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Monday, June 27, 2005

As Promised!

Here she is!  Isn't my first sweater wonderful?  She has her sleeves now and is almost finished!  I have over 300 stitches on these needles so it is taking me longer to knock out the yoke than I thought.  I have run into a little prob though.  It seems the stitches in the arm pits are sagging , hopefully that will correct itself when I do the 3 needle bind off.
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Here is a closer look fo the arms attatched.  as you can see the holes for the armpits where the 3 needle bind off will take care of that!!  Those are the prettiest sleeves right?!!!!!
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Here she is right before I attempted to put her together.  Both of us were a little nervous!  Pardon my messy bed, it was Sunday afterall:)
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I got tired doing Tempting ALL weekend so I also started Chris's long, long,long awaited Noro hat!!!!  I really like this stuff.  It is a little awkward how the yarn gets big and small, the colors are great!
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Time to show off some RAOK's I got this one from Keri!  I love the pen it is sooooo me!!! and the trinket bag is all the way from mexico!  Muchas Gracias Keri:)
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This yarn was sent from Caitlyn!  I love the colors, she saw this in her stash and just had to send it since the colors were similar to the other pair of socks I am making for my parents.  You've got good taste girl!
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On Friday I was feeling very, very ,very ,home-body like so when Chris and I put the kids to bed I went to starbucks to sit and knit BY MYSELF!!!!  It was really nice.  Saturday morning Brandon was getting bored so he and I decided to go to the LYS, Yarns 2 Ewe, and shop a bit.  This is what I got!  Lamb's Pride worsted, Encore worsted and some addis.  I always feel overwhelmed when I go to a yarn shop!!!!  I want everything.  I think I might have to exchange the Encore though....Oh well I will just might have to treat myself to some Latern Moon needles with the store credit:)
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When i finish Tempting you can count on seeing it on!!!

Friday, June 24, 2005

Change...

I figured it was time for a change. Lolly had the knittin' around logo first, and although she was more than happy to share it, I thought I should come up with something else:)I like to shake things up once in awhile. You know like you rearrange the furniture? Pics and Updates tommorrow! Promise! I've got some RAOK's to show off, not to mention Tempting!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Great days!!!!


Image hosted by Photobucket.comTonight my hubby went on a dinner date with his classmates so I ordered in! Here is a pic of my twin sister and me sucking the heads of crawfish!  yummy, our favorite:) gotta enjoy'em before they go outta season.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI ordered the rest of the stuff that I need to finish tempting.  I know what ya'll are thinking"when the heck is she gonna finish that thing!!!!!!!  Notice the hand balm, this stuff is the BEST.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWhat is he reading??????

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Image hosted by Photobucket.comOHHHHH!! All gifted up is it from my SP??? Nope, it was a RAOK!!!!  Jennifer that little vixen looked up my wish list on amazon and got stuff for the kids and me!!!!  I got two books: "knit socks" and "At Knits End".  the kids got "Slowly slowly slowly said the Sloth" and a lamaze fish bowl toy! As you can see they really enjoyed their gifts right away, didn't get pics of them opening the gift wrap:( Thanks Jennifer, I owe ya a million!!!!

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThis is a button I made for my niece Virginia who just started her own blog today.  She sews. Virginia saw how many friends I have made blogging so she decided to join in!  here is a link to her blog. click her please:) I am editing my post b/c I forgot to mention that she surprised mr with "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" on Monday. Once again that amazon wish list comes in handy



I joined two swaps this week.  Keychain swap and stitch marker swap. I have a lot of swaps to do, including my own Gimme Some Needles Exchange.What can i say I LOVE 'EM!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Look to your right!!!

