Saturday, December 20, 2008

Update on # 5 and # 6 ....

from the previous post. So, as the title explains I have an update.

I'M ENGAGED!!!!!!!!

My hunny and I have been talking about getting married for the past couple of months and going to look at rings. While I thought we would get hitched sooner or later I didn't expect him to have already bought a ring (which I adore and he had custom made). He proposed on thursday night, he made a candle light dinner and as we ate he asked if i wanted my Christmas gift, me being the impatient person that I am said yes, and then he got down on one knee and popped the question......and then I screamed YES!!!

We've been together for about 3 years and I'm so happy that i will get to share the rest of my life with a wonderful man of God who just wants to spread Jesus and strive to do what is right. I love him very very much!

(I tired to post a pic of the ring, but blogger was acting up and wouldn't let me.)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Real Quick

1. I'm still working on that staghorn cable scarf
2. i cast on for a pair of mittens in Patons classic wool for my mom for christmas and i'm half way done with the first mitten.
3. my great uncle passed on saturday, and the homegoing is this saturday. He was a great guy and it sucks for my family....i love the holiday's but i'm tired of going to funerals...which reminds me my cousins grandmother passed this week too....that makes 4 since October
4. all i wanna do is sit at home and knit....i gotta find a way to make that happen.
5. my hunny and I are starting 'marriage' talks......stay tunned.
6. my hunny already bought my christmas gift, and has been taunting me about it since last week, but i have will power and i can hold on to find out what it is until at least Christmas least i think i can hold on untill at least Christmas Eve
7. I love the Charlie Brown Vince Guaraldi Trio Christmas CD, it is the best holiday CD ever!
8. I need to find a recipe for cookies I wanna make for Christmas this year
9. Couldn't get into the book i was reading ( An eater's manifesto) it just didn't grab me at all, so i returned it to the library and moved on to the next book, "The Knitting Circle"
10. Hope everyone has a fantastic day!

Friday, December 12, 2008

No Auto Loans= Disaster

Really? no loans for the auto companies but they loaned money to all the financial institutions that are not doing with the money they got what they said they would.......really?

I need new people in charge of our government, because apparently they, and all the people who think that 'we should just let the auto companies fail' have NO FREAKIN" CLUE!!!!!!!

If the auto companies...and their respective auto part suppliers fail the amount of people who will be without jobs is going to be staggering. This will lead to the amount of people being able to pay their debt lower and lead to more foreclosures guaranteed.

This is ridiculous, if the financial institutions would have done with their bailouts what they should have, which is loosen up the lending and credit markets, then people would have been able to lease and buy cars and that would have helped some. Yes, they jacked it up, but I don't understand why people are so quick to jump down their throats about it and not about the financial bailouts.

Well, for those that thought that the auto loans would have been a bad deal, congratulations, you got your wish, now watch a lot of working class peoples lives fall apart.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Staghorn Cable Scarf

Here are the pictures of the scarf I've been working on, it's a simple staghorn cable with a seed stitch border. It's goning to be for my grandfather for Christmas...I think the cable is manly enough for him :-)

Hope all is well wherever you maybe!

Monday, December 1, 2008

A New Day

So, how was your thanksgiving?

Despite that fact that my step-father's homegoing was the wednesday before thanksgiving, Mines was good. I have lots to be thankful for, I have been blessed in sooooo many ways and I give God all the glory for he is sooooo worthy!

I have been still working on the same scarf for a week plus now, and still don't have a picture of it, but i really will get it up.

I finished the book "Three Cups of Tea", it was very good and very informative. It did take a while to get through the first couple of chapters, because I am not into mountain climbing, but once the story unfolded about building the schools for those who are without, I was immediately hooked. I learned alot and I am moved by the work that is being done by Greg Mortenson and his organization. If you get a chance, I highly recommend reading it.

Have a happy Monday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Passing of my Step-Father

On saturday morning my step-father passed after a long battle with cancer. Him and my mother had only been married for a little over two years and I feel really bad for my momma. The funeral is wednesday and so we've been running around getting everything in order. I'm knitting a scarf ...but thats about it. I'll try and post some pictures of it next time I post.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 here we go

I've just been able to knit a little paper is finished. My master's essay is finnnnnnalllly done. (Thank You Jesus!!!!) I just have to print and bind 3 copies and drop them off with my professor to sign and its over. It's been a long journey and I'm glad that I can say that with my friends and family's constant pressuring, I've finished it. Most thanks goes to my Hunny who kept telling me that he knew that i could do it!. He is the bestest ever!

