Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Sophie's new sweater!! Another FO!!!!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Opal Chamelon #1 addi's Magic Loop

Starting out the ~~~~

week right!!! Monday morning and the bed linens are changed, laundry is started and dishwasher is running! And I'm here!!! Not that there's much to post about!
Finally have the slouch photo .....see??? Of course my helper had to
get in there,too!! OK, so the sock does look a bit wonky but it doesn't on~~fits perfectly! I'm sure you noticed there is only one??? That picture was taken a couple days ago......and there's still only one!!
I have a good excuse tho~~~Sophie needed a sweater~~Saturday went out with DD for a while and we stopped at the store and she picked out some yarn for said sweater. I'll save that picture for later....let's just say that the yarn she picked is a tad....bright!!
After hours of working on it yesterday afternoon and until late last night I'm not too far! I could not understand the pattern. After two false starts I think I'm on the right track....I'll know more later.
Saturday was a beautiful day! Sunny and sorta warm~~not really warm but certainly pleasant! It was so nice I was even talked into taking a walk in the park!
The weather yesterday was a whole 'nother story!! Dreary, rainy the whole day! The back yard is like a sponge. It was the perfect day to curl up on the couch and knit tho~~Course it would have been nicer if I would have had something to show for my efforts!
I'm trying really hard to ignore the Knitting Olympics that Yarn Harlot started but it seems every blog I go to~~~it's there!!!! I really don't need to start another project~~right??? Even tho I have that awesome Koigu sock yarn that would look really awesome in Jaywalkers doesn't mean that I should sign up, right???? Right???? Come on, stay with me here~~ I already have
4 projects otn!!! Do I need another????? You're right, I should think about it~~there's still a few days to finish something up......
That doggie sweater is calling to me so
Off to knit

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


That title was appropriate...............right over here there was supposed to be a photo of my first finished slouch sock out of Opal chameleon. It was a good idea until I went to take the picture and the batteries are dead......again. Why is that??? I charge all four of them every time I plug the charger in~~when I go to use the second set they are dead~~~no life at all!!! Do they just lose the charge sitting there waiting to be used??? WTF????
So that means you will just have to take my word that one is done and it is really awesome!! My first attempt at a pattern and it's down the foot, did a different color on the heel and toe! What a moment!! Course now I'm doing an Opal plain stk. from an old colorway.....Bumble Bee. I'll go back to the slouch after the first one of these.
I also dug out the Noro Silk Blossom that I had started before the holidays! So, now that's three pair in the works not to mention KK's xmas pair that have not been touched!!
I have worked on a couple afghan squares~~I'm pleased with the way they are turning out. DD gave me a calendar last year that has a different stitch every day so I'm going to use that for some of the square designs. Hopefully tomorrow night I'll make it to Knit Nite and pick up a couple more skeins for it.
I can not believe that January is almost over! Usually this month seems endless to me but not this year! Maybe the good/better weather helped. This has been the warmest January in 74 years!!! Works for me!!
Poor Sophie is not looking too good. Seems Boston's get weird skin problems....rashes,hair loss, allergies. Great~~always something! Now she is on antibiotics a peroxide shampoo and Benadryl!! Interesting stop at Walmart trying to decide which flavor Benadryl to get her~~~lol
The best part was trying to convince her to eat the food coated with it!
Nothing else going on~~going to try to download a Podcast onto my iPod. Can't believe that I've had it over a week and haven't tried it yet!!
Off to knit Bumble Bee's

Saturday, January 14, 2006


I have no idea why that previous post worked yet last night I couldn't get anything to work!!
So, that picture of the lone skein of Opal is my prize from the Opal Chatters newsletter. A pair of my socks was posted on there and I saw them and won a skein!!! How cool is that??? That was New Year's Day~~a great way to start the new year!!
Now here's the SEX photos that was promised last night! That Koigu is calling to me~~I'm not listening!!!
Need to get off here ~~DD is coming over to wax my spinning wheel so I should at least get dressed and make some coffee!!
Coffee......that's a good thing

Will it Work??

