Wednesday, February 21, 2007

L@@K at this!

My mom made this beautiful scarf for me. It's a crochet pattern and it looks great on me!
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What Can you Finish?

Here are some of the items that I worked on during my long drive to FL and back. Thanks to my DH who drove most of the way, I was able to complete many of the above. I also started my sweater (more on that later). What will I do with all these!!??

How much can you knit on a trip to Florida?

Stay tuned for the results. OUCH my hands hurt!

Friday, February 16, 2007

What a long strange trip its been.....

So those of you who know me, know that I've had our trip to Florida planned for many many months to attend the infamous Daytona 500~! Unfortunately mother nature played a wicked role in our travel plans this year and our flight was cancelled on Wednesday. More unfortunately was the fact that every flight out of every Washington DC airport to every airport in Florida was booked up until Saturday. Guess what?
We're driving to Florida!

Here's what we started out with Wed morning. Ice, snow, sleet and cold.

Here we are later... Welcome to North Carolina - Green grass, green trees and warmer weather.

So anybody who has driven south on the 95 knows the highlight is Pedro. Pedro is the icon of the drive down 95. South of the Border (this is where the border of South Carolina is) is a milestone on the drive.

There are mucho billboards alerting you to the exact mileage to get to South of the Border. It is a countdown of sorts.

Here we are! Restaurants, Hotels and Hot Tamales OH MY!

I don't have pictures of us arriving in Georgia or Florida. I was doing some driving then while DH was sleeping. But then I had to break out the light for some nighttime knitting.

This thing worked great. Not a bother to DH or otherwise. I got a bunch of knitting done. It sits on your ear! Check it out.
That's all for now! Tomorrow we attend the Busch race!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Stash...

So some of you may think that this really can't constitue a stash considering that I don't really have that much yarn. I've been diligent in my quest to not buy more than I can realistically use. So far I've been doing pretty well. Some of the yarn I have has been gifts so that really doesn't count.
Drawer One: In the picture below is actually some needlepoint yarn that was given to my by DH grandmother. It's 100% wool and I was thinking that I could felt a bowl for her. I just have not gotten to it yet. I will though soon. Below you also see the only 2 skeins of koigu that I own. That was a gift as well from my friend Susan. There's a few things of sock yarn here too. That's one of the things on the list for 2007. Socks. I must make myself a pair of stinking socks.

Drawer Two: Here on the left is the yarn for my sweater that I'm going to try to make for myself. It was on the cover of the Creative Knitting Magazine. I talked about it on my blog here. Also, for those of you following my blog, the purple yearn on the right toward the back is the yarn from that blanket that my mother made me frog. Really, it was the right thing to do.

Drawer Three:

Two cases of needles on the left. Also on the right in the bin is all my circular needles. Addi Turbos in one section and all others in the other section. I keep all the packages so they fit neatly in there.
You may have noticed that there were no Sugar n Cream in any of those drawers. That's because they have their own home outside of the cabinet. There's too much (especially my sister Linda bought me a bunch for christmas.
So that's all I got (for now). Impressed??!!

WIP - Capelet

I started this on Tuesday. It's going to be a small capelet. I saw a friend wearing one and I thought, I could so make that. I'm going to sit down and finish it up today after I finish up putting all my stuff away back in my craft cabinet.

So remember when I bought this ? The door was broken and I've been waiting for a proper replacement since last year! Well.... long story short, they had to replace the entire thing so it was a proper time for me to reorganize all my crafts and yarn and things. Wasn't my DH scared when I had emptied it all and he saw everything that I so neatly 'hid'.