Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Who Dat.... what do you think, will they win?????The game is on now but I have to take a break from all the noise and especially my husband who is sooooo excited about this game. I am knitting on one of my three pair of socks that I have gotten started since New Year's Day. I made a resolution to learn new things in 2010 and socks are the first thing on my list. I have fiddled around with socks before, but I am now knitting them with a vengence! I am sick and tired of having to struggle with these little buggers. I have a pair on 2 circulr needles, I have a pair on double points and I have a pair going on my new exciting find of a new size needle. call me or e-mail if you want the skinny on this new bombshell in knitting socks. I am working in pairs because I refuse to knit the same thing after finishing one. So in total I have six socks going at present. I am going to determine my favorite way of knitting socks with this experiment. I will say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE working with Flat Feet yarn. No rolling off the chair, Cleo ( one of our cats) can't run to grab the ball and take off with it. She has yanked more than one project out of my hands and took off down the hll with it. She is a ball of fire to say the least. She was found in a dumpster at my husband's office a few months ago, of course he brought her home. Look at my profile and see the idiots we are for animals. Cleo got sick with respiratory infection a few weeks after we got her so off to the vet we go. She nearly died but I do believe she lives to make my knitting at home quite challenging. Bamboo needles are her favorite chew toy, you have to put them away or take them with you even on a quick trip, if you get my meaning. One little tidbit for you, she tested negative for Feline Leukemia when she went to the vet right after she came here, but when she was so sick, she got tested again and guess what. She is FLV positive. They said false negatives are not uncommon in these tests. Well you can see why she gets away with so much. She has to cram alot of living into what will be a shortened lifespan more than likely. We love her.

They say diamonds are a girls best friend, but whoever said that didn't know me. My best friend and four legged soul mate, Jubilee, died two weeks ago. She had pancreatic cancer and we knew it was coming, but it came quickly when she got sick. I left for work one morning and she was laying in the sunshine by the pool eating her morning snack and when I got home that evening she was fighting unconsciousness waiting for me to get home. She was on her bed and when I got to her, I swear she smiled and soon eased on in to doggy heaven while laying her head on my lap. She was 108 lbs. of the most beautiful Labrador Retriever you have ever seen. She was the greatest and one of the best things that has ever happened to me. If you missed me in the shop for a couple of days I was at home grieving. I'm still alittle off, but she was very important to me.

At The Cottage we are getting ready for some fabulous spring knitting. I have new yarns already and I need a happy! SWTC Phoenix is on my needles at the moment turning itself into a great ribbed and lace shell. This soy tape is great. Next will be some organic cotton from Blue Sky and a good looking top down raglan from their pattern collection. We are racking our brains for a new KAL project for the spring. I have some ideas, as does Melissa and Nancy, but we would like your input. What do you want to do and do with us???? KAL's are great fun, and inexpensive way to learn new things and it's just fun to do something together.

Let us hear from you, what do you want to learn this year, where do you want your knitting to take you? GO FOR IT.