Trying to add a photo in the post~~

Swift and helper!

Xmas prezzie!!


I'm trying to post~~really!! Haven't been here in ages and when I try to post tonight I keep crashing! I get a couple things written and then "poof" gone!!
This is the last time for tonight !!
So, what have I been up to? Had a great day yesterday~~the sun was out and it was warm~~it felt like a spring day! Perfect weather for an outing! Heather and I took advantage of it and went on a stash enrichment trip! Stopped for lunch and then on to Spirit Works in Rochester. We were both looking for the perfect yarn for the afghans we want to do. Didn't find what we wanted ~~not that either of us really knew what we wanted but we didn't find it there. Koigu kept calling out to me and I just could not ignore it!! I tried~~sort of.......
Then we found this worsted weight hand spun for socks so we're both going to have a pair. I'm knitting them but won't worry about having them for this season. I'm going to do them magic loop so I have to order some large size 40" circulars.
We stopped at a little gift shop we like and I found another punch needle pattern...this one is for the living room. I like doing these when I want a knitting break.
Then on to Knit Nite!! Yeah, haven't been there since before the holidays! It was fun~~and we both found "the perfect yarn" for our afghans!! I wanted a homespun natural look and Green Mountain Spinnery has just what I want! I brought a couple skeins home so I can start it and Jen is holding the rest for me. So hopefully I can do a few squares in the two weeks between knit nites.
OTN right now are three pairs of socks!!! What was I thinking?? KK's xmas socks are still right where I left them weeks ago! I can not make myself work on them! I had to start the Opal that Heather gave me for xmas~~that yarn would not leave me alone! I've got one done a bit past the heel. This is my first attempt at doing the heels and toes a different color. I'm even doing a pattern~~and down the foot!! I don't know what's come over me!
I've been trying to get my room cleaned up but every time I start straightening up I get side tracked~~big mistake looking through the sock yarn~~the Opal Bumble Bee just looked so appealing sitting there all cute that I had to cast on!
I tried to add those pictures in this post but every time I get the photo in here I crash! What's with that?? Instead of fighting with it anymore I did it the old way~~
See the picture of my new "toy"?? No, not the swift the iPod!!! I may not know how to use it yet but it's mine~~all mine!! I plan on finding it a nice little hiding place so DS can't get his hands on it!! It's all charged up and waiting for a Pod Cast!!
Now you can look at the swift!! DD surprised me with it for Xmas!! I was thrilled but I did drop a major hint that Mother's Day is coming and a ball winder goes so nicely with a swift!! I haven't used it yet but it sure looks nice!
While working in my room I had a brainstorm for more storage space~~those cloth shoe holders that hang on a door would be great for yarn!! I picked one up today for under $10 and it works!! There's 24 pouches and 2 to 3 skeins of Lamb's Pride fit in one....outta sight!!! KK has been looking in there way too much!!
Added a couple new sock books to my knitting library~~now if I only could find a place for them!
Well, if I'm going to get those pictures posted I'd better stop rambling~
See Chris...told ya I'd post!!
Off to add photos~~~

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy B'Day

You were my mother and my friend,
Which was unusual.
Somehow our characters still blend:
Your wisdom and my will.
Our wit.
Our love.
Our bond.

I turned, and you were there for me;
I spoke, you understood.
I felt cared for, but also free;
You loved, and I was good.

I am fortunate that I was born
To someone just like you;
I love you still. Though you are gone,
You live in what I do.

Happy Birthday Mom
January 3,1927-April 14, 1999

My first post of the new year~~to my mom. I can't take credit for the above poem I read it on Dani's blog and asked if I could "borrow" it. She found it on the web somewhere and no author was given.
It puts into words what I feel.
So often when I sit alone and knit, memories of my mom knitting and watching TV come to mind~~and the sound of clicking as the stitches flew off her needles!
I can knit gifts for my family and friends and I thank her for encouraging me and keeping me interested enough to continue on and keep learning on my own.
Happy Birthday!