Saturday, May 30, 2009

look out ... another new knitter casts on!

I'm working on row after row of garter stitch for an apple hat for my newest niece so it's perfect, "mindless", knitting. Molly can bug me about anything in the world as I work on this hat and I cant futz it up! Anyway, she absolutely loves the knitting song so many new knitters learn to remind themselves how to do a knit or purl stitch. We sang it over and over yesterday, and then she finally decided she was just gonna take over the project!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Yes, Virginia, there is a Wee Tiny Sock Club!

... and you can win a membership! How fun is that?!

Visit Darcy's Knotty Knitter blog for details on the uber easy way you can enter and win this super sweet give away brought to you by Meg of Blogless No More and Darcy from Darcy's Knotty Knitter.

From Meg: "As a member of the Summer 2009 Wee Tiny Sock Club, you will receive a package in the mail each month this Summer, June, July and August. Each package will be based around a different summer theme ..."

Check out either Darcy or Meg's blog for further details about the membership and give away! You have until June 7th at midnight!


Happy knitting!

Five for Friday

Five things that have made my day, or week in this case!

#1 - a strawberry with legs
#2 - upon arriving @ Monday night knitting, for no reason other than pure kindness out of another knitter's heart, I received 2 hanks of Vintage Purls sock yarn and a small skein to make a tiny sock! He said it was a "congratulations" for completing my first sock! SMOOCH!
#3 - in my mail today, the green stone pendant I won in the Phat Fiber/Ambrosia and Bliss give away, arrived!
#4 - I'm so happy! I am loving my shrug! Just about halfway done!
#5 - On her way from NY to CA, Remy our "best man" and DD's "god father" enjoyed a layover at our place. Yep, she always sleeps with that dang penguin (and her Blackberry too!)

Monday, May 25, 2009

what did I do this weekend?

We picked strawberries from our yard
worked my in progress shrug every chance I got ...
we have a shoulder!
Had my very first mammogram.
No excuses, ladies. This was the easiest thing I have ever done!
Finished my very first sock!!!
and most importantly ...
IT FITS!
And made a super cool wristy for my 23 month old

She'll only be 2 in June but, I began teaching her the knitting song as I was going along a knit row ...

under the fence
around the barn
catch the sheep
and off we leap!

She loved it, and I cant wait till she is my knitting buddy!

Now, go hug your veteran or enlisted soldier. Hooah! Go Army!