Monday, May 15, 2006

Wouldn't ya know?

I had an opportunity (the first in a long time it seems) to work on and hopefully finish my socks, but wouldn't ya know that in the second round of knitting, one of my size 1 dpn's broke. What is a girl to do? Get the spare right? Wrong! It was the spare that broke. So I called my good friend Amy at Yarntopia and she has needles for me to buy and a pattern that I was looking for. I'd like to buy all her yarn but I'm saving that for when I visit her store in June. So, since I had this knitting time, I decided to knit the baby booties. I have never knit baby booties before and ya know what? They go fast! That was my knitting "duh" moment. I will post a picture as soon as I get the ribbon to run through the eyelets in the booties. They are called ballet slippers. So so cute! I have made these booties for my cousin that had a baby a week and a half ago. So, I'll post pictures of these soon! Now I'm off to assemble a shark costume of sorts that my youngest son needs for a project he is doing tomorrow. He was an Indian 2 weeks ago and now a shark. I need a break from school people! And here I thought with me graduating XXX years ago, I'd be done with homework . . . apparently NOT!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

I'm Here

I just have no knitting news. I am still on the same pair of socks, but I am doing the toe shaping now. I guess that is news, but not exciting news. In scrapbooking news I got 60 pages accomplished last weekend at my retreat. That is big news actually. By the time I scrapbook again, I will probably be way behind again - that's the way it goes since I keep taking pictures. My boys' school activites are keeping me swamped and getting in the way of knitting. Summer break will be here in 2 weeks and hopefully I will eventually finish these socks. And when I do, I'll have a party and everyone is invited! My cats are adjusting nicely and we are having fun with them, even when they attack our feet at night!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Finally

Wouldn't you know the day after I did my ranting my books showed up. All it took was a little ranting. Who knew ranting could actually pay off? Must tell my husband this news. He'll be thrilled! My new books are (1) Mason-Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne, (2) Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearle-McPhee and (3) Wendy Knits by Wendy D. Johnson. I have looked at all 3 a little bit closer and I am happy to say I am very excited to read them all front to back! I have already started! I did 15 minutes of knitting yesterday. I think it is the first time in 4 days. My hands were so happy. If all goes well I may knit in carpool line today. We have an overnight guest coming today and I did a quick clean-up of the house this morning. Now I am off to my craft room to sort through my scrapbooking stuff for the weekend. Hopefully, I will get it all somewhat organized so that I can be super efficient this weekend. Oh, and in other news, I bought some jewelry from Heather over at achancetoknit.typepad.com. I love the pieces and encourage you to check out her jewelry site listed on her blog! Please keep my friend, Kathleen, in your prayers, she got some not so great news after all her chemo rounds ended. The doctors are weighing their options for the next step at this point so she is waiting patiently. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Where Are My Books?

So here it is May 1 and my 3 books that I have ordered from Amazon are still not here. Computer invoice says they have been shipped. It has been at least 3 1/2 weeks. I have been to 2 local books stores and now ALL 3 BOOKS that I have ordered are at the bookstores. All 3!!! Where is my Amazon order? Sheesh! And you know what I did? I peeked at the bookstore copies and that's like ruining part of the joy and surprise of getting a new book (that you actually own) in your hands! So, again, where are my Amazon books? I'm just not impressed with them this order. I have barely been knitting the last few days. As a recap, I am still on my blue/green socks. I have completed one sock and am working on the foot of the second sock. So, there is progress. My oldest son went on a school trip to Disneyworld in February. Each student has to make a scrapbook of the trip and it is due next Monday (5/8). Guess who spent all of yesterday helping the son with his scrapbook? He is so excited about this album that he wanted to take it to school today but we still have to label each photos and put page protectors on. I never ever (NEVER EVER) let a scrapbook leave my house without page protectors. I'm telling you just to send this one to school will probably nearly send me over the edge. And it is a major grade! I cannot imagine how it will get treated with so many other scrapbooks in a pile. I will just send it off and not look back. I am going on a scrapbook retreat this weekend and I will be working on our family albums. I always love going on these retreats because I usually get so much accomplished. Now that I spent all of yesterday working on son's album I am ready! I cannot believe all the stuff that has popped up for the month of May in getting ready for the last day of school. I have school stuff going on almost everyday through the end of May. It is unbelievable what can be crammed into these last days. With any hope, I will get this last blue/green sock complete and then onto baby booties (which I've said before!). Oh, and where are my books?