Friday, September 2, 2011
I woke for the first time in months with little pain. That in itself makes for a lovely day in my world.
I know so many of my 'friends' don't understand what I go through on a daily basis. And that is okay. It's not for them to understand. It's for me to live with.
On a lighter note...I am knitting when I am able.
I have a shawl on the needles, almost finished, that is beautiful. I love the design and the yarn. It's a special pattern designed by a special friend.
Also on the needles are two pairs of socks. One is a test knit so I won't discuss that project.
The other socks are coming along just great. The cuff and leg portion are taken from a pattern in a knitting magazine. The heels are Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel. I love this heel and will use it again. If you want more information on this heel you'll have to look her up. She has a wonderful e-book out.
My energy level is dwindling so I'm off to recharge...
May God Bless You and Yours
Monday, August 1, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
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At a camp comprising 10 days of challenge, teamwork, discipline and education, boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 17 learn cooperation and respect for the dignity of others, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin.
A Devil Pup gains insight into the principles on which the United States was founded, thus enhancing pride in his or her country and its flag. A Devil Pup learns how to be a better citizen and at the same time gains a greater measure of his or her own self-worth.
The Devil Pups Program is a demanding physical and academic good citizenship program for young teenagers. It is important to mention that the program is more mental than physical; reflecting the “whole person” concept. The program foundations are intellectual, spiritual, social and physical.
An interested boy or girl and/or their parents living in California, Arizona, or Nevada should contact their nearst Devil Pup Liaison Representative to determine eligibility. Each area is given a specific quota of participants to admit.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
June 11th saw our local knitting group gathered out at the MarketPlace to celebrate World Wide Knit In Public Day. Below is a collage of some of the photos that were taken. We had drawings and everyone went home with something new. At the top you can see a photo we took with everyone wearing hand knit socks...isn't that something!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Normally I would start my toe about two inches from the end of my toe. But in this case I wasn't sure I liked the white toe. So I decided to continue the mosaic pattern all the way to the end. This took a bit of figuring out where the stitches went but I am quite happy with the results.
Now if I could just get the second sock finished.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Baby ducks following along by their mommy
Sock Madness started and is now in the 3rd round
First Round ~ over 200 knitters participated from around the world
Second Round ~ we're now divided up into four teams, I'm in Team Minnow
Pattern ~ Nornir
Third Round ~ 37 from each team participated in this round
Pattern ~ Dangerous Turns
Sunday, February 13, 2011
So today we doing some research on some items that hubby and I have collected over the years...he has an impressive collection of pen knives that he is willing to part with.
Looks like today will be fun
Hopefully I'll get some knitting squeezed in between the laundry and research
In the knitting magazine there is an Aran hat inspired by the 'pill box' type. It has bobbles, traveling stitches and cables...I've knitted cables before but never bobbles and traveling stitches so I'm anxious to start on this.
There is a Mosaic Yoke Cardigan...I watched as this pattern emerged from an idea to a finished product...this would be my first sweater so I'm excited.
Back to research...
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I knitted a few rows on the Vortex Shawl...it coming out beautifully and I love the color (will post photo when completed which should be soon)
Yesterday we spent a few hours pruning the Scarlet Oak tree in our back yard. During the night the wind was blowing something fierce that I could hear it blowing the limbs around the yard. We'll be spending the rest of this week cutting them up in small pieces to dispose of.
But while we were busy so was little Shivers. He was just beside himself. One neighbor has a new chihuahua and the kids were out with him. On the other side are new neighbors and they have two dogs. Shivers ran the length of three fences ~ back and forth ~ countless times....he just wanted to play. He was so tuckered out that when we came in he promptly fell asleep.
Today is a 'day off'...oh, I'll do up the breakfast dishes and finish the linens in the laundry but other than that NO WORK!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Shivers wasn't too happy...we were spending Thanksgiving with our daughter in Mill Creek, Washington...it snowed and the temperature was 17 degrees...as soon as this photo was taken hubby picked him up and took him in the house...he was happy as long as he was curled up under a blanket in the house
Here's a Niddy Noddy my husband made be from PVC pipe. It makes a one yard hank of yarn. The beautiful grey yarn wrapped right now is Lambswool/Nylon ~ recycled from a sweater purchased at a church thrift shop while in Mill Creek, Washington over Thanksgiving.
Paraphernalia ~ my "Personal Project of the Month"
Some members of our local Ravelry group decided to do a Personal Project of the Month. I enjoy knitting socks so I picked 12 sock patterns and the yarns that I wished to use (all but one skein/hank came from my stash). The patterns and yarns were matched up and then put in 12 separate zip lock type baggies. On the first day of each month I'll pull one baggie and knit that pattern.
Can you see Shivers in the following photo? His nose is poking out under the blanket...he's so funny.