Friday, June 30, 2006

Progress? Not much

I am still knitting on my first sock. I'm going to start decreasing for my toe in about 1/2". Still no picture though. My husband looked over at me knitting 2 nights ago and said "hey nice yarn". That was weird. I hope he is feeling okay. I have been reading quite a bit. I finished "Daughter of Fortune" yesterday afternoon. I began "12 Sharp" by Janet Evanovich last night and finished it this morning. I love her Stephanie Plum books. They are laugh out loud funny. I was laughing on the first page. So now, what to read? I have several books on my nightstand and think I'll just grab whatever is on top. I went to Costco today. I love going in there. I don't know why. I took my boys and after we finished the shopping, we ate lunch for $13.07 that included 2 desserts. You just can't beat that price. Too bad it wasn't healthy stuff. Hopefully, I will finish my first sock in the next day or two! You will read about it here first.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A Crush

As usual I had a great time at the scrapbook retreat I attended this weekend. And as is normal for me, sleep wasn't a requirement. I got about 3 hours of sleep Friday night and 4 1/2 hours on Saturday night. I cannot do this on a regular basis but I guess on these scrapbook retreats I get kind of wild and crazy. I got 68 pages completed - journaled and everything! Woo hoo! I am almost current . . . until I get more pictures developed. I did absolutely no knitting over the weekend but have done a bit over the past couple of days on the socks I am doing for my sock-a-long. No pictures but just imagine about 4 1/2 inches of ribbing completed. Pretty huh! I went to see "The Lakehouse" today and I thought it was a good chick flick. In fact, I have a crush on Keanu Reeves now. It evens out because my husband has had a crush on Sandra Bullock for several years. Anyway, I liked the movie and I would recommend it. I will get some knitting done on my socks tonight and hopefully, I will have something to show for it soon.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Update w/out Pictures

I finished the baby blanket and I finished the green/purple/pink sock (1st one). But, I don't have pictures to share. I do not like 2 projects going at once. I just don't feel very productive. I am going to start on my SAL project today and get that out of the way since several people in the group have already finished. I'll get them done asap! Then I'll get back to the baby stuff. I am going to a scrapbook retreat this weekend and I know I will get a lot done, however, I took over 300 pictures in the month of May so I won't catch up. Well, if I completely take sleep out of the equation - maybe. When I last scrapbooked, I was working on my Spring Break pictures. With 3 boys there is lots of picture taking going on what with all the sports, field trips, end of year parties, field days, and general family life. I should have thought about that before I decided to have 3 kids! Lots of pictures and lots of laundry - sheesh! I won't get any knitting done this weekend, but I will scrapbook and that's still a good weekend for me!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Buy more Yarn!

I had a fun time in Galveston with my youngest son. I took him to Schlitterbahn (a waterpark) and I spent 7 1/2 hours there with him. That is quite good for me. I am not a fan of waterparks. We survived even though we had a little scare when we got separated on the lazy river for about 7 minutes. A long 7 minutes, but I found him and he held onto me pretty tightly the rest of the day. The highlight of the trip was seeing my sister in law at 7 months pregnant. She looks great and is feeling well and still weighs less than me! Darn! She's got 8 more weeks so maybe there is still hope of her weighing more than me! It's all about me! So, onto my trip to Yarntopia - this was definitely a tie for the highlight of my trip. I took my sis in law with me to pick out some baby goodies and for a complete nonknitter, she sure was hooked! I bought stuff for 4 projects with patterns for 2 more projects after the baby is born. They are waiting until the birth to find out the sex of the baby. We found 2 baby blankets we liked but need to know if the baby is a boy or girl first. So, I'll be busy. Now that is not all I got. I bought 3 different sock yarns (2 Hill Country Yarn colors, and my sock for the SAL with Yarntopia), yarn for a shrug (one-skein wonder), and yarn for a top (Brigitte from French Girl). All I know is the shopping trip required the largest shopping bag at Yarntopia! I have lots of fun knitting to do. I have completed my socks in shades of pink. I have started another sock with yarn from my friend in Washington and it is gorgeous in shades of green and purple. I am almost finished with the first sock and will delay the second sock while I do my socks for the SAL. I am working on the baby blanket made from Plymouth's Heaven. Yes - 2 projects at once! I started it yesterday and should probably finish it tonight while watching my oldest son have mild to medium panic attacks watching the Mavericks/Heat game. My husband is at the game so he might be feeling worse at this point. I guess if I would have gone with him I couldn't have knitted! I think he should have sold the tickets and given me the money for more yarn . . . just sayin!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

