Sunday, June 24, 2007

I'm down to the toe on the first Tidal Wave Sock. So far I love, love, LOVE how the tofutsies feel on my feet. They are very light and breathable. Finally handknit socks I won't have to wait until January to wear.
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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Mars the fish was discovered this afternoon lifeless at the bottom of his bowl. He is survived by his beloved companion Venus the Snail.

Sockapalooza4Pal, you were the first to suggest the winning name. Sorry you had to find out under such difficult circumstances. Send your contact information to knitbud at yahoo dot com and I will arrange to send your prize.
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Friday, June 15, 2007

My Sockapalooza socks are finished at last. I was having a serious bout of fourth sock syndrone, but once the heel was turned they flew off the needles. Don't they look pretty drying on my new patio?

I was able to finish them thanks to my new best friend Burt's Bees Hand Salve. I slather it on before and after knitting with wool and my hands feel just great. The only problem is that it makes the needles a little slippery. I have to keep a crochet hook close by just incase a stitch jumps off.

My next pair to cast on is Tidal Wave Socks in Toufutsies color 721. The color is probably going to obstruct the stitch pattern, but I adore the concept of Crimson colored Tidal Wave Socks. Crimson Tide Socks!

Eye Candy Friday: These moon flowers are the only living thing in my yard that hasn't been withered by the drout we are having.
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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Rustic Ribs Redux
My old nemesis Eczema has reappeared on my right hand, so woolly knitting time is very limited. Even the Koigu for my sock pal leaves a scratchy red place between my fingers. So I spent most of my knitting time this week reworking the Rustic Ribs Cardi. I frogged the back and sleeve and reknit them a size larger. I also alternated balls of the Patagonia Nature Cotton to even out the coloring. Even Daddy-O noticed that two of the skeins are dramatically darker than the others. I don't know why I didn't see that in the yarn shop.
When you last saw this fish bowl, it was holding names for the baby blanket drawing. Now it is home to a real live beta fish. C and I snuck him in past Daddy-O a few weeks ago. (Daddy-O feels that betas are a gateway fish that lead to larger aquariums.) His bowl was pretty bleak, so yesterday I added a plant and a snail. Just look at how proud he is!

Now all he needs is a name. Leave a comment if you have a suggestion. The best name left by midnight Friday, June 15 will win a woolly sock yarn prize. Have fun... and remember kids, this is a family blog
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We are potty training C this summer and so far he has been less than enthusiastic. But he LOVES this video. We watched it three times last night. Thank you Japan. I'll do anything to get out of diapers!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

I finished the first lacy mock cable sock for my pal on a road trip to the zoo this weekend. The yarn is Koigu from my stash. After doing some reconnaissance on her blog I decided purple was a good choice. And who doesn't love Koigu?

BTW: Take note of my lovely pedicure. I treated myself in celebration of the last day of school.

C and Daddy-O made some friends in the Lorikeet enclosure.

Prayer Request Time:

We have some praise to share first. Daddy-O and I have each gotten wonderful summertime opportunities to help fund the adoption. The best part is they are not going to interrupt with our summer plans to relax and have fun. We wouldn't have it any other way!

Keep praying that God will continue to blaze a way for Charley Grace to come home to us. Pray that we will be given wisdom when it comes to the many choices we have to make along the way. Pray for our friends who are waiting for their precious children.

Love and Thanks!

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