Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Oh, yeah, I need a title

Well, here are some more booties made with Christine's Baby Bootie pattern. My friend Carrie started some, too. Hers are tiny, but it would be nice to see them in real life, Carrie! LOL. I have made 4 pairs, now, and I have another cast on. We'll see what pattern catches my fancy next. I made 13 of these dishcloths before casting on for the booties. I guess I do have an obsessive personality.

I posted the stats for these new pairs on my fo blog.

I've been thinking about changing this blog around some. All of the copying and pasting the links is not sounding fun, though. We'll see. (I really need to update the template) No I am not a chicken!

I almost forgot to talk about this new sock yarn I got! Don't ask, I am getting so forgetful!!

It is potluck from Amy. Mmmm. She chose these colors for me, and they are great! (Too bad my pic is so not great) One is greenish-bluish-purpley-yellows. The other is darker with orange-purples-blueish. Yes, I am in love!

Ok, I am in a hurry, but I just had to share. Hope everyone had a great weekend. We sure did.

Knit On, Y'all! I've gotta run!

Friday, May 25, 2007

MM's Volcano

OK, here's where I prove what geeks we really are. I hope this works. I love trying new things, but this video clip remix is giving me fits! (Click on it to open a new window, that had better play the video!)
p.s. I didn't realize the song I used says something about beer! (Oops!)

Look what Hubby brought home for me. He said they had black ones, too, but he knows I love orange. Then he said "Now you can be the punk rock knittar." LOL Flowers and a new bracelet. Gotta love that!

Knitting soon, I promise.
Have a great weekend, everyone! Who knows when I'll get back on this machine, but Knit On!

Monday, May 21, 2007

My MIL Rocks!

And here's why:

She sent Hubby and me to a Joan Jett concert. (This link has a pop up of her new video) I love Joan Jett. Seriously! She was rocking! And she looks absolutely amazing! I was close enough (standing right at the edge of the stage) to reach out and touch her. (If I shoved this one woman out of my way) LOL Before Hubby and I moved up to the edge of the stage, I was actually asked to sit down. At a rock concert! Yeah, right. I needed to go up to the stage and dance! It was so great!

There were a lot of older people there. I mean 70s or older. It was in a casino, and they probably got free tickets for being such good gamblers. I was saving my ticket, but I left it in my wallet, in my jacket, and washed my jacket. Urhg! It and a couple of pics (which I have more of) of the kids were the only things that got ruined.

So, that was Friday. Saturday, LD went on a Girl Scout Trip. I was a little sad to miss it, but I had quite a peaceful weekend. SP had to work, and MM was at his friends. Lucky us, we got a tiny little break from constantly taking care of someone else! Another little honeymoon. hehehe

Luckily, Carrie and another mom I really trust went and I didn't have to worry too much about LD being away for the whole night! And I got to knit..knit..knit. I finished the two pair of booties, and started another pair. Here's a pic of the booties, yarn for the next booties, and some yarn LD dyed. I think she could give me a run for my money on the dyeing! This is left over from a school project. They dyed yarn (FUN) and did a braiding project. I haven't seen it yet, but I can't wait!

Sunday, Hubby and I went to another concert. This one was quite different. LOL We went to church with the MIL and saw The Staffmen Quartet. They are pretty neat. We've seen them once a year for a few years. We aren't regular church people. The church we like is a bit of a drive and you know about the stupid gas prices, so .... plus, we're lazy and like to sleep in on Sundays, but we didn't have to get kids ready, and it was a nice break to actually go and sit with the grown ups and listen to some church music.

Oh my gosh! The funniest thing about the whole weekend was that the woman who plays the organ at MIL's church was at the concert! The Joan Jett concert! So was another lady who goes to Carrie's church! I don't know how old they are, but past their 70s, I bet! I know they got free tickets for being 'Gold Card Member Gamblers'. The organ lady told Donnie's mom that the concert was kind of raunchy, but ok. LOL!

Then, Sunday night we got to have some delicious morels from Donnie's cousin for supper.

I really appreciate all of the good friends and family we have. They give us good times, and good stuff! Just Kidding. But really, thanks guys!

I also appreciate all of the comments I receive from all of you great knit bloggers! Hopefully, when all of the end of the school year craziness dies down, I'll be able to catch up on my commenting!!!!

Knit on!

p.s. I just posted on my fo blog about the baby booties!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Baby Steps

Thanks so much for all of the nice comments you've left, everyone! I really love to read them all.

I have put down the dishcloths for a couple of days, and found another pattern to become obsessed with.

This is such a cute, quick knit! I'd been seeing such adorable versions of Christine's Baby Booties, that I had to give the pattern a try. Luckily for me, there is a neighbor, who has a little boy in LD's class, and she has just had a baby girl!

I'm planning on finishing the pink ones, and making another pair for her. The multi-colored ones are a little bit bigger. I know it's hard to tell from the photo. I think I'll give these two pair to the Mommy and let her decide if the third pair should be in the bigger or smaller size.

Then, I am going to make a pair or two for a friend who graduated high school with me. Her mother told me she is expecting a baby. Her first! I took the booties to the library to show them off, and she told me. She's very excited!

As soon as I finish the icord ties, I'll take a better pic to put on my finished objects blog. I'll give all of the yarn, and needle details on there.