On the Other Side of 40

Well, I made it! I am now 40 and nothing has changed. I still have to do laundry way too much. I had such a great time in Lake Tahoe.
My husband did a great job planning the trip and everything was wonderful. We flew first class, we stayed in a great hotel, we ate wonderful food, we rented my favorite car a convertible Mustang,
we enjoyed a couple's massage, we relaxed and read by the lake and the pool, we did the hot air balloon ride, we found a local yarn store (woo hoo), we visited Squaw Valley to see the Olympic village and it was basically a ghost town, I lost $30 on the slot machines (I'm not a gambler can you tell?), we drove around looking a real estate (I don't think we will be buying a vacation home there too expensive), and just all around had an awesome and relaxing time. The hot air ballooning was really beautiful.
We arrived at 6:45 a.m. and watched the men get the balloon all unwrapped and rolled out and blown up. It was so cool! We climbed in the basket and we were off. We just floated and floated. It was very smooth and not frightening at all. We went up to about 4000 feet but didn't drift far as it just wasn't too breezy - which is fine with me! My husband and I both took tons of pictures for our scrapbook! We were up in the air for an hour. I loved it. We then went to a little town, Truckee. I think that's the right spelling. And that is where I found Jimmy Beans Wool. The main store is in Reno.
My husband finds it odd that I have LYS radar. We got there about 9:30 and the store didn't open until 10:00. So Kevin took a picture of me looking in the window. He might think there is something seriously wrong with me . . . oh well! I bought two skeins of Lorna's Lace to make some thick wintery socks. I need those in Texas ya know! So, that was my yarn treat from my Lake Tahoe trip. I am leaving for a week of vacation tomorrow. I'm taking my oldest son to sea camp in Galveston, hanging out with my youngest son during the week until time to pick up oldest son. My husband is taking middle son to CA to Disneyland, Legoland and the San Diego Zoo. He does a father/son trip with each child and they get to pick a spot. Michael chose Legoland and Kevin (husband) said well while we are there . . . So, I went to my LYS Wednesday to spend my birthday money and I finally got a swift and ball winder. I wound 6 skeins of yarn and I thought it was so much fun. It is all sock yarn and I am very excited to keep on knitting. How much should I take on vacation. I am going to Yarntopia in Houston on Tuesday. I have seen the online pictures and can't wait to visit the store and add to the stash. My brother and sister in law are giving me some cash to spend there as well. I just see that as gravy cause I was already going shopping! I bet Amy and Sheryl don't mind one bit! Problem is they have posted so many cute samples they have been working on for the store, I can't even begin to imagine what I will end up with. But, you will find out here! So, I guess I won't post for awhile but in looking at my recent postings that won't seem odd at all.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

I'm Still Here

I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I got kind of stuck doing school stuff during the end of May. I am taking a vacation from volunteering in a leadership position next year. I'll still volunteer, I just don't want to be in charge. These are the baby booties I made on Mother's Day.

This sock yarn in shades of pink is my current project and as you can see, I am on the second sock. I am almost finished with the ribbing. I know I should try a new sock pattern but I seem to be in a bit of a rut. I will try to do a new sock pattern after I complete this pair.

These are my blue/green socks that took me forever to finish. I think they took me over a month to complete which is just ridiculous!

Well, I am off to Lake Tahoe tonight. My husband is taking me there for a quick trip to celebrate my 40th bday. I'm not freaking out yet, but my actual day isn't until Saturday. My big adventure on Saturday is to go hot air ballooning and I am very excited about it. Hopefully we will go horseback riding and do some hiking as well! I'll post some pictures next week. Maybe I'll get those pink socks finished on my trip! So, I'm off to finish packing.