I am hosting my first GIMME SOME NEEDLES EXCHANGE. Just click the link to the right and it will take you to the blog to sign up. I also put up some guidelines to go by and I hope that a lot of people sign up. Sign up ends July 15th and there is only 1 exchange. You will be assigned a partner (secret). There is a questionaire to fill out and put on your own blog for your partners benefit. Needles need to be mailed out by the end of July :) Sounds easy and fun right? Go For it!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Secret Pal strikes without warning:)

First order of business, the first sleeve of tempting!  like it? I had to frog it!!!!!!!!  I read the pattern wrong, and had too few stitches on my needle.  I really didn't mind having to do it again though, whats wrong with me?  Notice the cute stitch marker that i got from my bead it pal Michelle?
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Here it is my first package from my first Secret Pal ever!!!  I said in my questionaire that I always wanted to try spinning.  Here is my chance.  My SP is an avid sock knitter and a Spinner as well.  She sent me the "Spin It" book, roving (non-dyed) , and a handspindle that she made herself.  I have to say I love this and the handspindle is perfect!  I have yet to actually try it out but it has good weight and balance for me.  She mentioned in her note that she didn't know if I was interested in dying and the answer is YES!!!!!!  I want to order some of that sock yarn from knit picks and give dying a try:)  Maybe I will just dye this yarn that Ispin?

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Date night was great, and we came home early to knit, watch a movie,and play computer games.  You can figure out who did what:)  I think Chris loves the fact that I found such a gratifying hobby that is also very time consuming; so he can play all the video games he wants and I don't get mad or lonely.  Actually he sometimes asks me to drop the needles and talk to him more:)!!!!!!!

Friday, June 17, 2005

Reliving History

Today Chris and  I will be reliving history.  We got married 5 yrs. ago today in the MGM Grand Las Vegas.  This is how it all started! 



LSU 1996 I was dating a guy who lived in the same dorm as Chris, we all became friends, and I became really good friends with Chris when a bunch of guys got an aprtment together (including my boyfriend).  Chris' girlfriend at the time was a close friend as well.  Things happened, relationships fell apart, but Chris and I still remained friends.  A long stretch went by after my boyfriend and I broke up, Chris decided to finally ask me out.  Things moved very quickly b/c we were such good friends in the first place.  We did worry about our friendship, we took a chance. We started dating in July 1999 and were engaged by Nov. moved in together in Feb.2000 married June 17, 2000 and had our first child Dec. 2000.  We are the happiest people alive and I thank my lucky stars that  I married my best friend:)




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Knitting notes:)  I started the first sleeve for my tempting and had to frog it 3 or 4 times.  I didn't concentrate and made fatal errors each time!  I finally got it going and it is coming along nicely!!!  I got some beautiful Regia sock yarn from Caitlyn as a RAOK.  I was so excited when I opened my mail box!!! I will post pics of it next time. everyone take it easy this weekend.  Happy Fathers day!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

How sweet it is!

Here is tempting at 12" long!  I know you can spot that nasty mistake, it is soooo obvious to me, but I am hopeful that it will not be noticeable to anyone while its worn.  My sister is so sweet she said it was okay and to keep going.  She didn't want me to have to drop any stitches to fix it, can't blame her.  She is very excited about me finishing it and so am I.  I start the sleeves today and hopefully the needles I need will come i today for the yoke!  I ordered from jimmybeanswool.com; hand balm, Sz 8 dp's, and Sz 8 29" circs.  I really need the hand balm my heands are so dry and cracked that it catches the darn yarn!
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I am thinking of joining the Hourglass Sweater knit-a-long.  I reserved the book the pattern is in from the library and waiting patiently for my turn!!! It should be ready this week.  I found the yarn I would like to use for it Knitpixie.com  Peace Fleece is the name of the yarn.  I check the RAOK messege board daily and someone found this, it is too funny!  I may have to join sometime!

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The boys are well and all is right with everyone's bums!!!!! Chris and I celebrate our 5th Annv.  this Fri. and we are so excited.  Our parents are gonna get one kiddo each and we are gonna have date night and a sleep over childless:)



I sent out a ton of RAOK's this past week and look forward to hearing from people, thats the best part of RAOK! I also sent out my first Secret Pal box and decorated it for her!  I made stickers of all the SP5 buttons and pasted them all over the box:)  I hope she likes her first package.  Ya'll have a great week, duty calls!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Moving right along!

