Monday, August 31, 2009

An Apology and Knitting

I have been really bad at blogging and I do apologise for that. For you that do come to my blog to see what I've been up to I am very sorry, my knitting has not shown up in ages. Now that summer is almost over and I am no longer working 2 jobs. Just maybe I can get back to blogging and knitting. Now that, that part is done here is what is going on in my world.

Chris has moved out, he now living on his own in his own apartment and I wish him the best. I really is a nice place. We helped him move last week, of course he had to have his Mommy help him. We worked till 8:30 that evening unpacking boxes and getting things in order. When we got everything unpacked we discovered that he didn't pack his futons or a chair of any kind, I though it was rather funny. Here he is with a new place and not a chair to sit in. He took me home and had me fix him food. What a great kid. I gave him a chair so he could sit on something other then the floor that night. We took another load of things over for him the next day and now he is fairly well settled in. but he does tell me that he is homesick and wants to move home but he did sign a lease for 1 year.
Micheal got a JOB its not what he wanted but it's a job. He will be working again at the Casino. Once again as a slot attendant, working graveyard. At least he has a job and can feel good about himself again. Now to get him to move out of the house.
Mom and Dad are doing good. Mom had knee replacement surgery and is doing good getting around. We will see how she is doing this Wednesday we are going to see a Mariner's Game so we'll see how she does. We are taking the train down the game is an afternoon game. It should be a great day.
Tony is working all the time at the restaurant. He takes a half a day off a week so I guess that great. He loves what he is doing and can't think of anything else he would rather be doing unless it is fishing. Him and Dad have been talking about taking a day and going fishing on the Skagit. We will have to wait and see.
Now for myself, my last day at the Best Western was Sunday. I am going to still work a banquet here and there if my schedule allows it but that will have to wait and see. I am officially full time now at the Nuthouse Grill. I sure hope that I haven't screwed my self up with this change. I Know that it is for the best I just hope I don't let Tony down. That would be the worst part of all of this.
Now for my knitting:
I did a quick test knit before Sock Summit for Gwen Horn, she is an Indy dyer, Yummy Ice Cream Yarn. This pattern is called "Paw Tracks" a simple pattern to knit but the yarn was so yummy to knit with.

Then did a test knit for Emily aka TelmahQ on ravelry. This was a fun knit I hope to show you all one day but you know when it comes to test knits you let them sit till the day that they have been released.
The next picture is a picture of Gena's Boss Ann with the sock that I knit for her. I love the expression of her face you can tell that they where a hit and she loved them. I'm glad that she liked them. the pattern was Katie a pure joy to knit and that I had so much fun knitting this pair of socks. I got them done at Sock Summit so that Gena could hand them over for letting her get the extra days off.
I also finished my homework for one of my classes, Toe Up for the Stubborn, taught by Deb Barnhill. This was a great class it just wasn't long enough you didn't get time to knit so on the way home I did the heel. The sock has a gusset, heel turn and a flap. I just never got the concept
of doing this with the pattern but now it is so easy that I can't wait to do it again. I used the pattern by Wendy D. Johnson, "Nanner", the yarn is Lorna's Laces "Red Rover".
A very easy pattern to remember. These socks are for me!!!!
I have decided it is time to finish the Lumimare Sock that I started a while back. So I'm on the second one and am working up the leg. This sock is the one that I have been toting around in my bag. It doesn't require a lot of work you can easily memorize the pattern. Now for at home I am
working on a "Mystery Sock KAL" this has been very interesting. You get the sock pattern in clues and you knit away. So far I have parts 1 and 2 done on only 1 sock. Part 3 the heel flap came in Saturday so I hop to get working on that. Most people are doing much better then me, they have 2 sock going or through the 3rd clue. I'll catch up in my own sweet time. This pair I'm using Hazel Knits "Sanguine Peach" and they will be for ME!!! I decided it's time to knit for me.
I have also been working with my spindle. I can spin the roving into somthing I think you can call yarn. I'm just not sure how to get it off my spindle and then begin to ply it. But it will come and I will get the hang of it. I got to use a spnning wheel the other day and I loved it so I guess my next thing will be is to purchase one. But not for a while, I want to get the spindle down. I'm going to look for a different one.
Well I think I've run out of works and I've got to get my laundry done. Tony want the washer. So till later. Keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.


Toby said...

Wow Bev, you sure had lots of beautiful socks to show us this time. :)

I'm SURE you won't let Tony down. With juggling two jobs, raising your boys, and still having time for knitting - I know you've got what it takes to handle the new job full time.

Ruth said...

It's nice to have you back to blogging. All you goodies from Sock Summit are wonderful!