Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Moving Right Along...

I am not 1/2 way done on my next project - if I find the time (maybe at the soccer game tomorrow pm) I can get it done by the weekend. It is a really cool scarf. I even ordered more yarn for another one - I have special people in mind for each of them.

They are pretty quick and oh so cute and the yarn is a wool bamboo blend that is wonderful!
I am happy to have another project moving right along -- I was talking to friends who knit and they all think my 40 projects was a bit crazy -- hey about a week after pulling that number out of the air I agreed with that. But I will be so happy with any number now that I am over 20 for the year.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Over Halfway There!!!

It is a lap blanket for my mom's neighbor Dorothy. She broke her hip a few weeks back.

I hope she likes it! She has been cold.
This is #21! I really can't believe that!

A First for Me

Knitting at a band competition.
Here are the Shamrock Pride doing their thing today.
It was the first competition I could make it to.

My girl is somewhere in the middle of this.

Here she is 2nd from the left!

This is just a small part of the whole band.

They did great and sounded really good.

I knitted while the other 5 bands in her category preformed.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Feels like Friday

Since the kids have no school tomorrow -- the homecoming parade was today! There has not been a "real" homecoming parade in our town for quite awhile.
Here is the beginning of the parade. Sadly for my youngest we were near the end of the route and the parade participants were out of candy.
Here is the marching band! When they were playing (right before this photo was taken) they sounded great!
Here are the Flag guys -- I believe they have a real name -- I just don't know it. There were about 5 floats and the football team was on 3 different flatbeds. It was the perfect evening for a parade. I have the whole weekend off (3 days!!). I plan to catch up around here and go to the big game tomorrow. I am told that these guys are called ROCKS boys-- I knew there was a special name.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Attitude Adjustment

I know my post yesterday was entitled happy knitter - and that I am/was. But man today I went to work - also worked last night - and I have to say that I think I need some serious attitude adjusting at work!! So the rest of the week I am going to keep this little yellow dude in mind when I am at work. I am usually a cheerful person but something is pulling against me and I am going to change that. I am pushing back - with a happy, positive attitude -- if it kills me!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Knitting

Today my friend Roxanne joined Jill, Rosanna & I at the knit store for some laughs and some knitting and as always a good lunch at Kelties.

What a fun beautiful fall day with friends. Everybody got a little something done on their projects and had a good time in the process.

I'm lucky to have a nice place to hang with friends and knit. I really like Tuesdays!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Here is the Proof - -

I am alive. Just really busy. For the last week I have had a
taste of single parenting - I am not strong enough to pull it off.
Jim has been up north helping his mom - her basement flooded.
And not just a little.
I am just worn out by keeping the 3 kids on track and on time.

Saturday was crazy but here is some of what went on.
This is Mara (#4) playing in her 2nd game with her team.
They looked really good.
There was also a very large cross country meet.
Joe was not feeling well but this picture is at the end of the 5K
and he looks better than I would.

These are some of his teammates after the meet - the course is nearby and really it was a nice place to spend some of my morning - then the boys and girls parents did a pitch-in lunch.

This plane did 3 or 4 fly overs getting a good view of the runners on the course.

I would have had band contest pictures from Saturday night for the other kid -- but lightening and a long rain delay kept me at home.

Jim arrives home tomorrow -- we are all ready for dad to get back. And I am going to be happy when the older 2 can drive and I do not have to be in 2 places at once.

I barely knit -- just some here and there to keep me sane.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

No Good Title

Again I feel bad that I have dropped the blog ball. Life's unexpected happenings have popped up. I am really good at balancing the busy, hectic normal stuff in my life -- that tossing in extras often throw me out of whack!

My husband gone to help his mom deal with flooding in her home for a few days. I rarely act as a single parent so I have to step it up a bit.

For sanity purposes I am knitting when and where I can. Also reading my book clubs pick -- and that has kept me up too late.

Today is knitting with the gals day and I soooooo need it! My friends always make me laugh.

I hope to post more frequently....bare with me.

P.S. Check out this post on a blog I love reading -- they used my question in blog tour!

Friday, September 12, 2008

I really am Sorry

Sorry that I have not posted! I have no excuse. Please forgive me. I promise I will photograph something tomorrow and blog about it! Little Ethan's Nana picked up his little hat and she is sure it will fit right now. So I promised I will make a larger one if he needs it for winter - no baby should be without a hat.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ethan's Hat

This hat was just completed! It is finished object #20!! And it goes to a little guy - Ethan who was born last week. It is my standard baby hat with 2 purl rows for fun and 3 cute Icords on the top to look fun.

Ethan is the grandson of my coworker and I know this will be well loved by his mom - I hope it will help keep him warm this winter.
I am excited that I have finished 20 projects -- I think this tops any of the last 5 or 6 years since I began knitting. And I like the fact that many of them have been given as gifts.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pretty Pretty Yarn

Here is my new yarn --- in real life it seems not so bright - this has the flash on it.

Okay, I will fess up - I can go months without buying yarn - then WHAM - I have to buy something. This one called my name. It is alpaca. Probably one of my favorite things to knit with. I love how alpaca feels in my hands.

I am going to turn this into a lovely scarf to gift to someone this holiday season.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

See I am Knitting!

Here is the blanket. It is about 25 inches long. I adore the color and the pattern is quick.

I started the 2nd ball about 3 inches ago. I think it will take 3 balls -- maybe four to make it as long as I want it to be.

I got some lovely purplish alpaca yesterday -- just enough for a scarf - now to find a pattern. I will look here.

I also got a nice medium blue yarn to make a couple baby boy hats for friends - one coworker had a grandson born yesterday -- he will need a hat. The other little boy is not due til winter so I will make sure to get him a hat to come home from the hospital in.

So those projects should go quickly. I really want to get to 20 - that is halfway to my goal -- and way more than I ever thought possible.

Started back with our church book club last night - that was fun - we a have a good group of gals and I enjoy seeing them once a month.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Another Nonkitting Post

Can you see my 2 guys there? Hidden in the tall grass? They were out early yesterday hunting geese. They sat out in the muck and mud for a few hours - but the end result was a happy one.

We ate grilled goose for dinner last night. They had fun - the house was quiet while they were gone. Then they cooked dinner - what more can a gal want on her day off.