Sunday, June 29, 2008
I will be back here on Tuesday with a few new yarns for you.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Along with the scarf I am working on a new sock. No pattern just making it up as I go. I put the lace shawl away for a while. I found a big mistake about 35 rows back and have to rip. I am also not sure I like the color.
In shop news I got some roving to dye up(64 ct Merino) and more yarn ready to go. (thanks to Miss V's skein winder). I will be having a "free gift with every order" special in July.
I am slowly listing the new yarns so check back and see what you like. I won't be doing much with the shop this weekend because my Mom and Dad will be here for the next 4 days. Yeah! The MK's are very excited. We are all going to the zoo on Sunday. If you have never been to the Henry Dorrley Zoo here in Omaha you should check it out. We have the best zoo I have ever been to here with new things opening every year.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Arthur Dent's Daughter
Deep Thought is the computer that gives the us the answer of 42. It does not know the question.
Grunthos the Flatulent was the poetmaster of the Azgoths of Kria, writers of the second worst poetry in the universe. The guide recites a tale of how, during a reading of his poem Ode To A Small Lump Of Green Putty I Found In My Armpit One Midsummer Morning, "four of the audience died of internal hemorrhaging and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived only by gnawing one of his own legs off."
MG was not to happy with holding the fish for the picture. MB has no fear of the little fish. Or anything else for that matter!
Hubby did get a fish. A 14" trout that he did in fact have for dinner. I took the kids swimming shortly after the above pictures and Hubby spent the next few hours fishing all by himself. He was happy for the break as the MK's lost interest pretty quick. It took them about 2 hours to get the first fish. We did a little more fishing later in the week. I can't remember how many they threw back. MB loves that part. "So they can get big Mom!"
Am I fishing? Ah no. Not my thing really. But we had a great time. That night Hubby grilled his fish and made pizzas for the kids. We saw a fox as we sat on the porch. The fox seems to live near by. He made the rounds of the parking lot late at night to see is anyone left the dumpster open. It is against the law to feed wildlife in Colorado. People are pretty good about keeping that dumpster closed. Fox seems to know this but checks anyway. Almost every night we were there.
We also saw lots of Elk this trip. They graze right in peoples yards. There is plenty of green for them to munch on this year too.
Father's Day was also our 12 Wedding Anniversary. Happy 12 years Baby! I love you.
Monday, June 23, 2008
This little baby is only a few days old. I love the color! She loves her Momma. There were lots of babies in all kinds of colors. The babies are a little shy but very cute to watch.
Momma and baby are not the same color. This one tried to nibble a little too much. MG is asking her not to bite fingers.
MB made friends right away. He loves animals.
Oh and this is me on the shore of Lake Granby. Ms. B had remarked that she had no real idea of what I look like so here I am. Hubby took this as I watched my son run along the waters edge. Not the best but what ya gonna do?
I would recomend if you are ever up in the Rockies go visit Linda and the gang at Lonesome Stone. You will never forget it.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
We had perfect weather the whole trip. We had about 5 minutes of sunny mountain rain the last day and that was it.
We did see some storms though. We hear they beat Denver pretty good though.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
See that pretty blue/purple one? That's for me. Yep I am keeping that one. I plan to knit it on the trip. I love the brown and gold so much I made an extra. I may keep that one too. I will do more of both when I get home.
I am thinking of calling it Long Neck.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
so here are the skeins from yesterday. MG picked the colors for the blue and red one. I have 3 more soaking now. The base yarn is 100% superwash merino. I really like it soft and lofty. I am not going to list these until I get back.
There has been so much rain in the Midwest they had to call off the Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The best part is MIL and Lt Col arrived as I had my arm jammed in the crapper! it was a sight I can tell you. Poor MG was pretty sure she was in huge trouble but it was not her fault. (I leave things on the tank all the time) Poor thing I think I scared her more when I told her my arm was stuck in there forever. She was upset until I pulled my arm out. All is now well... The crapper has been restored, My arm has been washed and we will not leave pit stick on the tank ever again.
