Monday, July 26, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ants in your pants?

Yes, this activity in the 7th inning

involved staff and audience members throwing stuffed ants into a child volunteer's oversized prop pants.

Saturday night

Gotta love A ball. 94 degrees means no work on socks. The wacky race was a man in a chicken suit vs a man in a piece of pizza suit vs a man in a shark suit. ??????

Yet more socks

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Yarn in my tub

Stroll Summer Blooms. I was trying to get natural light, not win a creepy blogging picture of the year award (the title of this post put me in mind of the SNL skit "---- in a box"). I want to start making socks with it.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Next pair

Still going ... All this green and grey makes me want to knit something pink.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sock progress

I like it - I made up this heel on the fly. I want to do a women's pair ...

Pair number 3

I'm now onto the first men's pair. I'm using the Hubby Socks pattern (which you can find on Ravelry) but I'm doing them in fingering weight and top down - of course. But I like them ...

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Just trying out mobile blogging. Here's our tubby cat watching the little one brush his teeth.

Sorry, still boring

I'm on my second pair of socks for the wedding.  I think I'll end up making 5-6 pair.

In the meantime things are busy, which they always are in the summer, so here's so fun stuff that doesn't really have to do with knitting (which I don't have nearly enough time for).
Last night we got the grits I ordered from Anson Mills.  They're awesome - if you like grits, get some (they ship them the same day the send them and yes, you can taste that fact no kidding).  Get some even if you don't like grits, because after you eat these, you will, take it from me.  So, the little one asks what we're having for dinner and, inspired by FedEx, I told him we were having breakfast for dinner - french toast, grits and sausage.  He began running back and forth across the kitchen, jumping over the poor cat (who was very confused and frightened) shouting "Yes!  Awesome!  This is better than if the U.S. had won the World Cup!"  Then pausing "Oh, I should stop now, right mom, because if I act too obnoxious you'll change your mind?"  I was in hysterics.
I can't imagine the person so spiteful as to not make grits for someone who is so happy to eat them that they begin to dash around the house spontaneously.  I don't think I'd want to meet that person.  Anyway, his delight made him super helpful and he hung out with me while I cooked almost until Dad got home - but then the call of Mythbusters is pretty strong on 8 year old boys so I lost him eventually.
This is for dinner tonight, and while it's never gotten any pets trampled, it usually gets a solid fist-pump from him.
Wish me luck finishing 5-6 pairs of socks and designing a fish shawl for 9/25/2010.

Friday, July 9, 2010

This is getting out of hand

My note book of patterns, cables, ideas, scraps of crap that I get color ideas from had outgrown it's (what I thought was) rather large original notebook.
Here's what it looks like now - yes, that's 5:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

We're back

We went back to Asheville for the long weekend.  Here are some pictures of Ashville, which is very pretty.  We got to see fireworks twice - once at the Asheville Tourists game and 2 sets at once from our parking garage roof.
And my completely socks, which I fear may be too large.  I'm checking with the bride on her foot size - I plan to make them 2 pair each.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wedding socks

Have totally derailed my stole.  But because they're fun, not evil.  You get a better sense of the colors in this picture.