Saturday, June 17, 2006

Many Thanks

Many thanks to all of you that wrote to me privately and left comments here on our loss of Houston. Every one of them was much appreciated. You all are great!
What have I been up to, you ask??? Ok, so you didn't ask but I'll tell you anyway! I'm knitting again!! I've caught the washcloth/dishcloth/towel bug!!! You know what that means,right??? Of course you do~~more yarn!!! Now you know that I can't be knitting these out of my wool/wool blend sock yarn so I had to get some cotton.

Saw a really cute cloth on Dani's blog and I was hooked! She did hers out of a awesome orange that I just had to get! Luckley Joanns had some~so I whipped out that 40% coupon and it was mine.
Did you notice the Chibi?? Lime green!!! Now if I could just find an orange one! One can never have too many chibis!! hmmm, is that spelled right??
Now the finished cloth~~
Cute,huh?? I'm hoping that if I make a few of these up for myself that when I go to get a washcloth for my face there will actually be one in the linen closet. I don't picture KK or ds using these!! They'd better not!
I must admit when I took this with me to knit nite at Lynn's I totally messed it up! I lost my place right when I started working on it and didn't catch it until the end of the evening! Needless to say I did some frogging! Finished it up the next morning.
Now that I'm newly addicted I had to join yet another group! The monthly dishcloth kal on yahoo~~I joined just in time to start the mid-month kal~~and this is what's going on. This was after two days.
What is it?? Beats me!! All I know is those 195 cast on sts. were a pain!
Each day we get a few rows to do~~I was all caught up until I just checked my email and tomorrows came already!
Now it looks like this ~~still not sure!

Feels good to be knitting again! I'm also working on black socks for 500 pair of black socks is the original goal for the beginning of Oct. A wonderful project for our troops! If you can spare some time and black yarn go check it out!
Let's see what else has been happening?? Working on the yard,planters done,housework just the usual.
We took KK out to dinner Friday night for father's day. He wanted to go then instead of today. We ate waaayyyy to much and then on the way home I had to have an IceCap from Tim Hortons.Talk about stuffed~~and I wonder why I couldn't sleep??
Today the heat was brutal!(Just heard the weather and it reached 92!) KK and I got up really early and went to the flea market at Antique World. We were there a little after 8 and it was already getting hot! Sadly we didn't find any bargains but it still was fun browsing.
Last week I stopped at a garage sale which I normally don't do and what do I see??? A Longaberger basket!!! At a garage sale!!! For $4!!!!!!! I broke out in a sweat my pulse was racing!! Could that be right??? Yes,indeed $4 and it was mine!!! Maybe I'll start garage sale-ing
hmmm, maybe not!!
If you're looking for a project bag check out my site.
I keep adding new designs like " Betty does Bingo". Most of them are a one and only so when it's gone ~~it's gone! One thing I've found out through this sewing is collecting fabric becomes just as addicting as yarn~~and that's not good!
Seems I had more to write but it escapes me now~~must be the heat! Thank goodness KK and ds put the a/c in the bedroom this evening! There's gonna be some good sleeping tonight!!
If you have an iPod or mp3 player you really should listen to some knitting podcasts! There are some really good ones out there. Cast On with Brenda Dayne is one of my favorites and she's taking a podcasting vacation for a few weeks I'm going to be lost!! Chub Creek is fun too but if you don't like explicit skip it. With the nice weather I like to sit out on the deck with my knitting and now it's even better with my iPod!
On that note I'm going to leave you with this because I'm
Off to sit in the a/c


Dani said...

I love your round dishcloth! It came out super =)

I have 2 rows left on the monthly KAL which I should be done with today, I was so tired after all yesterday's activities, that when the email came in, I only had 2 full rows in me LOL - did you see they added a ring for the group too? GO sign up *S*!


tapmouse said...

Who is that cute little Boston? I love your dishcloth, too! Glad I got the chance to come visit your blog-lots of fun stuff here!

Leslie (fellow Townie)

Bonnie D. said...

I love your tote bags. I have also started making tote bags. Do you use interfacing to stiffen them up? I bought the heaviest interfacing I could find at JoAnn's and I'm still not happy with it.