Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Family Friends and Stitch Markers

Yesterday really made me think about the people I love. My kids, (of course!!) my hubby, my bestfriend, and all of my family and friends are my life. My hubby started a blog. I am a blog pusher! I keep trying to get my knitty friend, Carrie to start one, and my hubby, too. Well, he caved. If you want to check it out, go ahead. He does have a weird sense of humor, though. hehe. I haven't read his last post, but I think he said it has to do with music.


Here are a couple of pictures of my bestfriend and me, in Florida last spring. It was the first trip we'd ever taken together away from our kids. Hubby did a very good job for the whole week. I'd never been away for so long, but it flew by. I told her yesterday that we need to do it again!! Her mom and stepdad took care of us like princesses. We payed for our tickets there, and that was it. They cooked for us, or took us out every night. It was just like when we were kids. We've been bestfriends for (ok she'll kick my arse if I'm wrong) I think....21 years? I'm close, I know it, I just can't do any math right now. hahahaha. She read my blog, and said I'm an old lady, and I crack her up. She's an old lady, too, but I think old age must have made her forget that fact!


Well, well, well, Blogger is being nice! It let me put another picture in this post!! I tried my hand at making some stitch markers. They are really small, for sock needles. I gave them to Carrie for her birthday. Then, I sat down and made some more. I think I'll send one out with each skein of sock yarn I sell on my etsy shop. I might even sell some separately. I've been using one on the jaywalker sock I'm knitting; instead of the little coil-less safety pin that I usually use. It works just as well, and looks a lot better.

Tomorrow, or whenever I post next, I'll show some pictures of how I fixed my felted slippers. I kept getting holes in them. I would have to darn them, over and over. I know why they call that darning!! So, I bought some gunk that goes on tool handles, and fixed them right up. They feel the same on my feet, but, no more slipping around in the kitchen. The bottoms are not slippery any more. Oh, well, hopefully no more darning!

Housework calls! Darn It!

9 comments:

stacey said...

You got away!! Good for you! Hmmm...I don't know when the last time it was I was able...

Those stitch markers are soooo cute!

Romi said...

You're an old lady? I think not! I'm a blog pusher, too. I got my husband to start one and then I didn't do mine for another year or so! Hee. The pics are cute. :)

del said...

The stitch markers are lovely! Yeah, housework...drat. Cute pics!

Mindy said...

I love vacations away. It makes for happy mommies. I take a couple weekends away each year.

g-girl said...

i highly doubt that you're an old lady..come on, you just dyed your hair red a couple weeks ago! What old lady would do that? lol. question-how does one make stitch markers? I'm noticing that many people are doing this and I don't even know what's involved in it!

Whimsical Knitting said...

Loving your markers! I need some baby ones for socks,too! I stopped by your dh's blog to say hey! Looks like ya'll had fun on your vacay! LOL, old?! There's no such thing!!

KnitMongrel said...

hey - I LOVE the stitch markers, and your blog! I'm off to do dishes... damn the things that get in the way of our knitting. :)

Andrew said...

I ran into that photo problem too and found a way around it. It turns out that your photos actually ARE being uploaded to Blogger's database, ever time, but for some reason the html doesn't appear in your post. After you try to upload a picture and it doesn't appear to work, all you have to do is copy the html for a picture from another one of your older posts, paste this in your new post and change the file name (in two spots - you'll see where). All the rest of the information in the photo address is the same every time you upload a picture. This workaround has worked for me every time.

Andrew
To Love, Honor and Dismay

tatjana said...

Aw! You look like you two had the best time :D Uh-huh, old. RIGHT. My left arse cheek you are! ;)