Thursday, January 31, 2008

Nuttin' but SOCKS!

So we're preparing for up to ten inches of white, lumpy, frozen rain over the next 24 hours, and I'm really wishing I'd made myself some toasty, warm mittens! However, it was not to be, and I will end up in store bought gloves, hat, and scarf as I venture out into the frozen tundra tomorrow. hee hee.../drama!

Without further ado, I present to you....some socka, socka, socka! Glen received a pair of warm house/sleeping socks to keep the toesies warm all night long. If only I could knit a muzzle for the snoring (did I really just share that thought with the world?). I used some stashed KnitPicks, Wool of the Andes, in Cape Cod. No, his feet are not normally in "first position." He did the "special" pose for the camera.

Next up, also out of the stash, one whole sock for Bren...yes, she has two feet, but I was held up by the fact that two of the same colorways with two of the SAME dye lot numbers ended up being very different colors. However, one call to KnitPicks, and shazam! They were on it! They sent me two other balls, free of charge, to try to match to the original finished sock. Luckily, one of the balls is pretty close, and should work out fine. I really like the KnitPicks, Felici, Pebble. Hmmm...looks like it's currently a goner and out of stock!

The great composers have not yet given me their thoughts on the sock, but I have assured them that since they lack legs (haven't told them about the arms yet), they will not be required to wear any sock(s) I may present for their inspection. Isn't that Brahms a hottie?

Also on the needles, some really neat yarn that I've never used before, but was given as a gift. Please say hello to Lisa Souza's Hardtwist, Mars Quake! It's a DK weight, and is coming together swimmingly on size four needles!

Lastly, but most definitely not least-ly, are these stunning, self-striping, socks from Adriafil, Knitcol, #49 (Insert imagination here, and pretend that you see the adorable, fun socks that will come from two balls of this lovely yarn purchased at Yarn Haven.)

Thank you for stopping by, and please send yarn should I be trapped in the white, lumpy death that is headed our way. According to this guy, we're in for a doosey. Yea...I'll believe it when I see it, too! Bridgette is not concerned.

snow storm

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I can't believe we ate the whole thing!

Yes, friends. My oinky little family, myself included, ate the ENTIRE chicken pot pie. We're talking nine inch pie plate here! We are all ashamed...very, very ashamed. In any case, the girls created a wonderful dinner and dessert to celebrate this very special US holiday!

Only problem was that I forgot to take a picture of the pie in pan, and had to grab Bizzy's before she finished her pie to take a picture! I'm not looking to win any awards with THESE pics!

Here's dessert...CHERRY pie!

I was so thrilled that I remembered to take and post pictures, until I saw Her Queenship's pies! Grrrr....the jealousy spews from my eye sockets!!! Roadtrip anyone?

So after checking out Kate's blog (thrilled that she had acknowledged Pie Day) I went to Ms. Becky's blog. She TOO had a pie in the oven...a Paula Dean pie to boot!!! Woot! WHAT a day! Do I DARE go check anybody else on my little ole' blog roll? Hmmm..not so far, but there are two hours left until midnight! In any case, National Pie Day was a resounding success here, as well as in the Pushing Daisies group @ Ravelry!

For National Pie Day 2009, I think we should each consider knitting up this little gem!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Public Service Announcement

National Pie Day
is upon us once again. This Wednesday, January 23, has been deemed National Pie Day by The American Pie Council (Thank GOODNESS somebody had the forethought to put together an official council on pies!). TAPC suggests celebrating this monumental day by performing "Random Acts of Pieness." Said acts can be found on the National Pie Day website.

While I am still debating which pie(s) I will be serving for dessert on Wednesday, I am quite certain that chicken pot pie will be the main course for dinner. Perhaps for dessert we'll have an apple pie or a peanut butter pie...I'm undecided at this juncture.

In any case, I wanted to give each of you fair warning in order that you might plan your menus ahead of time to honor this most cherished day. For those of you who would prefer to "pick-up" a pie, my personal favorites are the pies from Bob Evans, or, in the freezer section of your local grocery store, Edward's pies (The turtle pie is quite decadent, but do not gaze upon the nutritional values.).

WARNING...Please do NOT confuse National Pie Day with National Pi Day held to celebrate the mathematical constant π (pi). The latter is held, most appropriately, on 3/14.

Even if you are not here in the United States (**cough** Kate **cough**) I would encourage you to partake of this most scrumptious of United States holidays!

Challenge: Post a pic of your pie on your blog, and earn 15 bonus points!!! Happy pie eating!!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

I Made a Hat Tonight!

It is for Bizzy, and she seems to like it a lot!

Details: yarn, needles, pattern to follow in my next post. I'm too sleepy right now, but THANKS for looking!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I Wear my Sunglasses at Night, so I Can, so I Can....... you weave then breathe your story lines.

FINISH it, my eighties fiber know you want to!!! Don't ask me why. It just popped into my head when I decided to update! May it play on in your heads the rest of the day! Who knew that Corey Hart was a weaver!?!?

Seems like I've been doing a lot of knitting lately, but I don't have a lot to show for it. Hmmm.

Let's see now. There's Bear's other mitten - YAY, we have a pair! They really are the same's just the picture is distorted....IT'S TRUE! I tried to get her behind me so that it looked like they were MY hands while taking the picture, and, that I'm posting them...they look kinda funny. LMAO!

Working on hubby's other sleeping sock. Somehow my yarn tangled, and I just don't feel like dealing with it right now.

I'm heading out to California to see a friend soon, and I want to take a pair of socks to her and to her two daughters. I'm thinking that socks are the hostess gift of the future! Anyway, they're in PEBBLE, Felici, from Knit Picks. I must be an incredibly lazy knitter, because this whole fingering weight thing goes REALLLLLY slow. The socks I make for her girls will be a heavier weight since time is of the essence.

One more thing I wanted to throw in....MY DEAREST KNITTING cup of tea in my dog mug! PLEASE, please, please take a picture of your favorite coffee/tea mug, and send it to me. I'd love to post a little collage of them here. C''ll be fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 7, 2008

It's Like a HEAT WAVE!!!

The high today is 68 northern Ohio...Woohoo! So far it's sunny, but I can see some rain clouds off in the distance. Hopefully the rain will hold off until after Biz, Bear, and I can take a walk.

Good thing I knit up these warm, cozy mittens for Bizzy! (eye roll) These "Just My Size" mittens were knit up using worsted weight black wool (some half used skein) and Noro Kureyon (209). As you can see, at the time they were finished there was a serious need for them (aka snow). Had a little trouble with gauge, so one is a teensy bit bigger than the other. Shhh...that's where the knoobie part comes in.

Just finished a first one for Bear out of worsted Lamb's Pride (Jack's Plum) and Schoeller and Stahl, Baby Micro (Lavender). BTW...all yarns and patterns available at YH.

Hubby is to be the proud recipient of these bulky weight socks made from Knit Picks, Bulky Wool of the Andes (Cape Cod). feet are big!

And, lastly for your viewing pleasure...Here is the current block I'm on for my "Block of the Month" class. I'm a little behind, but catching up! It's being worked in Manos del Uruguay, Putty.

That's all for now, my most favored peeps! Happy knittin'!