30 March, 2009

Plyed and done

Finished up the Totally Tubular tube of funky stuff today. Most of Saturday and Sunday was spent in front of the spinning wheel. Breaks were taken for food and potty and shuffling the laundry loads through the washer and dryer. (Oh... and watching the snow fall on Saturday. We ended up with almost 4 inches.) I have 2 skeins of 2 ply weighing a total of 4 1/2 oz. I didn't count my wraps around so have no clue as to yardage at the moment. I will check that out later. ~16 wraps per inch so a nice Sport weight.

Knit Happy!

28 March, 2009

Freaky dog eyes

This is just starting to stick really well. This was taken about an hour ago. There is now an inch accumulation on the ground.

This is a photo of my dog Fisher with an evil grin and his BFF Zoey with the Star Death Ray Eyes. I knew when I took the photo that she would have the "glowing eyes" but didn't expect the result I got.

Hey! What's up?

Here I thought that spring was finally here. I have beautiful daffy's and crocus and the bleeding hearts are coming up and I look up from my spinning wheel and see that it isn't a nice gentle rain falling but SNOW. WTF? It is sticking to the deck, and coming down hard. Global warming my Aunt Fanny.... we are heading into another ICE AGE! Hooray for Woolies!

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27 March, 2009

Finally done

... With a pair of socks that has been languishing on the needles for longer than I care to think about. They are the second pair in a gift for an elderly couple of our acquaintance. I finished Gramma Em's socks a while back... but Grampy Pete's socks have been a long time coming. Now just have to set aside the time to drive up to see them and deliver the prezzies.

My DH, always the stinker, wants to put one sock of each pair in his pockets and just give them each a wrapped single sock, and tell them that they will get the second sock eventually. Then give them the second sock just before we have to leave to head home. We shall see... Tho Grampy Pete would probably love the joke as he is quite the trickster himself. He must have been quite something as a younger man. Whooo! The stories he has told!

Grandbabies all back in Hawaii since the first of March. Their daddy, my youngest, is on his way back to Iraq. He left Hawaii earlier this week for his fourth tour, should be home in the Oct-Nov time frame. Eldest and his sweetie have just announced their engagement. Looks like a wedding next year for them. Woo hoo!

Knit Happy!

19 March, 2009

Grandbaby time

Took the day off on the 11th and spent the morning at the Pacific Science Center with the grandkids. (the big guys are 8 & 5, little guy is 3 months... he'll need another trip or three!) We had a blast. It was my first trip, as when we moved up here to Washington again, (I was here from '78 - '81) to stay in '98... the boys were in high school and a trip to the PSC would have been totally not cool as a trip. Nothing like dinosaurs and bugs tho when you are a kid. My boys did the dinosaurs in London when they were about this same age. After the PSC it was lunch time and then a date at the trout farm to see what they could catch. The two big boys caught 7 trout between them, good thing KungKung(grandfather in chinese) likes fish. All in all it was a long, long day. Everyone had fun. Unfortunately no knitting happened during the day. I left my my knitting on the table, I had pulled it out of my purse to organize a few things and didn't put it back in. So, instead of knitting to and from Seattle I stared at a sleeping baby. :-) They headed back to Hawaii on Sunday morning, won't get to see them again until June.
Lots of knitting on Saturday and Sunday afternoon as well as most of Tuesday, I am now out of yarn on the afghan project, two squares done, so will need to pick up another 2 skeins for the next two blocks this friday. Six inches from the armholes on the braid cardigan, that's moving along slowly but still quite nicely. Will need to put another skein or two in yarn cakes this week for that project. Working on the feet of a pair of socks, perhaps another 3 inches before the toe decreases. Also working on the border of the pi shawl, this section requires me to pay attention, so I had to put it away while we had family here. I had to tink (knit backwards) a section because I was trying to carry on a conversation and knit lace. Nope, can't do it.
Oh... got the yarn room organized before all the family showed up. Had a bonus cleaning day (and yes... I needed that extra time) as they messed up on their flight time and showed up for their flight 24 hours late. OOPS! We all got a giggle out of that, especially as they got really lucky and they weren't charged any extra for their mess up. (Hubby's sis did exactly the same thing about 6 weeks ago! ) Those flights that are just before midnight seem to mess people up easier than those at other times.
Knit happy!