Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I'm A Loopy Groupie!!!!!

Yes, it's official, after my yarn purchase for the MS4,
I feel so honored to be a part of this group :) I received a great plastic bag with zipper (going to take on the trip to visit sister this weekend), some mints, a heart clip, a sock pattern and some gorgeous Chewy Spaghetti yarn
(in my favorite color GREEN).
Gotta love The Loopy Ewe order Monday BEFORE 10, ships same day, arrives Wednesday. What's not to love??

Friday, April 25, 2008


Isn't this the prettiest picture?

Our student teacher at preschool, Miss Amanda, went to Mexico City over her spring break to do mission work. She said this was taken on a road somewhere....anyway, I've ordered her some notecards (and some for me and some for our teacher), but it's a secret!

Miss Amanda took so many gorgeous pictures, I've told her she should contact National Geographic!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Another Birthday gift (early)

Many thanks to Mother! As you all know, GREEN is my most favorite color, but I have never had a green purse, I always use my black Coach purse ..... Here is my birthday present, a lovely GREEN purse!!

And here are some beautiful ORANGE flowers I bought myself. I may even break down and buy some ORANGE sock yarn from my friend BetteM.
What is going on here?? I don't even like ORANGE :)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Thank you Thank you LaurieC!!!!

Look at this wonderful early birthday box I received!!!

All wrapped up in green tissue paper - green LL's shepherd sock yarn (my most FAVORITE), green Euroflax yarn, 3 balls of CF in a cute stripey color
(oohhh, 3 pairs of anklets or 1 really TALL pair of socks??) a new book (for me anyway) Hip Knits and a cute notepad.

It came at the end of a very long morning of cleaning (3+hours) and I was enjoying a "beverage" when my mailman delivered it direct to my front door!!

Thanks so much Laurie, you're the best xoxo

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Purchasing new yarn OH NO

Another pretty vacation picture:

Yes, I must admit, I did purchase more sock yarn this week!

I have been wanting to make the Garter Heel socks (Vogue), but did not have the yarn specified in the pattern, oh boy, while out with mother for her birthday lunch, we stopped at the LYS, lo and behold, they had the yarn (Louet Gems Opal).

Few days later, taking said yarn to the other LYS to have wound into balls (along with some Lorna's Laces I purchased for mother for her birthday - she is now making socks)I came upon Plymouth Yarn's Happy Feet! I was going to purchase online, but why pay for shipping when it is right there in front of me! So left that, along with the LL and the Louet. Picked them all up on Friday, so the stash has grown.

Back to mother and her socks. She cast on a pair of socks 2 winters ago. Frogged them 3 times, tried 3 different patterns and finally finished the one sock 2 weeks ago. She then cast on the 2nd sock and finished it in 2 DAYS!! (she has been knitting for years and is very fast, but had not attempted socks). She is now making her 2nd pair. I have her hooked on Lorna's Laces. But she only knits in the winter, as it makes her "hot". Now, how can knitting itty bitty socks make one hot? I knit them all year round.

Never mind, I am still up on her by 2 pair this year :)thanks to Socks from Stash.
I have finished the first Monkey sock for MS4, so off to the mate and I can make the swap deadline!!

Friday, April 04, 2008

nothing interesting

Pretty boring week, just getting back into the swing of things, had to teach all week at preschool, so I am TIRED!! Cast on the Monkey socks and was able to finish the ribbing, but not much more. Had 4 books come in at the library, but no time to read them. Here are pretty pictures from vacation, enjoy:

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Here are the Flame Wave socks; knit in Cascade Fixation. They were my March socks. Now, I will be able to cast on the socks for Monkey Swap 4!!

Back to reality, returned from vacation on Saturday, did 6 or maybe 7 loads of laundry and grocery shopped Monday at 4 different stores to replenish the shelves!