Recording the journey…and knitting

WIP V-neck for Gavin July 27, 2011

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Today’s WIP is a sweater for Gavin.  V-neck for Gavin is a cotton sweater, with a v-neck (duh), a stripe and purl pattern in three colors.  This one is kinda giving me fits.  I had to frog (or rip out) the whole of it and start over, the sweater was the right length, but too big around. Then in the second attempt I had to frog a couple of rows.  So now I’m going at a good clip and hope I don’t have to do any other adjustments.  The yarn I am using; I love this cotton by Hobby Lobby is nice, but it does shed cotton all over.  I am hoping to have this done relatively soon, maybe by the time school starts.


Old Friends July 25, 2011

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This has been, besides the hotness that invaded, an extraordinary week!  I was able to spend time with two old friends I have not seen in a long time.  The first one has been a friend of mine since we were 10.  We may have lost touch when she moved away and through college, but have reconnected and through subsequent moves have stayed in touch.  Even though we talk regularly I haven seen her in about three years.  I was very good to see her, and her kids, even if it was short!

The second friend I have known since kindergarten, but we became best friends in high school while working on school projects.  We were model U.N partners (New Zealand represent!), as well as many others.  We loved going to movies, and even skipped our senior prom to go Downtown to see a play.  We attended different collages but one summer did work at the same place.  She even came down to Savannah to visit me!  She has had many adventures and we had lost contact, but found each other on LinkedIn. I was very happy to be able to help celebrate her recent nuptials!  I find with good friends, you can often become friends with their friends, and this was totally the case!  I can’t help but think her and her husband are going to be happy for a very long time!


*This Moment* July 22, 2011

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember

Thank you to Soule Mama for this beautiful tradition


WIP…Wait no… It’s a FO July 20, 2011

or  Finished Object.  Yes, I was going to show you a wip, but I got one of them done and thought it should go up.

These colorful socks are my Stripy Steampipes.  I always need another pair of socks and any one who says differently are liars!  The pattern is of my own design and my first I ever published on RavelrySteamPipes is a sock designed for Tim and in the Melissa Morgan-Oakes 2-at-a-time method of knitting socks.  I have never knitted a compleat pair of socks the traditional way, I have knit at least 20 pairs with tis method.


Adventures July 18, 2011

So this last week the boy wanted to learn about rocks.  We learned all about igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks,  sedimentary rocks and minerals.

The area libraries have a program sponsored by Macy’s that give discounted or free admission to area museums and gardens. Museum Adventure Pass Presented  by Macy’s.  Check it out! In the Chicago area, there are 17 participants,  we went to the Lake County Discovery Museum.  They have two changing exhibits and three or four permanent ones.  If in the area, it is nice for a quick trip or all day as the museum is on Lakewood Forrest Preserve.

I just learned that Micheals has been having free craft days! Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday they have Passport to fun ,  Each day is a craft from a different country.  Last week Memaw and Gavin made impressionist paintings and we took him to make a crown. It will end July 30th, so act fast!

Hope you have lots of fun this week!

ETA: OMG I forgot to run spell check before I posted! Please forgive!


*This Moment* July 15, 2011

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember

Thank you to Soule Mama to starting this wonderful tradition


Thankful Thursday July 14, 2011

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1.  Dentists That can get you in

2.  Dentists who have time to do all the work you need

3.  Memaw’s who are willing to look after little boys and do fun things with them

4.  Little boys who want to do their work books

5.  Dinners from a box

6.  Soup for lunch

7.  Little boys who like swimming lessons

8.  A little reprieve from hot weather

9.  Having power

10. flowers in a vase