Wednesday, June 29, 2005
and on to knitting I got this for Christmas and each day there's a new pattern.. Well sometimes it's every other day. But anyways I like some of the patterns others are well kinda um dorky! LOL most of them are nice though!
anyways I found this pattern and loved it so I'm making it for my little booty! She's going to look so wonderful in it! Here's a pix
it's going pretty well! And I decided on a pattern for my Sockapal2-za pal but I told my DH I wasn't going to start another sock until I finished his. So when I casted on for the hat... Well he said "I thought you weren't going to make anymore socks till mine were finished" in a hurt voice! So I said well this is a hat... But I guess I gotta go finish those socks he's patiently waiting for!
happy knitting all
Friday, June 24, 2005
and a close up of the necklace....
thank you sooo much Catherine! YOU MADE MY DAY! I'm feeling so much better about my horrible mess up that you can read about in the last post.. yes the booty is still wearing the sock and I'm cracking up over it... i sheepishly told my DH as i laughed he think's i'm psycho!
I figured all that work may be worth it if she wants to play with it. She's always trying to eat my yarn so I gave her a sock instead. I'm so depressed that it didn't work out. Why didn't I think to see if it was big enough? I thought it stretched out enough obviously not enough to fit over a 5 year old's heel...HMMM I'm taking a break and I'm not sure if I'll even be meeting the deadline for that. Bummer I wanted to qualify for the prize... I may try a different weight yarn...I don't know I'm too upset right now to try again!
ok I'm off to do something else just wanted to update ya'll TTYL
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
but I did take a close up pix of the clock face! It was about 3:02 or so when I took the pix.
then after walking a while we came upon a bridge. That has been standing for a while. If I remember correctly it's called the Charles bridge... Anyways here's the entrance to the bridge...
and a pix of Prague from the bridge... So pretty huh?
as we walked along the bridge this cool looking boat floated by so I took a pix cool isn't it?
all along the bridge are people selling things like jewelry and photos paintings etc. I bought a hair clip really pretty! And cheap too! Anyways halfway across there was this band playing like 1930's club music way fun!
the biggest thing about this bridge is every 10 feet or so is a statue this one I took a pix of b/c it's the most important. This bridge stood thru WW2 and wasn't tore down by Hitler. I have a pix that I'm not sharing b/c I thought I have enough pix on this post now anyways it's of a church with other buildings right in front of it. Hitler had it built so that no one could go into the church. Now I wasn't here there so my facts could be a little off but that's what I'm told.
and a pix of the kiddos on the bridge. bubba, and her pal from church and the booty.
all in all it was a fun trip! I was thinking I know I learned about all this stuff in history but it never really set in till I came over here and saw the places we learned about. It's really moving to see these places and remember what went on during WW2 and how many people died. I'm hoping to go to Dachau. (sp?) some time soon of course we'd have to find someone to watch the bub b/c it's a little too much for someone of her age to handle just yet. Anyways my DH and I are thinking of maybe going over the 4th of July or something... Not sure though.
anyways on to knitting...
I've been knitting away on 2 pairs of socks one for bubba and one for DH. I'm also racking my brain for sock ideas for my Sockapal-2-za pal. who knew it would be so hard? I have a few ideas running thru my brain...
so I'm thinking of using this yarn which is Knit picks sock garden Star gazer Lily
with this pattern called Pink Ribbons. It's free she has some great patterns at her website. Check it out! I was thinking pink and breast cancer awareness..... Anyways
or this self dyed Knit picks color your own yarn
with a pattern from Knit net called Dimpled! It's simple and pretty! And I think the yarn will look great with that pattern...
I also have this Knitpicks sock garden in Daffodil
I was thinking maybe this pattern or this one from sockbug she has some great FREE patterns there check her out! there are just too many to choose from. I'm leaning toward the other two sock yarns my pal likes bright colors but my own insecurities are telling me that she may not like the yarn I dyed.... I'm so self conscious about it. I want her to love her socks... arugh who knew it would be so hard?
I also joined another yahoo group for knitting socks. you can check them out they're called Townsend Socks KAL..
(thanks to Renee (the enabler) who's also having problems that I'm having).. Anyone else out there having a hard time choosing? Any HELP?? I will take any suggestions!!! I beg you won't you help me?? PLEASE!
off to search some more....
Friday, June 17, 2005
Monday, June 13, 2005
I also took a progress photo for my 6 sox KAL...here I'll share that with you too!
that's the Chutes and ladders pattern pretty neat! it's my first cable pattern really!I'm working on them to get them done by the deadline of July. I'm a really slow sock knitter so I figure I'd better work at that. I had started some Go team sock and was getting to the message part when I forgot to read 2 little words... round 1 on the chart and I was knitting it upside down....DUH! I frogged it and now I've gotta start again. my DH is super excited to get those socks! I'm glad he's actually excited about my knitting. normally it's like an annoyance to him or something... oh well. LOL well not much is going on here
so I'll go and not bore you any more!
happy knitting ya'll
Sunday, June 12, 2005
then we walked to the right and saw this tree.
