Monday, January 29, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
I have my Project Spectrum project for the first two months!! I joined an KAL at the lys store last year. We did the 4 Seasons Afghan. We enjoyed it so much that we wanted to do another one this year. We chose an Aran Afghan this time, the booklet is put out by Leisure Arts and is called, "60 Easy-To-Knit Pattern Stitches Combine to Create Sampler Afghans." I put in an order to KnitPicks yesterday for Wool of the Andes in the colorway Mist. It is a medium gray. I think it will show the cables beautifully. Even though our class or KAL will only do 12 squares, I plan to do 20. I hope the yarn comes this week!!
I am almost done with the second sock of the Rock and Weave Fairgrounds, but I haven't taken any pictures yet. Next time.
Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I had an enjoyable day today. Kim and I volunteered at the library for an hour. We did one cart that was full of non-fiction books. Those are the hardest for Kim to do. The numbers can be really confusing, compared to the fiction, where it's all alphabetical order. The cart of non-fiction had, two shelves. It took us 35 minutes. The second cart was also 2 shelves of books, but it was new fiction and much easier to put away.
Later I took John to his piano lesson then he accompanied me to my doctor for a quick blood test for a life insurance policy we are working on for myself. We tried yesterday after having spent the afternoon at the hospital and it didn't work, I was too dehydrated. It almost didn't work this time even though I had been drinking my normal amounts of water. Then the two of us went to a late lunch at P.F. Changs. The place was almost empty at 3:00. That was really nice!!
My dad sent me these pictures of his orchids. They are just lovely. I sent him his first orchid maybe 2 years ago for his birthday. He had mentioned the previous year that he was interested in growing them. He has really gotten into it and has probably half a dozen plants now.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
It is not supposed to be melting anytime soon, in fact it is supposed to freeze again tonight so the roads will be icy tomorrow.
About a 3 1/2 inch on top of the mailbox and in the driveway.
This was a 2-inch icicle yesterday, today it is closer to 6 inches.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
April / May
June / July
August / September
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I finished my Marble Arches a couple of nights ago. I like the pattern, but they are a little big at the top. I figure they can slouch a little bit. It amazes me that a lot of folks use all of their yarn and the little key chain emergeny skein as well. I always thought I had big feet, because my feet are bigger than my mom's feet. Actually I went into REI the other day and the guy there was measuring my feet, they should be 7 1/2, but I choose to wear a bigger shoe so my toes aren't squished together.
Last year all over the knitting blogland I saw posts about Project Spectrum. Lots of beautiful colors and projects to go along with it. As I was reading blogs last night, I saw somewhere about the PS2 project. Lolly is starting a second Project Spectrum for this year. It starts in February, and you can check it out here. I am curious to see how it will play out for me. Some of the colors I rarely use in my knitting, though use them in my quilt blocks for other people. I am considering doing more with the PS2 than just knitting. It can be any hobby really, and I am thinking of the digital camera that I hardly know how to use. (We've had it for at least 4 years) Now I just have to choose which button to use, I like both of them.
I started doing some needle felting yesterday. I am using sheets of felt instead of the roving, only because I didn't have the right colors of roving. When it's done I'll show you the whole picture.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I quickly ripped these out yesterday and got them back on the needles in the smaller size. I was able to get through 5 repeats of the pattern, then today did a 6th repeat and the heel. I am about 1/3 of the way into the foot and they fit pretty well. I am making sure I take notes as I make changes in the number of stitches and decreases so I can do the same to the second sock.
This is what happens when I am working really hard to get a project done. Creases in the finger, and if you look above my watch there is a red patch. It is some type of inflammation that I get when I spend too much time knitting. I noticed it this afternoon. I have had it before and it doesn't hurt.
Another lazy week with a few dr. appointments scattered through it. Next week we will start back to our regular schedule of classes.