Friday, December 21, 2007

Longhorn Lovin' set!!

These are the fingerless gloves I knit for the Longhorn livin' son for Christmas. I think he will love them. They are out of custom dyed Gypsyknits dk merino yarn. I love this yarn! Thanks again K for making this for me!! Well, here we are 3 days before the big day and I only have 1 gift still on the needles! Pretty good I think. Poor Dad probably won't have two socks by Monday. He'll understand, I know, but I feel bad. Next year..............!!! I spent all day yesterday making gift tags. I bought the Circut cutter last year and made tags, and I really enjoy doing it, although it is time consuming. I got a new cartridge for it and I played all day yesterday, like I had nothing else to do!!

This is the hat that matches the LLS' gloves, I am pleased with them both. I think he will be too. Have a great Christmas everyone!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sixteen already!!

Well, today is my DD sixteenth birthday!! I can't believe it, she's sixteen already. I am baking cupcakes now for her to take with her tonight. Tonight is her first basketball game of the season and the team is going to eat before the game so she is taking cupcakes in honor of her birthday. It seems like yesterday that I held her and looked at her for hours not really believing that she could be mine. I still look at the beautiful young woman that she has become and can't believe she is mine. I have been blessed with two wonderful children. Thank you Lord!

I think I'm finally finished my decorating. All the trees are up and decorated, the garland is up and the knick knacks are out. I keep thinking of things and going to the attic to pull out more. I guess I'll probably still be decorating on Christmas Eve. My Husband volunteered our house for Christmas Eve with my side of the family. My parents living room is not very big and when we are all together there are 23 of us, so we definitly need space. I really don't mind, but now I have to really clean. One more thing to add to the list. I didn't have enough to do, so one more thing won't matter, LOL!! I'll get through and what gets done, gets done, and what doesn't, doesn't I can't stress about it. I enjoy Christmas too much to worry about a clean house and a couple gifts that didn't get knitted. Christmas is about the family being together, not what I didn't get done. Next year I'll be more organized, HaHa,lol!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

One more gift!!

One more gift finished!!! Longhorn lovin' Son's hat out of the custom dyed yarn in Texas Longhorn colors. Which , by the way turned out perfect!! It is gorgeous!! He is going to be thrilled. I have now cast on gloves out of the same yarn. I'm hoping to get them done by Christmas. Dad's socks are on the move, but they are boring, so they are sort-of on hold. They have become my take in the car socks because I don't have to think about them. I have less than 3 weeks and 2 projects to finish, I'm not a mathmetician, but I have hope. The gloves are fun and quick, but I have to work on them when the son isn't around, so I'm limited on time with them. Oh well, if they are on the needles, at least I can tell them I'm working on them. Next year will be better, I will have more knitted gifts for people. LOL!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas soon!!

I can't believe it is the end of November already. 25 days until St. Nick!! I don't think I'll be ready. Last year I couldn't get in the mood and this year I am soo in the mood for Christmas and there's not enough time. It will be here and gone before I'm ready. I have been decorating all week long. I have 14 trees up and am looking for someplace to put more. I know that sound like alot, but my house is big. Let's see, 2 on the front porch, 1 in the foyer, 3 in the living room, 3 in the dining room, 2 in the kitchen, 1 in the bathroom, and 1 in each of the kids rooms. They are not all huge trees either, I like to but small trees in the corners of rooms if it looks bare. The small trees only have lights, no decorations.
I finished the dad-in-law socks and started the son's hat out of gypsyknits dk yarn. Thank you to Gypsyknits for the custom "Texas Longhorns" yarn. My son is a HUGE Texas Longhorns fan (I don't know why since we live in Maryland) anyway; I bought him a coat for Christmas that is Texas orange, so I asked her if she would dye me yarn in Texas colors. I took her the t-shirt, because it is not a normal color orange. She nailed it, it is perfect. It is Texas orange and black; absolutely perfect!!!! I coudn't have wished it any better. He is going to be soo excited. I am making a hat and gloves out of it (pictures will follow soon). Thank you again BFF!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

It's almost that time!!

