Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday Sky and knitting updates

It was raining when I took this picture around 1:30 today.
Sky doesn't look too bad, but it was raining.

This is the washcloth that I use for waiting places.
Haven't had to wait anywhere this week, but did knit
on it during commercials last night.

This is the cardigan I started. I think I've done
4 rows so far. Been trying to work on the hat for

The story of the hat for Wynnie. I had started in this
color but decided I didn't like it much, and ordered the
correct colors from Webs. Look down a few posts to see it.
First balled the two colors, and took them to my knitting
at a friend's house. I started with the center end, and
started knitting a gauge square, and after a few rows,
ran into knots. The yarn is so soft that it sticks together.
The outside yarn got tangled with the inside yarn. I worked
for a long time trying to untangle everything. Finally did,
and started to pull more of the inside yarn out and
out came more and more knots. I got so frustrated,
I threw the yarn across the couch. I hadn't brought
any other projects or yarn, so I was stuck.
So, when I got home, I looked at it and it was
so tangled that, I decided to make the make the
hat with the original yarn, and that's as far as
I've gotten so far. Maybe I'm not supposed to
knit this hat, I don't know.

Well, Wynnie is one year old, and maybe she won't
care which yarn I use. There will be the flowers
on the brim, and there's a picture of the pattern
down a few posts.

Tonight we are driving up to Scranton for a Church
meeting. It will be dark and raining and hubby and
I are not looking forward to driving up there tonight.
It's bad enough to drive in rain during the day.
Oh, well, such is life.

So, I've been knitting

Saturday, October 18, 2008

No Saturday Sky, just Granddaughter

Well, on Friday morning around 10 AM we left home and drove
down to Baltimore. We checked into our Hotel, and then drove
over to our Son's house and I took pictures of them. So, you
will have to suffer a few photos.

This one was taken of the 3 of them, our youngest son,
his wife and their baby. (well, she's 1 now, walking
and talking) She didn't warm up to her Grandma and
Grandpa visiting, so just resorted to photos.

This one was actually with her Father, but I seemed to
have cut off his head so edited him out. Isn't she
a sweetie?

This is my favorite photo of her. She just turned her
head at the right moment. Our Granddaughter. We
won't mention she is the 5th grandchild, but the
one that lives the closet to us and is accessible.

So, after having a take out dinner with them, we
went back to the hotel. No picture there, sorry.
This morning, after a terrible night sleep, I
never sleep well in a hotel, we went to the
Temple. Our in car GPS thing changed her tune
and first had us one road, and then changed
us to another. Odd. We had to stop for
breakfast as the hotel's was expensive. So we
finally found a McD's and ate a quite breakfast
there, which made us that much later for the
Temple. It turned out okay, as we were able
to do work for relatives of hubby's. And
then we got to the meeting we went down
for, so that turned out well.

After the Temple we tried to find lunch,
and had trouble with that too. Finally
we found a Mexican Restaurant and ate
there, without the GPS recommendation.
We got home here around 5:40 or so I
think. Hubby has just gone to bed as
he was very tired. I am somewhat
tired but seem to have gotten a second
wind or something, but will go to bed

I did some knitting on the washcloth
in the car. Managed to do it without
getting car sick which was good.

So, I've been knitting

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Sky and some Updates

It is a nice day here in the Poconos, a tad more chilly
than I care for but hubby is working outside banging. I
think he is working on the gutters.

This is our Relief Society dinner. Not all are shown on this
picture, but you wouldn't know the people anyway. My friend
in Denmark has a small Relief Society and I wanted to show
her how many women we have in ours.

I cast on for another washcloth. It's easy knitting for
when I go to places where I am going to talk to people,
like knitting groups or going to do while waiting for
the doctor or dentist.

I have just cast on 129 stitches for the back of the
sweater I am making. It will be a cardigan, the
pattern came from The Knitter's handy book of sweater
The yarn is Cascade 220 in the Summer
Sky color.

This is the new yarn I got for Wynnie's hat. The yarn is
Jill Eaton's Merino and the tags don't say the color name.
Obviously the hat will be the green and the light green
will be the outside of the flowers that will go on the
brim. I will use the red that I was trying to knit the
hat from, for the center of the flowers. You can look
back several posts and see the pattern.

Nothing much happening around here but knitting. Oh I am
reading also. That cuts the knitting time a bit.

So, I've been knitting

Friday, October 10, 2008

Book Meme
A meme from Booking Through Thursday.

What was the last book you bought?
The Taking, by Dean Koontz.

Name a book you have read MORE than once

Oh, I reread lots of books, but mostly
Jan Karon's Father Tim series, and the
Harry Potter Series. I'm also rereading
The Work and the Glory series by Gerald

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

I read mostly fiction, but pick up
non-fiction occasionally, usually
when I want to learn about something.

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?

Well, I just finished Hunting Season,
by Nevada Barr, and loved it.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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