January 29, 2008
January 22, 2008
when she asked. Taking all I have said into consideration, it is killing me NOT to be able to finish the second sock! RL gave me this yarn for Christmas and the pattern is a basic, no brainer pattern - something I have thoroughly enjoyed knitting while watching television or when I have breaks from whatever else is going on. While RL was in Ireland it kept me from going crazy. Now it sits all alone. It can't warm my feet. Yes, it could warm a foot, but not my feet. I want to finish it! However, how can I not be a test knitter for my kid? After all the encouragement I have put into getting her to even put the pattern on paper, I couldn't say, "wait until this other sock is finished." Unfortunately, this isn't the only thing I have to knit. I have a baby hat pattern I've been wanting to try - I have the needles, yarn from my stash and the pattern. It has to wait until the mate for the above sock is finished and that mate has to wait until sock #1 and #2 of R's pattern are finished. And yesterday she told me she has another pattern for me to test. Now I know what my sister would say - put on your big girl panties and deal with it. I'm trying. I honestly can say I'm trying. It's just really marshing my mallow, mellow, whatever!
January 19, 2008
Isn't it pretty? The fact that he thought to go into a 'wool shop' and buy me some yarn is pretty cool. He brought two skeins of a brownish heather for R of the same brand.
January 17, 2008
We celebrated R's birthday as best we could without Dad. We made a little Funfetti Cake - Rs favorite since she was a little bitty thing. We went to Chili's and ordered take-out. We watched some of our favorite shows and took calls from Grandparents wishing her well. L was even a gentleman and instead of calling 'Shotgun' all day he let R sit up front.
We didn't get as much snow as we could have, but that's okay. I didn't want it to be so bad that RL would be battling black ice on the drive home from the airport this evening.
Then the dreaded phone call came this morning. The snow in Atlanta caused a delay in Dublin. The delay in Dublin means a delay in RLs plans to be home tonight. He is probably somewhere between Dublin and Atlanta right now. However, that's where the plane stops and that's where he will spend the night. If it wasn't for fear of black ice - and being a native Floridian, I have a healthy fear of black ice - I would drive to Atlanta and pick him up. So, a hotel was booked for tonight. A new flight will be scheduled as soon as he can get to the Delta desk. Another night without him. What a total bummer!
January 16, 2008
It came from Paradise Fibers. L picked this out for her from Yarns, Etc. in Greensboro. It's Karaoke Top from Southwest Trading Co. It's Tencel and Wool Silk, I think. I thought L did a good job selecting this. Here's everything! The four smaller balls are from Yarns, Etc. and are Merino. The large colorful ball is 10 ounces of Lorna's Laces wool top in bittersweet colorway. The biggest ball of all is from Paradise Fibers and is a pound of Spinner's Blend Columbia/Dorset Blend Ecru. The more you buy, the cheaper it is per ounce! Great deal!
Here's a close up of the Lorna's Laces Bittersweet.
Hmmm, what else are we celebrating? We might have snow tonight! We didn't have much in the way of really cold weather last year, so the prospect of snow excites us! It's supposed to start as snow and then turn into an icy mix. That's not as exciting! That makes for rough driving. And that's where our next celebration comes in! RL is on his way home from Ireland! He's spending the night in Dublin and then will fly out of there in the morning. We cannot wait to see him! I just hope that the weather will not keep his flights from leaving and arriving on time. We have got to see this man! It's been almost two weeks and that is too long. With all the traveling he's been doing since November, we are ready to see his face on a regular basis!
January 12, 2008
I know, I know...it's disgusting!
January 9, 2008
January 7, 2008
January 1, 2008
Here's the latest spinning completed by R. I saw it on Spunky Eclectic's website, it was on sale and it shared R's name. I had to buy it! She didn't want to spin it until she figured out how to spin, but I think she's gotten it figured out.
Ginger is officially a bag lady now. L's friend gave him something in a paper bag and the bag fell to the floor. Little Miss Nosey decided it was hers and we were to leave it alone! I guess we normally get plastic bags at the grocery store and we were depriving Ginger of this papery goodness!
Congratulations on your 47th anniversary Mom and Daddy! I hope you enjoy your day!