Friday, September 30, 2011

Been busy!

And finally...look what came in the mail!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I have not posted since January! I have been busy with work, crafts, grandson. I hope to be back regularly. I have not been knitting much. Only sporadically. I hope I get out of this slump and get back to knitting. I'm so behind on my list!

Friday, January 14, 2011

This is why I've been away...

my grandson who is now 10 months old.
Hopefully I will be back.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's been another month...

and I have been busy knitting reading, loafing, trying to keep up with housework. All have been successful except the last. I must confess, I'm lazy. I absolutely hate housework. All I can actually keep up with is the laundry, and maybe the dirty dishes, although right now they are overflowing the sink.

Below you see a picture of two cuties. The big one on the right is our dog, Ranger. The one on the right we puppy-sat for two nights. His name is Cooper, he's 3 months old, I think. And as you can see they wore each other out. I couldn't resist taking the pic.

The following three pictures are items I made and entered in our local county fair. The socks received a 2nd place red ribbon(obviously the judges didn't realize the stitching and work that goes into these small items from looking at the other entries last night) but I will take it.
This received a 3rd place white ribbon, and that's ok since it is not my best crochet work. It is a simple ripple crochet baby blanket. There were better entries than this one. I was not completely happy with this anyway, but it will make a nice baby gift someday.
This won a 1st place blue ribbon. It was the only knitted baby afghan entered in that category. Ha ha! That's the way to get first place!
I thought I did pretty well anyway.

Also my step grandson is growing fast! I will leave you with a cute photo of him taken last month.
And the girl in the photo is my youngest daughter, Sarah.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

School's Out!

Finally. I still have 3 more days to put in, but then I am free til the end of July.

No pictures today. I will try to get back to speed.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Wouldn't it be nice...

if I were the sort of blogger who posted once or twice a week? Maybe. We are required to post weekly to our school blogs. Mine is really boring...just stuff about what is going on in my library at school, etc., etc. I really doubt anyone reads it, but the powers that be. So I post every week. Since this is my personal blog, I take too many liberties and forget to post for weeks at a time. This weekend is Mother's Day, so I hope any mothers out there reading this have a terrific day and feel appreciated. We'll see how mine goes.
I will get to see my newest grandchild, but I don't know if I will bet to hold hold him. I have had bronchitis and it is still hanging on in the form of a nasty annoying cough.
So let's see if I have any new pictures to show you.

This is my husband about a month ago holding Collin. Collin was a month old then. And he will be two months old tomorrow.
This past weekend (May 1 & 2) we had tremendous rainfall. amounts. This is my backyard before most of the rain fell.
This is to the right in the next door neighbor's backyard.
And this is in the front off to the right of my house. There is a spring that gets up and runs off by my house and then out into the back.
So that's all I have for now. More baby pics to come after Sunday!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Bad blogger...

is what I am. It has been 2 1/2 months since I posted last. I have been knitting and reading. I have not updated my lists and I'm not sure I can adequately update them since I've been reading lots but not noting down what the books were. I guess I will just have to do the best I can.
Since I last posted the following was added to our stepdaughter had her baby, Collin. Isn't he just the cutest thing you have ever seen!?!
I finished this blanket for him...It is the Mystery Stitch Blanket pattern again using Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby in the Sweet Pea color.
I am working on these socks...Slip Jig from the Socks That Rock 2010 Sock Club. The yarn is the mediumweight in the My Wild Irishgirlie colorway. I love the colors and the pattern is great!
I also started another Mystery Stitch blanket in Yarn Bee Melody Bulky Wool Blend, Enchanting colorway.
I finished these socks, Knetted from 2009 Socks That Rock Sock Club. They are being inspected as you can see.
And last, but not least...I got these last Saturday! They were delivered on Monday and I did an entire week's worth of laundry in one day! They are amazing!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Finish and start

I finished up the blue baby blanket I've been knitting on for too long. It is called a Mystery Stitch Blanket. The mystery is knit a stitch and then slip a stitch. This is reversible and looks the same on both sides because of that stitch pattern. I like it.
Then I immediately cast on the pink for this Textured Plaid Blanket. Trying to finish this one up faster so I will have a choice when the baby comes.
Oh, btw...did I mention my step daughter is expecting...within the next six weeks. Excited to find out what it is! My daughter is throwing a baby shower for her this coming Saturday. We went together and bought the baby swing she was registered for. Hope it is exactly what she wants.
That's all for now!

Friday, January 15, 2010

First finsh of 2010

Mock Cable socks from Socks From the Tow Up by Wendy Johnson
Dye Dreams Comfy Sox Charcoal
Addi Turbo Lace circular US 0, 2.0mm

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dear Blog,

I have been doing more reading of books than knitting of things. Therefore I have not finished one item in 2010. Also I have not started any new projects either. It's about time to change that. Hopefully, I will have something to report soon. ;-)