Saturday, October 13, 2007

Haven't posted in a while...

so here's what has been going on.

Went to Newport with my mom, went cannoeing in Maine with the darling Pete, and visited my brother in New York.
Don't worry I have been knitting up a to come tomorrow. Lot's of goodies. Baby sweaters, shawls, scarves for Fran and Angeline, and socks for Daddy in Ireland.

Newport Mansions.

Pete and I on the rope swings in Maine.

Pete in New York....with his new girlfriend-she can't talk and doesn't knit.

Top of the Empire State Building

My little brother. Check the New York Magazine tomorrow-his painting is in it!

one of his paintings.

AND FINALLY!!!! as of October 11, 2007 Pete is no longer an alien!!!!!!

Sunday, September 2, 2007


I'm away will post soon. In NY visiting my little brother.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Dishcloth Goodies Are Here!!!!!!

Seriously I do not know how I resisted opening my dishcloth swap package last night. I woke up really early this morning and the first thing I did was rip it open. Great wrapping and taping job! When I opened up the colorful box I found inside so many wonderful goodies. My swap pal Alaina totally spoiled me. There were two dishcloths-one seed stitch and the other an adorable sun (I love yellow!), pretty stitch markers and row marker, amazing smelling soap (will be used tonight), initial "J" sticky notes, cucumber body lotion, an awesome dishcloth pattern book, a skein of coton yarn (in jewel colors!), candles, scrapbooking stickers (Yippee!) and the neatest buttons made from deer antlers. Thank you so much Alaina. You are so sweet and thoughtful. I absolutely adore everything. She also made me the sweetest card. I love your stamp! This package was so worth the wait overnight. Oh and I almost forgot but I can't imagine why since I have already eaten four, the best candy in the world, Toblerone!

Thanks again Alaina and I wish you a wonderful upcoming school year. Only a couple more days left of summer for both of us! Where did the summer go?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sockapalooza Socks Have Arrived!!!!!!

Last Saturday I arrived home from work to find a "Sorry, we've missed you" card from the Post Office and of course they said I couldn't pick up the package until Monday after 9. Well, of course I have to be at work by 9 and didn't get home until after 5. But then on Monday afternoon I found out that I had ANOTHER package. Two packages! I just went to the P.O. and picked up my two packages. I decided that I was going to open one today and one tomorrow. I opened the one that arrived on Saturday and they were my Socks from my dear Sockapalooza pal Protagitron. The pattern is Brigit and they are beautiful.

I waited until my hubby came home from work to open the package and he grabbed them out of my hand and immediately put them on (luckily they are too snug). He was saying over and over "these are some socks". I have them on right now as I type this despite the fact it's about 80 degrees. I can't thank you enough for the most amazing socks. They are so soft and comfy and fit perfectly. Check out these cables!

The yarn is Colinette Jitterbug. The colorway is Velvet Damson or as I shall rename them Velvet Dream! Thanks again Martha!

I know the anticipation is probably going to kill me but I am going to wait until the morning to open the other package. Jeez, it feels like Christmas!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Saco Summer '07

Well here are a couple of pictures from our recent trip to the Saco River in Fryeburg, ME. We had such a great time camping, drinking, swimming, and canoeing. We will definitely be back next year!

Captain Tucket on the lookout!

Two days and no shower.

Just a pretty pic of the Saco.

Peter paddling away.

Police boats in the water. Quick, hide the beers!

On another note...
I finished my Indigo Ripples Skirt. I love it. Very flattering and comfy.

I told Pete to take some pictures with my feet in them so this is the photo I got. Some photographer! He thinks he is the next Ansel Adams.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

3 rows left and I ran out of yarn

I have no pictures (except the one I shot with my camera) because I have used all the batteries in every remote in my house that uses AA and my new camera batteries went dead over the weekend. I have lots of great Saco River pictures and a few knitting pictures. But none of the completed Indigo Ripples Skirt because I ran out of yarn with 3, YES 3 ROWS LEFT! Luckily for me the yarn store Wild and Woolly has my dye lot and will hold 1 skein for me until Friday (the only chance I have to get to Lexington). So I wove in all my ends and I am going out today to buy new yarn for the Tangled Yoke Cardigan I am going to make it in exactly the same color as on the model. I am so excited. I have put my Mystery Stole on hold because...well just because. It was hurting my head and it is hard to knit while doing anything like watching t.v. or pretty much anything else. I will work on it but I have become depressed because I am 2 weeks behind in the mystery releases and will never catch up. I also saw the YarnHarlot last week. Lots of fun. I met a great crocheter Gina and laughed like crazy.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Sockapalooza Socks x 2

So the socks were finished for my pal a few weeks ago when I saw on her blog that she is going to be a grandmother. So of course I had to knit a matching pair for the wee one especially when I found out it was going to be a girl. The yarn is Lorna's Laces Amythyst Stripe.

I am mailing them both tomorrow with some extra goodies. Their destination is approximately 90 miles from my house. I was going to mail them on Friday since I will be in the same state as my swap pal but I want to know for sure that they are on their way and I won't be worried about them during my trip. I hope my pal and her new graddaughter like them!