Internet use is spotty here in my parent's house. I'm not sure why. If I were my mom, I would go nuts trying to do anything. But, she is the marginal computer expert so my dad can NOT help her at all. So, today I'm going to try a post a few photos without getting a "timed out" message.
I'm once again trying to make SOCKS!!! From the toe UP!!! Yes, I'm YELLING!!! It's so exciting. Basically I've been researching the heckness out of toe-up socks, their tricks, and free patterns. I've ended up using a Turkish Cast-On toe, and I'm using a stitch pattern out of More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. This book is brilliant, in that it talks about how to do socks on DPN's, and circular needles. I'm doing mine on two circulars. And, boy are they cool. If I weren't so busy with the kiddos I'd be done with one by now (maybe)
We went to Knott's Soak City Water Park in Chula Vista (Hot! Hot! Hot!) yesterday and had a blast with the masses. Let me tell you. That place was packed, but there is a lifeguard every ten feet and they are on the lookout. The girls had a great time and I got to float in the wave pool.
They are called FiddleSticks, and are Rosewood, with Cocowood, and Mother of Pearl on the ends. If you want them, call Knitting in La Jolla. Suzanne always has the coolest specialty items in her shop. I got them in 7,8,and 9 for some cool knitting on straights. I've found a few times that Knitting on Straights come in handy and I have all circular needles, with some giant sized straights from when I started knitting. So, I might as well knit on something beautiful, right?!?
While up in Encinitas visiting a friend and her kiddos, I went to a store called The Black Sheep and found these incredible leather handles. I haven't ever knitted a purse, because I've never, EVER liked the plastic handles or the fake leather. So, now, I'll be on the lookout for a knitted purse pattern that I like. Anybody have a suggestion? I'm not sure why I needed two... It's like when I buy shoes, "Ooooo, I like them in black, do you have them in brown too???"
Here is another photo of the knee boarding that went on in Catalina
dropping kids off at camp can be VERY traumatic. We don't look to upset do we? Hah. Actually, The Man and I got a little worried when we drove away and left them on the bus. Especially Kid 2, who is only 8 years old, with some pretty good health issues. We were assured about that if anything that might go wrong they'll call me on the camp hotline. They are trained and set up for kids with Kid 2's health situation. Thank goodness. Sheesh, The Man looks so wierd in the picture.
This picture is what I like to call, "Don't leave!" Kid 2 wasn't saying that, it was me. She didn't know I was saying that, but I was.... My heart could hardly handle it. I'm actually crying a little bit here, but the glasses hide the tears....
The Man flies in today from Denver to drive us back home. He's getting picked up at the airport and going straight to work. Since he works in both cities, he makes the most of his time when he's here, so that means I still won't see him. 3 weeks apart!!! Not so good. We leave on Saturday morning and I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things in Denver. The girls start school on Tuesday. How nutty is that! Time for school clothes shopping!
Once again, thanks for all the emails and comments. I only see the comments if I can get on here so I'll try to get to you when things slow down. Please know I'm not avoiding you....
Some of you have asked about my yarns and how to get them. You can get them from the stores that carry them in Denver and now Knitting in La Jolla has my sock yarns. If you are wanting any of the other yarns I carry email me and let me know what you want, and I can custom dye a color for you. I'll be starting up dying again in beginning to mid-Sept. I've got to get myself re-organized for a new school year and other household dealeeo's.
Ok, I'm off for some school shopping with the girls....
That's all she wrote...... KNIT ON!