Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Speaking of success, Yarn Harlot's Sock Recipe socks are completed. They didn't make it across the finish line for the Ravelympics ... again - the numbers !!!! I thought I had until 8:00am on Monday not Sunday!!! Nonetheless, they are pure heaven. The yarn is from Sockpixie (amazing ... you must treat yourself to a skein) ... the pattern is above. Although still perplexing is how I managed to cast on for these, as the CO number certainly exceeded 30 ; )
Saturday, August 16, 2008
So a fun part of blogging are these little memes ... far be it for me to pass up any invitation to write about myself ; ) This is my first .... and we're off .... the rules of the game:
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
1. go to my parent's house for breakfast with my daughter and Chloe (my dog) ... sans hubby, as he's away with some friends;
2. go the the pool ... pool time is short lived in the Northeast ... embrace the moment people!
3. Work on my socks for the Ravelympics ;
4. do laundry;
5. get ready for work and the week ahead!
It's been a surprisingly easy journey
to where we are now.
I cannot thank Mike and Brandon enough for all their amazing hard work. Without the pure focused talent and the non-stop dedicated work ethic they displayed to push this along, we'd still be showering in the back yard. Instead, I'm relaxing ... thanks guys !
Thursday, August 14, 2008
And boys and girl ... please indulge me when I tell you that this is the TIP of the iceberg ... I was awaken by a certain someone tossing rocks at our bedroom window so that I could obliged him with the morning kitchen/garden shower ....
note the steam ... yes ... despite the date (August 14 ) it's chilly in the Northeast corner of the world at 5:50 AM ... thank GOD there is knitting to save the day ! The heel flaps are worked,the heels turned and the gussets are being decreased as we speak (well ... read) ... the work in progress is sitting in our "shampoo alcove" ... cool huh?!! Mike's creation. I told you - these guys are quite talented.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Just to keep me honest and remind me that this is suppose to be a knitting blog ... I have been working on this:
Pattern: Basic Sock Recipe by the Yarn Harlot
Yarn from Sockpixie
Size 2 needles
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can push this project over the finish line for the Ravelympics ; )
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Typical 1950's bath.
Note the stunning color selection ... the lovely contrast of mint chocolate chip green and black trim .... it's going to be difficult to let this go.
Devastation and destruction began today ... along with all the chaos and inevitable hiccups that occur when you contract work to be done in your home.