Friday, July 25, 2008

Life Update

I know when I read a blog and then there's nothing for a while I do wonder. When I started this thing I wanted it to be all about yarn and knitting needles! It still will be but I won't be around for a few weeks. My husband was badly burned last Saturday 07-19 involving a huge smoker (the $3000 size smoker/grill). He was airlifted 2 hours away from our home to the University of Virginia Medical Center. Thankfully he does not have 3rd degree burns that require grafting. He is actually home now which is a far cry from the 10 days to 2 week stay they first proposed. His burns were on his face and neck, both arms from his biceps to his finger tips, his belly and thighs to ankles. He's obviously covered in bandages. Mobility is difficult and his legs are presenting with some swelling now that we hope to get under control. His face is looking really good now and we are thankful for each day that another area is healing.

That said we know of another mom in the knitter community that has a 10 year old son with extensive burns needing skin grafting all over his body! He was taken from our area in Virginia to the Shriner's Children's Hospital Burn Center in Ohio recently as well. When my husband is hurting he calls out "Austin's" name and prays for him. Please remember him in your prayers too. GOD is GOOD!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

It's all 'ruby bright'! The second Leaf Lace Shawl by Fiber Trends just because I have the pattern and I have the yarn. 4 skeins of Rowan Kid Classic on a size 9 needle. It's knitting up fast and pretty! (and I dislike mohair!) I might wear this to my sons wedding in September.

Cookie A's 'Twisted Flower Socks' in Louet Gems fingering. A beautiful pattern as are all of her socks, tedious but not difficult. Should I wear the socks to the wedding too? Shall I take a vote?

Then there's my new knitting spot. My rocker from Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Don't you buy your furniture at restaurants?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


My Siamese, Rosie always walks along with Nellie our Greyhound. An unusual pair! My dog was labeled 'cat friendly' so we were able to take her. Although if she sees a cat that doesn't live with her in her house, "Be afraid, very afraid" and I'd hope they can run fast!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lutea Lace Shoulder Shell from Interweave Knits Summer 2007. Sounds like a European girls name so I'll say that 'she' is finished. Terrible picture, it's late and no sunlight to help. It's 2nd Time Cotton from Knit One, Crochet Too. I like the denim look.

Off to see what's next! I think it will be something in cotton. The 3=Button Wrap mentioned below with about 12 inches already knit is getting canned! I don't like it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday's Song

I will bless the Lord forever
I will trust Him at all times
He has delivered me from all fear
He set my feet upon a rock
I will not be moved
And I'll say of the Lord
You are my shield
My strength
My portion
My shelter
Strong tower
My very present help in time of need
Whom have I in heaven but You
There's none I desire besides You
You have made me glad
And I'll say of the Lord
by Hillsong United

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Alright, Already!!

A certain SOMEONE was bugging me to post this future project of mine. I got the yarn recently at Knitters Knook. Her fabulous 40% off sale! When I'll start I'm not real sure. I just counted the things I want to knit that I do have the yarn for and it was 5. A low number in comparison to some of you crazed knitters! It's a Mission Falls pattern from this book pictured. It's a neat book too. One cover is the 'Hers' and flip it over and the 'His'. The colors in the pattern picture weren't available so I chose these. The body will be the red. As you may remember I am trying to change from my typical autumn choices. I did have the dark green as the body choice but the same certain someone reminded me that I'd knit a dark green sweater already. I'm loving the red!