Sunday, August 17, 2008

things I've been working on

not much to report, except my various craftiness - school starts in 2 weeks, football practices start tomorrow... did you know that someone actually makes a mouthguard specifically for kids with braces? who'da thunk it??

anyway... i'm making another pair of toe up socks, 2 at a time, magic loop.... i love the idea of it, and i think if i keep practicing, i'll get better at it...

and then, 2 days ago, one of my mystery shawl KAL's started... this one's a challenge - i thought i was pretty good at the lace thing, but have never tried to knit something as fine as this yarn! it's like knitting with carpet thread...
but the first clue is done, beads and all

and that's life in the not so big city this week - maybe by next week, i'll have pictures of mom's cardigan (back and one of the fronts is done)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

i'm not a political person

generally, i won't discuss politics with anyone - it's just not worth the fight...

but my son called me in to see this tonight, and it's pretty funny - anyone remember rick astley?

Barack Roll

and if you don't want to get political, listen to mother

Friday, August 8, 2008


I finished the ene's scarf! it's blocking all over the spare bed - I'll try to get photos tomorrow in the sun - the ones with the light in the room were disasterous (and really really blurry)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

endings and beginnings

i finished my son's socks. purple and black stripes. they're kind of funky - he seems to like them. that's the ending part.

beginnings..... my baby got braces today. for the first time, he smiles and shows his teeth.

go figure.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

mini socks!

my son actually agreed to me making him socks - once I found this pattern.
because it's only half a sock, it only took a day - one down, one to go!

they're fun to make, because they go so quickly!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

YAY!! I finished something!

I've been working on the Goddess Knits Mystery KAL for ages and ages..... though realistically, it's only been about six weeks. I finally finished it this morning, grafted the edges of the edging, and it's blocking..... all over my bed. it needs to be dry by tonight!