Monday, August 31, 2009

Game On!

I'm Team Captain for team Peaches & Speed for this year's Dish Rag Tag... I've got the box! Now I've got to get that dishcloth knitted tonight! Can't let the team down, we're in it to win! Woohoo!

Here's what was in my box. Ball of cotton, candy & some gorgeous little hand quilted coasters that Emily made. Thanks Emily! :)

I've also completed 2 more dishcloths for another Dishcloth Round Robin swap from a group on Ravelry. The one on the left is the Diagonal Dishcloth pattern, a quick & easy pattern. It's my "go-to" pattern when I need to whip one out really quick. The one on the right is the Sunshine In The Valleys cloth from Harvest Moon Designs. Great pattern!

Hope everyone has a good week! I've got to get off this computer & get to knitting!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


The photo says it all....
Jazzy looking over her tired new Marine.
She has loved having him home, she spent lots of time in his room while he was gone. Sweet kitty. :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Formal Photo...

Chan has been asking for more photos, here you go! And Kathy, call the DD over to see this one! :) Gracious, he just looks all grown up now! I need to get a few of his younger photos so you guys can see. I'll have more photos soon, we are trying to spend some time with him while he's home, the photos will be a good distraction after he leaves. :( I took something like 800 photos while we were at the Family Day & Graduation functions. LOL

Hope everyone is having a good week!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

41 Years Ago On This Day...

41 years ago on this day I was born. :) Thanks to my Mom & Dad.

I've just had a huge amout of birthday wishes in my email inbox today! Thanks to all of you, you made my day!

The hubby got me several cards & pretty flowers!And just look at the awesome birthday package I got yesterday from Grace! I got me a kitty & cupcake! Woohoo!! LOL She also sent some gummy bears, seashells, Debbie Bliss yarn, note pad, soak, tea, lemonade, stitch holders, mini sock pattern & the yarn to go with. WOW! What a wonderful package, I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was to open that box!A closeup of the kitty & cupcake, how cute are they?!
Thanks everyone for the sweet birthday wishes! We will be headed to Parris Island tomorrow evening!!! What a great birthday present, getting to watch our new Marine graduate & bring him home for a few days!! :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

We have a new Marine!

Hi everyone! We have a new Marine! Can you believe it's time for him to graduate boot camp?! Seems like he just left a couple of weeks ago. This week is week 13, he will graduate this coming Friday! We will be headed down to Parris Island on Wednesday night for Family Day on Thursday & then Graduation on Friday. We are just so dang proud of him!!!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Knitting with Handspun Yarn

Well, it's about time don't ya think?! I've started a project with my Mermaid yarn that I spun from the beautiful Mermaid fiber from Kathy. And I'm really pleased with my yarn!

This is my Mermaid scarf. I'm just winging it on the pattern, so I'll write it all down for you guys while I go. I wanted it to look like mermaid (or fish) scales, pretty cool huh? I tried blocking this section to see if I could get the "lean" out of it. I believe if I wet block it & pin it while drying it will be fine.

Now I just need to finish up the body of the scarf & figure out what kind of edging to do on the short ends.

I sure hope everyone has a good week! Mine has been rather trying already & it's only Monday...sigh.