The kids woke up well!!! Yeah what a great morning, I didn't have to sterelize sheets or rooms or toys! I didn't even bathe my boys today:) they got enough showers and baths this week to last them a liftime:) We had a great day, went to my parents to visit my niece that came to town. Hillard played in the baby pool for three hours! This Afternoon we went to Chris's moms and swam in her pool for a couple of hours. That counts as a bath, right? Brandon is cutting some molars; cranky but still the happiest baby alive!! I have gone 3 more inches in Tempting and getting very excited about finishing next weekend! I will have to post pics next time of progress on my second sock as well, it is going strong. Jenn lead me to the yahoo group for the magic loop and the people are so friendly! I met this wonderful woman and she has step by step instructions for making two socks at once! LOVE this idea! Today at my moms we all fondled my stash and looked at patterns, this gave me an idea of who liked what so I can go from there for Christmas. Can't reveal too much, they read this blog!!!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Hump Day

So it is hump day and things should be getting better right?  The kids are still really sick and the mornings are the worst!  I had a little pick me up in the mail, Lookie!  These are from The Fold it is the sock yarn.  The two hanks are called Pebbles and the one is called sedona.  you may recall me making a scarf out of this in early May.  I frogged it and ordered another hank.  I want socks!!!!
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Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere is the close up of Pebbles.  Very pretty and a dream to work with.  This is my favorite kind of yarn to work with so far!

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere is a close up of the Sedona.  Love it!!! It matches the other Hank I have.  not exactly, but close enough.



Now get ready for some cutie pics!

Image hosted by Photobucket.comBrandon is 12 mos. old and taking his first step.  The next frame of this photo is him falling:)

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHillard finally crashed after a hard day of sickness. He hardly ever takes naps!  I knitted during this down time. Cleaned too but you really don't want the details of that duty!



Thats all for now.  I am planning to send out some RAOK's and just knitting my heart out on Tempting.  pics of that next time!

Monday, June 06, 2005

Packages Rock!

Wouldn't you know as soon as I write that nothing much is happening, the mailman leaves me treats!  I had to take some pics and share with ya'll!
Image hosted by Photobucket.comI got a 5 dollar gift cert. from Lu, for a RAOK.  This is what I bought.  Mango tea.  I thought it wou;d be smaller but the canister is good size with tea filled to the brim.  When I picked up the box it was in you could smell the tea!!!!!

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThese are my goodies from KnitPicks.com. I will teach myself the magic loop and i got a Sz 3 Addi 40" to cast on to.  The lace weight alpaca is absolutely wonderful and below is the pattern for lace scarves.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThis is the Elizabeth I scarf pamphlet.  There are directions for 3 diffrent scarves. They are all very beautiful.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWhen I looked in my mailbox there was a package from my Bead It Two pal Michelle!  The card and stitch markers match.  They are so pretty, I couldn't have asked for a better person to receive markers from.



Hillard is a little better.  I think he is gonna get over this little bug really soon.  If he has a relapse, the doc will give us some Zophran.  Hope noone else gets this, it is nasty!



I am so excited my stuff is selling on ebay, I was always an ebay junkie!

Crazy!!!!!

I have been working on Tempting then messed up, so I casted on for the other sock until I have patience for it again. Hillard woke up very sick this morn and I am leaving for the Dr's soon. I am trying to get my haloscan up and running so those who comment please be patient with me:) busy weekend for me but not much to tell at all! I am having fun planning for my SP already got a few things!I will log more later when something knitting wise happens! And as always I will have pics.

Friday, June 03, 2005

I am the Game and I ain't Playin'


Image hosted by Photobucket.comOkay so my "grafting" "kinitcher" stitch isn't perrrrfect, but I have to pat myself on the back! this is the bottom of the foot so ya'll can get a closer look of my ladders and botched grafting style:)

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAnd here it is upclose and personal my FIRST SOCK!  I am so excited, I could pee.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comFront view of my lovely foot, posing my parents single sock! I really enjoyed doing this and I think socks are my favorite. I like hats too. Well, I like everything, but socks are really great projects.



I can't wait to finish my sisters Tempting now.  I told myself that I would finish my parents other sock when I finish that project for her.  I better get busy.  On a side note has everyone seen those "Vonage" commercials? You know the one when people do the stupid things and they play that nifty little tune:) For some reason that commercial cracks me up.  I think that was put on television for my entertainment.  Sorry I just had to tell everyone that, who would of thought that I like slap stick comedy so much.  By the way Chris Farley was the man! Jim Carrey is hilarious too ( I like him alot).



Who can tell me what my title of this entry means? Anyone?



I am in a good mood, got my SP5 assignment!