Monday, October 29, 2007

Birthday Boy

We went out of town this weekend to spend my dgs' birthday with him. He is now 7 years old and "standin' in high cotton!" :)

He saw the fields of cotton and after I explained to him that cotton can be made into yarn, he was interested in stopping to "pick" some.

X with some of his partygoing friends.

X posing with some of his gifts.

A good time was had by all! :)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

It was a HEN party!.......

Hey ya'll, we had a HEN party this weekend....

but we weren't crocheting! MY SIL (bottom photo) and her Cousin (middle photo) and I were "Stampin Up" and trying to make a start on this year's Christmas cards. I was totally useless and just watched them make their cards. I didn't do a dog-gone thing except TALK. :) I have lots of experience in talking! I still remember bringing my 2nd grade report card home and the only comment I remember from it said, "Cynthia talks too much". Never a truer statement has ever been written! :)

I have been crocheting on a project, I promise, but I don't want to show it on here until I am done, which I hope will be this coming week. I am also wanting to crochet this for my dgs in time for Halloween. I think he will enjoy it! Wouldn't you? :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tresselating Fish, more new yarn

I bought some Vanna's Choice Lion Brand Yarn, and "hey Mikey", I liked it! I also found a pattern that I liked that I saw on Ravelry, called Tresselating Fish. It is apparently an old pattern found in Knitter's Magazine, and a lady out in blogland sort of figured out how to work a similar pattern. I am really liking the way it is working up. The bottom "fish" looks brown in this light, but it is really a mossy green color! The "fish" are fairly fast and easy, and I hope to eventually have an afghan of some sort in the fall colors I have picked out. I will post as I progress..................

Monday, October 8, 2007

Trying new things, getting new yarn....

Today I was off work for Colombus Day. I met up with my friend the "Frogginqueen" at a JoAnn Fabric store at a city in between where we both live (North Richland Hills, TX). They had some new yarn out and does anyone besides me see a resemblance to NORO colorways, here? I'm excited to see how it works up, but have no idea yet what I want to make.
After our "shopping spree" that took us from JoAnn's to Hancock Fabric (it must be the last one standing, they closed all the others in the DFW area that I know about), we went over to Chick- fil-A, where we had a nice lunch, and M was kind enough to break out the sock patterns and show me what I have been missing all these years of knitting, in the way of using dpns. Yes, dear readers, I have allowed myself to avoid dpns almost religiously over the years. I tried a couple of times and hated it so bad, I never wanted to try again. However, I keep seeing all the beautiful sock patterns out there that I would like to try out. I thought about starting out on circulars, instead of dpns, but then decided that what the heck, I will soldier through learning to use dpns on my *first ever* sock attempt. M makes it seem almost easy, and here is my beginning attempt on the "Monkey" socks pattern with Lion Brand magic stripes sock yarn (don't know the colorway, I guess I threw away the labels).

I feel confident that I will make it to the heel ok, but at that point, well, we'll see. :) Wish me luck, won't you?