Sunday, August 24, 2008

Where's my Roses?!

Complete!! I didn't think I had it in me.
Call it a lesson in perseverance, or obsession.
The Ribbi Cardi is complete, with moments to spare!
I inserted the zipper this morning.
My Olympic Accomplishment.
I would like to especially thank Michael Phelps for keeping me up late and wide awake as he accopmplished his own Olympic dreams. And Usain Bolt for making track and field interesting enough to stay up and watch.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Well Received

Here's Pansy modeling the Salsa Cardigan.Lil' Ms. S had a birthday this week. She loves her American Girls. So, I made her a cardi for Kit. The yarn is merino style from KnitPicks. Yum.
Aside from it being her birthday, I really needed a break from the olympic cardi.
I have started my last piece, though. I just don't know if I can get all the finishing done by Sunday. I will try my best. And I am thrilled with the progress, either way. I promise, a black ribbed cardigan would never ever have been even nearly complete in 2 weeks without this extraordinary incentive.
My boys don't go back to school until after Labor Day. Only one more week of summer. We better go make the best of it!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Winter Wooly?I thought these guys were supposed to be brown. And that how much black they have tells how winter will be. This guy was climbing on the side of our house. We saw another one, same coloring, at my MIL's house a week ago.
So, what do you suppose that means? Yellow?

Monday, August 18, 2008

You Won't Believe It!

I do not have photographic evidence, but please believe me when I tell you.


The entire Romney fleece (that I purchased at MdSW) is clean!! Yes, you heard me. It is all CLEAN!

Of course, I still have to card it and I don't really need to mention the spinning. I am so happy! Woot!

Hmm, not much else to report. The Olympic sweater is coming along nicely. Thank goodness for the arbitrary goal. A black ribbed cardigan would not be nearly as complete otherwise! I have one sleeve, the back, the left front and about half the other sleeve done. I am slowing down, though. Oxygen debt? Soul-sucking black yarn? The return of beautiful summer weather? The housework that has already been neglected for a week? *shrug* I don't know what it could be.

Oh, maybe because I spent all day WASHING MY FLEECE!!!! yea!! I did the laundry, too. And grocery shopping and took the kids to the library....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Balmy Summer

Both of the boys are Cub Scouts, now.

They had the Rain Gutter Regatta last Saturday.

Eldest placed third, INBA won best hull design.

They had a blast, that was the real win.

A Kid's Eye View
I watch my mom take a lot of pictures of yarn, now I do, too.

Here's what INBA saw the other day while we were at Bloomin' Yarns

Olympic Inspired Outdoor Activities

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

ACK!! What is IT?

No, no. Not the one where the squirrel lights the Christmas Tree on fire. Who really thought there was more than one movie with a squirrel tail on fire?

The one where the police come to the door and the one guy thinks that the lady is cute and agrees to check out the attic and the rest as said... It seems like there was a parallel plot thing going on, same story from different perspectives that overlap...

Was it all a dream???

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Who is Washing the Car?

The Mister washed my car.
The boys were supposed to be helping.What the?!?!?!
Getting hosed off was almost as much fun.

In other randomness... what was that movie that had someone looking into the attic and a squirrel jumps down at him and then he chases it into the living room and it catches its tail on fire in the fireplace and then dives under the sofa and the sofa bursts into flames... come on, you know the one I mean...