Friday, May 30, 2008

Just a quick post

I just finished blocking what is probably my last finished object for the month of May. This beauty is the Serenity baby blanket, pattern by Laura Wilson-Martos. Knit out of Lion Brand Cotton Ease, it was an easy knit and it will be shipped off to our Nation's capital for a gift for someone I work with. I think it turned out pretty nice.

Busy day tomorrow, the oldest son is having a birthday party, so I will have my hands full. I still have things to do. Have a great weekend!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Has it been over two weeks?

Wow, has it been that long? I looked at the last posting and today's date and realized it's been over two weeks since I have posted. It's been crazy, hectic around here, and I for one am waiting for things to get back to normal.

I had a college roommate in town from Atlanta. It was great to see Lorretta and to get caught up. It's hard to believe we met each other 30 years ago at the University of Florida - Go Gators! A lot of things of happened in those 30 years, she has a daughter, I have the boys and we live on opposite sides of the country.

DH also had company. His best friend was in town, also from Atlanta. So he had time to spend with Paul.

The boys started baseball. Practice is now in full swing, the oldest is now in kid pitch, the youngest in Advanced TBall. We got lucky this year, only one Saturday with games at the same time, though we will be driving all over town on Saturdays to get to games.

I was in LA this past week, for a hearing on a case I have worked on for 3 years. A case I detest. Now it's a waiting game until we get the decision from the judge. I never wanted to work labor law, and hope to never work another labor case again.

What's on the needles? I am trying to finish up a lot of projects. You know I am not good at project monogamy, but I need to get some presents and class samples done! Right now the main project is the Serenity blanket. I am on row 100 of this blanket with 460 stitches per row, not bad since the blanket started with 8 stitches. I am finally into ball 4 of 6 so I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am now a fan of using the twisted German cast on for any knits joined in a circle, like circular shawls.

I did get yarn in the mail this week, but I will post about it later, as the boys are up and I need to get off the computer. Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, May 10, 2008


What have you been up to? Me - what's that old saying, busier than a one-armed paper hanger? That's me. At work there is some turmoil, and I am also in the middle of getting ready for a hearing on the 20th and the 21st. So I am reading, and reading, and interviewing witnesses, and reading... I am so sick of this case.

In the middle of this, I have managed to finish some projects. The pink shawl is the Triangles within Triangles Shawl. I had this knit without the edging for months, and had decided I did not like the edging when I first knit it. But after seeing my friend Patti's at the beginning of April (hers is a beautiful shade of purples which she claims I talked her into purchasing the same day I bought the yarn for mine at Lambspun in Ft. Collins), I realized that the edging in fact was a good addition to the shawl, so out of the stash it came and I knit the edging. Tuesday night, while DH and the eldest son were at the Rockies game, this was blocked. I think it came out nice don't you think?

This baby sweater is a sample for a class I am going to teach at String. Isn't it cute? It is out of 2 skeins of Noro Kureyon. I changed the pattern to knit the sleeves in the round, and I am happy with the yarn I wound off for the sleeves. I think the colors matched up pretty nicely.

So that's about a 1400 yard dent in the stash for the month so far. Not too bad.

What's on the needles, oh way too much. I am working on the Roslin hoodie today. I was hoping to get the color work section completed today, but I am thinking I might have been too optimistic. I hadn't planned on taking a trip to the mall with the youngest to buy him shoes, and to buy a graduation present. DH has been next door brewing beer most of the day, so I thought I would have serious knitting time. Oh well, I still have tonight to work on Roslin.

They are saying freeze warnings tonight. I am so glad the three new bare root roses have not arrived, or I would not be happy. I lost three rose bushes in the same place in the garden for the second year in a row. I am going to be removing the soil, looking for anything that could possibly be in those areas before the new bushes go in. My other five bushes in the same general area are doing fine. I know hybrid teas don't do as well here, but they are my favorites, I just have to figure this out. I had 34 beautiful rose bushes in California, and I will get these eight to be gorgeous some how.

Well, I hope you have a great rest of the day. Happy Mother's Day tomorrow to all of you Moms!

Monday, May 05, 2008


Okay, I know I have been missing in action lately from updating the blog, but I’ve been busy.

This is why. 534,559.5 yards of yarn. That’s right. That’s about 101.2 miles of yarn. Wait a minute, that's not right, it's 303 miles of yarn! I’m not sure if that is all of it, as a matter of fact, I know it’s not, because there are miscellaneous balls without labels, and some kits that I just didn’t want to figure out the yardage, and then there is the yarn on the cones that I have no idea what the yardage is. But that, my friends, is what Ravelry tells me I have in the yarn room.

Okay, let’s all say it together, Holy Crap! I can also think of other words not suitable for print. Whoa!

But, it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. I didn’t hit 1,000 yarn items. I think I stopped at 788. And, now I have a great spreadsheet so I know what I have. And, I know people who have more than I do (thank goodness!) Okay, I'm adding this later in the day. At lunch time, after talking with Kris and Robin, I realized that I missed entering about 5,000 more yards of Skaska lace weight and Angora Cottage yarn. It keeps growing, and growing....

Yep. That’s a whole lot a yarn. I had better get knitting! One skein at a time...