Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday New and Old

I'm trying toe-up socks again, only this time I'm using Judy's Magic Cast-On and *wow* is it easy and awesome!

This is resulting in more of a square toe than I'm used to, but I'm committed. Remember this yarn?

My failure was ripped and re-wound, and we're trying again, me and the yarn.

I looked back through my old posts to find this shot and I am surprised at how little I've blogged. I guess it's been difficult to write stuff when I'm so busy reading all the other blogs, that I had very little left! But my knitting is increasing in quantity, and hopefully I'll keep it up when school starts again (bah).


My mother-in-law died Wednesday night. Parkinson's Disease is another of those cruel, wasting, misunderstood illnesses that leaves you helpless and hopeless and just waiting for its victim to be released from its grip. Now my DH is an orphan like me, and its really sucky. My children will have no grandparents for graduations or weddings, which I find so sad.


Hug the ones you love and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Blogger's Delight


You take a very good cause.

Add a really good pattern.

A rainy day, and you get this:

I am feeling the bloggy love.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Yawn, snuggle

It's one of those grey, cool mornings that August brings around. Snickerdoodle and Tootsiedoodle are off to marching band camp, and I am glad to put these cuties on:

Knit Picks, I like your sock yarn! These are very cozy and what a fast knit!

I was very entertained by these, because the stripes of brown seemed to pop up when I least expected it. I love the blue, it's so deep.

Looky what I found out about myself:

Liz --


A person who laughs at anything (even this entry)

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at

And you get to glimpse my messy computer table. Wow, the treats just never end here, eh?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Here's some cool stuff!

So there it was, a hot steamy day, and when I got home, there were *two* packages on the porch. One said "Knit Picks" and one said "Loopy Ewe."

Heavens, which one do I open first???

Ohhhhhh, my books. Ones I have been panting after (especially in this heat!)

Three Elizabeth Zimmerman books which I intend to study intently; The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood; and Ann Budd's book of handy sweater patterns (love me some handy sweaters!!!)

Now, with trembling fingers, time to open the package from Sheri and see my very first Loopy Ewe order!

Dream in Color Smooshy - mmmmmm, there's no way I'm going to stop stroking this yarn. And I luvluvluv the deep color. As well, I'm loving the Fleece Artist - my first skein ever (yes, I'm a virgin!)

And here's the current sock (Knit Picks Memories Fly Fishing colorway) enjoying the beautiful summer afternoon. Hope you're doing the same!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Where Have I Been?

1. University of Maryland, to check it out for Snickerdoodle.

2. Long Beach Island, New Jersey, for sunblock and fun.

3. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for Amish goodness.

4. Various barbecues and parties sprinkled along the horizon.

5. In my knitting chair, churning out socks.

6. Attending a Prayer-Shawl meeting, and ripping out the shawl four times before settling on its present form.

7. At Shea Stadium's STITCH N PITCH which was awesome, especially since the Mets beat the Braves. Woot!

8. Receiving my first Loopy Ewe order and loving it.

9. Receiving my KnitPicks book order and drooling.

10. Receiving my Lorna's Laces order from Sandra Singh and having a terrifying moment when I couldn't remember ordering this yarn!

11. Looking for the camera cord to upload all this summery goodness.