Monday, December 8, 2008

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Sorry for the silence

So sorry about the long silence but November turned out to be very busy. We had a couple of dog fight issues with Aristotle. We drove to Texas for Thanksgiving and spent a week visiting with family and friends. (and totally realizing that we miss living there and really want to go back) We no sooner got home and I fell ill with what turned out to be bronchitis but felt like I was on my death bed.

But finally things are back to normal. The house is decorated and ready for Christmas and I'm in Christmas knitting mode.

I tried to finish as much as possible to take with me to Texas so save on shipping costs. All of the purchased gifts made the trip with us but only one handknit was ready to go in time. I made a pair of toeless socks for my mother.

She and my sister are easy to make socks for because we all have the same size foot. (which is why I'm modeling these socks) I really think mom is going to love these because she always says she breathes through her feet and is always cutting the toes off her socks.

I'm currently working on a pair of socks for my sister which will hopefully be done tonight or tomorrow. I'll have pictures of those as soon as they are done.

I've got a couple more posts to make today and tomorrow so be on the lookout.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Some Papercrafting updates

I have been really bad about posting on a regular basis lately and I promise that will be one of my New Year's Resolutions! I must be a better blogger.

I really don't have all that much in the way of an update to the happenings of life, it's been mostly dull. I've been playing a lot of World of Warcraft lately. The only excitement around was last Friday when Aristotle got in a fight with one of his doggy friends. Nobody really knows what happened and the other dog-mommy insists that it just happens sometimes and we shouldn't worry. We still feel bad and insist on paying half of her vet bills.

So, there you have it, that's really the only exciting thing that has happened since the last time I posted. Let's get on to some papercrafting news.

If you remember my last post I mentioned that we went to a wedding in Sedona. It was a really lovely wedding of a dear knitting friend. I promised you I would post a picture of the gift I made for them, and I certainly don't want to disappoint! Without further ado, here is the set of Thank You cards and box I made.

She had a totally DIY wedding and it was beautiful. I just wanted to make sure that after it was all done that she could relax. So, I used her invitations as a starting point in figuring out a color scheme and set out to make the Thank You cards. In the end, I think it turned out great, the box fit all 40 cards and envelopes perfectly. The best part....she loved them! (and I did save her time just like I had hoped since she didn't have to make them herself)

In other news, my sister's birthday was November 7th. Since I'm no there to take her out to give her a gift, I sent along this card/gift card holder.

That's pretty much all I have for now...but get ready as there are some big plans for some virtual classes coming to my blog soon.

Monday, October 27, 2008

1st Annual Pumpkin Carving

First let me say I am sorry that there hasn't been much posting going on around here lately, but I've been a little distracted. Not that it's all that good of a reason but the hubby and I have started playing World of Warcraft again. The last week hubby was off for vacation and since we couldn't afford to go anywhere we kind of holed up at home and played a lot of WoW.

Last weekend, to kick off vacation we initiated a new tradition in our household. Growing up my family never carved pumpkins and it just sounded like so much fun that we decided to start a new tradition. So while out shopping I found the perfect little pumpkin and this is what we came up with.....

Pre-carving drawing:

cleaning out the pumpkin:

(obviously NOT my favorite part and never again to be my job)

And finally, the end result:

And, the biggest reason I haven't been around this past week...the reason for the vacation...

We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary on Wednesday. And our 4th year together on Thursday.


I promise not to be gone so long again. Next time I'll tell you about our trip to Sedona for a friend's wedding!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

World Card Making Day 2008

I'm posting a bit late I know (yesterday was World Card Making Day), I got sidetracked yesterday appliance shopping. But I didn't want any of you to miss out on taking advantage of this great deal from Stampin' Up.

This offer is only good until Oct. 11th, so don't let it pass you by. Online ordering is available through my website at Once there just click on the shop now button under my name in the top right corner, or give me a call and I'll be happy to help you.

I'll be back with pictures as soon as I figure out where my camera charger is hiding.

