Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Day at Work

A Day at work at what I attempt to do and the people whom I work with: Just a few shot around the hotel, I love this time of the year with the trees in there beautiful colors. Here we are at lunch and around the table is, from left to right, Debbie whom you can just see, Lucinda, Angelica, Elsa, Aida, whom hid from the camera all day, and Maria aka Lulu. Here is Angelica, Elsa, Marcia and Debbie looking at some pictures of Debbie's trip to New York. Of course I couldn't leave out our front desk manager Dana. Now down to work here's the laundry room Monday morning after check out on Sunday, we all hate Sundays, the folding room where I help out every once in awhile. Here I caught Daniel making a bed, something that never happens. A quick look around the hotel on the inside the Lobby, the pond there is a wall waterfall that goes in the pond and the indoor pool. The hotel is lovely and a great place to work. But after a long hard day at work there is nothing like chocolate and I get this little goody at Fred Myers right next door a Brownie Tower. I have to admit it take me two days to eat it is very very rich but oh so good.

Now for some yarny news:
I have one sock done and working on the second one I want to have it done this week. After frogging it out it is turning out good and I like this pattern I did the pattern down the heel something I haven't done before.

I also got October's Woolgirl shipment I don't know about the yarn it's not one of my faves but I love the dyer. The yarn is by Yarntini and she dyes some of the yummiest yarn colorway Plum Blossom. Also in the kit we got a pattern by Chrissy Gardiner of Gardiner Yarn Works called Sakura Socks (Cherry Tree), a Woolgirl notepad with a pen, a packet of Cherry Blossom tea, a mesh tea ball and a sugar stick, a gorgeous gift box by Biggs and Featherbelle and inside body butter bar and body soak both scents Cherry Blossom created just for this Woolgirl kit, a stitch maker by White Oak Studios. We also got information on the 2009 sock Club. Which I signed up for who would with the great job that Jenn does.

Tony and are are headed for Vegas next week for a little fun and sun and of course some gambling. so I will post later next week when we get back. So keep your feet warm with wool socks that you make. Keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Work in Progress

Here's what I've been up to:

My Knitting:
I had to frog my scroll sock I dropped a stitch but I didn't read the pattern right so I frogged it. No problem I like how it look now better but I did like the other pattern so I might make one that way later on. I want to get it done in the next week.
I'm also doing another test knit for Jen and I really like this pattern it is, Violets Rising by Anne Hanson, a knitspot pattern. I have to admit that the pattern was intimidating to me I don't like patterns that you have to actually pay attention to. Each row was different I had to start over 3 times so I learned after the 3 rip out to pay attention. But I love how the pattern is turning out.

It's Fall Charlie Brown arrived the other day and WOW what a kit. I love the sock bag I can't wait to use it. The yarn is Miss Babs that just screams fall. Jen finds the best things for her kits that she put out. She put out the call for Sock Club 2009 and of course I signed up who wouldn't this will be the only sock club that I will be in this year. I wanted to get into the Loopy sock club but Woolgirl is so GREAT why sign up for any other one. Of course I will continue with the special kit she puts out. I need more yarn.

One of my great loves is Sock bags and so, I have decided to make them and try to sell them. I would show a picture but my Internet is on the slow side and the pictures are not loading up on flicker. But I am making them in the round. They seem to be a little bigger that way, I like lots of room I carry a lot of items. They are 9" tall and about 6" in diameter. They have a drawstring closure. There is lots of room for yarn, pattern, my notion bag, sock in progress in needle keeper, cell phone and other thing I might need at work when I'm working on my socks. I'll show you whats in there.
Hopefully I can get pictures up tomorrow, some days I can't get any where with my Internet connection. So that's about it for now so keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting sock, Bye. Got it in this morning. Thanks for waiting.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My Knitting and the Family

