Thursday, July 12, 2007

One clue down........

I finally finished Clue 1 tonight of the MS3. I'm not even going to bring up the fact that 2 clues have been released and the 3rd is being released in the morning. So much like everything else in life, I'm behind. I do think I do deserve some credit since I had already knit 50 rows with the first yarn before I broke down and bought the Zephyr lace yarn, which I love!! I must say that I am loving this project. It has really been pretty easy thus far. I have only had to tink back once and that was where I did something to mess up row 67 and ended up with one too many stitches. So without any further ado, here is the picture of my progress thus far........

And here is a close-up so that you can see the beads a little better (ok not that much better - the flash just wasn't cooperating this evening). The beads are a great irradescent and each bead is just a little different. They are all in the copper family, but some have a purple cast to them, others have a pinkish cast to them and even others have a blueish cast to them. Of course they were among the more expensive ones I saw at the bead shop ($8, so not that bad, but the others were $3).My supervisor while I was pinning out my progress was none other than the biggest man in my house - Tigger.

Finally, today was my sweet Daddy's 67th birthday. God was very wise when he gave my dad an extra portion of patience. He has always been the voice of reason in our family. The rest of us are just a bit.........well melodramatic at times. My father has always been a rock in my life. He is a great example of what I want to be.......hardworking, loving, loyal and full of integrity.


Saturday, July 07, 2007

It is official..........

I have completely lost my mind. I broke down and headed to the LYS this afternoon and bought the Jaegerspun lace weight in black. I have transferred the portion of clue 1 I have already done to another set of needles so that I can go back and possible finish it later (perhaps for a christmas present). So I had to start all over again with clue one. I have been trucking along ntil I got to row 69 (of 100 for those not participating) and I have one stitch too many. Arghh!! I've been looking at it too long to find it tonight. I'll pull back tomorrow and find the error in my ways.

We have finally had a good day of rain here in Alabama where everything is way too dry. The forcast is calling for scattered thunderstorms every day this week, so hopefully we will get some more rain. If it looks like rain tomorrow, we will have to cancel the girls afternoon at the pool, but I think all of us would be willing to sacrifice for a little rain. The good new about rain is that I was able to clear up some of the backlog on the DVR. I am now current on Army Wifes (I was three episodes behind) and ready for the new episode tomorrow night and I cleared up two episodes of The Closer and still have one more to catch up.

Friday, July 06, 2007

What was I thinking..........

I'm sitting here wondering what I was thinking when I decided to do the Mystery Stole 3 KAL by Melanie of Pink Lemon Twist. I had decided I wasn't going to do it with beads until I looked at the tutorial and decided it can't be that hard. So off I went looking for beads and found some like I had in mind at The Bead Biz here in town. I ended up buying three different colors because I couldn't decide. Last night I finally found the black lace yarn in the stash and wound the ball. So tonight I was off and running. I managed to get through chart A of clue 1 from last week. I still have to do chart B from last week's clue and then do this week's chart. I may go blind. I think I should have used the white or off white option. I'm going blind with this black. I also wish I had purchased a different black yarn other than what I have in the stash. I'm using some laceweight yarn that I purchased from Handpainted Yarn last year, but it is not the same as Zephyr, but it was in the stash so I should use it.

I'll try to take pictures tomorrow of what I have done this far.

Other than that, there is just the usual family melodrama that is always present. This Sunday, the girls from my Sunday School class are supposed to join me at our pool for a nice girl's afternoon out.

More to come later..............

Thursday, July 05, 2007

My Duets has arrived!!

I came home today and my Duets Yarn from Connie had arrived in the mail today. I wasn't expecting it to get here until next week. Connie picked out the Snap Dragon Colorway for me and I absolutely LOVE it. She also sent me one of the keychain sock blockers which is too cute.

I definately needed this surprise today. I started out my day with a sonogram at the Dr.'s office which confirmed that I have gallstones - about 8 of them to be exact. Since I've already been having chest pains related to these little buggers, I completely expect my Dr. to refer me for surgery when I see her again on Monday. Blech!!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Please take time today to remember the many servicemen and servicewomen who have made sacrifices over the years so that we could enjoy the many freedoms that we have.