I started knitting a plain sock because that's all i could concentrate long enough to knit whilst in the middle of re-write after re-write of my essay. I'm using the left over yarn from the socks that I knit my boyfriend earlier in the year.

I also finished my jaywalkers. they are just lovely....a little loud in color, but i like them anyway. who doesn't need a pair of bright socks to brighten up your day ever know and then.

I started a coffee mug cozy for my work coffee cup since at work a lot of us use the company cups we were given and they all look exactly the same. I saw a pattern for one on ravelry but the bottom of my cup is too big for the cozy to wrap under the bottom of the cup, so i just took the same stitch pattern out of a stitch pattern book I own and am making one that just wraps around the outside edge of the cup. i am using left over malabrigo from a hat I made my aunt earlier in the year.

finally i though i'd leave you with a picture of the shrimp pasta that my hunny made for dinner last week, it was absolutely incredible. He is the best cook i have ever meet hands down and he cooks all the time...lucky me ;-)

I also managed to finish reading the last harry potter book, it was pretty good. I started reading another book called "Three Cups of Tea; one man's mission to promote peace one school at a time", i'm only on page 20 but it's not to bad. Nesx i want to read "The secret life of bees" but my local library was checked out so i have to wait a few weeks for it.

So life is good here. hope your day is going well.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Monday, November 3, 2008


People please get out and vote tomorrow if you already haven't. Voting is your opportunity to voice your opinion. Yes your vote counts. Its is sooooo time for a change!


Monday, October 27, 2008

No Time post. should be at work already.
finished jaywalkers, they are lovely.
started a pair of plain socks, nothing special.
haven't finished trellis sweater...will try to work on it this week.
have to finish paper today and send re-works to professor.
It's colder than all heck in MI today...really not feeling the cold weather yet.
have a great day... and remember that every day is a blessing!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Blogoversary to me!

Happy Blogoversary to Me! Happy Blogoversary to Me! Happy Blogoversary to Me-e, Happy Blogoversary to Me!

Wow I don't believe that it's been 1 year since I started blogging. I've started other blogs and let them go, but I've been pretty consistent with posting regularly with this one, so congrats to me! As far as knitting go I'm done with my second jaywalker and just need to kitchener the toe closed. This means I can cast on for another pair of socks...yeah. I'm gonna use the left over sock yarn from making my hunny's socks and make a short pair of plain socks for me. I like hand knit socks alot but yarn is expensive so stash hunting for these it shall be. I have also managed to almost finish the back of the trellis baby sweater that I started way back in May. All that is left to finish is the collar shaping and the back is done. When I showed it to my grandmother and my mother both of them said that they wanted a cardigan just like it in their size. I told them if they bought the yarn I'd make it for we will see what comes of that.

I really don't have time to blog, I've been seriously trying to finish my Master's essay. I have 31 pages written and have already got it back from my professor with the first round of edits. I've corrected all the grammar errors and added my references page and now have to add a few pieces of information that my professor thinks will be useful. I have to have the final paper turned in by Nov 28 in order for me to graduate in December, so I will be working on the additional info tonight and throughout the weekend so i can turn another copy into my professor by Monday.

Besides that everything is going well, hope all is well with you.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes for my step dad, his surgury went just fine, my g-pa also had surgury and he is doing fine. My mom lost her god-mom yesterday, and while it was sort of expected (she was waiting on a heart)...death never is really goes over well....just one of those things in life.

I've decided that i need a new beret for the fall, since it's already freakin' cold here in MI, so I think a brown beret will help welcome fall on back. I'm still working on the jaywalkers, i've got a long foot and so it's taking a while.

I also finished reading book 5 in the harry potter books and have started book 6, i'm already on page 72.

I need to find either a new job that pays more or a part time gig.....but then again who doesn't in the rough economic times.

hope everyone has a good monday!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mini Update

Things going on:
1. My step dad is having surgery today...hopefully all goes well
2. I'm on the foot part of the jaywalker sock, if my foot wasn't so long I'd be done by now.
3. I'm on page 388 of the harry potter book
4. I've got a design for a sock I'm working up, gonna try and do a swatch of the pattern this week.
5. Got revival at Church this week, We have a dynamic speaker (and I don't say that about people lightly) so if your in the Detroit area and you wanna hear some GREAT WORD you should come by. Service starts at 7pm from Monday to Wednesday at Conant Gardens Church of Christ.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Reading Lately

So I haven't managed to knit much, still working on that second jaywalker sock, but I have managed to read some.

