Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sock Sunday

I always knit socks on Sundays. This week I finished a pair for Mr80grit on Thursday night. I cast on a pair on Friday and so enjoyed the pattern that I couldn't put it down. I finished the first sock this afternoon and cast on the second one right away. The pattern is Roger by knitspot. The yarn is panda silk.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A simple ball

I bet this just looks like a simple ball to you. Probably most have one of these to play with their dog. But for me it is more than a toy, it is a pain reliever. I use it to work on my back when it is spasming. I didn't have one at the office and I needed one today. Luckily there is a dog boutique across the parking lot. Now I have a ball and it even squeaks!
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Picture Updates

I was able to get a few photos taken of some completed projects, they still need to be blocked but at least it will show what I have been up to. First here is the Ishbel shawl.

Then the Pram #2, I think it will be a little while before I do another of these but I do like the results.
Here are the yule ball socks.  I will have to take a better picture later.
Here is the current sock on the needles for Mr80grit. He picked out the yarn when we were in Las Vegas in April.
No pictures of the Spring Fling yet, but maybe one day soon!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Checking in

Well since summer began I haven't had a lot to say, been reflecting a lot.  I have been finishing up a few WIP's with a goal in mind to start Mary Triplett's Summer Fling Wrap/Shawl.  To accomplish that goal I finished the Ishbel shawl that I cast on in April when I was in Las Vegas.  I finished the Pram #2 blanket.  So last night I cast on for the shawl...I am enjoying myself. The weather has been crazy the last few days so that I haven't been able to take any descent pictures. My peddler's shawl is being blocked by a friend at the LYS and I should have it back this weekend. Hopefully I will get pictures taken of these projects.

I have changed my work hours for the summer working longer days on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Normal hours on Thursday and only a half hour on Fridays. It is taking me a little while to get used to the new schedule. But I think this Friday spent at my LYS just knitting will help. 

No travel plans for the summer yet that I am aware which is okay. Sometimes it is nice just not to rush around. My SIL and family are moving out of state this summer so it looks like we will be traveling to see them sometime this fall/winter/spring.  I must get back to my knitting before heading to work.  It is a little addictive right now.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Crackers with flavor

I love going to locally owned and operated business. I work for a small business surrounded by small businesses including a grocery. Today while stopping at the little grocery one of the clerks said she had something for me yesterday when the samples were out then she ran and grabbed this box of crackers and gave them to me to try. The clerk knows that I have to eat gluten free and wanted me to try these. They are quite good but I need a little cheese for lunch to go with them. But overall I am amazed of the full flavor.
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