Showing posts from September, 2011

September ORT report

I'm a day late but here is my TU SAL Sept Ort jar.

We've got a little bit of everything in this jar, some floss, some yarn and some fabric!!! NOw it's time to dump this jar and start fresh for the rest of the year.....

Monday Morning Update

I've been keeping some projects in the car so that I have something to work on while I'm waiting in line for the minions. This means I get to put in a few rows here and there throughout the week. However, I am also lazy, so when I want to work on something at night, I dont want to get said projects out of the car. Instead I cast on for new projects to work on. I have four going on right now, though I really thought it was more.....

First up is my red scarf for charity.

I've got abt 31" done which makes me abt 1/2 way complete. I LOVE scarves, but once I start working on them, I tend to get sick of them abt two feet in. I plug away some more and once I hit abt 40", I get excited again and finish it up quickly. I'm almost at that point.

My socks.

I haven't touched these in awhile. Time to start working on them.

The blanket for the house.

As you can tell it's Hemi approved.

Your basic rolled brim hat.

I just cast on for this two days ago so not much is …

Saturday Sky with a Side of Stash

We were supposed to have 50% chance of rain today.

Instead the skies are beautiful overhead

and we've got a heat index of 104. Ugh. What happened to that rain and cool front we were supposed to get??? (Cool front is defined as a high of 89) This triple digit heat is getting old.


What's a girl to do?? Why stay inside an a/c'd house and stitch! But before we get to that we need to look at some newly acquired yarn. I've been doing SO well with stash acquisitions, but lately yarn's just been following me home. However when Araucania is on sale, you gotta get while the gettin's good!!! I had a hard time settling on which ones to buy, they looked so pretty! but I finally settled on these guys.

I had a faded denim in the group, but I ended up putting that one back.

So now that I've added to the stash, I guess I should go knit some of the older stuff up, huh???

Making Progress

I've been trying to spend at least 15 min a day in my craft room. While I only did that two days this week, I AM making progress. The first day was ONLY 15 min. I don't even remember what I did. I think it had to do with picking up garbage and organizing a bin. That was all I could do. I realized I needed a plan so a couple of days later I decided to fix the closet. Well not only did I do that, but I also finished putting the shelves up in the bookcase AND finished moving all the books from #1 Son's room into mine.

Here is my closet.

Nice huh?? I'm happy with it. I plan on going thru the bins once I get more organized. There are a bunch of magazines for quilting and cross stitching and knitting in there and I want to sort thru them and thin them out a bit. I also need to organize pictures/albums and books in that bookshelf of mine. I'm hoping I have enough room.

When I turned around I saw I still had this pile

and this pile

and lets not forget THIS pile!!!

I was getting …

One way or another

she's gonna have a pair of socks that fit!

I finished this second pair a couple of days ago.

I'm happy with the way they came out, but if you notice, they don't quite match. There were TWO knots in that second sock PLUS a thin spot. That's not including the third knot that was toward the end of the skein. I can handle one knot, but three with a thin spot is pushing the quality of their product. I've knit with Heart and Sole before and I had nothing like that with those skeins. (they are still going strong btw). The removal of knots and thin spots make for striping to be off. I still end up with bits of pink for the toe so I was happy abt that.

Sock details:

48sts on 2.5mm dpns
3x1 rib for 3". ss for 1". Total foot length before decreases = 5.5"

Red Heart Heart & Sole
Spring Stripe

Sock #1: 9/7-11/2011
Sock #2: 9/15-18/2011

These will be on their way to Delaney tomorrow.

Now that these are done, I can focus on my other projects. I have a pair …

Monday Meme

Saw this on a few blogs so figured I'd participate:

A: Age: 44
B. Bedsize: king
C: Chore that you hate: Cleaning the house. I know, that's a big one. It's just frustrating to spend SO much time cleaning when it can be undone in a matter of minutes.....
D: Dogs: None here, only cats. In face I've only owned one dog in my life. I was around 10.
E: Essential to start your day: Coffee. I NEVER needed coffee when I was younger. I only started being consistent with coffee when I had to go back to work p/t when Baby Girl was 10 months old. Kids were practically babies but I still had to get up for work. Had to be *up* since I was working at JoAnn's and needed to be personable and peppy for the customers.
F: Favorite color: hard one to answer because it depends on what its for, but for the most part I tend toward reds
G:Gold or Silver. Gold.
H: height: 5'4"
I: instruments you play: I used to play the piano and clarinet really well. However so much time has pas…

Saturday Sky

Here is my sky in the front yard as it was still drizzling in the back.

Gotta love Florida weather.

Day two of the grand opening

I REALLY cut it close this AM. They give out gift cards to the first 50 ppl and I was #49!!! I felt bad for the two women behind me. There was only one card left between them.

No yarn or fabric or stitching was bought this time around. I know!!! Nothing was calling my name to take them home. I did see some new yarn by either Deborah Norville or Vanna White (not sure which) called Everyday Acrylic. It was really soft and very pretty. They had enough to make a sweater, but I wasnt sure if I wanted brown or black. I'll wait for a sale to try it out.

Nope, this time it was a curtain rod for #1 Son's room and a couple of patterns for a skirt. I've got some nice drapey fabric that would make a pretty skirt for either me or Baby Girl. Not sure if there is enough for me, but Baby Girl will definitely get a new skirt out of it.

Tomorrow is the last day of the gift cards, but I plan on sleeping in. And I've already told the fam that I plan on doing NOTHING tomorrow. I need the rest…

Stashing the Stash

It's been a bit hectic here at Happy Acres and I'm ready for it to STOP!!! Everything seems to be in hyper speed with extended family kicking in for good measure.

I hadn't knit on anything for a couple of days and it's amazing how that really makes a difference! I KNOW it does, but when I haven't been able to knit for a couple of days, it just reaffirms it.

So while I haven't been as active as I'd like, I DO have some fiberly goodness to share.....

First of all, I have finished sock 1 of pair 2 for my niece.

I wasnt too sure how I was going to like it when I started it, but I'm happy with the final result. Baby Girl likes it as well so my almost 4 y/o niece should be happy with it. If not, it can wait for my almost 2 y/o niece. I've cast on for sock 2 today. With any luck I'll have it done by the wknd.

I've also added to the stash. I won on SAM 12 for the month of August and this just arrived a couple of days ago.

Nice huh? Zonda does a …

Cast off and cast on

I'm spending today getting caught up on some blog reading and it always reminds me that I live in FLorida, a place that feels like it's cooling down when you only hit 92 as a high instead of triple digit heat indexes. Meanwhile there are a few of you that are starting to have cooler nights that brings on the feeling of autumn days ahead.

Regardless of the temps in this part of town, knitting is a year round event and I think I'm abt to make a 4 y/o very happy.

I finished these up this morning. I really should spend more knitting time on these guys, they really didnt take that long, but from cast on to cast off, they took a month. Here are my stats:

Delaney Socks #1 (I plan on making her another pair just slightly bigger)

44sts on 2.5mm dpns.
cuff consists of 3" of 2x2 rib and .5" of stst. The foot measures 5" before toe decreases.

Sock #1: 8/6-24
Sock #2: 8/25-9/6

Cherry Tree Hill yarn in Martha's Vineyard was used.

Yarn used up = 1.2oz/126yds.

That's …

Feline Fridays

Just because the kids got you sick doesnt give you the right to interupt my nap time with all your hacking.