You know the Koigu from the last post? I am thinking about some lacy socks for myself. Here's a random bit of info about me. I have never knit socks in a solid color before! I have done almost solid handdyed socks, but they were slightly stripy, and speckly. This will be my first time using Koigu, and my first time knitting with a solid colored yarn. Weird!

Remember to click on the pic and see those adorable little booties big!

Well, I have to go do laundry and the dishes. (and vacuum and sweep) That way, I can knit guilt free!
Have a great weekend, and knit on, everybody!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A gift and a Meme

I got some great yarn! I won a contest on a blog. Brynne sent this to me. Thank you, Brynne! I love it! It's Koigu Premium Merino. So, what do I knit with it? Give me some ideas, guys! Seriously! (I mean it! Tell me some great ideas!)

Like the sparkles? I found out about RockYou.com from a post on knit 1 blog too site. Pretty cool!

I also got tagged for a meme. Heather and Rhoda both got me! It might take a bit of thinking to come up with something different about me. I'm pretty boring lately. I'm going to give it a go, though.

Here is what Heather tagged me with:
Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

Here's what Rhoda tagged me with:
Here’s how to play…
1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves

2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here is my list:

  1. I should be getting ready to leave the house right now.
  2. I get to teach knitting to 11 kids later today.
  3. I have a new nickname: Sharky, since I'm so good at finding sharks' teeth.
  4. I love Spring flowers, but Summer is my favorite season.
  5. I don't really like ice cream.
  6. I don't like the number 6.
  7. I love dark, dark chocolate.
  8. I love thunderstorms, but they scare my dog and cat half to death.

That was tough. When I have to think of things, my mind goes blank. I have no idea who to tag.

Carrie, Kat, Sherry, Momo, Valerie, Kadiddly, Janice, Mindy.

Hope that's ok, guys. If you don't feel like playing along ~ no biggie! :)

Well, I've gotta run! Knit on, y'all!!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mushroom Hunter?

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms, Mommas, Mommies, and everyone who has ever Mothered anyone!! :)

Yesterday LD had two birthday parties to go to, so Hubby and I decided to go Mushroom Hunting. First we climbed up a scenic view thing in Arcadia, MI. I thought I'd share some pictures of the view. It is seriously gorgeous! (Click to make big!) I guess I've lost my fear of heights. I used to get dizzy from just standing up there, but yesterday, I felt good enough to lean over the edge and take a pic of the bluffs down toward where we live.

In the woods I got some great shots of flowers and tree stumps. I even brought my knitting with me, hehe. Hubby found two Morel Mushrooms. I found Zero!! My brother and Hubby's cousin find tons of these things. They are so delicious, but I just can't see them. (Just remember in Florida, I found 24 sharks teeth, and Hubby found 4)

Enjoy the nature pics and have a great Mother's Day!! I'm going out to dinner with my mom, Hubby is out to brunch with his mom right now. I got gifts, and of course gave handknit soap socks with other Mother's Day gifts today. :)
I'll have some knitting pictures again, soon! Knit on!! And, Thanks to everyone who wished MM a happy birthday! He loved all of the comments!

Monday, May 07, 2007

You Say It's Your Birthday........

It's Mal's birthday, too, yeah.

How do they grow up so fast? He's 14 and taller than I am!

Happy Birthday, Music Man Malcolm!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blah, blah, blah....

I swear I am trying to answer all of the great comments by email, but I am so far behind in everything! We did have a great trip, and I am so appreciative to have such nice friends to share the happiness with! Thanks for all of the nice comments. :)
I checked my bloglines feeds, and I have (this is embarrassing) over 300 to read! Man, y'all post a lot!! LOL (not 300 blogs, 300 posts!)
Here are some pics of some things I gave away already; I made the soap socks for Lisa's parents. Just as a little thank you for taking such great care of us for a whole week. And the bracelet went out to Rhoda. LD said "Mom, she's not going to like it....She's going to love it!" And she said LD is right! :)

So, yesterday, I went on a field trip with the LD. 33 second graders. I needed something a little more simple than my sock, (which I am in love with) to knit on the bus (and suck in little pre knit addicts) hehehe.
I cast on this dishcloth, and finished it. The kids love to see me knit. A few of them are in my after school knitting class, too. As soon as I got that dishcloth done I had to go try it with another color, and of course one more! I might have to go join Carrie's contest. I wonder if there is still time?
See the cute little sheep? That is a littlest petshop pet. LD gave it to me, since it is a sheep! :) I am afraid that the sock is going to be for LD, though. I guess we'll see. I am on the gusset, and I hate to admit it, but I think I am going to have to let her have this one. Darn my BIG feet. LOL
On Tuesday afternoon, the afterschool classes started up again. I am, of course, teaching knitting. I love my new little class. I have six boys and four girls! Isn't that great? They are so happy to be making things and having something so fun to do.
Well, my boys, MM and SP, went to the beach last night, and I HAVE to vacuum. I was talking about the sand in the kitchen (and everywhere) and no one was surprised. Oh, yeah, we live on the beach. I should just have a sand floor!
Hope your weekend is great!! All y'all should stop over to Rhoda's tomorrow, and tell her "Happy Birthday!"