Sunday, January 20, 2008

State Champs & -15 Degrees

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They won! They are The 2008 State Champions in the non-stunting divison. They did a wonderful job. The compettion was in Stevens Point, Wisconsin which featured morning temperatures of minus 15 degrees.

Samantha's Killer Moc Crocs

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Yarn: Yarn Pirate Killer Bees Merino. Pattern: Knit Picks Moc Crocs Needles: Size 0 Brittany's Took about two weeks to knit up. Very easy pattern to memorize. These are super comfy. I made these for my daughter. I finished these on our trip to Steven's Point for State Cheerleading Competition.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Brrrr It's Cold Outside

We're in the middle of a cold snap and heading north. DD has State Competition for cheerleading this weekend. They compete in the morning. We have decided to spend the weekend, kind of a nice relaxing weekend away from home.
My knitting bag is packed and ready to go. I'm almost finished with DD's socks that I am working on. I am using Yarn Pirate's Killer Bees it is from the sock club. The pattern is Knit Pick's Moc Crocs. It is a very simple pattern to knit up and easy to memorize.
Next up on the needles is Interweave's Embossed Leaves. I am using Schaeffer Anne in shades of green. I am anxious to see how these are going to knit up. I figure that I should be able to start these sometimes this weekend. We'll be back on Sunday and I should have pictures from the competition. Stay warm.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Recipe for Ana

The Recipe For Ana
3 parts Drive2 parts Energy1 part Enchantment Splash of Whimsy Sip slowly on the beach

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Samantha's Killer Moc Crocs

Don't these look totally awesome! The pattern is from Knit Picks called Moc Crocs. I am using Yarn Pirate's Superwash Merino in the Killer Bees colorway. I absolutely love the way these look. I am knitting these for Knitting Daughter.

Happy Birthday Knitting Daughter!

I'm a few days late but Sunday was Knitting Daughter's 15th Birthday. We celebrated by going bowling and having family over for cake.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

5 Things I Hope to Accomplish In 2008!

1.) Get back to my goal weight and excercising on a more regular basis.
2.) Study for and pass the CPA exam.
3.) Post in my blog more frequently.
4.) Get more organized at work & stay organized.
5.) Clean the disaster in my bedroom closet (organize it).

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

What's on My Needles?

So What's on my needles? The mate to Girl's Best Friends Anklets. The pattern is from Knitpicks and I am knitting them in Koigu KPPM colorway P305 on size 1 needles. Isn't the cuff gorgeous? I managed to finish one sock in time to give it to my boss in time for our Christmas party but I am not going to have the second done by tomorrow when she returns back to work. She absolutely loved the color and the detail on the cuff.


Thank you Gill for a beautiful swap package. She sent me a gorgeous My So-Called Scarf. The colors are absolutely stunning. I have been wearing it everyday. It is the perfect length and the pom-poms at the end of the scarf are fun. She also included a magazine from England which I was unable to locate for the photo shoot. Some teas, candles, chocolate and soap. I am sure there were some others but I just didn't find them.
Thanks Gill for your thoughtfulness.
The scarf blends in very well with my bedspread doesn't it?

Christmas Around the World Knitter's Swap

Cheryl from MA. sent me this wonderful swap package. I received 2 lovely soft light blue washclothes, a soap wrapped in the same soft yarn. Some candles in an elf cookie scent. A new notepad just in time because I am about to run out of my current one. A lovely snowflake mug with some delicious hot cocoa mix. A pretty silver ornament and 3 skeins of Pattons SWS. Thank you Cheryl for a lovely package. The package arrived yesterday just in time for New Years.