Sunday, September 26, 2004
Uh well sort of...I still have to take care of my ends and well my front if longer then my back and I have this weird neck flip on the left side (it is higher then the other side) but all in all I think it is pretty darn good for my first poncho, and I have to admit it is the largest thing I have done to date. It is actually a little funny, my rectangle is not really a rectangle in all places, hahaha, when I binded off and streched it out I laughed because you can see where I knitted tighter then looser and it was not all the time in a color change. Oh boy but I did have fun making this! I am not sure how to fix, aside from taking it all apart and starting over. I might just do that yet, it gives me more practice... Happy knitting all! It's poncho!
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Each weekend I try to pick up a book that I would consider "fluff" reading. To me "fluff" is something that can be read in 2 days and it is purely for entertainment. This weekend I am reading "The Devil Wears Prada" by Lauren Weisberger. It is a story about a girl who gets her dream job in a world where expensive clothes rule. It sound funny and so far I am enjoying it. My villa is coming along nicely and I should have it done by this Sunday! I only have 10 inches to go!!! On Monday the 27th we are moving our location. We will be heading into the mountains to a little town called Leavenworth WA. I may or may not have internet connect there (we use our cell phone as a modem) so my posts my be once a week instead once a day. But I will have tons of pics to share of this little Bavarian Village town.
Friday, September 24, 2004
You are bamboo.Warm, cozy, and thoughtful, you take your time and enjoy how things feel, smell, and taste. You love the craft and beauty of traditional things, and you value the comfort and experience of knitting as much as the results. But while you are reveling in your warm cozies, don't get stuck. Warm is wonderful, but so is the whole wide world! What kind of knitting needles are you? brought to you by
Thursday, September 23, 2004
While at the grocery store the other day hubby and I ran into a basket full of discount bakers chocolate. Having no idea what to do with it we picked up a bunch anyway. After bringing it home and eating it just as it was (it is sweetened) we started thinking up some ideas for it... So far we have melted it and added, instant coffee, nuts, lemon juice, rootbeer, kool-aid, green tea. My favorites were the instant coffee ones and the green tea ones. We went to Micheals in search of candy molds to try out and found some that make them look like little candy bars. We are thinking about making a bunch of different candies to give in the Christmas stockings I am making this year....but we still have not figured out how to keep the chocolate from melting. Suggestions anyone? Oh and is anyone else having problems with Hello? It will not sign in, something about a UL failed.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
My Version of Villa: My Villa is about 50% done. I have of course gone with shades of blue (my favorite color) I should be done with this porject in a couple of days. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTponcho.html My version of Baniff: Is a little more slow going. I found a hole from a couple of dropped stitches, and I have this weird loopy thing going on at the bottom where I orignally casted on, so I ripped and I am going to start from fresh. To solve my loopies at the bottom I read that I can try cast on with a smaller needle then I will use for the project so I am going to try that. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTbanff.html My Christmas Stockings: These are coming along great. I have two in the making and I should be done with these soon. I have started to look for little things to put in the stockings when I give them as gifts and I thought, wouldn't be cool to put a VHS tape of funny Christmas movies in the stockings! So I went to the Direct TV guide online and I started scheduling times to record some Christmas movies, so far I have National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and 8 Crazy Nights with Adam Sandlar.
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Mama's got skills too! It's not the best picture but you can see some of the detail of the blanket my mother gave me. She has been crocheting for as long as I can remeber and each time I receive a gift from her it has the look of something more complicated then the next. She has tried to teach me a couple of times how to crochet with these itty bitty needles, but all I ended up with were knots that did not look pretty. When I first picked up the learn to knit kit I thought my hat a scarf combo might turn out like a bunch of unattractive knots, but so far so good! In this knitters opinion knitting is much easier then crochet, someday I will be making compicated pieces too, until then I am perfectly content with garter side to side! Happy knitting all!
Monday, September 20, 2004
It is finally official we now have two preserves to go to in the state of Florida through our camping club! This will make winters so much easier and cheaper now in Florida. Last winter we stayed in Florida not for the beaches but for Disney World! Hubby and I love Disney world! I am so excited, we had not planned on wintering there this year, we were thinking maybe TX or CA because our club has tons of preserves there, but now we have two in FL to bounce between. Decisions, decisions. Currently we are in Washington on the Puget Sound (pictured below). I love WA, mountains and beach so close. Of course my favorites mountains of all time are those in CO. Our mountain (we own property at 9,500 between Nederland and Estes Park) is of course the best mountain [silly grin]. Where to spend the winter??? Our view from the preserve clubhouse.
Yesterday I got my first non-hubby compliment for one of my knits! So here is how the situation played out: Hubby and I were walking to the clubhouse in our preserve (campground, but since most of the campgrounds we go to are 100's of acres they call them preserves) and it is chilly out so I have my freshly made "I've got the blues" scarf on. On on way we meet up with a nice lady who tells us hello, we say hello back and then the big moment: Her:"That is a beautiful scarf." Me: [Grinning ear to ear] "Thanks, I made it!" Can you believe it! I felt so proud to tell someone (besides my hubby) that something someone admired I had actually made with my own two little hands. You ever have a moment like that? "I've got the blues"
Sunday, September 19, 2004
So I have been playing off and on with blogger and Hello and I finally got Hello to work. Apparently I never downloaded Hello fully on my computer. When I went to download it sent up a message box that said it would download but it never made any progress, so I went to the little link on the same page to manually start the download...Success! Sometimes I feel so computer illiterate! Today is a nice day for being lazy, and I plan on taking full advantage of this lazy Sunday. Currently Reading: "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac for the Travel Themes Book Club Official discussion will start October 1st. Reading schedule and general discussion topics will be posted by September 22, 2004. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TravelThemesBookClub Current Location: The Suddenly sunny state of Washington! What the heck happened to all that nice rain??? Happy lazy Sunday everyone! A lazy Sunday of knitting
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
I ran into someone's blog on www.knitty.com and I thought this was the best idea. I have a live journal but it does not offer as much for free as the blogs do. I love this idea. So hubby and I are spending our summer in the Northwest, and plan to start heading south for the fall/winter. We thought about staying somewhere where we might get some snow, but not too much...we root in the mountains of Colorado and we often get tired of shoveling feet of snow. Last Christmas we were in Orlando and it was just not the same as being somewhere with snow. I just started a yahoo reading group for novels with travel themes so if you are interested come on over and join our group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TravelThemesBookClub