Friday, October 3, 2008

SP12 Final Package

I got my final package this week from my SP12 partner Katja from Finland! Thank you so much! You have no idea how nice it was to get something fun in the mail with all this other stuff going on around the house.

Look at the picture on the box, isn't that pretty? It was kind of late at night when I took the photos so sorry about the flash.

And look at the goodies! I can't wait to try and find the perfect pattern to use with the yarns.

There are 2 skeins of Novita Luxus Wind and 2 skeins of Novita Malibu. Katja also sent along some Finnish candies that my husband is loving and some Finnish chocolate that I will have to share with him. Unfortunately I didn't get to the mail fast enough and so it sat in the mailbox melting until we got it. (nothing a short stint in the fridge can't fix!)

Thanks again Katja, you have been such a wonderful SP partner and I really do hope that we can continue our friendship!

For those of you wondering about the house, have no fear, I will be making another post soon with all the updates.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Minor tragedy on the homefront

The day seemed to be pretty normal, you could even say we were having a good day. Hubby is home for a couple of weeks rather than travelling so we have been enjoying our afternoons together. (he has to work on eastern time)

We had just gotten home from picking up a Craigslist find and were settling in for the evening getting ready to cook dinner and doing a bit of laundry. Hubby started dinner and went to take the trash out while I started some laundry. Hubby came in from the garage and as he rounded the corner into the living room he started yelling. The pot on the stove was on fire! He tried to put it out as I came running and he saw it wasn't going to stop he yelled for me to call 911.

Everyone is ok, we got all the animals out of the house and over to the neighbors but not before I freaked out. I was on the phone while he was searching for the animals and he couldn't find Ellie...thats when I freaked. I wouldn't know what to do if I'd lost one of the animals. As soon as I saw that she was ok I stopped crying and collected myself.

So what once looked like this:

Now looks like this: (angle is different)

and the oven is in the back yard for now

We were the talk of the neighborhood tonight, one family even brought out their grandmother in her wheelchair to stare at us. Talk about humiliating! Thankfully the neighbors were home to take the animals for us until the fire department left and we got a bit of initial clean up done. Tomorrow we start the heavy duty cleaning going through each room and washing EVERYTHING!

The firemen probably thought I was crazy because as soon as we walked back in the house I gasped...the first thing I thought was "damn, I have to repaint the whole kitchen!" To me it looks devastating, but I know it could have been so much worse. I just can't let myself think of if that had happened.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm still alive!!!

I admit I've been a very bad blogger but I have been busy. And sadly tonight's post isn't going to be long, it's late and I haven't knit a single stitch today so I really want to do that before going to bed. In the interest of brevity, I'm going to bullet point what I've been doing since last post.

- Photographing and posting yarn to my Ravelry Stash (still not done but Flickr won't let me upload more until next month)

- Organizing said stash into something other than piles

- lots of jewelry making (mostly earrings)

- making lots of cards

- general cleaning, getting ready for MyMary who will be here next week!!!!! :)

- making loads of progress on my Gathered Pullover sweater (sadly no photos, soon though)

- a completed pair of Dunes of Tinfou socks, pictures to follow soon I promise

I'm sure there has been more but this is really all that I can think of at the moment. It's getting late so I'm going but I'll leave you with a few pictures of some cards I've made lately. These open up to a show a Ghiradelli Chocolate Square. If you are interested, they are $5 each or $12 for 3.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

SP12 Question of the week #12

I know I'm behind again but only by one week, I think the new question comes out tomorrow and hopefully I'll be back on track by then.

This weeks question:

I’m sure most of us have a proudest moment when it comes to knitting. A project or technique that you’ve tackled and completed beautifully. What is your proudest knitting moment??

And on the flip side? What is the one thing that you can’t get right? What is that one project that you’ve never been able to complete? Or that you did complete but then hid away instantly because it was too embarrassing?

So far my proudest moment had to be completing a pair of socks in just 4 days. I decided to push myself this year and try my hand at Sock Wars. After a rough start not being able to figure out parts of the pattern, I knit like the wind and was able to kill off 3 people before my assassin found me.

