Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Last Day...

I was testing a hat pattern, and I really love it. I leave for NY in 3 weeks, and this will be for there... Not here in 90 degree Florida.

Today is the last day of 33, tomorrow is my birthday. Today will be busy, I have a kid party to go to at a park in Tampa, then superfast dinner before trick-or-treating in my in-laws neighborhood. I also need to work on my scarf, which is half done but got sidelined because of the hat. I really like how it's coming out, defintly not girly which was my goal.

Tomorrow, I'm making homemade spaghetti sauce and cleaning the house. Throw in some yarn-paly and it'll be a pretty good day.

Sean has been working on potty-training, and this is a joyous thing. He'll be 3 in January so it is WAY PAST TIME. I wish he'd finish up before our NY trip but I kinda dont think that will happen. Oh well, guess diapers are gonna go with us.

I hope that you have a wonderful Halloween filled with adorable ghosts and goulies. I'll post pics of my own in a few days. See you on the other side!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Great day!

Today I walked for Making Strides with the American Cancer Society. I was able to raise $360, walk over 5k and got a cute t-shirt to boot! It was a beautiful day, finally cool in Tampa so perfect to walk in. There were over 5000 people that turned out and it took just about an hour to do the whole 5k so that wasn't too bad.

I haven't really been working on anything except the scarf. I have decided it is not to girly for a boy, although the angora content does tend to shed a bit. Oh well. It is wonderful to work with, SOOOO very soft! I love the pattern too - His (Birthday) Scarf by Monika Steinbauer. I've got about 2.5 feet worth so far and still have a little left in the first cake. Soon I'll have to cake up the other hank and keep on truckin. I've been spending too much time on Facebook - I've gotten a chapter and a half into my newest book and already have a second book from the library. Also... not much knitting. I do work on it at lunch every day and I am usually able to get 1 repeat a day done, that's 18 rows. I love the woven effect. Not plain but not frilly either. Perfect.

I have managed to cut all of the pieces of the wedding quilt, even sewed up a couple of them until my machine decided to start eating fabric. I am giving it a little bit of a time out to think about it's actions!

Well, I can smell dinner so it's time to work on something to go with the chicken. Have a good night, and on Monday I'll try to remember to post pics from today. It really was an awesome event that made me feel fantastic to be a part of.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


The ladybug socks (including a closeup, not including the spots or faces).

My completed Brainless socks. I Love Them.

A scarf I started with Aslan Inguena. This is angora/merino/nylon and is SOOOO soft. What's your opinion - too girly for a boy? The color is really a dark chocolate brown.

My Boys seeing a firetruck up close and personal. Maybe next time Sean will be bigger than the tire!

That's all for me right now.