Friday, June 30, 2006

Well, figure I better post, so the secret pal police don't fuss at me. LOL

Haven't knitted at all. Been busy reading or re-reading a series of books. It's been a long time since I read it, and it's really good. The series is called 'The Work and the Glory.' It's a historical novel about the beginnings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I belong to that church, and the author has put a fictional family in the history of the church, so it's quite interesting. Anyway, been reading every chance I get, so haven't knitted at all. Silly me.

Need to get things together for my Secret Pal. Have a couple things, but will need to go to my LYS and get some yarn and a pattern or two for this Pal. Lucky girl. LOL

My dishwasher has been on the blink. Leaking like sieve is what's it's been doing. Hubby has been trying to fix it for over a week now. Been washing dishes by hand, which isn't too bad, since there's just the two of us. Guess I'm just spoiled having a dishwasher. It's only 5 years old, and shouldn't be leaking. Hubby now has it down to just a trickle, and then he did something else last night, and says I should run it after dinner, and we'll see if it leaks. I'll run it with a pan under where it had been leaking. Nothing like being somewhat pessimistic.

My knitting guild is next Thursday, so I will be knitting then anyway. Still have those fingerless gloves on the needles.

Been enjoying the sun the last few days. We had 7 days of hard rain, lots of flooding in the county. We didn't have any water, thank goodness. Delaware Water Gap is still flooded, and so are several other places along the Delaware River. It crested at 33'. Anyway, been sitting on the deck in the sun every day for the last 3 days and reading a chapter. That takes about 15 min. which is plenty of time to be in the sun. Slowly getting a little tan although I say I'm getting my Vitamin D each day.

So, I will be knitting.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Guess what I got in the mail! My Secret pal gift. Look at this box. Doubt it's a Cuisenart Toaster like the box says.

Look, a handmade knitting bag, although it looks like it was bought. She's a really good seamstress she is.

Look at all these goodies that were tucked in that bag. She made a needle holder, that holds circulars and double points and even maybe some strait needles. Oh, wait, there is a little holder for double points I think. There's also a cute holder for a pair of small scissors. There's a Thread Cutter Pendant, and something that may be a button, not sure. Oh yes, a skein of Mama-E's C*eye*ber Fiber Sock yarn, a superwash wool sock yarn. A pretty blue too. And a cute card too.

Here's a picture of the inside of the bag. Lots of pockets in there. It will be great for a project or two to take along. Will fit all the silly little tools we need to take with us.

Don't I have a great Secret Pal? She sure is a sweetie.

As for knitting, I'm still working on those fingerless gloves. Took hubby's car to get inspected and knit a few more rows on them. Need to take his car back for new back brakes tomorrow, so will take them to knit there again.

So, I've been knitting

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Hi All,

Haven't posted for a bit. Thought I'd better, since with Secret Pal 8, we're supposed to post weekly.

Finally got the package ready to send to my Secret Pal. Need to go the post office soon and mail it. Also get my mail, as we can't have a mail box, since kids (or grandmas) knock it off the post. We're at the bottom of a long hill and I think they drive down the hill with a baseball bat out the window and swing as they go by. Such fun. They don't seem to bother the newspaper box, although they did knock if off once. We've lived here long enough we thought maybe when the generation grew up it would stop. But it seems like the next and next generations, do it too. LOL Not just ours but I've seen many damaged mail boxes, even one of those Rubbermaid ones, has got duct tape all over it holding it together.

Sorry for the rant, but it bugs me sometime to have to go to the post office daily.

Was knitting some fingerless gloves, but made too many mistakes, so just frogged both of them back. Will try again soon. Went to NY on Saturday, and took the baby blanket, and only managed to knit one row. Can't knit while riding in a car or I get carsick. Silly.

So, knit a little and frogged a lot.