Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
While I did not really want to leave the house last night. Sitting around wringing my hands about today would not have been helpful. It probably would have included too much wine and not enough sleep. So I packed up my knitting bag and headed to Stitch & Pitch. 12 of us attended together. If I were a good blogger I would have brought a camera and been able to show you a picture of the lot of us sitting there knitting. But I am a bad blogger who never has a camera at hand. It was a lot of fun and the yarns were oh so tempting. One of my companions succumbed many times to the yarn fumes. I managed to get away with this.
Around 3PM on Wednesday I received an email from my Mom telling me how excited she was to see Oldest Son tomorrow. Tomorrow? He did not leave until Friday morning. How would she see him Thursday night? Did she think I would not get the email until Thursday? I better call.
Turns out that all those months ago when Oldest Son wrote the Cooperstown trip on the calendar he had written the wrong day. He was indeed schedule to leave TOMORROW! OK, we can do this. A little last minute running around and we are set. He has a charged cell phone, plenty of cash, his insurance cards, salt water taffy...he is set.
We get up Thursday morning and I flip open the computer to check his flights. Cancelled. Yep, cancelled. His Grandparents are already on their way, they had no idea his flights were cancelled. The airline tells me they can not get him out until Friday. Another airport? No. Another airline? No. Oldest Son is VERY disappointed.
So far this morning his flights are good. But now he is not meeting people in Detroit. What if something goes wrong? I am frantic with worry. I know he is capable of switching planes but what if they decide to cancel again? Frantic I am.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I noticed on my ticker that almost 200 people have visited this here blog. I think a goodie is in order for whoever 200 turns out to be. Time to pull a few things out of the stash and figure out how to make this contest work.
Here is what has become of Husband's black sock.
While I loved the way the herringbone ribbed looked, I did not like to knit it. This afternoon I measured progress and realized I had a good 3 inches before the heel flap. "What if I only do the pattern for the leg and work plain for the foot?" That train of thought was working for about 5 rounds. ENOUGH, I have begun a new sock working off the old. Pattern? Do not yet know. Suggestions are welcome. Its a man's dress sock.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
BIG camp meeting this Sunday. There is much to plan and prepare. 4 days should be just right.
Since the last post Youngest daughter is sporting a Herbst Appliance. She could not eat anything that required chewing for 4 days. She is good now. This afternoon Oldest Daughter will be at the Maxillofacial Surgeon for a consultation. OY!
Now for the good stuff.
Fleece Artist Sea Wool from Loopy Ewe.
This is Brick and a bit more Terra Cotta colored than is showing up on my computer. MMMM
Here we have Hercules. A little more color changes than I was expecting, but very beautiful. Both of these skeins are destined for holiday gifts.
Lastly, Husband asked for some plain black socks for work. This is as plain as I can do black without going nuts. The little criss cross pattern came from out of Folk Bags? Not sure, but it makes knitting plain black Kiogu a very nice.
While looking for pictures for this post I see that I have FO's to show. That will have to wait, I really do need to get back to work. 2 more days until I get my house back. Wish me luck!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
There are more people on the way over for dinner. Send good karma more wine!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Husband's family begins arriving next week. It is going to be tough. Normally I am excited to see them, but they are not traveling alone. "Have to mind my manners" Father-In-Law will be here before they arrive and after they leave. I just do not know what to expect. Other than a butt-load of work to get ready for them.
I have made good progress on the front flower bed, but there is still much to do. Husband finished the built-in bookcases yesterday which means I need to get painting. He still needs to finish the shelves, but the hardest painting are the cases.
Then there is the normal housecleaning that proceeds guests. I will also need to purchase more sheets, blankets and pillows to keep everyone comfortable. Often I use sleeping bags, but it will be WAY too hot for that next week. Father-In-Law will be on a cot in the computer room. The kids will be on fold out mattresses on the floor of the upstairs kid room. Brother and Sister in Law will be on the fold out couch. Brother and Sister in Law are traveling with their Brother and Sister (in Law) and kids. I have no idea where they are staying. I hope it is not here. We have a not so big house.
There is much wine to buy.
Tomorrow morning I will put it all aside for a trip to the yarn store. I have some yarn to return, if I can find the receipt. I would also like to pick up some calm sock yarn. I am at the toe of the second Solstice Slip. Once they are done it may be time to set socks aside for a week or so and concentrate on the Russian Stole.
Are you doing the Mystery Stole? I am torn. My name was added to the list weeks ago as a "just in case". Until last night I had not thought about it again. Then I saw pictures. Then today there was Stephanie's blog. Now I am torn. If I were to do it it would be in a fingering weight, not lace, and no beads. The fact that a link to the yarn is provided is a bad sign. As pretty as it is I really should finish the Russian Stole before casting on for another big lace project. Torn.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
He proclaims them to be perfect. "Like standing on silk".
Dream In Color Smooshy Sock Yarn, color Cloud Jungle, size 2 Crystal Palace.
Then there is the first sock of Solstice Slip. This is a fun pattern to knit. Goes pretty fast if you do not use the cable needle and I always avoid the cable needle when possible.
I am glad I made the choice to switch to plain ol for the foot for 2 reasons. #1 I do love the way the colors look worked on the plain stitches. #2 Being able to constantly work on it while watching Oldest Sons' baseball game on Sunday kept me from yelling at the umpire working the plate. Now, when the boys were little I would never have done such a thing. I am a warm, fuzzy, everybody wins kind of person. I have spent many years saying, its just a game and we are all out here to have fun....but now the boys are young men, Senior League, and they know crappy umpiring when they see it, and this was an All Stat Tournament, and the the umpiring was VERY, VERY bad. Call a foul ball fair?...just keep knitting. Call a ball that bounced off the plate a strike?...just keep knitting. First you call him out and now you say he is safe?...Knit, knit, knit. Call the final out of the game and then change your mind and bring the teams back out onto the field?...KNIT, KNIT, KNIT. It really was too much for me.
Last picture of the day. My new storage space. Fiber on top. Tools in the middle. It is a joy to open and grab things.
Yes, that is my puny stash. Do not stare with your mouth open, its not polite.