Saturday, July 28, 2007


I haven't got any new pictures to post. Just plugging away on my Sockapalooza Pal's socks and hoping (really hoping) to get them done by the deadline. It's gonna be tight!
I got most all of my stash I wanted to login on Ravelry. Well at least the info is there. No pictures. That will be another undertaking some other day. At least I can see what I have or don't have or thought I had. If your on Ravelry and want shout out to me I'm mj05461.
It's kind of old news now but I see that the new sneakpeak of the Interweave knits issue is up! I'm really excited about this Fall 2007 issue. It's been a while since they've had one that there were actually more than one thing that I MUST knit. My subscription was up this Summer and I really debated renewing it. Seems like most of the patterns don't appeal to me or my body style. Well thats my personal view. But there are at least 3-4 sweater patterns I've got on my "to list" this issue. I say it's about time IK! Honestly the only reason I renewed my subscription was because Eunny is on board. I thought I'd give it one more year. I'm looking forward to see what she brings to the magazine. Some new ideas and new concepts.
I picked my first cucumber from the garden yesterday. The leaf lettuce is still going strong as well. I keep having to give it away. I think the "Deer Tongue" variety jumps up faster than anything I've planted before. Definately have to look for that next year! I haven't had to buy lettuce at the grocery for two months. My radishes didn't do much, all tops and no bottoms. My dad has the same problem.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I got my invite!

I got my invite to Ravelry! I know what I'll be doing on the next rainy day, like we haven't had enough of those. Also I've been working like a dog on my Sockapalooza socks. I hope they are done in time.. it's gonna be close! Then I have a couple of projects that I require me to pull the sewing machine out for. Busy Busy Busy!

Oh and the garden is going crazy. I'm gonna have cucumbers and tomatoes galore I think.. which translates to pickles and salsa to me. : )

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Secret Pal Exposed!

I received my last package from my Secret pal yesterday! I found out that its Mia from "Way Past My Bedtime". ! Mia your the best. I loved everything you sent! Your sooo generous! She sent Cascade 220, a Chibi, 2 Denise extenders (soo needed, Thanks!), soap (I like to put these in with my yarn.. makes them smell good), choc. mint Altoids, a dishcloth (I love those), Sugar and Cream cotton (I can make my own dishclothes now),beads (lapis stones are my favorite!), sock yarn (cool colors, I love the lime w/ the dk. blue!), mini muffins (those are so yummy), Scarf Style (yeah!), artyarns yarn (did you see they have a pattern on the label for a belt, would be cute I think), cute chicken tin can (how did you know I collect little tin cans?), 3 spools of ribbon (love the colors) and some first edition Quilt Stamps (never saw those, not sure if I even had quilt stamps, too cool!). What a haul! Thanks Mia, you rock!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Too hot to knit

This past week there was too much of this ..........

to do any of this...........

The sock on the left is my dads and the one on the right is for my sockapalooza pal. I haven't made much progress on it, especially in this sweltering heat! Of course the k2p2 rib is sooo much easier to remember than the Hourglass pattern of the other one!