Oh and I started another mindless sock. I wanted to see if I could turn the heel from memory. I can.
In other news: We leave for the Rockies in 3 days! I can not wait! The weather there is going to be cooler (60-70 for the most part) and I hope dryer. We have had so much rain here. The lawn is out of control even with weekly mowing. I have our camping gear all ready to go and just need to pack clothes and knitting. I was planing on just knitting socks the whole time I am out there but I may need something else too. This may be a good time to knit some gifts. I will be able to go to the local library and check e-mail but I don't think I will be blogging.
I got 11 lbs of superwash merino sock yarn the other day and the first batch is soaking now. If I am lucky they may be dry in 3 days! I plan on getting most of this dyed after our trip but there will be a few new colors before then, as well as Sweeney Todd sock yarn! I think my fall colors are going to be The Rocky Mountain collection. I always find myself inspired there.
Check back tomorrow for details on the Find Sandyknits at EWM game. (I have prizes) I should have pretty yarn pics too!
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
We had our 5th swimming lesson in the morning. Both kids are doing well. Leah will be doing the front and back craw by the end and MB is floating and fearless. Oddly enough there is another little boy with the same name in his class who is 20 days younger. They are good buddies. Each has an older sister who will start 2nd grade this fall. We all got together after class for lunch in our park. All the kids had a great time.
After the park I got both kids in and out of the bath and dressed pretty for Hubbys Step Sisters wedding. Hubby had to work so I took the kids to the Elmwood Park Grotto and found a good place to see on the path out because MB was not going to be quiet. It was hot and no shade for the Bridal party. Hubbys Dad (The Major) walked the bride down the aisle beaming and a little sweaty. I felt bad for the guys in black shirts and black suits with pink ties. We met Hubby after work to go to the reception where we knew no one but the bride and the Major and his wife. I know her other kids but... well if you don't have anything nice to say...
It was a nice party with bad food and a DJ who couldn't get his mic to work right. MB threw a nicely timed fit after the toast and we went home. The good news is the Major and his wife want the MK's to visit with them for a week this summer. I love the Major dearly but he has been distant lately. Hubby and I will go pick them up and spend a long weekend in July. They have a place on the lake. The Major wants to teach them to fish. It will be a good chance for the MK's to get to know these grandparents. MG is very excited to fish and swim in the lake. It will be a good time to dye up the 10 lbs of sock yarn I just ordered.
Mil and the Lt Col will be here tomorrow morning. They are heading out again on Tuesday morning so you might not see much of me until then. I have floors to clean and GAL's yarn soaking. I need to get that dyed today. can't soak forever.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
So enough of that. Obama is our man! Lets get him in The White House! As he said the other night "...This is our moment, this is our time...to remake our country" (I am quoteing from memory here. I'm close) Lets use it well.
In knitting news I don't have much. I have been busy cleaning the house for my MIL's visit. She is coming Sunday. She won't tell us where they are staying or for how long.sigh. She has not been here since the ugliness last summer. My plan is to smile and nod a lot. If it gets bad I will take my knitting and go somewhere. I don't want the kids to witness another breakdown like the last one. The upside is my house is nice and clean. I even cleaned under the fridge! Her husband the LTC Jim is coming too. I had better get some beer for him. They have been on the go for 2 weeks already. We are their last stop before heading towards home.LTC likes his beer and his home.He also dislikes the drama MIL can stir up. He and I get along well and he feels bad about the way she acts sometimes. I just have to remind myself that she has a short fuse and can not always help herself.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
So I said: "I'll wear it but you have to come to the pool with us more."
" How come?" says he
" Cuz all the young dudes at the condo will be looking" says I
"What makes you say that?"
"I've seen you watching the pool" I answer with a grin
"Then you had better spend more time at the pool."
I love this guy!
I'm keeping it. No I won't post a pic on me in it.