Friday, August 21, 2009

Over 2 Months?

Summertime isn't a good time to have a blog. I really need to figure out how to do this on my Pinkberry so I can do it on the go.

I've been traveling. In June I went to visit my parents for a week then went and stayed with my friend near Atlanta and got to see lots of my son for another week. Then I went to the Atlanta airport to say goodbye to the Baby Girl who left for a month long mission trip to Africa. When she came back at the middle of July we went and spent a week with her in Alabama. 2 weeks after that we went on another trip for 5 days for a clay shoot BTB was in and now I think we're home atleast till September.

I have done a lot of knitting but I'm getting really bad about taking pictures of everything. I'm at that age where I'm becoming overloaded with "stuff" and I'm sick of the "stuff" and pictures are one of them. What do you do with them all? So, not too many pictures.

This is Truly Tasha's Shawl
, a free pattern from Ravelry. Great, fast knit till you get to the edging, then it takes forEVER! I used size 6 needles and Plymouth Yarn Platinum (Aran / 10 ply Nylon, Rayon, Angora) and it's squishy soft and a great size for covering my shoulders when it gets chilly. Finished pictures as soon as my model comes to visit.

I've also finished the Just Enough Ruffles scarf, also on Ravelry. I don't usually buy patterns, there's too many free one's I want to do, but that was one I just had to knit. I used my Pearl Red Malibrigo Worsted and it came out really nice. This is the same yarn I did my father's hat and scarf in. Pictures of that also when my model comes to visit.

My Oldest DD was in the hospital for a week and home a week and her youngest went in for 4 days with pneumonia! My big orange cat, Morris, who was 14 in April, died in between them getting sick. Hard to get used to something being around for that long then they're gone. When we went camping this past weekend my friend and I looked up and saw this
. I asked the owners of the place and they said they had a litter "up in the shed." When I asked if I could have it he said "Ma'am, I can go get you a couple more too if you want." Nope, one was fine and she's adorable and playful and hasn't missed the catbox once! I named her Abby after the girl on NCIS who is the forensic scientists.

Happy Knitting!