On the other side of that is my very first knit purse, which still is just an eyesore. I know what needs to be done to fix it but I'm not likely to do it. I'll probably keep it around as a reminder of my improvements.


I'm hoping to get a real post up sometime tomorrow complete with pictures since my USB port seems to finally be working. Look for a picture heavy post coming soon to a blog near you!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Catch up post - SP12 questions

I've been bad the last few weeks about answering the SP12 questions so here I am doing a catch up post while being tortured with hiccups that won't go away.

Question #9 - Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair? Would you ever consider it?

It has never even occurred to me to enter anything in the fair so of course I've never done it. And now that I've been reading a few blogs and seen a few people entering their knitting in the fair it has me thinking. Maybe one day I will but it's still a ways off.

Question #10 - What Olympic event would best descibe your knitting/knitting style?

I honestly can't say since I don't watch the Olympics. Not to mention I haven't had nearly enough coffee to come up with a decent metaphor. Maybe cross country marathons because I can stay focused on one project if I put my mind to it.

Question #11 - What is the best thing you've ever received in the mail/post?

Anything that isn't a bill or junk mail!

Friday, August 15, 2008

4 Things Meme

Four jobs I’ve had:

McDonald's Drive-thru girl
Receptionist for interior decorator from hell
Curves trainer
Nanny to my little Sunshine whom I miss every day

Four movies I can watch over and over:

The Princess Bride - there are just too many good lines in this movie
Grease - and don't even try to stop me from singing along
anything with "The Rock" in it because he's yummy!
Mary Poppins - again the singing along thing gets me every time

Four TV shows I love to watch:

HGTV's Design Star - because you never know when you'll see something you want to do in your own home

House - he ROCKS

How I Met Your Mother - they make me laugh

Boston Legal - again...they make me laugh

Four places I’ve been on vacation:

DisneyWorld - otherwise known as my honeymoon, we had a great time and would like to go back

France - this is definitely one to do again, I went when I was in high school. I want to do it over as an adult

Blue Eye, MO - hubby's family goes every year for family reunion, we go whenever we can. I've never had this much fun at my own family reunion!

Home - it's nice to be lazy around the house sometimes

Four favorite dishes:

Chili Cheeseburger - from Red Robin with 4 different cheeses

Chicken Bryan from Carraba's

Crab cakes with roumalade sauce

Fettucini Alfredo

Four Websites I visit daily:
Stampin' Up!
My Bloglines

Four places I’d rather be:

Mary's house
swimming in a HUGE yarn stash of my very own

Blog Candy

Darcy (aka the Knotty Knitter) and Leslie Wind are celebrating the addition of a new buy now button and Darcy's 200th blog post by offering a great give away. Leslie handcrafts these wonderful cable needle necklaces that are just pure genius...don't believe me? Then just click on over to Darcy's Knotty Knitter blog and check out the video on how easy they are to use. (and not lose)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

SP12 Question of the week #8

What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening?

I don't really have a favorite supper for hot months. Granted I try to stay away from things like chili....unless it's on a burger or a hot dog. I've never been one to shy away from a food just because of the weather outside, if I am craving it, I eat it.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

In which I show off cards

It seems that very few people know that I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator but I suppose that could be because I haven't shown off many of the cards and things that I've made. Well I'm going to put and end to that, this is not only a place for me to talk knitting but to talk about all of my crafting.

I started teaching classes a couple of weeks ago and I'm really please with how well everyone did. None of my students had any experience with card making and they all did so well on their cards. I don't have pictures of their work but here are the cards we made.

As the weeks go by I'll be posting pictures of more of cards and projects, and will do my best to have a recipe for each item...however, it's already 2:45 AM here so you'll have to forgive me this time.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Actual Knitting Content!

Ok, so I know I said I was going to make this post a couple of weeks ago but I'm a slacker. It isn't because I haven't been knitting (though I did take a break for about 3 weeks when I thought all my projects were cursed). So...for you today I have picture updates of 2 projects I've been working on.

