Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sweater, Socks and Frost

I have finished Blossom!!!!!! Elisabeth was able to wear it to school today. She didn't want to wait for me to try to get the edges from rolling. It didn't seem to bother her much. It was a fairly easy knit with just a small amount of frogging. I was so excited that it fit. It was made with Sirdar yarn in pale pink. I started it December 8th and finished it January 29th.

I have started the quarterly challenge for The Loopy Ewe. It is to knit a pair of socks that are different from what you would normally pick. I am a Frank. I love wild socks. Although, I think I could switch sides over to the Martha side easily if all Martha yarns are as great as this Sweet Georgia Yarn in Coffee Bean. It is pretty close to the actual color in the picture. I am so loving this yarn. I picked a pattern out of the Sensational Knitted Socks book. I am also really enjoying this book and can see myself making lots of the patterns out of this book.

Last Thursday, it was really foggy in the afternoon and then got really cold. So the frost froze on the trees. I decided it was so pretty that I had to show a picture of our street. I love the way winter looks but I think I prefer spring and fall. I have also included another picture of Ben (I did warn you that he is cute and it might turn into a Ben Blog), this one is of him bugging his older sister Emily while she was playing on the computer.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Yarn Yippee!!!!!

I got some beautiful sock yarn that I had to show off. I have to thank the the Loopy Ewe and Lisa Souza. The yarn on the left is Zen Yarn in Peppermint Mocha and the yarn on the right is Violet Pink Ribbon. I can't wait to start knitting with them.

First, I have to finish this Blossom sweater that I am making for Elisabeth. We were supposed to go on a trip to visit family this weekend but the weathter got kind of icky so we all stayed home. It was nice to have Brett home for a couple of days in a row. When your husband only gets one day off a week that is really nice. We went to Sioux Falls on Saturday but I didn't get to any of the yarn shops over there. It is probably for the best since I have declared this month as a UFO month. I have lots of projects on the needles that either need to be finished or eliminated. I also am going to try not to buy any more sock yarn until I finish two pairs. I don't think that will happen thanks to Sheri.

Friday, January 19, 2007

It Just isn't Going to Get Done!!!!!

I have resigned myself that the sweater, I was hoping to get done before we left this weekend, isn't going to be done. I do have the sleeves finished and I am now working on the body of the sweater. I am about four and half inches into it. Hopefully I will finish it soon. No worries, knitting is the journey not the finished product.

I have posted pictures of the girls before but thought I should add another since Benjamin got some blog time. They were playing Wonder Pets the other night and I had to take a picture of them in their "costumes". The visor on Emily's head is her "princess crown". I have also finished another book in my journey to read 100 books this year. If you like mysteries and crossword puzzles I would recommend the Puzzle Lady series written by Parnell Hall. I have enjoyed all of them. I have also been reading my Bible daily. I have read 12 days in a row now. I am trying to make this a daily habit and wonderful husband says that my mood is better.

Monday, January 15, 2007

This could turn into a Ben Blog!!!

If Benjamin keeps being so cute, I will have to quit knitting and just take pictures of him. NOT.

I don't think I could quit knitting if I tried and I don't really want to try anyway so I guess it is a moot point.

I have been working very hard on a sweater for Elisabeth hoping I will get it done so she can wear it this weekend when we go to Omaha to meet Brett's parents. This is a picture of the sleeves. I am knitting them at the same time in hopes that they will match. So far so good.

We did get some snow yesterday and last night. Elisabeth had a 10am late start this morning. Brett was wonderful enough to go and snow blow off the driveway so I wouldn't have to do it before I took her to school. I have a wonderful husband!!!!!!! I did go and shovel the snow off of my friends driveway for her since her husband was out of town and she is six months pregnant. I am just thankful that it wasn't ice. I have seen pictures on the Weather Channel of people in Missouri and Oklahoma with an inch of ice on the trees. To all my knitting friends that got stuck in that, I hope you are all safe.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Sock and Dishcloths

One of the girls on Knitting Help was talking about how many miles of sock yarn she had. I have very little compared to her but it was fun to see how much sock yarn I had and put it all together to take a picture of it. I have roughly 3.5 miles of sock yarn with about 3/4 of a mile on the way, thanks to the Loopy Ewe and Lisa Souza.

I have also discovered that I have alot of dishcloth yarn. I think it is another addiction such as sock yarn is for me. So I decided to show you my meager stash of both.

I am also trying to hold myself accountable for having a "quiet time" every day so I am going to add that in daily or as often as I post. I did have my quiet time this morning. I am trying to read through the Bible in a year and I am following the chart in the back of my Bible. I read the end of Chapter 8 in Matthew this morning and this evening I will read a couple of chapters in Genesis.

Have a great day and Happy Knitting.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Well not much but Dishcloths

I have been knitting but it seems like all I want to knit is dishcloths. I have made 7 since a little before Christmas. I have also frogged the sock I have been working on four times. I am thinking this yarn is jinxed. Or maybe just stubborn. I posted a picture of my current dishcloth and my next attempt at turning this yarn into a sock.
I have also been reading for the library's Winter Reading Program. I am trying to see if I can read 100 books this year. I have read three so far so I am on track. I hope I can continue to find books that I want to read.
The other two pictures are of the little boy that stole my heart about a year ago, our little boy, Benjamin. He is learning to walk with his push toy. He gets pretty frustrated when he gets stuck though. He must get that from his dad.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year's. Take care and many blessings to all in the New Year.