Friday, August 31, 2007

Yarn & a New Project

I bought a kit to make this Peace Fleece Everyday Cardigan

it came with this yarn in Periwinkle which I like the color a bit more on the purply side of what I expected for periwinkle and I think it's to scratchy for my taste

and was thinking of substituting with this one Cascade Ecological

these buttons were included which would go with either yarn

Now I can't decide... What to do? I want to cast on like yesterday so I can get this done this done before the cold weather starts
HELP! Opinions please!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Well yes there really has been some progress
recovering from surgery welcomes progress!! As you can see I've been resting ALOT!!
Resting being the key word NOT napping type rsting, kids wont' allow that. DH had to go back to work....kinda right away

So here we go:

2 socks on 2 cirs with Knit Picks yarn memories in an older colorway Spring Pararie

then the French Socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks using Trekking XXL in gray's

then the feeling of never ending nor any progress is an Ombre Alpaca Blanket from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.. defiantly more then a 12 hour project for sure!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Just Some Weekend Activities

Otis ANGB AirShow 2007, Cape Cod, MA

A very foggy sure is hot, humid, & overcast day, not a very good day for an airshow thats for sure
Got there at 8AM show wasn't to start until 5PM
an F-15 going up for a 20mile flight which will take about 4 minutes...

2 more join him

a couple helicopters flew around hanging hummers to keep people entertained

we also seen a bunch pf people jump but missed the photo opportunity! Opps! The kids thought it was kwel!

they had some neat music, very entertaining for sure, they worked the crowd pretty well too. We listen to them a while once the show got canceled (Not sure when the Thunderbirds will be back,we did get to see them practice for the past 4 days from the back yard when they were flying very low!!....)to communication/weather issues in the later afternoon to wait out traffic

the MP's were very social... let the kids climb all over their trucks, my son thought it was the best to see an Army lady!! heehee He had to have her help him up, was top funny!

They actually not only let them inside, in the drivers seat but let her start it up and showed them how!!! YIKES!! Don't think they spend to much time with any

My son will be turning 6 y/o the beginning of October and now insists on us buying him a BIG Army truck just like this one....
Yeah RIGHT!!
Defiantly we'll be on the look out for some metal ones for him....

Friday, August 24, 2007

Horcrux Socks

Finish these up for my neighbor
Used Plymouth Sockotta yarn
She's been a Angel helping me around the house, with the kids, rides, errands, everything 24/7 since my surgery! So my husband could go back to work, he drives me insane sometimes when he's home because of me...Very glad that my neighbor has been home from work....I'll be missing her when she has to go back to work though! Kinda getting used to her and her dog being around more often.... It was also her birthday this past week too!
She loves these colors and Harry Potter so there perfect for her!

I'm still very sore and can't do to much yet, well it has only been a week since my surgery. Have a follow up with the DR on Tuesday..I hope he says I can go to the beach or least in our pool.. I'm bummed and were suppose to have some hot humid weather this weekend....I'll be staying close to the AC I guess.. Thinking of going to the Air Show but not sure if I can handle that yet.. Depends on how I feel. I've been tiring very easily these days....taking a slow shower is the highlight of my day and tires me out pretty quickly!

Received my SP11 info this week too.. So I've been scoping out her blog and will be picking up stuff soon to get together a nice package to mail out in the next couple weeks...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I managed to finish up a skein of Llama
so soft..
A LYS about 25-30 minutes away from me this woman has 3 Llama in her yard and the shop on the side of her barn...Probably about 20x10 if that but she has some nice stuff.. I stopped in last year with the kids , they get a kick out of some friendly llamas.. I bought one of her fleeces from her llamas called auntie... She's just so sweet was kissing the kids, my DD thought it was the funnest and coolest thing I guess.. So I've handpicked out the guard hair on the deck and let the birds watching me have it for their nests, washed and spun up this wonderful fiber.... I haven't' gotten to the variegated colors yet, still spinning up these the part of the tan colors..

3 ply, approx 108 yards per skein about sport weight type yarn

since this yarn has no memory and will grow no matter which type of item I knit with it.. I'm leaning towards maybe a scarf , hat set or something.. what do you all think?
I still have quite a bit to spin too

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Updates with Life

My son had another episode or seizure. The Drs up'ed the meds I've been trying to get him off of because of the side effects with his behavior!!! They had placed an EEG, EKG and video equipment on him last week. We had it removed and returned equipment. I hope it was ok, had more trouble with the equipment then anything. I slept with him every night... Didn't sleep much I was watching him so he didn't knock any electrodes off him. He handled much better then expected.. I was so proud of him, especially with all the nice weather we had through the weekend too. No showers, baths, pool, beach. No chewing gum, sucking on candy not even a lollipop. No dusting or vacuuming... Which was tough for me, I usually vacuuming at least once a day....No wearing socks either or doing anything that would create static electricity.. Didn't want him to get a ZAP!!!
He actually loved the video he'd sit or lay there and watch himself for hours on end.. Technology! I have a feeling he'll be doing that again.....We won't here anything about it for a while. takes some time for someone to read it all between the brain activity, video and HR....put it all together...Hopefully we'll get more info but because of all the issues I had with the equipment working properly and the battery packs not getting a good connection all the time I'm not to sure..

Just in the nick of time to. My surgery is this afternoon... Probably will be offline for a while. Won't be able to lift my arms use my shoulders, etc. the have given me some pain meds to keep me happy though.... It's already annoying me nothing to eat or drink. I've already received a call that it's been moved up a little. Not until 3:00pm errr! I need some caffeine!!
DH went to work for a couple hours. he'll be back around 11:00am..
Now to choose for who'll stay with the kids and who'll take me up to the hospital and bring me home.. My neighbor offered to help out either with the kids of driving me...
Mid day traffic will expect it to be a couple hour drive. They want me there at 1:-00pm, surgery between 2:45-3:00pm for 3 1/2 hours then recovery if all goes well I'll be able to come home afterwards.....Then another couple hour drive home...I didn't want to the kids to have to hang around in Boston all day like that...After all it's their summer vacation and will be going back to school in a couple weeks...

My son will be starting kindergarden in the afternoons from 12-3:15pm wont' get home until about 4:00pm ish and my daughter will be in the 2nd grade.. They grow so fast... She's like a little mother hen young adult sometimes....I'll miss them....We've been sued to hanging out together ALOT especially my son.. he's such a momma boy....and doesn't take well to others very well.

My oldest has been planning to move back home, work and do college part time with a couple course... Which will be OK I think....I was just getting use to her not being home.

I started another project that'd be simple to knit afterwords, mindless actually so if I'm up to it all I'll have to do is knit, knit knit...hopefully I can do this one in my sleep..
Toe Up
2 socks on 2 circs and I turned the toes already so it' should be a beeeze.. maybe a tangly one.....

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Knotty Knots Socks

This beautiful colorway from Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR in Lucy

has turned from this

to these beautiful pair of socks
my own design thats published in

Friendly Socks Book 2

you you like this and more pattern from A-Z and more click the link above with the lighthouse in the title
if you already own the book we have a online group for you

Friday, August 03, 2007

Spinning/Plying Skeins Yarn PoRn

this is some soft slippery shiny rayon 3 ply hot pink
took this photo indoors

and this one outdoors, any difference?

Same with this skien indoor photo

3-ply, 100% merino hand-painted from Yarn Botanika in Cape Cod Cranberry

this shot outdoors

I do think the outdoors photos are definitely about the truest color photo I could get especially with all the colors on the merino skein.