Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
I want a special pray for my brother, Mark, he left for Afghanistan last week. So thought are going out to him that he keeps head down and out of trouble. Stay safe Mark, my thought are with you.
Have a great weekend and get lots of knitting down.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Here is this months package. We received a semi-solid yarn from Dye Dreams their Luster Sox, a 100% superwash Bluefaced Leicester in Shades of Ireland, the pattern was by Monica Jines, Kinvara. A great looking pattern with cables. Also included was an apple green tote with the Loopy Ewe Logo on it. and a Happy Pen. I was surprised that both the Loopy Ewe and Woolgirl had an Ireland theme this time around and the shipment they both featured cashmere yarn now I can't wait to see how close they compare next time around.
I also bought me a some yarn, I know that was bad. But I've knit with so much red yarn that I had to have my own red. I stopped by Apple Yarn I wanted to get some addi's lace needles. I didn't buy the needles but got this yarn instead. It is a Pagewood Farm Hand Dyed Sock Yarn Yukon Really Red the blend is (70/20/10) Merino/Bamboo/Nylon and is so soft. So now I have to find the right pattern and knit it up.
Registration for Sock Summit date has come up next Tuesday at 10 a.m. I will have to have fast fingers and lots of luck just to get the classes I want. Then I just have to anticipate the time till Sock Summit begins.
Things around the house is going slowly we haven't gotten the garden in yet. I have to go down and talk to the next door neighbor to see if he will till the ground. Then we can plant. But the weather doesn't cooperate around here long enough.
Well I think I'm all caught up now I hope if not I will update you again in the next few days. so keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Here are some inside shots of our new home away from home. On the right is the entry with the peanut wagon and the window to the grill of the kitchen. Now on the left of our walk through is the restaurant this is the front half of the dining area. Where you can have a great steak, ribs, pulled pork sandwich, or maybe you want a salad. There is many things to choose from on this menu. What I like is that they have a baked sweet potato that is good. Chris likes the Southwest Burger. I haven't piked out a favs yet.
And our last stop is the bar for a refreshing beer or your choice of beverage. You can watch your favorite sport on one of the five, yes five TVs you will find in the bar. But what makes us unique is you get to eat peanut and throw the shell on the floor something your mother would never let you do at home. But here you CAN. ( I can't get use to the shells on the floor but it will grow on me.)
So these are some picture of our new home away from home. I have started to work I've had two shifts so far and don't know a thing. Please come by and say Hi. We plan to have a grand opening when Mom and Dad get home with a new menu that's Tony and not someone elses. It should be a great event.
I am working on a project I call "Here come the Bride?" I am making this for Abby my future daughter-in-law. I've got about 10 inches done of the first part of the pattern. As mentioned I'm using "Estonian Garden Wrap" . I feel like it is taking forever but I'm working on it in the evening and in spare minute when I can. I have lots of time to get it done. Since plans have changed. I'm also working on a pair of socks. The pattern is "Luminare Socks" by Bex its an easy pattern to memorize and have been working on it at work and that's about it because I keep leaving it a work I don't know where my mind has been I can't remember anything. But it's coming along great and is a fun pattern to knit.
I am starting to work on a sample knit for Lorna's Laces, I have get working on it. It's due by June 5th.
Micheal, I don't know what is going on with him. From what I hear he is going to be coming home sooner then we all expected. He is being sent home for depression. I don't know all what is going on but I think the kid has problems now. We gave away his room to Chris, got rid of his bed and now he doesn't have a job. With the way things are I don't know what he's going to do.
Well I've thought myself out and can't type more got to do some house work. So you know what to do. Keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Friday, May 1, 2009
This months theme was Knisale, Ireland. What's in your suitcase of goodies?
- 1 skein of fantastic Wasonga 100% superwash merino sock yarn from Curious Creek Fibers in the stunning colorway Old Head of Kinsale, which Kristine of Curious creek dyed.
- The Crooked Brook sock pattern by Anne Hanson.
- Stormy Seas cowl pattern designed by Lisa Dykstra.
- A lovely tea inspired stitch marker by Sunne from Sunneshine Stitch Markers.
- A perfect knitting tote with the Woolgirl Club logo embroidered on the front. Absolutely perfect to take to sock summit to fit with yarny goodness.
- The cutest teapot tape measure
- A teapot notepad.
- A sheep shortbread cookie from Cranberry Sweets. The cookie was really good!!
- A hand-made Kinsale, Ireland card from a local designer and artist Willa Landino.
- A mini suitcase which includes two miniature sheep
This was a great package and I love it. Well I've got to go. You know what to do, keep those sticks aclickn'. Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Daffodils the color of the sun. These come up in the middle of our vegetable garden. We have always till the ground before they bloom. This year we are behind.
The Pink Dogwood Tree just starting to bloom. It's so beautiful when it is in full bloom.
Combine, a little plant I picked up somewhere and it keeps coming back every spring.
This is one of my favorite time of the year. When all things are starting to bloom and new life begins. A whole new outlook on life. That's it. Bye.