First up, is the MS7 Shawl, which most people have long since completed and I am still working on. Truth be told, I was diligently working on this shawl through the first clues and then went on vacation back in April and didn't take it with me. (it's my first lace so naturally a quiet time knit) Next thing I know, it's been 3 months since I picked it up again.

Imbolc by Renee Leverington (rav link)

Remember the curse I mentioned? Well I think it all started with this shawl, I think it is mad at me for putting it down for so long. Anyway, I am back at it though slowly right now due to these Mystery Socks I've been working on.

Mystery Sock June 08 by Renee Leverington (rav link)

I have had to frog this sock 3 times but I think I've finally got it. They are going be very warm socks, they are done in a DK weight and the cable pattern makes for thick socks. I am loving how the colors are working together.

Well that's all for me, next up is going to be some card making I've been doing.

Favorite Things

I saw this on another blog and thought it might be fun, play along if you like and post your favorite things on your blog.

Sport: hocky
Game: Phase 10 or Rummy
Color: these days teal and purple
Movie: Grease
Broadway play I have seen: Les Miserables
Broadway Musical I have seen: Phantom of the Opera
Song: Merideth Brooks "Bitch"
American city I have visited: New York City
Foreign city I have visited: Paris, France
Book: anything by Clive Barker, Stephen King, Gregory MacGuire, Ann Rice or Christopher Rice
Children's Book: Dr. Suess all the way
Classic television show: Family Ties
Recent television show: House
Actor: Tom Hanks
Actress: not sure
Perfume: almost anything in a pretty bottle
Food: Fettucini Alfredo
Dessert: caramel anything
Chain Restaurant: Chili's
Local Restaurant: Oregeno's
Car: still deciding
Condiment: Mayo
Kitchen Appliance: coffee pot
Home Appliance: my computer
Beauty Product: Japanese Cherry Blossom shower gel by Bath & Body Works
Piece of clothing:'s Arizona after all
HGTV Show: Design Star
Food Network show: don't know, rarely watch it
Author: see fave book above
Male Songwriter: Rob Thomas
Female Songwriter: unsure
Holiday: Christmas
Ballet I have seen: The Nutcracker
Disney character: Tinkerbell
Flower: Tiger Lily
Alcoholic drink: frozen strawberry margarita
Non-Alcoholic drink: caramel frappuccino
Magazine: Interweave Knits
Animated movie: Lion King
Television network miniseries: Band of Brothers
Season: Winter
Male vocalist: Rob Thomas
Female vocalist: don't know
Day of the week: Saturday
Household Chore: no such thing
Ice Cream: Dulce de Leche from Hagan Daaz
Candy: Nilla Cakesters
Artist: too much beauty to choose from

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week #6 & 7

I completely forgot to post my answers to the question for last week so I'm going to do that today. And I promise to have some actual knitting content very very soon. I have been working on my knitting.

Questions #6
What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation?

I like to take small projects with me when I travel, socks or purses usually. I always seem to have a sock on the needles so it's pretty easy to decide what to take with me and I don't worry about not having enough because I like to try and plan a visit to a yarn store anyway so I will invariably come out with more yarn.

Questions #7

What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit?

Oh this is office, the couch or any Starbucks!

What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting?

Other than the necessities (scissors, etc.) natural light and a nice venti Caramel Frappucino make for the perfect setting.

Monday, July 21, 2008

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week #5

1) Where is your favorite place to go for vacation/holiday?
Well I can't say that I've ever really gone on a vacation outside of visiting family. Though I have to admit that DH's family reunion is pretty cool, they all get together for a week near Branson, MO for camping, fishing and fun. I don't suppose I have a favorite vacation location yet.

2) Where is one place you’d like to go?
I'd love to visit Ireland someday, it has always been a dream of mine.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What kind of coffee are you?

You Are a Frappacino

At your best, you are: fun loving, sweet, and modern

At your worst, you are: childish and over indulgent

You drink coffee when: you're craving something sweet

Your caffeine addiction level: low

They've certainly got me pegged, Frapps are my fave drink!

