Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Damn it's been a long time

Wow I can't believe what a slacker I have been. There hasn't been much news to report around here. I hope that everybody had a Wonderful Thanksgiving and at as much turkey as their pants would let them :) My family and I had a great Thanksgiving. We went to my friends house, they made the turkey and my husband made the Ham. We made homemade mac n cheese it was so good I will be posting the recipe soon. I made 2 apple pies, one with a crust on the top and one with crumble topping. Here are a few pictures. The camera is not playing tricks on you that is a GIGANTIC turkey a whopping 22lbs. Funny story about the turkey cooking....It set of the fire alarms. It was making so much juice and the pan that it was in wasn't deep enough and the juice was dripping on the burner in the oven...Talk about a lot of stinky smoke. The turkey was delicious though!
In knitting and yarn news...I received a couple of wonderful packages last week. One from the Loopy Ewe. I love that store. This was the first time that I've ordered from them but definitely not the last. They have super fast shipping and great customer survive. If you haven't checked out their page yet you should!!! I love the new wish list feature on their page.
Dream in Color Worsted weight yarn in "Cocoa Kiss" this will be for my Koolhaas hat. ShiBui Knits sock yarn in "Peacock" I can't wait to cast on socks with this lovely yarn. In the package she sent the coolest little cards to keep track of all my needles. Lord knows I could use these to organize my needle stash before I buy more.
I also received my Rockin Sock club yarn. Love this Lenore colorway. It couldn't have come at a more perfect time. My mom requested a scarf and gloves for Christmas. So I cast on for the Montego Bay scarf from Interweave Knits Summer 2007 on Wednesday of last week and I am about 50 inches in. Only about 10 more inches or so to go. She wanted a scarf that she could wear while she golfed. I am glad that I am almost done with this scarf. It's an easy mindless knit but it's starting to get old ya know me I don't like one project monogamy :) But I have a deadline. Gotta get it done!
Started decorating for Christmas. I got the tree up today while the boys were at school. I haven't decorated our tree in 6 count them 6 years. I had forgotten how small our tree was. This will be the first Christmas in 5 years that I wont be going home for the holidays. I miss you mom and dad. We decided that we were going to stay in Germany this year because we will be moving to Washington in a couple of months and we can see our family once we get back to the good Ol' US of A I can't wait!Well I know I was a slacker the past couple of weeks, I will be posting again as soon as I finish my moms scarf and cast on for here gloves (hopefully before Christmas comes!!). Happy Knitting all sorry again, and thanks for reading.
Oh yeah I forgot one more thing...back in October I won a Halloween contest on Sock-a-holic's blog. She sent me the most wonderful goodies and yarn. I just received it last Monday when I got all my other goodies. It was sitting in my CMR since October 22nd. I check my mail almost everyday and they told me that I didn't have any packages. Guess they need to look harder next time. Oh well better late then never right?! She send me some of her fantastic LoveSticks self stripping yarn, a cute little key chain a duck dressed like a mummy for Halloween, and some beautiful post cards with pictures of her yarn. Check out her shop here. Talk to you all later

Friday, November 09, 2007

This weeks happenings

Well it's almost been a week. Goodness how time flies. I do have a FO that went kind of wrong. On Sunday I decided that I needed a break from socks, what was I thinking? I looked in my stash and found some Knitpicks bare. I went to the commissary to buy some kool aid. I picked ups 10 packs of Black Cherry. Dyed it up and it turned out more like Strawberries n' Cream. The color grew on me and I figured that once I knit it up and I still wasn't completely happy with it I could always redye it right? So I cast on for the Koolhaas hat from Interweaves Holiday magazine. Love the pattern but something when wrong. I don't have free Circular US size 8 so I didn't try it on as I was knitting. Finished the hat this morning tried it on and it's WAY to short. I like my hats to come over my ears and this one just hit the top. I should have done about 2 more repeats of the pattern. Oh well lesson learned. It fits my 5 year old sons head but it's way to girly for him. Since I now have a girl in the familynow, I put it on her head. She still has plenty of room to grow but I think that she is going to be the lucky recipient of this hand knit hat. I will be buying some yarn for my hat soon.
As for the Killer Drunken bees socks. This is what happened. A trip to the frog pond. Oh well, guess that I will be knitting plain ol' socks with this one maybe for the boys.And did I mentioned that I am so glad that my hubby's home. He surprised me the other day with these...ain't he sweet!

Well that's about all. I did get my haircut and colored yesterday. Maybe I can get Travis to take a picture so that you can all see. :) Happy Knitting and thanks for reading.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The COOLEST THING!! (Caution lots of pictures!!)

Hi all- The COOLEST THING happened to me the other day!!! I go to school everyday to pick up D'Andre and everyday I notice this lady with her two little boys. They are always wearing these beautiful hand knit hats. On Wednesday of last week this lady wore a beautiful Entrelac scarf. I saw her scarf and thought to myself "She must be a knitter"Then I looked at her a little more closely and she looked really familiar to me but I couldn't place where I had known her from. On Thursday she was wearing a "my so called scarf" and her boys were both wearing beautiful hats. I decided to get up the nerve and ask her were she got the yarn that the boys hats were made of and she said that she spun it herself. Then she asked me "Are you..." and I finished her sentence and Said "Punky Purls on Ravelry?" She said "Yeah, I thought that might be you but I wasn't sure."

What a small world. I love Ravelry and Blogland. You meet so many cool people online with the same interests as you. As most of you know I live in Germany on a military Post I never in a million years would have thought that I would run into someone I chat with on the Internet who lives on the same post right around the corner from me and our kids go to the same school. How crazy and cool is that? Come to find out She has an Etsy shop. And has the most beautiful hand dyed and Hand spun yarn for sale. Go and check it out. Here's her Blog too.

I told my husband about what had happened and that she had a shop and he said "that's cool at least you will save money on shipping!" To funny.

In other news, the kids, Travis and I had a great Halloween. The boys both dressed up as Power Rangers and Cierra was a Giraffe. Here are some pictures.

I also got may Yarn Pirate Booty Club Yarn in the mail on Halloween. What a great treat!! I started knitting it up yesterday. Here are some pictures.

Colorway: Killer Bees
Pattern: Drunken Bees
My Name for this Project: Killer Drunken Bees. (To frog or not to frog? that is the question)

I also sent out my Knitter's coffee swap partner all her coffee and goodies yesterday. Hopefully she will enjoy all her stuff. It's all things German. with the exception of one of the yarns and one of the coffee's. Kim, it's on it's way.

Also I wanted to Thank you all for the messages on the Post about my Husband being home. I have been slacking on the email front but I wanted to let you know that we both appreciate your comments and Well wishes.
Happy Knitting Everybody! Off to go enjoy a nice cup of Chocolate Truffle Coffee.