Well, it's almost that time. Christmas is almost here. And we have another year of unfinished Christmas projects. I swore last year the this year, I would have something for everyone. Well, that didn't exactly happen. See, I get caught up in self knitting, until now, when I'm in a panic about knitting for everyone else. I've been on a sock kick (no pun intended) for awhile now and that's all I want to knit. Which would be great if I would give some of them as gifts, but, you see, I am VERY selfish when it comes to my handknitted socks and my sock yarn. I am VERY VERY picky about who gets the socks I make and IF (a very big IF) I give them away, there is some yarn that noone, and I do mean NOONE gets. I need therapy, I know, but I can't help it, I've tried. I can't make myself do it, I can't make myself give them away. So, I frantically knit a pair of gloves last week for my mother; dk weight, they went fast. They turned out really nice, I made them out of Gypsyknits dk merino yarn, I think it's my new favorite yarn!! I also have a pair of socks for my mom-in-law; 2 out of 15 isn't bad, right? I've started socks for my dad-in-law, I may get them done. Oh well, my bff knitting friend and I are going to start Christmas gifts for next year right after new years!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone!!It doesn't seem like Halloween. This year has flown!! Only 55 days until Christmas! I'm guessing that this will be another Christmas of unfinished knitted gifts. Oh well, looking back, I think I just like knitting socks and I'm not to quick to give them away anymore. Is that selfish? I don't care if it is. Not many people appreciate them or take care of them the way I think they should so, my thoughts are they don't deserve them anyway!!! Enough logic.

Anyway, I HAD a beautiful baby surprise jacket knitted in Noro kreyuon yarn. Notice I said HAD. I finished the bsj, then couldn't figure out how to put it together; so I turned to my go to knitting guru my BFF for guidance. We promptly determined that I had messed up the pattern and frogged half of the sweater. Back to the part that we thought I had messed up, only to discover that wasn't enough frogging; out came the rest of the beautiful, wonderful, very excited about bsj. I'm not so excited anymore. It is beautiful yarn and the sweater will be very nice, I just hope my cousin appreciates it. Luckily she isn't due until February, I still have time, but as for now, the "ball of sweater" is in it's bag beside the couch waiting until I can face it again. I HATE FROGS!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Puppy and Socks

As you all can see, I've finally learned how to put pictures on here!! This is my puppy, Roxy, she is 4 months old. And as I said in the previous post, she isn't exactly potty trained yet, but her looks make up for it!!
This is my latest completed pair of socks!! They are from the Favorite socks book, Media's socks. I had fun making them, and I love the yarn. I would tell you what yarn it is, but I misplaced the label awhile back and I don't remember. I wish I did, cuz I would buy more!! I started the baby surprise jacket for my cousin's baby that is due in February!! I'll post that soon.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Here we go again!!

I'm not very good at this whole blog thing. I don't keep up very well. My darling husband is off on his yearly hunting trip to Illinois! A whole week without him, what ever will I do!?! I've started the baby surpirse jacket for my cousin's new baby, due in February!! They know it's a girl, so I purchased very pretty Noro Kureyon yarn and cast on!! It is turning out very pretty. I'm excited, about the baby and the jacket. She is one I know will appreciate it so that makes it all the better.
We have a new addition to our household, and I wonder what I was thinking! The most adorable all white Bulldog. She is 4 months old, we've had her for about six weeks. My children named her Roxy. She's a pretty good girl if she would just figure out where to go to the bathroom. She's getting better, at least she does go to the door occasionally. I really needed another animal to take care of!! I guess I have noone to blame but myself since it was my idea, seemed like a good one at the time, they are sooo cute when you go to "look" at them with all their brothers and sisters!! Oh well, what would we do without animals?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I just got my invite to Ravelry. I'm sooooo excited. My BFF has been going on and on about this site for some time now and I was jealous, but now I can join too. I just got my profile and SOME of my projects listed. I don't think there would be enough room on the site to list all of my projects in progress (pip)!! I haven't had much time to look at the site, because I'm suppose to be packing for our weekend getaway this weekend, but that's not going so well. From what I have seen of the site, it looks like a lot of fun. Although, it may get me into trouble, since I think I could spend alot of time on it and not get my housework done, oh well!! I'll keep you updated!!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

sooo many projects, so little time

I have so many "on the move" projects going on right now, I don't even know where to begin; or should I say finish!! I just keep buying yarn and starting projects because I have to see how the yarn looks knit. I have three single socks, with no mates. I have a shawl, a wallaby, and an afghan all started, not to mention the ten or so pairs of socks that are still on the needles. It should be against some knitting law to have soo many projects not finished. I just can't help myself. I keep telling myself that I will finish them, but instead, I just keep starting more. If they would quit making such cool yarn, I would have to keep buying it. One day, I will finish!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Thank heaven for knitting!

Let me just say "Thank heaven for knitting" my daughter has just gotten her learners permit. If it weren't for knitting I would be writing this blog from the mental ward of the local hospital. If I couldn't knit while she is driving I would have to screech at the near miss of the parked cars. She tends to hug the right side of the road. She really doesn't do bad, but my knitting definitely keeps me from loosing my mind. I guess my knitting will get me through, as always.

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