Sunday, September 30, 2007


Last Sunday, Mr 80grit and I took a car ride up to Park city over guardsman pass to Brighton/Solitude. It was beautiful, the fall colors were beautiful. We were going to leave the canyon when we saw it was snowing at Brighton. So up the canyon we went. It was awesome, the first snow of the year!!! Then we went back over to Park City, what an awesome day.

Now one week later we have had snow down in the valley. It didn't stick yesterday but it did in the mountains. They were beautifully coated this morning on our way to HBC. Fall has definately come!!! We are now planning our anniversary weekend for next weekend. Can't wait to see what we do!

On the knitting front, I have finished both scarfs for Mr Cimarron. Now I have to wash and block then sent the package out. I think he will love it. I will post pictures soon now that the home computer is back online.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Frogged it Again!

Did you hear it? rip it, rip it. I did it again on the gray scarf, I have lost count how many times I have frogged this project but now Mr 80 grit (aka Pookie) likes this one better. Which since the scarf is going to Mr Cimmaron, I think Mr 80 grit is on to something. I have just gone off work and had the need to post, even though I haven't knitted one stitch today. I am excited to finish the gray scarf as soon as I can because I am quite bored of the yarn. It is a very nice blend of everything, but it sucks all the moisture out of my hands. Here in Utah, everything is already so dry that keeping moisture in is hard.

Mr 80 grit is currently downstairs cooking dinner. He is trying a recipe from the eating gluten free cookbook. Beef Stroganoff...smells yummy! He is so delightful in the kitchen, I know I am the most spoil girl in the world. He cooks, he does the laundry, he cleans -even the bathroom. It doesn't get better than this.

Tomorrow it is suppose to rain. I love rain, cloudy dark, cold days, even when I work. I love snowy days even more (yes, even when I have to drive in them.)

Have you every had the experience when you get to met people you have read about or read their blogs for months? I got that experience on Tuesday but I am now just finding how who I actually meet based on their blogs now. I am now so excited to go back to Snb on Tuesday. But I believe I will need to finish the gray scarf before so I can really enjoy my time with the gang.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuesday Night SnB

Wow! What fun it was tonight. I went to the local Snb for a great night of knitting and talking. What an awesome group, they were friendly and funny. I finished the IHS for the cimmaron boy. I will have to see what the weather is like in Minneapolis to see how soon I need to send it. I would like to finish the other one, so that he can have both at one time. Mr Pookie finished setting up my portable application thumb drive so I will be more able to take my life with me. Hopefully soon I will be able to upload some pictures of completed projects!

Fall is Coming!

I am so very excited. The weather is trying to cool down and the leaves are starting to change. I love Fall and Winter. They are my most favorite months. I love snuggling under a fuzzy blanket while knitting away at whatever project is going on. I am still working on the scarves but I have started to dedicate my time to just one at a time and have made great head way on the IHS.

Saturday night I gave my sister in law her shawl/scarf for winter. By her response I believe it will be a big hit. She is nine weeks away from her due date. She is just too cute for words. She looks fabulous and currently has a beautiful hairdo.

She really loved the baby socks that I put in the package. Everyone should have a pair of hand knitted socks!!! So before nephew to be is born, he has some. Pictures will eventually follow as soon as the computer at home is back online.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

10 Years Together

Today is our ten year wedding anniversary. Wow! In some ways this blows my mind. How did ten years go by without me noticing? On Monday, we were at the Dentist and the hygienist asked how long we had been married. Pookie replied 10 years this week. She was quite surprised as she thought it was a short time. True, we probably act like newly married because we still love to hang out with each other and we still think that the other is pretty awesome. In this ten years we have gone through a lot. Life is not a smooth journey but it would be boring if it was. Pookie is the best guy you can have as a knitter. He loves texture and color. He has a good eye for what looks good on people and remembers the colors they like to wear. Which is really great when picking out projects for Christmas. But like most knitting hubbies, he still doesn't have a pair of hand knitted socks. Oh well, maybe after Christmas.

Knitting update: still working on both scarfs for Cousin's birthday. I am calling them the north and south scarves. As one is blue and the other is gray, cimarronboy can chose which one will win. I love both of them.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Christmas on the brain

All day long I have had Christmas on the brain. I don't know how much I will be knitting for Christmas this year. I will probably do socks for the girls again as they all seemed to enjoy them. Actually I think I have been freaking out about Christmas as I casted on two scarfs for my cousin. At first it was to see what yarn I liked better but now I like both so both MUST be completed for him.

I frogged my jitterbug socks again. I am giving up with this yarn, I read a great post yesterday about someone else having the same issue and made a scarf with the yarn instead. So I have decided to do the same. I will enjoy it no matter what.

Today was a crazy day at work, didn't have time to knit at lunch. So must knit tonight as my fingers have the 'itch'

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Missing in Action

I have missed my computer and I have missed posting. Our family computer became tempermental and has given up currently. So what is a person to do? Find a good computer at the city library, so here I am. This is my first visit to the City Library in downtown Salt Lake and it is absolutely gorgeous. I could sit here all day if I wanted to but I don't want to pay for parking. hahahahaha!

I have completed several baby afgan this summer. I currently have on the needles, a pair of socks for me with jittterbug yarn - loving it!!! A baby afgan for Nephew to be named and born in November!!!! Today I picked up yarn for a scarf for my awesome cousin who turns 50 later this month. Mom and I spent a lot time at my favorite LYS this morning deciding what yarn will do. We couldn't make up our mind so I came home with two options to see which one will knit up best!

I am looking forward to the cooler weather which I hope starts soon. Mom has her mother's day socks ready to go. I finally knit them up this last month. I did my first baby booties out of the extra.

More later and maybe some pictures!