Stuff about me and my dogs, my hubs and from time to time a rant.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Best Day

Yesterday was a great day. I got out and wandered around. I just window shopped and then went to the library and got some great books. I love books on tape. I can read and knit at the same time...multitasking made easy!
And today I am going to make a dent in Edy's to come!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Christmas Socks

It is Friday and I am done with the Christmas Socks that I really did not mean to knit as Christmas Socks.
They are red with white heal and toes. And they are pretty. And I cast on another pair, just white this time.
I need to find a pattern to do men's socks, that is my next thing to do. I need to make a couple of pair before I go home.
But not red and white. Maybe in another life I was an Elf at the north pole. That could be the reason I love Christmas and that I am a bit over 5 foot tall....yep that could be it.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I love weekends, time for me to do things I love. Read, Knit, Crochet and play with my dogs.

And my ADD knitting has me casting on yet one more thing this past week. I am going to make my daughter a present out of some of that Alpaca Yarn I found on sale. So at this point I am crocheting a blanket for my great granddaughter...knitting Cookie A's Monkey socks (which are now ribbed back for the umpteenth time, due to the fact that I decided to make them on size 3 needles and they were big enough for an elephant, which at this point no one in my family owns, so back they went and recast on for the umptenth time and am at the start of the k2,p2 ribbing when my tears got in my way and I went back to the plain red socks with the white heal and toe that look like I am making Santa's Elves socks for Christmas).

I have put a new Weight Watchers recipe in the crocpot, and have a whole day to do a little housework, so I don't get condemed by the city, and do my ADD knitting/crocheting. The picture is of Edy's Blanket. Edy is my great granddaughter..and she loves pink. So I am doing Pink!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tomorrow is my birthday, I am 39....again. I have children, grandchildren and one and a half great grandchildren. I am from Georgia and my mother was from Alabama. She was 39 as long as I can remember and I am carrying on that proud Southern Tradition.
Today I am taking the day off from adulthood. I am watching kids movies, like Finding Nemo and Cars, Toy Story and Shark Tails, and maybe even Chicken Run.
I am not cooking, I am not a grown up today. I am praying for rain so I can go out barefoot and play in it. I am going to color, and I am going to take a nap after snack time.
Happy Pre Birthday to me.
I am also going to knit and crochet. Those things remind me of my childhood. I am making a mostly pink granny blanket for my grand daughter, Edy. Who loves pink, so it is mostly Pink.
I am also making a pair of Socks in a pattern called "Monkey by Cookie A". These gave me some problems to begin with because I seem to be too simple to count my cast on stitches, or to check to see if I had dropped any, or if I was counting rows on the pattern. But third time is a charm.
And If I have learned anything in my lifetime of knitting it was that sometimes the best stuff I knitted was the hardest to start. I am a bit scared of this pattern, but the Harlot tells me on her book,"Knitting Rules" that there is no yarn police, and she also tells either there or on her blog of ripping back this beautiful knit shawl several I have learned to rip and restart.
While I will admit to throwing the yarn, pattern and needles across the room, where my dogs were thinking we were playing a really loud game of fetch...ever seen a shiz tzu with a double pointed needle in his mouth? And not doing this all in an evening, but marching off to the other room mumbling about the knitting gods who were rolling on their clouds laughing at me...but I did get it together and I am now on the first sock, the second repeat of the pattern. WOW.