Sorry it's been a while since last post but life has gotten in the way. My days off have been messed up it seems like forever. Starting this week I go back to Wednesday and Thursday off so now I can plan things to do. Such as blogging.
We ripped up the garden, pulled out the tomato plants summer is really over. I didn't want it to end it seems like it ends to soon. Summer just doesn't last long enough and winter last too long. I love fall with all its colors the trees changing makes me love this time of the year. I'll take some pictures in the next day or two.
Well lets see about the family:

Tony: He's been offered a new job, at the Nooksack Casino's. He has been offered a job as Food and Beverage Director of both Casino's. He has his work cut out for him. But its a challenge that is right up his alley, their food cost are out of line and Tony is a numbers person so it a good fit for him. He will start the beginning of November.
Micheal is still working and is keeping himself busy. He bought an '87 Mustang his project car. He's got it running sort of, he says good now but its noise. Just some TLC mom that's all it needs, he keeps reminding me.
Chris well that's a story all by himself. I just don't know about him. He is working two jobs, No 1 Collision and a Detail shop in Everson. I don't see him all that often. He still is trying to get an apartment to move out in a month or two I'll believe it when it happens.
Me: Seems like work is taking up more of my time. From what I hear we are going to be slowing down and the days will be shorter and I will have more knitting time. And that's all I want more time for me.
My Knitting

I finished a pair of socks that I have been working on I made "No Purl Monkeys" they re a fast pair of socks to knit I think it only took around 8 days to knit them up. They are for Angelica, one of the maids a work, I have 9 more pairs to get done before Christmas. I started this goal to get a pair of sock for all the maids that I work with a gift of socks. There is around 15 maids about 8 of them get to pick out yarn that they like the rest get to pick sock out of the bag.
I am working on several pair right now. #1: A pair of sock using STR from the Raven Clan, Grawk, the pattern is by Krystofer Dixon called "Calpernia". This sock was inspired by the crazy Addams family.. When finished this should look like Gothic windows going down your foot, is his description. Its a toe-up sock I'm beginning to enjoy knitting socks this way.

So I'm working on this sock #2: Scroll Socks by Anne Designs for the Sockamania & Sockamania Plus Group. I change the pattern a bit, I change needle size from a US 2 to a 1 and it change the whole pattern. The scrolls are smaller and I need to knit more of them then the pattern called for but I like how this is turning out and it's a fast knit. I just finished turning the heel and on the the dreaded gusset, I dislike this part. Always have and always will I like the short row heel but it makes the foot so long and seems to take forever to knit that. I guess I just can't please myself.

I'm also working on a sock for Woolgirl it's more of a challenge, I had to frog it out and start over. I need peace and quiet, something that's always short around this house. I will get it done.

Sock Kits From Woolgirl:

Woodstock arrived. Its a great great kit the yarn is so yellow just like Woodstock This one I can't wait to knit but will have to wait till after Christmas I was these for me. In the kit I got yarn, from Jana of White Oak Studio, Woodstock pattern by Lisa Dykstra, A woodstock knitting accessory bag, a pack of Woodstock and Snoopy cards that matches the fabric of the bag, a Woodstock stitch marker, a key chain, lots of CANDY and a music CD a gift from Woolgirl, song from Woodstock. What a kit.

I also received WWW (The Wicked Witch of the West) and this is one great kit.

We got a skein of yarn from Jana again, Where's My Broom sock pattern by Kelly Kubicz, a boxy knitting accessory bag, 2 notepads with WWW designs on them, a stitch marker, a fun tin to store your stitch makers in, a cool broom pen, jelly beans, Witchy Halloween hot chocolate that turns orange and a bookmark. I can't wait for the next kit Glenda the Good Witch which I signed up for. Jen, Woolgirl, sent out notices for her sock club for next year and I signed up again. This will be the only club I sign up for this year because she has the best club and no other can compare to it. I think her sock kits and the sock club should keep me happy for another year.

Well the football game is on and I have to sit and knit and watch "Go Seahawk" Beat the Packers. So keep those warm sock coming off the stick and the sticks aclickn'.

Happily knitting socks, Bye.