Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Here are pictures of all my gifts from my "vacation". Since I received this at work, thank you Chris for doing that, I left all the edible goodies at the office. Chocolate stuff! All good things to drink which I have never seen or heard of before. Isn't that what vacations are all about. At the top of 1st picture is a t-shirt from Eskimo Joe's celebrating their 32nd Anniversary. Check out all the yarn.
The yellow/pink did not have a tag but it is gorgeous. She even sent a button.
This maroon yarn is from Springfield MO, Molehouse Yarns, 300 yards of 99% Merino 1% nylon plus Chris provided me with patterns.
Back of the t-shirt
Then the July/August issue of Oklahoma Today, Centennial Collectors Series. There are ads galore of places I didn't know existed and a special section with fabulous black & white photos starting with Cherokee Strip Land Run in 1893, pictures from the 1938 Dust Storm, too many to mention. But I got a kick from the two above. I was born in 1949. I grew up watching b/w movies from the 30's, 40's & 50's. Look at how much older the Teenagers looked in '47. How stern & proper the All-American family was at church! Thank you Chris for such a great time.
I am working on the final stages for my pal and plan on getting that out by weeks end. Just think, it could be for you!
Monday, August 20, 2007
"That way I can put a hook in it to hold up my bra" Have an uplifting birthday!
I did not knit on my sock too much this weekend but I am at the heel. Here is the scarf I blocked (I've had that cutting board for over 30 years) and am donating for an Auction on September 10th. This is what my friend, Judith, had to say when she asked for donations.
"The Golf Tournament raises money for melanoma research and is given to Dr.Wen Jen Hwu who treated my daughter at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Dr. Hwu develops trial protocols to specifically treat melanoma. She is one of (if not the top) clinical research physician in the country specializing in advanced stage melanoma. Her research lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, is currently breaking new ground with tumor attacking vaccines. I've seen some of the works of art you create and would be proud to have them in our auction. In 2006, the tournament and auction raised $36,000 for Dr. Hwu's research. It's bittersweet. My daughter didn't get the miracle, but we hope to be a part of providing miracles for future patients. Ashley's goal as a kindergarten teacher was to "touch a life"... she still is." Judith is a very special person and I love helping and working with her.
This yarn is from Ironstone Yarns "Pizzazz" it's three yarns: Felicia, Eyelash & Paris Nights, Colorway #6. It was a bear to knit. It was a basic knit with yo. If you get in closer to the blocked pic you can see that it actually has some detail.
I also have set up my bead board and gathered up all my supplies so I can make a gift for my KVVS pal.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
This boy sure keeps me on my toes. What a beautiful day it is today. Step outside and see that Zorro is at the tree condo. Oh, what can it be. It is a inexperienced squirrel! 1st he makes it to the roof, then jumps back into the tree. So I'm ready to see what happens next. Thank goodness the squirel was just fast enough. I could not stand to see it caught or Zorro hurt.
This is not the first time he came home with something in his mouth but for the life of me I could not figure out what it was. I was watching him from the patio door knowing I could not go out as he would run in. Something is fluttering in his mouth. So I stood there for what seemed like forever. After a while I thought I would have to go to the rescue and pry his mouth open. Then low and behold he opened up. Grabbed the camera and this is his new find
Saturday, August 11, 2007
So for those of you who want to join this good yarn karma exchange, leave me a comment.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
My bags are all in 2 huge Ziploc bag waiting on me to finish up with the linings etc. All the others were made as gifts and I did not take pictures. Well, I took them all out and here they are for all to see. When I finish them up I will take better shots. Two are patterns from Pursonality Plus 1 or 2. Her instructions are so basic that after a few I just started casting on what I figured would be a good size and mixed yarns at least have some wool in them.
Monday, August 6, 2007
the milk on the left is from Costco. The other from Giant Food. Both are 1 gallon. They both fit in/on the shelf in the door. But what genius at the milk company felt it necessary to change the shape of the gallon! It uses more plastic and the one from Costco always drips, always, I have tried it multiple ways. I've even tried holding my mouth the right way! So, today when I go & buy cat food, TP, tissues & coffee will I buy their milk? Probably, as I need it, have been out all weekend and hate making multiple stops. Yes, I thought of washing out a used container but I can see how much milk I would loose pouring it from one to the other. OK, I'm done with this rant.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
So, I ripped out my other sock and have set it aside. I have been working on this all week. This is using Knit Picks "Felici" Hummingbird. I love this yarn. I'm using the basic sock pattern that I learned in class but measured my ankle higher up as I really like them longer. Cast on 64 sts. Did about 1.5" in k2p2, them looked all through every sock pattern I could find looking for a simple stitch pattern to give them interest. I zone out when knitting and if I do not say the stitches as I knit I just keep going along and them more times then not I have to stitch back and fix it. So, I could go on forever makeing basic k2p2 socks but really wanted to but something into the mix. This is a pattern from Schaefer Yarn Company #193 Anne Mock Cable Twist. the pattern is free. The only part I used was the pattern:
Mock Cable pattern: (Worked over 4 stitches)
Row 1: * K 2, p 2. Repeat from *
Row 2: * K 2 tog, do not remove from left needle. K the first st again. Remove both sts from left needle. P 2. Repeat from *
Row 3: * K 2, p 2. Repeat from *
Row 4: * K 2, p 2. Repeat from *
I've met these guys before. I feed Zorro & Stanley on the patio and on one rare occasion (they always eat the last bit) there was 1 tiny piece of dry food left. So, I go out for a smoke. Yes, bad habit. But its out there for all to know! (Haven't done it in the house for 7 years). I look down and there they are. All over this bit of food. The troops are a coming n' a going. Its a remarkable site. So I sit there watching and realize that they are doing something that we, the free willed, would probably not do. They have a route that they do not waver from a fairly straight line. Some are circleing the bowl, others are on their way back, passing others on their way in. Next time I'm out there not a soul in site.