Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Eeek! Too long between posts!

This is way too long between posts. Have been busy, haven't taken any pictures of any projects, but I have been knitting. Will try to get everything updated this weekend.

Happy Holidays!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Where do you knit?

I got suite tickets for a pre-season Colts game, so here I am knitting at the new Lucas Oil Stadium.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Work In Process

Mountain pine shawl designed by Two Old Bags has been on the needles for awhile. I have half of the border completed, and I have my camera again. Yeah!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Pictureless Posting

I have misplaced my digital camera and I feel lost without it. No pictures, but I have been finishing things up:

Twisted yarn shrug--on the needles since Christmas 2006 I finished my sister's but didn't get mine done. It only needed 8 rows of border and binding off. I still have to work in and tie off all of the loose yarn end (there are many). I blocked it, so it's almost ready.

One Jacobean sock for the Sockathalon--toe up--a new technique learned. I have to frog the cuff back 'cause it's too tight--going to use the sewn finish, so one sock, two new techniques

My knitted shawl is progressing. Have about 1/3 of the basic rectangle done and then I have to do the outsides. Knitting from a chart is a bit distracting, but I'm progressing at that as well.

UFO remaining: Mystery sweater in black and greens. OTN since 2006. Just have to finish the bottom, front and neck bindings and it will be ready to wear for next fall.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Size 13 black Socks for Soldiers Done!

I finished them up this afternoon. I'll post a picture when I've woven the ends and tidied them up a bit. They are huge! But some soldier with large feet will like the 12" cuff under his heavy boots to protect his legs and feet. I feel like I've knit 4 pair of socks during this pair of socks. It's for a good cause, so I'm happy to do it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Walking Zombie???

Here I am in my green hat bomb. My assassin, VeryBadDogs, read up on my ravelry site, and made me this wonderful hat complete with a pinwheel pin. Also included in my package of doom was a great treat for Phoebe dog, green m & ms (yummy), a tote from River Knits, and key skull caps. I have to check the delivery time on the package. My target received her package at 11:24 am EST in New Jersey. My mail may have been late as we had a snowy day.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

I started this morning. Got 3 rows done and found I was doing it wrong. Frogged the rows back and stared again. Went to an Indiana ravelry event at Stitches & Scones today, so I had lots of knitting time. Finished a little bit ago. It has to go to New Jersey, and my assassin is only an hour and a half from my doorstep in Indiana, so I'll have to sent it overnite first thing in the morning.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Stars - Philosopher's Wool

OK--here is a picture of the Philospher's Wool sweater kit that I bought--I can't wait to get started on it. I'll have to buy a hat and get a red scarf to put on it. It will be my first attempt at Fair Isle Sweaters. I got the kit for Christmas, but I have to get one pair of big black socks finished (I have one size 13 sock finished and the 2nd one cast on--these socks are BIG) for Socks for Soldiers, Inc. I joined thru Socknitters.com. It's a worth while organization to support our troups--more than a bumper sticker as they say.

Friday, January 4, 2008

"Borrowed" this from the simplysockyarn blog and she borrowed it from another person. Not original by any stretch of the imagination

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? I started my own blog
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I didn't make any resolutions, and I didn't make any this year.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? no
4.Did anyone close to you die? No.
5. What countries did you visit? None.
6.What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? More time to quilt. Have been knitting
7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? The day after Memorial day when my mom called to tell me that she had a stroke around 3 am
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? 8 pairs of socks were completed
9. What was your biggest failure? My office is still a mess
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No
11. What was the best thing you bought? Portable DVD player
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? ???
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Anna whatshername who didn't even know or didn't divulge the father of her child and all of the hoopla. Ugh
14. Where did most of your money go? Yarn, yarn, yarn and insurance rx etc etc etc
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Participated in a tea swap and got a new friend
16. What song will always remind you of 2007? ????
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
 a) happier or sadder? 
b) thinner or fatter? 
c) richer or poorer? I'm just ok--anxious about my mom's health, a little thinner, sleeping better and still eating chocolate
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Sitting in the sun and reading
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Eating.
20.How did you spend Christmas? with my mom, sister, niece and nephews. It was fun.
21. Did you fall in love in 2007? no
22. What was your favorite TV program? Bones
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Nope
24. What was the best book you read? The Book Sellers Promise (or something like that)
25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Josh Groban
26. What did you want and get? healthier
27. What did you want and not get? ????
28. What was your favorite film of this year? Didn't have one
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 57
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? My mom to be in better health
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? Quacker Factory Bling
32. What kept you sane? Having a good friends to talk to when things were a mess.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? None.
34. What political issue stirred you the most? The death of Benazir Bhutto .
35. Who did you miss? ???
36. Who was the best new person you met? Judy Wise
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007. Live each day to the fullest
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. On the road again