Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
A couple of years ago, my cousin went to the fair with Baba and was admiring all her entries. Red ribbon for a beautiful loaf of bread. Red ribbon for her gladiolas. Red ribbon for her plate of assorted rolled cookies including my cousin's favorite chocolate-chocolate chip cookies.
"Baba," said my honest and just cousin. "Those aren't your cookies. Those are J.'s cookies and she keeps the recipe secret so that no one else can make them and she'll continue to be invited to family functions. You didn't make those cookies."
Now, this story got around and finally found its way to me. I called my Baba on it and she told me I could have the ribbon if I gave her my recipe. Sly woman, my Baba. She still has that ribbon.
Last Christmas, I gave my dear Baba a pair of handknit socks. They were a little lacy but nothing to lose sleep over and I thought they'd keep her feet warm. She entered them in the fair this year under my name ("It was all legal", she said on the phone) and I won a prize for a pair of socks that Baba won't wear because they're too nice. I'll be wowing her with some Cookie A socks this year and I know she'll appreciate my effort and will keep them in her drawer because they'll be too nice, too. But I'm still going to knit them because I love her.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Things I Hate:
And lastly, a couple more things that make me happy (non-yarn related).
Flowers from my garden
I also lucked out and won an air conditioning unit today from a local radio station - seriously!! That makes me happy.
And my 2 boys. They always (well, almost always) make me happy.Oh, do I feel better.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
This heap is my MS3 which I promise to return to this evening. I'd like to finish Chart E so I can allow myself to move on to Chart F on Friday. (Note: Don't forget to insert Melanie recommended lifeline.)
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I plan on immersing myself in the MS3 until my copy of HP7 shows up. If you read ahead or know how it ends, I have one thing to say. "SILENCIO!" (Clap! Clap!)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
At least I know I'm in good company -- there will be way worse offenders in Ravelry than me!
Oh the fun!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
And shoes. My downfall. Campers on sale. I could not resist. Cute for brown trousers or navy? I was hankering after a pair of tweedy shoes last year. Hurray for me!
Now, no more yarn til August.
Friday, July 6, 2007
We both tried to come up with a management strategy prior to arriving at the store. J. was going with the money limit in mind; I was using the project method (only buying enough yarn for one particular project). Before we went in I recited the mantra "Only get what you came for. Only get what you need."
Any guesses on how well this worked??
I'll give you a hint.
It was the darned Socks that Rock that pulled me in. I now have 3 skeins of the stuff and have never actually cast-on with it yet.
I'll get over the guilt - somehow.
On another front, I wanted to show you some lovely socks knit by my friend Elsie (that's not her real name, but she knows who she is....). They are her first lace socks and I think they are quite lovely. She even had to revamp the pattern a little bit to accommodate her ridiculously tight gauge (that is related to her Type A nature, but she's aware of that).
Good job Elsie -- welcome to the addictive, alluring and darn-right dangerous nature of sock knitting.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
This is another reason why I'm a little slow on the shawl. Finally, my Rusted Root is done. I am really quite happy with it. I'd make it again with a few modifications. I think I'd like the sleeves to be a little poofier like on the website, but mine is a bigger size than what's shown and I think that is part of the reason.