Friday, May 29, 2009

Some Basic Fun Facts

20 Of My Favorite Things

1. Color-
---All Shades of Purple
2. Dessert----Chocolate Silk Pie
3. Smell-----Honeysuckle Bush
4. Flower-----Pansies
5. Animal-----Cat
6. Month-----August
7. Beverage----Grape Juice with Lemon Slices
8. Pair of shoes----Clark's Slides
9. Snack-----Wasabi Rice Crackers
10. Song-----Bohemian Rhapsody
11. Book-----Leaving Home by Arthur Cavanaugh
12. Fruit----Peaches
13. Hairstyle-----Curly & Full
14. Piece of clothing------Silk Manadarin Collared Suit Jacket
15. Store to clothes shop---None Really16. Season-----Winter
17. Hobby----Knitting & Crocheting
18. Thing to collect-----Teapots
19. Movie-----Godfather Part II
20. Restaurant--My Own Kitchen

Monday, May 25, 2009

Spring (or should I say summer) is Here!

These are the rose bushes on our patio out back......who wouldn't love waking up to this explosion of vibrant color. My husband pruned them last fall and they were dwarfy little things when he was finished. I thought they might not bloom as much as last year but my suspicions were obviously unfounded. God has truly created such beauty for each one of us to gaze upon if we only have the eyes for it.

I've been working on my Regia socks and after much fiddling, finally completed my short row heels. I'm not sure what I did but I got all discombobulated (I think that's how it's spelled, LOL) and twisted around and had to take the heel stitches off the circular needles more than one time. Now it's just a matter of knitting the feet and completing the kitchener stitch on both and viola......a new pair of socks that can be worn with black slacks! Pictures will follow, I promise.

The weather in my neck of the woods has been hot and a bit humid too. When this time of the year rolls around I stay close to home so that I can partake of our wonderful AC......therefore, my walking has to be on the treadmill nine out of ten times because it's just too gosh darn hot for me to take it outside. I do miss looking at all the lovely trees, flowers, and bushes in my neighbor's yards though.

Until next time dear readers, I leave you with this gem of wisdom: "This above all, to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man" Shakespeare

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Happenings!

Many things happening on the home front since I posted last. The biggest announcment is the arrival of our brand spankin' new grandson, Matthew, who came into the world on April 26, 2009, weighing in at 8 pounds, 10-1/2 oz. and 20" long. He is as cute as a button and the entire family is thrilled beyond words that he is here and all is well. We have been truly blessed!

I've been crocheting more than knitting but I did manage to finish a pair of socks (one seen here) using a mystery yarn from my stash which I didn't have enough of, and had to get creative and add an agreeable color for the larger portion of the toe area. All in all they turned out well but I'm not a big fan of a short legged sock but since there wasn't a lot of yarn to go around, the leg is about 5-1/2" long rather than my standard 7"to 8'". At least I used up another ball of stash sock yarn, of which I have many......too many!

Today I am going to continue working on the Regia socks (2 on 2 circulars) which I began a short time ago (pictured in post below). I've made some progress with them since the last picture I posted and I"m about 3/4 of the way down the leg area and headed toward the heel. I think I'll do short row heels again as I did in the sock pictured above. I really like the way it feels on the foot rather than the standard heel. I'm using size 3 Addi Turbo circulars and I'm pleased with the way they're coming along.