Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Long time no blog

I know it's been like, forever, since my last post, but things around here have been absolutely CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So much has happened since my last post that I don't really know where to start, tho...






We had to make the most difficult decision of our lives up to this point....Daisy, the killer puppasaurus, is no longer with us :( She developed an aggressive form of k-9 cancer in her mouth and jaw, forcing us to have her put to sleep. After nearly 14 years of life with her, this almost killed me. She was, for all intents and purposes, my best friend, and my life was better for having her in it. There will NEVER be another like her.

That being said, after much pleading by the children, and needing a distraction to help dry my tears, we found



Sooner!!!!!!!!!


A toy rat terrier...she's no Daisy, but she's special in her own right...

And of course, the boy is smitten!



It's been a really long time since there's been a puppy in the house, and I have to admit that she's definitely a handful, but she's incredibly sweet and I love her.

On the knitting front, socks have been flying off the needles at a pretty good clip...5 pair in 2 months, with another pair almost half done...now that softball and baseball season have ended, I'm hoping to regain a little sanity around my home, but with jiu-jitsu, hitting lessons, strength and endurance training and try-outs for softball just around the corner, I don't think I'll hold my breath on that...lol

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloody waffles


Bloody waffles
Originally uploaded by okieknittingintx.
Bloody waffles

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another thing that chaps my ass

People who say that they want to know what's going on, that say they carr, yet they make NO effort to be involved!  Don't get mad at me for not stopping to call when I have a home to run, meals to cook, kids to take to the doctor, etc.  Retirement means you can move at will and without planning....I on the other hand can't just put everything on hold to make a call to you.  And since um taking care of 4 people as opposed to just myself, I have a tendency to forget shit....get over it already!

Now, for the fun stuff! I finished to ty-du socks in tropical...i love them!  I'm now working on a pair in magenta moss...which incidentally matches my vera bradley stuff!  I tried to make some socks from the silk garden sock that I bought, but the inconsistency of the thickness/thinness of the yarn was crazy, plus there was a knot where it broke and they just tied another colorway onto it....which really pissed me off.  So the noro will become a scarf or something.  The kids got me a gift of yarny goodness for mothers day...a ball of ty dy, and a skein of lana grossa meilenweit in sunset.  I'm a happy happy yarn ho!

I also tried the square needles, but didn't like where the cable joined the needle because I had to fight to get the yarn over that joint :(....but if they fix those joints I am all over those needles! 

All that being said, I will leave you with some eye candy for your viewing pleasure.....



Saturday, April 23, 2011

Storms and knitting

Well another pair of socks are off the needles and another pair is about to be cast on.  That being said, the owner of one of the yarn shops I frequent asked what method I use to knit my socks and I told her magic loop.  She said that I should give 2circs a try, as it's less "damaging" to the socks.  So I think to myself....hmmmmm, I can't take her class because it takes two separate Saturdays, but I've taught myself pretty much everything I know about knitting, so I bet I can this too  so I hook on over to youtube and found some videos by cat bhordi, and so tonight I will try it out.  I'll keep y'all posted.

It's storming again lots of thunder and lightning, but not a whole hell of a lot of rain, when rain is what we so desperately need.  Especially with all the fires.

I took the kids up to my mother in law yesterday..and will go and get them tomorrow, but the silence has been quite pleasant.

Well, its back to my socks...wish me luck!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Zauber mojo

I'm liking this yarn quite a bit so far, and decided that since the yarn was so unusual, I'd go with the mojo socks.

That being said I'm on the verge of losing my freaking mind....when you say you understand, then go off the handle cuz you don't like the way shit is working out, yet YOU don't do anything to get the result you want don't bitch at me about it.


Monday, April 18, 2011

And another pair is off the needles

That's right...the first pair of Paca-peds H-T is off the needles...I am now working on the Zauberball Crazy pair....I let Mimi choose which yarn to make socks with next...pinks/reds/purples, all blended together in gloriously bright and crazy yarn. I have completed my toe increases and am currently working on the foot of the socks...and while I didn't finish the last pair in record time, it was close.

The boys lost their game Sunday :(, but they played pretty well defensively....just didn't want to swing their bats...ah well, that the way baseball go.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Test

Test

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Omg.....I'm in love!

Seriously! I am totally in love with this yarn....and I decided to go ahead with the contrasting toes and heels. I'm just about halfway to being ready to stay my heels...and here's a pic to show you the beauty of this yarn.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Ta-da!!!!!!

They're finished!!!!!!!!!!!

Now on to another pair.....pics to follow!


What the hell!?!?

So my dog has decided that there will be no ignoring her by knitting.....she has been stalking me thru the house. Every time I sit down she wants up in my lap. As you can see, I am now her body pillow. If I try to push her off she gives me a long-suffering look and did her paws in....i guess the socks are pissing her off. Though on a much more comfortable note I have started the ribbing. Which means that once they are finished I can start the next pair using three paca-peds h-t I got at the DFW FiberFest on Friday. The name of the colorway is "spring in my step"but to be honest the colors remind me of the sunrises in Aruba. I can hardly wait to get started on them....although if Daisy has anything to day about it I won't be starting therm as soon as I'd like :( It's actually unusual for her to do this, she tends to prefer my husband for this kind of attention, so since I'm not generally the recipient of her clinginess, I'm gonna enjoy it....and leave you with a picture!