Wednesday, June 29, 2005


I got batteries for my camera! I actually stole them out of Bradley's Leapster! :) First is my box from my Secret pal! She was so creative! I wish I had just an ounce of her creativity! :)

Box from Secret Pal
Inside is a card, dark chocolate, needles, and a lilac scented candle.

Handmade needles from secret pal
The needles are handmade and have the cutest little sheepies on top!

close up of the needle tops
Here's a close up of the sheep - I just love them!

Again I just wanted to say how much I loved everything! Thanks Secret Pal!!

I started my Sockpal-2-za socks the other day. I'm doing the Broadripple pattern for Koigu. I'm using the blue green Koigu (P531) from my stash...

Koigu P531

I have two little boo boos. I tried fixing one, but I think I made it worse. So hopefully my sock pal won't mind. Maybe she will think it adds character! :)


broadripple on my arm
This is how it looks on my arm.

I have also been working on Jenny from the Rowan Magazine #37. Only I'm doing the eyelets, instead of beads. I think it's coming out ok so far...

Rowan Jenny
I'm using the Rowan yarn I got from Geez Lweez.

I also placed my first order with Knit Happens to get the Rowan magazine and to get some sock yarn...

Lorna's Laces
Lorna's Laces in the Georgetown colorway.

I can't wait to knit some socks with this yarn! Speaking of socks, I dyed my own sock yarn with Kool-aid! I think it came out pretty cute. I used Grape, Black Cherry, and Orange Kool-aid, and the yarn is from Knit Picks. I used Diana's dyeing method that's on her blog Streets and YO's. I also can't wait to knit these socks! Here's a couple pics of the yarn...

Kool-aid dyed yarn

Kool-aid dyed sock yarn

Well, I think that's all for now. Today is my last day off before I leave for Michigan to visit my dad. I can't wait to scope out all the yarn shops around him! I'll leave you with one last picture...

Rex - 12 weeks old
Rex - he'll be 12 weeks tomorrow.

I'll really be glad when the puppy stage is over, I just know he'll be a great dog one day. He grabbed my Koigu sock today and I about had a heart attack! Thankfully no damage was done. I'll definitely be washing them before I send them off though! Well, I'm doing much better this week. I'm feeling more confident that the judge will see that justice is served. Dh and I were talking and I think even he was shocked with the verdict. Anyway I'm trying not to think about it too much because it really is out of our hands. Write more later!!

Sunday, June 26, 2005

An emotional week.

I had just wrote a long post and lost it. What a pain! I'll write the short version...

My husband's trial was this past week for the man who shot my husband last year while he was performing a search warrent. Unfortunately the man was found Not Guilty because the jury believed he was justified because he thought he was being robbed. I was shocked and hurt and I still am. I just wanted to scream at them would it still be justified if he had killed my husband or shot him more than twice. I just don't understand it, and I don't think I ever will. It's been a hard week, and I'm just sad at the way it ended. They did convict him on a weapons charge, which really makes no sense. But we'll see what the judge decides to do. Hopefully he'll give him the max on that.

To my secret pal... I just wanted to thank you so much for the package! I loved everything, and I'll take a picture as soon as I get batteries for my camera. I haven't knit much this week, I need to get back to it, it's my therapy! :) Write more later.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Florida - Part 2

Well, I said I would do part two the next day, but it didn't quite work out that way. Work, kids, hubby and puppy have kept me pretty busy. And I still haven't unpacked yet!! Ok... let's see where did I leave off? Oh, it was Bradley's birthday and then the next day we took off for Sanibel Island.

Going to Sanibel Island
Unfortunately it was raining and windy because of Tropical Storm Arlene.

Gulf of Mexico
See the sunny Gulf of Mexico?

Going over sunshine skyway
Here we are crossing the sunny Sunshine Skyway bridge!

one finished sock!
I finished my sock on the way, but realized I wouldn't have enough for another one. :(

Grace in the Car
I worked on Grace some, but kept dropping my cable needle (it was driving dh crazy!), so I put it away. I really need to learn how to cable without a needle!

Hotel at Sanibel
I took this while waiting for dh to check in the hotel, it's one of the rooms, but not the one we stayed in.

The beach at Sanibel
The rain stopped for a moment, so we walked out to see the beach... not very pretty!

We ended up eating at the first Cheeburger Cheeburger, and then went to the local hangout (sports bar) to watch the Braves game (they lost). The next day we woke up to this....

