Friday, October 15, 2010

I am finally back!

Why am I back from the dead? Because of a new knitting bag of course!!!! The L.J. Kaelms is the reason that I have come back to life in this post. This is a sweet bag. The pockets and the room is incredible. I love the colors that it comes in and I specially like the green one. You see that green in my favorite color so of course that it the one like. :)

Okay, now that i am back. I guess I need to give you at update on my progress. First, I have finish my monkey socks that I started 3 weeks ago. I will post a picture once I get to taking one. Second, my Modern Baby Blanket is taking a long time because it all garter stitch. I believe that i have hit a brick all with doing garter stitch. But I will solider on and finish the blanket. And finally, I am made a promise to myself that I would knit down my stash. My stash is not huge but I believe that I need to make more room for all new beautiful yarn that is coming for the fall and spring.

Thanks for reading and here is your quote for the week.

Fashion is not frivolous. It is a part of being alive today. Mary Quant

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fourth of July

Well Hello,

I have started knitting on the #160 Brookside Socks from Webs. I am kitting it out of the Blue Moon Fiber Arts in the Siren Song colorway. I am really loving this pattern. It's really easy and cute. I needed a easy pattern because of the socks that I was knitting before were to the point of ugly. It wasn't the pattern's fault but I do think that it was the yarn's fault (and as for my fault, I will have to take the 5th.) The yarn was made to be a vanilla sock and I was forcing the yarn to do something that it was quite old enought to be. I have decided to allow the socks to go into hiberation and sit in my chest for awhile. I was totally disgusted with them. I have included a picture of the sock (completed I have a 1 full sock and the 1/4 sock mate) for your evalution at the top of this post.
I have also been listening to the Knitmore Girls Podcast. It's a wonderful show. It's produced by a mother-daughter team. They go over eveything from what's on their needles, to spinning, and review of yarn, needles etc. I would suggest you take a listen.
Well, my fourth of July was uneventful. My Husband and I took it easy for once. Between us being on vacation 2 weeks before and he being on a business trip last week, we decided not to do much. I broke up my Irises that were getting a little of control in the front of my house and finally finished my Citron scarf/shawlette.
That's it for right now. See you next week.
Quote of the week:
Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong

Monday, June 28, 2010

Travel -Isle Royale


I just recently got back from a trip to from the least visited National Park. It was beautiful. No cell phones, no Internet, no TV and No Work. We went hiking and walked 25.4 miles in 3 days. Now that doesn't sound like a lot when you are into hiking but when you are a newbie like I am that is quite a long way. It was a great vacation!!!!!! My husband and I learned a lot about ourselves!

While on our 10 hour car ride up to Northern Michigan, I started the Citron Shawl from Knitty. ( I got 3 repeats done and had to put it away for a couple of days while we were on the island. I am making it out of Malabrigo Sock Natural and didn't want the yarn to get muck up with dirt so I left in my knitting back in the trunk of our car. After a few days, we returned and started the 10 hours back down the state to home. It that time I managed to screw up the shawl so bad that the only thing I could do was to frogged it and start over. There I sat next to my wonderful and patient husband knitting all the way home. I am now past where I was and on track to finish the Citron Shawl this week. I will post pictures on Raverly once I am done.

Quote of the Week:
If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time - Edith Wharton

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Once more time.

Okay, I am going to try this again. I have try to start a blog several times. I tend to run out of things to say. I am going to try to start one more time. If this time doesn't take then I am going to hang up my dancing shoes (or just delete my blog.)

Here goes nothing.......

Here is my new premise. I am going to give you a point of view on everything from Knitting to Bad drivers to good food.

I will try to publish once a week but I am not going to say its going to be on a specific day. I don't want to put that much pressure on myself.

I heard a quote the other day from a podcast (not sure which one) that people that do podcast are always apologizing for the podcast not being up on time. The podcaster (I don't know if that is even a real word) did not understand why they do that. It's not like people are sitting on their computers waiting for the latest podcast. Well, I tend to agree. So I am going to put any pressure on myself to post to a blog on a specific day. I will stick to once a week and see how that goes.

Okay, this is my post for today.

Quote of the week:
There are times not to flirt. When you're sick. When you're with children. When you're on the witness stand - Joyce Jillson