Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Having sick kids sucks.

So both DS's are sick this week. Ds#2 woke up Friday morning with a 102.5 fever. He couldn't keep any liquids or medicine down all day. Needless to say, it's been miserable here for the last few days. DS#1 now has it as well. They're both keeping food and medicine down now, though, so at least I can (try to!) keep their temperatures down! It's not the flu - the doctor tested for that - but some other nasty virus. Anyways, that's what's been going on here! And it sucks!!
On a whim I knitted up some Fetching fingerless handmitts. Our house was so cold, I decided I wanted something to keep my hands warm while knitting. Here they are completed:
I had them done in 2 days. How's that for a fast knit! And DS#2 decided that they were some legwarmers for him when I wasn't looking! :-)

What do you think, is this a boy who does not feel well or what? :-(

Oh well. Hopefully they'll be all better soon!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Here are my Maui Monkeys!

Just finished these yesterday!

These are Cookie A.'s Monkeys knitted with Maui Yarn's Bamboo/Merino blend in the color 'Tidal Pool'. They're so yummy! Soft on my feetsies. :-)

I finished a couple of my Master Knitter Swatches.
Here's Swatch #2:

And Swatch #4:

I have my Swatch #5 and 6 done as well, but no photos yet. I think 6 is OK, but the selvedge on 5 seems a little wonky, so I'm thinking I'll knit that one over again.

I just got some Alpaca roving at the Alpaca show over the weekend - a soft green/brown mix.

Isn't that pretty?

I just made these stitch markers too (to use with the Cat Bordhi book 'New Pathways for Sock Knitters'):

Anyway, that's it for now!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Heart Socks Done!

Here are my Ravelry: SKA Sockdown! January Mystery Socks. Designed by Sara Morris (aka fyberduck for you Ravelers).

Aren't those fab?

My Mom loves her Tunic, btw! I don't have a photo of her in it yet, but she says it fits - yipee!

I'm in the middle of spinning some yummy purple Corridale roving. I have some Dark Grey Black Diamond Bamboo roving that I'm going to spin and ply with it. I'm spinning the Corridale very thin so I can do a three ply with two plys of it and one ply of the bamboo - and hopefully still end up with a fingering weight yarn. I want to make socks from this stuff!!

I started a hat for DS#1 with my other handspun - I'll have pics later.

Still working on my Monkeys - now that I finished the Mystery Socks I can get busy on my Hawaiian Monkeys! (Hawaiian because the yarn came from MauiYarns in Hawaii!! :-)) Here's the progress on those so far (sorry the light is horrible!):

Anyway, that's it for now!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Yes We Can

Amazing Video by will.i.am:

"…It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.
Yes we can.
It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.
Yes we can.
It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.
Yes we can.
It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.
Yes we can to justice and equality.
Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.
Yes we can heal this nation.
Yes we can repair this world.
Yes we can.
We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.
We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics…they will only grow louder and more dissonant ……….. We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check. We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.
But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
Now the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea –
Yes we can."

~Barack Obama's speech in New Hampshire

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl disappointment and Other Stuff

First off, I can not believe that the Pats lost that game. They totally handed it to the Giants. I am so mad at them right now. 'Nuff said.

Moving on....

Here's my Mardi Gras mask finished! I'm happy with how it turned out. I wore it to the Central Piedmont Mommies Mardi Gras Party - it was lots of fun! :-)


My mom's Bonsai Tunic is on it's way to her! The post office says it's been delivered, so I'm expecting a call from her any minute! Here's a pic of it:

I'm hoping to get her to take a pic of it on her, so I can see how it looks without waiting till I go to visit her next (which isn't going to be until April, most likely).

I'm so anxious for Tuesday night! Super Tuesday! I wish NC was one of the states voting this early - our primaries aren't until May, which totally sucks, because the nominations are most likely going to be decided by then, so our vote won't mean squat. :-( We'll be staying up to see the results Tuesday night, though. It looks like it's going to be a close one! (on the dems side anyway!) Go Obama!!!!

I made several sets of Stitch Markers to sell on my Etsy site. I'm really happy with how they turned out. I love the "Love" ones! (And I made an extra set of the Kitty ones for me!) Here's a couple pics:

That's it for now! Catch 'ya later!