Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Feeling thankful

Today I am feeling very thankful for my knitting. My friend Sal and I were having lunch today and I was showing her my new sock.
This one!
A total stranger (not a scary one at all children) walks up and starts asking questions about the Magic Loop method. She had been using 2 circulars and was really curious about using just one. I showed her how it was done and she is going to try it. She probably would never have said a word to me if I hadn't had that sock going.

Well, this lady kept talking to us off and on and asked if we knew each other before knitting. Well actually Sal and I met because our daughters sang in the same choir. However, KNITTING was what got us together. One night at a concert I was knitting a sock before the singing actually started. Well Sal walked right up to me and started talking socks and yarn and needles. We have been great friends ever since. I don't know what I would do without her.

Knitting equals friends to me. There are many great people in my life that I never would have met if it wasn't for KNITTING! Some of my best friends I have never actually met. It doesn't matter.....we love each other.....we love knitting.....we click. Non knitters do not understand this pneomenon. Belive me, I know. I told someone this a week or two ago and she looked at me like I had a knitting needle sticking right out of my head. Oh well, I don't care if they get it or not. I know they are true friends and they know how much they mean to me.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sedona Socks

The pattern is ready! Yay!

3 page pattern including chart. Available for download now.


Monday, October 22, 2007

I am not dead

Sorry if it seemed that I would never post again. I was determined not to post until I had finished the second Sedona sock, well, little did I know it would take me this long to finish the doggone thing.


I love them and I am not sure I can give them away! I may have to make another pair for my mom for Christmas because these really need to stay with me I think.

One more?

I have already cast on for another pair that I charted out earlier this week. Hopefully they will look good too. I get knitting and then an idea pops in my head, so I quickly try to get it on paper, but then I get distracted by 5 other ideas.....you can see why these took so long. I'm still putting the finishing touches on the pattern (another thing that takes forever!), but hopefully it will be available here at the blog soon.

In family news........

The Musical One had her senior pictures taken last week. We think they turned out really well. This green shirt really made her blue eyes pop (no colored contacts involved). Now we just have to decide which ones to choose (there are over 20 that we love), what prints to have made and where to get them done. Gah! Senior year is busy!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Wrap it up!

Or wrap me up...IT'S COLD HERE!!!!!! I asked for it. I got it. Today was about 50 degrees. This week our temps varied by 40 degrees. Oh well, I am ready for fall aaaaaaand.........
I do have this to throw on.....

I finally finished the re-knit of my stole. I am calling it the Weekender Wrap. I'm thinking I could easily wear this out to dinner and church on the weekends. I think it would look great over a fine-gauge sweater and slacks or a blouse and jeans.

I used my new blocking wires to block it out, and wow, did that make a difference! It was so much easier to get straight lines! If you don't have them, run like the wind to your computer and order yourself some! They will save you MEGA TIME!!!! (and sanity hehe)

Not much other news here, so I will leave you with Brodie begging for a belly scratch. He's such a dork.
Oh, and wish me luck. Tomorrow for my committee we are making between 1500-1600 apple pies. Yeah, really. That many. Yikes.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Sunday and socks

It's Sunday, a full week into October, and the temperature is over 80 degrees again. It's humid. It's hot. It's uncomfortable. I am enjoying knitting and charting in the cool of my air-conditioned house. Not a good day to be outside, but watching football and knitting is great for a Sunday, so I'm not disappointed. The Lions are behind, (sigh) I hope they get it together soon. Maybe I will watch a little Nascar too.

I'm still working on my Mama Llama socks. They are so pretty, I absolutely love them. One down, one to go.

They fit great too!

Now to finish the other one and get the pattern down on paper. If only that was as fun as the knitting!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A new season

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Maybe even my favorite. I have always been one of those people who couldn't completely decide on a favorite season. There are things I like about all of them. I do know that winter is NOT my favorite. I like snow and Christmas, but winter is just too long and nasty in Michigan. Spring is so wonderful with everything coming back to life, and summer is vacations, beaches, warm weather and camping. But fall.....all those colors, that crisp smell, the welcome cooler temperatures, warm cozy sweaters....mmm....I think it might be my favorite.
This week the hubby brought me a last hurrah of summer from a friend's garden. They are just beautiful!
The colors are just starting to change here. The grass is still green but the leaves are on their way. Hopefully you can see it a little bit on this picture, it was very foggy here this morning. The weather here has been a little odd. We have had really warm temps. It's going to be in the 80's again this weekend. Oh well. The cool temps will come.
Speaking of pretty......my friend Cath sent me this gorgeous hank of Bella bamboo sock yarn this week. I LOVE these colors!!!!!!!

I wasted no time and wound it into this lovely cake. I should have enjoyed it just like that for a while, but I couldn't stand it. I needed to cast on.

So far so good. I love this yarn! I love the colors! I love this pattern! Thanks Cath!
Have a beautiful fall day everyone!