Saturday, June 30, 2007

Look what came today.....

Yarntini Yarn!!! This is the special order of the Vintage colorway that I ordered from Jessie over at Yarntini Yarns.

Isn't it pretty!! Thanks Jessie I love it!

Since I also was able to upload some pictures, here are a couple of others.

These are the socks I made for Connie at Pickup Sticks to be taken to a battered womens & children's shelter.

Here is my ruffled scarf from Scarf Style made out of Koreyon.

Last but not least, here are a couple of pictures I took playing with the camera.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well, it has been a couple of weeks. The class I taught went OK. We had one individual who was a beginning knitter so she was a tad overwhelmed to say the least. The class is called Beginning Socks, but it is not a beginner class. The overwhelmed individual had not even really knit a rib pattern before, so there was a bit of a learning curve problem. Other than that it went ok.

This week was my birthday!!! I was off on Monday and Tuesday and succeeded at my efforts to do as little as possible. I spent time both days at the pool with a book. It was heaven. My mom took me shopping and then there was dinner with my family.

And today, I got a belated present when I found out that I won the most recent contest the Connie had on her blog. I won a skein of the much talked about Duet Sock Yarn. I told Connie the two colors I like the most and told her to surprise me. I'll let you know when it gets here.

Oh well, The Starter Wife is on now, so I gotta go!!

But before I leave, here is a picture of me and my nephew at his 6th birthday party. Check out the tank I'm wearing. It is the Sexy Summer Tank from the Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits. I used Gedifra Tiago that I bought last summer in Nashville.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I can't believe I'm going to teach

Yes folks, you heard that correctly, I am going to teach a class. And what would that class be you might wonder. Tomorrow night, I will be teaching a beginning socks class at my LYS In the Making. Donna must have been completely crazy to talk me into this. Tonight, I have been working up a model of a miniature sock for the class tomorrow. The goal is that in 2 1/2 hours, everyone in the class will have knit a miniature sock thereby learning all of the concepts to go out and conquer a regular size sock. Everyone keep your fingers crossed. I have also been working on the rusted root sweater. It is coming along nicely.

I finished the book Kissing Adrien. It was a very funny and sweet novel. I would definately recommend it. I am also reading the new book from Beth Moore, "Get out of that Pit". It is very good and I would highly recommend it thus far. It is all about how we end up in the pits of life away from the God we love and then how to Get out of the Pit and stay out of it. I don't know about you, but I can't begin to count the number of pits I have found myself in.

My last comment for the night is to please remember those who are in service for our country. I have a very dear friend who is on his second tour of duty in Iraq. There is not a day that goes by that I don't pray for him and our other servicemen & servicewomen and the sacrifices they make to ensure that we live in freedom. Never take if for granted!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Progress is being made

Ok everyone (or anyone), The Green Gables is finished. Well Almost - I just need to weave in all of the ends and block it, but I hope to have that done this week. I have also started on the rusted root sweater and am getting close to the point where the sleeves get put on scrap yarn for the time being.

This weekend, the only knitting progress was made at night. During the day, I was taking time to rest and relax. Yesterday was the Singles Lake Party for the Single's department at my church. It was a really nice day - a little overcast, but not too hot. And today, my friend DJ and I got to spend some time together at the pool with my nephew and reading our books. I'm reading a really funny book at the moment called Kissing Adrian by Siri L. Mitchell. All said and done, it was a really good weekend.

Now, I would love to chat more, but it is off to do my homework for my bible study and then off to bed.