Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Our priest, looking over the contents, stated that if an army marches on its stomach, they will be able to travel a long way. Yeah, they were long on treats and sweets, and maybe a little light on other items this time, but its the thought that counts. I was sorely tempted to stick in a skein of yarn and some sock needles, but thought I would see if that one would recieve approval from the "man in the field." I did e-mail my nephew and see if he thought it would be useful to anyone.
As for my own knitting, I am approaching the heel on the cross stitch sock, and also have quite a bit done on the chevron sock. Plus I worked several repeats on the Sonoma Shawl. I hope to have that one done for Easter, so when home I am concentrating on that. More and maybe pictures later on that one.
If I spend too much time blogging, I can't spend any time knitting.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere."
But I know where to find him. The Scarlet Pimpernel will be on TCM tonight at 8pm. So you know I will be glued to the tube knitting on the Sonoma Shawl, or something.
Three cheers for Leslie Howard!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Women--not the new one but the 1939 version
The Santa Fe Trail, with Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHavilland and Ron Reagan
Pygmalion, with Leslie Howard
Dinner at Eight. What a romp!
The Scarlet Pimpernel, also with Leslie Howard, (what a wonderful simpering voice)
Those great 60's Elvis movies--Blue Hawaii, Girls, Girls, Girls, and what was the name of the car racing one with Ann Margaret? Spin-Out maybe?
Knute Rockne-All American. ( I cried.)
A Night at the Opera. The Marx brothers--what can I say, I laughed and laughed
I love old movies. Have I mentioned it before?
The colors are a bit brighter than they look on the picture, but the yarn has a wonderful bloom already. I'm gonna love this when it is done.
I started this while at Knit Night last night and have done fairly well so far. May not have been the smartest place to try to cast on, but I managed.
We also met in the Undercroft, as another place had the Mission Center. It was a bit chilly, but still a good place, once we found parking.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I am too much afraid of a swinging spindle banging into a pew, or dropping agains the kneeler to chance spinning in church. Besides, I like to get more out of my time spinning. I can fill a bobbin on my Joy or Traditional wheels much faster than that spindle seems to fill up.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Mary brought her new spinning wheel Tuesday, that she got a REAL bargain on. A Traditional like mine. Good old farm hubby helped her tune and tighten and now it spinns like a dream.
Can you tell how the flyer and drive wheel are speeding along?
We had a good turn out--even a Knitting Knewbie--Danielle had just taught herself to knit out of a book and came to knit with us. We gave some tips and pointers, including the bit about loosening the grip of death on the yarn. Before she left she had quite a bit done, including some "design elements." Good going Danielle!I have been working on my Pink February Lady sweater at Knit Nite, although it is getting too large and warm to work on comfortably there. I may need to wait till AC season so its cooler to finish it. I have however done lots of work on my pink sock and the gray chevron socks. See?
I did not continue the cross stitch part of the pattern after the heel, just continuing the mistake rib portion down the instep. I just may get this pair done yet, now that I have finally found a good pattern for the yarn.
The chevron is another simple, but nice looking pattern. I do not need to look at the card anymore with the chart on it. It is only a 2 row pattern, and easy to memorize.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Actual green grass popping up. Enough to pluck and feed to Bunnie Sadie.
Real buds on my lilac bush. And they don't look frozen.
Kitties lolling on the grass in the sun.
Could spring be close?
Dang. I'm gonna mist the snow.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I so think they are going very nicely. I may jump back down to size one needles on the gray pair, I'm using size 1.5 now.
Next up, I have to pack up the computer and start a bottle cozy. We finally have some diet pop in the breakroom. Cute little 12 oz bottles of Diet Coke. I have some pink Shepherd's Shades that should knit up quickly into a little cozy that will help keep the pop cold.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Rain, Rain, go AWAY!!
Friday, March 6, 2009
I haven't had time alone to work on Maidenshawl, so it is still languishing at the end of the seed stitch section, waiting for me to start the first patterned section.
I managed to start the sleeve on the February Pink Lady at Knit Nite last Tuesday, but only because I got to the end of the skein on the body, so decided to start the sleeves before the project got too heavy.
I finally started the heel flap on the second Peony Sock at lunch today. I had about an inch past the ribbing and ripped it all out. I decided the colors were sort of muddy, so I rewound to the other end of the ball, and am betting better color transitions, with some brightness on the leg. I don't care if the toes are muddy. Maybe I can even finish these by Monday. I don't go back to work now till next Tuesday, so may be able to find time to get them done, as well as some on the others. I can usually get some serious knitting done during the races on TV.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
All it accomplishes is using the lights that much longer in the morning. Students have to wait for the bus in the dark. The sun won't even rise until after 8am starting next week. and of course it will be light till 8pm or after. At least that is better than mid summer when it is still daylight at 10pm. No getting to bed early then!
The sun isn't even overhead till after 2pm! What sense is there in that?
Granted, part of the problem maybe because Michigan is on the westernmost side of the time zone. At times like these I would like to do like parts of Indiana used to do (if they don't anymore--I'm not sure) and just not change. That is what the farm where my son works does. Instead of shifting the cattle over to being milked an hour earlier, they just change the milking shifts so the people come in an hour later. If we must change clocks, why can't we just adjust the time we do things?
It was bad enough when the clocks had to shift the end of April, but now we are doing it the beginning of March? Give me a break.
I hate Daylight Savings---did I mention that?