KnittingNurse

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!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I'm a BAAAAAAD blogger

Geez, I drop that last BOMB on you and then I virtually disappear. First off, I want to thank you all for all your kind words of encouragement and support. You all really do not know how much they have meant to me.

Work is still the same but I am actively doing something about it. I'll keep you all up to date on any specifics that I may have, kay?

Alright, onto fun stuff. First thing to tell you is that we have been working hard on the yard. "We" meaning mostly "me" with some assistance from DS. DH is out of the pix on this kind of stuff. So, I was tired of looking at this from my kitchen window:









So I did something about it and after lugging 48 stones (at 25 lbs each I might add) I now get to look at this instead:











It's actually much prettier b/c I've planted impatiens all around and they are doing lovely. We cleaned up and filled up the bird feeders and are having all sorts of wonderful guests: blue jays, purple finches, cardinals, robins, goldfinches, chickadees, morning doves, red winged blackbirds, sparrows and even a bunny! It's so nice to stand at my kitchen sink and look out the window now. The dishes don't pile up NEARLY as much as they used to! (wink, wink, nod, nod)

OK, so re: knitting. I wanted to show you my newest and on my quickly becoming a fave gadget; it'a kitchen scale I bought a Bed, Bath and Beyond recently for a total of $5.99 plus tax. I was going to post a picture but blogger is being silly again and not letting me do it (aargh). So, WHY do I love my scake so much? Well, besides the obvious use (evenly splitting a skein of yarn into equal parts - mainly for sock knitting) it is SO CONVENIENT to use. It is self contained meaning the scale itself is stored inside of the container that holds the yarn. Let me try to explain this. It is a rectangular container with a clear lid that is big and deep enough to house the scale portion when not in use. Besides the convenience of storing the scale, the size of the container is big enough that it can hold a 100gm wound ball of sock yarn with room to spare! THAT is what I love. It holds LOTS of yarn, it stores easily AND it was just $5.99. What's not to love? Now I can evenly split my sock yarn, knit toe up and use EVERY LAST BIT of my beautiful yarns for my socks!

Life is good sometimes, y'know?

I'll be back with knitting pix soon OK? FYI, I'm on the home stretch with the second watermelon striped socks (just about 2 1/2 inches left). Woo hoo!