I just finished 'The Kite Runner' this week and overall it was a pretty good book. I did learn a lot about Afghanistan that I did not know before reading the book and so for that educational part alone it was worth the read. I don't think I will go on to read 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' unless someone really convinces me that it is worth he read.

currently I am reading this:

I'm only on page 75 but so far so good. I've read the previous books and I know I'm behind the curve, but it's fun light reading that doesn't require a whole lot of extra thought.

Since we are officially into fall, I want to start knitting my first sweater, but I'm not quite sure which sweater pattern i want to knit. I'm thinking something a little on the chunky side because i love big warm sweaters and chunky knits go fast. I've seen a couple of Twinkle patterns that I love and so I might have to look into buying one of her books.

Nothing much has been going on around here, work as usual. I'm trying to get together the items I will make for Christmas...I need to start now in order for them to all get completed by Christmas.

My babe is so sweet, he went out into his garden yesterday and picked me a beautiful rose

it smells soooooo good and from far away it looks kinda fake, but it's the real deal. I love my babe, he's the best!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Back to the Knit

Here are some updated pictures of the projects that I've been working on. First is my finished jaywalker...yea me, one down, one to go. I've already cast on for number two and am into the pattern part of the sock, so hopefully this should go faster than the first one. The first one fits just fine, although i did originally start with the smallest size and then realized that it was going to be too small so ripped it and re cast on for the next biggest size, which fits fine.

I was working on the second sock on the holiday and my great uncle (who has only one foot because he had to have the other one amputated) had jokes about me only having one sock done. He said he though the sock was for him since he only has one foot and i only have one sock finished. So, for Christmas my plan is to make him a couple of single socks in different colors since he had jokes.

For my birthday i received a ball winder from my Aunt and Mom. I love my ball winder. It is such a relaxing activity to wind yarn. While i still wanna buy a swift, for now the edge of my ironing board works just as well. I really didn't realize how therapeutic it is to wind yarn until I had my own ball's such a beautiful thing

A couple posts back I said i caught the crocheting bug, well here is where my progress stopped. It's suppose to be a star baby blanket, but the baby that it was meant for is already here....sooooo she'll get it in a couple weeks. Crocheting tends to go a wee bit faster than knitting, but I'm not as good at crocheting as knitting.

hope everyone has a great weekend....i think i'm gonna buy some yarn or some books this weekend...we will see.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sad Day

Today the Mayor of the City of Detroit is suppose to accept a plea deal. While I am not a "supporter" of the Mayor, I do feel that the suburbs and the media have been out to get him for a while. I realize that he did perjure himself and that certain actions must be taken, the circus that has surrounds these issues is totally due to the media, both written and television. None of the big business or suburban officials wanted a Kwame running the City anyway and now they have exactly what they wanted. Yea he was cocky and arrogant, and broke laws but all I'm worried about is how the City will recover from this. His fate is sealed, he made his decisions and now he is dealing with the consequences.

All in all with Ken Cockrel Jr.. being made mayor , it leaves Monica Conyers as President of the City Council....and that leaves us right back at square one with a Mayor and City Council President who don't get along....(if you don't know she called him Shrek).

Everything that I hear about Detroit in the media is negative unless it is an event sponsored by a rich white dude. So unless it's the grand prix relatively little gets out in the local media, much less the national media that is positive about Detroit. While my City is not perfect, what major City is? There are plenty of positive things happening within Detroit that never receive any media attention and that never will because those aren't the headlines that grab peoples attention. Positive things have been going on in the City of Detroit for years. I have lived in the City all my life and I've never been attacked or robbed on the street, my car has never been stolen, I've never been shot or stabbed, but these are the images that prevail in the media. There are people in the burbs who have never been to the City and won't allow their children to visit the City because of the twisted perception that they have.

I have seen on comments on the free press and on the detroit news online that the citizens of Detroit deserve what they get when it comes to Mayor, But if that is the case then the United States deserved what it got when it elected Bush...and i don't think that anybody feels that sentiment is true, so why for the City of Detroit. A lot of it has to do with the racism that is prevalent in our area. Because the City is predominately Black and the suburbs predominately White there are major tensions because even our elected officials can't even pretend to get along (sidenote: which is the reason our area still doesn't have any form of mass transit yet every other major metropolitan area does), and if our elected officials can't get along, our citizenry can't get along.