Want a housekeeper?

I just saw this ad listed on Craigslist and haven't stopped laughing yet. Just the thought of it is keeping me in stitches.

Yes this is real why should only women do it !ladies i know you like a break from cleaning ,so why not have someone do it for you with a nice view any and all service avaliable. even windows and patios so if it sounds like something for you please contact me scheduling flexible if your married and dont want hubby to watch lol send details of what you need done and ill respond w/details to make it happen thanks email me at *******

Too bad, hubby says I can't have one, the windows could use a good washing. Maybe this guy does lawn clean up too, the leaves are outta control and I'd LOVE to see the looks on my neighbors faces when they see a nude guy cleaning leaves out of my front yard.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week #4

1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”?
2) What yarn do you never want to be without?**

I think I definitely need some basic Cascade 220 to make my stash more complete. I don't have any at the moment but would love to get some and keep it in my stash at all times. It makes for great felting. And also Noro yarns make a great stash staple in my mind. I just cast on with my last skein of Noro so it's going to be time to do some stashing soon. (right after that lottery win)

I never again want to be without lace yarn or sock yarn.

Friday, June 27, 2008

First brush fire

and hopefully the last of the summer. A brush fire broke out yesterday about 20 miles from our home and was visible all over the valley. I tried to get first hand photos for all of you but when I got out there, my camera wouldn't work, I guess the battery is dead.

There are lots more photos here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week - 6/25

What would you consider the perfect amount of stash?

Personally I don't think there is a perfect amount but in my dreams I have this reality I have less than a quarter of that! But as soon as I win the lottery it's on baby!

Blog Readability

blog readability test

Movie Reviews

I'm impressed with myself, I was expecting it to come back as maybe a first grade reading level. I never considered myself a great writer but apparently I could do worse.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week - 6/20

As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation/break/holiday?

I guess it would have to be no school. Long days of playing with friends and riding bikes around the neighborhood and getting sunburned. (not that that part was fun, just always happened)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I'm on restriction!

Hubby put me on restriction a last week! I told him I was going to bring it here for my fellow knitters to discuss and try to explain to him why this is cruel and unusual. He has limited me to a total of 5 projects at one time...that I have purchased the yarn. Did you notice that very important bold I? That is my only loophole, I'm allowed to have as many projects as I want going or even in planning stages as long as I'm not the one who purchased the yarn.

This is cruel and unusual punishment for a stash whore like myself. I've been doing really well buying yarn with projects in mind for a while now, before I was just buying yarn because I thought it was pretty and then would end up with not enough to do the project that I finally decided on a year or so later.

What do you think? Is this something I should be ok with or is this cruel and unusual treatment that we should take to knitters court?

Friday, June 13, 2008

SP 12 Question of the Week - 6/13/08

What is your favorite Summertime drink?

I'm going to say Starbucks' Caramel Frappuccino. Though seriously there is never a bad time for year for this drink, it's a year round fave of mine.

Other than that, I drink a lot more water during the summer but here in Arizona that's kind of a necessity.

He's home :)

Ok, so he's been home since Sunday but I'm slow at posting. We went and picked up Aristotle Sunday afternoon and I've been spending all week getting to know him and letting him know that he has found his forever home.

Here are a few pictures of you can see he is already getting comfortable with us as well.

In this last photo, Ellie is trying to figure out what he is doing upside down.

Monday, June 9, 2008

SP 12 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I have not found any fibers that I absolutely hate. I have had one skein of superwash merino that was just awful but that is an exception because most of my superwash merino has been really great. I'm always interested in trying new fibers or brands that I haven't tried before.

