Saturday, August 30, 2008

Oh boy, kids and money

So, I had to make a quick trip to a big hardware-type store today. Hubby is re-painting our bathroom, and we did not have all the necessary supplies. In order to keep peace in the house, I ask who wants to come with me, enticing them with the prospect of a hotdog. Son #2 jumps up, me me me!!!

As we are walking into the store, I give him $5 (the hot dog combo is $3.25), and say "the change will be your allowance" (as I have not paid him yet).

He looks at me and says "I'm not all that hungry anymore", and pockets the money.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


......and knit and knit. A mere 14 days ago, I had but 1/2 a sock; then, a mere 4 days ago, I had 1 lonely sock. Tonight, I have a pair of socks! I knit my little tail off today and finished these for sister2!! Many thanks to Nicole and Jenny of Stash and Burn. I listened to my backlog of podcasts today and it made the knitting go so much faster!

Finishin the socks!

I am feverishly trying to finish the BareNakedLacy socks.

I completed the gusset decrease last night on the 2nd sock. I figured out that approx 3 rounds of the lace pattern equals 1", so now I have to do the 3 rounds 4 times, and I can do the star toe and I'm finished! yea.

Then I can ship them off to sister2 and I can concentrate on my Waving Lace.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Last week of summer vacation

Alas, it is the last week of vacation, where DID the summer go?? It was a great one. But, I woke to this in the in box:

Monday ~ Last day of our summer
Tuesday~ CPR 6:30-9ish
Wednesday~ Set up preschool and clean Start time 9:30
Thursday~ Staff work 9:30-Noon, Lunch at 11:30
Friday~ first vacation day of the school year

I love the positive spin at the end :)

Better start moving on the knitting!! I did finally finish the 1st BareNakedLacy sock last night, I love that the designer made a Star Toe, it was so much faster than the usual decrease/Kitchner. I may try and make all my socks that way, as long as the stitch count matches. Also need to finish the 2-at-a-time Waving Lace, I need those to wear during the month of October, the only time I would be wearing ORANGE socks!!

Friday, August 22, 2008


Didn't do much of anything this week, here is the rundown:

Monday - I sneezed.
Tuesday - I went to the Detroit Science Center.
Wednesday - I did run some errands.
Thursday - I did go to the Middle School and register son #1. Then we went to the pool. Then we went back to MS to run through the locker thing and schedule NUMEROUS times.
Friday - We did go back AGAIN to MS and run through....yada yada yada AND I installed the super cool locker shelf thingy (took 15 minutes), then I stayed home and did nothing, or actually I watched a movie.

You did notice that I DID NOT do any knitting.

Bring on the exciting weekend.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sneezing up a storm

Well, I do believe that rag weed season has started. I have been sneezing for 2 days. Had to break out the heavy duty allergy medicine (the kind that will put me to bed by 7:30). It is helping a little. I've been in the house since 6:30 last night, not going anywhere today. My head hurts too. Best stock up on the kleenex.

See the side bar for the finished front door. I like it :)

Not much knitting. I think the 2 pairs of socks for August will be carried over to September.

Friday, August 15, 2008

RED she said

Ok, I went with the barn red.
1st coat is drying, it's going to need 2 maybe 3 coats.
I should be done by tomorrow ;)

And since son #2 decided to peel off the wallpaper border in his room (grrr), I bought some magic stuff to take it off. I'm doing that while waiting for paint to dry. I'm just about finished!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

photos and a poll

Here are the BareNakedLacy socks for Sister2, using TOFUtsies, black/yellow/plum color.

Here are the Waving Lace 2-at-a-time socks. Yarn is The Great Pumpkin (but I call it nacho cheese dorito) from my friend BetteM. They are super soft.

Here is SIL and myself in front of the SUPER DUPER limo for Stitch N Pitch

And finally, the poll. What color should I paint my front door? I was so happy when we bought the house, the door was painted (I thought) a nice pale shade of green. I have recently been informed that the door is NOT PAINTED, that is the primer, you are supposed to paint over it. I wondered why all the houses in the sub had the same color's because nobody bothered to paint (like me).

Choices are:

deep plum purple
barn red
burnt orange
olive green (would be the "safe" choice)

Wonderful Me

I'd like to thank LaurieC for nominating me for this wonderful award!

So the rules state that I, being the humble recipient of this auspicious award, must in turn nominate 7 other recipients; unfortunately, I do not know 7 others, so here is my short list:


Those lucky bloggers must follow the rules, which are:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated

Monday, August 11, 2008

Stitch N Pitch '08

I went to Stitch N Pitch yesterday at Comerica Park.
It was cold.
It was rainy.
Not much knitting was done.
I knit 8 rounds and almost half of the heel flap on sister2's socks.
Then it was put away. Thankfully SIL thought to tell me to grab a blanket from the van, so we sat under that for the entire game.
The best part? Driving to/from the game with the gal's from My Craft Room in the SUPER DUPER EXTRA LONG Limo!!! Pictures to come later.

Oh yea, the Tigers won, 6-1, or something like that.

Friday, August 08, 2008

more 2-at-a-time socks

Ok, there are only 2 1/2 weeks left of summer vacation, and that means only 2 1/2 more weeks of constant knitting.

I have decided to cast on more socks via the 2-at-a-time method. I'm making the Waving Lace socks, from Interweave's Favorite sock book. I had made a pair last year, using Lorna's Laces, but I did not like the finished product, the color mostly. So I frogged them, yes, a completed pair of socks, ripped out without a backward glance.

So, I've cast on a new pair, using my ORANGE (yes you read that correctly) yarn from Bette M. They are going to be gorgeous, I can already tell.

I'm still working on the BareNakedLacy socks, they will go to Stitch N Pitch on Sunday, they are going to be for Sister2.

(Not you Sister, the other sister, hence, Sister2)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Wow! 3 pairs

Of stash socks for the month of July! I can't believe it. Ok, even though the last pair was finished last night, I'm still counting them for July, all it took was 1/2 hour to finish them!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Back to reality

I am back and I am pooped!
All day Sunday in the van coming home; that would be 10 hours straight.
All day yesterday doing laundry.
All day today grocery shopping (3 different stores).

Still need to download all the photos and finish up the sock. I was able to finish one of the Broadripple socks on the way up (2 days, quite the record). The mate is 3/4 finished, just haven't had time to knit.

Did finish 2 books, so now I must wait an entire year for the next to be published.

Stitch N Pitch this Sunday, so I've cast on a new pair of socks to take with.
Blech, only 2 1/2 weeks left of summer vacation.