Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Anniversaries and Clapotis!

Can you believe it! I forgot my blogaversary. It was in June and I am always thinking it's in February for some reason. How sad. I bought a new car and couldn't think of anything else. So, Happy 3rd Belated Blogaversary to the Scrappy Knitter blog!

I've also been knitting. It's kind of hard to go away and spend 4 days at a campground with 2 happy dogs and a husband that's off shooting clays and not have some knitting to do. And, because I wasn't interrupted once, I actually got alot of it done.
This one spends all her time on the table. Bad pug! If you look behind her you can see the ball of yarn on our bed for the Clapotise. Only the decrease rows to go and it'll be done. I'm making it in Shaefer Yarn Laura, in a buttery yellow with white, darker yellow and pale grey. Lots of fun. It's not a shawl, I made it narrower so I can use it as a scarf.

I'm doing a Pug Knit swap with the Ravelry Pug Group and have to have it all in the mail by Friday. This is my first official swap and it's lots of fun collecting things for your partner. I'll show pictures of it AFTER she gets it. Never know when someone might actually pop in and read this blog.

No more traveling till after the holidays. Ruby (the new car) and I need a break. I had a great visit with my son and my best friend. We shopped! And we shopped some more. And when we got tired we'd eat and then shop some more. Great time! Now we're staying home to get ready for Thanksgiving, my 2 year anniversary (non-smoker and heart attack surviver) and the whole family coming for dinner at the oldest daughters. I can't wait! We'll all be together again for 4 whole days.

Happy Knitting!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I've been tagged

The Nautical Knitter tagged me. Thank you DK! This is the first time I've ever been tagged. Here goes. I also got that cute tag above from her. It's a picture on my blog, I had to use it.

  1. When I was a child I showed Ashyire cows, in a show ring. Gramp was a dairy farmer, and that's what dairy farmers' kids and grandkids did. It was a lot of work, but I loved it.
  2. I met my husband when I was 11, became his girlfriend at 13, was engaged to him at 17 and married him at 18. We've been married 33 years, 2 months and 1 week. :o)
  3. Our oldest daughter was named after the county/burrow we honeymooned in. She is the only person in the USA with that name, although there is a farm in Ohio with the same name. And JFYI, she was born 2 years after the honeymoon!
  4. I have never knit myself a sweater. I've knit scarves, bags but never a sweater or anything to wear. Why? I've tried. They never fit. My Mom has a closet full of knit sweaters. :o(
  5. I never bought LYS yarn until 3 years ago when I read my first blog. Now I wish I hadn't bought so much.
  6. I collect bags like most people collect Santa Clauses. I can't get enough.
So, there's a few things I'm assuming you didn't know about me, unless you happen to be related, then it doesn't count.

Knitting wise I've done very little. I've torn out almost everything I've started, so now I'm just wondering if I should just give up on it for awhile. I also have a really sore left elbow that I think is either a pinched nerve or a really fast case of arthritis that set in. I'm going with the pinched nerve. It really bothers me after working on something heavy, like that dang February Ladies Sweater that I want so bad but just can't seem to get right. So, not much knitting.

I'm off to Atlanta for a week. Hope you all have a great knitting week while I'm gone.

Oh, yeah, I have to tag 7 people. Wow, I'm not sure I know 7 people to tag.

Nautical Knitter
RedDirt Knitter
Felt Like Knitting

Well, 5 isn't bad. I received the invite a week ago and have been thinking about it and making notes since. Give it some thought, it's fun.

Happy Halloween!
Percival Pumpkin: by the Baby Girl
Happy Knitting!