Sunday, September 30, 2007


Fall is here, that means more time to knit - yea! Except that it has been very summerlike here in Western NY so we have been spending as much time outdoors as possible.
I went to the Hemlock Fibre Arts Festival two weeks ago and controlled myself remarkably well. I only purchased 3 sock yarns, some yarn to make a sweater for Joe, and some lace meriono for a shawl.

Another Finished Object:
I finished the Prime Alpaca Sweater that I finished in early July. I really love the way it turned out. It is a little bit itchy - I think all wool things bother me a little bit, but that's what undergarments are for - I'm not going to stop knitting with wool. The pattern called for a cable by the raglan edge - not very noticeable in this yarn - but that's ok. I also added two rounds of the cable on each sleeve to give it a little pizzaz.

I'm working on a little shrug from some yarn that I got at Hemlock last year.
I needed a bit more yarn -- wa able to get some that matched quite well at my LYS.
See the green at the bottom....nice huh

This week I spent a lot of time on my dad's sock.
I want to get it done before his birthday
end of November. The pattern is adapted from IK - Fall 2006
Father and Son Socks. I just used the cable on the edge, and am
carrying it all the way down the foot. I am loving this yarn,
Monarch, that I purchased from Little Knits--except that
my fingers are turning black - I'll have to give these socks
a nice long vinegar soak before I give them away. my
colorway is a black/forrest green and I'm loving they way
they are turning out.

Family Stuff:

Joey spent time in the ER again last night. He smashed
his finger at work and the nail was pushed down into the
skin - I wont' go into details - but just know it was totally
gross and very very painful. Poor kid!

Tiffany is loving college this year and studing a lot - as it
should be!

I'll leave you with a picture of what we are lucky enough
to see in our backyard - have a great week and stay safe.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Big One That Didn't Get Away!

Joe and I had a fun filled weekend! On Sunday we went gambling - came home with $100 more than we went with which does not happen all of the time (John I'll tell you my secrets sometime!)
Monday we went fishing. Usually I like to go boating which means bring a book, knitting, sunglasses, sunscreen, diet pepsi, pretzels and m&m snack mix. This weekend I wanted to fish. We went to Irondequoit Bay by the "perch" booeys. The booeys are right where the big obnoxious boats go flying by with no consideration what soever for the little fisher people sitting there trying to catch the "big one".

I caught this fish about 30 minutes after we started - it is hard to see from the picture but it is a really gigantic perch! About 11 1/4 inches. Joe caught a LOT more fish than I did, but I'm sure he didn't catch one this big! He might have caught one that was 10 3/4 or maybe even 11 inches. He was a good sport and I tried not to rub it in too much that I caught almost a whole meal with my ONE fish! He was great about baiting my hook each and every time and taking all of my fish off, even the little ones that we had to throw back. I've caught my big one for the year - guess I'll go back to "boating" now.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

This and That

Summer is unofficially over and I'm sad. I love summer and everything that goes with it, including the heat. I sat on the deck today and fried - and the pool was 70 - waaaay too cold to jump in. It got down to below 50 here last night. We'll be closing it next weekend. Boo!

I have been feeling very inspired lately about my knitting.

The multidirectional scarf is finished and I really like the way it turned out. It's not too long - I hate long scarves.

The sweater is very close to being done - maybe by next weekend. Here is some detail of the pattern at the raglan edge, but it's not a good picture, and in this yarn it is not very pronounced anyway.

I have one slipper done and ready to felt, wait until you see the finished size. I made a
pair for me first, before I start the holiday knitting.

Destiny and Sandy are back in North! We miss them.
Joel brought Destiny for a hamburg dinner before she had to head back.
It was a nice evening - aren't brothers wonderful!


Joey turned 19 on August year I won't even be the mother of a
teenager anymore!

I'm glad the birthday season is over around here - too many sweets

have a nice week - and stay safe.