Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sock-it-to-me Sunday

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Pattern: “The Solstice Slip” from Rockin' Sock Club 2007
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight “Firebird”
Needles: US Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Saturday Sky


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Hillsboro, Oregon

I had to wait most the day just to get this shot. The morning was filled with rain. The Solstice Slip sock is going by quickly. I actually have the pattern repeat memorized right now and expect to have the socks finished in a few days.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Mery Christmas






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Hope everyone had a great day today. Little Nicholas actually got well enough to open his presents and play some. We actually got some snow flurries today so that was a pleasant surprise. I'll take some pictures of what I received this year (2 Zimmermann books - yeah!!!) when I get time and if I actually remember. Plus there were other gifts as well.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sock-it-to-me Sunday


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Here are the next two pairs of socks that will be knit next. Both pairs are from this year's Rockin' Sock Club. I had already started the Soltsice Slip socks some time ago but had to work on some other socks first. They are both also on the Top 10 Stash Projects KAL list. I am really looking forward to next year's sock club. Since I had already got in on Rockin' Sock Club 2008 before the KAL, than it doesn't count against the stash along. Plus it is sock yarn and we all know that sock yarn doesn't count anyway.


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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Saturday Sky and more

A cloudy day in Hillsboro, Oregon...

And here are some pictures of gifts from Taiwan from The Chief. He spent a week there doing some work. He actually returned on the 15th but the boys and I were sick all week long. It was not fun at all. The pineapple cakes are actually very good.







Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wordless Wednesday


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sock-it-to-me Sunday


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Pattern: “Priscilla’s Dream Socks” from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight “In the Navy”
Needles: US Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Saturday Sky and more



Hillsboro, Oregon






This little bag will be a Christmas gift for my niece Brittany. She is a girly-girl so she should like the colors.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Mmmm...Hot Cocoa

*A Swap for Knitters to beat away their Winter Blahs...*


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Check out this swap... yarn and hot chocolate. The swap will run from January 1st to February 28th. Signups will be from December 16th until 100 participants, or till December 31st, whichever comes first. So click on the picture of the hot, steaming cup of cocoa to check it out.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sock-it-to-me Sunday

Priscilla Dream Socks

Pattern: “Priscilla’s Dream Socks” from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight “In the Navy”
Needles: US Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs

Almost done... I just have 14 rows of stockinette and then 40 rows of K2,P2 ribing and then it will be done. Well, after the cast off and weaving of the ends. But they will be done.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Saturday Sky and more



Clear and chilly in Hillsboro...



Pay It Forward Exchange: Finally I get to play along. I had seen this on so many blogs lately but I kept being a tad late with signing up. Finally I was able to thru My Knitting and Me.

Let me tell you about it, these are the instructions:

“It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based on the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on. So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

I will now Pay It Forward to you THREE, I wonder who you will be?! Please, be a PIF! You will enjoy it just as much as we do!”

And, remember…you have 6 months to get your gifts done! Come on, you know you would love to be one of my angels. Then, one day, but you don’t know when….you will get a gift that I have made especially for YOU!

Please remember, you don’t have to knit or crochet to participate, anyone who can make a nice handmade gift is welcome to join. )

If you are on Ravelry, there is a group set it for it as well.


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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Holiday Quiz


You Are an Angel




A truly giving soul, you understand the spirit of Christmas.

What Christmas Ornament Are You?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Top 10 Stash Projects KAL


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#1 - Priscilla's Dream Socks in STR Lightweight "In the Navy"

#2 - Solstice Slip Socks - STR Lightweight "Firebird"

#3 - Chevron Scarf - Koigu PPM "P411" & Rio De La Plata Yarns Sock Artista "SL03"

#4 - My So Called Scarf - STR Heavyweight "Sherbert"

#5 - Hermione's Cable & Bobble Mittens - Cascade 220 "Midnight Blue"

#6 - Ravenclaw Third Year Scarf - Lion Brand Wool-Ease "Navy" & "Grey Heather"

#7 - Moss Grid Hand Towel - Bernat Handicrafter Cotton "Key Lime Pie"

#8 - Summer of Lace Love Socks - STR Lightweight " Flower Power"

#9 - Lenore Socks - STR Lightweight "Lenore"

#10 - Lotus Blossum Tank - SWTC Bamboo "Electric Blue"

Monday, December 03, 2007

Fly Away

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sock-it-to-me Sunday



Pattern: “Priscilla’s Dream Socks” from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight “In the Navy”
Needles: US Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Saturday Sky


Hillsboro, Oregon

Friday, November 30, 2007

What color is your soul painted?

What color is your soul painted?

Grey

Your soul is painted the color grey, which embodies the characteristics of elegance, humility, respect, reverence, stability, subtlety, wisdom, strong emotions, balance, and cancellation. Grey falls under the element of Water, and symbolizes the moon, tide, ebb and flow.

Personality Test Results

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sock-it-to-me Sunday



Pattern: “Priscilla’s Dream Socks” from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight “In the Navy”
Needles: US Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday Sky and more



Cold and dreary in Hillsboro...

I saw this one on my Knitters' Coffee Swap III pal's blog (Knit one Insane 2) and couldn't resist. She is up in Canada and dyes some of the most amazing yarn I have seen. I was fortunate enough to receive some of her work in the coffee swap. Go buy some of her yarn at her Etsy site Faery Fiber. You know you want to.



Friday, November 23, 2007

Of Socks and Swaps



Socks from the Sock Sale at Fred Meyers in Hillsboro

Many socks were bought at the sock sale. The Chief had gotten up very early to hit the sales at Target and Lowes and the people in line were talking about the sock sale. The only ones here that didn't need any new socks were Nicholas and me. Nicholas and I had great fun at Craft Warehouse and Joanns. There were so many people at Joanns that lil Nicholas had to walk instead of riding in a cart. Then the line to check out went from the front of the store all the way to the back. It was crazy. But the little one was very good and stayed next to me the whole time.


PRGE III - From the land down under came the second package for the Punk Rock Gift Exchange. First there is the really large bag with the flag of Australia on it, some soft sparkle yarn that will be great in a scarf mixed with some other yarn that I have. There is a package of key chains with what looks like miniature copies of Australian money plus a package with 3 flowery candles. And lastly, the small ball with the pirate that glows. Nathan will love that since he has taken a liking to Pirates lately. Thank you Leeanne!!!

Knitters' Coffee Swap III - This fabulous package arrived from Tammy of Knit one, Insane 2 and came all the way from Canada. Check out all the yarn - 6 balls of Sirdar Luxury Soft Cotton and some of her hand-dyed yarn that is 100% Australian Merino. The yarn is sport weight and is in the "Chaos" colorway. I am sure that I can find something really nice to knit up with this yarn. Plus I get to try some Canadian coffee. Two bags from Cupper's Coffee & Tea which is Alberta's very own micro roaster and came with rave reviews from Tammy. Sadly, they only ship to Canada. The Lindor chocolates and the Smarties were quickly eaten, but I am taking my time with the chocolate covered coffee beans.

Faery Fiber yarn

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!



Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Nicholas!!!


Nicholas Benjamin
18 November 2005
Norfolk, Virginia

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday Sky



from Every Husband's Nightmare Bazaar in Hillsboro, Oregon


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wordless Wednesday


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sock-it-to-me Sunday



Pattern: "Priscilla's Dream Socks" from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight "In the Navy"
Needles: US Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Saturday Sky



Hillsboro, Oregon