Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tooth Fairy came to visit

Hi all. I hope that everybody had a great week. We had a very cool event happen this week. My son finally lost his first tooth. He was so excited. That darn tooth was loose for so long, seriously so long. The new tooth was even coming in behind the baby tooth. I thought that it would never come out! The other night we were eating pot roast and it finally came out. When it came out we told him about the tooth fairy and how she would come and give him money and he said, "is she going to give me $1000. Will I have enough to buy a power ranger?" I told him if that was the case then I would be knocking out all my teeth just for the extra money...haha. We put the tooth in a plastic ziplock bag (we are still sleeping on the floor and I didn't want the tooth fairy to have a problem finding it in the middle of the night.) The next morning there was a dollar in the plastic bag and Dre came running in my room saying "Was my tooth a Transformer cause it transformed into a dollar?" I couldn't help but think, sure son whatever you want to believe, it was a transformer. :) It was cute.
How much does the tooth fairy give in your house? Here is a couple pictures.
On the knitting front I am almost done with my Waving Lace socks. I love them. I finished the heel and one repeat on the foot. If I don't finish them today they will be done tomorrow. I will post pictures when they are done. I also ordered some more yarn. Sheri at the Loopy Ewe is having a Dream in Color KAL and is offering a discount on Dream in Color Classy. I ordered 4 skeins of Dream in Color in "Deep Sea Flower". She only had 4 left I hope that it's enough for a "Wicked" Sweater. We'll see. I will post picture of that when it comes. Until then happy knitting and I will blog again soon. Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Something to blog about :)

All I have to say is I love my husband. For more reason then one but here is the latest reason. On Thursday I was reading yarn harlots blog and saw that she was in Tacoma. I thought hmm....I wonder what she will be doing here. (I only live about 30 min away from Tacoma) So I did a little investigating and found out that she was going to be at the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat. I obviously couldn't go to the retreat because sign-ups were months ago when I lived in Germany. I went to Madrona's website and found out that there was going to be a Market Place open to the public. So the next day I was talking to my husband and mentioned that I had seen the Market Place being open to the public and how cool it would be to go. This would be my first Fiber Fest experience. He laughed and said haha fly your sister out here (from Florida) and go with her. He was obviously not impressed. I know he knows that I love knitting and yarn but I don't think that he realizes how much. Anyway, I thought to myself "Oh well there will be more fest while I am her in Washington, I will just take myself to the next one." Oh yeah I forgot to tell you I couldn't just take myself to the Market Place because my stateside drivers licence expired while we were in Germany so I can't legally drive.

Well that night we were laying in bed talking about what we were going to do the next day, Saturday. We had already talked about going to Ikea to buy the kids dresser drawers for their rooms. While we were talking about that he asked how far the fest was from Ikea...Me being me, and just in case he changed his mind,I had already investigated that too and found out that it was only about 30 mins or so away from Ikea. He said lets go. I thought that he was just going to drop me off and find something for him and the boys to do while I fondeled all the lovely yarn that was there. But I was wrong, he took me and even walked around with me. Mind you he didn't look as excited as I fact not excited at all. But I had so much fun. I kept the trip short only about an hour or so, trust me I could have been there much longer, but while I was there I did get some lovely things. Here are the pictures of the loot that I brought home. I didn't take my camera inside for fear that my husband might feel uncomfortable with me taking pictures of the beautiful knit wear and all the wonderful knitters and spinners that were inside the Pavillion.
Socks that Rock in "Lodestone" and "Aquaboy" I plan on knitting Bird In Hand mittens with these. I ripped out the other ones that I had started the other day. I am just waiting on my ball winder and printer so that I can knit these. That is if I can wait that long, I might just go to Kinko's and print out the pattern and wind both these skeins by hand. Maybe after I finish these...
ShibuiKnits in "Pagoda"
I know what you are thinking, another project on the needles. But I just couldn't resist. Plus this needed to be started so that I had something to take pictures of for Project Spectrum. This is the Waving Lace socks from Favorite Socks book that I bought the other day from Jo-Ann Fabric Store. I love this pattern and this yarn. Shibuiknits sock yarn is so soft and squishy. This is a great way to spend the day. Watching Dallas and knitting some lovely socks...who knows I might even finish this sock today. (Notice I said "this sock" I'm trying not to get ahead of myself by saying pair of socks :) )