What most of those in the suburbs fail to realize is the if the City of Detroit fails, the region fails.

I personally am tired of the whole situation, tired of the media and tired of people who are not supporters of the City of Detroit constantly talking about the City of Detroit. Kwame is not the first politician to break laws, and he will not be the last, we have plenty of them all over the nation, from local elected officials to national elected officials.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Crocheting Bug

So, I decided that I wanted to work on my crocheting skills ( which are close to non-existent). I cast on for the baby start blanket and after reading a few blogs and searching ravelry I think I've finally caught on. I will add pictures as soon as I get a chance, they are currently on my phone. The blanket will not be done before my friends baby gets here, but I am just taking it as a practice baby blanket and if it turns out nice enough then I will give it away. We will see what happens. As for the jaywalker socks, i am finishing the first one today hopefully, I'm at the toes decreases and so it should go very fast. I'm ready to cast on for the 2nd one so i can wear the pair. Besides that nothing much is happening, work as usual.
hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

quick update

I don't have much progress on the knitting front, I got up this morning and went for a bike ride with my hunny which was very nice. I have to now finish my paper. I only have about 2 pages left and my rough draft of my final paper for my master' off to work I go. have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Where I Knit

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Detroit. I've decided to start doing an installment of posts called: Where I Knit. I will take pictures of the places that I sit and knit at. Detroit has some beautiful buildings and I spend a good deal of time in them. I spent time knitting yesterday on the upper concourse in the Guardian Building in Detroit. I forgot to take outside pictures, but the architecture is stunning. Here is a link to the building website. I took some pics of the inside of the building. It's a beautiful building and it also has a yarn store inside (City Knits)....Gotta love a building in downtown with a yarn store inside! (Also i took these pics with my iphone....i love my iphone!)

A little history on the Guardian Building
The forty story skyscraper was completed in March 1927 and was originally the Union Trust Companies flagship headquarters. Smith Hinchman and Grylls architectural firm designed it with head designer Wirt C. Rowland. Forty artisans worked on the intricate murals, mosaic and stained glass, tile work and marble in the lobby. If you get a chance to visit Detroit, I highly recommend seeing it if you can.

and i knit on my jaywalker sock, yeah it's been a while working on these. I had to rip the first on after I turned the heel because it was to tight to get my foot into. I went back and cast on for the next size up and now it's fine, a snug fit, but fine.

My best friend is having a baby girl due in the next couple of weeks, I guess i should get to work on that baby blanket before she gets here. LOL one of these days I'm going to actually get something completed way in advance of someones due date.

I've got a wedding to go to today and today is looking lovely just like yesterday. I hope everyone is taking advantage of these beautiful weekends. Beautiful buildings, beautiful yarn beautiful weekends...what more could a girl ask for.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Drinkin' the Kool-aid

so I haven't been blogging or knitting much because I have been drinking the Apple kool-aid. My hunny got me one of the 3g iPhone and I am straight lovin' this thing. I bought a macbook pro a few ears ago and I have an iPod and while I love them i adore the iPhone. I haven't had any problems with a the only thing negative I can say is that the battery life is short due to the amount of stuff I use it for. I have been so busy using and playing with it that I haven't done much of anything else, which in some respects is sad. But I love my new phone and I don't care!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Nothing much...

going on knitting wise, working on finishing a paper I have to write. Still working on the baby trellis sweater and the market bag. I will post some more pics of the works in progress this week. hope everyone is having a great summer!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Esperanza Spalding

...I'm diggin her music, just ordered her cd from best buy online (since neither my local best buy or the local homegrown music store carried it)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Knitting, Reading and Movies

I started the baby coat Trellis, so far so good. I'm still working on the first piece, which is the back, but I'm liking how it's turning out. I'm doing it in an acrylic yarn because I just wanted to see if I could do a sweater of any size first before i invest a lot of money and time in knitting one.

I finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(book4) and need to get Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ( book 5) from the library today. I also want to read The Kite Runner, but my local library didn't have a copy, so I will probably buy it tomorrow....if i don't spend my book money on new yarn.

Movie Viewing:
Last night I went and saw Sex and the City and it was goood!. The clothing is fantastic and so are the shoes. The story line got a little boring in the middle, but over all well work the money spent. Now I want to buy the book that goes through the movie and shows who the designers were for each outfit.

