Psalm 73:26

God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

We tried to go whale watching off the coast of Provincetown
today but the boats were full. I was thinking it would be more fun with the kids and so we will make reservations next year when we come up again. We stayed and shopped and did some 
Christmas shopping.. That was fun.
I did make some progress on the baby sweater. The back and part of the front is done.
I am hoping to finish this by the end of the week and then make the hat.This is a very easy pattern. I did see a beautiful aran wrap sweater that would make a great winter project.
So my wheels are spinning and I am already thinking of the next thing!
I miss the kids and I cant wait to see them. Its been a great week.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Our quiet days are almost over.....

I started knitting this baby sweater for my best friends grandbaby,due the end of October.I think this will give me plenty of time. It is a fairly easy pattern and I have made it before for my own grandson when he was born.I am knitting away in the car, and while we are watching movies this week. I have been working a little on my 2@T socks,toe up. I am so crazy about the yarn and I love the fact that the socks will not be exactly the same in stripes...
 Today we drove around and daydreamed about buying a place up here someday.We stopped at one beach and sat in the sun for a while.....Tonight will be a quiet dinner and a movie.....A few more days of bliss and then back to the real world........

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Day 2 Honeymoon

We are having so much fun this week. We took  walk on the beach and although the weather was a little overcast,  a grey day at the beach is always better than no day at the beach. We did stop at a little beach store on the way home and picked up a few beach chairs, left them in the car and can stop later this week and sit and relax. The weather looks great all week,with no rain in the forecast.
 We visited a windmill built in the 1700's. So interesting and took a tour. 
 My patient man also took me to my favorite yarn store... Lady Bug Knitting. I love that place.I bought some yarn for my best friends new grandchild that is due the end of October. I am going to knit a simple little cardigan and I also bought some sweet little buttons.
 Lots of time to knit this week and my two at a time socks ,toe up are slowly coming along..
 I am having a wonderful time with my new husband.... that sounds so nice.... Life is good. God is good.

Monday, September 15, 2008

A few more pictures

These are a few pictures of our day today at the beach.....

A new beginning!

It was exactly 7 years and 7 months to the day that Michael and I got married. Yesterday with our family and children present and in our back yard ( my new home). Early in the morning it was pouring and the sun came out in time... We weren't able to invite everyone of our friends because the list would have been too long, so we just decided to have our immediate family.Our children stood up with us and they were the witnesses. A good friend of Mikes' is a judge and along with my Pastor they did a very nice ceremony. Short and sweet. Afterwards we all ate laughed and the kids all went on the trampoline. Fun. I tried out the trampoline myself....a bride has to celebrate.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

wow, its been a looong time in between posts. I have been so busy with the new job, that some days I am just so tired, its all I can do to knit  few rows and fall asleep. 
I am so enjoying my knitting project right now.I am knitting two at a time socks,( from the book) and I am hooked. I cant imagine ever knitting socks any other way. I am knitting them for my secret sock partner on Ravelry. I have been praying for her daily and it has been such a sweet experience.Knowing that my prayers will touch someone far away from me, knowing my loving Heavenly Father sees and hears my prayers for her.
 I am always pleasantly surprised when my knitting project mirrors my life. or some lesson I find in my knitting. When I started the two socks at once, I had just started my new full time job in the E.R. Now I find myself preparing to get married, move and settle into another new life change. So two new things at once. Both similar in that they are really taking me in a direction I that is a little overwhelming, and exciting.I know that the Lord is knitting my life into something beautiful for Him. 

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Walking into something new.

I needed to get my life a little more organized. I made a big career change.. I changed jobs ... again. I have been part time in the E.R. and decided to go full time. I am excited and scared at the same time. I have changed jobs so many times, that I was hesitant to, but I discovered that I love the changing pace and always challenging day in the E.R. As soon as I would learn a job, and have it down , I got a little bored. But there is absolutely so way you can be bored in this job. The nurses are a great bunch, we laugh (almost)all day. I do feel as though I could do this until I am old and ready for the rocking chair. This is the job that I can go to and then leave it there. My last job, as management, I was forever taking stuff home. You never really feel as though your day is done. I will not miss being on call. The thought that you might have to go to work on any given shift always made me feel as though you couldn't ever exhale and relax.
  So here I am, in a new place, and I think I'm gonna like it. I am planning to take my C.E.N. by the end of the year. Certified Emergency Nurse exam. I know that starting soon, I am gonna be studying like crazy again, but I love learning. If I am not challenging myself, then I just get bored.
  Then there is my knitting. I put it off for the last week. I was so excited to receive my info on my secret sock partner. I need to find just the right yarn.I wanted to give myself this past week to settle into my new position, get used to the new hours, and just get into a routine. But now with my new schedule, I have the same days off each week I can plan what I want to do. I prayed about this job before I took it. I really did not want to miss church on Sundays. I feel as though I would miss so much and want to be there. I know that God really opened up this position for me. I cant believe that they agreed to let me work every Saturday and have every Sunday off. I know that if I put the Lord first, everything else in my life always fall into place. He is so faithful.
So here I am, with such a grateful heart, ready for the new challenge ahead. Its funny, that whenever I have a knitting project going, that I can look back on that  project and time it to an event in my life.It seems as though my knitting becomes a touch stone for events and prayers that I pray while I knit. Knitting for me is so meditative. So it is fitting, that as I walk into this new journey, I am knitting socks.

