Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lost Treasure

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We took our stimulus check and purchased an attic fan to conserve air conditioning usage. The DH installed the fan this weekend. Caused me to cringe a bit given his history with saws. (refer to Jan 2008 post for reference if needed)
Due to fuel prices and medical issues we are not taking a vacation this year. So we decided to invest our money in the pool. Little did we realize when the pool would make its' long awaited debut that it would be a lovely shade of algae green/black. Meaning? Draining the pool. It has been drained, scrubbed and refilled. We have not had this problem in the past. Although a few years ago the pool split down the side and flooded our entire basement/rec room. This happened 2 days before our scheduled vacation to the beach in 90+ degrees with humidity. Not pretty. The insurance took 1 week to come out and assess the damage. We were told not to move a thing. All well and good if it wasn't hot and humid. The smell was horrible and the insurance company had to pay 3 times as much for the damage because they told us to wait. Ah, well. On to more important things i.e. yarn.

Just so happens that I was surfing the net la la la la. I found my mouse cursor on Blue Moon. Lo and behold look what jumped into my cart!
The pink and purple is already cast on and is for the youngest DD a pair of socks.

Next thing I knew the mouse clicked and added these 2 skeins. I'm not so sure about the Thistle on the right. Not quite my color and the picture didn't show this to be bright (monitor thing I'm sure). But I'll find a use for it.
I'm making all of my Christmas gifts this year and I have come to a great conclusion about my yarn purchases. Here goes:
Knitter buys yarn.
Wrapped yarn package arrives in mailbox (which knitter is stalking).
Knitter gleefully unwraps package and said knitter feels as if Christmas has arrived.
Knitter knits the yarn into beautiful Christmas gifts for loved ones.
Loved Ones opens gifts on Christmas Day and admires with ooohhs and ahhhhs.
Knitter smiles and feels that Christmas feeling all over again.

While trying to find a new place to hide the stash. (I'm running out of room here). I happened to spot this suitcase sitting in the corner of the living room. My living room is in country decor.
Oh goody, an unused stash holder. I grabbed it, ready to open and stash my new yarn. Look what was inside! More STR (so that's where the pink granite color was hiding), lace weight and my miniature teddy bears that I made. This is like finding lost treasure. Maybe I need to make a treasure map for my stash.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lil' Miss Teapot

I apologize for not posting. It's May and with an active teen, it's a busy month.

Little Miss Teapot received a new sweater. She is very happy and was pleased to get her picture taken on the antique cookstove. I used a skein of dk weight superwash that I dyed just for her spring sweater.
I proudly showed the daughter Lil' Miss Teapot's sweater and she promptly said, "lil miss teapot is chubby. But the sweater is nice."
I reminded her that Lil' Miss Teapot provides a lot of hot tea for her and she shouldn't say unkind things to Lil' Miss Teapot........LOL
The daughter is heading to the prom.
The picture doesn't do justice to the color of the dress. It is a creamy, soft yellow with a net overlay. The overlay fabric has glitter throughout. A friend
loaned the black gloves and rhinstone jewelry.

She has thick, waist length hair and every hairdresser we meet cringes when we ask if they will do an updo. So this year she did it herself. She did a great job and all her friends thought she had it professionally done. She has little rhinestone clips sprinkled throughout the top.
She had a wonderful time at the prom and the after-prom.
Oh.... to be young again.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Friday, May 02, 2008