Saturday, June 30, 2007

Dear Daughters

Dear Darling Oldest Daughter and Baby Girl,

I have a problem. I joined this wonderful group of knitters that all decided to do Melanie's Mystery Stole 3, which started yesterday, and after finishing the first chart I was going to take a picture to post and, well, I have no camera.

I also decided, while waiting for the above mentioned knit-a-long to start, that I would try my hand at the famous Cookie-A sock, Monkey, and I'm loving it and have the first two pattern charts finished and couldn't wait to post a picture for all of blogland to see, and, well, I have no camera!

One of my blogging friends loves to see pictures of the Pug and last night Dad and I decided to take lots of pug pictures so I could post them for my blogging friend, and, well, guess what? No camera!

So, when you, Oldest Daughter, are done taking pictures with my #1 camera of all those cute kids of yours, and, the friends kids, could I have my camera back to take pictures of MS3, Monkey sock and the Pug?

And, Baby Girl, when you decide to come home, after spending the night with your Big Sister, because you had gone to Six Flags all day with friends and didn't want to drive the extra 1 1/2 hours home, could you please bring me back my #2 camera?

Having 2 Daughters is a wonderful thing for a person to grow up and have. Having 2 Daughters that grow up and think their Mom's stuff is "cool" is kinda nice. Being a Mom that grows up and realizes that she can't do something because those 2 daughters have what she wanted to do it with, well, that sure is something!

Return the camera's girls, please.

All my love,


eta: Both girls have asked for camera's for their birthdays. One's is this week (July 3, 1988) and the other one's is September 4 (Sept. 4 1977). Guess I have some decisions to make.

eta #2: This is a boring, pictureless blog entry because of above.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Mystery Stole 3

Good Morning! Is everyone up and ready for the first clue in the MS3? I'm ready but I'm still playing with yarn. I really don't like knitting with the lace weight, even though I have some Zephyr for this stole. I tried swatching with Elann's Baby Silk, and love the stuff but I'm thinking it's going to be too thick for the beads I bought. I also have some lace weight that I wound doubled but not sure if that'll work either. I think I'm going to go with the baby silk cause when I'm cold I want something substantial covering me up, so maybe that's the answer.
This is my Grandpig, his name is Coco Latte'. I got him for my Granddaughter, the oldest, last week to keep her company this summer. He's already spoiled rotten from what I hear. Even Nat the Cat likes him.

Have a great weekend and a wonderful 4th of July. We have lots of birthdays to celebrate this week. The Baby Girl turns 19 (oh golly!) on the 3rd and the Pug turns 4 on the 4th. Time sure does fly.

And, Happy Birthday America!

"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want - drink what you don't like - and do what you'd rather not. Mark Twain

Sunday, June 24, 2007

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added later - if anyone knows how to add a picture to my header and not have it turn out enormous, could you help me? My lamb is adorable but scaring people to death that stop by to read my blog he's such a giant.

Monday, June 18, 2007

My Favorite Season

Summer is my favorite time of year and I'm always doing something so my blog is the one that suffers. It's always on my mind that I need to sit and write what I'm working on but I just don't sit and do it. I'm reading your blogs though, and enjoying all your work.

I joined the Mystery Stole 3 KAL and wow! Last year it was a busy bunch but this year it's huge and a really busy bunch. I have my yarn, my beads are on the way and I even ordered small crochet hooks so I don't have to worry about damaging my Great Grandmother's very, very old ones.

My LYS is closing! What a surprise, but, she's moving back to her hometown so that's nice. Everything in her store has been 50% off so guess whose been shopping; twice? How can you pass up all that great yarn at 1/2 off? I can't. I bought enough yarn to make 7 sweaters, 2 or 3 shells and 2 shawls. I even got the Zephyr for my MS3 there and it's almost the right color.

I finished a shell and finished a bag for the Baby Girl. Pictures in the next post of both (if I'm not too lazy to get the camera out, summer makes me really lazy). Not going to start anything big for awhile so I can get a good head start on my MS3 project. That and the new Harry book is coming out, I'm trying to get the last 2 finished up so I'll be ready. The Baby Girl is getting antsy for the movie. It's nice that we're both reading them and both enjoy the movies. Melanie is even skipping a clue for the stole that week so we can all get our "fix" of Harry Potter. Thanks Melanie!

Hope everyone's having a great summer. I am, but I still need to get to the beach. I miss the beach!

Happy Knitting!

Monday, June 04, 2007

A Hodgepodge of News

Guess where I've been? I've been in the mountains and let me tell you, this water is like ice water! Know where it was exactly?
Where the 1996 Centennial Olympics white water rafting was held. It was really pretty but the water level is really low.
Put 4 of these on Silva and off I went.
Saw lots of beautiful sights, this was one of my favorites.

Got to attend a birthday party that had the most delicious birthday cake!
Enjoyed this cute little gal every morning bright and early and enjoyed
some beautiful flowers. I went to a parade, too. Shopped in 3 new yarn shops and bought some yarn. Bought some glassware in 2 antique shops and came home tired, broke and happy. Had so much fun I'm going back in July, maybe for 2 weeks this time. I didn't go totally alone. The Baby Girl went with me. Where? To the Georgia Mountains to visit my parents. What a great week. Can't wait to go back.

I sat out on the front porch every morning starting at 7 a.m. and knit till we got moving, usually around 10:30 or 11 each morning. I've been working on this...... I have all the squares done and a few inches of the side/bottom edging. It's a really nice design and I enjoyed crocheting them. It's been a long time since I've done a granny square, and vowed to never do another one, but this one is alot of fun and totally different. I did a few afghans way back when with those granny squares and believe me, they get old after about 75 of them. Pictures of this soon, when it's all done and put together. The pattern is in the Interweave Crochet magazine, Spring 2007.

We've been up to see our Baby Boy for 4 days, before the mountain trip. We're leaving this week for another meet up with our Baby Boy, this time in Athens. They're really loving this skeet shooting thing. The Baby Girl is going this time, too, and she's going to be there button pusher (there's a name for it but BTB is snoring away over here and I don't want to wake him to ask. She'll push the buttons on the machines that throw the skeets). I love the long weekends with nothing to do but knit. Maybe I'll actually get something done this weekend. Seems I'm not making much progress with knitting. I knit something and half way thru I rip it out.

So, I'll be back in a week or 2 with more pictures and hopefully some knitting. I've got alot of yarn to show, but no knitting yet.

Happy Knitting!