Wednesday, October 27, 2010

life goes on..knitting, remodeling etc.

I've been knitting on a hat for my grandson. it's the pattern Checkerboard mesa from Patternfish. It's an easy repeat. This is worked Fair isle with stranded yarns. I haven't done it in a long time so I have to be careful of my tension.
But it's quick to work. I've done most of it in 2 evenings. I hope to finish it this week so he'll have it. We're supposed to get cooler weather for next week. Then I need to get started on some sweaters for him. I usually try to do 2 or 3 every year for him. thankfully he's a cold type of kid and loves to wear sweaters and hats. It makes a gramma happy if they wear the stuff you make. He loved one of the first big boy sweaters that I made for him so much that his mom had to pry it off of him to wash it. he wore it every day.

Finally got the living room painted. It's a pretty color called Irish Coffee. The electric is re-wired to the ceiling, outlets and switches. we still need to put the ceiling fan back up. there's still a lot of work to do. Moulding at the top, paint the woodwork, carpet and then finally re-furnish. but it's looking more live-able. I can see the light far far away at the end of the tunnel.

Got my flu shot on Monday and my arm is still sore. I hate that the muscle gets so sore and you feel like you can't use your arm. it wakes you up in the nite when you roll on it. carrying laundry and bathing the dog doesn't help it much.
Halloween parade here in town tonite. It will go right past my oldest DD's house so we plan to go sit with my grandson and family to watch. I better go get supper going so we're ready in time.
til next time.. keep knitting


Sunday, October 17, 2010

What a great weekend! and a freebie for you

I've had a lovely weekend. On Saturday, I spent the day with my youngest daughter, Caiti, while Hubby and oldest son were hunting. We went to visit my 2nd son and spent about 2 hours visitnig and sharing lunch with him. then we went for lunch ourselves at Friendly's. That's one of our favorite restaurants but my hubby doesn't like to eat there so we only go when it's "just us girls". Then we spent some time at Bath andBody.

Smelling all the wonderful scents and trying to choose which we should buy. I got the Forever Sunshine and Twilight woods. She bought Dark Kiss. They also had hand sanitizers and candles on sale. it's so hard to pick just one.

I got a Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candle

that I'm enjoying even as I type this. Then we went home and played Mario on the Wii for awhile. Finishing up the night watching the Phillies baseball game. unfortunately they lost :( This morning, we went to church and then out for lunch at Perkin's as a family. Hubby, me, oldest son, his lady and her son and my youngest daughter. After that we spent some time at my older daughter's house with her and my grandson. When I had to come home to get some work done, she and hubby stayed to watch football.

I quick crocheted an autumn scarf for her to take back to college when she leaves this evening. I think she'll be surprised and like it. I hope you all do too! here's a freebie for all of you. please leave a comment or link up as a follower.
By Dee Wagner LamsieDee Designs

Materials: crochet hook size N (10mm)
Lion Brand Homespun yarn (I used color 381 Barley)
Approximately 2 oz Ribbon style flag novelty yarn (this can be any novelty yarn)

Stitches used: slip stitch, chain, single crochet, double crochet

Instructions: Holding both yarns together, ch 80, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, ch1, skip next ch, *dc in next 2 ch, ch1, skip next ch* repeat to end of beginning chain. Do not turn. Ch1, sc in each dc and space around, working 4sc in side of the stitch at the end of row and continue around the other side of the scarf. Working in the other side of the beginning ch. When you get back to the beginning ch 1, join with sl st and end off. Weave in ends. You can add fringe if you choose.

Copywrite LamsieDee Designs October 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Columbus Day

today's Columbus holiday was good. I'm a state worker so it's a paid day off and that makes it even better! I've had a busy day. started off with the electric inspector at 9:30...we didn't pass again just because there was a little screw that was sposed to be laying in the bottem of the breaker box ready to reattach the power and somewhere along the got lost. so she has to come back again tomorrow. hopefully we'll pass as this is her 4th trip back here. then the power company will turn off the power, switch the meter and turn on again. then we can rewire. so's not nearly done. then I found that my puter died sometime in the night and had to pull the plug and put another here to use in the meantime til my oldest son can work his magic and fix it again. so I paid some bills and played with this computer to get it working properly.
then we worked on the inside wiring for a while. can't get the one wire to go back thru the hole that the old one came out of (of course).
had the dog to the vet this evening . she's healthy and we're trying a different diet for her skin and fur. she was very good. tho she sat on my lap and low growled at the other dogs in the waiting room.
I did get another sock done for my little sock project last nite while we watched the Phillies game. I hope to get 25 done for an advent line. I now have 6 so I better get knitting. I just need more ball games to watch! the Phillies swept the Reds in 3 games and now they wait to see who they play next. go phillies!
til next time...keep knitting

Monday, October 04, 2010

cold, wet and cell phone cozies pattern link included!

It's a cold wet rainy day. I'm already missing summer and my pool! these are great days to work on knitting. last nite when my DD Caiti was here I gave her the little phone cosy that I made from this pattern
this is the pattern's picture, not mine, as DD grabbed it before I ever got to take a picture! I was showing her how nicely it would fit the phone since we have the same model and she says " wow, can I keep it?" do you today, I'm starting another. I used sock yarn and it doesn't take much so you can use leftovers. I was thinking on the way to work that I could just use any sock pattern that had 48 sts. so I may make up a few more in different patterns. I actually need to make 2 for me. I want one to protect my ipod too so it's not bumping around the bottem of my tote bag.
the living room is bare and echoes when we talk. DH took all the things off the walls so I guess we'll be ready to paint later this week. gotta go make supper.
til next time..keep knitting.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

remodeling the living room

threw out the furniture, pulled up the carpet, cleaned up the dirt..ready to mop, paint, refurnish then relax..yep re doing the living room. right now there's nothing in it, even threw out the curtains and end tables. I just wish it was so easy to put it all back together.
I'm knitting a phone cosy and finished the Wolcott hat. had to pull out the brim edge 5 times. not sure if it's me or the pattern? I'll post a pic once I put the buttons on it.
til next time keep knitting