Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Gifts Galore

Okay, I finished the baby blanket last week. I finished a triangle shawl with fringe today and have started another triangle shawl for another gift today as well. Don't get me wrong I like being generous with my knitting but I just cannot concentrate very well on my most current projects because I want to knit a short sleeve sweater waiting in the wings for myself if it ever gets cool again here in Texas. I should have this shawl completed by the beginning of next week depending on my kids demands for help with homework, carpool issues, needing meals, etc. so that I can begin MY sweater. As stated in my profile I am not digital but when I get these pics of the new items developed I have my smart computer savvy husband scan them so I can at least show that I can do some basic knitting to back up this blog I've started. My kitty is home and doing fine. We aren't doing anything different yet except a diet change and more litter boxes around the house. I think she is happy with the situation. I'm scooping more often but she's worth it! And boy did I get a talking to from her when I picked her up from the vet. I'm not exactly sure what she was saying since she was meowing so fast, but I'm sure it wasn't all nice. And she's a sweetie! She's been especially cuddly since coming home so I guess I'm forgiven. I've been watching the Hurricane devestation coverage on the news and it is so shocking, sad, and frustrating watching all that is going on. I know so many of those people have no idea what is going on and wonder if we are out here just ignoring them. I look forward to donating to the cause just so I will feel like I've done SOMETHING!

Monday, August 29, 2005


I started getting allergies on Friday - what a pain! I finally took some medicine yesterday and am all medicine head feeling. I do not like the feeling at all but at least I'm not sneezing constantly. My teeth started hurting yesterday and I knew it was time for the meds. The bad part is I didn't feel like knitting much this weekend and I've got to finish my friend's bday gift for Saturday! I know I will get it completed in the next day or two - if I can stop looking at everybody's blogs! I am using Lion Brand Yarn "Incredible". It's a variegated ribbon in fall colors and it is really pretty. I find the ribbon a little annoying to work with because it sometimes gets twisted. I'm not sure the recipient of this gift is a shawl type person but I tend to do these triangle shawls for all my gifts for women. So far, they have always been a hit. Last year I made them for teacher gifts and the teachers that didn't have me as a parent were disappointed. I got a little business from it as well. But I much prefer knitting for fun and not as a job. I am off to the vet in a little while to confer with the dr. about my Millie. I get to bring her home today and I am so excited. We bought some extra litter boxes to put in strategic places around the house since she will be having bladder control issues. I hope this isn't painful for her. I'm watching coverage of Hurricane Katrina. I pray for everybody in the path of this storm to be safe.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

It's Saturday afternoon and I'm sitting in my family room with part of my family. I am having a quiet day which is a good thing. I have been busy this week with my boy's schedule - getting back in to the swing of things. I need to not volunteer for everything that comes my way but the past week has not shown that I can hold to that. My oldest son is playing football. Our school offers a "Football for Moms" class that I will be attending. My son was hoping they would make us pad up and play each other. How crazy is that! My sweet kitty is in the animal hospital. She is in the early stages of renal failure. The vet isn't quite sure what this could mean for her life expectancy but Millie isn't in pain or uncomfortable at this point so we will try to make her comfortable here at home. I have had her for 15 years. I am working on a shawl for a birthday gift that will be given next Saturday but am itching to work on something for me me me! I haven't been to "my" yarn store lately and really want to go. But I know that I will not be able to go in and not buy anything so what's the use of going?!!? I have too many projects stored up and realistically need to get some of them whipped up before I go buying more stuff. Some of my favorite blogs: nikki knits Wendy Knits! Claudia's Blog knit and tonic LollyKnitting Around Amylovie's Nuttin' but Knittin'

All these ladies make me want to knit all the time but then I have to check out their blogs and then I want to knit and then I want to see what they are doing and then I want to knit and then. . . it's endless!

My Favorite Blogs

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Knit and Scrap

This is my first post so here goes . . . I love to knit and I love to scrapbook. There is not enough time in the day to do it all! With my current stash of supplies I need to live to be about 500 with good eyes and good hands and a memory as well. I have 3 sons and I love them dearly. They are the subjects of my scrapbooks but not so much my knitting. I have made each of them something but I believe their knits are buried in their closets somewhere! I also have a great husband who has benefitted from my knitting as well. His sweater is hanging in the closet! He's a big guy (6'6") so his sweater took me awhile. Most everything else is mine mine mine. All that stuff is in a cedar chest made by my grandfather. I have done lots of gifts too. I photograph everything I knit and guess what??? I have scrapbooked them! It's a cute little book that I like to look at from time to time. I am running out of pages! I have a 15 year old calico cat, Millie. We are the girls of the house! I also have a male 2 year old red miniature pinscher, Mac. He is Millie's constant source of aggravation. I am currently working on a shrug that I am sort of figuring out as I go. It is made with Isabella from Tahki Yarns. I am going to make a collar and edge it with an orange wool I got from my yarn store. Okay, it's not my yarn store but I can dream right?