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Bl0om where you are planted July 31, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 9:01 am

I didn’t realize that was a biblical quote–that coming from a theology major.  Oh well–I actually preferred the Christian Old Testament.  I was referring to a piece of counted cross stitch that has had my eye.  With all this interest in counted cross stitch of late–I wonder if it has anything to do with my Summer of Stash.  No new yarn to buy–how about cross stitch?  Not that there hasn’t been a slip but photos of that to come and I don’t plan to start knitting it until the Fall.

Life has been so chaotic and busy.  Entries have been planned in my head then things like kids and work and flat tires get in the way.  Yea, a flat tire.  I found that when I was picking Owen up from his respite program.  The upside of the whole tire thing was the Homegoods next to Birthday_and_knitting_005 Costco.  Oh yeah baby!  I got my chaise.  While red is not my favorite color–it coordinates nicely with our room and the price was right.  Oh, and it is comfortable too!  I am already creating a mess right next to it.

Birthday_and_knitting_001 In other exciting but old birthday news, Kevin made me a pie.  He had it in his head to whip up a fabulous birthday dinner for me last Sunday and I had forgotten to tell him my mom was having a birthday BBQ for my sister and I.  He was so cute on the phone with my mom, "But I was going to make a pie…"  A pie.  I don’t know where he came up with that but  nagged him all week about the pie.  Yesterday he made a delicious pie with chocolate pudding, cream cheese and toffee bits.  Yum.   

Last, I have been meaning to post a couple of pictures of my mom’s latest knitting creation.  Are these not gorgeous?Selbu_mitten_1Selbu_1 Miniatures_1 The miniatures are old but always amazing.

 

July 25, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 11:17 am

While looking for this counted cross stitch project, I found this needlepoint project.12_yr_old_needlepont  I think my MIL gave it to me when I was pregnant with Gracie.  She had done just  a bit of the green and I guess I used one color for the wrong section and gave up–with just about 60 or so stitches left.  What the heck–I have been working on it a bit every day and trying to sort out the colors to fudge it.  I am not sure whether I even like this but might as well finish it.

Lace_leaf_growing_1 The Leaf Lace shawl grows.  I just want to call it Lace Leaf though–it flows so much better.  There is a minor mistake that may need to be dropped down.  I am letting it sit a bit before I dive in (or pass it off to my mother).Mistake_on_lace_leaf  It’s a crappy picture of a crappy mistake but I just haven’t mastered the fine art of a closeup.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. 

 

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 11:17 am

While looking for this counted cross stitch project, I found this needlepoint project.12_yr_old_needlepont  I think my MIL gave it to me when I was pregnant with Gracie.  She had done just  a bit of the green and I guess I used one color for the wrong section and gave up–with just about 60 or so stitches left.  What the heck–I have been working on it a bit every day and trying to sort out the colors to fudge it.  I am not sure whether I even like this but might as well finish it.

Lace_leaf_growing_1 The Leaf Lace shawl grows.  I just want to call it Lace Leaf though–it flows so much better.  There is a minor mistake that may need to be dropped down.  I am letting it sit a bit before I dive in (or pass it off to my mother).Mistake_on_lace_leaf  It’s a crappy picture of a crappy mistake but I just haven’t mastered the fine art of a closeup.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. 

 

July 24, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 6:49 am

If Margene is sending birthday wishes my way, I feel like I should have a better post up than a whinge about bloglines. 

This weekend was terrific.  Work on Saturday.  Dinner out with Kevin on Sat.  A huge lie in on Sunday.  Boomers family park for an autism day with the kids and friends.  Dinner and cake at my mom’s by the pool for my sister and I (our birthdays are 8 days apart).  And a quick look around for a chaise for my bedroom.  A chaise…so indulgent. 

I finished a bracelet for my friends fundraiser Take Back the News.  I worked a bit more on the Leaf Lace Shawl–maybe a picture later.  The purl rows are getting very long and a bit boring.  And I like purling!  I also played around with a skein of Fiesta Watermark for the shop.  Still not sure what to do with it.

 

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 6:49 am

If Margene is sending birthday wishes my way, I feel like I should have a better post up than a whinge about bloglines. 

This weekend was terrific.  Work on Saturday.  Dinner out with Kevin on Sat.  A huge lie in on Sunday.  Boomers family park for an autism day with the kids and friends.  Dinner and cake at my mom’s by the pool for my sister and I (our birthdays are 8 days apart).  And a quick look around for a chaise for my bedroom.  A chaise…so indulgent. 

I finished a bracelet for my friends fundraiser Take Back the News.  I worked a bit more on the Leaf Lace Shawl–maybe a picture later.  The purl rows are getting very long and a bit boring.  And I like purling!  I also played around with a skein of Fiesta Watermark for the shop.  Still not sure what to do with it.

 

Falling on deaf ears… July 21, 2006

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…or why won’t bloglines update me?  It’s not like I post that frequently!  Have a great weekend. 

 

A weeks worth of photos in my camera July 20, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 9:14 am

But at the rate that I blog–I think I can probably drag it out a month. 

Field_trip_with_granny_to_kfi_3 Tuesday started out with me sick as a dog.  Granny arrived just after 11am.  We put her walker in the car and hit the road.  I sipped Ginger Ale as we looked over KFI’s latest offerings.  Granny picked up a couple of new yarns–Debbie Bliss’s Pure Cashmere and Noro’s new Cashmere Island.  Cashmere Island looks a lot like Kureyon–except it’s skanked and you want to smush it up against your face.  I don’t know anyone who likes to smush Kureyon.  There was a new Sirdar yarn too, Click, for the acrylic fans.  The pattern support was good for that yarn.

After perusing the yarns and lunch for Granny and her rep–it was off to the warehouse!  It wasWheres_my_white_snuggly  hotter than hell but impressive nonetheless.  I was too miserable to consider any shopping besides…I am still in the Summer of Stash.  It was pretty cool to Granny_admiring_the_noro see how they pick the orders and pack them up.  It is safe to say that their back room is bigger than Granny’s!  Amazing too, was the Noro aisle and just how empty it was.

Overall, it was a good field trip.  I just wish I had felt better.  No doubt it was better for my wallet that I was queasy.

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