Sanibel Island beach the next day
What a difference! Unfortunately (or fortunately) we woke up at 10:00 am and had to check out at 11:00, so we really didn't get a chance to enjoy the beach.

Amy's over easy cafe
We ate at Amy's Over Easy Cafe for breakfast, the food was great! And it was decorated so cute!!

Yarn shop on Sanibel Island
After breakfast we went to the cutest needlework shop - Geez Lweez.

close up of the sign
They carried many different types of yarn from Rowan to Lion's Brand. It was pretty cool!

Rowan Yarn from Geez Lweez
This is what I ended up getting... 7 skeins of Rowan Handknit Cotton to make Jenny (short sleeve) from Rowan #37.

Leaving Sanibel
And here we are leaving the island. Too bad we couldn't have stayed a week! :)

working on 2nd rainbow sherbet sock
Since I gave up on the other sock I decided to get my 2nd rainbow sherbet sock out!

Well, That was our trip. We did end up staying another night on St. Pete beach, but I don't have any pictures. We drove around a lot exploring different places we'd never been. I can't wait to go again! Well, not much else! Write more later!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I'm home!

Wow, where do I begin! It was a great trip to Florida. Tropical Storm Arlene made it a little windy and rainy, and sometimes stormy, but we still had fun! Here's some pictures....

purple koigu sock
We stayed the night near Valdosta, GA. I woke up and took the kids to Burger king so dh could sleep in. I decided to start a Purple Koigu sock while they played. Notice the sports pages, so I could keep track of the Braves.

purple koigu sock cuff
On the road... Here's the cuff of my sock

Jake asleep
Jake's already asleep

Bradley didn't want his picture taken (notice the string ball, that's his blankie)

Bradley being Jake had to get in on the fun
We're almost there and the kids are starting to get bored!

sock with heel - woo hoo
The sock has a heel now!

my cool boys!
My cool boys, we're on our way to Bradley's 5th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese.

Bradley's Spiderman cake
Bradley's Spiderman cake (I didn't realize it would be so big!)

Bradley and Jake
Bradley opening presents, Jake looking on.

That's part one of our trip, I'll post part two tomorrow! It's really good to be home! My puppy has grown so much in just a week! It's amazing! :) Write more later!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Nothin' but a T-Shirt is finished!

Here's a pic of me wearing it... I deleted the front view, my hips are just to wide for all of the internet to see! LOL! :)

finished t-shirt

I still need to weave in all the ends, I will get to that one of these days! :) I've been working on Grace some lately. I really want to start Cropped Aran, but I'm trying to be good and at least finish Grace's back. We'll see how long that will last! :) Here's my latest progress pic on Grace...

Grace as of 6/5

And here's the latest puppy pic...


He's 8 weeks old now, and getting bigger everyday! He's going to be a big dog! Oh well, he'll be a good protector! :) Well, not much else! Write more later! :)

Friday, June 03, 2005

T-shirt is almost finished!

My T-shirt is almost finished, I'm so happy! I messed up on the collar somehow, and I was too lazy to go back and fix it, so I'll just have to live with it! Here's a couple of pics...

T-shirt, almost finisheda>
Nothin' but a T-shirt - left side seamed w/flash

T-shirt - no flash to show true colors
No Flash to show true colors

I'll be glad when it's finished! It took under 5 balls to finished (called for 6), so I know if I make another to order less yarn.

I think I've decided to make a change with the light purple Cashmerino Aran that I bought. I was making this...

Must Have Cardigan
Paton's Must Have Cardigan

But I think I'm going to make this instead...

Cropped Aran - Soon to be project!
Debbie Bliss Cropped Aran from book #2

I have so many cardigans going right now that I think this would be a nice change! Well, not much else! Going to Florida in 5 days, I can't wait!!!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

T-Shirt Sleeves and some new books!

I finished one sleeve today, and started the second...

t-shirt sleeve #1 finished 6/1

t-shirt #1 and the start of #2

This is one project I'm definitely going to be sad to see end. I just love this yarn!

I also went to Strings and Strands today and got a couple books. I was going to get some more Calmer to make another T-shirt, but they only had two colors in stock. Oh well! Here are the books I got...

New Books 6/1

They are Rowan #32 and Debbie Bliss #2. There are a lot of cute projects in these books. Well, it's getting late and I have to get up early! Fun, fun!