Friday, May 30, 2008

I love my LYS

Really, I do, especially Geralyn, not only is she going to cast on the 200 stitches for the Flirty Tank, she is going to do the 2 rows of ribbing for me!!!! :) YEA
That means when I go tomorrow, I can start right away with the lace rows.

Let me explain: I already missed class #1, so I'll be way far behind all the others, tomorrow is class #2, and I cannot make class #3, so I'll be on my own after tomorrow, though she did say I could come anytime and she'll help me.

I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


I don't think my neighbors are going to open their pool this year, so I guess the ducks will get some use out of it.

They also don't cut their grass; how joyous.
It's going to be a long summer.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

School over :)

Yes, the preschool year has ended; we had our final school picnic today. The "big school" does not get out until June 17, so I have a few days of peace and quiet.
So, that means I will have lots and lots of time to knit, not. I'm still cruising along with the Socks from Stash group, I started June's socks early and they are progressing nicely. I picked up the green LL's today and while I was there, signed up for a class to make this:

and it's NOT SOCKS! Can you believe it?? I wonder how long it will take me? It's done mostly in the round, so that's good, BUT it has 200 stitches! AACCKKK, I have trouble casting on 60 for a sock, how will I manage 200?? Plus I have to do a swatch and make sure I can get guage. Good times, good times. Should make for an interesting summer.

You will notice it is green, that is only because I signed up 2 weeks late for the class and that is the only color they had left that had enough skeins.

Still waiting for my Monkey sock swap package from my pal and also waiting and wondering if my pal ever received my package :( it was sent out early May and I was told 2 weeks to Canada...I've been able to track it as far as Alberta and that's it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

oh well, pick again

I have to recalculate this month's socks and only put in the numbers of already wound yarn...........and the new sock will be...........#3, Mother's Roundabout Socks; (as I had to take the LL's yarn to the LYS to be wound and I don't know when I'll get it back). Mother will be so excited.

Monday, May 19, 2008

and the lucky number is............

The Random Number Generator picked #5 for my June socks. And those would be........
Lacy Pillars; the free pattern I received in my Loopy Groupie package!!! and I will be using my favorite color GREEN Lorna's Laces that I purchased last year!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Type "A" that I am...........

I have gone through all the sock yarn I have and assigned a pattern to each one, this will make it easier when it's time to pick each month for Socks from Stash..........

I have 4 lonely skeins with no pattern and 3 more skeins coming in the mail to me!!


That means I have enough yarn to get me through June 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!! plus the 7 unaccounted for means January 2010...that's even scary to look at...............

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Oh boy, who'd of thunk it???

You are all going to be so proud of me!! I have ordered this!!

I have come to the realization that I DO NOT dislike this color as much as I thought I did and I must have a pair of socks to match my shirt.
And, extra bonus, my friend BetteM is the seller!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Back from sister's

Boy oh boy, the trip home from Chicago was much faster than on the way there! The airline must have noticed I was on the 4 hour flight on Friday, because I was upgraded for the trip home! Big, wide seat (more room for knitting)

Did lots of "beveraging" and shopping with sister, it was a nice, relaxing weekend. But that town is expensive! Here is the tab from lunch!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

On the road....

Yes, I have FINALLY made it to sister's house. What an adventure!

8:00am - drop boys off at school, drive directly to airport
9:00am - arrive at off-site parking, take shuttle to terminal
9:15ish - get through security with (2) 24" circular needles (bonus)
Plenty of time to sit and knit while waiting to load plane at 10:33

10:20 - no plane, so pack up knitting and buy a magazine and bag of pretzels
10:45 - load onto plane, shut doors, pilot announces: numerous storms in Chicago, we will not be leaving for AT LEAST AN HOUR!!! why the f*&^ did they hurry us onto the plane???, continue knitting on sock, must stop as I'm close to toe decrease and don't know if it is the correct length
11:45 - still storms, will be another hour, eat pretzels
12:45 - should be leaving in approx 20 minutes as now there are storms coming into Detroit and they want to get us out.
1:00 - leave gate YEA, sit in line
1:30 - FINALLY take off (original take off time 11:03)
VERY BUMPY ride, they had to pass out the drinks in 2 different shifts, then you only had 10 minutes to drink before they had to clean up for landing (gotta love those hour flights)
2:30/1:30 local time - arrive in Chicago, find sister, have lunch and beverage

Oh brother 4 hour flight from Detroit to Chicago, I cannot wait for the return flight tomorrow!
Off to explore the city.