Friday, June 6, 2008


So downtown Detroit is crazy today because it is the parade for the Red Wings. The streets are all block off and their are people everywhere. I can hear the crowd screaming for the players from my seat at work. I love my city when it is like this. People everywhere, having a good time. Even though the traffic is way too hectic for my liking, I'm glad that people showed up to support the team and the City of Detroit.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Nelly is saying...


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Been a while...

since I posted, things have been busy. Last week was my birthday (YEAH BIRTHDAY!). My hunny was a dear and got me cupcakes, bought me dinner at Olga'a and I got a bike. I got a Trek WSD 4300 and I'm soooo excited. I love my bike!!

My hunny bought a bike before last summer and he has been doing really well trying to lose some weight and get in shape. I got one because I need to get in shape and riding with my hunny is fun. I went out to breakfast on Sat with my family for my bday also and that was great.

Haven't been knitting a while lot, got a master's essay to finish.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Market Bag

Since everyone is trying to be eco-friendly these days, I decided to do my part by making a Market Bag so I can stop using those plastic bags at the grocery store. Here is the start of it.

Monday, May 12, 2008

When I don't do what I'm told to do......

...things get fucked up every time. My hunny is an amazing man and he tried to give me the best direction on the things that i should do. When i don't listen to him and do the things that i should i always end up fucking my self over and usually someone else in the process. Today i have don just that again. And while I'm always really sorry when these types of things happen, especially when I've caused it myself, I continue to not do the things i should. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results..... and i tend to do this alot.....maybe i need to seek professional help. i wish i could just start all over again from like age 18...that would be great....but alas you don't get second chances with time....and so i have to make the best out of the situations that I've created.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Jaywalker Progess

a shot of the progress on the jaywalker sock is all I have to offer

Monday, April 28, 2008


Back to knitting content:
I cast on for Grumperina's pattern the Jaywalkers socks in Lorna's Laces in the Rainbow colorway. I needed something small, simple and fast and this pattern is it. That's all for today.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

No Knitting For Me

I'm in the process of getting my life together so there is no knitting for me until everything is back on track. I use knitting to distract myself from the things that I really need to do, so until I finish those things that are paramount to my future, no knitting for me. This is not an easy feet, I adore knitting and it is part of my stress relief ritual too, but there are other more important things going on right now...prioritizing is key in life!

Right now the first thing I'm focused on is spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm aiming for heaven and sitting on my bum and not doing anything to further the kingdom besides going to church service on Sunday and bible study on Wednesday ain't gettin' it. God is sooooo good and his Word is true and right.

The second thing is focusing my financial future.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Take A Deep Breath...

...and figure your Sh*t out. If things are not going the way you have planned, and you seem to have missed what and where things got off track or went wrong. Take a deep breath and figure your sh*t out. I got all panicky and nervous today over somethings that just didn't require it. I am an emotional type person and so I tend to cry when I get upset, and while crying sometimes makes you feel better, there is a point where you have to pick yourself up and get on with the get on. If you have caused your own current situation there comes a time when you need to sit down and assess what your next steps need to be. Do not get mad if your friend/boyfriend/hubby tries to tell you how to solve your situation, they are doing so because they love you and want the best for you. Don't not turn a deaf ear to them, HEED THEIR WARNINGS! they just might be right about what they are telling you.

Sit down and make a game plan, ask for help if you need it and then go to work implementing that plan.....the IMPLEMENTATION part is key. This will require attention to detail, fortitude, stick-to-it-iveness and patience (of which I am sorely lacking, but working on). Depending on the situation sometimes and immediate solution is not available, but if you stick to the plan you will accomplish your objective.

Above all if you are a Christian GOD! if you are doing for him what needs to be done, and continue to follow in Jesus' path you will get through it. The Bible only promises two things to Christians 1) trouble and 2)eternal life for those who submit, obey and follow. Sometimes that trouble is brought about by others (if you let them) and sometimes it is brought about by yourself, either way following Jesus' commands is all that's really important in this lifetime anyway.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Weekend Crochet and an FO

I got it, I finally got it.....On SaturdayI figured out how to crochet granny squares thanks to a lot of searches online and the book Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. I've had the book for more than a year now, my hunny bought it for my originally because I thought crocheting would be easy to learn. Boy was I wrong, it just didn't work for me at all, so I started knitting and I was off and running.

