Thursday, February 28, 2008

Life has been very busy this week. ML and I went to Georgia to visit with Stephanie and brought home thisThis is Rosalie she is an absolute sweetie and a great addition to the family. Everyone is loving her even Nina.

On the knitting front I still am working on the same socks and I've started a prayer shawl. I am going to knitting in the morning with the intent to finish the Murky pair. Today I purchased these fabulous shoes to show off my knitted socks! Aren't they cute?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A very good day indeed

I got my swap package in the mail today. WOW is not enough said. Lynda, my upstream partner, did a super job. She sent Duets in Chocolate Crunch which is the perfect mix of reds and browns. a darling Sock Monkey knitting bag, biscotti, salt water taffy, Godiva Chocolates, sock blockers, soak wash sampler and pecans from her grandma's house. And........

The most beautiful shawl in browns and I'm sorry I don't know the pattern but it looks like leaves. I just can't believe I have such a talented partner. I have been sooooo lucky in this swap to have got her.

This is ML showing minimal enthusiasm for the pecans (which are a favorite snack for him.) Isn't he cute!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Week off school

No school for winter break. We seem to be having a lazy catch up time of things. I scheduled Eye Dr and Dentist appointments and things like that. I have high hopes for all bedrooms to be cleaned and sheets washed. Tonight some of the kids will be going to the Pistons Basketball game and ML will be at school so I think the rest will go out to dinner somewhere.

It's super cold out. I can't wait for summer to be here. I have to go grocery shopping and the thought of loading and unloading the van with the wind ripping through you has me snuggled under a blanket with the dog instead.

Speaking of dogs. ML and I will be going to Georgia to visit Stephanie for the weekend and we'll be bringing a dog home. Another Chihuahua, so Nina will have a new friend named Rosalie. I think every one is excited. She will be a rescue and I here how sweet she is from all that know her so I'm sure she'll be a good fit.

My swap partner received her package and said she loved it and the socks fit. That's a big relief. I can't seem to get any more photos uploaded so I'll try again later.

I've also started two new socks. 1st pair is Chewy Spaghetti in Murky. Just a basic rib. The second pair is Duets in Neon Love. It's mostly st st but it does have a cute lace heart around the leg.

I also am working on a scarf with Schaefer in Rosa Parks. I think I'm intrequed with this scarf. It's got me thinking about what other scarfs I might like. Maybe it just too cold out today to think of any thing but staying warm.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Yesterday my husband and I became the proud parents of our third adult child. Happy 18th Birthday to Rick.

So, I have changed my username on Ravelry. It is now Kash. I got tired of looking at my name all ran together and since I think my initials are pretty cool I went with them. It seems kinda weird now though. We'll see if it makes any difference.
I am rounding the corner home on my swap project. It's been adding stress to my life in a way I had not expected. I'm worried I used the wrong pattern for the yarn I chose. I'm worried she won't like the yarn or think I did a good job knittting. What if it doesn't fit? I am not usually this insecure about things. I'll be glad when it's over. I hope she loves everything. I'm trying really hard.

I am almost finished with the Math Nerd socks for ML. I have broken my third Lantern Moon needle and it's put that pair on hold until I can replace it. It's the third one, it's kind of embarrassing really.

We have several inches of snow on the ground today with a nice thick layer of ice under it. Of course since the schools called a snow day last week (when we had almost no snow) they all went today. You only get two snow days figured in the calander and if more are taken school gets out later in the summer and the teachers and other staff hate that. So off to school we go after deicing the van and prying the frozen doors open and almost killing myself on the icy driveway. Happy winter to you, too.
We sent this adult child out to supervise the.. uhm.. Shoveling.
They seemed to enjoy themselves. Good job anyway!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Snow day!

Happy snow day for all the school kids out there. Although we only have a lame 3 inches of snow right now it is supoosed to keep snowing all day. I plan on knitting until ML makes it home from St. Louis. Then I'll give him a big kiss and a tight hug. Then I'll probally knit some more.