I know many of you have husbands and boyfriend that enjoy knitting as much as you do, or at least understand your love of all things knitty. But this is a totally new experience for my husband. I have only been knitting for about 2 years and my husband was gone for most of that time. While he was gone my obsession has grown dramatically. He knew that I was knitting everyday while he was gone but I don't think he understood how much of the day I have needles in my hands. Eventhough he knew that he wouldn't enjoy the Market Place he took me anyway. Now that's love. Doing something you don't want to do just to make your spouse happy. That is just one of the reasons I love my man :)Now maybe I can get him to love(or even like) it just a little bit so that we can do more things yarny.

Happy knitting and thanks for reading.

Friday, February 15, 2008

I'm Back....Thank goodness!!!

Hi all I'm back in action. We finally have got internet and now I am connected to the world again. Oh how I missed my knitting community. I felt so out of the loop and disconnected with you all. Hope that everybody is doing well. I think I have caught up on most of your blogs. There was alot going on while I was away, so many beautiful projects like these, these and this. Glad to be back!!!
As for the move well it's still a work in progress. The movers come today, in fact they are on the way now, to deliver our clothes that we packed way back in December. It seems so long ago! We are living n Puyallup Wa. about 30min from post. Oh the movers are here gotta go and start to unpack.

I'm's 3:30pm and we are not finished with unpacking but I'm tired of it and needed a little brake.

Well not much on the knitting front for the past 2 months or so. I know I suck! I wish that I could be more like my sister and Tiennie and just crank out projects left and right but for some reason I wasn't really in the mood...I must have been sick. Well I will show you what I did knit all works in progress, of course.
1st up my lovely Woolmeise yarn kniting up into kneehighs. I decided I needed kneehighs because I wear uggs A LOT and I hate when my socks (not hand knit socks) roll down into the boot. So I figured that this should solve the problem right? That is if I ever get them done. I don't know what I did, I always knit short row heels but for some reason i have holes in the heel. That never happens, I guess I wasn't paying attention while knitting the heel. I guess I will be ripping this back because the holes really bug me.

Next on the WIP list is my own design, these will be knee highs too, not because of the ugg boots but because I want to see how much I can knit with shibui yarn and not have any left over. I really love this yarn I must buy some more, it is so squishy.Then I cast on for these before I left Germany. I went to the local grocery store and bought some regia yarn and cast on some primavera socks with a little mod of a p1 k2 p1 rib for the plane ride just incase i got bored knitting plain st st. Well you can see the trend in my knitting lately and guess what I haven't picked these up since the day we left Germany.

And last but probably not least I had to cast on for some "Bird in Hand" mittens. I love that pattern. So I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and got some Lion Brand Wool-Ease that was on sale. They didn't have very many colors to choose from but I did manage to find some Heather gray and Heather Pink. So far I love this knit. It isn't easy to knit worsted weight on size one needles but it will be all worth it when I am done. Lord knows I need something for my hands when I go out in this chilly Washington weather to walk the dogs. Another thing that makes it a little hard is the fact that I don't have a printer, so I have to push my laptop screen down flat and turn my computer so that I can read the chart. Damn I wish I had my printer.

Well that's about it, I hope that everybody is doing well. I will update the blog as regularly as possible, assuming that I have something to blog about. I guess I need to be like my sister and stick to one (or maybe two) project(s) at a time. Wish me luck!

Glad to be back....Happy Knitting! and thanks for reading.