Monday, April 24, 2006

New Hobby? Not!

I did so much yard work this weekend. Well, for me it was a lot of yard work. I have just never had a green thumb and have been known to kill green plants of any kind. So, we will see if my work pays off or not! We hauled brush, we weeded gardens and we planted flowers. In fact, I planted more flowers today. Hopefully, I didn't just waste money buying this stuff because, well, that could have been yarn! Always can switch it to yarn and knitting! I did a teensy bit of knitting Saturday morning at my son's soccer game. Other than that not so much. We went to a dinner on Friday night and someone asked me about my hobby. I said I like to knit. She said she didn't really know people did that much anymore. HELLO! Where are these people that don't know about knitting. I told her about my latest sock craze and she simply didn't get it. Why knit socks when you can buy them (for cheap) at Target. Well, I simply said because I LOVE IT! She didn't get it. I couldn't explain it and frankly did not even try. So, I may finish my second sock this week. And after that I am going to try my hand at a pair of baby booties for my neice or nephew due in September. Then back onto socks . . . well because I have yarn to make lots more pairs! I ordered Mason Dixon Knitting and another knitting book about 3 weeks ago from Amazon. They are still not here. See, it's been so long I can't even remember the name of the second book. My husband checked on the status of me receiving these books (cause I don't have enough projects in line as it is) and they aren't even scheduled to be sent out until May 1st. I could have gone to Barnes and Noble or Borders. What is up with that shipping process? Just asking.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Scrap of Knit and Scrap

A shot of nature. I love taking pictures of things like this and I thought considering what I had to work with, it came out pretty good. I am making a nature scrapbook page in my 2006 album.

I thought this photo was just precious. The kids had so much fun hunting Easter eggs and this picture just captures their excitement and youth! There were more than enough eggs for everbody but at the beginning of the hunt they were all after the same egg. By the end of the hunt, none of the baskets could hold another egg, not even a piece of candy. Isn't that exciting for the kids? Now they are at school all day and I am left here with all that chocolate calling my name. I'm trying to be strong and ignore it! That's why knitting is so great, I can keep my hands busy! Now I have tons of pictures to scrapbook - eek! Oh, I have finished one of my blue/green socks and have started the second of the pair so I am making progress!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Looky Here

Well, here are the clear clogs with my "happy socks". I am very excited about them. Maybe this is why I was having such trouble finding the perfect shoe for my socks. I was waiting for these. Could it be that I finally had patience? Maybe so. And with the nice cool temperature of 97 degrees outside as I type this, I am sure I'll have occasion to wear them soon . . . NOT! We had a nice Easter with a family reunion in East Texas. The children had so much fun hunting Easter eggs. We had yummy homemade food made by my aunt and cousin who are both excellent cooks! I got a good talking to from my cats upon our return. They noticed we were gone, even though it was only about 24 hours. I have a couple of more pictures to show, but I can't get them to load to my blog right now so that will give me another post for later! At least I got the picture of the clogs up! Let me know what you think!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Mail Call

The mailman just delivered my new clear clogs. I tried them on with my "happy" socks and I think they are GREAT! We are heading out of town in about 30 minutes and I should be loading the car. I will post pictures of the clear clogs w/socks on Monday! They really are cool - in my opinion! Happy Easter!

Monday, April 10, 2006

New Socks and 2 New Cats

I finished my "happy" socks. I just love them! I don't know when I'll get to wear them but whenever it is, I'm ready! I was visiting a favorite blog the other day and discovered clear clogs. I think they will be the perfect shoes for the hand knitted socks I have spent lots of time on! I'll let you know!

Also, I have adopted 2 cats. First, we adopted Tye. He is about 4-5 years old. He has a sweet personality and he has been very busy finding his spot here in the house. He has tried out 2 chairs in the family room, all the chairs at the dining room table, several chairs at the kitchen table, several stairs on his way up and on his way down. He especially loves my bed at night and that is when I get the most cuddles from him.

Our second cat is Ashlee. She is about 1 year old. She is very shy but loving. She loves attention and loves to be petted, but she doesn't like to be held. She cuddles on her own terms for the most part but she does like to cuddle. She is a little nervous and I wonder if she had been abused. Now she is getting lots of love!

Now, I am working on yet another pair of socks. If I don't buy anymore sock yarn for awhile (yeah right), I have yarn for 5 more pair. Not including this current skein. So, I'm trying to practice self-control in 3 areas, get to the gym consistently, no sock yarn for a few weeks, and cut back on Mexican food. Thank goodness I can still knit! Oh, my shawls in the auction? Each shawl was auctioned for $35. I guess that's okay, but I would have liked to have seen around $50 at least. Right now, I don't think I'll donate any hand-knit items next year.