Saturday, February 16, 2008

February 16

Franticly knitting away on SOC. I am just a few rows from finishing Clue 5 - YEAH! It is absolutely beautiful! I am so glad I did not try to add beads to this one. I am thinking I will make somekind of multi-strand necklace with the beads I purchased and didn't use.

Read my emails this morning and found Moni has listed another Mystery Knit. This one to begin sometime in the summer. Good thing! I have not even cast on yet for the Fisherman's Wife shawl and she has Secret of Bad Heim or something like that yet to start. Then there is the Spring Surprise Shawl, I forget whose Mystery Knit that one is, that is in progress that I have not cast on for yet and the other Mystery Knit that should be posting it's first clue today. Not to mention all the items I have in my Queue on Ravelry and all the other projects that are already started and not yet completed. I need more time in my day just to knit!!!!

I am thinking I want to get the yarn stash in the garage and in my closet and in the guest room out and go thru all of it to reorganize everything. Maybe even get rid of some of it. I'm thinking it might be a good idea to have all the projects in process in one location complete with their instructions! Then there's the ones in process that I've taken the needles to use on other projects. Maybe those should be frogged since I no longer know what size needles I was using.

Gayle from Women in the Word wants me to teach her how to knit. I'm so excited for her. She was talking to another gal at choir practice on Thursday night about it and she might want to learn as well. I'll need to put some thought to putting together a lesson plan...

RB and I celebrated a wonderful Valentines Day/half year anniversary at Pala. I had a facial and manicure done while I waited for him to arrive. Since the weather was so crummy because of the rain we decide to just eat there instead of driving to Fallbrook for sushi. We opted for the buffet. It was pretty much what you should expect from a buffet. I did like the shrimp and I wished I had grabbed a few more of the coconut macaroons - those were really yummy! We went for sushi for lunch and it was totally worth the wait!

Friday, January 25, 2008

January 2008

Oh my, where has time gone! Is it really already the 25th of January!

Got taxes done - well almost. Corporate is done, had all the info. The personal return we are still waiting to receive all the 1099's. People are slow getting them out this year. But it's a good thing as hubby hadn't told me about his casino winnings and those have to be reported. I found a few charitable donations to include as well.

I am moving very slowly on my SOC Mystery Knit. Many have already completed theirs and the group has been closed out with the pattern now being offered for sale. I love the knit, not finding the pattern to be difficult, just something that requires my total concentration. I have tried to knit when others around and find I end the row off and have to tink back to find my mistake. It's not worth the heartache, so I only knit when I have total peace and quiet. I have marked the chart every 7 or 8 rows as well as every 10 or so stitches. This has helped tremendously as to keeping everything on track. Easier to find and correct if a mistake is made, usually a missed yarn over.

Connie wanting her own Swan Lake Stole. I feel bad that I didn't offer to make it for her. So I called her and told her to send me yarn and pattern and I'll knit it for her. Where to put on my list of projects... Received the yarn, will re-hank it and wash and then knit the stole.

Currently working on a Rib Warmer in burgundy and black 2 ply yarn. Love the color and the ending fabris it makes. Think it will look great with a black tee and black pants!

Frogged the JellyFish Shrug for Haleigh. Think the yarn doesn't have enough body and will just hang like a wet noodle. Maybe I'll just get another yarn that I can carry with the eyelash I picked and hope it will give it more body...

Waiting for confirmation on grandbaby #6. Oh my heart is heavy as I think son has enough on his plate now with 3 kids. Can understand his 2nd wife wanting a kid, she's still young. Thought they would wait until she was done with schooling tho. This should pretty much seal son's fate to stay in Navy for another 10 years. Where will he go when this current duty is up? Wish there was some way he could have the 3kids and all of them come out to California. I could help them out more and more importantly I could see the kids more!