Sunday, September 09, 2007

It's Been Forever

I'm back. I gave up on blogging when I got discouraged trying to post photos. No matter what I tried I could not post more than one, and it never ended up where I wanted it to. A problem with my age? Who knows.

I've joined Ravelry and linked my profile there to this blog. I think it would be nice if my blog represented today rather than February 07, don't you? So, I'll try again.

I noticed today when I was viewing Zimmermaniacs that once we get the hang of the BSJ and how it turns into a sweater, we place our stripes where we want them. The first sweater is truly a surprise though. I've made two Baby Surprise and one of the earlier version that was a wrap. Now I've found the Machine Knitting version in MacKnit and am going to attempt it. I've not posted my Zimmerman sweaters, which also include a saddle shoulder for Z who was 5 at the time, but suppose I would do that too. One would think that being retired that I would have lots of time for this stuff.......................

Ask anyone who is retired about what goes on in their day. I've started to use a day book again to attempt to get back some of the hours that I seem to be losing along the way.

I notice that on Tuesday I have plans to take Z for his first cub scout uniform.
This scouting thing is getting DD into remembrance mode. Apparently she has 'scouted' around in her storage boxes and found her GS badges and some have yet to be sewed on and I guess some that are on need attention. Let me put that in my day book!

I'm working on the last few rows of a 3-6 month babe sweater for DD's neighbor who is due to deliver on the 21st. I've already turned over a BSJ which grandaughter A has excitedly given already, much to the surprise of her mom. DD did a short stint of babysitting for a neighbor child. In that A seems to think that Jake is her 'brother', she is somewhat put out by the fact that Grammie is knitting for a yet to be borned babe and has not yet knit a sweater for Jake. Day book again!

enuf, and no photo attempts

Thursday, February 15, 2007

pool party


pool party
Originally uploaded by smoorect.

Don'cha just love these high speed camera's where you can catch the water in mid air?

pool party


pool party
Originally uploaded by smoorect.

It took a few minutes to get used to being in the water, but then this grandchild was in her glory.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

My feet

Blogger and I are having issues. I wanted this photo to be in yesterday's post, but alas I am not apparently up to the task. The learning curve for getting photos and words on the same page here is above me. I can knit socks, I can knit lace, I can run a home and raise a family, but I cannot get my blog photos to land where I want! Oh well!
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Walkin version 2006


It seems that it's getting more and more difficult getting these two to pose for their 'annual' Walkin photo. This fall Zachary was in some strange kind of mood. He wanted to stoop like an old man.

Knitting in my sleep

I spent a good deal of time last night and this morning machine knitting. Would be great except the machine is in the box and I was in bed.
I don't know if I don't sleep because my mind is so busy, or my mind is keeping me busy when I can't sleep.
What was on my mind this particular time was the question - how do I do the Tuck stitch on the Brother 350 manual machine? Do you have nights like that, times when you just want to 'go at it' and maybe then you would be able to sleep? I know that if I had a craft room that was away from the bedroom I would have been giving it a go instead of just thinking.
Tonight's problem may be the same, considering the machine is still packed away. I have hand knitting to finish and cannot tempt myself. I guess I should get movin on the hand projects so I can solve that problem.

Monday, January 22, 2007

It's just been One of Those Days

Today should have been a great day. It all began quite normally. I woke early, the dawg had taken over my share of the bottom of the bed, and, knowing that it would be a losing battle to try to get her to move - I left.
The coffee perked and didn't spill over the counter. It was not raining. I found the PIN for my debit card. Things were definately looking towards a good day.
The phone rang. It seems that our grandcat died during the night. Well, that sure is not the kind of news you want to hear early in the morning or at all for that matter. This was totally unexpected, he hadn't been sick, he was only three, yadayada. He was just there in the living room for the babes to find, stiff!
Any other problems today were pale by comparison. I had been working on the latest sweater project for our grandaughter, but put that aside when I took my coffee out to the patio. I had my Morehouse Farms merino sock. Opps! is that a free and easy stitch just hanging there about fifteen rows back? Sure nuff it was. Tore that back and picked up the stitches and then it was off for a haircut.
I managed to get out and back without any further problems. Back to the patio, back to the sock. I commented to himself when I got back to where I had discovered the stitch only to discover that I had added a stitch..............you guessed it, about fifteen rows back. Being the anal person I am, I could not be content with a simple knit two together so - it was back to the frog pond. Said sock project is having a time out right now and I am back to working on the sweater.
Notes on the sweater. I didn't trust the pattern directions on the sleeve decreases so did my own thing - had to take out about six inches of that baby too! But that was yesterday.
Guess what, it's raining...........

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Walkin ver 2004

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Perhaps It's Time

Perhaps it's time to get down to the business of blogging for real. A look back to my earliest posts shows that I tried, and gave up!

As I wander round the net, reading other's blogs, I think of what I want to share. I think, wouldn't it be great if I could post a photo of this, or that? Shouldn't I be linking to my blog when I post a comment?

So, here goes, again!