I just finished a pair of socks for me! I used Wool-ease variegated.
I decreased slowly around the leg to form fit them to my leg and they fit like a glove. Of course I started right away on another pair for myself. I will be using a solid color and doing a pattern in leg.
Dear Grandbaby was here and she had to model my scarf/hood.
I put a new chatbox on my blog as the tagboard one was adding pop-ups, which I can't stand. It is in the sidebar, down a bit.
We went back to cold weather again! It was -13 F when we woke up this a.m. BRRRRR.
I am starting the heel of a pair of thicker wool socks for me. It is just too cold to wear thin socks.
Tomorrow my 6 months are up since my accident. I went the whole six months without a ticket so they will drop the ticket as it really wasn't my fault! Yippee!!!!! It is amazing how well behaved my driving was. LOL I will continue driving this way though as the accident scared me. I rear-ended a jerk who keppe changing lanes, pulled in front of me and slammed on his brakes. I slammed on mine to avoid hitting him and my brake line blew. I ended up really smashing my car and did no damage to his. I also got lateral whiplash and a ton of pain. I had to sell that car as it cost more to fix it than to buy the newer one I have now.
I ordered a set of round knitting looms and they arrived yesterday. I knit a baby hat yesterday afternoon using one!
We got lots of snow! Sun is shining and it looks so pretty.
Yesterday the mailperson knocked on my door and delivered 2 boxes of baby yarn! I got them from a sweetheart of a blogger called Knitting Nyxxie! The hat I knit yesterday was from the gift. FiberRAOK is a wonderful group of knitters.
*Note to self.....I really have to get my camera out and take some more knitting pictures......
but it is snowing again..... so we are not traveling north for my daughter's 25th birthday. I am sad...
Every 4 years she celebrates her birthday with an inauguration! LOL
I am thinking of starting some socks for me cuff down just to get some done. I am still stuck on toe-up instructions. Just not in a learning mode I guess.
I ordered some of those round knitting looms. I am thinking I can knit some hats quickly with them. Joann's had a 50% off code so finally ordered them. Have been looking at them for years. I'll let you know if they were worth the investment.
It is 11:00 am and the temp. has risen to -5 degrees F. I put blankets and quilts over windows to help keep the cold out. Our furnace has run non-stop all morning trying to get the house warm. I am going to bake some bread today to help the furnace out. I wish I were knitting an afghan to keep my lap warm. LOL
I got a birthday RAOK in the mail today!!!!! What a delight! Lynne sent me some Home Cooking stickers, some gourmet mocha cocoa and the coolest little box of Spirit Lifters cards. Thank you Lynne!
I am knitting my son another hat as he forgot his other one I knit in his friends van. I am also knitting Hello Kitty sweater (knitalong) for my dear Ella's 1st birthday. I am about to start the kitty pattern.
What a what to start my 50th year! LOL
Dear Hubby says he now married to a half century hotty! ROFLOL
When did this happen? How can I be50? I feel like I am still in my 20's.
Dear Son took me to lunch on Tuesday, Dear Hubby took me out to lunch yesterday and shopping. He bought me a nice boombox for listening to my teaching tapes while at computer and also a new watch. We were supposed to be going up to my daughter's for the weekend but the weather is supposed to drop to 40 below zero!!!! Our old cars just can't hack that. My daughter is going to give me some temporary red color to my hair. Now mind you, I don't have but 2 gray hairs but thought it would be fun.
I have recieved so many birthday e-cards from online friends! Thank you all. Internet friends are wonderful!!
My 21 yr old son took me out for lunch today for my birthday (which is Thursday). He took me downtown to our favorite pizza place. They have pizza buffet at noon so we ate well. This is the first time he has been with me to eat since he was a teenager! I guess he is finally growing up and can be seen with Mom again. We had a great talk.
I am almost done knitting a baby hat for charity out of some yarn that was given to me. I plan on knitting more.
I also joined another knitalong! Hello Kitty Knitalong. I will knit a sweater for dear Grandbaby Ella's 1st birthday. Her mommy used to play with Hello Kitty when she was a little girl.
I have some links way at the bottom of the page that you can click on to save money with your purchases. I also have a link to buy knitting software about half way down on right.
Thanks for your prayers yesterday and well wishes. I feel a little more up today.
Blah,,, I am in a icky mood. I am turning 50 this week and I just don't want to. Oprah & John Travolta are 50 and doing good....hmmm if only I had money maybe 50 wouldn't be so bad.... LOL
My car won't start from the cold. Kitchen drains are plugged again... I haven't been to church since beginning of October because of my health and no one from our church of 19 years has called to ask where I am. My anti-depressant doesn't seem to be working very well. Maybe it's just SAD from winter lack of sun.
I keep starting projects, don't like the way they look, frog them, start another. Dear Grandbaby will be 1 next month, should start a sweater for her.
I feel like Suzie Homemaker lately. LOL Yesterday I made a big pot of ham & bean soup and loaded breeadmaker up so we had hot bread for breakfast. Tonight I will make cornbread to go with bean soup.
Today have some laundry hanging over drying rack to help humidify this dry old WI home. It snowed all morning and it is beautiful. Its good to stay in and be creative.
Tonight is knitting group and my carpooling knitter friend & I will be going in her 4-wheel drive. It is my turn to drive but she said I wouldn't get up her drive.
Finished my hubby's mittens to match his hat. He is so easy to please. I see mistakes but he sees beautiful and love.
I got RAOK'd today from Nyxxie. Some wonderful white and cream yarns.
Wow, I actually stayed up last night and watched 2005 happen. LOL
Larry and I started our sugar-free diet today together. We went sugar free for 2 years before our daughter got married and we know that we can do it. We both dropped over 30 pounds but have gained it all back. :-(
I got another gift certificate for local yarn shop! Now to figure out what I want to splurge on.
I am knitting the Thing-Along (sampler) and it kinda fun just to knit a few rows of a stitch and then change.