Friday, October 28, 2005

Surprise Mittens???

See that title???? That's supposed to be a pattern for Opal mittens (from the boxed knitting calendar 10/15)~~just what I wanted. The pattern says one skein of Opal and one skein of kid mohair lace weight. Ok~~went to knit Nite tonight and there it was~~black kid mohair lace weight~~perfect for the Opal I wanted to use for the mittens. I was in mitten heaven!! Couldn't wait to get home and get them on the needles!!! The ride home took forever and then KK had just gotten home too so I figured I'd better at least say "hello" before taking up the needles! So finally I'm all set~~cast on using the two strands~~these are going to be so nice~~and warm!!
What more could you ask for ~~a great color of Opal and the warmth from the mohair??
Right???? Wrong!!!! I cast those babies on and I'm thinking these look really BLACK!!! Where the heck did the Opal go??? OK, so maybe I just need to do a few rows??? Nope, still black~~now if any of you have that calendar take a look at the photo of the Opal mittens~~ they look like Opal you do not see any other color! Matter of fact it looks like the dam things are identical to boot! Yeah, I know they just had one and flip-flopped the picture! I mean really, they are perfect~
Not to mention that I spent the $$ on the black kid mohair that I now have no use for and I could have put it towards yarn for the shawl that's been nagging at me! Crap!!
Good news tho~~I finished the hat,did I mention I was doing a hat??? Maybe not~~I decided that the Making Waves needed to be a hat and a scarf. Now I'll use all the rest for the scarf and it will be plenty long enough.
I'm tired and annoyed so ~
Off to bed~~

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Can you feel it???

Just walk into the mall or some of the discount stores and the Xmas stuff is all over already!!! I can't stand it~~it's fall for heaven's sake not December!
Once I start seeing that I feel that anxiety starting up~~I'm never going to get everything done I want to do. I think I need a list and stick to it!
I feel like you have to just buy,buy,buy whether you want to or not because it's the holidays.
I think this year I'm going to stay away from the stores~~no more stopping "just to look" because there's always a great sale that you'd be crazy to pass up!!
I'm going to enjoy my knitting~~make a few gifts and pick out a couple special presents and that's it!
Ok,I vented I feel better! On the knitting front~~I have one scarf 3/4 done and a matching hat done to the decreases. I'll finish that tomorrow and I'm going to work on the scarf now while watching TV with KK.
A second scarf is about half done and I'm really liking it!!
KK was off today so we did some errands and stopped at a new place for burgers~~that were pretty good. We went to the afternoon showing of Flight Plan I thought it was excellent!! If you like Jodie Foster you should catch this one!
Stopped at Joanns quick before the movie ~~had a coupon so I picked up a mohair blend that I'm going to mix with something for another scarf.
I've got to spend less time on here~~not here exactly but with e-mails. I'm on so many lists that it's not unusual for me to have a few hundred posts to go through at all times!! I'm a fast reader but still that's seriously cutting into knitting time!
I was happy to get a note from my SP6~~I was worried ~~she told me something will be in the mail!!! I love mail for me!!!
Off for a snack and TV knitting!!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Back again!

Twice in one day! Posted some photos so I thought I'd tell you something about them.
The pinkish stripe sweater I knitted for my son when he was an infant~~he wore it when he was just starting to walk~~23 years ago!! What was I thinking tho~~pink????
The couple photos with me in them are from last week on KK's day off~~we took our annual fall foliage ride and wound up in Pa. I couldn't resist taking a photo of the bear sign!
There's my first felted bag after I refelted it and added the new straps and pin.
Of course Sophie has to be there too!! Hopefully the gates will come down soon!
Then there's the scarves~~I took that picture a few hours ago and since then I frogged the tannish tweed seed stitch one~~I can't figure out what pattern that yarn wants to be! So far nothing seems right~~if I remember right that was the fourth try~maybe I should just put it away!
Then you saw the disaster my room is again?? I swear I don't know how it gets out of hand so quickly!! What a mess and I didn't even show you the counter!!
Kinda like how my blog is getting~~random stuff all over!! lol~~someday I'll straighten it up ~~but not tonight!!
Off for tea and knitting~~

Sweater made for DS 23 years ago!!


Scarves anyone???

What the hell happened here??


How did we end up here???

Happy Feet

Knitting Frenzy!!

