Thursday, March 29, 2007

My Lamb Collection Keeps Growing!

I received this in the mail todayI was so excited while opening it! You know, a lot of bloggers get gifts in the mail from blogging buddies far and near and some of us are very envious of those friends that you've never met but who you've become friends with via the computer. Well, now I'm one of you! This cute little lamby (Her name is Mini), who in no way, shape or form looks anything like a rat :o), was a gift to me from Susan and I can't tell you how happy I was to see this cute little thing! She even came in her own Easter Basket. Here, another picture, minus Squirt. Isn't that the cutest thing? And she's holding a yellow flower, which I'm guessing is a daffodil, my favorite! Susan, you made my day! Thank you so much!

This is how far I've gotten on my Dale of Norway sweater. Haven't worked on it in a while because of the sinus infection. Kind of hard to concentrate when your nose won't quit running, your eyes water and you keep sneezing. But, I'll get back to it soon enough. I just kind of through it over my monitor but you can see how much is done compared to the last picture.

I went to see my daughters' today, had lunch, had my hair done and the oldest DD and I decided to have our toes done while we waited for the Baby Girl. She brought a very nice guy to lunch with her :o) and she had to wait for him to get out of class. Um, she'll kill me for that one, but I couldn't resist. And her best friend/roommate was there with us also. We love Thursday Lunches.Morris (orange) and Bear (black, behind my leg) wanted to get in the picture. Can you see my toes? Love that color. The green on the deck? P O L L E N - I hate that stuff. I have to stay in till it's no longer green on my decks. It's everywhere.

I promise not to bore you with Heart Stuff, but, I will be mentioning this once in awhile from now on. Tomorrow morning I start Cardiac Rehab at our local hospital. I'll fill you in next time as to what I have to do there, but, I'm hoping it helps me lose the last 13 pounds.

Happy Knitting!

Monday, March 26, 2007

My Newest Little Lamb

This is the newest lamb added to my growing collection. The enabling came from a fellow blogger, I found a link for it in my e-mail about a week and a 1/2 ago and of course, fell in love. It also came with a sweater pattern so she can have sweaters, too. It is so soft and has a bean bag in it's backside so it can sit. I got it from patternworks and it was on sale. I think he's just adorable. Thanks again Susan!
eta: I was going to name this post Shari had a Little Lamb, but, I didn't want you all to think I spelled my name with an A, but how cute that would have been, huh?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Spring Has Sprung

My Wee Tiny Sock arrived in yesterday's mail. Isn't it adorable? Laura hand dyed the yarn and even sent me a mini skein "for repairs." And isn't the card cute? I'm thinking it's a petunia, close up, macro, but I could be wrong. I think it's pretty. Thank you so much Laura, you did a great job, on both the sock and the dying.

I haven't blogged in awhile because I've been going in 10 directions for a month or so. Went to visit our son in Atlanta a few weeks ago and yes, visited a LYS up there. Want to see what I bought?
The blue in the bottom right corner is Trecking XXL sock yarn. I got some of the new clips for holding seams together, 3 skeins of Regia Silk to make Clapotis, a cute little thimble pouch kit, Fiesta yarn to make a shawl and the ones in the back you can just barely see are Wool in the Woods Maiden, both for another shawl. One is an off white and the other is different shades of pink, grey and green variegated. And on the right, behind the Trecking, is 2 skeins of Mountain Colors hand painted sock yarn. BTB has asked for a pair of socks so the Moose Creek colorway is for him and the Elderberry colorway is for me. What a fun yarn shop to walk around. Room after room just chock full of all the latest and greatest. Main Street Yarn and Fiber in Watkinsville, GA. (if you click on the name it'll take you there. not sure where this blue underlined stuff is coming from!)

After being home a few weeks we took the Baby Girl on vacation for her Spring Break. She was going to take a friend and we were going to Nashville but the friend couldn't go so the Baby Girl decided she'd like to go somewhere near a beach. We took her to Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville Zoo, St. Marys (GA) and except for the knats we had a great time. I got to go to another LYS in Jacksonville, A Stitch in Time and bought a few books and some of the new Tofutsies yarn for another pair of socks. Yeah, I know, for someone who hates knitting socks I sure buy a lot of sock yarn. But, remember, I do love to wear them! No pictures of that stash, it's already put away, sorry.

The day after getting home from that trip we went camping with 2 other couples that are friends of ours and had a great time. No gnats on that trip so i got to sit outside and knit a little. I had my first somore' in 16 weeks and let me tell you, my mouth was so happy! I only put a little piece of Hershey bar in there with the marshmellow but my mouth found it, savored it and enjoyed every second it was in there! Eating no fat sucks, especially when out and about. Everyone wants hamburgers and hotdogs when you're camping - I get chicken. 24/7 I've been eating chicken!

So, we're home, planning our Easter menu and annual Easter Egg Hunt and looking forward to spring. I spent the week with the Baby Girl with a sinus infection so I'm looking forward to the pollen leaving and the green tinge to my car disappearing. It is really green! Wanna see? I'll run out and have BTB take a picture quick.If you can enlarge it you'll see the mess. My nose isn't happy with spring but I'm loving the 80 degree temps from inside the sunroom.

I've done several more inches on the Dale of Norway sweater and will show pictures of that next time. And, I promise "next time" will be a little sooner. The Oldest has been getting on to me for taking so long to blog. Glad she keeps up! I blogged kiddo, see?

Thanks again to Lauren for that cute Wee Tiny Sock! Here's another picture, just cause it's so darn cute........
Happy Knitting!
Not sure why some parts keep turning blue and underlined, but I'm not doing it. Sorry if you thought they were links.