So I've been crocheting like two squares a day, I plan on making a purse for my G-Ma. I'm not saying I'm the best crocheter out there by far, I'm just glad that it finally made sense to me.

I also finished my socks for me Yea! and wore them on Saturday, they took a little getting use to in the heel, but they are fine now and I love them.

I also managed my way to the library and started reading Wicked. So far it's ok, nothing spectacular..actually it really kinda' twisted, but I'm only 50 pages in, so I'll see what i really think about it once i get further into it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Yummy Yarn

I picked up some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn in the Rainbow colorway from the Knotted Needle and I'm so excited. I'm trying to decide between which pattern I want to make with the pretty pretty yarn. I'm looking at either making the Firestarters or the Jaywalkers, I haven't decided. Maybe I'll make up a pattern of my own, we will see what happens. First I have got to finish the socks I'm currently working on. I'm on the heel of the second sock, so it should be done soon.

Pretty Yarn!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dishcloth #2 finished. I made it with some Lily sugar n' cream in natural.

they go so fast that i started a mini 3rd one just so i could finish up the last bits of cotton in both eletric blue and natural i had, same pattern as the one above. the natural and blue behind the one that is cast on are the first two laying behind it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Another FO

...but it's not the other sock. Its a dishcloth for my dad for his birthday, which was the 30th. I'm actually making him two, one is finished and the other is 50% done, he will receive them this weekend. For the blue dishcloth I used the Diagonal knit discloth pattern posted on ravelry.

below is a picture of the second one that i started, I used the Waffle knit dishcloth pattern here, that i also found via ravelry. I like dishcloths because they are quick and provide instant gratification. I plan on grabbing some more cotton and start cranking these out in mass, so when Christmas comes around everybody will get at least two dishcloths.

I'm still working on sock number two...running out of steam a bit...maybe new sock yarn will give me some momentum.

Friday, March 28, 2008

...On to sock two

One sock down, one sock to go

The only thing I've been reading lately is the April 2008 issue of Elle magazine and looking at the new Patternworks book that just came in the mail yesterday. There are a few sweaters that I want to make from that book.

I started on the second sock already and am itching to buy some new sock yarn. I've been eyeing the socks that rock website for a while now, and i just might have to go ahead and grab some. I still have almost a whole ball left from the boyfriend socks that i made my hunny....but the color is just to drap for spring....even though it snowed last night here ...i want vibrant colored socks and socks that rock definitely have vibrant colors.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sock for Me

I'm almost finished with my first sock for me...yeah. i'm a little further along than the pic below, i'm actually working on the cuff now. It's a pretty plain sock except for two cables, one on each of the front panel. I know it looks a little long, but i have long narrow feet, so it fits me perfectly and that's what is important. I like the yarn because of it squishiness, but its short on yardage, 2 skeins =338 yards.

I haven't been doing any new book reading, my hunny is sick with a cold and so I've been taking care of him and trying not to get sick myself. Book money went to buying lots of cold medicine, orange juice and chicken noodle soup. I guess i could go to the local library, but I like buying books so i can keep them and take as long as i need to read them.

My Hunny's bday is coming up at the end of April and i have to think of something nice for him. I know I'm going to make him a bday cake but I got to get hime something else too.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Reading and Knitting

I finished reading "The Devil Wears Prada" and now I can say that I ended up liking the book more that I originally thought I would. I've been inspired by the ladies in the Ebony elite sistahfriend knitters group on Ravelry in the 'what are you reading' forum to make my next book read either "Wicked" or "The Kite Runner". Since I've heard good things about both books I'll be heading to the bookstore on Friday.

My favorite book of all time is The Bible....but second would be "Hinds' Feet on High Place" by Hannah Hurnard. This book is very uplifting. This was my G-Ma Hale's ( who passed away this past November) favorite book and she made me read it when I was in high school and I've loved it ever since. Since then, both my mother and my aunt have read it and loved it.

On the Knitting front I've been working on a simple two cable sock for myself (pics below). I'm ripping the Hedera I started to make these socks..the pattern + the yarn was a bit too busy for I'm considering buying some solid color sock yarn and starting the hedera again.

I need to start on something for my mother, aunt and g-ma for mother's day. I figure if i start now, I'll get three projects done by then...we will see. Maybe I'll sew something instead with some needle point...hmmm.... maybe.

please forgive the blurring cellphone pics.