Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Miss Me?

I was in NC for an extended vacation, visiting my parents. I had a great time and although I wanted to do some soul searching, I really didn't get a chance to. I still don't know what I want to do about my next job. I'm sure I'll take the easy way out and find another admin job - for right now anyway.

A little about my vacation. I had a week with my parents and brother and then the rest of the family arrived for 10 days. So it was a nice, long visit with my whole family. Some of the highlights include:

  • Mom and I went to see Pirates of the Carabbean; Dead Man's Chest. Loved it!
  • My brothers and Sister-in-law and I went to see Hootie and the Blowfish at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.
  • The whole family went to see "Le Grande Cirque" which is a Cirque de Soile kind of show and it was really fun and the nephews loved it.
  • I got to play Mah Jongg with some of the current Guiness World Record holders for longest Mah Jongg game (look it up in the 2007 book. It's in there!)
Most importantly, I know you want to know what I brought to knit and what I finished knitting. Although I brought enough sock yarn for 3 pair of socks, the rest of the yarn to finish my Cherry Bomb tank top from Big Girl Knits, the rest of the Malabrigo hand dyed yarn to finish the scarf I started with it, the sea silk so I could continue working on that shawl and more yarn "just in case" (it's a sickness), Mom and I bought 4 skeins of Caron Simply Soft and made Nauties for the boys.

The funniest thing about the Nauties was that my brother was saying the boys were to old for them and we better hurry up and finish them before they arrived because they may not want to play with them. Then not 30 seconds later he said "These are kinda cool. Can you make me one?" Yeah. So I made him one too.

Then the boys saw the one I was making for their uncle and they wanted on like his so they wrote out their orders and Mom and I started knitting again. I made a total of 4 and my Mom made 3.

I finished the 4th Nautie at home and finished the scarf too. I was working on the tank top, but I think I goofed somewhere and now I have to do some math to correct the problem and well - I've put it aside again. Anyway - here is the scarf.

I'm in love with the scarf and the wool. It is the softest wool I've ever used. I need to buy more!

I'm happy to be back and in the mood to post. Now I just have to catch up on the rest of the blogs I read.

Til' later!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Spare a Square...

I stole the button on the sidebar from Penny Karma. It's for Veritas' white square project.

I'm shocked I didn't think of that! It proves how badly I need a vacation.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

By request...

I had a request to see some of my finished projects. Hi D!!!!!

Well - there are a lot of in progress projects but I did finish these socks last week. Start to finish they took 5 days. I used Lion Brand Magic Stripes (Jelly Bean is the colorway) and although I like the colors, there were to many "drips" of color that made one or two stitches of a totally different color in the middle of one of the stripes so - well - not so pretty. See...

But the thing I did love about these socks was the heel flap. I used the "Eye of Partridge Heel" from Knitting Rules! by The Yarn Harlot.

I like the way it came out. Nice and thick so they may wear a little better. Now to find a toe that will wear longer. I just noticed a pair of Opal socks that are thinning in the toe area. ~sigh~

I've also been knitting these...

What are they??? A fellow fugg-er requested some 3"x3" white squares for an art project. I'm still knitting more of them. You can read about it over here at Veritas' blog (scroll down). The thing is - they're very addictive to knit. They don't take long at all (like 20 minutes while watching TV) and I end up giggling when I finish one and put it in the pile because - they're so cute! Not to mention it's the perfect project for when you're up from 2 - 4 AM because the insomnia has kicked in full force.

Anyway - go help her out with some squares if your so inclined.