Taking a break from the needles for a bit. I've decided to "whip" up some scarves for Xmas~~what the hell was I thinking??? As of right now I have 3 scarves, two pair of socks, OTN!!! I never do that!! It is kind of nice to be able to jump from one yarn to another but I wonder if I'll ever get them done?
Had a really nice relaxing past few days. Met up with DD Friday afternoon for coffee at Starbucks then we hit Joanns with coupons in hand! A 40% and a 50% for that day and left a 50% coupon with DD for Sat. Picked out some yarns for quick scarves ~~and I totally admit that I've turned completely into a yarn snob,OH NO!!!!!
I had to let DD pick out the yarns because I just could not decide between any of them!! How annoying!! We finally settled on a tweed,and a funky black something or other!! I think they will both make nice scarves. Now the problem I'm having is a pattern!! So far I have stated the tweed three times in different stitches!! I don't want anything to complicated but not just plain stk. either. Right now I've got it going in seed st. which I like but is going to take forever!!
As I'm sitting here I'm refelting a bag for Heather .The first bags we felted didn't turn out very well so we hid them away for almost three years!! A month or so ago I dragged mine out and thought "what the heck" refelt it!! It was nasty~~the flap was out of whack and the I-cords weren't right. I cut the handles right off took about two inches off the flap and threw it in the washer~~~I love it now!! Made new I-cords for it now that I actually know what I'm doing~~put grommets on and it looks great!! Went to a craft show and found a nifty looking pin and that was just what it needed!! So I told Heather she needs to redo hers~~after a few weeks of hunting for it she finally found it and I'm working on it. Hopefully it will turn out too!
Yesterday was a lousy day weather wise so KK and I did a few errands then went out for lunch and then stopped at Barnes&Noble ~~I was so happy the fireplace was going so I got some books and propped my feet up and enjoyed a cup of coffee and read!
Got to look through some new knitting books that are out~~a couple I didn't care for at all~~nothing in them I would be interested in. I looked through the Knitted Babes book ~~so cute ~~I think I need to do one!! I'll just add that to my growing list!
I've got some photos to post too but they'll hap to wait until later.
Off to check the washer~~~

Friday, October 21, 2005

About time,huh???

Ok, so I'm a blogger slug~~I admit it!! No excuses,just didn't feel like writing anything!
What's been going on you ask~~hmmm, not much actually. I have been knitting some. Finished the socks for Heather and started the xmas ones for DD.
I also started my Opals 2 socks on one circular. Now, that was interesting! I finally got it figured out and I'm moving along when late one night I'm looking at said sock and I'm thinking one looks much tighter than the other. Not good, but do I stop and check it out??? Of course not ~~I just keep knitting along~~now I've got about 4 inches into it and decide I'd better look into this a bit more. Good place to start is how many stitches do I have????? When I use Opal for myself I cast on 72 sts. on ones~~first sock 72 stitches just like it should have~~~second sock??? 62!!!!! $#@% wtf????? How did I do that???? How annoying!!! So now I'm happily knitting one sock on one veeeeeeeeerrryyyyyyyy long circular!!! Crap!!
I see a case of SSS developing!!!
I also got this bright idea of doing a couple potato chip scarves for xmas. Ok, nice fast no brainer project~~not so! I got this really nice mohair,silk,merino blend denim-y blue. Perfect for the younger generation to wear with jeans~~not gonna happen any time soon!! It was awful--instead of nice loose curls I had tight kinks!! Nasty!! So now that yarn is going to become a Old Shale scarf~~maybe!
Our horseback ride was wonderful!!! Other than it was cold the day was great!! We rode along the road to the woods and then we were on some 400 acres of state lands. They had somewhat cleared paths but they were pretty natural still. It was awesome!!
I would really like to go again before the snow flies~~but that may not happen as we are predicted to have wet snow the beginning of next week~~ eeewwwwwww!!!
Went to the doc. for my second app. and the good news is at this point he doesn't feel that I have RA!!! woohoo!!!! What a load off my mind. Something is still wonky with my blood work and I definitely have a major dose of Fibro going on but hey, it's not RA!!!! So I'm taking my drugs and I've only had one headache that amounted to much so that's good. I don't feel a huge difference in my joints but there is some improvement.
Yesterday I got a exercise bike and had to do some rearranging to fit it in the family room. DS helped with that so now I'm all set. I have it facing the TV so I don't get bored! There is a tray type thing so I can set a magazine on there while working out!! Now let's see how much I use it!
Haven't heard anything from my SP6~~wonder if everything is OK?
Enough for now,
Off to make dinner~~

Sunday, October 16, 2005

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Monday, October 03, 2005