and the sign that belongs to the tree
across from the tree is the memorial. I have to say it was hard for me to see I was choking back tears! it brought back many memories of the past year. waiting by the phone praying that our husband's are ok. crying with friends when soldiers they knew were killed. so hard and I'm sure much harder for the soldiers there!! I know my DH liked going thru that park... anyways on the shiney tiles are names of the soldiers who we've lost
around the statue was also the names that are on the tiles and then also they had this verse
and around across the park is this fountain. its pretty cool around the Big red One is mentions from all the wars
there was more like some other plaques and such but that's all I took pix of.....
it's a very nice park! we enjoyed it and it was a very peaceful place.
on the way there I finished my Socks for my friend and can you believe it I forgot to take pix.... arugh forgetful me and I already gave them to her... well maybe I'll catch her wearing them and take a pix then...
well gotta go. I've gotta start my Go team socks for my DH and also finish the chutes and ladders ones for my DD...
Thursday, June 9, 2005
You're The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
by Douglas Adams
Considered by many to be one of the funniest people around, you are
quite an entertainer. You've also traveled to the far reaches of what you deem possible,
often confused and unsure of yourself. Life continues to jostle you around like a marble,
but it's shown you so much of the world that you don't care. Wacky adventures continue to
lie ahead. Your favorite number is 42.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
it all sounds good except my fav number in the whole wide world is 13! it all started when in 9th grade I saw this hottie soccer player named Eric something or other... he was numero 13. I was going to join the girls soccer team that year but my friend thought we should go cheer.... so we went then bailed b/c it sucked! no offence to all you cheerleaders out there. then I moved. and I don't remember his last name he was that important to me... but i've always liked 13.... I even chose 13 for my own soccer # when I played in high school and college. now I don't play much anymore... i've been gifted with a tire around my waist and can't seem to loose it....though I try and try...hmmm. I still like the number 13 though....... anyways I've never actually read this book but since it's me I should go look it up sometime huh? and yes I know it's a movie now too. though it hasn't made it appearance here yet. also I highly doubt the library here has it... alas, I'm off to go to bed now.. until next time...
Monday, June 6, 2005
so my DH came home with a package today and I didn't even know it was for me until like 30 min later when he said hey that package is for you...It's from your SP! You better believe that I bolted to it.. You see he'd brought home a package at lunch time so I thought that was when he got the mail....Anyways this is what I got! Major thanks to my Secret Pal! I really needed a pick me up!
and because I couldn't figure what pix I liked better I put two in for ya to drool over!
so she sent me a washcloths so soft! And 3 packs of note cards! how'd she know I'd like them so much! I especially like the stripped ones with the A on it!My name being kinda original I never really got a lot of personalized things that girls get like pens, bracelets, necklaces..etc. So I enjoy getting things like that...I will def use the note cards since all my friends are scattering to the wind. SNIF and now you know why I needed the gift yesterday. I was totally feeling down! I'd gotten an email from my lil sis with wonderful pix of her children and a fishing trip and she was talking about camping. We used to go with the fam each year or so.. It was so fun! I want to continue the tradition with my family. I've been trying to talk my DH into camping over at Camp darby over in Italy sometime. So sat I was talking to some friends here and they want to go and I talked with my DH too and he's game so I'm excited. We've gotta wait for a 4 day weekend though.
look what I've been knitting!
it's going to be a felted camera bag... It's a simple cable design... I'm using the skein of Noro that my SP4 sent me..It's rather pretty....I can't wait to finish and felt it. I'm working on the strap right now.... It's nice wool but am I the only one that it get super thick and super skinny on in places? Not that it matters once you felt it.
I haven't been able to work on my Chutes and Ladders socks for my 6 sox KAL lately b/c the booty is into everything!!! We went online and bought a baby play yard... ya know those gates that are circular! Like in rugrats... But I'm not going to be letting her do the crazy things those rugrats do! LOL
Sunday we went and saw Star War's 3 again. (yes we are NERDS) but I got to see it this time!!! And there was a lot I missed only seeing half the screen! LOL the booty slept the whole movie and the bub was kinda board after finishing her popcorn. But then she sat on Dad's lap and was fine. She enjoyed the light saber fights and was cheering. Pretty cute. I enjoyed the movie! It was nice to go to it for cheap. I had 2 tickets for free movie and popcorn and drinks and then we paid for the bub and some milk duds. So all in all $3.50 so that was fun. (one of the benefits of the military are the AAFES movie theater's are cheap!) but you do get what you pay for... if you know what I mean.. Anyways I'm not complaining I've enjoyed the theaters here! So I think I'm rambling...So I'll go! happy knitting!
BTW the answer to that question is when you, your children and your DH are singing along to the background music. LOL
Saturday, June 4, 2005
and so i took a pix of just the booties and since they're black you can't see them that well. wait a min didn't i just say that?
also b/c they are black every speck of white fuzz or what ever is attracted to them... anyways i casted on for my first sock. called Chutes and Ladders. once they get a little more on them i'll post a progress photo. i'm doing them for my DD#1 but knitting them in a small woman's size... to qualify for the prize it has to be adult sizes... anyways i'm off to do my weekend. and i'm oh so tired....HUH that's not new... well happy knitting