Tuesday, July 31, 2007

fiber fest details soon

I'm still looking at and scrutinizing fiber fest pics. We had an awesome time, but now, I think I'll brag on myself a bit first. Look who was in the school paper! That's me! Teaching knitting! :)

Friday, July 27, 2007

I'm So Excited

'Cause we're going here tomorrow!
Really, that song is going through my head! "I'm so excited!"
I've been knitting some soap socks. More soap socks, I guess I should say. What I want to knit are socks, or really another lace shawl, but I can't decide on a sock pattern, and I don't have enough yarn for another shawl right now. So .... soap socks it is!
I went to the library the other day, and one of the librarians said "Hi, Arleta, how are you? Are you knitting away this Summer?" Hehe, yeah, they know me there. I told them I almost brought my lace shawl to show off, and they want to see it next time. "Bring it in!" Ok, I almost came home and ran right back there to show off, but I didn't. Next time, though, I'll bring it and show off a little.
This fiber festival is in August. It's a longer drive than this fest, and I believe we have a family thing going on that weekend. I would love to go, though!! This lady with her cool knit themed pottery will be there, I think.
I finally put the little hat and bootie set, and my shrug up on my other blog.
Also, Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the wonderful comments! I love them, and the knitblog friends I've made!!!
Well, I've gotta run do some stuff and get ready for tomorrow!! Hope everyone has a great weekend!! Knit on!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

All Done!

Shawlly! My very own first lace shawl, The Sagittaria Shawl, is done!
I know I should hurry and put her on my other blog, but another busy day is coming up. I have some other fo's that need to go there, too. I'm just going to have to make time to post my details there!

I have to make some time to do a proper pic of me modeling this shawl soon! Here we have the Little Diva being a "modeler", showing off Shawlly for me. She went a little wild with the tattoos. I know she applied more than 20! Hehe, at least they wash off. I only have 4!

I am most definitely wearing Shawlly to a wedding this fall, I think I'll be wearing her a whole lot more, though! I am in love with shawls! I was looking for another lace one to knit, as soon as I had her off the needles! I have lots of socks I want to knit, too, though. Time! I need more of it!

Today, we are hopefully going to finish the patio, and next weekend I hear there is a Fiber Fest in Michigan! I really want to go. Look who will be there with her awesome shawl, that she designed! We'll have to talk about it again Carrie, and maybe make some plans!!

I am so sorry for not answering emails, and properly thanking everyone for the wonderful comments. I keep hoping to get to it, but with knitting like a crazy person, reading like another crazy person, and kids ~ Well, you know.... Soon, hopefully, soon!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Warning ~ Crazy Post Ahead!

Whew! I thought when Summer finally came, I'd have more time to do stuff I want to do. Haha, yeah right! I've been so busy! I miss reading everyone's blogs! I haven't been able to post. I've hardly had time to knit!! I feel really bad that I haven't returned emails or answered all of the nice comments!! Forgive me, real life has taken over here at Arleta's Motley Wool.

I even forgot to talk about my one year blogiversary, which was on June 29th!! I had a plan, but out the window it went. Kids are running me ragged!!

Birthday parties, family reunions, picnics, and a great 4th pool party. All fun stuff, but then I have to make food, and visit, and eat, and play. My poor knitting gets pushed farther and farther back.

I have been working on my shawlly. I am on the next to the last chart. I could have had it finished, but I find myself slowing down (when I do have time to knit) I think I'm afraid to finish it, even though I really want to wear it!

Speaking of wearing great shawls, I got to wear Carrie's at the park the other day. I had on a sleeveless tee, and it was windy. Mmmmmm! Warm and pretty! I loved it. Thanks, Carrie, you sweetie!!

Ok, sorry about such a quick, crazy, disjointed post! I have pics of the loverly fireworks we watched over Lake Michigan on the 4th. Camera phones are so amazing! If I forget the camera, Hubby can whip out his phone, and there's proof that we once in a while leave the house!
Here is my patio (to be) I want it done!!! We have to remove the bricks, level 'er out, rebrick, and pour some quick set cement stuff around them. Please don't tell me if we're doing it wrong. I don't want to know! LOL
Pics of Shawlly, too. I love her! I need to go knit a bit, then ~ Ewwww Housework. Oh well, real life, here I come!
Knit on, Knitters!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th to the USA

Here are some fireworks for you!
Have a safe, happy holiday!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Lookie ~ Lookie

Look what Rhoda nominated me for! She thinks I'm a Rockin' Girl! Isn't that cool! She's such a sweetie. =)
Since she put 5 Rockin' Girl Bloggers on her page, I'll do the same. Of course, if she hadn't already been chosen, I'd put her, but I love lots of bloggers, so here goes, in no particular order:
  1. Carrie, The Barefoot Cobbler. Her blog is a fun read. Busy knitter with 3 kids!
  2. Kadiddly, Backstage Stitches. Great read every post about her work, knitting, and life.
  3. Amy, Boogie Knits. Homeschooling momma knitter. Shop owner, too!!
  4. Bernie, Coming Up Blank. Crafty lady! She also started knit 1 blog 2 for us all!
  5. Deborah, Deborah's Daily Dilemmas, knits, cooks, mothers, and shares it all with us.

I'll have to find some time to go leave them some comments and let them know I put them on here! Time? Hehe, yeah right!

If I didn't put you on here, you know I love you all! I'm embarrassed to admit how many blog favorites I have on my blog lines!! And we all rock!