Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

I Can't Believe It!!!!!

Ok, not much to do with knitting but I need to have some girly support here. My DH has shaven off his goatee and mustache! YIKES!!!!! Let me explain, HE HAS NO UPPER LIP! He's always had at least a mustache. . . . . . . . .I am not quite sure how to handle this as I keep doing double-takes whenever I look at him. Funny thing is that DS has been wanting him to shave it off for at least a year and he has yet to notice (even after a whole day together out geocaching!)

As far as my knitting goes, my hand is feeling better and better. I am now working on my friend's socks and my honeymoon cami. Hopefully I will be able to finish my cami by the end of the week! YEAH!!!!!!!!! I have completed 1 sock for my friend and am done with the ribbed top of the second sock but. . . . . . . . I HATE THE YARN! It's just, UGLY! she chose a Lion Brand Magic Stripes in the "Denim" colorway. There isn't anything wrong with the yarn except I just do not like the colorway at all. I am finding it very hard to work on the second sock as I sooo don't like the yarn. Has anyone else ever gone through something like this??? I keep trying to focus on how much she will enjoy the socks and she SAYS that she likes them so. . . . . . I keep focusing but I am having a harder and harder time.

I found a new yarn store that I had yet to visit in my area. Very nice and very good selection. They are smaller than the one I usually go to but they had a larger selection of books and patterns and they had more of a selection of "unknown" yarns. They had the Noro and some Debbie Bliss/Rowan/Lamb's Pride. But they also had Lorna's lace which I had yet to see in person and some other very nice hand dyed and smaller company yarn selections. The owner was very friendly and down to earth. Very Very nice place. I picked up a pattern for a beaded shawl, can't remember the designer or the name of the shawl. . . .will get back to you with that. Found a pretty sky blue overdyed hand spun merino to use for the shawl (again, don't know the company but will add it at a later post - yarn and stuff is upstairs and I am downstairs). I can't start the shawl as she did not have enough of the beads that I want and I want to have them all so that they are the same color, etc. . . . I will write as soon as I get THAT started (hopefully that will be after Honeymoon is done). I also bought a book called "Hot Knits". You know how you usually buy a book and will only actually wear 1/2 of the patterns offered? Well, I can honestly say that I would wear 80-90% of the projects in this book. Check it out if you get the chance.

OK, so I had a good shopping experience yesterday and am traumatized by my DH today. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day and I will be used to a clean shaved face. AUUUGH!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!

It's friday morning, (late morning, but morning nonetheless) and I am at HOME! Got the day off from the hospital to "help with productivity". WOO HOO!!!!

So, on this beautiful day here I sit, (after sleeping in), sipping tea and blogging. My carpal tunnel is getting better finally and I have (against my MD's advice) picked the needles back up. I am not going overboard, but I am knitting. Aah, the comforts of wool and wood.

Many, many, many thanks to btchwstix for the beatiful blue wool and pink cotton yarns. See her blog as previously mentioned for the whole scoop. The blue wool is screaming "buttonhole bag" while the mission falls cotton is quiet for now. . . . . . . MY computer is out of commission for now and I am on my DH's. I can't post pix when I am on his but I will post the pix of the yarns (and the completed "Tempting") ASAP!. Hopefully I will finish my honeymoon cami as well and post those pictures soon!

DS and I will be out and about after school today on a quest with my other newest passion. . . . .GEOCACHING!! Yeah, it really is so much fun! If you are unaware of this worldwide phenom, got to to check it out. They really do the whole thing much more justice than I can. For those who just want a little tidbit, here is my attempt to explain.

Geocaching is a kind of "game". There are caches hidden all over the world be geocachers who then follow the caches visitors online. To geocache you need a GPS unit and a user profile online. Once obtained, you select a geocache to search for, take down the GPS coordinates and go on the hunt. Once at the location you must search for the cache (usually hidden in some wooded area, etc. . .). Upon finding it you sign a log, trade a few trinkets if you choose and then log your visit online. The fun of the whole thing is getting out and about, the "hunt" and seeing some hidden away places that you may not have been aware of otherwise.

We have seen a doe as close as 25 feet from us, beautiful, yet hidden, streams, parks and views that we would have otherwise missed. DS is learning about cardinal directions and how to use a compass. We are learning all about our local wildlife and plants, etc. . . . It really is a great wasy to get out and about. The whole "thrill of the hunt" isn't too shabby either (very Holy Grail-like y'know?). If you have a minute, go over and check it out. Maybe I will see you out on the hunt someday??????