Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I FINALLY have gotten around to taking pictures. Aren't the little socks just the cutest? I have enjoyed knitting them . I really have to get moving on them. I was hoping to have them done before we leave for vacation but...........
We have started homeschooling and we are LOVING it. The boys are loving all of the WONDERFUL books we have been reading. Yesterday, was DH day off and he did school w/ the boys and they were so thrilled.
I have been thinking about starting a private studio teaching flute and piano and possibly voice. The ONLY thing holding me back is TIME......And do I have enough of it. There are a few teachers here and the area probably could use another one but, people are just not wanting to pay as much. So is it really worth it????...... I am also looking into kindermusik....We'll see..
I will post more on my progress w/ the socks later. I am REALLY craving some new yarn but, I am REALLY trying to use up my stash....I heard that Knit Happens had a GREAT online sale....even checked it was quite difficult to not buy. We'll see how long I can actually keep this up.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Just a quick update and pictures to follow later. I have started some sweet little socks for one of the cutest little girls I know. They are so tiny and too cute. I ended up using a sock yarn from my stash( sockotta) because I couldn't get the right gauge w/ the Regia...Strange huh!
I am hoping to finish these fairly soon because we have a pretty full schedule for the next 3-4 weeks.
We will be heading to FL. in a few weeks to take the kids to Disney. We were originally supposed to be attending our denominations convocation but, they changed the dates a few weeks back and we have a scheduling conflict so....We're going to Disneyworld:) Once we return home dh will be going TDY for a week......And again in October. We will only have a few weeks in between before he leaves again so, I am extremely thankful that he was able to get the time off for the trip to Orlando...I think I am more excited than the kids.
I also wanted to link an article that my hubby wrote for our base paper... You can read it here.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Here are pictures of things that I am currently working on. The pink scarf is done!! I love the yarn I used it's sooo soft. Then, there is the supermerino cabled scarf I am not sure if I am going to continue w/ this one or not. I don't think I like the cables w/ the variegated yarn. You can also see that I have completed ONE sock in the blackpurl colorway.....I LOVE lornas laces!!!! Then there is the Mary Jane that I ripped back a few days ago.
Once these are all completed I will begin again on the fair isle sweater that I have not yet finished.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Today has been a tough one. We had an airman die at his workplace earlier this week. He was from one of my husbands units and many of his coworkers saw everything happen. He leaves behind a wife of over 20 years and a teenage daughter. Today was the funeral and it was amazing to see all of these big uniformed men crying...broken because they had lost a friend, leader, role model. I have realized just how often I take for granted the groggy kiss and goodbye that I give my husband before he leaves every morning. Today while talking to his wife, I wondered what their last goodbyes were like as he headed off to work that morning. It made think of the groggy kiss and slurred goodbyes that I give my husband every morning. Maybe just maybe, I should get up just a few minutes earlier and spend a few sweet moments w/ my husband every morning. Life is to short!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

So...I went to take pictures of all of my current projects and my batteries died.....So sow I am off to buy more. My camera eats batteries up. I JUST put them in last Saturday and I think I only took a few pictures.
Anyhow, last night I worked on completing a Mary Jane that I cast on for at the beach I was just about to start the heel graft when something told me to try it on...And it was too big so I ripped and ripped and ripped. Tried again and I had the same problem. I've made these before w/the same yarn and everything. ARGHHH!
I have been eyeballling a table swift from ebay. The clamp ones don't seem to work on my table (It's REALLY thick). Anyone ever used a flat table swift?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I have been wanting to post so very badly but....I have been sick and today is the first day that I have actually not been on hard core pain killers and my mind feels clear enough to post.
Let me start by saying I had the BEST time at the beach...(a little over a week ago) all I did was sit and knit almost uninterrupted......w/ my favorite knitting partner my very own sister. It was great! I started 2 cute little scarves for a sweet little girl that lives next door. I chose a this wonderful baby alpaca yarn called alpaca with a twist. I have actually knitted with this yarn before and I love it! I also started a heavier scarf for the same little girl using this pattern and some variegated artyarns supermerino. I will post pictures after my two little ones are down for nap.
We also went to a cute little yarn shop called knitting up a storm and it felt so good to be in a yarn store again.....(I have not been to a yarn store since March....tragic!). Before this trip to the yarn store I had decided that I WOULD NOT buy anymore yarn until I have used up most of what I already have. I REALLY tried. The fit chick tried to convince me to buy more (it didn't help that thee was a sale on some WONDERFUL debbie bliss) but I was "mostly" disciplined....I only bought what I needed in baby yarn and some dpns but now seriously, I am kicking myself. Hopefully, this experience has motivated me to get to knitting through that yarn..........hmmm we'll see.