Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I hate thinking of titles

Remember this blanket? The green and yellow one? Well it's gone. I frogged it. I could not make myself want to weave in so many ends, even though the colors looked awesome together. I restarted it, though, and now it is the blues blanket in the pictures to the left. I like it a lot more, and there won't be half as many ends to weave. Maybe that's why I like it so much more.

I'm also showing off LD's killer zap socks that I talked about in that same post. I finished them quite a while ago, but that was when I was being a lazy blogger, and I never posted the fo. MM dyed the wool for those, and I dyed the sock yarn for the other two pair that I am finally posting about.

The pink and yellow ones are for Hubby's Aunt. She asked for bright, stripy socks. They are bright alright! I want to keep them. It's just a plain stockinette sock, but oh, they are nice! If I do say so myself.

The green, purple, blackish, orange striped ones are for me, me, me! I love my handknit socks. I dyed that yarn, too. Actually, I made two skeins the same, so I could put one on my etsy shop, but my friend Melanie bought one before I could list it! I'm using the Monkey pattern. Love it! I know what people say about lace patterns and stripes, but I like how they turn out.

So, here are some super cute pictures from LD's field trip to a one-room school house. My friend Carrie sewed this awesome dress. She has a pic of her daughter wearing it for her field trip, and lucky us, LD's trip was just a bit later. There is a pic of her and her teacher (the one that knits) and her with her best friend.

I also won a bet against Hubby and got some sock yarn money the night before WWKIP day. I bought this Austermann Step that has Aloe and Jojoba Oil in it. Yes, I am a selfish knitter and will make socks for myself with it. The color is 0027 Afrika. It has orange. Orange is important when choosing sock yarn for myself. hehe

The baby blanket is for my nephew's baby that is due in August. I keep picking up the socks, though. I guess I should go work on the blanket. Deadlines and all that stuff.

I am in love with ravelry. It rocks. I keep looking for people I 'know'. If you read my blog, or if I comment on yours and I haven't found you yet, come be my friend. :D

Well, gotta go knit!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Bear with me

I am finally updating my template. It may look weird around here for a bit, sorry! I know I should have done this a long time ago, but all the copying and pasting! Oy!

Back soon with a better blog!! :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Oh darn, I need a title

Yesterday, we celebrated World Wide Knit In Public Day at the park with a bunch of knitters. LD was my photographer, and even though the date on the pics say the 15th, it was actually the 14th. The same thing happened to the graduation pictures. (They all say the 9th, but it was really the 8th) I fixed it today.

Carrie was there, and Melanie, our knitting buddy, LD's third grade teacher (she also taught me and both of my boys) was there. I should do a post on her sometime; she's awesome. I have posted a little about her before.

The LYS owner brought yarn and there was a special braiding project to try. Unfortuately all of the pics of me knitting look too awful to post. I don't know why I can't just smile until the picture is over. I just have to start talking, or turn my head. Oh well.

It was a really nice, sunny day, but later after we came home there was another thunderstorm (we've had quite a few lately) and there was hail. Click the pics to see it bigger.

There was a real photographer there, too, for a little newspaper here, or something. I'm not sure, because while he or she was there, I was at the yarn shop with Melanie (red shirt in the pics). I had some sock yarn money burning a hole in my pocket. LD will be in the picture, though. That's just the way it goes. lol I did get some really cool looking Austermann Step, though. I'll snap a pic and show it off sometime.

Speaking of showing off....I have some more pics from graduation. My little SkaterPunk is an artist, and he had a showing in the front display case of his school. The art work behind these pictures is all his. Some of the pottery he had there was already removed, though. I am so proud! He asked me for some of his old work, and told me there was going to be a senior art show, he just didn't tell me it was him!! His class voted him most talented, and class rebel. Yeah!!

I stuck a couple of pics of him standing with part of his class, too, because they are just so funny to me. I always think of him as my little boy, but he is tall! As I was looking at all of the pictures from graduation, I realized that he is a head taller than everyone else. I think that's so cool. (He is easy to spot in each pic)

We went to his college orientation on Wednesday, and I would have had a really cool knitting story, if I weren't such a chicken. As Hubby and I were waiting for SP to get done with his student part of the day, I was looking around for a seat to get comfy and knit in, and there was this kid knitting. He was a cool kid, too, you could tell from the yarn he was using. hehe I tried to sneak a pic of him, but none would turn out. Hubby said I should just go tell him I'm a blogger (or crazy knit addict or something) and ask for a pic. His parents were there, and he was probably 18, since he'll be a college freshman, but I chickened out. As they were leaving, though, he saw me knitting, and smiled and gave a nod to my project. I told SP that he should make friends with this kid, since he's obviously very cool. ;)

Well, enough bragging, I am working on four projects right now (sweater, baby blanket, and 2 prs. of socks). I have a list of things my loved ones want, too. I joined ravelry today, though, so who knows when I'll have time to knit. Who'm I kidding? I'll make time!

Knit on!!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Look what I have

a high school graduate!!
Now you know where I've been; busy and stressing out! Real post soon, I swear!!