Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I have been scrapbooking

I finally finished all my swap pages and got them in the mail this morning. I signed up for this swap at the beginning of the summer and of course I waited until the last minute to work on them. These are 8 x 8 pages and the designs came from the Page Maps website.

It was fun to do and I'm excited to see what I get in return.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fun, Fun, Fun

I've started some fun new knitting projects.

The first one is a pair of socks for Karen.  The picture doesn't show the colors very well, but they are a very pretty teal and brown. These are the first lace socks that I've done. I think they will look really nice when they are finished.

The second project is more lace. This is a scarf for me. I'm using the same yarn that I used to knit my gloves. This is so fun to knit and it is going really fast. Once it is finished and blocked, you will be able to see the pretty lacy leaf pattern more clearly.

And finally this is the dish cloth that I did for the Dish Rag Tag. I got the box late in the afternoon and started knitting the dish cloth. It took me about three hours to knit (Melissa was afraid that she wasn't going to get any dinner that night) and I got it back in the mail the next morning. We still have five or six people on our team who are waiting for the box so I don't think we have any chance of winning, but it has been fun. The person before me sent me some cute heart shaped stitch markers, a tape measure and some handmade knitting needles. I sent off some handmade beaded stitch markers and an I Love Knitting pin to the next person on the list.

Steve had some fun this week too. When he was in California, he was able to be in the audience of the Bonnie Hunt Show. They got hot dogs (well some of the audience did anyway) and root beer before the show. He said it was a fun thing to do, and I'm sure it made up for the hour or so he spent at the Social Security office to get a replacement card.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Melissa joined a sock knitting club that is based on the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer. Every couple of months she will get hand dyed yarn and a sock pattern. 

These are the socks from the first pattern. They are the Bella and Edward socks. The yarn is such a pretty shade of subtly variegated red. I can't believe how fast she knit up these socks. I think it took her about two weeks to finish them. They are so soft and pretty and she loves them dearly.

Here is my latest project. A coffee cup cozy for Melissa. I used some left over yarn that she had. She had to go get coffee this morning so that she could use it.

Monday, September 8, 2008

They're Finished

I finished the blueberry waffle sock on Saturday.  I ended up using three different patterns to make these. I started out with a basic toe up pattern and then decided that I didn't want to make plain socks so I added the waffle stitch. Then I didn't like the heel for the toe up pattern so I searched for another heel that I liked. 

The results are these pretty socks. I can't wait for the weather to cool off so that I can wear them.

It is raining today so it is a good day to scrapbook and knit, so that's what I'm going to do with the rest of my day. Oh and I need to make potato salad for dinner, yum.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Who knew cats could become addicted to hair ball medicine?

This is the sight that greets us every morning, complete with lots meowing and looks that say, "why are you just sitting there, give me some of that stuff".  He actually sits in front of the cabinet looking at the drawer where the tube of hair ball medication is kept and then looks at you expectantly. 

Look at the anticipation. Oh boy here it comes.

Ahh it tastes sooo good.

And then happily he goes off and finds a nice plastic bag or a bed to nap on and the house is quiet again.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Yes I'm Still Scrapping

I've finally done some scrapping. Most of what I've done lately I can't show you yet since the pages are for swaps or gifts. But I can show you this cute Christmas card.

I'm part of a Christmas Card challenge on a newsgroup that I belong to. The challenge is to make some cards every month so that all my Christmas cards will be done by the beginning of December. This is the card that I made for August. I tried something new with a gate fold card and I really like it. 

Now on to design one for September.