I know. I've been a bad blogger. That's because I've been a bad knitter! Who has time? But I did finish this:
Friday, June 29, 2007
Posted by Holly at 7:47 AM
Friday, June 22, 2007
I have no knitting. I'm still staring at the kitchener project. Staring, not doing.
I have the bug to read lately and that's not good. I can't read and knit. I have so little free time it's one or the other. I've always wanted to read Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina so I purchased it yesterday at Barnes and Noble. I'm going to try to get into it before our beach trip in August so I have something to read at the beach. I think it's not a book to start at the beach, but one to be pretty well into before beachy distractions. I get it into my head that I want to read the classics and then when I start one of them I get so bored I have to quit. We'll see how this one goes.
I realized the other day that my saved "favorite places" on the computer are out of control and need weeded out. It takes me forever now to find what I'm looking for. When I see a knitting pattern online that I like I automatically put it into my favorite places. So I got rid of a lot of them yesterday. Here are a few that have to stay. These are definite "someday" patterns for me. Take a look:
Knitty: Spring 2007 - Dashing
Knitting - Free Knitting Pattern, Grace Wrap Sweater
Berroco® Free Pattern Michaela
Kidsknits' Free Patterns
Knitting - Free Knitting Pattern, Allison Bolero Sweater
These have to stay. Truthfully, I've already printed most of them out. But I like keeping them here where I can see them to remind me for someday when the spirit moves.
Busy day.. busy weekend coming up... better run!
Posted by Holly at 8:29 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Posted by Holly at 8:50 AM
Monday, June 18, 2007
Posted by Holly at 7:43 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2007
As I was leaving for work this morning at 6:30am my DH informed me that he thought I was "out of control". He made me go to breakfast with him instead of to the office. I guess I do get a little out of control. But it's a busy business. If I'm not busy, someone else will be. And so it goes...
Of course all the talk around here these days is the U.S. Open. The people across from us at Eat N Park were on their way to the Open and the people behind us were talking about what time coverage starts on TV. And when I finally did get to the office everyone there was talking about it. Then the conversation turned to why don't I play golf if I find it so enjoyable to watch. Well I used to play golf. In a previous life. Now, one thing is certain... if you can't find the time to paint your nails, you're certainly not going to find the time to play a round of golf. But I do not miss it. Not one little bit. There is no frustration in WATCHING golf. There's a ton of frustration in PLAYING golf. And I have enough frustration thank you very much.
I stopped at my sister's last evening before dinner. What a day care center! Two nieces and one daughter there with a combined 4 toddlers aged 2 and under. One two year old and three little toddling things unsteady on their feet waddling around like little penquins. (and one Westie following them around waiting for them to drop food) I had white pants on. What was I thinking? They are now on my back seat waiting to be dropped off at the cleaners. It is SO much fun to see them all playing together. Even if they do have dirty hands!
Once again, no knitting news but I hope to have a Finished Object next week. Will it happen?
Posted by Holly at 9:13 AM
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Gaaa.... The dog rolled in something outside for sure. Why do they do that?? What possesses a perfectly clean dog to roll around in dead animal? So on my way to the groomers this morning, I caught site of her in the rear view mirror. I thought this was a funny photo. But I wasn't laughing at the time because we were stopped in the construction zone and the odor coming off that dog was making me gag. Obviously, if she had to stick her snout out the window for fresh air , she was making herself gag too!
Posted by Holly at 11:58 AM
Monday, June 11, 2007
I worked a lot this weekend but I did manage to find the time to wrap my soap for giving or selling... whatever. I find that when I give it away, people come to me later wanting to buy it, so at least it's ready and looks cute. I've got Plum Spice and Lemon Verbena. Next in the pot will be Lavender... hopefully this coming Sunday.
Posted by Holly at 7:42 AM
Friday, June 08, 2007
All work and no play this week. And that will continue through Sunday and then I'll start all over again next week. But that's ok. I'd rather be busy. I do miss knitting though.
Went to the grand opening of the covention center here last night. What a great place. It's about 1/2 hour from home but I'd go there for a weekend just to relax. I imagine it would be exceptionally beautiful there in the fall. I can just picture myself sitting on the porch overlooking the lake... knitting....
My mother is waiting for me to go to her house and plant flowers. I'm thinking I may have to buy one of those construction lights and set it up and do it in the middle of the night. I'm not sure how else I'm going to get it accomplished. I need more hours in the day.
Here's the latest cutie photo.
He's walking and he can say "Ball". He loves Baby Einstein and he is constantly trying to get you to sing and do the "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes" routine. He loves to watch grown-ups make fools of themselves I think.
Posted by Holly at 9:06 AM
Monday, June 04, 2007
Tofutsies Socks... this knit two at a time thing rocks! I can't believe I was so late to that party.
The second half of Clementine. I really want to get this finished so I can work on the pink lace shawl. I need to get this stuff out of the way so I can continue on my quest to de-stash. There comes a point when you really just have to stop buying more and use what you have.
I think my next project, after I finish these, is going to be this:
Berroco® Free Pattern Michaela
Remember this? I started it 4 times and gave up. I have the yarn and I LOVE this pattern. Since I have done some more lace knitting since I tried this, I might have better luck with it now. I am "getting" lace knitting a little more and I didn't know about lifelines back then. That would make all the difference. I think I got eight inches into this one time and had to rip it all out because I got lost in the pattern.
I did lots of knitting while sitting at Open Houses yesterday. I'd rather be selling houses but that usually doesn't happen from an Open House. But, having said that, the first house I ever sold was the result of an Open House. It was also the last one I ever sold as a result of an open house and I've been doing this for 10 years so what does that tell you? And I do LOTS of Open Houses. Generally speaking, they just make the seller happy... they don't sell houses. But enough about real estate!
We watched Colin for a little while on Saturday. We stuffed him full of food that had little to no nutritional value and took him to Barnes and Noble for a new book. The kid loves books. He is walking now.. short distances. He doesn't have the nerve yet to really just take off so he just goes from point A to point B and grabs on to something and then looks up at you waiting for you to make a big deal over it. He's such a cutie.
I dropped off the Bishop's scarf yesterday. I think the woman who asked me for it liked it. One thing about that Homespun yarn... it looks and feels better as a finished product than it does while you're knitting it. It's very soft. I think it would feel wonderful around your neck. But please don't ever make me knit with it again!
Posted by Holly at 2:07 PM
Friday, June 01, 2007
Posted by Holly at 7:47 AM