Saturday, August 16, 2008

Have You Seen This?

Today marks the 31st of Elvis' death.

Have you seen this?

Elvis and Priscilla Barbies: A must have for fans
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080812/ap_on_en_mu/music_elvis_barbie_dolls;_ylt=AoemrPU_.qUuQepzzdJloLPZn414


27th Anniversary

There's nothing new to report on the knitting front. I haven't really pick up my knitting since discovering my boo-boo in my DD's ankle sock. I didn't pick it up not because I was discouraged or anything like that, but because family & the house needed more attention.

Yesterday, Aug. 15; my DH & I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary! We went out to the neighborhood Applebee's and we had a wonderful time. As it has been a tradition of ours to take the kids out....for a last fling just before school starts, we took the kids with us. Schedules and the rising cost of eating out, we decided that this was the most practical way of doing both. We never did mind having the kids with us to celebrate our anniversary, so it was an enjoyable time for all of us.

When we arrived home, I discovered a little surprise waiting for me!



Have You Seen This?

Today marks the 31st annivery of Elvis' death.

Have you seen this?

Elvis and Priscilla Barbies: A must have for fans
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080812/ap_on_en_mu/music_elvis_barbie_dolls;_ylt...


27th Anniversary!

There's nothing new to report on the knitting front. I haven't really pick up my knitting since discovering my boo-boo in my DD's ankle sock. I didn't pick it up not because I was discouraged or anything like that, but because family & the house needed more attention.

Yesterday, Aug. 15; my DH & I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary! We went out to the neighborhood Applebee's and we had a wonderful time. As it has been a tradition of ours to take the kids out....for a last fling just before school starts, we took the kids with us. Schedules and the rising cost of eating out, we decided that this was the most practical way of doing both. We never did mind having the kids with us to celebrate our anniversary, so it was an enjoyable time for all of us.

When we arrived home, I discovered a little surprise waiting for me!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ankle Sock Boo-boo

I've been encouraged to not wait until I have finished projects before posting. My dear friend, Joansie says that we can all learn from each other's mistakes creativity.

Remember the little kids sing-song, "One of these is not like the other......"?

Things seemed to go so well with the first sock that I anxiously CO for the second ankle sock. Yesterday, I had made a lot of progress, then there it was.......



Do you see it?
This is correct.

The first sock....I had worked the Uneven Ribbing on just the front part of the leg of the sock and not all the way around like I was supposed to.

The dilemma? Should I rip out sock #2 and make it like sock #1? (Easier way.) Or....should I rip out #1 and start over the right way? (Harder way?)

Ankle Socks Boo-boo

I've been encouraged to not wait until I have finished projects before posting. My dear friend, Joansie says that we can all learn from each other's mistakes creativity.

Remember the little kids sing-song, "One of these is not like the other......"?

Things seemed to go so well with the first sock that I anxiously CO for the second ankle sock. Yesterday, I had made a lot of progress, then there it was.......



Do you see it?
This is correct.

The first sock....I had worked the Uneven Ribbing on just the front part of the leg of the sock and not all the way around like I was supposed to.

The dilemma? Should I rip out sock #2 and make it like sock #1? (Easier way.) Or....should I rip out #1 and start over the right way? (Harder way?)

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Best of Both Worlds...Knitting & Reading!

Now it seems that I have the best of both worlds....Knitting & Reading!




There was a time that all I did was knit, then the babies came along and my knitting was put on hold for about 8 yrs. Instead of knitting, I would read, mostly on the bus during my 30 min. commute back and forth to work. After my last baby was born, I became a stay-at-home mom and I rediscovered my hunger and passion for knitting.

Reading took a back seat to my knitting, except, for knitting magazines and cooking recipes. Does TV Guide count as reading material???

So taking a cue from Lizzie, I started listening to audio books on my new MP3 Player while I knit! I went to my local library's web-site, which is listed on your library card, and I downloaded an audio-book to my player. I'm listening/reading a mystery; Kiss of Death by Laura Palmer. This is my first time doing this and I think that it's just so neat! Thank you, Lizzie, for your patience in walking me through the steps!

While listening to this book, I knitted this ankle sock for my youngest DD. Talk about multi-tasking!

My DD prefers ankle socks, so this was really a quick and easy knit! I used Sockotta yarn that had been kicking around for a long time. I had started to make a toe up sock for my self, but I just didn't like it, so I frogged the whole thing and got busy with other yarns.

This sock was knitted from the cuff down on 2-Cirs, US size 2 Knit Pick needles. I used my Sock Wizard 2 software & generated a basic pattern using a CO of 64 sts. The last pair of socks that I had made for DD, she out-grew too fast and they were just a straight stockinette pattern, except for a ribbed cuff. So, this time, I decided to go with the Uneven Ribbing found in Charlene's Schurch's book, More Sensational Knitted Socks. DD says that the sock is really comfortable and I'm hoping that the ribbing allows for some growing room. These are her favorite colors, too. purple & pink. I would have taken a picture of her wearing it, but the sleepy-head is still in bed! I'll wait until the other sock is done, then I'll take a photo of her wearing them.

I gotta go and do some more laundry. Folding & putting away clothes while reading a book.....now that's nice!

The Best of Both Worlds.....Knitting and Reading!

Now it seems that I have the best of both worlds....Knitting & Reading!




There was a time that all I did was knit, then the babies came along and my knitting was put on hold for about 8 yrs. Instead of knitting, I would read, mostly on the bus during my 30 min. commute back and forth to work. After my last baby was born, I became a stay-at-home mom and I rediscovered my hunger and passion for knitting.

Reading took a back seat to my knitting, except, for knitting magazines and cooking recipes. Does TV Guide count as reading material???

So taking a cue from Lizzie, I started listening to audio books on my new MP3 Player while I knit! I went to my local library's web-site, which is listed on your library card, and I downloaded an audio-book to my player. I'm listening/reading a mystery; Kiss of Death by Laura Palmer. This is my first time doing this and I think that it's just so neat! Thank you, Lizzie, for your patience in walking me this the steps!

While listening to this book, I knitted this ankle sock for my youngest DD. Talk about multi-tasking!

My DD prefers ankle socks, so this was really a quick and easy knit! I used Sockotta yarn that had been kicking around for a long time. I had started to make a toe up sock for my self, but I just didn't like it, so I frogged the whole thing and got busy with other yarns.

This sock was knitted from the cuff down on 2-Cirs, US size 2 Knit Pick needles. I used my Sock Wizard 2 software & generated a basic pattern using a CO of 64 sts. The last pair of socks that I had made for DD, she out-grew too fast and they were just a straight stockinette pattern, except for a ribbed cuff. So, this time, I decided to go with the Uneven Ribbing found in Charlene's Schurch's book, More Sensational Knitted Socks. DD says that the sock is really comfortable and I'm hoping that the ribbing allows for some growing room. These are her favorite colors, too. purple & pink. I would have taken a picture of her wearing it, but the sleepy-head is still in bed! I'll wait until the other sock is done, then I'll take a photo of her wearing them.

I gotta go and do some more laundry. Folding & putting away clothes while reading a book.....now that's nice!

A Little Lavender Shrug