons now available!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
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 Kureyon...so 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
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
|July 31||Yesterday |
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.
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!