Psalm 73:26

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

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....