Monday, April 21, 2008

2 at a time socks

Now that I am just about done with my sweater, and the 70 degree temps are here, it was time to get ready for my next project. I was at Barnes and Noble the other night and I always have the same conversation with myself...." I have enough kntting books, I'll just look for something else.Well nothing really looks too interesting, I'll just browse the knitting magazines, ( thats not really a book, right?)" Then its automatic pilot. I find myself in the knitting books. I tell myself "Im just browsing.." Before I know it, I'm drooling over something. The last fix..I bought.... 2 at a time socks.....I think I am in sock love. I of course then had to order some 40" needles from knit picks. Woohoo!! This was a good fix. My fiance doesnt even comment, he just looks at me, smiles and rolls his eyes. Am I that predictable? 
 I cant wait to start a project.I found on ravelry, a group, devoted to just this book, with the author as one of the moderators. I feel as though its Christmas. Who is luckier than me?
  I have sooo many ideas. I have a perpetual calendar with different stitches for every day of the year. I want to try this method and see if I can adapt a basic pattern with a new stitch.... The possibilities are endless. I ordered from L.L. Bean the cutest little canvas bag with my initials. I am going to use this as my "sock bag". Life can be good. It doesn't take much to make me smile.
 I did read a post by someone who wrote that they can make a pair of socks, using this method in about 1 week. That obviously will not be me, but I can dream. Now if only the house could clean it self and my daughter would take over cooking.......

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I did this today too. Made some dog cookies for the furry children. Tomorrow is puppy training class and I thought I'd look like such a good Mom with homemade rewards. Boy did she like em.

The pattern for this sweater is "The Wonderful Wallaby"

I am so tired of knitting this "Wonderful Wallaby," that I thought I'd give the monkey a go at it. It really shouldn't be called the Wonderful Wallaby, and I could think of a few other things to call it. I feel as though this project has taken me FOREVER. I think its socks next.
Today was a productive day, at least it feels like it when I look at my to do list.If just got organized I think I could fit everything in.:) I was looking through all my knitting books and
I saw sooo many projects I want to do, so I think this might spur me on to finish. I hate having UFO's. I cant seem to work two things at once. I gotta finish one before I go to the next. OCD I think.
I did order some great sock yarn today from Knit picks..... I LOVE ordering stuff cause it just gives me something fun to look forward to. I may put in another order in the near future because I did commit to a sock swap, but no date has been set. I have never done one before and I keep checking the forum on Ravelry to see if anything has been posted.
I have also taken the time to listen to a bunch of Podcasts this weekend. I listened to a few from the Knit Picks site. Kelley interviewed two knitting authors and I was so excited to see that I had both of the books. Yeah for me. I think all this knitting and listening to knitting podcasts has been so good for my mental health. I cant remember when I have taken so much time to do the things I love so much. Like a mini vacation.......I should do this more often....

Monday, March 31, 2008

She's had the last laugh.

I think she had the last laugh. I'll knit for humans....they are more subtle.

The truth Hurts

I made this green vest/coat thinking it would be cute for St. Patricks Day. I did finish it in time. Yup. Then I made her wear it. Just look at her face. She was not thrilled. Then she attacked it. She tried to bite it off. Who said animals don't talk.I told my friend," I don't think she likes it" My very honest friend told me, "No wonder, you made her look like a chia pet." Sometimes the truth hurts.lady very annoyed in her chia outfitLady hates her chia pet outfit

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I was gonna finish that sweater... really I was

I had all intents of working on my "three season sweater" tonight. My three season sweater isn't what you might's not that I meant it to be a "three seasoner" but it has become one.I am slightly jealous when I look at other knitters blogs and they have pictures of this gorgeous lace and write... Oh that. I knit that this morning in between tv comercials. Or a baby sweater and hat that they whipped up  in their sleep. Honestly some knitters must knit in their sleep. How do they get so much accomplished? I must knit like a slug compared to them... My three season sweater is just what it says.... I started it in the fall, plodded along through the winter and now its spring. Great..... watch me finish that  nice warm sweater just in time for 4th of July.... But wait... that would make it a 4 seasoner, I better finish. That would be embarrassing...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

See what I mean???
  I am feeling just like my dog.... A little unsure....  a little shy but  eager for a new adventure. So here goes my first blog....... About knitting of all things