I am currently gathering yarn to work on 2 different afghans that are going to be long term projects. I'm making the Shelly Kang Sock Yarn Blankie and am always in need of leftover sock yarn. I'm also wanting to make the Lizard Ridge Afghan and have been hinting that I need lots of Noro Kureyon.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

Right now I keep my needles in a giant coffee cup because I don't have anything else. I have a set of interchangeable circs that I keep in the case they came in.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I've been knitting since 2003 I think. I took a class while I was living in New Jersey and then put the needles down again when I moved back to Texas. I picked it back up again in 2005 and have been nonstop ever since. I would consider myself intermediate because I love to do socks and am learning lace but have never done a sweater though there is at least 1 on the needles right now.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

I do have a wishlist on Amazon list under my name and also I believe it can be looked up by my email address. I also have one at The Loopy Ewe and there is a link to that on my blog.

5. What's your favorite scent?

I think right now it is Japanese Cherry Blossom but I can't say that I have a definite favorite. I love all kinds of different scents. I'll have to think more about this one and get back to you.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

My favorite is caramel. I don't like fruit flavored candy very much and I really can't stand marshmellow.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

I'm a craftoholic. I like to create my own jewelry, make cards, stamp, and scrapbook. I am still learning how to spin am so far am not very good at it. Someday I'd like to have a wheel but for now I use the one at my LYS when I am there.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

I listen to everything except religious music. My listening style on my iPod upsets my husband because he can't understand how I can go from something soft to something techno. I just love the shuffle feature and refuse to put music into a bunch of categories.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?

These days my favorites seem to be purple, teal, blue, green, pink and red. I've never met a color that I didn't like. (except maybe puke green or baby poo brown/green)

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

I have 1 cat (Shelby), 1 small dog (Ellie), 1 giant dog (Aristotle) and 1 wonderful husband (Jason).

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?

Well I live in Phoenix so those things are unnecessary but I do have a small collection of scarves from when I first started knitting. And I do have plans to make a few hats...sun hats come in handy around here. I gave up ponchos a couple years ago.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?

It seems I've always got a pair of socks going. And right now I'm signed up for more than one Shawl KAL. And I love to knit purses.

13. What are you knitting right now?

Currently on my needles are 2 pair of socks, 1 purse, 1 lace shawl, and 1 sweater that is hibernating because it is boring garter stitch.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Absolutely! What kind of crafty person doesn't?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I don't have a preference really. I always use aluminum for my socks and I love addi turbos for lace. Other than that, I have dreams of having complete sets of KnitPicks Harmony interchangeables and Denise plastic interchangeables.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

I do have a yarn winder but do not have a swift.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

Probably 6 months. I've had a Noro purse just waiting for handles and seaming since January I think.

18. What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas - I love to be spoiled and since I collect snowmen, it is the only time they are displayed.

19. Is there anything that you collect?

snowmen, Jim Shore Tinkerbell figurines, antique tea cups, Precious Moments (non-religious only)

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

Most books I'm hoping for are on my Amazon wishlist, I'd love get my hands on some Wollmeise and some Malabrigo sock yarn. I'm looking forward to increasing my collection of addi lace turbo needles, KnitPicks Harmony wood needles and Denise interchangeables.

I have subscriptions to Creative Knitting and Interweave Knits...but I'm a magazine collector so I buy several others at the bookstore whenever I can sneak them past my hubby.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

I'd like to learn to do fair isle, intarsia and knit with beads.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

By now, you know I am. I wear a ladies size 6. Heel to toe measures: 8 inches. Circumference measures: 8.5 inches

23. When is your birthday?

April 26th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?

Ravelry ID is knitnthat

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Update: Picture post

I've been such a bad blogger and I haven't been posting many pictures. But I've finally got my camera and the cord so I can upload pictures. is my picture post update on what's been going on around here in the last month or so.

The Scrapbook Retreat with MyMary:

That's MyMary!

And the Pomatomus Sock from hell:

The pattern is ok though I don't think I did it right, the yarn is horrid!

Mindless airplane knitting:

And then there's Sock Wars III:
My first weapons:

Unfortunately there are no pictures of my 2nd weapons, I forgot.
Third (and current) weapons:

Swap knitting:

Home Improvement:

Project Planning:

The teal is going to be the Gathered Pullover by Hana Jason.

And finally, meeting a new (soon to be) family member: