Friday, July 29, 2005

TGIF

knitting and other odd thoughts

As I sit here bored as can be
I check my email hoping to see
Some amusing note from someone afar.
I wonder where all the chatters are

Then I decide to write a note of my own
I know my poetry will make you all groan
So here we go off on a spree
Aren’t you glad that laughing is free?

Knit one purl too, round and round on the sock
I try to keep my eyes off the clock
The eyelids grow heavy and start to close
My head is drooping till my desk meets my nose

Oh my oh me as the day lingers on
I shuffle my feet and stifle a yawn
Soon the time will come and I’ll be on my way
Home for the weekend, thank God it’s FRIDAY!!!

Psalm 139
O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

pitiful poetry

knitting and other odd thoughts

I look at all my projects currently in progress
And the progression of the progress seems to regress
So to my pondering pitiful poetry I do digress
To find the perpetual priority to redress
The things that possibly I can address
So to prompt the progression of my progress

Ribbit

knitting and other odd thoughts

Good morning. The bookmark has been frogged. I finished all of the rounds, crocheted off for the loops, got all the way to where it was supposed to be finished and had 6 stitches left. I fumed and counted and fumed some more. Looked at it, contemplated it, then went to bed. This morning, I decided to work it out mathematically as I was SURE the PATTERN was wrong…could NOT be me…but then it came out mathematically correct. Then it dawned on me……”-Chain 7, slip stitch into next 3 stitches- ten times” said the pattern….and I had not done the slip stitch at the end of the tenth time. I thought about tinking, but with all of those bunches of stitches, I knew it would never look right if I even ever got it back on the needles (it took 30 minutes to tink and redo 10 stitches when I had dropped a stitch very early in the crochet off round). So to the frog pond it went. It is now rolled back up awaiting another try.

Psa 138:8 You will do everything You have promised; Lord, Your love is eternal. Complete the work that You have begun.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Lace Bookmark

knitting and other odd thoughts

Good morning. I started that lace bookmark yesterday and have done 8 rounds. It is fairly easy. It is the first time I have worked on anything with size 0 needles. I should be done with the rounds today if I get some good knitting time.

Last night there was a knitting meet up in Denton I would have loved to go to, but did not get the email till this morning about it.

Psa 135:1 -3: Praise the Lord! Praise His name, you servants of the Lord, who stand in the Lord's house, in the Temple of our God. Praise the Lord, because He is good; sing praises to His name, because He is kind.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

It was a good weekend.

knitting and other odd thoughts

Good morning. My Saturday was filled with cleaning up our house. We had allowed some things to stack up. My craft room now has another stack of mostly knitting magazines that I need to sort thru and put somewhere. That room is at saturation point, so before I can put anything more in there, I have to organize it. Sounds like a good winter evening project.

Sunday, we had planned to have a nice quiet afternoon at home with a leisurely grilled dinner. However, at church, we met a family from Cyprus (not the one in California, but near Greece). They are full time pastors there and were here on vacation. They will not be able to stay long enough for convention this year since they are going to be ministering at a family camp in Poland. We spent some time with them and went to lunch with them. It was close to 4:00 when we got home. We really enjoyed the lunch since both of us have been to other countries and it was interesting to see what God was doing in another country. It always amazes me to hear about the revivals that are going on in other countries. We hope to one day be able to travel to other places and see it in person.

Monday I frogged the new hat I had started, it was coming out too stiff. I was using 2 strands of yarn to make it thicker, but the one strand (I think it is Lambs Pride) was causing it to be stiff. I plan to start it again with some different yarn. I tried to start the bookmark, only to discover that the needles I had with me that day were too big for the yarn I want to use. So not much in the way of knitting to report.

I am actually going thru a reading phase. The interesting thing is I seem to be re-reading all of the old favorites from my favorite author, Grace Livingston Hill. My DH is amazed that I can re-read these books, some many times. They are fascinating since they are set in the first half of the 1900’s and the truths they portray do not go out of date. It is kinda hard to knit and read at the same time.

Last night I received my Creative Knitting magazine (http://www.creativeknittingmagazine.com/index.php) in the mail. There are a lot of really neat projects in there. I need to go thru it again with an eye on the stash. Then I need to finish a few things first and then treat myself to a new project.

Enough for now.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Friday, July 22, 2005

Today's knitting news

Good morning all. I have set aside my sock for the time being, since the bamboo needles are getting “sloppy” and somewhat blunt on the end. I am going to try to use some fine grit sandpaper on them to see if that helps. I am only a couple of rows from being ready to decrease for the toes. In my knitting bag for today, I have yarn for 2 more hats and to make that doily book mark (http://www.artfulstitches.ca/bookmarks/spiralbookmark.html). I will probably opt for the bookmark. “August 1-7th is a special week set aside where crafters all over the world choose their favorite charity and they focus their efforts to making things that week for this charity. It's simple and fun and will help so many people in need! This is a 'charity crafting week' that was created by Bev's Country Cottage and it is not an Official Worldwide Celebration or anything, wouldn't that be nice?! :-) It's just a week where all crafters can work on helping others. Please let your crafting groups, online crafting groups and so forth know about this, and let's spread the good word!” The charity knitting week is also our convention week so I will not know till the week gets here if I am going to be really busy or really bored. Since I like to knit hats, I definitely want to participate, but it may not be on the exact days designated.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

knitting and other odd thoughts

knitting and other odd thoughts

We had our health screening today. Even though I could stand to loose a few pounds (about 40) over all things were good. My cholesterol dropped 31 points since 3 years ago and my glucose had dropped 10. I think it is a good start and I hope to make more progress before the screening is done next year.

Finished Object



Good morning. I finally took pictures of the hat I made. Chevy-cat had to get into it, so I finally gave in and took a picture of him with it. The hat is ribbed, starting with a k2p2 rib and tapering to a k2p1 rib. It should stretch to fit a kid of any size. The second picture shows the spiral top. It is made with lambs pride bulky on size 5 needles.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Another thing about me, I enjoy writing poetry. You will probably see some of it here.

In the beginning....

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I finally did it. I have created a blog. Most of the stuff here will be about knitting since that is my current main interest. So, here is the list of what I am working on.

WIP: Fuzzy mindless scarf
Sweater from bulky yarn
Lace table cloth
Fabric purse
Sock
Purse for felting
Wool shawl
Sweater (too big)
My dad’s boonie hat (top needs frogging)
Baby blanket (has been WIP for 5+ years)
Baby sweater (only needs seaming and buttons)
Baby cardigan (only needs seaming and border)
Striped sweater
Small purse (just needs felted)
Need to start soon: SIL shawl (I have the yarn and pattern, could whip up in a week)
My fancy shawl (need to wind the yarn into balls)
Something for DH

Recently finished: 1 hat, letter T (small coaster made from cotton ease)

As of July 20, 2005